Here is an exclusive list of Websites, directory and places where you should submit your blog. Most of the sites listed here are free, and if you are creating a new blog/Website or have not submitted your existing Website to these places, you should go ahead and create one.
This also includes many social networking sites and social bookmarking profile. It’s not an extensive list like 1000 sites or something, but I’m creating a list of those sites which are important and will be helpful in either search engine ranking or tracking your site report.
Where to submit your Blog?
Let me start the list with Webmaster tools as it will be first step to get your site on search engines. Submitting you blog to other sites will help in better indexing and crawling of your blog. Especially when you create a new blog, it takes time for search engine bots to find your blog and crawl it, by submitting your site to these Websites which is listed below, it will help in faster indexing.
I’m not adding those directories or sites, which asks you to place a link back to verify the site ownership, as it will be considered as two way link exchange. Though, there are few directories which are quite useful and you may consider adding the link for a day or two just for the verification.
Google Webmaster tool:
This is an official tool by Google, where you can not only add your Website but also submit your sitemap to Google. This will ensure, Google will quickly crawl all your links and index them. More over, GWT works as free SEO tool for your website. You can apply various SEO techniques using GWT data.
Bing Webmaster tool:
Official Webmaster tool by Bing, and like Google tool, submitting your blog to this place will ensure your site is visible in Bing.
Facebook could be huge for your blog traffic if you do the marketing right. To submit your Website to Facebook, you need to create a Facebook fan page, and that’s how you start. Simple and easy.
Twitter is one of the famous micro-blogging and social networking site. I already discussed why your Website needs an official Twitter account and having a profile on Twitter for your blog, will help you to get a free link. Though it will no follow, again it’s very useful for blog branding. Learn how to create a Twitter profile.
Not a typical place to submit your blog but very useful to keep a track of your site stats and the best part is it’s free stats tool by Google. Highly recommended for a new site to add GA on your blog.
Pinterest is a popular image-based social networking site. When you submit your blog to Pinterest and verify your profile, you earn a free high-quality backlink. More over, it will help in improving your online brand presence.
IMT Website submitter:
This is an online tool, which submits your Website to over 3000 places. For example, sites which stores site analytics, site price and so on. Those links might not be very high quality, but it will help in quick indexing, and improving backlink profile of your blog. Link
This is a quick list for now, and I will keep updating the list with time. For now, I hope this list will be helpful for your new blog to get started online. If you know more Websites, which will be useful for any new blog, and we should submit our blog there, let me know via comments.