Monday, November 24, 2008

[new] Watch list for November 2008 survey

Put 'em all on an island : www.uroskin.blogspot.com
08/2003+ "Connecting the electrodes of queer wisdom to the nipples of bigotry and ignorance"
Uroskin : Left - Green : Waiheke Island
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

Bowalley Road : www.bowalleyroad.blogspot.com
11/2008+ "Ruminations of an old New Zealander"
Chris Trotter : Left - ? : Auckland
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

National Blog of New Zealand : www.nationalblog.co.nz
11/2008+ "Chronicalling the state of the nation" (Not official)
? : ? - ? : NZ
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

Socialist Aotearoa : www.socialistaotearoa.blogspot.com
04/2006+ "of workers, by workers, for workers"
Joseph : Left - Socialist : NZ
nz? * ? (statcounter) : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

John Ansell : www.johnansell.wordpress.com
09/2008+ "Life, loony vers, and everything"
John Ansell : Right - Act : NZ
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

Dear John : www.dearjk.wordpress.com
11/2008+ "CEO, Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce"
Charles Finny : ? - ? : Wellington
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

Wallisra's Weblog : www.wallisra.wordpress.com
07/2008+ "Alliance Party Wellington Central candidate"
Richard Wallis : Left - Alliance : Masterton
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

Thomas O'Neill's Alliance blog : www.alliancetukituki.blogspot.com
06/2008+ "Union organiser"
Thomas O'Neill : Left - Alliance : Hawkes Bay
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

The Persuader : www.jackyan.com/blog
01/2006+ "Publisher, Lucire"
Jack Yan : Left - Alliance : NZ
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
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Watchblog : www.watchblogaotearoa.blogspot.com
04/2008+ "The online tool for the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa"
CAFCA : Left - CAFCA : Christchurch
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

Proletblog : www.lossenelin.livejournal.com
03/2006+ "'I am nothing and I should be everything' - Karl Marx"
Byron Clark : Left - Workers Party : Christchurch
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

Still Truckin' : www.stilltruckin.wordpress.com
03/2008+ "Left Libertarian/A dude talking about guys and the feminisms"
Ari : Left - ? : Wellington
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

The Irascible Curmudgeon : www.theirasciblecurmudgeon.blogspot.com
04/2008+ "News at a deeper level"
Curmudgeon : Left - ? : NZ
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

The Bull Pen : www.thebullpen.co.nz
09/2007+ "Kicking up dust in rural New Zealand/Country Channel (SKY 99)"
Philippa Stevenson : ? - ? : NZ
Clive Dalton : ? - ? : NZ
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

NZBC : www.nzbc.net.nz
06/2005+ "To inform and entertain New Zealand with unique, quality programming"
Stephen Stratford : ? - ? : NZ
Rob O'Neill : ? - ? : NZ
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

The Evolving Newsroom : www.evolvingnewsroom.blogspot.com
12/2007+ "Newsrooms, journalists, audiences, stories, networks, communities"
Julie Starr : ? - ? : NZ
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

Tuckr : www.jimtucker.wordpress.com
06/2008+ "Media views from Down-Under/Head of Journalism, Whitireia Journalism School, Wellington"
Jim Tucker : ? - ? : NZ
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
[new] [new]

: www.
0?/200?+ "politics"
: ? - ? : NZ
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
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: www.
0?/200?+ "politics"
: ? - ? : NZ
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
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: www.
0?/200?+ "politics"
: ? - ? : NZ
nz? * ? : c.? + ? + ? + ? = ? (new)
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NB: Uroskin and NZBC have been reclassified as public discourse.
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13 comments:

Mico Santos said...

here are my blogs link

http://thesidestrip.wordpress.com
http://topressdown.blogspot.com
http://micosantos.co.nz

Tim Selwyn said...

Mico Santos:
Your blogs do not meet the public discourse criteria and therefore will not be listed. "keu goes to apac in peru" - one of your post headings - indicates more than just your poor spelling.

Charles Finny said...

http://dearjk.wordpress.com/

Will post stats in your required format on Monday.

Tim Selwyn said...

Thanks Charles - added to watch list.

Lynn Prentice said...

link

Since the 16th I've been running an experiment with the Alexa ranking system to look at the site sensitivity in rankings from a single person using it. This is one of the factors used by Tumeke and Halfdone's rankings. I was interested in how much it affected the Alexa ranking. It has been enlightening...

None of the other admins use this because of its tracking behaviors or they run Safari. The Standard's score on this ranking had remained moderately static - from Tumuke nz blog ranking
October 226k nz451
September 221k nz338
August 236k nz388

So I added it to all of my firefox's on the evening of the 15th at home including my work laptop.

Now I spend considerable time pulling pages from The Standard because of the nature of the moderation task - the vast majority of which are admin comment pages. I also have two other page view measures in wordpress.stats and google analytics. Both exclude the admin pages in wordpress.

The google analytics and wordpress.stats showed a steadily decreasing number of page views, as would be expected post-election and as we move into summer.

Alexa now shows a traffic rank of 191k and nz266 rank. As far as I'm aware there have been no other readers starting to use this that read the standard. The rapid decrease started when I started to do my usual operations with alexa running after months of compatitive stability. This happened in about 3 weeks.

It looks to me as if a single person using this can significantly change the traffic ranks at alexa from the sites that they look at. Looks like a good tool to rort the system, especially for a admin of a site who spends a lot of time on their own site.

It does explain a lot of the stepwise changes in the ranking that I've seen that do not appear to relate to measured page views. It looks like there are so few alexa users in NZ, that even one reading the site can change the alexa ranks of a site that they read quitre considerably.

I'll post this over at Tumeke and Halfdone. I suspect that there may be a lot more users of alexa shortly.

Tim Selwyn said...

Lynn,

Why do you conclude that your use of Alexa alone caused this ranking upgrade? Three weeks is a long period to make that call. Interesting observation, though it may be an unrelated coincidence.

Lynn Prentice said...

The main reason (which I forgot to put in the above). The average number of pages per visitor is now 2.9 for a 3 month average and 10 for a 1 week average. Those figures have always been in the order of 1.7-2.5.

Incidently, the 1 week average is now 154k on traffic.

Now I know that some of the readers get a bit obsessive, but it really does look more like a sysop doing moderation on the admin pages many times per day.

Not to mention testing code changes on the weekends. I wouldn't be surprised if I pressed refresh 50 times a day, and a 100+ times a day during weekends.

I'm at the computer a lot of time, and I do have a habit of leaning back and scanning messages when I stop for a compile or coffee.

If there were many people using Alexa, then my activities wouldn't shift the numbers so strongly.

The obvious test would be to turn Alexa off and see if the traffic starts rising again. But I'be probably corrupted the test space now.

Nick said...

How about adding http://www.website.net.nz ?

Uroskin said...

TRAFFIC = 200
+ INCOMING LINKS = 24
+ POSTS = 2.5
+ COMMENTS = 1

Cheers,
Uroskin
http://uroskin.blogspot.com

natalie said...

http://wellingtonista.com

Mico Santos said...

hi tim

your telling me that all my three blogs are not good and poor? maybe I mispell some of them but all of them I don't think so. thank you anyway

cheers
mico

XChequer said...

Hi

My blog is:

http://thenzhomeoffice.blogspot.com/

Cheers,

XChequer

Pareidoliac said...

http://pareidoliac.blogspot.com/

Personal blog on globalization and local politics, arts and culture.