Friday, January 4, 2008

nz blogosphere rankings

Survey period 01/11/2007-31/12/2007

#1 Kiwiblog : "dpf's kiwiblog" 06/2003+ (date first started)
David P Farrar : Right - National : Wellington, NZ
nz168 * 74,755 (NZ Alexa traffic rank * international rank) : 2197 (Alexa or ttlb average daily unique visits) + 253 (Technorati incoming links "authority") + 237 (ttlb "inbound link score") + 50 (average posts per week) = 2737 (nz blogosphere ranking score)

#2 Public Address : "community of New Zealand-centric weblogs" 09/2002+
Hard News Russell Brown : Left - ? : Auckland, NZ
Cracker Damian Christie : Other - ? : Wellington, NZ
Busytown Jolisa Gracewood ? - ? : Connecticut, USA
Island Life David Slack Other - ? : Auckland, NZ
Radiation Fiona Rae ? - ? : Auckland, NZ
Random Play Graham Reid ? - ? : Auckland, NZ
OnPoint Keith Ng Other - ? : NZ
Southerly David Haywood ? - ? : Christchurch, NZ
nz562 * 198,589 : c.1500 + 243 + 153 + 7 = 1903

#3 Frogblog : "political blog Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand" 03/2005+
Russell Norman : Left - Green : Wellington, NZ
frog : Left - Green : Wellington, NZ
nz837 * 228,287 : c.1200 + 59 + 58 + 12 = 1329

#4 No Right Turn : "Irredeemably Liberal" 02/2003+
Idiot/Savant : Left - ? : Palmerston North, NZ
nz5445 * 1,002,890 : c.280 (sitemeter) + 136 + 250 (max.136) + 40 = 1022

#5 Not PC : "promoting capitalist acts between consenting adults" 09/2002+
Peter Cresswell : Right - Libertarian : Auckland, NZ
nz1740 * 377,628 : c.800 + 71 + 82 (max.71) + 30 = 972

#6 Whale Oil Beef Hooked : "'Political Pornography' for the discerning reader" ?/2005+
Whaleoil/Cameron Slater Right - ? : Auckland, NZ
nz418 * 357,954 : c.800 (sitemeter) + 63 + 47 + 50 = 880

#7 Tumeke! : "current affairs and culture" 04/2005+
Tim Selwyn : Other - ? : Auckland, NZ
Martyn "Bomber" Bradbury : Left - ? : Auckland, NZ
nz3204 * 721,587 : c. 300 (extremetracking) + 44 + 34 + 25 = 403

#8 The Free Speech Coalition : "individuals and organizations opposed to the Electoral Finance Bill" 0?/2007+
scrubone : Right - Conservative/Christian : NZ
David P Farrar : Right - National : Wellington, NZ
Whaleoil/Cameron Slater Right - ? : Auckland, NZ
nz1132 * 723,850 : c.300 + 30 + n/a + 20 = 380

#9 The Standard : "The New Zealand labour movement newspaper digitally reborn" 08/2007+
Tane : Left - Labour : NZ
IrishBill : Left - Labour : NZ
John A : Left - Labour : NZ
Eddie : Left - Labour : NZ
all_your_base : Left - Labour : NZ
nz3363 * 1,100,355 : c.280 + n/a (c.30)+ n/a (c.30) + 30 = 370
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#10 Cactus Kate : "Defender of the right of the overdog" 12/2005+
Cactus Kate : Right - Act : Hong Kong, China
nz6922 * 1,490,608 : c.250 + 46 + n/a + 12 = 354

#11 No Minister : "Formerly half of Sir Humphrey's" 06/2007+
Whaleoil/Cameron Slater : Right - ? : Auckland, NZ
Bernard Woolley : Right - ? : NZ
FAIRFACTS MEDIA : Right - ? : NZ
Chefen : Right - ? : Goteborg, Sweden
Psycho Milt : Right - ? : Palmerston North, NZ
Gooner : Right - ? : Auckland, NZ
Adolf Fiinkensein : Right - National : Auckland, NZ
nz3624 * 975,329 : c.270 + 29 + n/a + 25 = 353

#12 Just Left : "On life and Labour in Wellington, New Zealand" 04/2004+
Jordan Carter : Left - Labour : Wellington, NZ
nz5517 * 1,243,523 : c.250 + 46 + 84 (max.46) + 7 = 349

#13 Capitalism bad, Tree pretty : "Unconditional love, solidarity, freedom" 10/2005+
Maia : Left - ? : NZ
nz10309 * 8,140,133 : c.20 (sitemeter) + 96 + 86 + 2 = 319

#14 Rodney Hide : "Act party leader, MP for Epsom" 04/2004+
Rodney Hide : Right - Act : Wellington/Auckland, NZ
nz6687 * 1,066,675 : c.270 + 22 + 42 (max.22) + 3 = 317

#15 New Zeal : "Promoting liberty" 05/2005+
Trevor Loudon : Right - Act/Libertarian : Christchurch, NZ
nz7664 * 2,110,342 : c.220 + 38 + 39 + 20 = 317

#16 KiwiBlogBlog : "A blog about Kiwiblog" 09/2007+
zoster : Left - ? : NZ
Wat Tyler : Left - ? : NZ
mardypants : Left - ? : NZ
splodgy1 : Left - ? : NZ
nz2522 * 1,224,489 : c.260 + 12 + n/a + 30 = 314

#17 Clint Heine and Friends : "Musings and abusings" 05/2005+
Clint Heine : Right - Act : NZ
BoomTownPrat : Right - ? : NZ
Shout Above the Noise : Right - ? : NZ
nz5691 * 1,473,108 : c.250 + 26 + 27 (max.26) + 6 = 308

#18 Dave Gee: life from right field : "TV, music, news, sport and life" 12/2004+
Dave Gee : Right - ? : Dunedin, NZ
nz2254 * 807,392 : c.280 + 10 + 4 + 6 = 300

#19 Uncensored : "NZ magazine: just the facts for a change" 05/2005+
Clare Swinney : ? - ? : NZ
Admin : ? - ? : NZ
nz19060 * 1,967,427 : c.220 + 27 + n/a + 20 = 294
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#20 Something should go here, maybe later : "halfdone/political and Christian issues - conservative" 09/2006+
ilovemrstiggywinkle : Right - Conservative/Christian : NZ
scrubone : Right - Conservative/Christian : NZ
nz12815 * 2,068,819 : c.220 + 28 + 16 + 20 = 284

#21 Silent Running : "Anglosphere" 09/2005+
Rick Giles : Right - Act : NZ
Wind Rider : Right - ? : USA
Major Scarlet : Right - ? : USA
nz23184 * 2,695,421 : c.110 + 67 + 293 (max.67) + 25 = 269

#22 New Zealand Conservative : "Catholic: Sine Dominico Non Possomos" 03/2007+
MrTips : Right - ? : NZ
Lucyna : Right - Conservative/Christian : NZ
I.M Fletcher : Right - Conservative/Christian : NZ
ZenTiger : Right - ? : NZ
nz? * 2,142,247 : c.180 + 40 + 23 + 20 = 263

#23 TBR.cc (The Breifing Room) : "Investigate magazine's breaking news forum" 04/2006+
Ian Wishart : Right - Destiny : Auckland, NZ
Andrei : Right - ? : NZ
nz10801 * 1,378,315 : c.160 + 27 + c.30 + 15 = 232

#24 maoriparty.com : "Maori party MPs" 0?/2007+
Tariana Turia : Left - Maori : Wellington/Whanganui, NZ
Hone Harawira : Left - Maori : Wellington/Northland, NZ
Te Ururoa Flavell : Other - Maori : Wellington/Waiariki, NZ
Pita Sharples : Other - Maori : Wellington/Auckland, NZ
nz11300 * 1,890,778 : c.220 + n/a + n/a + 6 = 226

#25 Mulholland Drive : "Life lived liberally" 12/2006+
Blair Mulholland : Right - Act/National : Auckland, NZ
nz11401 * 1,341,184 : c.180 + 21 + c.20 + 3 = 221

#26 whoar.co.nz : "news/information/opinion/debate/humour" 02/2005+
Whoar/Phil : Left - ? : NZ
nzn/a * 2,335,123 : c.130 + 11 + n/a + 60 = 212

#27 The Whig : "Life lived liberally" 09/2005+
Blair Mulholland : Right - Act/National : Auckland, NZ
Robin Booth : Right - ? : NZ
Coge Broad : Right - ? : NZ
Helmet : Right - ? : NZ
nz12243 * 1,897,759 : c.180 + 5 + 20 (max.5) + 5 = 195

#28 Hitting Metal With A Hammer : "Anglosphere" 06/2006+
Murray Hill : Right - ? : Wellington, NZ
Alisa : Right - ? : Israel?
Dave : Right - ? : UK?
Mike : Right - ? : USA?
Country Bumpkint : Right - ? : NZ?
nz10488 * 2,557,838 : 116 + 28 + 44 (max.28) + 8 = 180

#29 Lindsay Mitchell : "The welfare state is unsustainable economically, socially and morally" 12/2005+
Lindsay Mitchel : Right - ? : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * 2,784,318 : c.100 + 27 + 28 (max.27) + 12 = 166
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#30 Fundy post : "religious politics, Art, philosophy" 11/2006+
Paul Litterick : Left - ? : Auckland, NZ
nzn/a * 3,941,825 : c.60 + 51 + 105 (max.51) + 1 = 163

#31 Big News : "News, views, politics" :0?/200?+
Dave : Other - ? : Wellington, NZ
nz? * 3,563,414 : c.90 + 30 + 120 (max.30) + 10 = 160

#32 Stephen Franks : "consultant lawyer, former Act party MP" 02/2007+
Stephen Franks : Right - Act? : Wellington, NZ
nzn/a * 2,507,883 : c.120 + 14 + n/a + 6 = 154

#33 Strategist : "Formerly a government official in national security/served in army" 01/2007+
Peter : Other - ? : Wellington, NZ
nzn/a * 4,567,394 : c.55 + 45 + n/a + 7 = 152

#34 Unity blog : "Official blog of Socialist Worker/Marxist" 02/2007+
Grant B. : Left - Socialist : NZ
Grant Morgan : Left - Socialist : NZ
Vaughan : Left - Socialist : Northland, NZ
Joseph : Left - Socialist : NZ
UNITY : Left - Socialist : NZ
nzn/a * 5,593,754 : c.45 + 47 + n/a + 8 = 147

#35 Crusader Rabbit : "infidel anti-Islamist violent nut jobs who promote war" 09/2006+
MK : Right - ? : WA, Australia
KG : Right - ? : ?
Tiberius : Right - ? : ?
nzn/a * 8,855,802 : c.20 + 52 + 44 + 30 = 146

#36 Reading the maps : "Kiwi kultcha, cartography, history, herstory" 04/2004+
muzzlehatch : Left - ? : Auckland, NZ
Skyler : Left - ? : Auckland, NZ
maps : Left - ? : NZ
nzn/a * 6,931,792 : c.50 + 43 + n/a + 4 = 140

#37 MikeE 08/2006+
Michael Earley : Other - ? : Auckland, NZ
nz9253 * 2,186,428 : c.100 + 19 + 15 + 6 = 140

#38 I See Red : "Labour" 10/2005+
Tony Milne : Left - Labour : NZ
nz16650 * 2,283,009 : c.100 + 18 + 29 (max.18) + 3 = 139

#39 John Key : "National party leader, MP for Helensville" 0?/200?
John Key : Right - National : Wellington/Auckland, NZ
nzn/a * 2,712,006 : c.110 + 14 + n/a + 1 = 139
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#40 WebWeaver's World : "environmental activism/green politics" 05/2006+
Webweaver : Left - Green : Wellington, NZ
nz133,859 * 1,222,990 : c.260? (c.50) + 39 + n/a + 1 = 129

#41 Red Confectionery : "welcome to the candy shop" 04/2006+
welly_girl : ? - ? : Wellington, NZ
Ammo : ? - ? : NZ?
Pamziewamzie : Other - ? : Auckland, NZ
Lulu : ? - ? : Wellington, NZ
Pearl : ? - ? : NZ?
Hillary's Love Child : ? - ? : NZ?
Stirling : ? - ? : Auckland/Wellington, NZ
Diving into the wreck : ? - ? : ?
nzn/a * 2,776,820 : c.100 + 12 + 21 (max.12) + 3 = 127

#42 Keeping Stock : "Politics, education, church activities" 08/2007+
Inventory2 : Right - ? : Whanganui, NZ
nzn/a * 3,052,404 : c.100 + 9 + n/a + 8 = 126

#43 Liberty Scott : "the pursuit of happiness and private property" 08/2005+
Liberty Scott : Right - Libertarian : UK?
nzn/a * 4,742,844 : c.80 + 15 + 17 (max.15)+ 15 = 125

#44 Anarchia : "An excess of the passion for liberty" 10/2004+
Asher Goldman :Left - Anarchist : Christchurch, NZ
nzn/a * 4,217,621 : c.60 + 28 + n/a + 5 = 121

#45 Pacific Empire : "brothers, libertarians" 07/2006+
Phil : Right - Libertarian : Wellington, NZ
Luke : Right - Libertarian : Wellington, NZ
nz? * 5,141,626 : c.50 + 34 + n/a + 1 = 119

#46 In a strange land : "Feminism" 07/2007+
Deborah : Left - ? : NZ
nzn/a * 3,754,976 : c.70 + 18 + n/a + 7 = 113

#47 Radical cross stitch : "Bloggreen/Kakariki/radical activism" 11/2004+
Kakariki : Left -Green : NZ
nzn/a * 11,528,359 : c.30 + 36 + n/a + 10 = 112

#48 Ellis in Wellyland : "He OD's on Parliament" 01/2005+
Michael Ellis : Right - National : Wellington, NZ
nzn/a * 3,169,142 : c.90 + 7 + n/a + 7 = 111

#49 Holden Republic : "NZ's Constitution from a republican perspective" 01/2003+
Lewis Holden : Other - ? : Wellington, NZ
nz29643 * 4,176,686 : c.60 + 21 + n/a + 5 = 106
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#50 Hot topic : "Global warming in NZ/AUT" 04/2007+
Gareth Renowden : Other - ? : Auckland, NZ
nzn/a * 3,457,827 : c.70 + 15 + n/a + 4 = 104

#51 Kiwi Pundit : "whatever the government" 11/2002+
Nigel Kearney : Right - Act : NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 27 + 45 (max.27) + 8 = 95

#52 Insolent Prick : "making money and shagging hot chicks" 06/2005+
Insolent Prick : Right - ? : Auckland, NZ
nzn/a * 3,941,885 : c.60 + 17 + 26 (max.17) + 0.5 = 94.5

#53 Gman inc : "Consult the Uber-Guru" 03/2005+
Greg "Gman" Edwards : Right - ? : Melbourne, Australia
Magnus Pyke : Right - ? : NZ
The Scarlet Manuka : Right - ? : NZ
nzn/a * 3,573,195 : c.70 + 11 + 31 (max.11) + 2 = 94

#54 Coalition for Open Government : "public funding of elections fairer and more transparent" 03/2007+
coalitionforopengovernment : Other - ? : Wellington, NZ
nzn/a * 3,484,105 : c.70 + 10 + n/a + 0.5 = 90.5

#55 Blair's Brain - Canvassing for Opinion : "mild greens/NORML" 09/2004+
Blair Anderson/blair4mayor.com : Right - Libertarian : Christchurch, NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.10 (sitemeter)+ 24 + 4 + 5 = 87

#56 Maidennz : "news, views and muse" 10/2007+
maidennz :Right - ? : Hawkes Bay, NZ
nzn/a * 3,619,180 : c.70 + 5 + n/a + 5 = 85

#57 goNZo Freakpower Brains Trust : "Who controls the control freaks?" 10/2004+
Will de Cleene : Other - ? : Wellington, NZ
nzn/a * 3,743,669 : c.50 + 14 + 15 (max.14) + 4 = 82

#58 Morph blog : "New Zealand News & Tech" 0?/200?
Morphyoss/Mike : ? - ? : Christchurch, NZ
nzn/a * 4,509,849 : c.50 + 15 + 5 + 5 = 75

#59 Oswald Bastable's Ranting : "Pollitically Incorrect and friggin' proud of it!" 07/2005+
Oswald Bastable : Right - ? : Featherston, NZ
nz? * 8,076,753 : c.30 + 19 + 26 (max.19) + 6 = 74
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#60 Craig Foss MP : "National party MP for Tukituki" 06/2007+
Craig Foss : Right - National : Napier, NZ
nz10881 * 5,075,537 : c.50 + 9 + n/a + 4 = 72

#61 Brain Stab : "Formerly interesting" 12/2004
Josh : ? - ? : NZ
Apathy Jack : ? - ? : NZ
Eric Olthwaite : ? - ? : NZ
Morthos : ? - ? : NZ
RSJS : ? - ? : NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.40 + 9 + n/a + 6 = 64

#62 the gossip : "Finsec union's unofficial weblog" 06/2006+
Finsec/Stephen : Left - Union : NZ
nzn/a * 5,097,043 : c.50 + 6 + n/a + 1 = 63

#63 Poneke’s Weblog : www.poneke.wordpress.com
12/2007+ : "Politically and socially aware media professional of 20 years’ experience"
Poneke : Other - ? : Wellington, NZ
nzn/a * 6,758,323 : c.35 + 8 + n/a + 10 = 61

#64 Alliance New Zealand : "Alliance party of New Zealand" 11/2006+
Admin : Left - Alliance : NZ
nzn/a * 6,326,525 : c.40 + 10 + n/a + 1 = 61

#65 LAWS 179: Elephants and the law : "New Zealand Centre for Public Law. Victoria University" 03/2005+
Dean Knight : Other - ? : Wellington, NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.10 (sitemeter) + 7 + n/a + 2 = 61

#66 Too Right : "Moving at the speed of life" 06/2005+
Too Right : Right - ? : Auckland, NZ
nzn/a * 4,430,006 : c.55 + 2 + 5 (max.2) + 0.5 = 59.5

#67 Auckland blog : "Auckland city councillor" 11/2007+
Aaron Bhatnagar : Right - National : Auckland, NZ
nzn/a * 5,627,460 : c.50 + 2 + n/a + 5 = 59

#68 The visible hand in economics : "Exploring government and society’s role in economics" 07/2007+
James Zuccollo : Other - ? : Wellington
Matt Nolan : Other - ? : NZ
nz? * 7,315,316 : c.30 + 13 + n/a + 3 = 58

#69 Sleep ON Politics : "?" 07/2007+
James Sleep : Left - Labour : Masterton, NZ
nzn/a * 3,733,171 : c.50 + 4 + n/a + 0.5 = 58.5
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#70 On the right : "past editor official magazine of ACT's youth arm" 03/2005+
Q.B : Right - ? : NZ
Mike Heine : Right - Act : Wellington, NZ
einsam : Right - ? : Wellington, NZ
nzn/a * 6,130,139 : c.40 + 7 + n/a + 4 = 58

#71 Liberation : "lecturer in Political Studies at the University of Otago" 01/2005+
Bryce Edwards : Other - ? : Dunedin, NZ
nzn/a * 6,148,253 : c.40 + 7 + n/a + 4 = 58

#72 Clouds of Heaven : "theology and apologetics, politics and software development" 01/2006+
Dave Bryant : Right - Christian : Auckland, NZ
nzn/a * 3,755,226 : c.50 + 3 + 4 (max.3) + 0.5 = 56.5

#73 Contradiction : "MPhil student at ANU: contradictions in capitalism" 0?/200?
Contradiction : Left - Socialist/Anarchist : Canberra, Australia
nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 18 + n/a + 9 = 55

#74 dad4justice : "Kids need Dads too" 02/2007+
Peter Burns : ? - ? : Christchurch, NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 18 + n/a + 7 = 53

#75 Joe Hendren : "Peace Researcher" 05/2004+
Joe Hendren : Left - Alliance : Christchurch, NZ
nzn/a * 6,953,217 : c.30 + 11 + 24 (max.11) + 0.5 = 52.5

#76 Barnsley Bill : "Those of us with the means/trustafarians" 01/2007+
Barnsley Bill : Right - ? : Northland, NZ
Reasonable Ray : Right - ? : Auckland, NZ
The Kohi Yid : Right - ? : Auckland, NZ
nzn/a * 5,547,878 : c.45 + nil + n/a + 7 = 52

#77 Dr Michael Bassett : "Political historian/former Labour Minister 1984-90" 12/2001+
Michael Bassett : Right - ? : NZ
nzn/a * 5,136,579 : c.50 + n/a + n/a + 0.5 = 50.5

#78 Spleen : www.vital.org.nz
07/2003+ : "I program computers for a living, and make music"
Stephen Judd : ? - ? : Wellington, NZ
nzn/a * 8,120,321 : c.20 + 14 + 13 + 3 = 50

#79 Act on Campus : "Youth branch of Act party" 05/2005+
Andrew Falloon : Right - Act : NZ
Mike Bridge : Right - Act : NZ
Sam J Bonner : Right - Act : NZ
J : Right - Act : NZ
nzn/a * 6,113,747 : c.40 + 4 + n/a + 2 = 50
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#80 Kea Blog : "Cogito ergo blog" 03/2005
Jason Watson : Right - Destiny : NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.40 + 3 + n/a + 2 = 48

#81 NZ Conservative : "Old right rants from a small fish" 03/2006+
Michael Courtman : Right - Conservative : NZ
nzn/a * 8,672,641 : c.20 + 12 + n/a + 2 = 46

#82 Auckland Animal Action : "Grassroots activist group promoting direct action against animal abuse." 06/2004+
AAA : Left - ? : Auckland, NZ
nzn/a * 5,669,613 : c.45 + n/a + n/a + 0.5 = 45.5

#83 Dig 'n' Stir : www.ruralnetwork.co.nz/Blog.aspx
05/2007+ : "Rural Network: connecting the rural community"
Phillipa Stevenson : Other - ? : NZ
nzn/a * 5,937,443 : c.40 + n/a + n/a + 5 = 45

#84 Quest for security : "politics, economics, culture" 06/2007+
Oliver Woods : Left - Independent : NZ
nzn/a * 10,736,039 : c.20 + 10 + n/a + 5 = 45

#85 The sprout and the bean : "grassroots commentary" 10/2007+
the bean : Left - ? : NZ
the sprout : Left - ? : NZ
nzn/a * 6,984,756 : c.30 + 4 + n/a + 5 = 43

#86 PM of NZ : "A watchful eye on rampant bureaucracy" 05/2007+
PM of NZ :Right - ? : NZ
nzn/a * 6,929,937 : c.30 + 2 + n/a + 8 = 42

#87 Kaiwai : "I'm here, I'm queer; mate" 04/2004+
Kaiwai Gardiner :Right - Libertarian : Christchurch, NZ
nzn/a * 7,050,772 : c.30 + 3 + 3 + 6 = 42

#88 Blogging it real : "Meet the Warriors" 02/2004+
Bennyasena : ? - ? : NZ
DC_Red : ? - ? : NZ
Yamisa : ? - ? : NZ
Bobert : ? - ? : ?
nzn/a * n/a : c.20 + 8 + 9 (max.8) + 1 = 37

#89 The Kiwi Herald : "From Moenui (Pop. 421)" 06/2006
John : ? - ? : NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 13 + n/a +0.5= 36.5
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#90 Grant Robertson : "be part of electing a Helen Clark led Labour government" 07/2007+
Grant Robertson : Left - Labour : Wellington, NZ
nzn/a * 8,109,258 : c.20 + 7 + n/a + 2 = 36

#91 Long ago and not true anyway : "laanta/latent hostility to capitalism" 09/2005+
Terence : Left - ? : Wellington, NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 9 + 16 (max.9) + 8 = 36

#92 Put up thy Sword! : "Matthew 5:9" 07/2006+
A J Chesswas : Right - Christian : Taranaki, NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 8 + 10 + 7 = 35

#93 Fighting Talk : "You were sick, but now you're well again" :03/2004+
Lyndon Hood : ? - ? : Wellington, NZ
nz? * ? : c.10 + 12 + 38 (max.12) + 1 = 35

#94 Renascent Exegete : "Vigorous interpreter" 01/2006+
Peter McCaffrey : Right - Act : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * 8,536,875 : c.20 + 7 + n/a + 1 = 35

#95 VigesimalPundit : "teenagepundit/libertarian" 06/2003+
Will : Right - Libertarian : NZ
Stephen Whittington : Right - Libertarian : Wellington, NZ
LS84 : Right - Libertarian : Wellington, NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.10 (sitemeter)+ 4 + 6 (max.4) + 7 = 35

#96 theSection59blog : "Anti-smacking law" 09/2006+
Andy Moore : Right - Christian : Christchurch, NZ
Simeon : ? - ? : Auckland, NZ
Jono McGarvey : Right - Christian : NZ
Dad4Justice/Peter Burns : Right - ? : Christchurch, NZ
Jonathan Willis : ? - ? : NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 10 + n/a + 4 = 34

#97 MandM : "Matt is a Classical Liberal, Madeleine is libertarian" 11/2006+
Matt Flannagan : Right - ? : NZ
Madeleine Flannagan : Right - Libertarian : NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 10 + n/a + 3 = 33

#98anarchafairy : "revolutionary anarchist, a queer and an intellectual" 01/2007+
anarchafairy : Left - Anrchist : NZ
nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 11 + n/a + 0.5 = 32.5

#99 Bill English : "National Party Deputy Leader, MP Clutha/Southland" 0?/200?
Bill English : Right - National : Wellington/Southland, NZ
nzn/a * 8,089,088 : c.20 + 5 + n/a + 2 = 32
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Subversnz : "Baptist, Wesleyan, Social democrat" 11/2006+
Subversnz : Left - Progressive : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 10 + n/a + 1 = 31

Born on State Highway One : "We regret to inform you" 10/2006+
Ryan Sproull : ? - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 10 + n/a + 1 = 31

the Nicholas O’Kane blog : "The New Zealand Conservative Blog" 05/2007+
Nicholas O'Kane : Right - Conservative : NZ
#? nzn/a * 8,529,623 : c.20 + 4 + n/a + 3 = 31

Douglas to Dancing : "Independent analysis and commentary on the ACT party" 10/2007+
Geoffrey Miller : Other - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * 8,189,710 : c.20 + 1 + n/a + 9 = 31

City Vision talk : "Auckland city ticket: Labour, Greens, the Alliance" 09/2007+
Michael Wood : Left - ? : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * 10,593,218 : c.20 + 5 + n/a + 0.5 = 30.5

The Hive : www.wellingtonhive.blogspot.com
11/2007+ : "at the heart of the Wellington political process for close to 30 years"
The Queen Bee : Other - ? : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + nil + n/a + 20 = 30

First against the wall : "when the revolution comes" 07/2004+
Jarrod : ? - ? : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * 10,020,373 : c.20 + 4 + n/a + 2 = 30

CBMilne33 : "Workers of the world unite" 07/2006+
Colin Bruce milne : Left - ? : Te Awamutu, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 6 + n/a + 7 = 29

stupid internet name : "Fighting for the right to arm bears" 11/2005+
Frank Stupid/Johnny the Red : Left - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 8 + 8 + 0.5 = 26.5

lefthandpalm : "vague half ideas of a leftie-lib" 02/2007+
lurgee : Left - ? : Palmerston North, NZ
#? nzn/a * 11,058,265 : c.20 + 2 + n/a + 2 = 26

Concerned of Linwood : "the world of social and political commentary" 03/2007+
Paul Le Comte : Left - ? : Christchurch, NZ
#? nzn/a * 7,934,682 : c.20 + 2 + n/a + 1 = 25

Metcalph's blog : "Musings and shirty commentary" 07/2004+
Peter Metcalph : ? - ? : Christchurch, NZ
#? nzn/a * 8,605,080 : c.20 + 2 + 11 (max.2) + 0.5 = 24.5

beNZylpiperazine : "price of freedom is eternal vigilance" 12/2004+
Richard : Right - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 7 + n/a + 0.5 = 24.5

Linda Reid : "Party vote National" 08/2007+
Blue Belle/Linda Reid : Right - National : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + n/a + 10 = 24

100 Word Blog : www.100wordblog.wordpress.com
09/2007+ : "posts of no more than 100 words"
100word : ? - ? : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 6 + n/a + 2 = 24

Elijah Lineberry : "gay businessman who is getting stuck in" 07/2007+
Elijah Lineberry : Right - Libertarian : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 4 + n/a + 5 = 23

Sagenz: "helengrad has lost its way" 09/2004+
Phil Sage : Right - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 1 + n/a + 0.5 = 22.5

NZ Human Rights lawyer : "Criminal, immigration & human rights lawyer" 12/2006+
Mark Lillico : Other - ? : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 6 + n/a + 0.5 = 22.5

Scott & Sarah Kennedy : "Youth Pastor" 08/2006+
Scotty Kennedy : Right - Christian : Auckland, NZ
Sarah Kennedy : Right - Christian : Auckland, NZ
Dan : ? - ? : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * 1,478,454 : c.20 + 1 + n/a + 0.5 = 22.5

Wine enhanced metacognitions : "student" 06/2007+
mojo : Right - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + n/a + 7 = 21

The Tomohawk Kid : "Graphic Designer/Musician" 04/2006+
Graham Clark : Right - Libertarian : Tauranga, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 4 + n/a + 3 = 21

Monkey with Typewriter : "Issues which affect you and which count among us all" 11/2007+
Lee Clark : Left - ? : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + n/a + 7 = 21

Jim Benson : "Filmmaker, Fanboy & Fat Guy" 08/2007+
Jim Benson : Other - ? : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * 9,896,158 : c.20 + nil + n/a + 0.5 = 20.5

He rupahu noiho : "Oh, Crikey" 03/2007+
Piripi : Right - ? : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 5 + 4 + 0.5 = 19.5

Three Point Turn : www.threepointturn.blogspot.com
01/2005+ : "Less relevance than Gordon Copeland"
Nick Eynon?/Manu?/Maxine?/Michael Knight? : Other - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + 27 (max.2) + 5 = 19

Rob Good in LA : "Puntiki" 02/2005+
Rob Good : Right - ? : Los Angeles, USA
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 4 + 9 (max.4) + 1 = 19

Elliot Who? : "Attacking New Zealand's Nanny State" 05/2006+
Elliot : Right - Libertarian : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 4 + n/a + 0.5 = 18.5

Genius : "Common sense and a touch of genius" 12/2004+
Genius : Other - ? : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 3 + n/a + 2 = 18

ObservatioNZ : "Anti-authoritarian pro-planet socialist" 09/2004+
Rich : Left - Socialist : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 3 + 23 (max.3) + 1 = 17

The Libertarian Front : "New Zealand's Youngest Libertarian" 12/2006+
Callum McPetrie : Right - Libertarian : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + n/a + 3 = 17

Duck Envy : www.duckenvy.blogspot.com
12/2005+ : "View from the pond/Porirua"
duckenvy : Left - ? : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + n/a + 3 = 17

Studentchoice : "promoting voluntary membership of tertiary student associations" 08/2006+
Mike Heine : Right - Act : Wellington, NZ
Chris : Right - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 3 + n/a + 0.5 = 16.5

Media Law Journal : www.medialawjournal.co.nz
11/2007+ : "about media law and ethics in New Zealand"
Steven Price : Other - ? : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + nil + n/a + 6 = 16

The Voice Of Reason New Zealand : "Setting the Record Straight" 08/2006+
James : ? - Christian : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + n/a + 2 = 16

Frank Observations : "Auckland University Law student and burgeoning political commentator" 05/2007+
Chandler : Right - ? : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * 10,636,064 : c.15 + nil + n/a + 0.5 = 15.5

Writeups : "economics, politics and current affairs" 02/2006+
Writeups : Right - Libertarian : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + n/a + 1 = 15

Daktari's World : www.daktari123.blogspot.com
10/2004+ : "A place for me to talk rubbish/music"
Bob Daktari : Left - ? : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + nil + n/a + 5 = 15

This is Christchurch : "the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard" 06/2006+
Patrick Dunford : Right - Christian : Christchurch, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + n/a + 0.5 = 14.5

The Kiwi Bohemian : "Kiwi by birth, Bohemian by ancestry" 02/2007+
Lukas Svoboda : Other - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + n/a + 0.5 = 14.5

Laws Watch : "Single-issue fruitcakes determined to harass Wanganui Mayor" 07/2005+
Laws Watch : ? - ? : Wanganui, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + 2 + 0.5 = 14.5

Roger Nome's Progressive Politics : "Environmentalism, Economics, Industrial/Employment Relations." 06/2007+
Roger Nome : Left - ? : Dunedin, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + n/a + 0.5 = 14.5

Whinging in New Zealand : "Clogging up cyberspace" 08/2005+
Chips Whitesugar : Right - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + n/a + 0.5 = 14.5

Sus's Sound-Bites : " Libertarianz Party/The wit and wisdom of Susan the Libertarian." 0?/200?
Susan : Right - Libertarian : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + n/a + n/a + 4 = 14

Parrot on Politics : "Redefining the Pecking Order" 04/2007+
Policy Parrot : Left - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 2 + 1 + 0.5 = 13.5

Nih's blog : "So dry, we’re parched" 10/2007+
Nih/Justin Cook : ? - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 13

Talk Back : "Manukau city councillor" 08/2007+
Dick Quax : Right - ? : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 1 + n/a + 1 = 13

Free Hamilton : "Born in Holland, citizen of Canada and reside in New Zealand now retired" 10/2007+
Steve Hoefsloot : Right - Libertarian : Hamilton, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 1 + n/a + 1 = 13

Motueka news freestyle : www.motuekanews.iblog.co.nz
07/2007+ : "We are all responsible for caretaking the local environment"
motuekanews : ? - ? : Motueka, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 1 + n/a + 1 = 13

Against the current : "News, views, reviews" 04/2007+
Steven Cowan : Left - ? : Christchurch, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + nil + n/a + 3 = 13

redrave : "Communist Workers' Group: Leninist/Trotskyist Fraction" 03/2006+
communist worker : Left - Communist : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 1 + n/a + 0.5 = 12.5
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War is for Winning : "I am a Pragmatist" 08/2005+
Unaha-Closp/Angus : Right - ? : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 1 + n/a + 0.5 = 12.5

Morris Talks Politics : "a politically active 17 year old" 07/2007+
Jaz Morris : Other - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 1 + n/a + 0.5 = 12.5

Oh, Crikey! "too much time on your hands" 10/2005+
Phil : Right - ? : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 1 + 15 (max.1) + 0.5 = 12.5

Prayingmantis - green thoughts : "devoted to Mother Earth" 06/2006+
prayingmantis : Left - Green : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + 1 + n/a + 0.5 = 12.5

United Future | blog : www.unitedfuture.org.nz/default,20,blog.sm
07/2007+ : "When Peter Dunne talks, people listen/United Future party"
Peter's Position : Peter Dunne : Other - United Future : Wellington, NZ
Hey Jude : Judy Turner : Other - United Future : Wellington, NZ
Standpoint : Denise Krum : Other - United Future : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + n/a + n/a + 2 = 12

Rob's Blockhead Blog : "Freelance journalist, specialising in economics" 08/2005+
Rob Hosking : Right - ? : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + nil + n/a + 1 = 11

Pete's kiwi forum : www.peteskiwiforum.blogspot.com/
01/2007+ : "Reside in Lower Hutt, Wellington"
Kiwi Riverman : Left - ? : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + nil + n/a + 1 = 11

Julian Pistorius : "Freedom Fighter" 05/2005+
Julian Pistorius : Right - Libertarian : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + n/a + n/a + 0.5 = 10.5

Aucklander at large : "my travels in the not-too-distant future" 10/2005+
Aucklander at large/Jeremy Greenbrook : Left - ? : Wellington, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + nil + n/a + 0.5 = 10.5

Deane Jessop : "Napier city councillor" 0?/200?
Deane Jessop : Other - ? : Napier, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + n/a + n/a + 0.5 = 10.5

Queen & Country : "Loyal to Her Majesty the Queen" 03/2006+
Bill Wilmot : Right - Conservative/Monarchist : NZ
Aidan Work : Right - Conservative/Monarchist : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + nil + n/a + 0.5 = 10.5

Pear shaped news : "presentation of Maori issues within the New Zealand mass-media" 07/2007+
Pear/Hannah : Other - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + nil + n/a + 0.5 = 10.5

Kaupapa Māori : "Discussion of issues related to Kaupapa Māori" 10/2006+
Leonie Pihama : Other - ? : NZ
Tere Harrison : Other - ? : NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + n/a + n/a + 0.5 = 10.5

New Zealand Crime Watch : "Chairman of Neighbourhood Support Auckland" 03/2007+
Kevin O Hicks : Right - ? : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + nil + n/a + 0.5 = 10.5

Policy Matters : "University teacher: recent book is called Society and Politics" 05/2006+
Grant Duncan : Other - ? : Auckland, NZ
#? nzn/a * n/a : c.10 + nil + n/a + 0.5 = 10.5


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Notes:

Start date of blog is the current blog and not any previous incarnation of that blog or bloggers connected with it.

Alexa (international not nz) ranking approximate average daily traffic equivalent:
0.5m=c.500, 1m=c.280, 1.5m=c.250, 2m=c.220, 2.5m=c.120, 3m=c.100, 3.5m=c.70, 4m=c.60, 5m=c.50, 6m=c.40, 7m=c.30, 8-10m=c.20, No data=c.10. Site counter if available will be used instead of Alexa if credible.

If ttlb link score is n/a then technorati authority is doubled in lieu. Because of credibility issues with ttlb the ttlb link score cannot be more than the technorati authority: such instances indicated by "(max.?)".

28 comments:

Whaleoil said...

nice list and methodology although it favours the suckasses that link whore.

How frequently are you going to update?

I recently passed Public Address in Alexa both NZ ratings and World.

Tim Selwyn said...

I have been monitoring your alarming rise in popularity :) I think it's because you put the effort in, to be honest.

But you ask a serious question.

I discounted the pre-Christmas drop-off, but could not counter the effects of the temporary traffic increase with all the anarchist blogs associated with the "terrorism" raids in October (which was a temporary spike), so I was conservative and roughly averaged out the data for the period to reflect more what the situation was rather than tracking what it would be at the end of the period... therefore you are probably, maybe, under-scored. HOWEVER: I do acknowledge that the figures do fluctuate and are not always accurate - hopefully the actual ranking is still fair.

The scores indicate quite a step between the top 6 (which you are in) and those which are less than half that score (which unfortunately we still are).

I plan to update every month - but given that all the links are provided with each entry it could, *could*, be done even every week... ? It is possible, but realistically it would be a bit of a chore - but compared with making the list, monitoring it will be a breeze.

The other issue we had was what to do with Perigo's Libertarian masturbation circle "SOLO Passion" - it meets the definition we have, but the tone is so much like an internal discussion forum rather than an outward-facing "public discourse" blog that we decided to exclude it - or else it would be number 3! I kid you not.

Tim Selwyn said...

Oh - and link whoring. Yes, it's a factor we tried to minimise by preferring the more reliable (to my mind) technorati authority over the ttlb figures. It's a problem I don't think can ever fully be addressed.

Richard said...

Well I must be inadvertently link whoring, since there's no way I'm in the top 150.

Asher said...

"all the anarchist blogs"

Erm, isn't that just me? And yeah, I did get a bump, but thats over-compensated by my lack of posting recently which has almost halved my average daily visits. Oh well.

Heine said...

Very good work! I feel like patting myself on the back :)

Oswald Bastable said...

Good work on the list!

Your efforts are greatly appreciated!

Shadowfoot said...

Are any of these non-political blogs?

MikeE said...

Heh I'm "other"..

Tim Selwyn said...

Heh I'm "other".. :
Yes, please indicate if your details need to be amended or expanded. Later on I'll render something so that proper categories can be made for common labels.

Are any of these non-political blogs? :
Yes. The definition of "public discourse" that we are using encompasses more than just political blogs. A working idea was "original editorial material that often has a political dimension, and/or considers themselves to be part of a political/public policy discourse." But what we are describing here is a bit wider than the pure "political" blogosphere to include other sorts of current affairs issues. Part of a national online conversation about our country might be too grand a way of saying it.

If the blogger has niche subject matter that does not attempt to engage with the wider community at all (acting like internal religious or partisan discussion fora) then that seems reason to exclude it I think. I have found that these will be line calls rather than easy decisions to make.

So, yes: the purely political blogs are just much more popular that is why they dominate the top of the list and give the impression it is exclusively political blogs. But down a little in the rankings you will see Brain Stab, and LAWS 179: Elephants and the law, Dig 'n' Stir, Born on State Highway One etc. which only occasionally have political content.

Rick said...

Good on you for taking it on.

My Silent Running co-bloggers are Yanks.

I can confirm that SOLO takes upwards of 800 unique hits per day but I don't think it belongs in the list.

Wattyler said...

This is really interesting but I'm afraid there are pretty serious flaws in the methodology.

You weigh a unique visit the same as an incoming link and the same as a post, on what basis?

Your basis for estimating Public Address's daily unique readship at 1500 is a Scoop advertising post that says PA gets 10,000 unique readers a week. You've simply divided 10,000 by 7, which does not follow because it assumes there are 10,000 people each coming one day a week - in fact, the daily unique hits will be somewhere between 1,500 and 10,000.

Whaleoil's 800 average visits are not unique visits. Look at the extremely low ratio of page views to visits (1.6) compared to other sites like Farrar's where the visits is unique visits (5 page views per unique visitor). According to sitemeter, on his best days Whaleoil gets as many page views as we get on an average day: its not credible that he gets 3 times as many unique vistors.

There must be a problem with Alexa's measurements (likely, given the fact that it only measures traffic from users with the Alexa toolbar) or the way you are deriving unique daily visitors from them. In the two months from Nov 1 to Dec 31, Kiwiblogblog got 65,000 hits, just over 2,000 a day (average daily hits grew around 100% over that time frame). It's possible that those 2000 hits came from 260 unique vistors but that assumes a relatively high 8 page views per visitor (we are unlikely to be getting more page views per visitor than Kiwiblog, which is notorious for its massive flame wars between a few commenators). More seriously, you have The Standard on 280 unique vistors a day, as they're getting around 20,000 hits a day that's just not credible, that would have to getting 60 odd page views per unique vistor: The Standard is in Farrar's league, not ours.

Still, it's a good concept and if blogs (like us) help out by having more comphrensive stats available some of these bugs can be ironed out.

Tim Selwyn said...

Rick: - thanks, will make the adjustment.

wattyler: - thanks for helping with the ironing :)
yes I put all the traffic figures as circa "c." because of just these problems you mention. We have two different meters on the Tumeke blog and they are sometimes differing by several dozen when they should be the same - but which one is correct? or are they both wrong?

Alexa is problematic, but unless everyone gets the same meters and makes them publicly accessible there seems to be no other way to estimate traffic. If there is another way please tell me!

I have compared on-site meters with Alexa for these blogs and think that though it is imperfect it is, nevertheless, a reasonable guide. I gave the traffic estimates from the Alexa rankings based on what I have observed and not what Alexa says per se.

I will investigate the other issues you raise also.

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Anonymous said...

Now thats link whoring.

Russell Brown said...

Hi Tim,

I suspect Kiwiblog is ahead of Public Address on traffic, but Alexa is really just a string of random numbers. I don't know anyone who has the Alexa toolbar installed. Why would you?

FWIW, PA gets about 5000 visits a day when everyone's at work, and we have somewhere between 23,000 and 28,000 unique users every month. I think we suffer a little on Technorati through not being on a recognised blogging platform.

But you've missed easily the most-trafficked (and most respected) New Zealand blog: Richard McManus's Read Write Web has more traffic than all of us put together.

Anyway, good initiative and I'm sure it'll get better.

Cheers,
RB

Tim Selwyn said...

Yes, Russell I hope to improve it. Thanks for your stats, I'll ask you what they are for the next survey.

I note David Farrar has put his annual stats up, inter alia:
Unique Visits: 2,697,578
Posts Made: 2,962


So that means:
7390 average daily visits
57 posts per week

As for Read Write Web - it is a blog, he is a Wellingtonian, but to quote from his last post "RWW's mission to provide in-depth news and analysis about Web Technology." That does not meet our definition.

che tibby said...

tim! you missed object dart man!

although i think i rate "other" at best....

Richard said...

Original content, Che.

We all know you flog all your content from Amazon book reviews and the Edmonds' cookbook;)

Tim Selwyn said...

Che, I am aware of your blog but the content is primarily personal and reviews. I know you have lamented the public service conduct issues that stop you being politique.

NZBC is another notable exclusion. I had assumed it met the criteria, but after reviewing it over time its subject matter was not right. Subject matter can change over time too. It's not as if these blogs are banished forever or anything.

There is no reflection whatsoever on these decisions and the merit of the blog - or popularity either eg. Spare room. "Public discourse" is the concept - I would think reviews are not in that category, but I'm open to other ideas.

che tibby said...

hmmm... did you hit the "government" or "new zealand" tags?

the reviews are mostly filler.

Uroskin said...

I'm kinda relieved I'm not on this list

newzblog said...

Hi Tim. Would you be able to add us?

http://newzblog.wordpress.com

"a fine blend of politics with a left twist"

Tim Selwyn said...

Thanks newzblog team - added to watch list.

Tim Selwyn said...

Uroskin - that could change.

Tane said...

Hey guys, this is a nice idea but there seem to be some real accuracy issues.

Having looked at our stats I can tell you for a fact that the Alexa figures you've used are only a fraction of the real size of our readership.

How does one go about correcting this?

Tim Selwyn said...

Tane: Alexa is spyware and the user doesn't know they have it (I have to investigate this) - and Russell's comments about Alexa being "random numbers" is not true - just go and compare the actual on-site counters with the Alexa figures and they are surprisingly close - usually. This was my distinct feeling as I went through the list anyway which is why I grew to trust their data enough to give it a lot of weight in the formula.

But with fast-moving traffic growth a site might suffer from a lag in reporting (I'm thinking). That could be an issue here... perhaps.

re: How does one go about correcting this?
By telling me what the figures are as Russell and DPF have done - or else if you put on a public counter I will pick it up in the next survey and use that data.

Gareth said...

Can I just say that Hot Topic (number 50 with a bullet) is produced from Waipara, not Auckland.

Ta.