Though the subject of this post is very much inspired from Gigaom post on Top posts of 2007. But rest assure insight are genuine about our user base and things they liked the most.
2007 the year was very eventful for us at Business India 2.0 with blog acting as platform to reach out to new startups and great focus on indian online travel space help me make lot of friends and foes.
What we at Business India 2.0 under stand about our users are that our blog is very search engine friendly and 80% of site visitors are new users being referred by MSN search engine.With Top search term being PVR Movies and Tarla Dalal Cooking. This surely resulted in following top viewed posts of the year
PVRCinemas.com – PVR Movies online booking engine
Tarladalal Vs Sanjeev Kapoor – Online Reciepe which portal is better for indian cooking
Cleartrip.com, Makemytrip.com, yatra.com, travelguru.com – Money trail continues
Bookmyshow.com – India’s Best Online Movie Ticket Engine - Review!!!
ICICI Bank Payseal Payment Gateway – Not Recommended!!!
Retail E-Commerce India. They need Competition!!!
Online Bus Ticket Reservation – Is it a sustainable model
Ixigo.com – Long Awaited Review – India’s Best Air Travel Search Engine
what i could gather from stats is people like to read about usability of site its relevance to their needs and most of the people commenting do not come from technology but product background.
What was interesting to see was most clicked url from the blog was
overall things have been great with the blog and will share more exciting insights as we move forward in the year.
After several hundred posts and many thousand readers later it feels proud to announce that i have successfully completed 1 year of blogging in this industry.
Why Successfully as i had been able to achieve various objectives which i had determined not initially at time when i started to write but in due course of writing month on month. Advantage blogging gave me is provide a repository of ideas on how i would like to execute an idea which others might already been doing or not doing at all.
When i started out it was all about reporting things already reported on blogsphere but with my 2 cents about it. But then Business India 2.0 evolved more as an analytical style of writing where i would go behind the business or technology logics or new innovations happening in Indian Internet Industry. Though this approach did make lot of enemies with people going crazy on comments section taking shot at my industry work…but that infact help me improve my work first and turn people who hated my writing as friends for long.
This platform has given me immense opportunity to get in touch with amazing entrepreneurs and people from startups with energy levels which excite you to live every day with a difference which helps to reinforce your confidence in India startup story and Internet Industry as a whole. I must say i have remained partial to the Internet Travel Industry but this is one area where for some reasons my predictions and idea models have clicked and my ideology has been echoed by other reputed voices in the industry.
Where i would like to go from here is do analysis on internet products which i have covered over 1 year how they have evolved or shutdown and what still needs to be done before we can start terming Web 2.0 businesses in india as Web Businesses 2.0
Thanks to Rajesh Branwal of Alootechie andNikhil Phawa of Contentsutra for providing single reporting point to start my blogging day from.
Hopefully 2nd year for Business India 2.0 will be much stronger with more relevant content and exciting businesses covered.