Showing posts from December, 2018

Mid-way updation of the Directory of Best Indian Blogs: who is in?

In December every year, we try to accommodate excellent new blogs or blogs that we missed during the directory updation in May of that year. This small list of top Indian English blogs is addition to the best Indian blogs' directory for 2018. If you visit the directory , you would notice that we have also removed some blogs that were not regularly updated after their inclusion in this edition of the directory. Here are the chosen new blogs from the Indian blogging scene: activelifeliving - Active Life Living allaboutthewoman - All About The Woman allgudthings - All Gud Things ashirespondingtolife - Ashi Responding To Life auraofthoughts - Aura of Thoughts bakewithshivesh - Bake with Sivesh blogsikka - Parenting While Traveling bookedforlife - Booked for Life bookishelf - The Bookish Elf bookscharming - Books Charming boomerangmoments - Boomerang Moments code2cook - Code2Cook cookbookjaleela - Cook Book Jaleela endlesselan - Epiphanic Mome

What are Google Penalties and how to avoid them in SEO?

What exactly constitutes undesirable actions in the eyes of different search engines is not fully documented. Yet, search engine optimization (SEO) experts have found out what is considered unethical/ undesirable. Some insights have also come also from people within Google, particularly Matt Cutts, the head of Google's Webspam unit.  By common sense, the SEO actions that are deceitful and excessive are not liked by search engines because these go against search engines' aim of serving the most appropriate results in response to search queries. We had earlier posted a summary of Google's website rating guidelines (discussed below in brief). These guidelines indirectly - but clearly - tell us what are good and bad actions relating to search optimization of websites.   We have talked of good SEO actions numerous times. In the present post, let us talk about the bad SEO actions - the ones known to invite penalties from search engines. Some of these actions look innoc