Having once been an editor at Dmoz.org it is seldom I find a directory I find worth talking about, especially with all the free directory scripts available on the Internet. At times it seems every armature web developer goes through a phase of running a directory, myself included. These directories are difficult to maintain, and most fall to the wayside quickly. Not only that, these directories all look the same, mainly because the people running them are all using the same free script.
In my opinion there are only two directories worth while and they are dir.yahoo.com, and of course dmoz.org. However, every once in a long while I come across a directory that I like and Bloghits happens to be one of them.
What is it about this directory that sets it apart from the countless blog directories on the Internet that I like?
One, no ads on the front entrance page. Wow, what a relief that is to see in an age where every blogger seems to believe that monetizing there blog is going to make them rich. But, having no ads on the entrance page is not what I really like about this site and inspired me to write this. What inspired me is the directory, and the structure of the directory, and that is really what caught my attention.
First thing I noticed, this directory is focused, and that focus is Blogs. The second thing I noticed was the categories and sub-categories. These have been well thought out with one of the most extensive sub-category listings I have seen. There is a sub-category for just about any blog you can think of.
The Bloghits directory is human edited, which in its self is not that unusual, however, these folks are on the ball and review sites in one or two days. They offer feature listings for a reasonable fee of $1.99, regular listing for free, which I assume does not link back, and free reciprocal linking with link back. I used the free reciprocal linking services, and they listed my site in one day! Heck, for 2 bucks I will probably go back and get a feature listing.
Bloghits also has a Add Category only there is no page related to that link. They do have a Contact Us page that I would use if you feel there is a need for a new category. By the quick attention and services I have experience, Bloghits would more than likely have that category up and running in no time.
Lastly, this directory is fairly new on the Internet scene and they seem to be off to a really good start in their endeavor. Listed below are some stats on Bloghits.
Trend Report For: http://www.bloghints.com
First Monitored: March 21st, 2007
Last Monitored: March 21st, 2007
Next Update: April 21st, 2007 (updated monthly)
Alexa Rank: 406,800
Incoming Google Links: 615
Incoming Yahoo Links: 6,530
Incoming MSN Links: 2,610
Incoming Alexa Links: 0
Overall Incoming Links: 9,755 (Overlap is possible - Estimated 8,483 unique links)
Outgoing Links: 219 (Ratio: 2.808% - Each Link Receives Approx. 0.008 PR)
Title: SEO Friendly Blog Directory, Blog Search Engine
Description: Submit your Blog to Blog Directory! Search blogs listed in BlogHints.com Blog Directory. Submissions are human edited and approved.
Online Since: Unknown
DMOZ Listed: No
Archive.org Listed: No
UrlTrends Cache: [Unavailable]
Lets hope Bloghits continues with there great service and Internet responsibility.
Regards. The Daily Bloglet
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