All About Alltop

27 Aug

Featured in Alltop

Outstanding News!

Very Novel has been accepted for inclusion in Alltop. The site’s feed is now included in the writing topic category.

Topic: http://writing.alltop.com/    Feed: https://verynovel.wordpress.com/feed

What is Alltop?

Alltop is a directory specific to blogs. They aggregate the feeds of thousands of blogs on to one site that is easily searchable by topic. A user can create a page that brings different blogs chosen by that user on to one page and also allows them to search through topics for blogs that will interest them. It is a great way to keep track of the dozens of blogs that you might follow all from one page. If you don’t have an Alltop account then I recommend that you get one now.

This is how Alltop describes themselves:

“You can think of Alltop as the ‘online magazine rack’ of the web. We’ve subscribed to thousands of sources to provide ‘aggregation without aggravation.’ To be clear, Alltop pages are starting points—they are not destinations per se. Ultimately, our goal is to enhance your online reading by displaying stories from sources that you’re already visiting plus helping you discover sources that you didn’t know existed.”

Why is it big news to be included?

Inclusion in Alltop is by submission. They like to weed out weak content and only present you with “all of the top stories” .  It is a pat on the back for the quality of this blog’s content to be included in the directory

How does a blog get selected to be included at Alltop?

Alltop describes their selection process here:

“We use a patent-pending, semantic computational algorithm derived from the post-doctoral work of Guy at Stanford. Just kidding. We rely on several sources: results of Google searches, review of the sites’ and blogs’ content, researchers, and our ‘gut’ plus the recommendations of the Twitter community… “

I self-submitted (and remember that I suggested that you should too) but it was the quality of the content, the amount and quality of comments, link-backs/pings and the overall reputation of the blog so far that got us listed.

Thanks to the readers.

It is your excellent comments, link-backs/pings and referrals that are bringing traffic to the site. Keep recommending stories to G+, Facebook, Twitter and all other social media.

Thanks for helping Very Novel become listed in the Alltop directory.

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One Response to “All About Alltop”

  1. patgarcia August 28, 2012 at 1:48 AM #

    Thanks! I might submit my Walk On blog.
    Ciao,
    Patricia

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