December ’15 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

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There are about 300 blogs on the list, although I am weeding out those which are no longer active or have removed public access to sitemeters.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 or get your stats wrong).

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. 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 December 2015. Ranking is by visit numbers. I have listed the blogs in the table below, together with monthly visits and page view numbers. 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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Rank Blog Visits/month Page Views/month
1 Whale Oil 1146182 2398166
2 Kiwiblog 278000 520670
3 Student art guide 227723 318544
4 The Standard 201079 394375
5 The Daily Blog 123087 204922
6 Liturgy 54046 86489
7 Lulastic 37159 41697
8 Utopia – you are standing in it 36278 47633
9 Blogger at Large 34532 42237
10 The Dim-Post 31756 43381
11 Mama said 25849 30671
12 Happy Mum: Happy Child 23764 27936
13 Sciblogs 20493 30942
14 No Minister 15152 20491
15 The Global Couple 11515 13800
16 13th Floor 10853 15779
17 Sacraparental 10382 12274
18 Matte Shot 10120 13714
19 Homepaddock 9957 13540
20 Nom Nom Panda 8237 10201
21 Throng 8227 11816
22 Tikorangi: The Jury Garden 7897 9733
23 Dark Brightness 7784 13208
24 Right Reason 6959 9529
25 NewZeal 6620 7946
26 Lena talks beauty 6499 7457
27 Open Parachute 6332 7906
28 Fields of Blood 6283 8779
29 Cycling in Christchurch 6268 8825
30 In the back of the net 6246 10191
31 Hot Topic 6089 8192
32 Offsetting behaviour 5585 7085
33 Nina Makes 4781 6609
34 Talking Auckland 4738 6419
35 Lindsay Mitchell 4372 5404
36 Albom Adventures 3865 5455
37 Liberation 3831 4906
38 OracleNZ by Francisco Munoz Alvarez 3709 4398
39 Anglican down under 3545 5341
40 Aotearoa: A wider perspective 3507 4247
41 Vomkrieg 3469 5954
42 The Woolshed Wargamer 3090 5675
43 Reading the maps 2838 3672
44 Rodney’s Aviation Ramblings 2623 3175
45 Eat like a normal person 2611 5174
46 Aughts and Oughtisms 2594 3190
47 Otagosh 2531 4230
48 Mrs Cake 2406 4064
49 TVHE 2289 2453
50 Home education Foundation 2258 2830
51 Save our Schools NZ 2200 3155
52 Windy Hilltops 2135 3085
53 Off the couch 1869 2955
54 Woodleigh Nursery 1864 4168
55 Blessed Economist 1832 2193
56 Kiwi Cakes 1782 2390
57 Scepticon 1770 1988
58 Quote Unquote 1724 1889
59 Crime Watch 1620 2119
60 The Bloke 1586 2118
61 New Zealand Conservative 1578 1965
62 Lance Wiggs 1526 1775
63 No Right Turn 1395 1771
64 Canterbury Atheists 1392 1658
65 Sarah the Gardener 1118 1474
66 Muffin-Mum 1071 1407
67 Wysiwygpurple’s Blog 1035 1392
68 Wellington Chic 1034 1162
69 Undeniably Atheist 973 1136
70 Episto 915 1247
71 AmeriNZ 862 1303
72 Helen Heath 847 987
73 Pdubyah – a life just as ordinary 843 1183
74 Stratford Aerodrome 794 989
75 Life Behind the IRon Drape 793 1880
76 My thinks 746 842
77 Tales from a Caffeinated Weka 715 1136
78 Show your workings 694 982
79 Einstein Music Journal 686 738
80 Snowrii 652 910
81 Perissodactyla 642 713
82 Eye on the ICR 641 782
83 Michael Jeans 632 816
84 Jontynz 570 833
85 Life is not a race to be finished first 559 730
86 Keeping Stock 540 655
87 Four seasons in one 537 612
88 Girls got curves 521 604
89 PM of NZ 519 592
90 Room One @ Auroa School 509 1479
91 Islamnz.com 507 780
92 Keeping stock 506 568
93 Derek’s blog 488 760
94 Put ’em all on an island 484 580
94 A communist at large 484 567
96 From the Earth’s End 472 0
97 One Furious Llama 459 881
98 Socialist Aotearoa 441 496
99 sticK 410 436
100 Sharlene says 401 415
101 Ideologically impure 388 432
102 SmallTorque 380 595
103 Anne Free Spirit 379 1184
104 Artichoke 362 624
105 Communication, Church, Society 350 506
106 Stitchbird 326 490
107 Brennan McDonald 325 392
108 Get Out Gertrude! 323 386
109 The IT Countrey Justice 321 419
110 Hitting Metal With A Hammer 312 397
111 MandM 300 300
112 Tararua District Library 286 369
113 Media Sport and Other Rantings 279 322
114 Exile in New zealand 271 377
115 Social Media & the 2014 Election 268 368
116 Creative Voice# 264 496
117 Glenview 9 250 275
118 Tauranga Blog 222 243
119 goNZo Freakpower Brains Trust 220 228
120 Quietly in the backgroud 210 381
121 Halfdone 199 220
122 Room 5 @ Melville Intermediate School 196 275
123 Nelsonian’s life 189 312
124 roarprawn 186 251
125 Taradale Blog# 184 304
126 MartinIsti Blog 172 221
127 Wokarella 158 246
127 Mountains of Our Minds# 158 204
129 Glennis’s Blog Page# 157 177
130 AnneKcam
153 277
131 Spatula Forum 148 173
131 kiwi simplexity 148 155
133 Software development and stuff 146 152
134 Kiwidollar.com 145 171
135 The Fundy Post 143 157
136 Shattered light 140 280
137 Sugar’s the new Durries 136 167
138 Super Rugby Tips 129 136
139 Dad4justice 126 144
139 Samuel Dennis 126 126
141 Grumpollie 121 217
142 Cambridge NZ 120 149
143 jo russ photo diary 116 157
143 High voltage learning during the Christchurch earthquakes 116 141
145 ElephaNZa 110 127
146 This Mum Rocks 108 126
147 Cut your hair 104 116
148 Riddled 101 132
149 Upstage 100 137
150 Canvassing for opinion 99 120
151 Spratts 98 150
152 Springston School Library Blog 93 240
153 Fuller’s watch 89 117
154 Unity Blog 87 93
155 Ruggerblogger 79 106
156 Lost Soul 69 84
157 Aphrodite rises 67 94
158 The Catalyst 66 73
159 John Macilree’s Blog 65 74
160 John Macilree’s Weblog# 62 74
161 Dragonsinger 60 69
162 NZ First Youth 59 69
163 The Little Waaagh! That Could 58 78
163 UpsideBackwards 58 74
165 University of Otago, Law Library Blog 47 73
166 Write to travel 43 48
167 Frontlawn 41 51
167 Carolyn’s blog 41 48
169 New Zealand Indian Fine Arts Society 39 40
170 James McKerrow – Surveyor 1834-1919# 35 37
171 Journey to a mini me 34 45
172 Whitireia Journalism School 32 41
173 Social Policy Bonds Blog 31 56
173 You’re Underthinking 31 36
175 Oracle of Okarito 27 46
175 Room 24, 2012 27 28
177 The Official Ebenezer Teichelmann Blog# 26 31
178 Joe Hendren 25 26
179 Ellie Great 24 30
179 The Well read Kitty 24 25
181 New Zealand female Firefighter calendar 20 22
182 Nathanael Baker 18 22
183 Science in a van blog 17 28
184 Warrington Taylor# 14 15
185 No Mum is an Island 12 17
185 Family integrity 12 13
185 ah! New Year’s Resolution 12 12
188 Politicalisation 11 18
188 Moderation Blog 11 16
188 Something Interesting to read 11 12
191 Bill Bennett 10 10
192 In this moment 9 27
192 kiwiincanberra 9 9
194 SilverSpikes Photography 8 14
194 Mousehouse 8 13
194 Tertius 8 11
194 Bob McKerrow – Wayfarer 8 9
194 Looking in the square 8 8
199 Nine Inch Nails 7 9
200 Waiology 6 6
201 KJT 5 6
201 Robtuckerpix’s Blog 5 5
203 Rambling Reflections 3 7
203 Mars 2 Earth 3 3
205 pasture Harmonies 2 2
205 Roger Nome’s progressive Politics 2 2
207 Infectious thoughts 1 1
207 Not PC 1 1
207 Relatively science 1 1
207 Keith Johnson Wellington NZ 1 1
207 Liminal Spaces 1 1
207 Man of Errors 1 1

18 responses to “December ’15 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

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  2. As always thank you for the work involved in this

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  3. “He who provides the rating rates” .
    Google has a rating system for its database in it propaganda rates highly.

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  4. Sure, Mary – but this is a ranking – not a rating.

    This ranking is based simply on the visit numbers with no attempt to rate quality.

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  5. But yet you rated it on numbers .
    By selective not choosing all NZ blogs and by the ranking ( “rating”)info provided to you by private content marketing companies which (like Wikileaks) is unverified and do support a blog content of their choice( bias).
    In turn, like the information released to people by the marketing media about a political candidate such as high support for John Key in an poll numbers, the false and unverified information on popularity/rating/ranking then tends to increase numbers.
    Its blog marketing.

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  6. Since Mary doesn’t get the meaning of words that she can look up in any dictionary correct, how should we then consider her other claims, all made without evidence?

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  7. Mary, if you have any suggestions for improvement of this monthly ranking list I would be happy to hear them. My mind is open – as long as it doesn’t involve too much work.🙂

    However, I suggest you read the Blog Ranking FAQs before putting your fingers to the keyboard as you seem to haved made some unwarranted assumptions.

    Let’s attempt to clear these up:

    1: This not a list of all NZ blogs and doesn’t pretend to be. Selection is simply on the basis of public availability of statistics – provided automatically by the blog. I do not select the blogs (although from time to time a hunt down any suitable – in the sense of making their stats available). These days new blogs are added after an enquiry from the blogger.

    2: Not a single “private content marketing company” provides me with information – in fact, I do not know of any such companies – they don’t interest me.

    3: Stats come from automatically harvesting the counters installed on blogs by the blog owner. Counters like Statcounter, Sitemeter, Flagcounter, etc. In that sense the data is objective. I know there are always issues with counting visits but that is understood by me and sensible bloggers. Importantly there is no selection on my part.

    4: This does not pretend to rate blogs according to quality. OK, ranking by visit numbers could be interpreted as popularity – but any sensible person does not equate that with authority or reliability. I, in no way, wish to present the ranking as endorsement in that sense. Personally, I think the top ranking blog here is of poor quality and unreliable – and I believe most sensible New Zealanders might agree with me. But the visit numbers are, nevertheless, of interest to many.

    5. Finally, if you wish to see that your favourite NZ blogs are included in the ranking list please provide me with the relevant urls and I will include them. All that is necessary is that they have a counter from which the statistics can be harvested automatically. The blog ranking FAQ gives advice on installing a counter it there isn’t already one on the site.

    So, Mary, I look forward to a long list of NZ blogs from you that you think should be included.

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  8. Sorry Richard Christie you are wrong, the private marketing ranking is a rating. “A rating is the evaluation or assessment of something, in terms of quantity ( being rated by statistics)”
    Loved your other ad hominem disguised as an assumption Mr Christie.

    The information I provided to you is on the private marketing quantity rating of websites.
    Its ok that you don’t know you are helping to market websites content, most people wouldn’t as the marketing content companies are very clever🙂

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  9. Mary – please link us to the “private marketing quantity rating of websites..”

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  10. the private marketing ranking is a rating. “A rating is the evaluation or assessment of something, in terms of quantity ( being rated by statistics)”

    non sequitur

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  11. You are unknowingly marketing websites by providing bias and unverified private rankings/ratings.
    The partial rating data for the few NZ websites you used was privately collected data (and was unverified).

    Google is privately owned search engine and controls these quantities/ numbers/rankings/ratings.
    Did you know Google’s “Panda” and later “unnamed” algorithms in 2015 obliterated virtually all of some site’s organic traffic/rankings/ratings.

    Inaccuracies.
    http://www.varight.com/news/why-sitemeter-is-not-a-good-measure-of-blog-traffic-and-proof-lowell-feld-is-wrong/

    Hacking traffic counters and “Click farming” .

    http://whatdoino-steve.blogspot.co.nz/2015/06/sitemeter-out-of-control.html

    Yours is a bias private unverified ranking, a rating, for some websites in NZ using google algorithms and site-meter numbers.

    If you investigate you will find site meter is owned by myspace, Google has a pre-existing relationship with MySpace that dates back to 2007 when they signed a 3-year, $900 million exclusive deal with the social media platform.”
    http://www.fourwinds10.net/siterun_data/media/internet/news.php?q=1262024557

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  12. Mary, you are confused.

    Ken’s ranking is neither an assessment of data nor is it an evaluation of data.
    Tested against the definition of rating that you supplied.

    It is a simple ordering of data, in other words, a ranking.

    That is how it is presented and that is how it is described.

    Really, get a life.

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  13. Mary, problems with Sitemeter are not new to readers of this blog. I have often commented on specific problems in my monthly rankings posts and specifically in Time to give up on Sitemeter.

    I repeat my point again:

    3: Stats come from automatically harvesting the counters installed on blogs by the blog owner. Counters like Statcounter, Sitemeter, Flagcounter, etc. In that sense the data is objective. I know there are always issues with counting visits but that is understood by me and sensible bloggers. Importantly there is no selection on my part.

    The data is not “private” – it is publicly available and is made available by blog owners.

    The data is also easily verifiable – something you can easily check. Go to a random blog on my list and check the link providing the stats. Tell me if that figure does not verify the figure on my list.

    I do not pretend the list is anything more than what it is and readers use it with that knowledge.

    As I said, if you can suggest improvements please do so – I am all ears.

    But so far your criticisms seem to be wild and completely off target. As Richard suggests, perhaps your comments are a substitute for a life.

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  14. Absolutely right Mary, people who get served with this incomplete NZ web traffic rating should understand where the numbers come from, how it is not free from hacking or the influence of google algorithms and most importantly what it is used for.
    http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/cover_story/2016/01/how_facebook_s_news_feed_algorithm_works.html

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  15. Mathew, are you suggesting that I am withholding any information on how this list is compiled? If so, could you please support that claim?

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  16. Mathew’s link has nothing to do with the statcounter statistics that Ken collates.

    You have to wonder why these people seem to see conspiracies everywhere.

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  18. Hi Ken, I don’t usually read the comments but today I scrolled on down and wow! Think I’ll be reading them more often!! On that note, I just wanted to say thank you. I really appreciate your blog rankings for what they are. I enjoy seeing how I’m doing as a relatively new blogger and checking out the other blogs on the list. Thanks!

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