Yet another post on Page Rank and traffic rank. If you're new to the blogging website ranking, first visit Wikipedia to get the description of Page Rank and learn more about the birth of the word. I've also written a few other blogging articles below that you might find resourceful while working on your page rank for Google search:
Google Page Rank Part I - Google Page Rank 1, 2, 3 What Does it Mean?
Google Page Rank Part II - Requirements for Higher Page Rank
Google Page Rank Part III - What is No Page Rank, Not Searchable Blog?
Google Page Rank Part IV- Predict Your Page Rank - Not Google Page Rank
Having a blog is fun, but it isn't so much fun if your blog doesn't have traffic. Behind the scenes of owning a blog there is tremendous work. Not only much time is spent on selecting and researching but also there's the stress of how to promote the blog. Driving traffic to your site is a challenging task for a blogger. I am not talking about paid traffic, but genuine, organic web search from your audience.
One of the best things you can do for your blog is to list the url on a directory. Website directories are like the map of the internet, and just like maps, there are many different kinds and brands. The key is to find which will draw the most benefit with the least cost to you. So let's put things in perspective, Google has dominated as the top search engine from other searches, so if you're not taking advantage of their free web crawler or URL submission, it's really a waste.
"Overall, nearly 17 billion explicit core searches were conducted over the month of February, with Google Sites again ranking first at 10.8 billion. Over that same time, Microsoft registered 3.6 billion searches, followed by Yahoo at 2 billion, Ask Network at 273 million and AOL at 145 million. That same month, 64 percent of searches carried organic search results from Google, an 0.2 percent rise from the polls last release. Up next was Bing, which carried out 32.8 percent of all such searches."
Quote from: http://www.latinpost.com/
10 Free Web Directories for Blog or Websites Listings:
1 - Google
2 - Youtube
3 - Facebook about and Facebook Fan page
4 - Bing / Yahoo
5 - Twitter
6 - Blog Catalog
7 - BlogTopSite
8 - Blogarama
9 - Blogville
I have read many articles regarding tips to promote your blog on different blog directories. The list is long, but there might only be a very few important blog directories that are relative to your blog theme or niche. You will need to do some due diligence to weed out the ones that are not relevant. I am still learning what works for my blog. By the way, if you have had good experiences or know of a FREE quality blog directory please comment below. I would love to hear how you've risen to stardom. :-) Thanks for reading my article.
Update article Dec 4th, 2016