Working the Queue

As I sit and watch the Jets/Patriots game (yawn), I will spend the next couple of hours pouring through the Blog Directory submission queue. As there has been a growing buzz regarding the new offering, and given that submissions are currently free of charge, there have been a steady flow of blogs being submitted all week. The queue is really beginning to get deep.

In an effort to speed the review process up a bit, we will soon require all submissions directly to categories – no more uncategorized submissions. Look for this change within the next few days. If you would like to help your chances of receiving a speedy review, take heed of the following tips:

  • Submit your site to the most relevant category – If a blog is not submitted to a category, during the review process, the editor needs to go pick the most relevant category, drastically increasing the time. The queue shows which submissions are categorized, so editors can quickly scan the queue to see which blogs will make for the easier edit.
  • Properly title your submission – your title should be the name of your blog. Short and sweet, with no marketing of superfluous information.
  • Descriptions matter – the description should let the user know what they can expect to find if they visit your site. A brief (one or two sentences) message highlighting what the user will find on the blog – a great idea is to incorporate your categories into a sentence. For example, for this blog an appropriate description might be: “Online media company provides information on company development, human resources, products and services, industry news, marketing, and promotions.”
  • No hype – don’t put any marketing hype into either you title or description. Nobody wants to hear that your blog is the “best blog about my industry”.
  • Check your grammar and spelling – you should care enough about your listing to take a moment to check the spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Following the above tips, as well as ensuring that your submission meets the minimum criteria guidelines, will make our job a bit more efficient. If you make it easier for us to approve your submission, you increase the chances that we will get to it quickly.

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