In business, your focus is the bottom line and return on investment. If you are blogging to drive traffic to your business website, sell a product, share your perspective or industry news, you probably want to reach as many people as possible. Consider registering your blog with a blog directory.
If you are an entrepreneur and a small business business owner, you may be thinking you don’t have the time or the money (because some of these directories do charge). But there are some free directories, and I will share below three that I found. Yes, the free directories have thousands of listings and you are probably thinking, “How will anyone find me?” Well, ask yourself this question next, “Will anyone find me if I do nothing?”
When you are starting out in business and using social media, your focus should be on gaining exposure and growing your network. Of course, you want the right kind of exposure, but putting forth the effort to attempt to get exposure is better than not doing anything at all. And, sometimes you can’t just rely on the people you know to help spread the word about what you’re doing (unless they have a huge network; most people won’t do it unless they see it offering value to them). When you register with a directory, you are listed, you don’t have to do any maintenance (unless you decide to delete yourself), and you can forget about it. Let it do the work for you because you never know if someone may stumble upon what you have to offer because of their own search.
So take about 30 to 45 minutes and go visit the following and consider registering. If you don’t have the time to do it yourself, have your teenager or college student do it or hire a virtual assistant for an hour.
DMOZ.org. Advertises as an open directory maintained by volunteers.
Jayde.com. Advertises as an open directory and the internet’s largest B2B Search Engine and one of the oldest business directories)
AMillionSites.com, Advertise as a free global web directory to help bloggers gain exposure)
There are probably many more, but these are a few that I found that seemed interesting and that I wanted to share. If you have other free directories to share, please comment below.
Thanks for your time, happy blogging, and as always, let us know if you need any help.