This Website Submission Guide is for Personal Weblogs

Last updated: 10 Feb. 2024

Do Not Submit an empty blog with no content.  Make some pages and write at least a dozen long form posts first.

I have omitted directories that charge a fee for submission.

This guide is for site promotion of non-commercial, personal weblogs.  For static personal homepages use my other guide here.

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Major Search Engines

There are only 4 large English language search engines that have their own crawler and index.  Google, Bing, Yandex and Mojeek.  You cannot submit to them, there is nothing for you to do. But rest assured, they will eventually find you by following links to you from other websites and then crawl your website.


Search Engines for Non-Commercial Sites

(Check to see if you are already listed.) – this is a RSS feed search engine for quality blogs and podcasts. You submit the URL of your RSS feed.


Small Search Engines

I’d never heard of these but they have “Add URL” so go ahead and submit if you want.  The idea here is to get into their indexes now while they are still trying hard to grow.  Later it might it might be harder to get in.

  1. Plumb – new to me.  Free submit so might as well.
  2. Crawlson – Ditto.
  3. Yessle – it looks like you can only submit one page.  I would submit your best evergreen, long form post.
  4. Yioop
  5. Infotiger – this may be the most important to submit to of this group.
  6. Anoox


Weblog Directories

There are a blue million blog directories old and new .  Most charge money because they are selling links to commercial blogs for SEO purposes.  Best to stay away from them.  I like these:

  1. Blogarama – They have a free submit. It takes several months before it’s reviewed but it works.  I get some good traffic from this directory.
  2. – A link back is encouraged.
  3. Blogville
  6. sites with a /now page – Submit only if your blog has a /now page.
  7. About Ideas Now – A directory of websites with /about, /ideas or /now pages.


Larger Non-Commercial Directories

(Check to see if you are already listed first.)

  1. Directory – drill down to the category that best fits your site and add URL from there. Tip: The “Personal Pages >> Weblogs” sub-category fits most non-topical personal blogs.
  2. i.webthings Directory –  human reviewed, high quality.

Link Back Directories

(These smaller directories all require a link back to them before you submit and you have to stay linked to them to remain in the directory.  See each directory for submission and linking instructions.)

Linklane –

List-Me –

Moonshot –

NerdListings –

Smooth Sailing –

Pretend Listing




  • Webring Directory – browse through the webrings, visit, and pick those that you like, seem well managed and that you qualify for and apply. Follow the webring’s rules.  Join 3 – 4.  Webrings bring traffic.



(Ye Olde Fine Print)

  • Resources listed in this guide should not be considered an endorsement.
  • I have not listed resources that charge a fee for listing, no matter how small.
  • If you know of a resource that should be included, please let me know in a comment below.  No promises though.
  • If your resource is listed and you would like it removed, please let me know in a comment.
  • Do Not use this guide for submitting static personal homepages.  I will be making a separate guide for static websites.
  • Do Not Spam these indexes. Submit once and wait to see if you are accepted or rejected.  It may take weeks
  • The directories listed are human reviewed. They each have different standards. Submitting does not guarantee inclusion.


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4 thoughts on “Website Promotion Guide for Personal Blogs

  1. might be worth a mention under “small search engines”. i don’t track traffic stats, but i search for things on it weekly and i know a few others who use it regularly too.

    • Hi Colin, I included on the static site submission guide. I left them off the blog guide after reading their submission guidelines again. They seemed to emphasize static sites. That said, I get traffic from Wiby all the time and I hold them in high regard. I’ll think this through again and might add them. Thanks for the suggestion.


      PS. I just added another blog directory just now. FYI.

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