PLEASE NOTE - INVITE! If you run an established mainstream blog, Id like to talk to you. Im in the process of starting a blog network and would like to add blogs in different networks. Please send me an email at sfadmedia at gmail dot com or check out SF Admedia for more information - Chris
This site has been and continues to be a great tool for the blogging community. It provides a quick way to find a blog on multiple subjects and will get better. Currently there is a serious backlog on suggested websites and I have had to get some help to review them. So now as a means of paying the bills, I will begin to offer a guaranteed review fee.
For 4.99, a one-time fee, your website will be reviewed within 24-72 hours (depends on timezones and holidays). Your website will not necessarily be placed in the directory but you will get feedback as to what is needed to get included in the next update. Also, with this new software, those sites added and reviewed via Priority Review will be featured on the front page for one day. Anyway, the fees collected will allow me to add new features to the site.
Here are some suggestions for getting included in Blog Universe:
1. Have some real content
I like reading original content and new topics. Sites with organized links will be included also, but if you are just trying to get people to buy something or sign up for your subscription product - don't bother submitting. Also, don't bother submitting sites with bought Adsense content - give me some indication that you wrote the posts yourself.
2. Write a meaningful description
This is something new for me, but go all out telling the world why your blog deserves to be seen. You have a unique voice - please use it.
3. Linkback to Blog Hacking or a Nonmedia site, like Pubcrawlin
I've figured out that the best way for me to help get attention to your blog and site is by making this site better, more visited and referred to. One thing you can do to help us all is linking to the main site and the accompanying blog. If you are paying for a review, the linkback isn't mandatory but is appreciated. Those of you in the standard queue are required to link back to Blog Universe or Blog Hacking.
4. Fill out the form below completely
Some people don't take much time to fill out the form suggesting a website. Please be complete.
5. Don't submit unfinished or offline blogs
If you're site is unfinished or if your site will be offline, wait until your blog is complete before suggesting it.
6. Multiple submissions will get you de-listed
I've had some people submit their website multiple times within a one-week period. Please don't do this.
7. Subscribe to the Blog Universe RSS Feeds
You will be able to get updated information on blog marketing, great blogging tools and site information on these sites. The feeds can be found on the Blog Hacking site at BlogU RSS Feed. And leave me a comment or just say hi!
8. Multiple submissions will get you de-listed
See what I mean? Don't submit your website more than once.
9. Have fun writing and creating
Sites that look like the author is having fun and enjoys writing get added quickly.
10. Have a good suggestion for the directory? Send me a message!
I would put up a contact form but they seem to get hacked really fast. For now, please send me a message at webmaster at bloguniverse dot com.
There are about 2,000 blogs (I actually got some work done) currently waiting to be reviewed and I usually get to about 20 per day. If you decide to go the Paypal route, someone will get to your site quickly.
Thanks, Chris R Jara