NZ Blog ranks – May ‘09

I have again ranked New Zealand blogs using the methods described previously (see Ranking methods for NZ blogs). Briefly this involves ranking each blog using four ranking indices (Alexa Rank, Alexa NZ Rank, Technorati Rank and Google Page Rank), five link counts (Google Web Links, Google Blog Links, Yahoo Links, All the Web Links and Alexa Links) and two RSS Subscription Counts (Google Readers Subscriptions and Bloglines Subscriptions). Aggregate ranks are then calculated for each category (Ranking index. Links and RSS Subscriptions) and a total rank combining all eleven indices.

The aggregate ranks are given in the table below. Ranking for the individual indices is available as a pdf document. This time I included 246 New Zealand blogs but details for only the top 100 are given and the rest groups in alphabetical order. The full ranking data for each of the 11 indices is available as a pdf document.

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May ’09 blog rank list

Total

Rank

Change

Name

Rank

Links

RSS

Subs

1

0

Kiwiblog

1

1

1

2

0

Public Address

2

2

1

3

0

frogblog

3

3

12

4

0

The Standard 2.02

4

4

15

5

0

No Right Turn

6

7

3

6

0

Not PC

8

9

10

7

0

The Inquiring Mind

12

11

38

8

2

The Dim-Post

9

27

11

9

3

TUMEKE!

6

31

18

10

-2

Whale Oil Beef Hooked

31

5

57

11

3

Auckland Daily Photo

44

6

31

12

4

Halfdone

14

14

56

13

0

No Minister

23

21

30

14

5

Liturgy

21

16

61

15

10

In a stange land

41

17

25

16

-1

Jack Yan: The Persuader

49

12

39

17

19

MacDoctor Moments

14

34

46

18

4

Nelson Daily Photo

46

8

66

19

new

Beatie’s Book Blog

34

20

31

20

-9

New Zeal

28

33

26

21

-3

Open Parachute

18

40

40

22

-5

The Hand Mirror

20

51

12

23

-3

The Wellingtonista

37

39

4

24

0

The Fundy Post

61

15

21

25

5

MandM

5

52

51

26

-3

New Zealand Conservative

10

42

69

27

-1

The visible hand in economics

17

24

97

28

-7

Wellington Daily Photo

46

19

36

29

0

Derek’s blog

57

32

8

30

1

Kiwipolitico

19

45

63

31

11

Ethical Martini

21

47

59

32

-4

Capitalism is bad

126

9

20

33

1

Liberty Scott

40

35

44

34

-7

Cactus Kate

46

53

8

35

3

Keeping Stock

24

55

53

36

3

Hot Topic

26

48

67

37

8

sustain:if:able kiwi

62

18

73

38

-1

Radical Cross Stitch

38

76

6

39

new

Allthings2all

117

13

24

40

-8

Poneke’s Weblog

25

93

5

41

-8

Homepaddock

11

93

35

42

3

Clint Heine and Friends

32

54

55

43

-2

Lindsay Mitchell

39

43

68

44

-4

Barnsley Bill

13

82

54

45

new

Stephenfranks.co.nz

56

46

43

46

-3

Christchurch Daily Photo

71

23

70

47

-13

Hitting Metal With A Hammer

73

22

70

48

1

Object dart

78

38

40

49

-2

Anti-Dismal

27

75

58

50

6

Oswald Bastable’s Ranting

32

69

60

51

new

from the morgue

96

26

49

52

-8

Pundit

72

25

89

53

-5

Just Left

70

70

14

54

0

Reading the Maps

68

56

40

55

-2

Media Law Journal

78

59

28

56

-2

Pacific Empire

89

29

78

57

-5

Big News

16

81

93

58

-7

The Hive

80

65

27

59

new

Life is not a race to be first finished

50

99

7

60

new

Christchurch City Libraries Blog

95

50

29

61

5

Offsetting Behaviour

29

107

33

62

-53

Silent running

64

29

125

63

2

Greg’s Blog

92

61

34

64

-6

En Avant

86

60

44

65

-15

Kotare

102

72

17

66

-9

roarprawn

30

95

79

67

8

Put ‘em all on an island

82

74

48

68

-4

Evolving Newsroom

69

105

22

69

new

Anarchia

123

36

74

70

-7

Policy Blog

99

37

111

71

new

Educational Origami

52

117

23

72

-5

Knowledge Workers

63

72

99

73

-13

ACT New Zealand blogs

77

28

184

74

-13

Greenpeace New Zealand Weblog

55

57

145

75

-16

John Key

76

64

103

76

-8

Prodigal Kiwi(s) Blog

98

106

15

77

-15

Bioblog

52

71

141

78

-6

TBR.cc

64

116

47

79

-1

Samuel Dennis

35

90

129

80

-9

NewZblog

108

67

79

81

-4

Bowalley Road

96

79

64

82

-8

Greenflame

115

63

87

83

-13

Monkey with typewriter

35

129

70

84

-15

RobiNZ Personal Blog

42

109

109

84

new

Bits on the side

117

58

94

86

new

Einstein Music Journal

67

77

125

87

-11

Being Frank

66

97

97

88

new

Educating the dragon

100

126

19

89

-9

Webweaver’s world

119

88

49

90

-2

Mulholland Drive

51

141

52

91

-7

Workers Party

75

80

137

92

new

Unity Blog

132

44

159

93

new

Art and my life

110

85

75

94

-15

g.blog

44

144

62

95

-14

NZ Blogosphere

58

95

156

96

-9

goNZo Freakpower Brains Trust

59

109

133

97

-11

Hamilton Daily Photo

178

41

122

98

-8

Humanitarian Chronicle

43

127

133

99

new

Beautiful Monsters

186

49

84

100

-10

Dave Gee: Life from Right Field

101

99

117

101 – 150

A Sensitivity to Things
Against the current
Alf Grumble
Alliance Party of New Zealand
Aotearoa: a wider perspective
Auckland Blog
Blessed Economist
Brian Edward’s Media
Canterbury Atheists
Christian News NZ
Contra Celsum
CORE
Cr!key Creek
dad4justice
Daily New Zealand News
Developing the mind of Christ
Dunedin Public Libraries

news and reviews blog

Eye of the Fish
Henry
Home Education Foundation
I see red
Joe Hendren
ki ta himi titiro
KiwiSmithFamily
Lefthandpalm
Liberation
Micky’s muses . . From the antipodes
Naketa’s Blog
Neil Stockley
Physics Stop
Planet NZ Tech
PM of NZ
Put up thy Sword!
Red Alert
SageNZ
Say Hello
Semper Vita
Sharing the addiction
simon.net.nz
Socialist Aotearoa
Star Studded Super Step
Stargazer
Tauranga Daily Photo
theSection59Blog
Thinking Matters Talk
Thoughtspurs
Truth Seeker
United Future
Website.net.nz
whoar.co.nz

151 – 200

And Slaters go Plop
B K Drinkwater
Bill English
cbmilne33
Christian Theist
Climate Kiwi
Consumist
Culture and Wine
Dear John
Dr Sapna
Earth is my Favourite Planet
Farmgirl
From the Ends of the Earth
fruitful faith
GavinKnight.com
Half-Geek
ICT in Early ChildhoodEducation
Jews, Christians and Muslims

Working Together

Joey Hill
Kerre Woodham’s World
Life and Politics.co.nz
Lolly Scramble
Madness and Mess
Manaia Kindergarten
Manaiakalani
Maungaturoto Daily Photo
Media Fetish
New Zealand Dog News
New Zealand Websites
Nothing is what it seems
Over the fence
Ozymandias Warning
Quote unquote
Right to Life
Sandhurst Winery
Scepticon
Science Media Centre Blog
Sharing the addiction
Socialist Democracy
St Pius X – Room Six’s creations!!!
Tamaki Tales
TCTV
The Bull Pen
The Home Office
The re(mixed) Baptist
Think Beyond
True Paradigm
Upwardly Mobile
Watching brief
Web Help NZ – SEO Blog
Zeagirl’s Blog

201 – 246

99 Problems but Style Ain’t One
A view from the pew
Author of confusion
Bitemymoko
Creative Voice
Di’s Blog – ICT in Education
Everyone is gifted
Going Places
Jedd
Jesus was a titman
Kahukura’s blog
Kai Tua o te Pae
Kerri love
lukesnedden.com – Confused? Don’t be!

Neuseeland

New Day
New Zealand vs the world
NZ Skeptic
Paul Long’s Ramblings
Photos from around New Zealand
Pre-frontal lobotomy
Reality Check
Reporter Girl
Revealed truth
rivetting KateTaylor
Room 10 @ Morrinsville Intermediate school
Room 10 Grey Lynn School
Room 18 learners
Room 18’s Sharing Space
Room Ten’s Blog
Sleep500dotcom
Sleeping with books
Subversive ICT
Surfr
TANSA Talk
The Atavism
The chicken or the egg
The Other Blog
The Podgorani
The Positive Atheist
Theology Geek
Today is my Birthday
What’s a simple man to do
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21 responses to “NZ Blog ranks – May ‘09

  1. What!?! I bleed onto my keyboard four times a week and the best I can do is being ranked no higher than 201????!!!???

    I’m lumped in the same clot as Jesus Was a Titman? C’mon! And, WTF?

    It’s because I’m Canadian, right? No one likes us bloody foreigners.

    Crap! Do I at least get a ribbon for participation?

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  2. Well, bitemymoko, you can always claimed that the process I have used for ranking is “deeply flawed.” And it’s all a meaningless exercise anyway.

    Alternatively, why not make you sitemeter stats public (or send me the data for May visits) and I will include it in a NZ blog May ’09 ranking by sitemeter stats. I did this for April (Ranking NZ blogs with sitemeter data). So far I only have access to the stats for about 40 blogs so there is a good chance you will be able to claim ranking in the top 40!

    Mind you – I might be inundated with a lot of other previously non-public sitemeter stats which could reduce the chance.

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  3. Haha, 1 post a week and rank 168, suck it bitemymoko. Actually I’m half stunned that I’m not #246, obviously the process is deeply flawed and meaningless.

    Even so, appreciate the work Ken.

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  5. Christchurch City Libraries are happy to have beaten the politicos in our first ranking. Sixtieth is a very respectable placing indeed.
    Do we get a fruitbasket?

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  6. Hi there Ken,

    This ranking business, is exactly like the debate, on global climate change.

    Using just figures from via links and subscriptions, is always open to debate and variances.

    The only figures I ever look at are the numbers, and in May I had 5,907 visitors.

    This was a 25% increase over April, but using the convoluted system of Alexa, Technorati, Links, Comments, way you fold your tie etc, you employ –my site has dropped down the tables you just published!

    The only weather I look at is what’s happening out my window here in Christchurch, and what I saw, was snow on the weekend.

    Global temperatures, rising oceans levels etc – are statistical facts, impossible to get around.

    Moving from this analogy – the visitor numbers, like the temperatures, never lie.

    So the only definitive ranking-measure, are the share numbers.

    If sites don’t want to install an accessible site-meter, that’s their tough-shit.

    I appreciate the effort that goes into formulating rankings, but it would be fairer to publish the true rankings, minus the sites without counters, which you have done, rather than attempting to find away around it – which frankly is not accurate, given my example.

    No more of this airy-fairy blog-warming-apologists crap.

    Give me the friggin’ numbers!

    Cheers.

    Paul.

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  8. Paul – I will post the sitemeter data ratings in the next few days. Currently I have found data for 47 blogs but there are a few that self report so I will wait for them to come in.

    I agree that rating systems using the Alexa, Technorati, etc. really don’t correlate well with visit stats. partly because they are averaged over 3 months or 6 months. I have been including data for things like subscriptions and links because people may want to see how they rate with those.

    It would be good if more bloggers made their stats public. But I guess even a list of 47 blogs enables others to see how they compare with others while still keeping their data private.

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  9. I’m not sure I can agree that site visits are an accurate indicator of popularity. the number of hits I get from search engines that are unrelated to my content is impressive (TMNT pictures and sex toys for example). I would go for something like site visit:page veiw ratio or number of incoming links as more indicative that people are actually interested in what I have to say.

    Not to mention that the shear number of post on a blog has got to influence the chances that a random search will lead people to it.

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  10. Cool Ken, I look forward to the true-measure, shortly.

    If the 3 out of 4 other Kiwi blogs, want to keep their numbers secret, & miss-out on your not inconsiderable efforts compiling a League Table – then so be it, they have the opportunity to come on-board, by installing a meter (takes about 15 minutes) It’s their loss, and not your concern.

    Surely it’s go to be way easier going-off the ‘site-meter’ figures alone, than the methodology you are currently employing?

    Besides Site-Meter is the fairest system, and the most transparent.

    Frankly I don’t care, now many links I have, subscriptions cobblers, Alexa (who?) rankings, how people came to stumble-by my site, where they live, what colour undies they wear, if they are stark-naked when they read my blog – it’s the ‘bottom dollar’ that counts – that’s the numbers.

    Cheers.

    Paul.

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  11. Wow – I’m just impressed that people are reading my blog and my blog is listed on someone’s page within the top 200 – along with Manaia Kindergarten. Its all good! Thanks

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  13. Happy as Larry coz some of the schools I work with (and helped get blogging) are in your list rankings, as is my own daughter’s class in her first 4 months of teaching! Not sure what it means, but well done TCTV, St Pius X, Tamaki Tales, Room 10 Grey Lynn School, Creative Voice and Going Places (they’re FIVE year olds!). Funny thing is though, that the school blog in our collection that gets the most visitors/readers doesn’t feature in your list. So how does this work?

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  14. Dorothy, let me know of any NZ blog I have missed. I have only picked up the schools lately so I am sure I still have some to go. Consider also making statmeter data public/accessible. It might be that the school class will rate higher in those – if only because at this stage I have only about 50 blogs with public stats. But also it takes time to build up links, subscriptions and Alexa/Technorati/Google ratings. Anything to encourage the kids.

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  15. Hi Ken, Since you asked….
    The class blogs from my school are all listed on this page

    http://www.ptengland.school.nz/index.php?family=1,451

    Then some of the students who have individual blogs

    http://www.ptengland.school.nz/index.php?family=1,338,13641,15711

    The local schools I work with have blogs listed here:

    http://tamaki.net.nz/index.php?family=6,41,2026

    Other schools eg

    http://extremeteam14.blogspot.com/

    http://ithink09.blogspot.com/

    etc etc there must be thousands of school kids blogs in NZ this year!

    Good luck!

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  16. Thanks for the ranking- not sure what a site meter is to be honest ot how to get it to you.

    To add to Dorothy’s school blog list you may like to add ours

    http://moturoa.blogspot.com/

    It just passed the 26,000 views mark.

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  17. Allanah – have a look at NZ blog sitemeter ranking – May ‘09 and the links to sitemeter or statcounter. It’s quite easy to install a sitemeter and if you leave it public, and let me know, I can get the data for future rankings.

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  18. Thanks for the tip- have installed a sitemeter on the blog. Now have a total visitor of 1.

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  20. godlessmonkey

    This a long way from being all the blogs in New Zealand so I hardly see what relevance it has.

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  21. Godlessmonkey – the NZ blog ranks – June ‘09 took the number up to 370 blogs. You can help by letting me know the missing ones.

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