Climb to The Top with

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 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 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!

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About Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who gives businesses of all sizes the tools they need to make their mark on the web. She is the creator of the social media scheduling software Edgar, as well as social media marketing web courses like Creating Fame and Social Brilliant.


  1. This is great..just another site for me to add to my list of others..let go check it out..Thanks Laura..great interview with Lewis

    “Black Seo Guy “Signing Off”

  2. Hi Laura,

    Your tip couldn’t have come at a better time for me!

    I was scratching my head trying to figure out where to find the best blogs for me to post in when “Voila” today…

    “Climb To The Top With Alltop” showed up on your blog.

    I just went in and and found three great blogs, posted on each and then submitted my site for Alltop.

    I’m super excited because I accomplished my first step in guest posting :).

    Thank you!

  3. @ Laura (or anyone) Have you found that hanging out at blogs really does much to build your business? In theory it sounds good, but it also sounds like it could be a huge time suck with not much ROI. I don’t know because I’m just getting started, but does anyone have any measurable results. Also, any suggestions on getting the most out of this strategy? How do you connect with people and bring them into your circle of potential customers?