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Tea Break: An Impressive Pakistani Blog Aggregator

A few months ago, after having expanded The Pakistan Forum into a multiauthor blog, I started looking for good Pakistani blog aggregation websites. My purpose, simply stated, was to link with these websites so that our content could be more widely distributed. I must admit that of all the blog aggregator websites that I contacted, I found Tea Break to be the best under several registers.

Website Layout:

Their website has a very profession layout and all aggregated entries are offered as individual blog entries with a prominent link to the original source. This layout stands out on their own website and provides a friendly link to our own website.

Aggregation Practice:

Their server picks up our content quickly, and each time they aggregate our content, they send us a pingback, which increases our site’s backlinks and raises our search engine ranking.

Customer Service:

This is the only Pakistani blog aggregator with a wonderfully professional customer service. First, their website provides easy-to-use links and forms to contact them directly. Second, they are exceptionally good at responding to your feedback. In our case, our RSS link was broken and when I contacted them their tech people not only included our alternative link but also gave us some good advice about how to fix our RSS feed.

Based on my personal experience with them and after having seen our content regularly aggregated in appropriate categories, I recommend Tea Break whole heartedly to  all those with Pakistan-related blogs. My thanks and gratitude to the people of Tea Break for all their help.

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Pakforum: Our Link Exchange Service

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We have now added a link exchange service to our blog. Reciprocal link exchange with related websites is considered one of the best ways to establish your website and to enhance your search engine rankings. We would be delighted to consider your requests to link with us.

Please visit our Add Your Link page to send in your request. While there, please make sure to follow all instructions. After your link has been approved, it will be listed on our Links page.

Thank you so much and please pass the word about this to your blogger friends.

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Advertise with Us

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Now that we are averaging over 500 unique visitors/day to our blog, we have decided to open up some space for carefully selected Pakistan-related ads. All ad revenues will be applied to the costs of maintaining Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies, which is a free, open access scholarly journal and this blog. Provided below are our ad acceptance policies and current rates:

  • We reserve the right to accept/ reject ads according to our editorial policies.
  • We commit to displaying the accepted ad at the right place and for the duration promised.

Types of Ads:

We can provide different kind of ad spaces on our website:

Left Column ads: These ads will be displayed in the left column of our blog starting from the top. We can link the image to an actual website where the product is being sold.

  • Top image: $5/day
  • Second from Top: $4/day
  • Third from Top: $3/day

Left Column Image + A Blog Entry

We can link the image to a blog entry on our own website where you can provide additional product details with unlimited number of links to third-party websites where the product is available.

  • Rates: Please add $5.00/day to the place rates mentioned above.

Footer Ads:

The footer ads will be in the form of a clickable image or a text box with product description and a web address.

Rate: $3/day.

Bulk Order Rates:

We are also open to give you a special rate if you decide to place bulk ads or commit to advertise regularly on our website. Please contact us ( to sort out the details.