Saturday, July 25, 2009

Kolkata Bloggers’ Meet by – our dream comes true, a group of 'web minded’ people, is going to organize Kolkata Bloggers’ Meet 2009. Being a part of the team, I understand how much dedication, thoughts and hard work is required to arrange such an event.

We planned for this event many months ago, when nobody in Kolkata could think of such events. Somehow it did not work at that time. Now, thanks to Kamanashish, Anirudh and Shimul, we have been able to give our idea a shape.

All bloggers, from Kolkata and any other place, are requested to join. Here are the details:

Proposed Date: 8th August 2009 | Saturday

Proposed Location: CCD; RDB Adlabs Sector V; Saltlake City; Kolkata

Proposed Time: 5 PM onwards

Entry Fees: ZERO (Thanks to the sponsors)

See you there :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Other Side of SEO India

My previous post on SEO Jobs in India was an outcome of an observation. I had been watching SEO vacancies abroad for quite some days and I posted my observations only. Fact.

It’s a micro-post that hardly makes up to 50 words. When I wrote this, I did not realize it would fetch me so much traffic! Webwings is appearing on 3rd page for the keyword "seo jobs in India" in Google. Bliss.

The post has received some comments and all are spam. I was annoyed, I was angry. But I decided to take a different approach. I kept those spam comments and started putting my own words below them with the hope that spammer would come back someday and feel guilty; however, I do not expect anything from the bots. Lol.

However, the thing that pains me more is the face of Indian SEO – chances are high that those spammers found my blog through searching. If they are searched for ‘SEO Jobs India’ OR ‘SEO India’ chances are high that they are a part of this industry! And what they did? They spammed. Shocked.

I know there are a lot of good people in this industry. Still few bad apples are damaging the goodwill. When we are planning for Kolkata Bloggers’ Meet to take the industry from next tier these people are continuing to spread spam comments. Poor.