Find Local Blogs and Discussions to Build Links and Connections

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Going local is one of the most effective ways to build links and connections.

I have already looked at a few ways to search for relevant Twitter updates related to some location. Today I am adding a few tools to find local blog posts and forum discussions.

Placeblogger is my favorite resource to find location-based discussions and articles. It has a fairly large database of US cities it tracks and a huge index of local blogs.

Each page dedicated to a particular location contains a list of discussions, each listing has a short extract from the post, date when the article was published and the source blog name. Besides, you’ll see the list of local blogs recently added to the list and recent photos:

Placeholder tracks “news, views, and conversations in 11,860 towns and neighborhoods.” For any location you are interested in you will get a number of listings where you’ll see:

  • link to the source;
  • an extract from the story;
  • source domain;
  • location tags;
  • event tags.

You can also filter local event by category. is the most advanced service in terms of details it offers for each location. It lists local details for any neighborhood or address inside the city. Unfortunately, it only lists events for the few cities, which are:


Another cool site that tracks only few cities:

Are you using any tricks for local link building? Please share them?

Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project,
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  • Nisha Garg

    Hey thats really helpful! i just registered on 2 ūüôā

  • Kevin Sandridge

    Always looking for ways to connect with more local Bloggers/Social Media folks!

  • Gidseo

    Anybody know if there are similar resources available for the UK…

  • Hans

    Great list really useful
    Thank you

  • point local

    Great post. Local search will have a huge impact on the way people source information, products and services in the future. As mobile devices and application become more mainstream, so will the local searches. Watch this trend.

  • TOEFL Practice

    Thank you, is really cool. It is my favorite since it tracks not only US locations:)