Tuesday, 13 November 2007

3 Free Tools to Promote Your Blog

Taking your blog off the ground can be a daunting task. There are hundreds of blogs around and everyone seems to be flocking to a handful. Before you delete your blogger account and move on to do some other great things in life, try the following free tools:


Despite its technically sounding name, technorati is a fast and easy way to add your blog. Once you have added your blog, the chances it will be noticed are much higher. Just to give you an idea of the its scale, technocrati boasts of currently tracking 112 million blogs and over 250 million pieces of tagged social media.

In addition to this promotional service, technorati is literally buzzing with blogging activity. There are hundreds of bloggers keen to share and exchange their experience and ... links.


Zimbio is different from technorati. It has a more relaxed and less geeky feel to it. The best feature of Zimbio are wikizines - interactive magazines that anyone can create or edit - with coverage of current events, cultural reference points, and niche areas of interest. What is amazing about wikizines is the speed with which they are disseminated across the net. Google pulled-out mine in just seconds after it got published.


Last but not least is the blogshowoff. It´s a nice little tool that makes you smile because of its simplicity. Blogshowoff works in the following way: first, you select the category that fits your blog; second, click on a couple of links listed in that category; third, post your blog. Once you have posted, your blog will appear at the top of the page. The oldest blog will be pushed out from the page. Nice, you get a chance to sit at the top until your are pushed out as new blogs are added. By the way, you can always come back and post your blog again. Clever!

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