Sunday, February 10, 2008

FAQ: how to read the listing details

New formula: (from 03/2008)

Please note the new formula used:
TRAFFIC (Average daily unique visits)
+ INCOMING LINKS (Technorati "Authority")
+ POSTS (Average posts per week, viz: Total posts for month ÷ number of days in month x 7.)
+ COMMENTS (Average highest commented post per week, viz: Total four posts with the most comments for the month ÷ 4. )
= RANKING SCORE

First line:
#12 | rank for the survey period
(-1) | change in rank from last survey period
Tumeke! : www.tumeke.blogspot.com | Blog name and url

Second line:
04/2005+ | Start of blog
"current affairs and culture" | Blog tag-line, self-description

Third-sixth lines:
Tim Selwyn : Other - ? : Auckland
Martyn "Bomber" Bradbury : Left - ? : Auckland
Ben Thomas : Right - ? : Auckland
Phoebe Fletcher : Left - ? : Auckland
| Blog authors names : their general, conventional ideological position (Left, Right, Other, or ?) - their party political affiliation, specific ideological position and/or religion : their location

Seventh line:
nz990 * 462,901 : c.580 (extremetracking)
| Alexa.com New Zealand traffic rank * Alexa.com international traffic rank : average daily unique visitors ( link to blog's own publicly viewable traffic meter, or "verified" if editor has been emailed private stat counter image, or link to self-reported metrics if credible ) all other traffic stats are also "(est.-no stats)"
+ 68 + 35 + 35 = 718 (+19)
| + INCOMING LINKS (Technorati "Authority")
+ POSTS (Average posts per week, viz: Total posts for month ÷ number of days in month x 7.)
+ COMMENTS (Average highest commented post per week, viz: Total four posts with the most comments for the month ÷ 4. )
= RANKING SCORE
(score movement from last survey)


Last lines:
[11,10,10,10,11,12,10,12,7] [699,639,564,574,544,455,479,425,403]
| [ranks from previous surveys - left being last month] [scores from previous surveys - left being last month]

Old formula: (to 02/2008)

7 comments:

b b b said...

http://www.rubbishfreeyear.co.nz/?cat=1&PHPSESSID=e2c71ff3ff8df27aa3251804f7ad3ede

Rubbish free year by a chch couple

SubversNZ said...

Hi,
Just letting you know my party affiliation is no longer progressive.

Thanks.

Tim Selwyn said...

Subversnz:
I'll put "?" OK?

artandmylife said...

Hi really interested in your blog ranking system but was wondering how you select the blogs to be ranked? I do understand its just politics and news type ones but how do you find them?

Tim Selwyn said...

artandmylife: Apart from people nominating blogs on this site it comes down to constant monitoring of the blogs at the top end of the list - if unlisted blogs are mentioned or linked to in their blog rolls then they will be added.

ZenTiger said...

A couple of questions please:

1. How do you calculate the average daily visits from Alexa?

2. Do you actually use the Alexa ratings now (the first two stats before the colon.)

Tim Selwyn said...

Zen:
1. see FAQ: how do we calculate blog traffic? in the sidebar.
2. Yes - if no other information available.