100+ Blog Directories and RSS Sites for Promoting Your Blog

October 25, 2010

Over time, the top source of traffic for most blogs is search. The two keys to search success are great content and links. Assuming you’ve already got great content, there are many places to get links (e.g. social networking profiles, social bookmarking sites, other bloggers). But two great sources are blog directories and RSS syndication sites. Not only do they provide valuable links, they can also supply direct traffic and help build your RSS subscriber list.

To give credit where it’s due, both the TopRank Online Marketing Blog and Robin Good have provided nice lists in the past, but as changes in the blog directory world can be challenging to keep pace with, both now include dead links and directories that have significantly changed their policies (e.g. charging for inclusion).

Update April 2013: Several of the sites below (now de-linked) are no longer active. Thanks to Arvid Linde for providing an updated list of active RSS and blog directories.

So, having recently completed a submission campaign for a client, here is an updated list of blog directories and RSS syndication sites that remain active and free. The list excludes sites that were, ahem, inappropriate for most blogs, had non-operational submission forms, appeared inactive, required a fee, or had a Google Pagerank of zero.

Preparation: What You’ll Need First

Before you get started with blog directory and RSS submission, here is a list of assets you’ll need to have ready in order to make your submission work productive. Create a plain text file, using Notepad or a similar tool, with the following information compiled:

Blog name/title (e.g., Webbiquity B2B Marketing Blog)

Blog URL (e.g., http://webbiquity.com)

Feed URL (e.g., http://feeds.feedburner.com/Webbiquity)

Meta description: (usually no more than 200 characters, e.g., “Webbiquity is the fusion of SEO, search marketing, social media, reputation management, content marketing and social PR to make you or your company omnipresent on the web for your unique search phrase.”)

Alternative short description (up to 255 characters, to take advantage of the slightly higher character limit offered by many directories, and to mix things up just a bit)

Keywords (6-8 core keyword phrases for your blog, e.g., “b2b marketing blog, SEO, search engine marketing, social media, SEM, online reputation management, content marketing, social PR”)

Long description (up to 500 characters)

About the author (up to 255 characters about you)

A user name, password and email address you’ll be using for the submissions. It’s simplest to use a common name and password across all of the sites, but if you’re concerned about security, use variations. Just keep a list in case you need to go back and edit details (e.g. change your email address) in the future.

100+ Blog Directories and RSS Submission Sites

Several of these sites require registration, and some require a reciprocal link, but at last check all were still active and free.

Blloggs
PR=1

Blogarama
PR=4

Blog.com
PR=6

Blogaz
PR=4

Blogbunch blog+rss
PR=3

Blogburst
“by invitation only” (not all blogs accepted)
PR=6

Blog-collector blog+rss
PR=2

Blogs-collection
PR=3

Blog-directory
PR=5

Blogdir
PR=4
(free) registration required

Blogdirectory001
PR=5
(free) registration required

Blogexplosion
PR=5
(free) registration required

Blogfinds
PR=3

Blogfolders
PR=3

Blogged
PR=6

Bloggapedia blog+rss
PR=5
(free) registration required

Bloggernity
PR=5

Bloghub
PR=5

Bloglisting
PR=3

Bloggernow
PR=3

Blogobbler
PR=1

Blogotion
PR=4

BlogPulse blog+rss
PR=6

Blogrankings
PR=6

Blogs.com
PR=7

Blogsearch
PR=6

Blog-search
PR=3

Blogsrating
PR=3

Blogville
PR=5

Blogz
PR=5

Buzzerhut
PR=3

Feedmap blog+rss
PR=3

Feednuts blog+rss
PR=5

Feedplex blog+rss
PR=3

Flookie
PR=4

FyberSearch
PR=3

Getblogs
PR=5

Globeofblogs
PR=7

Google
PR=10

Gozoof
PR=3

Grokodile
PR=3

Icerocket
PR=7

Info-listings
PR=4

Leighrss
PR=4

Loaded Web
PR=5

LSBlogs
PR=3

Minnesota blog+rss
PR=4

Mozdex
PR=3

Mvblogs
PR=4

Ontoplist blog+rss
PR=5

Regator (not all blogs accepted)
PR=5

Roask
PR=4

SmallBusiness.com
PR=5

Spicypage
PR=3

Submitblognow
PR=4

Technorati
PR=7

Theseoking
PR=3

Topblogarea
PR=5

TruthLaidBear
PR=5

Ubdaily
PR=4

Wilsdomain
PR=3

Weblogs.com
PR=6

Webloogle
PR=3 (a bit edgy)

Webworldindex
PR=3

Zimbio blog+rss
PR=6

RSS Feed Syndication Sites

4guysfromrolla
PR=4

5z5.com
PR=4

9rules.com
PR=4

Blogdigger
PR=6

Chordata Blog+Rss
PR=4

Devasp
PR=5

Feedagg
PR=6

Feedage
PR=6

Feedcat
PR=6

Rssfeeddirectory
PR=2

Feedest
PR=4

Feedgy
PR=4

FeedListing
PR=3

Feedmailer
PR=5

Feedsee
PR=5

Feeds4all
PR=5

Feedzie
PR=4

Finance-investing
PR=5

Goldenfeed
PR=4

Guzzle
PR=4

Jordomedia
PR=5

Keegy
PR=5

Leighrss
PR=4

Metafeeder
PR=3

Millionrss
PR=5

Moneyhighstreet
PR=4

Newsnow
PR=5

NGOID News Network
PR=5

Oobdoo
PR=5

Plazoo
PR=6

Rss001
PR=4

Rssmountain
PR=5

Rssmotron
PR=4

Rsstop10
PR=5

Rubhub
PR=6

Scribnia
PR=5

Solarwarp
PR=4

Swoogle
PR=6

Syndic8
PR=5

Urlfan
PR=5

Weblogalot
PR=6

Yopod
PR=5

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35 Responses

  1. Whoa, I just saw this huge list! There are people out there charging for this kind of information and you’re giving it out for free. Thanks a million, I’ll check some of these out.


  2. Tom 

    No worries Brandon. You can “pay” me for the list by passing it along, thanks.

  3. This is the first list of directories with page ranking on it. I have seen some other list but they do not include page ranking for each sites. good work and thanks.

  4. Love it. I equate this to the same thing as cookie based advertising.
    asa.


  5. Tom 

    Not sure what you mean Asa.


  6. Jurgen 

    Thanks for sharing these blog links. Awsome!


  7. Janice 

    Blogarama.com now asks for a $1.99/year for standard listing. 2011 Jan 27.


  8. Tom 

    Thanks for the update Janice!


  9. Carol 

    Thanks so much for the list – this is the first time I have seen a list with pagerank

  10. WOW!!!!

    Thanks for the list. I really need it.

  11. This is a helpful list. Thanks a lot!!!

  12. This is a real great find…Thanks to the friends who pointed me here…

  13. Wow, this is a great list. Thanks so much for it, I’m sure it took you a while to get it together.

  14. Great list! Thanks for providing it to those of us who are new to the blogosphere!


  15. Yoni 

    Thanks for the helpful tips (and the comprehensive list as well).

  16. I’ve just submitted my (new) blog to a dozen or so of the above… I have a funny feeling I’m about to drowned in spam though! Thanks for making the list,


  17. Tom 

    Oooh, no. I highly recommend setting up a separate email account when submitting to these sites. Otherwise, yes, you will get some spam.

  18. This is a sweet list, I have submitted to some of these directories and some rejected me but others accepted my sites. Thanks.


  19. Tom 

    Hi John, thanks. I know what you’re saying. As the number of blogs has exploded, these directories have gotten more choosy in which blogs are accepted.

  20. Well, I appreciate this list a lot, however,apparently some of these directories rejected my sites.


  21. Tom 

    Hi Nadine – yes, some of the sites have gotten less friendly since I compiled the list. :-( I’d complain to the site owner.

  22. Wow! This is a cool list considering you have provided even the page ranks for these sites. I am greatly grateful to you:)

  23. thans for all this directory.!!


  24. Lakmal 

    Thank you for sharing this list

  25. Thanks for the list.

  26. Excellent info, i love your way of posting, many bloggers don’t add pagerank with lists, really helpful thanks dude.


  27. Tom 

    No problem, although due to Google devaluing, blog directories don’t have quite the benefit that they used to.


  28. mark 

    This is a helpful list. Thanks a lot!


  29. Tom 

    Thanks Mark. Not as helpful as it used to be since Google devalued these links (evil), but still somewhat useful.

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  31. Tom 

    Thanks Kevin. This world changes rapidly.

  32. Very useful list. thanks


  33. Tom 

    Is that your real name?

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