I finally decided to add a Blog Directory. Because the site support multiple categories
for one entry, I'm able to create a one level model
thus creating more value(ranking) to those who browse the Blog Directory. Your blog won't be hidden deep into the directory that way. I have 150+ categories for now. I think it should be more than enough for now.
So, because I'm starting, I went these choices:
- $2,50USD/year with a reciprocal link on the main page
- $3,50USD/year without a reciprocal link
This is the price for now and I added a few since then. I may rise it in the near future.
But why charging?
By charging a small amount, this will keep out blogs that are not updated anymore or often. A person will pay if he or she is serious about the blog. Less blogs will also mean more visibility. Also, if a visitor don't find a file, they may start to look at blogs to visit and bring in traffic.
The blog won't appear right away. I will check the blog myself because I will approve it first. I will check if the reciprocal link is there and if I have been paid(PayPal).
Features: Reviews, rating ...
Because a user can do a review and rate a file, the same can be done to a blog. That's something other directories don't necessary have. Also, you can add a screenshot of your blog and see number of views it had.
How to add a blog and what fields to enter
Once login, click Add Listing
You will see box like this:
will show Audio.
Now, pick the category Blog Directories
from the list of choices. You can't add Blog Directories
. This is reserved for me and will be used if you want to be featured.
Click on Select
and you will see all the blog categories.
Once the category(Money
) is selected, you can click on Add this category
Repeat the process for each categories
Once finished , click on Continue to Next Step
All fields are centered around a file. But, if you look at my own blog
, you will see that I use just a few of them. This is the list of fields that I used:
- Name : McGrath Dot Ca
- URL : http://www.mcgrath.ca/
- Buy Now URL : http://www.mcgrath.ca/paid_reviews_rates
- Short Description : (80 char max.) ( I entered a simple line)
- Long Description : (2000 char max.) (I entered my About page)
- License : (I entered Blog and you must do so)
- Price : 80.00 (if you do any paid reviews)
- Homepage : http://www.mcgrath.ca/
- Screenshot : (file on my site, optional)
Note that URL
is meant to download a file only. You must still enter you homepage.
When you have entered all fields, you can click on Add Product
(bottom of form) and you will be done.
Once all finished
If you noticed in the detail page of my blog
, Other products by this publisher
, it will show my other blogs(if any) and software(MIS Info Video). So, if you have created a theme/plugin, it will be displayed.
This is only the first step and have other ideals.
Now, it's open!!!!
Keywords: 1 Cool File, Blogging, Internet, Money, Ranking, Traffic