I have had a couple of goes at ranking NZ blogs according to the visits recorded by the public sitemeter or statcounters. There are now about 50 blogs I which have data I can access.
This time I have put together a web-based spreadsheet which automatically uploads this data to provide up-to-date rankings – based on Google Docs. It displays the rank and average daily visit numbers for the previous 7 days. At this stage only data from Sitemeter and Statcounter are shown – that’s all I have been able to get it to work for. However, these are the most frequently used methods.
Below is a table displaying results for the morning of Friday 19th June. You can load the current page here: NZ blogs average daily visits.
Some points to remember:
2: Only publicly available data is shown. If you want data for your blog to be included instal either of these counters and set it up to make the data public. Then send me a note.
3: The data shows average visits/day based on the previous 7 days.
4: You should see changes from day to day. It’s a bit like following the stock market prices, your investment returns, or the fluctuating kiwi dollar. You can watch your favourite blog move up or down the rankings from day to day.
5: The data would be improved if more blogs made their stats public – especially the higher ranking blogs.
6: Even if you don’t wish to include your own blog in the list the data enables you to compare your private figures and hence get an idea of how you compare.
7: The full data is not always available on first loading the page. For some reason this is more of a problem with Sitemeter than Statcounter. However, just wait a while and reload the page. it should eventually come right. (The data also seems to change at different times of the day for the two meters).
8: The rankings are also available as an RSS feed .
Have fun following your ranking.
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