January ’13 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

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I know – I’m a lousy proof reader. Every month there seems to be problems with this list – usually multiple occurrences of blogs. But sometimes, by mistake, a blog gets omitted.

Fortunately, readers generally point out errors and I can correct them. That seems the most reasonable (and time efficient from my point of view) form of quality control for the list. So I urge anyone who finds a mistake to leave a comment or email me.

There are now over 280 blogs on the list, although I am weeding out those which are no longer active or have removed public access to sitemeters. (Let me know if I weed out yours by mistake).

Please note, the system is automatic and relies on blogs having sitemeters which allow public access to the stats.

Here are the rankings of New Zealand blogs with publicly available statistics for January 2013.

Every month I get queries from people wanting their own blog included. I encourage and 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. This is particularly helpful to those wondering how to set up sitemeters.

I have listed the blogs in the table below, together with monthly visits and page view numbers for January, 2013.

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 431957 1010275
2 Kiwiblog 294105 577611
3 The Standard 141706 311957
4 The REAL Steve Gray 89992 91972
5 Throng New Zealand 61914 116166
6 Sciblogs 57712 79523
7 NewZeal 54258 68346
8 amiria [blog] 51084 94225
9 Liturgy 48359 73917
10 Colour me there 47560 72958
11 The Dim-Post 39763 55151
12 Music of sound 22402 33177
13 No Right Turn 21435 26452
14 Not PC 20801 27112
15 Homepaddock 18427 24470
16 Keeping stock 17973 25918
17 Auckland Transport Blog 17695 37097
18 No Minister 17363 21773
19 Chronicles of Illusions 17054 23731
20 Fields of blood 16747 28490
21 Hot Topic 14962 23618
22 Open Parachute 14720 18039
23 Offsetting Behaviour 12849 18846
24 Imperator Fish 11484 16413
25 Code for Life 9422 12067
26 TVHE 9370 10909
27 coNZervative 9019 13751
28 Aotearoa: A wider perspective 8179 10872
29 MandM 7996 10115
30 Matte Shot 7780 14976
31 Chris no-frills 7439 9935
32 Bill Bennett 7143 8570
33 Lance Wiggs 6912 8457
34 Mousehouse 6780 12296
35 Scepticon 6770 7874
36 Lindsay Mitchell 6763 8628
37 Kiwi Cakes 6643 10940
38 Reading the maps 6301 9701
39 New Zealand Conservative 6091 8028
40 Cluttercut 6065 9262
41 Bob McKerrow – Wayfarer 5999 8136
42 Scotty Donaldson 5910 8407
43 Avalon’s Guide: Emigrate to New Zealand 5691 7025
44 Tikorangi The Jury Garden 5563 8569
45 Home education Foundation 5145 7461
46 Say Hello to my Little Friend 4866 7052
47 Liberation 4657 6969
48 Ideologically impure 4612 6503
49 Workers Party 4404 6231
50 Riddled 4360 7655
51 Windy Hilltops 4308 7553
52 Crime Watch 3821 5355
53 Canterbury Atheists 3555 4852
54 Skeptiocon @ Sciblogs 3537 4019
55 Infectious thoughts 3348 3997
56 Otagosh 3248 4903
57 misc.ience @ Sciblogs 3146 3980
58 Open Parachute @ Sciblogs 3069 3730
59 Teaching the Teacher 3064 3971
60 Eye on the ICR 2996 4441
61 Notes from the bartender 2838 3942
62 Anglican down under 2782 3905
63 Socialist Aotearoa 2705 3472
64 Sustain:if:able Kiwi 2564 3842
65 One Furious Llama 2500 3568
66 Waiology 2448 3058
67 roarprawn 2238 2996
68 Rodney’s Aviation Ramblings 2173 2887
69 Keith Johnson Wellington NZ 2151 3055
70 Cimba7200′s thoughts 2061 3168
71 Rugby Tips 1986 2627
72 Autism & Oughtisms 1960 2649
73 Challenge Yourself to Blog# 1920 3030
74 Media Sport and Other Rantings 1894 2389
75 Life of Andrew 1889 2320
76 Helen Heath 1824 2303
77 PM of NZ 1797 2155
78 From the Earth’s End 1770 3176
79 Pdubyah -  a life just as ordinary 1744 2504
80 In the back of the net 1724 3573
81 Michael Jeans 1701 3033
82 Halfdone 1695 2071
83 Anne Free Spirit 1680 3120
84 Goings on at the Madbush Farm 1596 2052
85 Tales from a Café Chick# 1590 2580
85b Ben Ross: Auckland 1585 2432
86 Yea or Nay 1564 2057
87 In a strange land 1558 1787
88 Hitting Metal With A Hammer 1503 2122
89 A Bee of a Certain Age 1483 1884
90 The Genetically Insane 1481 2319
91 Spatula Forum 1479 1574
93 Today is my birthday 1478 1855
94 Brad Heap 1466 1998
95 True Paradigm 1443 1981
96 White & Black 1390 1812
97 Quote Unquote 1365 1785
98 sticK 1357 1843
99 The Fundy Post 1356 1804
100 Dark Brightness 1352 2019
101 Poneke’s Weblog 1294 1608
102 Episto 1281 2010
103 Jo Blogs 1268 1816
104 Blessed Economist 1263 2572
105 Uncensored 1242 2229
106 Life is not a race to be finished first 1234 1680
107 Capitalism is bad 1145 1784
108 Earth is my favourite planet 1113 1214
109 goNZo Freakpower Brains Trust 1102 0
110 Show your workings 1084 1426
111 Looking in the square 1047 1688
112 Webweaver’s world 957 1228
113 eyeCONTACT 944 1273
114 The Kiwifruit blog 932 1449
115 Room 5 @ Melville Intermediate School 900 1470
115 Taradale Blog# 900 1680
117 Ruggerblogger 851 1162
118 Derek’s blog 847 1225
119 Exile in New zealand 807 1249
120 Recess Monkey 784 1482
121 Mars 2 Earth 746 932
122 Creative Voice# 720 1230
123 Undeniably Atheist 709 939
124 Mountains of Our Minds# 660 1020
125 Glenview 9 659 872
126 ZNO 658 913
127 Born on State Highway 1 657 945
128 Unity Blog 649 906
129 Kiwidollar.com 642 872
130 Stitchbird 620 1153
131 Artichoke 612 761
132 Moving the crowd 600 1140
132 The Catalyst 600 870
134 kiwi simplexity 580 853
135 Pointless and adsurb 573 840
136 Tararua District Library 558 739
137 Write to travel 552 661
138 McMillan.org.nz 549 786
139 james lin’s blog 546 610
140 Dad4justice 545 651
141 Upstage 544 1118
142 Glennis’s Blog Page# 540 750
143 Politically Correct 536 964
144 MartinIsti Blog 531 822
145 Samuel Dennis 526 593
146 ICT Teaching and Learning 514 805
147 The Ins and Outs 510 810
148 Family integrity 508 595
149 Shackleford Hurtmore’s World  483 742
150 Café Chick Project 365# 480 810
151 Get Out Gertrude! 473 713
152 The House of Faz 451 610
153 Something Interesting to read 439 569
154 Palmerston North.ifo 416 776
155 Software development and stuff 407 450
156 Nine Inch Nails 390 600
157 Springston School Library Blog 382 753
158 Canvassing for opinion 372 411
159 Bhanter.com 356 510
159 Carolyn’s blog 356 410
161 Life Behind the IRon Drape 353 659
162 Anarchia 342 410
163 Stratford Aerodrome 340 491
164 Journey to a mini me 328 613
165 UpsideBackwards 324 363
165 Kutarere’s Blog  324 426
167 Global Village Governance  320 583
167 global village governance 320 583
169 At home with Rose 317 450
170 jo russ photo diary 308 472
171 Rest Area 300m 306 511
172 Louis Outlook 298 344
174 Green is good 297 394
175 Manaia Kindergarten 270 390
175 Nelsonian’s life 270 480
177 Cut your hair 269 376
178 Hooked on thinking 262 457
179 Ellie Great 242 271
180 Lost Soul 231 310
181 John Macilree’s Weblog# 210 270
181 Room 24, 2012 210 270
183 Sam Books and Thoughts 209 277
184 The Well read Kitty 201 236
185 Dragonsinger 196 257
186 Social Policy Bonds Blog 194 242
187 The First Fifteen @ TIS 183 327
188 Prior Knowledge  182 190
189 Korero Pt England 180 240
190 In this moment 176 257
190 Neil Stockley 176 222
192 Frontlawn 175 225
193 Joe Hendren 171 214
193 Shelly van Soest Artist 171 290
195 Tangled up in purple 168 187
196 A new life in New Zealand 162 257
197 High voltage learning during the Christchurch earthquakes 159 339
198 Politicalisation 157 207
199 Tha Fatal Paradox 155 198
200 Sleeping with books 150 150
201 Nathanael Baker 149 185
202 Muffin Mum 140 185
203 round design 131 173
204 TimG_Oz Blog 130 197
205 Whitireia Journalism School 123 149
206 Millenium X 122 199
207 Pt England Scribes 120 120
208 KiwiSmith Family 119 151
209 You’re Underthinking 115 130
210 Rob’s Blockhead Blog 104 125
211 Busy Peas 100 115
212 And all these things 99 122
213 Anti-Dismal 95 98
214 Relatively science 91 111
215 Football Tragic NZ 90 120
215 James McKerrow – Surveyor 1834-1919# 90 120
215 AnneKcam 90 180
218 University of Otago, Law Library Blog 89 149
219 Oracle of Okarito 87 137
219 Strife and War 87 141
221 Toni Twiss 85 126
222 The Secret Life of Russ  84 110
223 Discovery Time 80 121
224 Wine Notes by gary Bowering 70 76
225 KJT 69 78
226 New Zealand Indian Fine Arts Society 67 101
227 LoveColour Blog 64 107
228 Islamnz.com 61 67
228 New Zealand female Firefighter calendar 61 81
230 Digital learning 60 120
230 Virtual North 60 330
230 Making IT Happen 60 90
230 But Now 60 60
230 Anticipating future impacts 60 60
235 Porirua EMO 58 62
235 pasture Harmonies 58 61
237 Kiwiaventuras 57 75
238 Dan in Uganda 56 70
239 Mad Young Thing 55 59
239 Einstein Music Journal# 55 75
241 Blair for Mayor 52 67
242 SageNZ 51 58
243 ZL2UCX’s Blog 50 58
244 Island in the Pacific  47 69
245 SilverSpikes Photography  45 45
246 ICT Teaching and Learning 43 67
247 A developing Geneticist 41 66
248 The Watercooler 35 69
249 ObservatioNZ 34 37
249 Rambling Reflections 34 36
251 Liminal Spaces 30 40
251 ICTPD 30 30
251 Kiwi Chronicles 30 30
251 Room 6 Koromatua School# 30 90
251 Against the current# 30 90
251 Warrington Taylor# 30 30
251 The Official Ebenezer Teichelmann Blog# 30 60
251 Chris Jillet – Mountaineer# 30 30
251 Room 6′s Blog 30 0
260 Scott & Sarah Kennedy 29 39
260 Moments of Whimsy 29 29
262 Moderation Blog 27 31
263 Think Beyond 26 29
264 Keep New Zealand Real 25 28
265 TraLIS blog 24 30
266 Unknown Future 18 22
267 Here I stand 15 17
267 Fuller’s watch# 15 25
269 DMP Lead Free 13 13
269 ElephaNZa  13 17
271 Greedy for colour 12 12
272 Robtuckerpix’s Blog  11 15
273 Ad Review 7 8
274 Roger Nome’s progressive Politics 6 6

11 responses to “January ’13 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

  1. Reblogged this on Louis' Outlook and commented:
    Ranked 172 in NZ blogs ranking for January 2013! Take a look at the rankings.

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  2. Thanks for the FAQ. Sitemeter is notoriously flakey when you change wordpress themes…. am adding statcounter in the hope that it will be more reliable.

    And yes, tho’ pukeko.net.nz is hosted in the US, I am a kiwi.

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  3. Thank you for doing this, the competitive me both loves and hates it :-)

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  4. Is it just me, or does it seem blog readers are finally flicking to RSS feeds instead of site visits?

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  5. Hi Ken

    Firstly, not a complaint, you tirelessly do a great service.

    But I’m wondering if sitemeter is working on my blog, Life Behind The IRon Drape ( http://lifebehindtheirondrape.blogspot.co.nz/ ). I’ve never been so low in the rankings, yet tracking my own blog stat’s over January via Blogger, I had one of my better months, with over 5,000 page visits, excluding my own, whereas on the table above they only show as 659. And I know it was a good month even from the emails, etc, it generated.

    Looking at my sitemeter readings just now, ‘traffic predictions’ it’s showing Hour, Day, and Week figures all empty, and a monthly figure which is a nonsense low figure.

    I suspect, and I know it’s happened before, that sitemeter has missed many days of my my blogger stats.

    Can you, or anyone reading this, suggest another site meter type service to use?

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  6. Mark, have a look at your sitemeter data – it’s seems to have stopped recording in early January (look at previous 30 days).

    If you can’t work out why I suggest you install statcounter – it’s generally reliable (although it is a bit of a bugger to get automatic stats from). And also gives similar numbers to sitemeter (when it’s working).

    About a third of bloggers on the NZ list use statcounter – some have changed recently because of sitemeter problems

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  7. If you do install Statcounter make sure it allows public access and let me know the URL.

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  8. Good one, cheers Ken. As soon as I get time I’ll look into statcounter and send you the data. I’ll cripple sitemeter in the interim.

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  9. All done. For the record, statcounter is a dream to use compared to sitemeter.

    I’ve put a visible statcounter on the right hand menu, below ‘search this blog’ (and my profile).

    I’ve made it public, and my statcounter URL is:

    http://statcounter.com/p8694377/summary/

    Is that all you need Ken?

    If you remember, leave me out of February rankings, as they’ll be missing first week.

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  10. … and statcounter gives the user much more information.

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