Heavy Metal Blogger Meet in Bangalore

As some of you many know, all of us in the IndiBlogger team have known each other for many, many years now and one of the things that  bind us all together is our love for rock and heavy metal. Iron Maiden has always been one of our favourite bands,  so how else could we honour them?!

IndiBlogger.in invites all you music lover bloggers to the Heavy Metal Blogger Meet a day before Maiden performs their famed “Somewhere in Time” tour.

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Up the irons!


Ranking of blogs on IndiBlogger

BinaryDay, one of the most active bloggers on the IndiBlogger Forum, has compiled some interesting stats using the blogs from IndiBlogger.in.

Here are the rankings based on Google PageRank:

Total Blogs studied : 6020
Maximum Pagerank : 6
Minimum Pagerank : 0

Pagerank # of blogs % of total blogs
PR 0 2749 46%
PR 1 731 12%
PR 2 1069 18%
PR 3 941 16%
PR 4 428 7%
PR 5 94 2%
PR 6 8 0%

428 blogs with PR4 – now that’s a pleasant surprise! Although blogger still seems to be the preferred choice over wordpress, with 3976 on blogger and only 741 on wordpress.

Read the complete report here, where you can see the list of PR 8 blogs and other interesting information.

Binardyday has compiled rankings based on Alexa here. Frankly, I’m not a big fan of either PR or Alexa, so I can’t wait for him to complete his analysis which is going to include backlinks, technorati rank, number of social bookmarks and feedburner subscribers. Post a comment on his blog and show your support for all the hard work he’s putting in!

Reviews for blogger meets

We’ve added a section on the blogger meet pages to display links to reviews, pictures, press coverage and videos of the IndiBlogger meets. Check it out on the recently concluded Pune and Mumbai meeting pages.

Hyderabad Blogger Meet – a review

After a successful IndiBlogger meet in Bangalore, the IndiBlogger team headed off to Hyderabad and started off with the second leg of the blogger meets. We didn’t know what to expect in Hyderabad except that we were going to be ordering a few more pizzas than we did in Bangalore. We were not disappointed! In came a crowd of about 70 odd strong, extremely verbose and quite young. The difference between the Bangalore meet and Hyderabad was the fact that the bloggers here came in communities. This was quite an exciting development for us, as we now understood that blogging communities like the IIIT blogroll team were quite interested in this association. They felt that they needed to reach out to more people and Indiblogger.in could help them gain the necessary exposure.

We made a few changes to the agenda this time around. We worked on some of the feedback that we got in Bangalore and decided to set a time limit for the blog introduction. We also looked at giving the bloggers more time to socialize. As the evening wore on it was quite evident that everyone was having a good time. Some experienced bloggers however seemed weary of the fact that this could be a one-off meeting like some other local meets before this. Before IndiBlogger there was really no one who had this level of focus and maturity in dealing with blogger meets. All the more reason for the IndiBlogger team to return quickly to Hyderabad for another smashing meet!

It’s off to Pune now for the IndiBlogger team. We hope to spread the word and ensure that aspiring bloggers like Balaji (who organized the Hyderabad meet) have something concrete to work with in-terms of building the blogger community, educating them and finally the ulterior motive – making the difference! As for the IndiBlogger team, with 120+ bloggers from two cities alone and a flurry of new registrations, we have contributed to encouraging new bloggers, giving purpose and a road map to the more mature ones and finally giving everyone an identity and a place where they and their ideas will always be welcome! Now that’s IndiBlogger.in!

– Anoop Johnson, the IndiBlogger team

We’ve been reviewed

IndiBlogger has received 2 great reviews this week, from eIndiaReviews and Webyantra – our thanks to them for taking the time. Both these sites are great resources to find cool Indian startups, so make sure you check them out.

Onto the reviews:

Review by eIndia

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