NZ blog ranks – June ’09

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My latest attempt to rank New Zealand blogs in the tables below.

The methods used are outlined in Ranking methods for NZ blogs. The change is the change in ranking compared with May 09 (NZ blog sitemeter ranking – May ‘09).

Briefly the method involves ranking the blogs according to 11 different ranking indices – 4 page ranking (Google Pagerank, Alexa 3 month rank, Technorati rank and Alexa NZ rank), 5 linking indices (Alexa links, Google web links, Google blog links, All the Web links and Yahoo links) and 2 RSS subscription counts (Google reader and Bloglines). The average rankings for the 11 indices are then ranked to produce a final rank.

I also include a separate ranking for each of the 3 broad classes – Page ranking, Links and RSS subscription counts.

If you want a more immediate measure of blog performance have a look at the NZ blog ranking tool. This lists the performance of over 50 NZ blogs based on actual sitemeter visit statistics. The data is for average visits/day over the previous 7 days. Obviously only the blogs which allow public access to the statistics are included. Data changes daily and one can watch blogs moving up and down the list on a daily basis.

(Note: I might try to transfer some of the rankings below into an online daily updated format like the NZ blog ranking tool. Currently I find difficulty in uploading large tables onto this blog site – presumably my broadband is just not adequate).

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See also

NZ blog sitemeter ranking – May ‘09
NZ Blog ranks – May ‘09
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NZ Blog ranks – April ‘09
NZ blog ranks – March ‘09

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Total Rank

Change

Name

Rank

Links

RSS subs

1

0

Kiwiblog

1

1

1

2

0

Public Address

2

4

1

3

0

frogblog

3

2

13

4

0

The Standard 2.02

4

3

16

5

1

Not PC

5

7

11

6

3

TUMEKE!

7

12

17

7

-2

No Right Turn

31

9

3

8

0

The Dim-Post

10

21

13

9

-2

The Inquiring Mind

18

14

53

10

0

Whale Oil Beef Hooked

53

5

46

11

1

Halfdone

14

17

61

12

5

MacDoctor Moments

17

25

51

13

12

MandM

16

21

10%

14

-3

Auckland Daily Photo

46

12

38

15

-2

No Minister

6

50

34

16

5

Open Parachute

12

41

41

17

6

The Wellingtonista

30

52

5

18

-4

Liturgy

51

16

46

19

-4

In a stange land

47

28

24

20

39

Life is not a race to be first finished

34

51

9

21

13

Cactus Kate

9

79

10

22

8

Kiwipolitico

20

33

77

23

-5

Beatie’s Book Blog

40

35

36

24

4

Wellington Daily Photo

50

23

35

25

-9

Jack Yan: The Persuader

72

11

43

26

-2

The Fundy Post

60

24

22

27

-7

New Zeal

25

59

24

28

-10

Nelson Daily Photo

48

10

108

29

-7

The Hand Mirror

15

85

12

30

-4

New Zealand Conservative

8

46

101

31

-4

The visible hand in economics

13

31

148

32

7

Allthings2all

130

8

27

33

-2

Ethical Martini

26

45

69

34

27

Offsetting Behaviour

37

55

39

35

-2

Liberty Scott

35

57

44

36

9

Stephenfranks.co.nz

43

47

46

37

-1

Hot Topic

27

53

74

38

-3

Keeping Stock

22

69

62

39

-10

Derek’s blog

100

37

6

40

new

Artichoke

123

30

3

41

6

Hitting Metal With A Hammer

44

38

85

42

1

Lindsay Mitchell

24

63

81

43

19

Silent running

66

6

182

44

-2

Clint Heine and Friends

31

73

64

45

12

Big News

19

62

127

46

-9

sustain:if:able kiwi

69

28

83

47

-15

Capitalism is bad

177

15

21

48

-10

Radical Cross Stitch

41

111

7

49

new

Lively

61

42

86

50

22

Knowledge Workers

28

61

122

51

4

Media Law Journal

66

66

31

52

19

Educational Origami

10%

84

22

53

-3

Oswald Bastable’s Ranting

28

87

74

54

new

A cat of impossible colour

52

86

33

55

-14

Homepaddock

11

130

40

56

-10

Christchurch Daily Photo

73

39

93

57

-6

from the morgue

92

49

57

58

-4

Reading the Maps

68

68

49

59

-19

Poneke’s Weblog

36

132

8

60

-7

Just Left

57

102

15

61

-13

Object dart

97

60

45

62

26

Educating the dragon

78

83

20

63

-14

Anti-Dismal

33

110

65

64

-20

Barnsley Bill

20

127

65

65

-9

Pacific Empire

96

40

96

66

2

Anarchia

127

27

90

67

35

Red Alert

95

32

145

68

-16

Pundit

82

19

185

69

new

Teaching Sagittarian

64

67

99

70

-3

Put ’em all on an island

82

80

55

71

4

John Key

48

70

139

72

new

Signposts

42

105

81

73

-13

Christchurch City Libraries Blog

125

72

29

74

-10

En Avant

102

77

49

75

-17

The Hive

98

95

28

76

-10

roarprawn

38

108

115

77

-9

Evolving Newsroom

82

120

24

78

new

Contradiction

157

47

76

79

-14

Kotare

137

94

19

80

-10

Policy Blog

126

36

154

81

-7

Greenpeace New Zealand Weblog

65

43

233

82

new

Adventure into romance

143

34

149

83

-20

Greg’s Blog

148

90

29

84

-4

NewZblog

117

65

101

85

new

Luddite Journo

79

89

113

86

0

Einstein Music Journal

56

97

146

87

new

Robyn’s Secret Passage

113

109

37

88

-15

ACT New Zealand blogs

92

26

289

89

-8

Bowalley Road

112

99

71

90

-13

Bioblog

55

81

219

91

-15

Prodigal Kiwi(s) Blog

89

150

18

92

-10

Greenflame

139

74

108

93

30

Liberation

63

153

51

94

-15

Samuel Dennis

45

124

174

95

6

CORE

104

93

131

96

-3

Art and my life

140

92

94

97

-8

Webweaver’s world

135

122

59

98

-15

Monkey with typewriter

54

160

84

99

-15

Bits on the side

175

75

121

100

8

Say Hello

110

101

132

101 – 150

Against the current
Alliance Party of New Zealand
Aotearoa: a wider perspective
Auckland Blog
Beautiful Monsters
Being Frank
Blessed Economist
café pacific
Canterbury Atheists
Christian News NZ
Daily New Zealand News
Dave Gee: Life from Right Field
Education investigation
Eye of the Fish
Fighting talk
g.blog
get the skinny:[from skinny]
goNZo Freakpower Brains Trust
Hamilton Daily Photo
Henry
Humanitarian Chronicle
Joe Hendren
Karl du Fresne
KiwiSmithFamily
Lefthandpalm
Love in a tent
Micky’s muses . . From the antipodes
Mulholland Drive
NZ Blogosphere
PM of NZ
Put up thy Sword!
RobiNZ Personal Blog
SageNZ
Semper Vita
Sharing the addiction
Socialist Aotearoa
Stargazer
Su’s Sound Bites
Tauranga Daily Photo
TBR.cc
the gossip
The Republican Movement of Aotearoa new Zealand
The sound of butterflies
The world according to Misha
theSection59Blog
This is halfpie
Thoughtspurs
Unity Blog
whoar.co.nz
Workers Party

150 – 200

A Sensitivity to Things
Alf Grumble
Ali’s blog
All embracing, but underwhelming
Bill English
Blogging it real
Brian Edward’s Media
Canvassing for opinion
cbmilne33
Contra Celsum
Cr!key Creek
dad4justice
definitive
Developing the mind of Christ
Distractions
Dragonsinger
Dunedin Public Libraries news and reviews blog
Ellis in Wellyland
ereport
Family integrity
Funerals and snakes
Genius
Home Education Foundation
I see red
ki ta himi titiro
Leigh Blackall
Lunchbox
Manaia Kindergarten
Maori Party
Naketa’s Blog
Neil Stockley
Nevermind
Not quite perfect
NZ Conservative
Opposable thumb
People Points
Physics Stop
Planet NZ Tech
Prog blog
rob’s blockhead blog
simon.net.nz
Spleen
Stanselen
Star Studded Super Step
The Fairfacts Media Show
Thinking Matters Talk
Truth Seeker
Turning the supertanker
United Future
Website.net.nz

201 – 370

99 Problems but Style Ain’t One
A dark feathered art
A novelist speaks on books …
A view from the pew
ACT on campus
agridata.co.nz
And Slaters go Plop
Artblackhead
Aspiring writer
Author of confusion
B K Drinkwater
Backchat Café
Barber’s meaty issues
Bitemymoko
Brendon Burns
Catch the wave
Chalkface 2.0
Christian Theist
Climate Kiwi
Comme il Faut
Consumist
Courage to tremble
Creative Voice
Culture and Wine
Daktari’s world
Deadball
Dear John
Deep(ish) Thought
Digital Learning
Di’s Blog – ICT in Education
Donovan’s world
Dr Sapna
Earth is my Favourite Planet
Elsewoman
Emeth aletheia
Everyone is gifted
Extreme team 14
Farmgirl
Flying High
From the Ends of the Earth
fruitful faith
GavinKnight.com
Going Places
Grant Robertson
Green is good
Half-Geek
Harvest bird
Here I stand
Hey Milly!
High windows
Hipkens on line
I am Johnny King
ICT in Early ChildhoodEducation
ICT teaching and learning
ICTPD
Indelible freckles
ithink
Janis Freeguard’s weblog
Jedd
Jesus was a titman
Jews, Christians and Muslims Working Together
Joey Hill
Kahukura’s blog
Kai Tua o te Pae
kaiwai’s blog
Kerre Woodham’s World
Kiwi thoughts on life, travel ..
Kiwitravelwriter
Korero Pt England
Life and Politics.co.nz
Loco Burro Politics – NZ
Lolly Scramble
lukesnedden.com – Confused? Don’t be!
m3teacher
Madness and Mess
Maidennz
Manaiakalani
Maungaturoto Daily Photo
Media Fetish
Moturoa’s blog
Mr Publics organ of electric intercourse
myplacenictspace
Neuseeland
New Day
New Zealand Dog News
New Zealand Micro Party Watch Blog
New Zealand vs the world
New Zealand Websites
Newlifenz’s blog
No excuses, just write
Nothing is what it seems
NZ Right Wing Leftie
NZ Skeptic
NZPI
Ohuirere Class Blog
Over the fence
Ozymandias Warning
Paul Long’s Ramblings
pete’s kiwi watch
Photos from around New Zealand
Phrenic philosophy
Pip’s squeaks
Political animal
Pre-frontal lobotomy
Prior knowledge
Pt England school
Quote unquote
Reality Check
Realitively science
redrave
Reporter Girl
Right to Life
rivetting KateTaylor
Room 10 @ Morrinsville Intermediate school
Room 10 Grey Lynn School
Room 18 learners
Room 18’s Sharing Space
Room 8 @ Melville Intermediate
Room Ten’s Blog
Ruth’s reflections
Sandhurst Winery
Scalia
Scepticon
Science Media Centre Blog
Si Quando Dubium, Illic Est Scilicet
Sleep500dotcom
Sleeping with books
Snowballs
Socialist Democracy
St Pius X – Room Six’s creations!!!
Subversive ICT
Surfr
Swritches
Tamahere forum
Tamaki Schools Consortium
Tamaki Tales
TANSA Talk
TCTV
Teacher etalk
The adventures of a homely wife
The Atavism
The Bull Pen
The chicken or the egg . .
The flightless writer
The Home Office
The Linesman
The Other Blog
The Podgorani
The Positive Atheist
The quiet world project
The re(mixed) Baptist
Theology Geek
Think Beyond
Three point turn
Today is my Birthday
toni twiss
True Paradigm
Tuckr
Upwardly Mobile
VirtualNorth
Watchblog
Watching brief
Web Help NZ – SEO Blog
Wendyl Nissen
What’s a simple man to do
Widgets and wikis and blogs . . . Oh my!!!
Wine enahnced metacognitions
Winged Ink
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26 responses to “NZ blog ranks – June ’09

  1. Hi Ken

    I’ll have to try harder to make the top 100. One very popular blog on Scoop.co.nz is http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/. Local and very relevant.

    Phil

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  2. My blog didn’t show up in the comment field,

    http://advertising.scoop.co.nz

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  4. I find it completely bizarre that my blog is so far up the list.

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  5. Andrea – according to just sitemeter stats you should actually be doing better – have a look at NZ blog ranking tool for your place in the list for blogs which make their stats public.

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  6. Curses! What am I doing there? I must get one of those sitemeter thingies 🙂

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  8. Ken – wowza! That’s unexpected. Thanks for showing me!

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  9. Your blog ranking tool has a strange URL for my blog Put ’em all on an Island. It should be http://uroskin.blogspot.com
    Cheers

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  10. Sorry, uroskin. Had omitted something in the spreadsheet but the data was (is) OK. Should be fixed now.

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  11. godlessmonkey

    In answer to your comment to me, mine for one:

    godlessmonkey.wordpress.com

    But there are many listed on feedjit.com by region. You might find it useful to check that out. There are many in Auckland alone not on your list.

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  12. Ill put your site in the database – although I can’t see any identification as a NZ blog I take your word for it.

    I have been thorugh feedjit a few times – but if you know of ones not on the current list (June), please pass them on.

    Also, If you a willing to make your stacounter data public I can include your blog in my NZ blog ranking tool (see NZ blogs average daily visits).

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  13. godlessmonkey

    My Statcounter data is free to view at all times.

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  14. I mean access to the details. You are displaying a number but I clicking on the icon gets through just top the generic statcounter site. If you change your setting to enable public access the spreadsheet I use can get at the visits/day data (and the monthly visits data).

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  15. godlessmonkey

    I can add you as a user. I’ll need an email address, a user name and a password for you.

    you can reach me at rds@ihug.co.nz

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  16. That won’t work godlessmonkey as the data is imported on the web into a google document spreadsheet (cookies on my computer and passwords don’t work – I think it’s a guest login). All I need is a link (something like:http://my8.statcounter.com/project/standard2/stats.php?account_id=2417659&login_id=1&code=863e938e085e8e44255ec77c0810750f&guest_login=1&project_id=4509080) which goes to your data. There doesn’t actually have to be public access from your site, unless you want it.

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  17. That doesn’t work (presumably because I don’t have the cookies you have). The link should have something like “&guest_login=1&project_id=” in it.

    If you go login to your statcounter dashboard, go to the padlock symbol (which gives control and access), click on the 3rd choice (“all stats are public”) you should get the link with guest in it.

    Going to the spanner and then “install code” you can get the code to put in a widget. This should include a “view my stats” link as well as the button.

    However, you don’t need to have that link – just send me the link you get when you make “all stats are public”.

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  18. Thanks, it’s working now.

    However, I have a horrible feeling that the visits/day row is not lining up properly for the data imported from Stacounter. It seems to be importing new visitors instead. If so it will be ranking blogs with statcounter lower than it should. I’ll have a look at that. I may be temporary, but if not it’s easy to adjust for.

    Ken.

    Open Parachute

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  19. godlessmonkey

    Well, on top of that the data for Statcounter never matches up with the data for WordPress. A few days ago Statcounter said over 1900 while WordPress said just over 1400. It’s not usually out by that much, but it’s often out by 200 or more on any given day. I discovered that Statcounter was counting my visits and changed that, but since I rarely go there more than once a day that doesn’t account for the discrepancy. Add to that the fact that when I was on Blogspot I was getting more than twice the number of hits I do on WordPress and then whole thing makes me thing all of this data is faulty, which is why I’m not sure your rankings actually amount to much, but I interested in your data nonetheless.

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  20. Granted every ranking method is going to have problems – some aspects will be arbitrary. I guess using some uniform method of visits may not tell a lot to the individual blogger as many visits will terminate immediately, some will read and some will browse through other posts. But I think if a blogger compares their visit numbers with those for other blogs using similar counters then the ranking, rather than absolute numbers, gives them some information.

    I think this argument has some merit for visit stats. I am less confident that it does for ranking methods like Technorati, Alexa, etc. The RSS subscription counts may be more valuable. I adopted the approach of averaging ranks over 11 indices. Tumeke basically uses Alexa to estimate visits and adds commment number, posting frequency, etc., and Halfdone combines Alexa 3 month, Alexa NZ and Technorati.

    However, one works with what is available. If more people made their stats publicly accessible I think that would provide the most useful ranking system. Even with just 60 or so at this stage, though, it is possible for others to compare their own numbers with the ranked blogs and get some idea of their relative performance. Its probably best to use the tool to estimate ones own performance – rather than thinking it objectively rates the worth of all the blogs.

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  21. godlessmonkey

    I read somewhere recently that one shouldn’t get too absorbed in one’s stats. I know I have always been, I’m still mystified why I dropped by half when I moved from Blogspot to WordPress. I think it has to do with the decline of Alphainventions to some extent. I still get nothing but high praise from those who do bother to comment, so I guess I’m doing something right. What is your feeling about the relevance of numbers to the blogger?

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  22. Irrespective of the difficulties in interpretation your blog does rate highly for visit stats. Interestingly, I have located a few NZ writers blogs lately and this seems to be common – they rank higher than the more political/religious/social commentary blogs which dominate the usual ranking systems (for some reason writers blogs have been ignored in the past).

    I think some bloggers (only a few) become obsessed with numbers. I have been accused of rigging things by at least one person who thinks like that. Really, the blogger should try to assess them as an indication (hopefully objective) of how effectively they are “getting their message across.” To reject the evidence because it doesn’t fit in with one’s wishes, rather than taking it on board and making changes if necessary, seems to me silly.

    I guess, ideally one should not give a stuff about the numbers – as long as you are enjoying what you do. Then again, if you are interested in getting a message through (rather than writing entirely for one’s own satisfaction (and then why bother about putting it on line) you should have some interest in the numbers – although it pays to be realistic about one’s “market.” Don’t expect to compete with blogs like Kiwiblog, for example.

    I don’t concern myself too much – but I do try to communicate a message so I hope I am getting readers. One thing, though, is that by establishing some sort of record of posting frequency and ranking I now find I can get books to review on-line. Providing they are books I probably want to read anyway that is a win-win situation.

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  23. what the great article, but i’m little bit confuse to read that table can u explain clearly?

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