October 30, 2014

Want to advertise your blog on Google network?: Blogger has inbuilt provision for it

Blogger offers bloggers a way to easily advertise their blogs on the web, using its own AdWords advertising platform. 

A blogger with a blog on any other platform than Blogger can use  AdWords and its associated tools, for blog SEO and without advertising. Therefore, we'd discuss these sometime later and not in the present series. Yet, let's introduce AdWords advertising to bloggers whose blogs are on the Blogger platform.

For starting an ad campaign, go to the main dashboard of your blog and click on 'Campaigns'. You are taken step by step to making an advertisement for your blog, setting terms of advertisement (e.g. whether you want to pay when people click on your ad or when they buy; how long should the campaign last; in which locations and languages it should be shown; your expenditure limit; etc, etc),  and then bidding for advertisements. Though we'd come with a simplified guide later on this subject, you can visit this link if you want to try out AdWords without waiting for our guide. 

You can consider AdWords if you are in a hurry to make your blog popular, and you must if you intend to sell your services or products through the blog.

October 27, 2014

Hindi blogging resources and web magazines

We brought out the third edition of the Directory of Best Hindi Blogs on 30th September 2014. Unlike previous editions, we did not include Hindi blog aggregators etc in the Directory itself, and are now listing them separately. This is being done as (i) there are many types of communities on the Hindi blogosphere, and (ii) a good number of blogs have turned into web-magazines or portals. We thought that these need special mention and it doesn't do justice to them if we include them at the tail-end of the main Directory.

Like the Directory, the present listing keeps only the websites that meet a minimum standard of blogging. We have tried to judge them on the criteria that are close to our hearts: content, regularity, design, navigation, engagement, resources...

A. Blog aggregators एग्रीगेटर / समूहक


blogalaya  ब्लॉगालय
blogkalash ब्लॉग कलश
blogparivaar  Blog parivaar-ब्लॉग परिवार
blogprahari  blogprahari
blogsetu ब्लॉग सेतु
blogvarta ब्लॉग वार्ता
hamarchhattisgarh  छत्तीसगढ़ ब्लॉगर्स चौपाल
hamarivani  हमारीवाणी
hindiblogjagat  हिंदीब्लॉगजगत
hindi-blog-list  The Best Hindi Blogs - सर्वश्रेष्ठ हिन्दी ब्लॉग सूची
sankalak  चिट्ठा संकलक

B. Blogging platforms ब्लॉगिंग प्लैटफ़ार्म

jagranjunction  जागरण Junction
navbharattimes नवभारत टाइम्स ब्लॉग्स

C. Blogs on blogs ब्लॉग्स की चर्चा करते ब्लॉग

blog4varta  ब्लॉग4वार्ता
blogsinmedia  Blogs In Media
bulletinofblog  ब्लॉग बुलेटिन
charchamanch  चर्चा मंच
nayi-purani-halchal  नयी पुरानी हलचल


D. Web magazines 

This is a new section in our compilation of Hindi blogs and related web-resources. We have included here blogs that have turned into web-magazines and e-magazines that have been created as such. We have included only those mags that are at least 6 month old and are being maintained regularly. Commercially inclined mags, web editions of print mags and mags run by institutions, newspapers or companies have also not been included.

abhivyakti-hindi अभिव्यक्ति 
anubhuti-hindi अनुभूति
anunaad अनुनाद
arthkaam अर्थकाम
genderjihad जेंडर जिहाद
hindikunj हिन्दीकुंज
janokti जनोक्ति
mohallalive मोहल्लाLive
navgeetkipathshala नवगीत की पाठशाला
poorvabhas पूर्वाभास
pratilipi प्रतिलिपि
pravakta प्रवक्ता
rachanakar रचनाकार
srijangatha सृजनगाथा