Remembering Mumbai

The crisis may be dying down but the people who lost their loved ones will be unable to forget it for the rest of their lives. The people of Mumbai and Indians everywhere must never forget what happened in Mumbai this week, or it will just happen again and again. We have put up a new badge – please put it up on your blogs to make sure noone forgets.

Nov 2008 - Remember Mumbai

Updated submission guidelines

We used to have 3 simple rules for getting your blog on IndiBlogger.in. Unfortunately, things don’t get simpler over time. So now, we have 8 not-so-simple rules for getting your blog on IndiBlogger.in.

The most significant addition to our submission guidelines is that blogs which copy their content  without giving due credit and lacking any personal views/opinions will not be allowed into the directory.

Point #5:

If we suspect that a blog contains duplicate or unoriginal content without giving due credit to the original source, we check it with Copyscape or Google. Blogs found with plagiarized content will not be approved.

Have a look at the rest of the guidelines here.

IndiCommunity – Flickr, Facebook, Orkut and Google SMS Channel

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3 new badges

For all the artists, students, and intellectual-types – check out the new IndiBlogger badges!

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Blogs

It’s a spanking new SPCB badge!

Get one for your blog.

Search Indian blogs from Firefox

Firefox search for Indian blogs, powered by IndiBlogger.in

Now you can search the IndiBlogger directory for tags, bloggers and find bloggers in your city directly from Firefox and IE7. The engine also uses Google to search for your keyword in all the blogs in the IndiBlogger network. All the results are shown on a single page.

If you’re using Firefox, click on the little arrow next to your current search engine and select the option “Add IndiBlogger Search” as shown in the image above.

Update: The plugin is also available on MyCroft.

As always, please do send us your feedback!

Thank you, dear IndiBlogger

This is a special post, and one I’ve been meaning to make for some time now. The IndiBlogger team has made it thus far thanks to one thing – and that’s been all the warm hearted, selfless support from the Indian blogging community. Time and again, bloggers have taken time out of their busy schedules to send us an email, post a comment or even call us long distance telling us how we can improve IndiBlogger.in.

Here’s an example – This is a comment that was posted by Nachiketa, and she followed it up with a phone call:

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Hi!

My compliments for coming up with this site. It looks nice.

Have some 2-bit feedback:

1. The registration activation mail takes toooooooooooooooooo…… long in finding it’s way to the inbox. (some thing users have listed in this section earlier) would like to repeat it so that it adds as a vote to better this process. All other sites that I have ever registered on send it within seconds of registration.

2. Email format of network mails:
Bloggers have been adding me to their network.. (very flattering indeed). I get emails which inform me about the same.
Sample below:
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Dear Nachiketa ,

Your blog The Variable has been added to the network of Noopur Rangera , a blogger from Gurgaon.

Reciprocation is a good thing. If you like Noopur Rangera ‘s blog, you can add it to your own network.

Go to your network now.

Thanks,
The IndiBlogger Team
http://www.indiblogger.in
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In this mail the following are hyperlinks:
1. My blog name: The Variable
2. The network page of Indibloggers: “Go to your network now.”
3. The indibloggers website homepage: “http://www.indiblogger.in

This is such a long process for me to see Noopur’s blog. [after logging in and then viewing my netwrok]
Why should I have to login to Indibloggers to see Noopur’s blog?

If you are tracking the traffic, you have driven to a particular blog, then embed the tracker jump URL in the mail itself, Which for Noopur’s blog happens to be “http://www.indiblogger.in/blogger.php?blogger=3545

Would urge you to look into this small usability feature, which I’m sure will increase the absolute pageviews for the site as well.

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It just goes to show – sometimes we miss the obvious! :)

We’ve fixed the email format today, and we’ve informed our host that emails are not leaving our server fast enough. Most of our development updates are a result of this kind of feedback from bloggers.

Finally, this is what the IndiBlogger team has to say to all the bloggers who support us – Thank You!!!

Thank you, dear IndiBlogger May31

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Regional language blogging!

For all IndiBloggers who blog in Indian languages, please update your blog listing under your profile, where you can select the language you blog in. The IndiBlogger directory will soon have an option to find blogs by language. If your language is not listed, please let us know by posting a comment.

For those who blog in English, you can leave your listing as is. Thanks!

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.

New search bar

Our weekend update is here. We’ve included a search bar in all our pages to make our tag, blogger and city search more accessible. Have a look!

Come next week, we’ll have an auto complete feature built into it. As always, let us know what you all think!