For the last several months I, and several others, have been developing what we consider to be a Blog Directory That Matters. It is called EatonWeb. And submissions are free;-)
In our view, the reason that directory submission has fallen so out of favor among SEO types is simple: too many directories are just sophisticated link farms and the links don’t carry much, if any, value. Most directories don’t exist for any other reason than to pass link juice and collect submission fees.
Our goal with EatonWeb was to make a directory that provided valuable information to the blog owner as well as blog buyers and blog advertisers.
To meet this goal we sat down and came up with a list of over 20 factors that we believe are indicators of blog quality. Then we went about creating an algorithm to measure these qualities and determine a blog’s strength. But we didn’t stop there.
In our view, a blog’s strength is not its only virtue. We also set out to measure a blog’s dynamic momentum over time. Healthy blogs should either maintain or grow their measured strength over time.
The cool thing about EatonWeb is that it organizes blog categories by strength and momentum. This is great information to have on several levels. For one, it provides blog owners with weekly feedback on their blog’s progress, and allows a blog owner to set concrete goals. Additionally, it gives blog buyers, sellers and advertisers detailed information to help evaluate the overall value of a blog.
By separating out strength and momentum, EatonWeb also provides the “little guy” a chance to stand out in the Momentum section of the directory. Whereas it might be difficult to compete on the level of pure strength, the little guy has more room for growth.
The good news is that we’re not done with EatonWeb. We’re going to work daily to improve our measurements and add new features designed to help bloggers and SEOers acquire valuable information and valuable links.
So what are you waiting for? Submit your blog to EatonWeb today!
Pssssssssssss … in case you had any doubts about the SEO strength of EatonWeb, do a Google search for College Startup (my other blog) and look at the fifth listing down. Better yet, do a search on Jack of All Blogs and look at the second full listing. Impressive, eh? Still wondering if you should submit?