International Cat Speculators Since 2006

January Blog Stats


Welcome to another month’s blog rankings.

Alexa = Alexa ranking

NZ ranking = Alexa NZ ranking

Technorati.com authority score (1 if none)

HD Score calculated Alexa*AlexaNZ/Authority/10000. Greens blog multiplied by 80.

All data was downloaded this evening.

Some changes this month.

1. The default NZ rank for those without one is now 45000 as this was too high and penalising those who had fewer NZ readers.

2. The default Alexa rank of 10000000 was actually higher the Alexa score for many blogs and is now 30000000.

3. Blogs are now coloured according to their political position.

So far we have simply left, right, libertarian and some greens, but I will be including anarchist(grey – black if I can), ACT(yellow) and Maori and United Future if there’s any demand.

Some are not coloured because the position was unknown or uncertain (Big News), some are because both sides of the spectrum are covered (Policy Blog).

4. I am starting to label blogs’ non-political areas of interest.

I’ve started with Christian blogs, but will look to label Economic blogs, Media blogs, Environmental, Feminist blogs etc the same way. If people know of a distinct blog area and the blogs in that area, let me know in comments.

Lest things get too complicated, this will be limited to 3. (So you christian environmental feminist media commentators will have to prioritise :) )

5. The previous two points fall out of my move to a more automated way of formatting the stats, meaning that I now save myself a headache and a good hour of work.

Note: Original Blog list, and original concept from Tumeke, who have a more considered ranking of the NZ blogosphere here. No Hamsters were harmed in the compiling of these statistics, just egos!

HD Rank Tumeke Blog Alexa Alexa NZ Authority HD Score
1 #1 Kiwiblog 70383 133 244 3
2 #2 The Standard 2.02 158339 268 115 36
3 #6 Whale Oil Beef Hooked – Comments 187574 292 83 65
4 #5 Public Address 260419 908 174 135
5 #4 No Minister 275008 636 59 296
6 #3 Not PC 251650 1467 93 396
7 #22 New Zealand ConservativeIdentified as a Christian Blog 351844 768 53 509
8 #9 TUMEKE! 436437 1157 92 548
9 #11 The Dim-Post 342602 863 49 603
10 #15 Homepaddock 411857 1456 73 821
11 #13 Cactus Kate 371088 1053 46 849
12 #8 No Right Turn 805921 1792 137 1054
13 #10 New Zeal 399174 7563 226 1335
14 #24 Something should go here, maybe later.Identified as a Christian Blog 687937 1965 64 2112
15 #16 The Inquiring Mind 496538 2224 51 2165
16 #18 Poneke’s Weblog 572145 4173 82 2911
17 #17 roarprawn 484516 2819 41 3331
18 #37 Big News 811941 1806 41 3576
19 #21 Barnsley Bill 625615 2705 37 4573
20 #7 frogblog 109559 559 105 58
21 #23 Keeping Stock 756140 2193 35 4737
22 #19 The Hand Mirror 1283486 2561 67 4905
23 #12 Policy Blog – Chris Trotter & Matthew Hooton 348240 9756 62 5479
24 #32 Jack Yan: The Persuader 744701 2148 25 6398
25 #50 MandMIdentified as a Christian Blog 877915 3556 33 9460
26 #27 TBR.ccIdentified as a Christian Blog 864799 4145 36 9957
27 - the wellingtonista – a blog about wellington, new zealand 1051499 4774 50 10039
28 #38 Oswald Bastable’s Ranting 965817 4016 34 11408
29 #14 The Hive 361082 18573 54 12419
30 #49 Clint Heine and Friends 876234 4724 31 13352
31 #31 Liberty Scott 819371 5919 36 13471
32 #57 Anti-Dismal 1219029 3746 31 14730
33 #47 Lindsay Mitchell 1445252 4403 34 18716
34 #45 Hitting Metal With A Hammer 928166 5507 25 20445
35 #53 Just Left 1550825 7729 58 20666
36 #30 The visible hand in economics 2056386 2216 21 21699
37 #52 MonkeyWithTypewriter 1245879 3209 17 23517
38 #44 Dave Gee: Life from Right Field 825476 2655 9 24351
39 #51 Mulholland Drive 1264037 6184 28 27917
40 #41 John Key 1198287 10494 41 30670
41 #20 Radical Cross Stitch 658453 34909 73 31487
42 #43 g.blog 1037256 10168 30 35156
43 #34 MacDoctor Moments 1441146 8180 25 47154
44 #67 The Evolving Newsroom 2033164 6187 24 52413
45 #66 Greenpeace New Zealand Weblog 1668735 9266 25 61849
46 #35 The Fundy Post 3423733 8807 45 67006
47 #29 whoar.co.nz 1877345 5483 14 73524
48 #59 Aotearoa: a wider perspective 1377623 22192 40 76430
49 #56 StephenFranks.co.nz 1575132 20836 37 88701
50 - Samuel DennisIdentified as a Christian Blog 1568140 7551 13 91084
51 #62 Alliance Party of New Zealand 2292665 12730 32 91205
52 - Put up thy Sword!Identified as a Christian Blog 1376004 8567 12 98235
53 #89 goNZo Freakpower Brains Trust 2148276 10553 23 98568
54 #55 Silent Running 2292902 30021 49 140480
55 #46 Kotare 1603413 45000 44 163985
56 #64 NewZblog 1698757 25304 24 179105
57 #77 I See Red 2985415 18631 30 185404
58 #48 Dear John 737829 2533 1 186892
59 #95 Jimmy Jangles presents: The Optimus Prime Experiment 2826540 45000 64 198741
60 #39 Capitalism Bad; Tree Pretty 4500822 45000 96 210976
61 #42 RobiNZ Personal Blog 516907 17272 4 223200
62 #58 Jafapete’s Weblog 1942716 45000 39 224159
63 #25 Hot Topic 1952451 45000 39 225282
64 - Kiwipolitico 30000000 1453 19 229421
65 #72 PM of NZ 1975375 12949 11 232537
66 - The Clunking Fist 5112379 16534 35 241508
67 - Daktari’s World 3708071 45000 64 260723
68 #90 Socialist Aotearoa 7171217 11502 31 266075
69 - Micky’s Muses 4823406 45000 73 297333
70 #54 In a strange land 3414432 45000 51 301273
71 #60 The Ex-Expat 2344113 45000 32 329640
72 #91 Contra CelsumIdentified as a Christian Blog 3491198 10450 11 331663
73 #36 Workers Party (NZ) 2291112 45000 31 332580
74 #75 Website.net.nz 1729322 15805 8 341649
75 #68 NZBC 1935019 32663 17 371785
76 #80 Liberation 2232613 45000 27 372102
77 - Rob’s Blockhead Blog 6804295 45000 82 373406
78 #28 Reading the Maps 5551929 33223 41 449882
79 #33 Put ‘em all on an island 2126830 45000 21 455749
80 #26 Pundit 720739 6327 1 456011
81 #98 Auckland Blog 3836540 13352 11 465686
82 #74 Pacific Empire 1996043 45000 19 472747
83 #70 Media Fetish 2635432 18770 9 549633
84 #63 WebWeaver’s World 1608334 45000 13 556731
85 #61 Object Dart 4130595 45000 30 619589
86 #83 Media Law Journal 2519178 45000 17 666841
87 #84 Stranded In Reality 2889949 45000 17 764986
88 #78 Ideologically Impure 5521952 45000 32 776524
89 #71 Kiwi PolemicistIdentified as a Christian Blog 2994872 45000 17 792760
90 - yet another politics blog 6276704 45000 35 807004
91 #81 Knowledge Workers 3946139 45000 21 845601
92 #96 Grant Robertson – Wellington Central 3920781 45000 20 882175
93 #93 Truth Seeker 4138075 45000 21 886730
94 - Sus’s Sound-Bites 1196604 7680 1 918991
95 #76 LudditeJourno 2880550 45000 14 925891
96 #85 Political Animal 2272561 45000 11 929684
97 #79 cbmilne33 2732589 45000 13 945896
98 #94 Say Hello to my Little Friend: Shooting from the lipIdentified as a Christian Blog 3433398 45000 16 965643
99 #82 LAWS 179: Elephants and the law 3676198 45000 17 973111
100 #86 AGAINST THE CURRENT 3303415 45000 15 991024
101 #65 Eye of the Fish 3350254 45000 14 1076867
102 - Contradiction 7050106 45000 29 1093981
103 - Watching Brief 19868576 45000 73 1224775
104 - GavinKnight.comIdentified as a Christian Blog 4016517 28831 9 1286668
105 #100 The Humanitarian Chronicle 4878252 45000 17 1291302
106 #73 dad4justice 2625882 45000 9 1312941
107 - 100 Word Blog 4185078 45000 14 1345203
108 - Anarchia 8542160 45000 28 1372847
109 - lefthandpalm 8923639 16215 10 1446968
110 - Canvassing for Opinion 3657017 45000 11 1496052
111 - Ethical Martini 7182254 45000 21 1539054
112 - Neil Stockley 8550317 45000 25 1539057
113 - Cicero on Politics 2505284 45000 7 1610539
114 - Muzzerino Blog 1.3 3289711 45000 9 1644855
115 - Save the Humans 4097359 45000 11 1676192
116 #97 The Opinionated Diner 3472657 45000 9 1736328
117 - Mike’s View 10570546 45000 26 1829517
118 - Get the Skinny from Skinny 4299281 34832 8 1871906
119 - Oliver Woods 5988316 45000 14 1924815
120 - All Embracing But Underwhelming 5334916 45000 12 2000593
121 - Atom feed for vital.org.nz 6520699 45000 14 2095938
122 - Star Studded Super Step 4204039 45000 9 2102019
123 - Bill English MP 4204279 45000 9 2102139
124 - Gman inc. 6353444 45000 13 2199269
125 - Holden Republic 4492918 45000 9 2246459
126 - Rubbish Free Year 7597922 45000 15 2279376
127 - Blessed Economist 10793523 13774 6 2477833
128 - Prog Blog 7466728 45000 13 2584636
129 - Nevermind 4766821 45000 8 2681336
130 #40 ACT New Zealand blogs 600085 45000 1 2700382
131 - backin15 6055673 45000 10 2725052
132 - stargazer 11300090 45000 18 2825022
133 - Socialist Democracy 10058833 45000 16 2829046
134 - Lolly Scramble 13047953 17574 8 2866309
135 - Café Pacific 7395221 45000 11 3025317
136 #92 UNITYblogNZ.com 6893746 45000 10 3102185
137 - Distractions 10105458 45000 14 3248182
138 - Craig Foss MP 7747317 45000 10 3486292
139 #99 Grim Planet 2332862 45000 3 3499293
140 - Robyn’s Secret Passage 9644154 45000 12 3616557
141 - Kiwi back in Sydney! 7269349 45000 9 3634674
142 - section59 blog – A loving smack is not child abuseIdentified as a Christian Blog 8217642 45000 10 3697938
143 - Consumist 3714881 45000 4 4179241
144 - Quest For Security – Politics, economics and culture in NZ 12484305 45000 13 4321490
145 - stanselen~ (to sparkle + & spark) 9646743 45000 10 4341034
146 - …the gossip 8828217 45000 9 4414108
147 - Ellis in Wellyland 5923610 45000 6 4442707
148 - Renascent Exegete 8304333 45000 8 4671187
149 - Concerned of Linwood 8492535 45000 8 4777050
150 - Joe Hendren 22444972 45000 18 5611243
151 - NZ right wing Leftie 6412634 45000 5 5771370
152 - HIGH WINDOWS 8993768 45000 7 5781708
153 - United Future Blogs | Peter’s Position 1420619 45000 1 6392785
154 - Ozymandias Warning 8258306 23303 3 6414776
155 - Rob Good in LA 8709905 45000 6 6532428
156 - Rural Network.co.nz 5834608 45000 4 6563934
157 - NZ DebateIdentified as a Christian Blog 10241681 45000 7 6583937
158 - Douglas to Dancing – ACT Watch 7580536 45000 5 6822482
159 #87 Winston says… 1584766 45000 1 7131447
160 - Still Truckin’ 15884347 45000 10 7147956
161 - Brain Stab 14736804 45000 9 7368402
162 - NZ Conservative 23007755 45000 14 7395349
163 - anarchafairy 11553344 45000 7 7427149
164 - kaiwai’s blog 8338685 45000 5 7504816
165 - Genius 16113696 45000 9 8056848
166 - Fighting Talk 14495689 45000 8 8153825
167 - Long Ago and Not True Anyway 16553476 45000 9 8276738
168 - Thesproutandthebean 22447794 45000 12 8417922
169 - NZ Media and Other Stuff 16551328 10447 2 8645586
170 #88 maoriparty.com 1943782 45000 1 8747019
171 - Brendon Burns 10445282 45000 5 9400753
172 - John Ansell 2190515 45000 1 9857317
173 - Tukr 8785929 45000 4 9884170
174 - Born on State Highway One 16703703 45000 7 10738094
175 - Stu’s a-MusingsIdentified as a Christian Blog 14819429 45000 6 11114571
176 - The Reluctant Botanist 30000000 45000 11 12272727
177 #69 Bowalley Road 2779365 45000 1 12507142
178 - The Libertarian Front-New Zealand’s Youngest Libertarian 5578605 45000 2 12551861
179 - Too Right – Moving at the Speed of Life 12933992 45000 4 14550741
180 - Global Peace and Justice Auckland – Global Peace and Justice Auckland 17119313 8557 1 14648996
181 - ACT on Campus blogs 6573650 45000 2 14790712
182 - redrave 20107448 45000 6 15080586
183 - maidennz 11175700 45000 3 16763550
184 - Blogging it real 15834105 45000 4 17813368
185 - Dr Michael Bassett 4707997 45000 1 21185986
186 - Linda Reid 11207222 45000 2 25216249
187 - the Nicholas O’Kane blog 11396097 45000 2 25641218
188 - Notes from the Grey Lynn Singles Club 11869871 45000 2 26707209
189 - wine enhanced metacognitions 12845212 45000 2 28901727
190 - Si Quando Dubium, Illic Est Scilicet 6456757 45000 1 29055406
191 - The Re[mixed]baptist 19460391 45000 3 29190586
192 - The Tomahawk Kid 14736896 45000 2 33158016
193 - Wallisra’s Weblog 30000000 45000 4 33750000
194 - Opposable thumb 7503194 45000 1 33764373
195 - VigesimalPundit 7613431 45000 1 34260439
196 - Writeups 8386087 45000 1 37737391
197 - Frank Observations 18155840 45000 2 40850640
198 - John Minto 28458841 45000 3 42688261
199 - Righto Chaps 9548129 45000 1 42966580
200 - Think Big 10366894 45000 1 46651023
201 - National Blog of New Zealand 10433747 45000 1 46951861
202 - Adding Noughts in Vain 11169065 45000 1 50260792
203 - Chris Hipkins – Candidate’s Blog 11421411 45000 1 51396349
204 - NX-Files 23050475 45000 2 51863568
205 - The Irascible Curmudgeon 12040667 45000 1 54183001
206 - sagenz 12070187 45000 1 54315841
207 - New Zealand Crime Watch 14422150 45000 1 64899675
208 - New Masses 21211926 45000 1 95453667
209 - Betty Blue 21253647 45000 1 95641411
210 - Karl du Fresne 22380959 45000 1 100714315
211 - Watchblog 22448894 45000 1 101020023
212 - The Bull Pen 22624607 45000 1 101810731
213 - Confessions of an ex Labour Voter 23124812 45000 1 104061654
214 - Zackarate Island 23366274 45000 1 105148233
215 - Policy Matters 26627583 45000 1 119824123
216 - Jim Benson 30000000 45000 1 135000000
217 - Owld Grumbleton 30000000 45000 1 135000000

Then we have these…

Sites that cannot be calculated
Politics and Prose
The Voice Of Reason New ZealandIdentified as a Christian Blog
Red Confectionery
Proletblog
korero
The Right Times
Blog Bollocks
Comme il Faut
Elliot Who?
Howick Gazette
Libertycaroline
PETE’S KIWI FORUM – My place to rant.
Thomas O’Neill’s Alliance blog
Pete’s kiwi forum
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Comments on: "January Blog Stats" (16)

  1. scrubone – feel free to add a cross to Keeping Stock – as evidenced by this post today

    http://keepingstock.blogspot.com/2009/01/message-of-forgiveness.html

  2. Homepaddock is rural, and have you caught up with a new blog on the rural right? – Alf Grumble MP:

    http://alfgrumblemp.wordpress.com/

  3. Can I please be re-labelled green and queer, cheers!

  4. Hey, could you rename Holden Republic to “Republican Movement”. Cheers.

  5. liberation blog definitely shouldn’t be coloured blue and thus classified as rightwing!

    Although liberation is intended to be unorthodox in its leftism, and also very (left) libertarian-oriented, please don’t let this confuse you in thinking it’s in any way or form rightwing in nature.

    Otherwise, I’m impressed with this exercise. Although many blogs will never fit perfectly into ideological boxes, it’s a very useful attempt to quantify and describe the NZ blogosphere.

    Cheers

    Bryce
    [updated list - you're now Libertarian and will be coloured when I refresh the list]

  6. You could add a cross to Blessed Economist, because it is definitely Christian. Also liberterian (or pehaps anarchist) would be a more appropriate category than right.
    Thanks

  7. What was that – close to an 80 drop in the points in Alexa in a month for TS2.02. This is while the real traffic levels were actually on their way down post-election.

    Amazing what one person adding Alexa can do to their own ratings. Amazing that we are now in front of the bloated one on this scale – I wonder why?

    As I commented in December, I was testing the Alexa ranking to see how easy it was to manipulate. I’ve been a bit suspicious of some of the rankings in the past – especially Whale’s.

    I really don’t think that Alexa is a good system to do rankings on. It is far too susceptible to ‘tweaking’.

  8. I love the new layout. Calculating the Christian blog stats is so much quicker now I can just scroll and stop at the crosses.

    Thanks heaps :-)

  9. MandM should probably have a dark blue band as we are Classical Liberal/libertarian – definately more to the right than most of the other light blue blogs.

  10. There’s been a few requests to be added to the “christian” classification.

    We were thinking of you Madeleine when when thought of it ;)

    We’re not doing “shades” – the Libertarian party has a specific colour so we’ve used that, but other than that, the colours are light to keep things readable.

  11. Looks interesting. How come FrogBlog fares so poorly? At a glance, they are way more read than us, and should be higher than NZC.

    Our traffic has dropped off as our posts have, I expect we’ll be up towards the 15-20 slot next month as the longer term averages fall.

    All most interesting though.

  12. Argh, frogblog is a right royal pain for this ranking system, because their stats come back for the greens website, not the blog.

    So as per Tumeke, I multiply the score by 80. Unfortunately, the score above is pre that multiply.

    Thus, their ranking is essentially meaningless.

  13. You could mark blogs that are no longer being updated – 100 Word Blog for example.

  14. My blog, Anarchia, is anarchist. As is stanselen. Would be great if you could change both for next time if you are going to have an anarchist colour – otherwise, I’m totally happy to stay as left.

  15. Are you able to add my blog to your monthly list?

    Currently I would be Alexa = 8610883. AlexaNZ default at 45000. Technorati currently uncategorised ie. 1 (though Alexa authority is 9). Giving a result of ~38 million.

    If you do include me you can label me Christian and categorise me libertarian, ACT, or right(ish) wing as you see fit.

  16. [...] are the top 10 NZ Christian blogs based on HalfDone’s NZ blog stats for January; these stats are used in the calculations for the MandM top 10 NZ Christian Blog rankings for [...]

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