Okay, first and foremost this post is a ploy to get Alltop to put this blog on their site. I am not going to pretend it is anything more or less than that, but because I love information and sharing that information even more let’s talk about why I would like to get on their site…
What is Alltop?
We help you explore your passions by collecting stories from “all the top” sites on the web. We’ve grouped these collections — “aggregations” — into individual Alltop sites based on topics such as environment, photography, science, Muslim, celebrity gossip, military, fashion, gaming, sports, politics, automobiles, and Macintosh. At each Alltop site, we display the headlines of the latest stories from dozens of sites and blogs.
Alltop, provides categorized selections of feeds that make it easy to scan a lot of news on a particular subject. Since its launch, Alltop has been adding new categories at such a fast pace that it has now clearly blown away its competition in terms of quantity.
The cool factor is a big reason to get on Alltop, you can see for yourself that all of the cool blogs and web sites are listed on Alltop. There is a sense of humor here too…I mean look at these badges.
The Get Smart Blog has gone popular on many of the “big” social sites, Digg, Stumble Upon, Reddit, etc. but after you hit popular you fall away. This site is great because when you are in you just have to work on staying popular, and like they say bribes work.
Q. How do I get my site or blog moved up the page?
A. Send us a persuasive email. FYI, telling your readers about Alltop, adding our badge, and blogrolling are particularly persuasive.
Traffic and Page Ranking
Alltop gets mad traffic and being listed on this site will not only help our traffic but may just give us that PR boost that we are looking for. To get good page ranking you need backlinks, the best backlinks to get are from stronger and higher ranked sites. We get nice back link boosts from posts like The Grim Reaper Visits Digg, but of course we are always looking for more. According to my buddy Jak Rose his blog got quite a boost from being listed on Alltop. That’s enough for me….we want in.
Social Site Usage:
On a side note, this site is perfect for social site submissions. Although you do not have to be listed on Alltop’s site to use it for this function, it makes us more apt to want to hang out there if we are. I shouldn’t be telling you this since I will be using it myself but if you are on Digg, Mixx, Reddit, Propeller, Buzz, etc. and you are looking to get the jump on the hottest news out there, this site is awesome. It is well organized, you have all the top sites grouped under nifty categories with headlines, all on one page. And when you click on a title you can see the time of the posting and a bit about the article.
How Can You Help?
Well I am glad you asked. You can help The Get Smart Blog achieve this lofty goal by emailing Alltop at email@example.com or sending out a tweet @guykawasaki or @neenz telling them to add us.
If you are on Alltop I would like to hear how you got on their site, which badge you like the most, and if you find it beneficial to be listed there….