How A Movie Release Affects The Page Views!

I would like to show a very interesting statistics which re-affirms my belief that the traffic of this blog depends a lot upon the happenings in Bollywood. I posted the song Give Me Some Sunshine from the movie 3 Idiots more than a month before the scheduled release of the movie. 19th November to be precise. If you will notice the graph below, the page views leading up to the release date are marginal and pretty constant averaging about 150 views a day. On 25th December, 2009 when the movie released, the page views for the song rose to 420. It kept on increasing and is currently averaging over 1000 page views a day except on new year eve when…
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, a Website Development and Research Firm based in Mumbai, recently interviewed me by sending some questions over email. Here is a small extract: Q. What motivated you to start blogging? My love for writing led me to start a blog. In early 2007, blogging was not as common a term in India as it is today. But in the World Wide Web, blogging was very much active. I followed Problogger Darren Rowse’s blog religiously and read almost all the 5k posts there. I realized that blogging can be a great medium to express our views as well as share our expertise. The full interview can be read at Interview with blogger Abhinav Sonkar
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PageRank Update By Google Brings Good News!

Google updated the PageRank once again yesterday. Considering the talk about it in blogosphere, these PageRank updates are becoming more frequent. But there is some good news! With the latest update, this guitar blog has a PageRank of 3 out of 10. Earlier it was at two. SEO is an important aspect of blogging, and I guess this blog is doing well on the SEO side, thanks to the wonderful theme and an excellent All in One SEO plugin which takes care of everything regarding SEO. Hope the PageRank of this Guitar Blog keeps climbing up the ladder.
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Pune Tweeter’s TweetUp 2 Meet Held, Damn I Missed It!

Some of the most active and initiative-taking tweeter's from Pune (those active on Tweeter) came together to organize TweetUp 2 Meet. It was held yesterday on 6th June. Unfortunately, I could not attend the event as I was stuck up at my office till late night. The event was covered by Pune Mirror as well. Pune Mirror journalist, Vishal Gangawane was kind enough to send me some of the photographs he took. Check out the snaps below. (more…)
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Get Updates on Your Mobile Via SMS for Free!

Google India launched a new service where users can subscribe to various channels and get updated through SMS automatically without any cost. You can get notified about any blogs, latest news, weather updates etc. If you want to keep track of updates on this blog and are based in India then subscribe to Abhinav Sonkar's Guitar Blog Channel. It is absolutely free! (more…)
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Shifted to Doreo Web Hosting, Fused Network Sucks

Finally I shifted to her third web host. Actually, it should have been second but a bad experience with web hosting company called Fused Network forced me to look for a third one. Read on for details. Why I changed my Web Host? Since the birth of this blog, I had been hosting on FutureQuest. I think it is an excellent web hosting company and would recommend FutureQuest to anyone who is looking for hosting a new website. Though a bit pricey, the best thing about this host is it provides you a dedicated IP address so you are not on a shared server. Yes, starting at $, you get a dedicated IP address for the lifetime of your blog…
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