Ever read that you should find other blogs in your niche? It’s an umbrella tactic that can be useful in many different ways – leaving targeted comments, guest posting on the blog or running special promotions with the blogger.
But how do you find these blogs in the first place? One of my favorite spots is alltop.com. What’s cool about alltop is that every category is hand-selected – which means there’s no spammy stuff or unrelated junk. Plus they have pretty much every category you could imagine ranging from microfinance to the muppets!
I highly recommend you go to alltop.com right now and use the categories listed at the top of the site to find three new blogs that your customers might read. (Hint: if you are a divorce lawyer your customers are probably NOT reading lawyer blogs – they’re reading divorce blogs!) For today, just make one comment on each blog and bookmark them to visit again. This is super easy and you never know where it will lead!
Bonus: To up the ante on your trip to alltop…go to their submissions page and submit your own website or blog. If your site is accepted, you could be listed in your relevant category. You’ll start getting some interesting traffic if you blog regularly and YOU might be the one surprised by who finds you!