NZ blog ranks – March ’09

OK – this is the result of my attempt at ranking NZ blogs using the methods described in Ranking methods for NZ blogs. Besides an overall aggregate rating using 10 statistical measures I have also provided aggregate ranks for three criteria:

Ranking statistics

Linking statistics

RSS feed subscriptions

Alexa Rank Alexa Links Google Reader
Alexa NZ Rank Google Blog Links
Technorati Rank Google Web links
Google Page Rank Yahoo Links
All the Web Links

At this stage I have included only 85 blogs (taken from those rating in first 60 of Tumeke and Half Done lists, plus a few extra of personal interest). I am also only reporting here the top 70 of these. For a full list and full ranking details for each of the 10 statistical measures download NZ Blog Rankings March 09.pdf.

So have fun comparing your rank below with those determined by by Tumeke and Halfdone. Don’t forget each survey uses different methods so results will differ and should be interpreted intelligently.

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See also:
maxzoneblogoblivionmetricidal at The Inquiring Mind
Rating NZ blogs

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Total Rank

Rank

Links

RSS sub

1

Kiwiblog

1

1

2

2

Public Address

2

2

4

3

Not PC

3

7

1

4

The Standard 2.02

3

5

18

5

No Right Turn

6

6

5

6

Whale Oil Beef Hooked

19

4

17

7

The Inquiring Mind

8

10

29

8

frogblog

5

21

20

9

Jack Yan: The Persuader

17

9

45

10

Silent running

53

3

26

11

TUMEKE!

15

18

14

12

New Zeal

22

13

24

13

The wellingtonista

24

16

3

14

No Minister

16

23

14

15

The Hand Mirror

10

29

11

16

Open Parachute

9

25

26

17

New Zealand Conservative

11

21

36

18

Capitalism is bad

48

8

25

19

Cactus Kate

18

28

7

20

The Dim-Post

14

30

10

21

The Fundy Post

39

11

18

22

Poneke’s Weblog**

12

46

6

23

In a stange land

47

12

28

24

The visible hand in economics

34

16

39

25

Policy Blog

23

19

65

26

Lindsay Mitchell

24

25

41

27

Halfdone

40

14

48

28

Homepaddock

7

57

29

29

MandM

12

44

56

30

roarprawn

29

40

23

31

Radical Cross Stitch

36

42

8

32

Hot Topic

30

27

65

33

Liberty Scott

38

24

52

34

Just Left

45

31

16

35

MacDoctor Moments

37

34

36

36

The Hive

43

33

21

37

Anti-Dismal

21

49

41

38

Pundit

70

15

22

39

Kotare

52

34

9

40

Keeping Stock

35

38

44

41

Clint Heine and Friends

32

41

50

42

Reading the Maps

43

36

33

43

Kiwipolitico

48

32

38

44

Big News

20

57

55

45

Oswald Bastable’s Ranting

28

48

57

46

Bioblog

27

47

68

47

Barnsley Bill

32

63

34

48

RobiNZ Personal Blog

31

52

70

49

John Key

56

37

67

50

Physics Stop

26

60

81

51

Put ’em all on an island

62

44

45

52

Henry

75

39

29

53

Alliance Party of New Zealand

55

43

84

53

ACT New Zealand blogs

76

20

84

55

Being Frank

45

60

61

56

Workers Party

51

55

72

57

Bowalley Road

68

53

34

58

Webweaver’s world

69

50

43

59

NZ Blogosphere

40

65

73

60

Evolving Newsroom

62

69

13

61

Hitting Metal With A Hammer

60

54

59

62

Monkey with typewriter

40

73

50

63

Samuel Dennis

48

64

74

64

Aotearoa: a wider perspective

60

56

68

65

TBR.cc

66

70

32

66

g.blog

56

75

40

67

goNZo Freakpower Brains Trust

62

65

63

68

whoar.co.nz

65

59

78

69

Offsetting Behaviour

82

65

12

70

Dave Gee: Life from Right Field

71

60

77

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16 responses to “NZ blog ranks – March ’09

  1. I read a lot of RSS feeds on Bloglines rather than Google reader, do you take these into account?

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  2. No I don’t – but I would like to get more RSS feed data to make it more representative. So far the only feed stats I have found are the google reader ones.

    I can’t find any way of getting bloglines RSS feed stats. Do you know of any such stats?

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  3. Hi Ken

    bloglines does have a subscribers stat, you have 13:
    http://www.bloglines.com/userdir?siteid=13578604.

    It’s a bit of a pain from your perspective because you need to search for the feed then click on “more information” then hover over the subscribers link to get the number of subscribers.

    There might be someway to get a blog’s bloglinesID from it’s URL which would mean you could set something up to automatically get the information you want …

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  4. Thanks for this David W. I’ll try to get my head around it. I guess it will depend on how many of the NZ blogs are publicly subscribed to Bloglines.

    Looks like it should be possible though.

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  5. adamsmith1922

    Ken

    nice post.

    love my improved ranking

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  7. adamsmith1922

    Let’s face it, it is all a bit of fun.

    My posts on this issue are all about a bit of pi** taking and fun.

    Hopefully nobody takes any of it seriously

    Except the VDS joke

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  8. I had no idea we had so many RSS subs!

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  9. Whoops – you had me worried for a while. The ranking (56) is just the order in the list – not a subscription number. It corresponds to a subscription number of 27.

    KibwiBlog has a ranking of 1 for RSS subs – corresponding to a subscription number of 618.

    It’s important not to read the ranking as the raw statistic.

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  11. I still think Alexa’s b*ll*cks. The only way to gauge traffic is to use real numbers. At Tumeke! Tim S threatens you with Alexa to get you to divulge the real numbers… 😉

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  12. I guess all the different rating stats have their own methods and quirks. It would be interesting to compare actual stat counter data with the Alexa, Technorati, etc., data. Might try that some time with the publicly available stat counters on Tim’s list.

    In the end of course hits and page views really don’t give an indication of real readership and influence.

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  13. I guess all the different rating stats have their own methods and quirks

    You know, if you were really serious about this you could do a PCA and presume the first component is “popularity”.

    Of course, telling people that their ranking in the pecking order has changed based on a statistical construct might not be easy…

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  14. Actually, I think some people have a hard enough time getting their heads around what ranking means – let alone PCA. These days I’m limited to what Excel offers (and don’t have tame statisticians to help me any more).

    Mind you – it would be an interesting exercise.

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