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Blog Top Lists: A Free, Easy Way to be Seen

April 21, 2007

I hate to say it, but I think I’m in love with blog top lists. I just can’t get enough of them! When I find a new one that I think might pull me in at least one new visitor throughout the week, I just have to sign Super Blogging up for it. I’m sure you can see that by all my buttons on the sidebar. So anyway, what’s a blog top list, and what can it do for YOU?

What is a blog top list?

A blog top list is, first of all, a great way to get a little bit of new traffic, and also a way to show how ”up there” your blog is on the charts. Some blog top lists score you by the amount of visitors to your blog, and some score you by the amount of visitors and they give you a vote button to place on your blog, where the more people vote, the higher your score is.

Here is an example of a blog top list. As you see, the blogs listed are numbered in order. The “best” ones are the top. What you’re aiming for, when signing up for the top list, is to be one of those at the top. Of course, I’ve never been right up there at the top, but I’ve still pulled in traffic from people viewing the list and clicking my link.

Why should I enter my blog in a top list?

First of all, it’s a win-win situation! You might say, “Ick, I don’t want all of those buttons clogging the sidebar of my blog.” But you know what? I really don’t mind. If the top lists bring me traffic, and people vote for me, it’s all good. But that’s only one way I win. Since I’m also running a blogging and making money online blog, anyone is interested in this topic might also be interested in the top lists – and there the buttons are, if you’re interested (which you might be, since you’re reading this).

What top lists do you recommend?

I recommend all top lists you can get your hands on. The more that link to you, the better! Of course, I think it’s going a bit far if you have over a hundred buttons in the sidebar from your top lists that all squeal, “Vote for me!” That’s a little much. ;)

But I recommend all of the ones in my sidebar. BlogTopList is a fantastic one. It’s in my favorite two or three. But I really, really love BlogSkinny. It displays the top 20 sites on its homepage (yes, I have been in the top 20!), and it gives you a daily traffic report through email. It’s not a true blue top list – it doesn’t have a chart with ALL of the blogs listed. But it does list the top 20 right on the homepage, which is great, and it also advertises random ones on the site too.

TopBlogArea has a nice layout and is pleasing to the eye, which makes it nice. BlogCatalog is a good one, as well. Like I said, sign up for as many top lists as you can, or as many that are right for you. Also, if you can find a top list that’s specific to the category of your blog, those are great!

Summary / Leaving Note

Basically, enter your blog in top lists. They get you free traffic and link to your blog, and a nice little button to put up on your blog’s sidebar (I’d definitely feel empty without all my buttons). :P So sign up for all the top lists you can, general ones, ones with dozens of categories, and even ones that are specifically related to your blog’s subject. I hope you have as much luck with top lists as I have!

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5 Responses to “Blog Top Lists: A Free, Easy Way to be Seen”

  1. Mike Olbinski on July 12th, 2007 1:20 pm

    Hmm, trying to follow links in this post and they are all broken.

    What’s going on?

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    Hi, thanks for your valuable information and it is useful for me as well especially i’m just started blogging.

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