June 22, 2012

Badges to show your association with Indian Top Blogs

Over the last two years, we have brought out two editions of the Directory of Best Indian Blogs and one edition of Platinum Blog Rankings. The thoroughly updated edition of the Directory is coming out on June 25 and the second edition of Blog Rankings is due on June 30. In addition, we have reviewed in detail over 500 blogs, showcased over 40 blogs and promoted  - in a little way - a dozen blogs devoted to social cause.

We have created a number of badges for most of our activities so that bloggers desirous of showing their excellence and / or associating with us could place them on their blogs or websites. We find that the number of such badges has gone up to 5, as you can see below. So, we thought of standardizing our badges. Though many bloggers have shown their love for ITB by placing our big badges on their blogs, we feel that our badges in future should be small, as some of them already are.

We give below the badges along with their code. You are free to USE or  NOT USE a badge or DISCONTINUE using it if you so like. We have put a small code behind each badge. The advantage with the code is that when someone clicks on the badge, he or she is taken to the ITB site and it associates the  blog or website with ITB and shares the goodwill and authority that goes with ITB.

How do I place a badge on my website / blog?

Just copy the code and paste it anywhere where html or Java can be rendered [e.g. on a post while editing it in html mode, or on a html/ Java widget].

Do put this badge if your blog is in the Directory for 2011-12 [came out on June 25, 2012]

<a href="http://www.indiantopblogs.com/p/directory-of-best-indian-blogs.html"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vK4IvbRF4no/T9GX9bhXCFI/AAAAAAAABAs/lmLxlg7Fw7c/s140/blog_directory.png" style="border: 0;" /></a> 

Do put this badge if your blog has been Platinum ranked for 2011-12 [came out on June 30, 2012]

<a href="http://www.indiantopblogs.com/p/indian-blog-rankings-2011-12.html"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LFcL916cqZU/T9GX-IBLfiI/AAAAAAAABA4/oop6UstSHlQ/s140/blog_platinum.png" style="border: 0;" /></a> 

Do put this badge while submitting a blog for detailed review

<a href="http://www.indiantopblogs.com/p/get-your-blog-reviewed-by-us.html"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-S--WjGqb30M/T9GX8OxvjhI/AAAAAAAABAg/WgdeXib1G3A/s140/blog_review.png" style="border: 0;" /></a> 

Do put this badge if your blog has been showcased on ITB

<a href="http://www.indiantopblogs.com/search/label/blog%20showcase"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-RdOEWudOvfs/T9GX71B7FlI/AAAAAAAABAc/lvct8juEE5k/s140/blog_showcase.png" style="border: 0;" /></a> 

Do put this badge if your blog espouses a social cause and has been talked about on ITB and/or listed in the Directory

<a href="http://www.indiantopblogs.com/2011/12/blogging-websites-blogs-for-social.html"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gDRBGhWB6tE/T9GX9_1cOTI/AAAAAAAABAw/B2eE71u7Zgg/s140/blog_social.png" style="border: 0;" /></a> 

You can see here the logic for changing the year for blog ranking and directory from 2011 to 2011-12 rather than to 2012 .


  1. One thing I want to point out is you ask to include badge before being showcased or reviewed. If someone includes and then their readers come here following the link and do not find their blog mentioned here, wouldn't he/ she look like an idiot? So I think it makes sense to include the badge only after you have included in directory/ranking and/or showcased/reviewed the blog not before.

  2. Let me explain.

    We don't force anybody to place the badge(s) on their websites except in the case of 'detailed review'. Bloggers should place ITB badge(s) only if their blog is on ITB.

    In the case of 'detailed review', there is no question of the blog being on ITB as we give our opinion on a blog in confidence. In this case too, we don't force the blogger to keep the badge on his / her blog after the review; it is their goodwill that most of them let the badge remain on their blog. Since the review takes some time, we ourselves are not comfortable that the blogger has to keep the badge perforce before blog review; we will review even this after some time.

    Hope, we've made things clear. Thanks for the suggestion.