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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Blog Aggregators

Somewhere between a blog directory and a link farm there is a beast called a blog aggregator.  A blog aggregator is generally quite niche focused.  It's larger than a blog roll, smaller than a blog directory and not just a collection of links.  To get your blog listed in a blog aggregator it has to be approved by admin and a badge with link to the aggregator needs to be added to your blog.  There's usually a set criteria your blog must meet in order to be accepted into the blog aggregator.  There may or may not be a fee for membership.  Unlike a blog directory (aka blog version of a phone book), blog roll or link farm, a blog aggregator is set up in such a manner that it offers members other activities such as forums, it's own blog, contests and so much more.  So a blog aggregator in essence becomes a niche community within the blogosphere.  It can be an excellent method for blog promotion and meeting other bloggers.


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