September ’12 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

I understand, from the feedback I get, some people use this NZ Blog Ranking list as an aid in browsing NZ Blogs. Another argument to include your blog here?

Every month I get queries after posting these rankings. Some people are checking for mistakes. Others are wanting their own blog included. I am happy to respond to queries but have prepared a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) people can check out. Have a look at NZ Blog Rankings FAQ.

Here are the rankings of New Zealand blogs with publicly available statistics for September 2012. Please note, the system is automatic and relies on blogs having sitemeters which allow public access to the stats. There are now over 270 blogs on the list, although I am weeding out those which are no longer active or have removed public access to sitemeters.

I have listed the blogs in the table below, together with monthly visits and page view numbers for September, 2012.

Meanwhile I am still keen to hear of any other blogs with publicly available sitemeter or visitor stats that I have missed. Contact me if you know of any or wish help adding publicly available stats to your bog.

You can see data for previous months at Blog Ranks

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Visit Rank Blog Visits/month Page Views/month
1 Whale oil beef hooked 354890 730066
2 Kiwiblog 301103 573117
3 The Standard 186032 507650
4 Throng New Zealand 75248 166943
5 NewZeal 66747 85392
6 li’l magoolie 59239 93823
6 Colour me there 59239 93823
8 The Dim-Post 55640 90605
9 Auckland Transport Blog 51877 115443
10 Sciblogs 48975 76203
11 The REAL Steve Gray 37970 68293
12 Liturgy 33604 53324
13 No Right Turn 31879 43759
14 Not PC 28686 39319
15 amiria [blog] 25441 49868
16 No Minister 23343 30705
17 Keeping stock 22695 32813
18 Uncensored 19559 43279
19 Homepaddock 19102 24689
20 Music of sound 18349 28551
21 Hot Topic 18302 29396
22 Open Parachute 14715 18950
23 Mousehouse 12299 22489
24 Gareth’s Blog 10482 15315
25 Code for Life 9917 13725
26 Kiwi Cakes 9673 15547
27 Offsetting Behaviour 9428 15608
28 TVHE 9236 11595
29 Chris no-frills 8906 11800
30 MandM 8081 11091
31 Lindsay Mitchell 7560 10052
32 Liberation 7444 12445
33 Bob McKerrow – Wayfarer 7148 9714
34 Scepticon 7048 8446
35 New Zealand Conservative 6819 9061
36 Life of Andrew 6629 7406
37 Cluttercut 6400 9837
38 Matte Shot 6290 12561
39 Say Hello to my Little Friend 6086 10578
40 Reading the maps 5999 8889
41 Ideologically impure 5904 8281
42 Avalon’s Blog 5663 10343
43 Workers Party 5621 7986
44 Lance Wiggs 5601 6931
45 Quote Unquote 5597 8177
46 Aotearoa: A wider perspective 5433 6575
47 Home education Foundation 5241 8257
48 Autism & Oughtisms 4886 7167
49 Scotty Donaldson 4850 8042
50 Crime Watch 4707 7763
51 Riddled 4706 9387
52 Rugby Tips 4681 7177
53 Socialist Aotearoa 4588 6212
54 Tikorangi The Jury Garden 4508 8688
55 Anti-Dismal 4400 6184
56 Anglican down under 4323 7699
57 Challenge Yourself to Blog# 4230 18330
58 Bill Bennett 3997 5155
59 Teaching the Teacher 3619 5103
60 Canterbury Atheists 3476 4754
61 roarprawn 3357 4853
62 Otagosh 3317 5478
63 misc.ience @ Sciblogs 3310 4273
64 Open Parachute @ Sciblogs 3149 3775
65 Notes from the bartender 3052 4364
66 Halfdone 3037 4122
67 A Bee of a Certain Age 2968 3989
68 Dark Brightness 2670 3903
69 Sustain:if:able Kiwi 2638 4592
70 Chronicles of Illusions 2626 3987
71 Keith Johnson Wellington NZ 2541 4324
72 Anne Free Spirit 2520 6540
73 ICT Teaching and Learning 2497 3906
74 Goings on at the Madbush Farm 2454 3313
75 The Fundy Post 2403 3275
76 One Furious Llama 2382 3274
76a Media Sport and Other Rantings 2349 2947
77 Windy Hilltops 2223 3981
78 Eye on the ICR 2179 3173
79 Rodney’s Aviation Ramblings 2174 2744
80 Cimba7200’s thoughts 2162 3339
81 Jo Blogs 1962 2929
82 Against the current# 1890 4140
83 Capitalism is bad 1854 2758
84 goNZo Freakpower Brains Trust 1848 3432
85 In a strange land 1821 2193
86 Hitting Metal With A Hammer 1816 2879
87 White & Black 1807 2824
88 Today is my birthday 1803 2323
89 Life is not a race to be finished first 1802 2897
90 Tales from a Café Chick# 1650 2610
91 In the back of the net 1640 2253
92 sticK 1626 2090
93 From the Earth’s End 1594 2690
94 Episto 1567 2247
95 Michael Jeans 1491 2630
96 True Paradigm 1409 1919
97 eyeCONTACT 1408 2273
98 Blessed Economist 1396 1916
99 Helen Heath 1395 1778
100 Brad Heap 1385 2438
101 Taradale Blog# 1350 1980
102 Springston School Library Blog 1347 2983
103 Mars 2 Earth 1297 1895
104 The Genetically Insane 1292 6266
105 Webweaver’s world 1284 1623
106 Show your workings 1269 1649
107 Life Behind the IRon Drape 1250 2156
108 Stitchbird 1246 2247
109 Infectious thoughts 1232 1440
110 PM of NZ 1186 1495
111 Dad4justice 1121 1392
112 Room 5 @ Melville Intermediate School 1110 2220
113 Get Out Gertrude! 1052 1559
114 Looking in the square 1030 1660
115 Ruggerblogger 990 1832
116 Spatula Forum 959 1394
117 Woman Wandering 916 1292
118 Family integrity 902 1101
119 Earth is my favourite planet 886 992
120 Shackleford Hurtmore’s World  861 1915
121 Pointless and adsurb 849 1321
122 Derek’s blog 848 1356
123 Moving the crowd 840 1560
124 Undeniably Atheist 832 1144
125 Write to travel 816 1209
126 Artichoke 813 984
127 Skeptiocon @ Sciblogs 802 946
128 Yea or Nay 793 996
129 Unity Blog 737 1021
130 Born on State Highway 1 733 938
131 Mountains of Our Minds# 690 1170
132 Tararua District Library 651 885
133 Waiology 648 873
133 Global Village Governance  634 1058
135 global village governance 634 1058
136 The Kiwifruit blog 631 1027
137 Palmerston North.ifo 629 1332
138 Creative Voice# 600 1050
139 MacMillan.org.nz 584 1212
140 Café Chick Project 365# 570 840
141 Canvassing for opinion 549 776
142 Room 24, 2012 540 1230
143 Kiwidollar.com 523 829
144 Glennis’s Blog Page# 510 780
145 The House of Faz 495 1033
146 Bhanter.com 494 757
147 Software development and stuff 493 530
148 Glenview 9 492 675
149 Journey to a mini me 486 874
141 jo russ photo diary 482 717
150 paikea’s blog 480 690
152 PIkea’s Blog 480 690
153 Upstage 465 810
154 Samuel Dennis 460 498
155 Exile in New zealand 457 716
156 Kutarere’s Blog  456 646
157 Anarchia 443 539
158 Nine Inch Nails 420 930
159 The First Fifteen @ TIS 417 987
159 UpsideBackwards 411 470
161 UpsideBackwards 411 470
162 MartinIsti Blog 403 652
163 Manaia Kindergarten 390 750
164 Rest Area 300m 383 625
165 Carolyn’s blog 361 460
166 Something Interesting to read 352 512
167 Green is good 351 507
168 Social Policy Bonds Blog 347 387
169 Stratford Aerodrome 336 454
169 In this moment 293 423
171 A new life in New Zealand 293 414
172 Toni Twiss 288 362
173 kiwi simplexity 277 420
174 Ellie Great 274 299
174 Shelly van Soest Artist 270 422
174 Korero Pt England 270 720
177 Kiwi Chronicles 270 420
178 Muffin Mum 263 311
178 Rob’s Blockhead Blog 261 356
180 Hooked on thinking 261 386
181 Dragonsinger 256 336
182 Politicalisation 251 299
183 The Well read Kitty 250 373
184 Nelsonian’s life 240 420
185 Dan in Uganda 235 310
186 Cut your hair 233 344
188 Neil Stockley 226 251
189 Ad Review 223 275
190 Sam Books and Thoughts 214 276
191 Lost Soul 197 396
192 Tash McGill 185 237
193 Tangled up in purple 181 238
193 ICT in Early Education 180 270
195 Licia83# 180 240
196 At home with Rose 179 233
197 Prior Knowledge  174 192
198 Frontlawn 169 236
199 Tha Fatal Paradox 158 189
200 Whitireia Journalism School 156 193
200 Science in a van blog 155 298
202 KJT 155 211
203 John Macilree’s Weblog# 150 240
203 Busy Peas 145 190
205 The Secret Life of Russ  145 204
206 Millenium X 140 210
207 Nathanael Baker 139 183
208 round design 137 187
209 You’re Underthinking 136 162
210 Discovery Time 135 214
210 Relatively science 125 157
212 Porirua EMO 125 193
212 Pt England Scribes 120 180
213 Sleeping with books 120 150
214 Oracle of Okarito 117 178
215 University of Otago, Law Library Blog 109 129
216 KiwiSmith Family 107 139
216 ElephaNZa 100 180
218 ElephaNZa  100 180
219 Keep New Zealand Real 99 197
220 The Watercooler 97 187
221 And all these things 95 123
222 Digital learning 90 90
223 Mad Young Thing 82 100
224 pasture Harmonies 78 101
225 Wine Notes by gary Bowering 76 244
226 LoveColour Blog 75 127
227 Einstein Music Journal# 64 95
227 Island in the Pacific  63 86
229 Kiwiaventuras 63 87
230 ObservatioNZ 62 84
230 Virtual North 60 90
230 Making IT Happen 60 90
230 Football Tragic NZ 60 120
230 Room 6 Koromatua School# 60 450
230 James McKerrow – Surveyor 1834-1919# 60 90
236 Room 6’s Blog 60 0
237 Islamnz.com 58 69
238 Scott & Sarah Kennedy 55 59
238 Moments of Whimsy 54 58
240 TimG_Oz Blog 54 62
241 TraLIS blog 52 71
241 New Zealand Indian Fine Arts Society 51 87
243 New Zealand female Firefighter calendar 51 67
244 Strife and War 50 66
245 SageNZ 48 55
246 Think Beyond 46 50
247 A developing Geneticist 45 58
248 No excuses. Just write 42 59
249 Blair for Mayor 39 64
250 Liminal Spaces 33 54
250 ICTPD 30 60
250 But Now 30 30
250 Anticipating future impacts 30 30
250 Warrington Taylor# 30 90
255 The Official Ebenezer Teichelmann Blog# 30 60
255 Here I stand 29 31
257 Unknown Future 29 29
258 ZL2UCX’s Blog 24 30
259 Rambling Reflections 23 28
260 Greedy for colour 21 21
260 Bibliophilia 12 12
262 mydeology 12 12
263 fisheye perspective 11 13
264 Fuller’s watch# 10 17
264 DMP Lead Free 9 9
266 SilverSpikes Photography  9 9
267 Moderation Blog 7 7
268 Roger Nome’s progressive Politics 6 7
269 A cat of impossible colour 5 5
269 Oh Darling 4 5
271 ah! New Year’s Resolution 4 4
272 Neuseeland 3 3
273 Robtuckerpix’s Blog  2 3
274 room5stmarys 0 0
274 Chris Jillet – Mountaineer# 0 1

10 responses to “September ’12 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

  1. Pingback: 156 | Kutarere's Blog

  2. (Sorry, I left this on the wrong blog initially).

    HI Ken

    Interesting ratings for September.

    I suspect it would be way beyond your resources but there’s a stat over and above visits and page views that gives an alternative interpretation of the data that interests me. It occurred to me from looking at a number of blogs above me that had no content for the month of September, at least one that’s posted nothing for over six months – I assume it’s robots or some such going to those accounts. Also, by way of example, if I have a solid readership of, say, five people, and I post one post today, then I’ll have five visits. If another blog also has a solid readership of five, but posts ten posts today, then their blog will show 50 visits to my five, even though we have exactly the same readership.

    So I’d be very interested in a stat which gives visits divided by posts for the month, as a way of really assessing likely readership. (Also, that would allow all divide by zeros to be taken out for a month when they had no content).

    As I said, you wouldn’t have the resources, but if I get time I might run the numbers for the top twenty blogs to compare to my own ….

    Cheers for keeping the rankings.

    Regards Mark

  3. Hi Ken, love your work. Just thought I’d let you know that my blog Cut Your Hair appears twice above, and I think it did last month as well.

  4. Mark, I can understand your interest in such a parameter and no I don’t have the time and resources to get into it so all power to you.

    Earlier on I looked at ways of incorporating all sorts of factors and in the end came to the conclusion rating based on visits was the simplest way to go and probably provides what most people want (most aren’t interested in finer details).

    Whatever the system there will always be questions. For example with your suggestion I am aware that blogs get plenty of visits aside from recent posts. They would be captured by a simple visits divided by blog post numbers. Some might also argue that a blog that posts more frequently should rank higher than others with the same readership.

  5. Cheers Ken. And you do good work …

  6. avalonsguide

    Hi Ken – thanks for having my blog included in this list – it’s always exciting to see the ranking each month :)

    I was wondering – would you be able to change the name of my blog as listed please? From Avalon’s Blog to Avalon’s Guide: emigrate to New Zealand – or just Avalon’s Guide if that’s too long lol.

    Many thanks – and cheers :)

  7. How do you get your blog to appear on this list, I know of several kiwi blogs, that have higher hits.

  8. Brett: a blog needs to have a publicly available site-meter that Ken can access, and then they need only inform Ken and he’ll track them. That is, they simply need to want to be in the blog rankings: some don’t, which is fair enough ….

  9. Hi Mark,
    I have a slow posting frequency (much to my sorrow) and yet I continue to get many visits to my blog, as my existing articles rank highly and get lots of google traffic. This traffic leaves me countless comments (the kind written by high school teachers and students – not spammers) and I spend all my free hours answering them…
    Just thought I would point out that posting frequency is not the only variable that matters in terms of determining ‘true’ visitor numbers…
    Amiria

  10. I think that is an important point Amira. There is probably a specific level of interest which is different for different subjects. That’s why I encourage people not to try and compete with blogs which serve different purposes. It’s more meaningful to compare your data with blogs covering the same subject as you. I never compare my data with those for Whale Oil. I am not filling his niche (thank goodness). My comparisons are generally with similar science blogs.

    I think this approach gives one a better idea of what to aim for.

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