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Register Your Legal Blog With Blog Top Sites



Blog Top Sites

This is Part 1 of a series on how to register your legal blog. (read Part 2)

If you are blogging, you probably want to increase your visitor traffic. If you’re a blawgger, you want to increase traffic to your blog to enhance your profile and hopefully gain clients. This series of posts will teach you how to register, claim, and index your blog with the crucial services to enhance your visibility and increase traffic.

Blog Top Sites

This service currently indexes over 35,000 blogs. No, it’s not the largest blog index, but we’re starting here. Why? Blog Top Sites just added a “Law” category.

This is the hot new domain in which to get your blawg listed. Previously, the only decent category would’ve been “Business.” The fact that Blog Top Sites has added “Law” shows its recognition of the bursting market for legal blogs.

How to register your legal blog

First, you need to register an account at Blog Top Sites. Here is the registration form.

After you have registered, you simply go to the “User CP” page, and then “Add Blog.” Here, you can enter your blog’s name, URL, description, and select a category.

Once you have added your blog to the Blog Top Sites directory, you need to put the HTML tracking code on your blog. This ensures that you actually own the blog. To do this, click “Get HTML Code” from the “User CP.” Copy the code from the text box.

Finally, you need to paste the HTML tracking code into your blog. You can put this anywhere, but it is best to put it in your template, so the code will appear on every page. I believe that only pages that contain the code will be tracked and counted by Blog Top Sites.

Watch the visitors roll in

Anyone who’s been blogging for very long knows that headline is a lie. Your traffic won’t jump with this little process. However, you will likely get a few new visitors by being included in this directory. Plus, every link to your blog boosts your search engine ranking a teenie bit. In other words, every little bit helps.

Stay tuned…

As I mentioned at the top, this is Part 1 in a series on registering your legal blog (read Part 2). I plan to document several tips like this to help you gain a little more traffic and boost those visitor numbers. Be sure to stay plugged in here for more tips.

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11 Responses to “Register Your Legal Blog With Blog Top Sites”

  1. The Frugal Law Student
    December 1st, 2006

    Thanks for the tip, Andrew! I’m looking forward reading your series on improving blog traffic.

  2. Andrew F
    December 1st, 2006

    I’m glad you liked it. I don’t think I’ll have anything really new to add as far as traffic goes. But hopefully I can bring some of the current tips into the blawg arena.

    I’ve enjoyed your wife’s posts. I hope your studying is going well. I should probably think about exams at some point. I’m definitely avoiding right now.

    Take care,
    Andrew

  3. AhmedF
    December 2nd, 2006

    Glad you liked the addition of law – we have some more interesting features coming soon :)

  4. Andrew F
    December 2nd, 2006

    Ahmed,

    Thanks for stopping by. I definitely think law was an important category to add. I look forward to seeing the future developments you guys have in store for us.

    Andrew

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    December 4th, 2006

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