The 2008 edition of Indibloggies, the Indian Weblog Awards, has been started with the nomination phase. Sadly, the Indibloggies 2007 edition was skipped last year due to some failed happenings and pressures at work.
This year Indibloggies again has good support from the Sponsors with Hachette India and WordPress pitching in. A big thanks to all the sponsors! If everything goes well, another feather may get added to the cap 🙂 The 2008 edition has 17 award categories, with three new additions for Best Personal blog, Best Business blog and Best Microblog.
The nomination announcement post and link to nomination form can be found here.
Has Google discontinued showing Adsense Ads on pages written in languages other than English? My Hindi blog has been showing PSAs since last day and some of the Ad blocks are showing empty. Few other Hindi bloggers also noted the issue. Strangely, the advertisements still show up fine on a few pages, for example this page on my other site Hindi blogs directory. Hindi has not been in the list of official languages for Adsense however they has started showing Ad links in Hindi and Gujarati, which has been a great motivator for the rise of Indian language content on the net, especially people blogging in Indian languages. Lately even the Ads by Google disclaimer text was being shown in Hindi.
Have Hindi and other non-English pages being excluded from Adsense or are these signs of any new service or improvement in the service by Google? If it’s the former I would be really sad.
Update: Could this be the reason?
There is lot of buzz around WordPress 2.5 and apparently Six Apart is worried, having tread the “open source” path last December only, even encouraging people to upgrade to Movable Type instead.
Here is a little tussle Anil and Matt had on Twitter today 🙂