Tumeke! rankings

Kiwiblog deservedly retains first place in the Tumeke! blogosphere rankings for August.

Tim Selwyn  gets an electronic toast of gratitutde for the work he puts into calculating the rankings each month based on Alexa ranking, traffic, number of posts, links and comments.

Yesterday Kim Hill asked her guest Alastair Thompson, co-founder, co-editor and general manager of Scoop, what was the point of blogs.

One of my aunts suggested it’s the modern equivalent of pen friends and I guess having a willing writer is point enough. If what’s written attracts readers that’s better and if they leave comments that’s a bonus. 

Homepaddock moved up four places to 12th spot. I’m a willing writer, but it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without readers, comments and links, so thanks for your contribution.

10 Responses to Tumeke! rankings

  1. Inventory2 says:

    Well done HP – a very deserved ranking. Keeping Stock remains in the Top 20 as well, and just this afternoon passed last months total visits with nine days still to go. The election will be good for “business” all round!


  2. barnsleybill says:

    I would suggest you are seventh if you base the stats on amateur solo bloggers. Well done.


  3. homepaddock says:

    Thank you both.

    I2 congratulations on Keeping Stock’s ranking too, my visits for September have already exceeded August’s too.

    BB – I hope you are not using amateur in the same way it was employed to excuse NZ First’s inability to file returns 🙂 Like you I noticed that five in the top 10 were those with several contributers but I don’t think that makes them all professionals.


  4. Well done Homepaddock too.
    And to Keeping Stock.
    It is harder for the solo bloggers.
    Which makes their achievements all the more remarkable.
    What I will say is having more posts does help, but I sometimes wonder if you can have too many.
    What is the right number per day?


  5. homepaddock says:

    FM – how long’s a piece of string?

    But quality is better than quantity – Poneke always ranks well although he doesn’t post every day.

    Although Dig n Stir also goes for quality – consistently well written, using original material and sources, it doesn’t rate so well but that’s probalby because it’s a specialist rural blog.


  6. Inventory2 says:

    Interesting question FFM. I don’t think you can set an arbitrary number, otherwise you end up with low-qual posts just to keep the numbers up. So much depends on what is going on around the traps at any given moment – there’s no denying that Peters has been good for business, and everyone seems to be picking up in the run-up to the election. What sets Homepaddock apart is a) the rural slant, and b) a bit of feminine logic!


  7. homepaddock says:

    I2 – there are some who would say that feminine logic is an oxymoron 🙂


  8. Well it is in the Beehive.
    But not in the real world.


  9. adamsmith1922 says:

    Well done HP

    Saw this late as am in a different time zone at present.

    Thank you for your kind comments re my own blog.

    On numbers of posts, not sure if number per se matters so much.

    Interestingly the last month seems to have seen traffic increase for a number of us.

    In my case the number of NZ readers as a % has increased also.


  10. martinlock says:

    Antivirus company McAfee also assigns a danger to the Alexa toolbar. The tests conducted by the former on the Alexa toolbar showed downloads that are thought to be spyware, adware, or other unwanted programs.


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