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Directory of Best Indian Blogs 2023 (13th edition) released today.

We are glad to release the latest (13th) edition of the Directory of Best Indian Blogs.  Though there has been small change in the way the directory of best blogs is compiled every year, we have made a big change in selection of blog for the directory since 2022. Going by the current trends in blogging - in which personal blogging is giving way to commercial blogging, and blogging is going much beyond the traditional sense of blogging - we include all types of websites in the directory if they (or a section of theirs) is maintained as a 'blog'.  Though good blogs are repeated year after year (and they should, no?), each edition is a fresh, de novo , compilation. Though the term blogging* now includes all forms of digital/ online self-expression and content-creation, we are unable to include video blogs, podcasts and other social sharing content (Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, etc) since we are yet to find a common denominator to juxtapose these 'blogs' along with traditi

Indian top blog directory 2023 to be released on June 1

This short, transitional, post is for informing dear bloggers that the 13th edition of The Directory of Best Indian Blogs will come out on 1st June, 2023. The following post tells about the blog selection criteria: submit blog for Indian blog directory If you know of a good blog on India or by an Indian, please help us by sending the blog's URL at this email address: 

Will blogging survive ChatGPT? Can you use ChatGPT for blogging?

Blogging has come a long way since the days of LiveJournal and Xanga. Today, it's a powerful tool for sharing information, building a community, and even making a living. But what does the future hold for blogging? Let's quickly look at some of the trends and developments that are shaping the future of blogging, especially after the advent of regenerative IA such as ChatGPT.  Let's then see how we can ride the wave. How to use chatGPT effectively One of the biggest recent trends in blogging is the rise of video content. The trend is not that recent but now it has established itself too well. With platforms like YouTube, Instagram and TikTok, video blogging is becoming increasingly popular among bloggers. Video content is definitely more engaging than text, it's also more easily shareable and discoverable on social media, and it surpasses the limitations of written word. Many traditional bloggers have turned to video blogging, but many more have started blogging with vid

How to easily improve SEO by using Google's experience rating update

In this small article, we tell you how to make use of the  signal of 'experience' for your website's search engine optimization.  And that is not difficult. You do not need to be an SEO expert to implement this. Google now gives high importance to creator experience If you are even slightly interested in search engine optimization (SEO), you would have learnt that Google has an age-old concept of E-A-T (expertise, authority, trust) for judging the quality of websites. Recently it said, it has included one more 'E' to this to account for experience.  You can visit the announcement at this link to Google announcement on experience added to quality rating guidelines   That means, Google now considers web content that has been created by experienced creators as more important as compared to that created by others.  But how does Google get the signal for experience? Going by the latest rater guidelines issued by Google, people or organizations that deal with that topic