State of the AustralianBlogs-osphere (or the noisiest bloggers in Oz) – Spring 2006

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Our latest toy is a little script that we have tweaked to measure links to all listings on AustralianBlogs. It contains a few in-house customisations to the ranking algorithm and it’s by no means foolproof (as you’ll see as you peruse) but you get the idea – “Who are the noisiest bloggers in Oz?”
No surprise to see Darren leading the pack, with Duncan and Yaro in the lead group. But great to see the expat blogs, the photoblogs and few of the guys from the weblogger meetup doing well in the rankings.

If you don’t see your blog on here, then submit it at AustralianBlogs.com.au.

Local content for local audiences – adopt an Australian blog today.

1 www.problogger.net326000
2 www.roadtosurfdom.com/168000
3 www.ewritelife.com/122000
4 au.groups.yahoo.com/group/lightheartedlibrarians/110000
5 ratbaggy.blogspot.com/100000
6 myspace.com/thatgrumguy82400
7 www.mcpmedia.com/graphic_design/branding.php80100
8 spaces.msn.com/desmayani/70100
9 spaces.msn.com/mikese70100
10 spaces.msn.com/shanewilliamson/70100
11 www.loobylu.com/69100
12 blogs.msdn.com/frankarr67600
13 blogs.msdn.com/annali/default.aspx67600
14 ozguru.mu.nu/58600
15 bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/55600
16 www.istartedsomething.com/44200
17 aebrain.blogspot.com/39100
18 www.duncanriley.com37800
19 www.laputanlogic.com31700
20 www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/192/small-business-realities/31200
21 www.zcars.com.au/30700
22 www.zpersonals.com.au/30500
23 www.zjobs.com.au/30400
24 www.zrealestate.com.au/30200
25 www.zclassifieds.com.au/30000
26 radio.weblogs.com/0124955/25900
27 www.keitaigoddess.com25600
28 www.manthatcooks.com/23000
29 homepage.mac.com/innocentgirl0/innocentgirl/22000
30 amediadragon.blogspot.com20400
31 weblogs.hitwise.com/sandra-hanchard/19600
32 www.spinstartshere.com/18900
33 www.karencheng.com.au/18800
34 allordinary2.blogspot.com18500
35 larvatusprodeo.net18500
36 www.cricketnews.com.au/18100
37 www.moviecritic.com.au17800
38 sydney.diarystar.com.au/17700
39 www.photographytips.com.au/17700
40 post.oftheday.com.au17600
41 www.sydneytable.com17500
42 www.jokes.org.au/17400
43 www.wheelfever.com17200
44 www.poems.net.au/17200
45 www.boudist.com/16600
46 notgartner.com16500
47 www.smallbusinessbranding.com/14600
48 scotwise.blogspot.com/14200
49 trevorcook.typepad.com/newvoices/13900
50 trevorcook.typepad.com13900
51 trevorcook.typepad.com/election13900
52 www.whitepage.com.au/jdsphotos13800
53 www.whitepage.com.au/mrpickwick/13800
54 www.whitepage.com.au/rexona13800
55 www.whitepage.com.au13800
56 www.whitepage.com.au/itsourworldtoo13800
57 www.whitepage.com.au/cjttalkscfs/13800
58 www.whitepage.com.au/theview13800
59 www.anecdote.com.au/index.php13700
60 anonymouslefty.blogspot.com13700
61 www.australianblogs.com.au/blog13700
62 www.artnewsblog.com13500
63 flopearedmule.blogspot.com13300
64 www.benjaminchristie.com/13300
65 www.tamingthebeast.net/blog/12800
66 eatstuff.net12500
67 consciousearth.blogspot.com/12400
68 www.thinkinghomebusiness.com/blog12400
69 problogger.net/11400
70 kitta.net/11100
71 kitta.net11100
72 rodneyolsen.blogspot.com11000
73 armagnacd.blogspot.com10900
74 sternezine.blogspot.com10800
75 www.thefoodpalate.com10600
76 www.trollhattansaab.net/10500
77 libraryclips.blogsome.com10300
78 www.decaffeinated.org/10200
79 www.decaffeinated.org10200
80 www.spinopsys.com9940
81 redcurrent.blogspot.com/9860
82 www.nik.com.au9830
83 ilovemilkandcookies.blogspot.com9490
84 antonyloewenstein.com/blog/9490
85 www.deadlybloodyserious.com/8390
86 wino-sapien.blogspot.com8160
87 morgspace.net8120
88 www.ausculture.com/blog/8120
89 whingers.blogspot.com/8110
90 ryansqueerbent.blogspot.com7400
91 www.libertarian.org.au/7280
92 www.winorama.com.au7260
93 allaussiebeef.blogspot.com/7240
94 roryrunsamok.blogspot.com/7230
95 davidkean.net7060
96 www.gettingdownunder.com6630
97 www.cricket-blog.com/index.php6010
98 machinegunkeyboard.com/5780
99 www.myweblog.com/apollyon/5570
100 rated-rupert.blogspot.com5270
101 crazybrave.net4930
102 halfrsed.blogspot.com/4870
103 anthonyjhicks.com/weblog/4860
104 pavlovblog.blogspot.com/4480
105 www.hokwokwing.hk/4410
106 sarsaparillablog.net/index.php4140
107 www.livingroom.org.au/blog/4080
108 www.livingroom.org.au/photolog4080
109 chaosnoir.blogspot.com4030
110 www.hearye.org/3930
111 bluereign.blogspot.com3920
112 nektros.com3880
113 ponderance.blogspot.com3870
114 ponderance.blogspot.com/3870
115 bastardsinc.blogs.com/3840
116 www.leatherwoodonline.com3730
117 carolinkus.blogspot.com3690
118 lukenichols.com3680
119 theaustralianindex.com3660
120 stack.dailyflute.com3620
121 www.royaltech.net3520
122 www.crashtestkitchen.com/3390
123 littlelioness.net/3330
124 www.livehouse.com.au/sicnarf3310
125 www.livehouse.com.au/nickodemus3310
126 www.livehouse.com.au3310
127 www.livehouse.com.au/cheating/3310
128 www.tomatom.com3300
129 funkwit.com/3280
130 www.notbean.com3220
131 www.jacks-lounge.com3150
132 www.leehopkins.net3100
133 www.splatt.com.au/blog3020
134 calidoresgardener.blogspot.com/3010
135 www.mysharetrading.com2960
136 www.ozpolitics.info/blog2940
137 diogenes999.blogspot.com2920
138 bruceraverant.blogspot.com2900
139 www.grods.com2890
140 staypuff.net2880
141 staypuff.net/2880
142 www.forextradinghq.com/2830
143 www.aliak.com/blog2830
144 www.electronsoup.net2760
145 www.caradvice.com.au2710
146 thesecondsight.blogspot.com/2670
147 youngie.prblogs.org2660
148 dabido65.blogspot.com/2650
149 www.robirwin.com/randomrob2590
150 www.robirwin.com/iliketowatch/2590
151 desert-pea.blogspot.com/2560
152 misslauren.com2550
153 www.emothersonline.com/2510
154 craftapalooza.typepad.com2500
155 globalwarmingwatch.blogspot.com/2490
156 torfeida.blogspot.com2490
157 everybody-knows.com2480
158 blog.kazza.id.au/2470
159 tinear.net2430
160 www.disambiguity.com2420
161 www.thedailygrind.net/2360
162 www.pandorasquared.com/2330
163 tpn.thepodcastnetwork.com/2290
164 airminded.org2260
165 www.retireyoungandwealthy.com/2260
166 www.newbrisbane.com/2260
167 anya.blogsome.com2260
168 feh.holsman.net2250
169 www.nobledentist.com.au/blog/index.php2180
170 librariesinteract.info2170
171 crosswords.blogspot.com2170
172 gimmeyourstuff.blogspot.com2160
173 spatula-city.net/2140
174 www.andrewbartlett.com/blog2120
175 www.andrewbartlett.com/blog/2120
176 openyoureyestomusic.blogspot.com2120
177 www.thefoodpornographer.com/2110
178 abstractgourmet.com2070
179 cookalmostanything.blogspot.com2060
180 www.isitwrongtowishonspacehardware.blogspot.com/2000
181 weekbyweek7.blogspot.com/1960
182 www.lyptonvillage.org/blog/1950
183 tatham.wordpress.com/1910
184 fabiodrn.com1870
185 ampersandduck.blogspot.com1860
186 aussieinalbuquerque.blogspot.com/1810
187 www.deepakkapoor.net1800
188 www.singleinthecity1.blogspot.com1770
189 www.m-o-d-e.net/1730
190 www.wo-magazine.com/blog/1700
191 flexnib.blogspot.com1690
192 www.taoofdefiance.com1660
193 go-blog-go.blogspot.com1650
194 tama.edublogs.org1620
195 ozwineshow.com1590
196 www.adelaideindex.com1550
197 www.craftapalooza.com/1550
198 www.browncardigan.com/1530
199 blaze.wordpress.com1510
200 spiritsdancing.typepad.com1500
201 www.berrysimple.net1500
202 frugalbastard.blogspot.com/1490
203 www.welcometowallyworld.com1480
204 www.gardeningtipsnideas.com1470
205 blog.slaven.net.au1470
206 www.nopod.blogspot.com1460
207 www.mollyzine.com/1460
208 www.tooaskew.com/new/index.php1400
209 www.tooaskew.com/new1400
210 www.nathanwaters.com/1390
211 benrowesblog.wordpress.com/1390
212 funk.randomecho.com/1350
213 www.battybaby.com/1340
214 www.junglejamie.com1300
215 patrickwhite.ozewriters.com/1290
216 modiaminotaur.blogspot.com/1280
217 austlit.blogspot.com1270
218 www.disassociated.com/1260
219 mouthingthewords.blogspot.com/1250
220 www.gardening4dummies.com/1230
221 acousticdad.blogspot.com1230
222 afl.mollyzine.com1220
223 www.craigbellamy.net1220
224 ilines.blogspot.com1210
225 www.ballina.info/blog/1210
226 happyantipodean.blogspot.com1200
227 blakkbyrd.blogspot.com/1200
228 www.bibliobillabong.com/1190
229 www.trevorhampel.com/1180
230 nicole1980.blogspot.com1180
231 elsewhere.typepad.com/the_view_from_elsewhere/1160
232 www.studioprisoner.com1160
233 bend.wordpress.com/1160
234 jstuffed.blogspot.com1150
235 www.konradwest.com1150
236 penguinunearthed.wordpress.com1130
237 iamrebecca.blogspot.com1120
238 www.ccvictim.com1100
239 www.ibmeye.com/1100
240 delicategeniusblog.com1100
241 www.veracity-or-mendacity.com/1090
242 www.breakfastbytes.com1080
243 kay.smoljak.com1070
244 www.marquis-kyle.com.au/mt/1070
245 www.touchstonegadget.com1060
246 www.camarilla.com.au999
247 dno.blogspot.com996
248 www.explodedlibrary.info/986
249 thirdcat.net984
250 morselsandmusings.blogspot.com980
251 hopskipjump.typepad.com/hop_skip_jump/964
252 braveourburbs.blogspot.com/960
253 mnly.blogspot.com/958
254 www.thomas25.blogspot.com953
255 shaicoggins.com/951
256 dcgreenyarns.blogspot.com/944
257 www.onestopunder.com928
258 sushizume.blogspot.com912
259 www.mountainmurmurs.com/875
260 crumblingwalls.wordpress.com868
261 southsideelaine.blogspot.com862
262 scientaestubique.wordpress.com856
263 vashistvishal.blogspot.com/2006/10/top-web-20-apps-in-australia.html854
264 getbiglittlekid.blogspot.com848
265 www.chocolatesuze.com842
266 nickcowie.com840
267 beverly.livejournal.com/836
268 lifekludger.net835
269 jacarandablog.blogspot.com/801
270 treadly.thingoid.com/793
271 mushroomandrooster.net/783
272 carltonrules.blogspot.com/776
273 www.frangipani.info/768
274 blogopera.wordpress.com/767
275 cibscicle.blogspot.com764
276 reme.squarespace.com763
277 fivepublicopinions.blogspot.com761
278 www.crazymeezer.com.au760
279 belongumsblog.blogspot.com/749
280 www.movingagain.com.au/backloading/740
281 www.freshread.com/734
282 nicloe.com/726
283 servantofchaos.typepad.com724
284 www.thisperthlife.com/720
285 www.veggiefriendly.com.au/719
286 blandcanyon.blogspot.com717
287 www.papertrap.net703
288 yaniblog.blogspot.com/701
289 www.101usesforajohnhoward.com700
290 thematchreferee.blogspot.com697
291 www.blogcharm.com/vavavoom689
292 crotchetygardener.blogspot.com/689
293 www.blogcharm.com/jennie689
294 www.helenthura.com687
295 austlit.edublogs.org686
296 googiesgarden.blogspot.com/683
297 foodscienceblog.wordpress.com/683
298 ibloggedmyself.blogspot.com/682
299 www.purecaffeine.com679
300 blog.insanitycreek.com/653
301 tomsplace.wordpress.com650
302 www.node.mu/645
303 asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/639
304 applepocky.blogspot.com636
305 kay.zombiecoder.com/623
306 www.sux2b.us622
307 tombammann.homedns.org620
308 lost.net.au/602
309 angrypenguin.blogspot.com596
310 mrspeaker.webeisteddfod.com/586
311 eglantinescake.blogspot.com586
312 entrepreneurs-journey.com/585
313 spirit-blog.blogspot.com584
314 thisdelicioussolitude.blogspot.com/584
315 www.workingsolo.com.au583
316 www.yakhnov.info/582
317 birmo.journalspace.com581
318 www.mortgageseek.com.au/blog580
319 www.betterthancheesecake.blogspot.com577
320 life-in-chippendale.blogspot.com570
321 www.alborzfallah.com559
322 makenosound.com/554
323 www.melbournecoffeereview.com549
324 www.enjoyperth.net537
325 blog.markvicuna.com533
326 www.giantchimney.com528
327 www.xmediawa.blogspot.com524
328 www.job-tuition.com522
329 www.peasoupoftheday.blogspot.com515
330 goatlady.wordpress.com/508
331 summeroliday.blogspot.com507
332 www.montmartrephotoblog.org506
333 www.millstream.com.au/view/504
334 jellibabi.blogspot.com504
335 blandwagon.blogspot.com501
336 sharetasmania.blogspot.com/499
337 www.benbailey.com.au/blog495
338 www.movie-babbler.com494
339 www.thebargainqueen.org493
340 www.soulsphincter.blogspot.com/492
341 wickingtoons.blogspot.com490
342 backin15.blogspot.com/488
343 www.alaysia.com/487
344 www.fantasyscribe.com/blog/487
345 susoz.typepad.com485
346 www.amazingdreamjournal.co.nr476
347 www.vadirectory.net/blog/473
348 shakatak66.blogspot.com/472
349 www.drearyheavens.com466
350 www.timmadden.com.au465
351 www.crazybrave.blogspot.com/464
352 www.trevorsbirding.com/457
353 craponwhatever.blogspot.com450
354 www.clarkescott.com449
355 jasonrecliner.blogspot.com/444
356 greenstump.blogspot.com/440
357 greenomics.blogspot.com/432
358 www.friedlaenders.com430
359 www.herveybaygossip.com428
360 www.webbriefcase.com.au426
361 www.chrisparkes.com/419
362 rosemary.id.au/415
363 tonygoodson.typepad.com/414
364 www.urbanatrophy.net411
365 thinkmojo.com411
366 semaphorejunction.blogspot.com408
367 s-bend.blogspot.com/2006/03/10-things-i-hate-about-americans.html407
368 s-bend.blogspot.com407
369 snoskred.blogspot.com/401
370 www.viciousange.blogspot.com/401
371 thirumurugan.blogspot.com401
372 blisspix.net/400
373 gourmetaddict.blogspot.com/399
374 widescreen-btn.blogspot.com/398
375 www.seasonstravel.com.au397
376 www.emackinations.blogspot.com388
377 god-incidence.blogspot.com384
378 www.theotherguy.org376
379 yarravillepaul.blogspot.com/375
380 www.madgoatlady.com371
381 www.barbarfarm.com365
382 grahamcatt.blogspot.com/362
383 blogs.usyd.edu.au/templatedata/362
384 gerlblog3.blogspot.com/361
385 daily12confession.blogspot.com/353
386 www.audreyapple.blogspot.com353
387 www.user-interface.org351
388 www.fatherbob.com.au/father_bob/351
389 kazzart.com/blog348
390 thejadedlotus.wordpress.com345
391 www.michaelefford.com.au/journal/345
392 www.waterfallweb.net342
393 onedogsaid.blogspot.com/341
394 www.mrpatto.com340
395 www.successfamebeercandy.blogspot.com/338
396 adyingstar.blogspot.com/337
397 adelaidewriter.blogspot.com/336
398 www.exclusivelyfood.com.au334
399 bundarrahdays.blogspirit.com330
400 pedaller.blogspot.com329
401 synapsechronicles.com327
402 www.digital-photo.com.au/322
403 nick.onetwenty.org321
404 marklawrence.blogspot.com320
405 www.as-scene.com.au/blog317
406 www.asrc.org.au/humanrights/316
407 ablogfather.blogspot.com313
408 blog.cafenation.com.au/311
409 www.reallifenews.com/football/aleague311
410 humourarchive.blogspot.com309
411 bookstudio.edublogs.org/307
412 munchymunchymoocow.wordpress.com306
413 2rugby.com/306
414 web.mac.com/samgranleese304
415 miles.burke.id.au/blog/303
416 www.blinkandyoullmissit.typepad.com/momenttomoment303
417 occasionalepicure.blogspot.com/302
418 www.thefourthestate.com300
419 soozs.blogspot.com299
420 tunaranch.net299
421 topicalhuman.com295
422 thisisntsydney.blogspot.com/293
423 psychicschick.blogspot.com287
424 ashleigh.id.au287
425 kathiesphotos.blogspot.com284
426 pomgirl.blogspot.com283
427 ucantsayno.blogspot.com/281
428 www.nakedchronicles.com278
429 jackslounge.blogspot.com277
430 sacredheartarts.blogspot.com276
431 teyc.blogspot.com276
432 www.god-incidence.com273
433 www.ozgression.com270
434 ninwifi.com263
435 tetlaw.id.au262
436 www.-shaney-.blogspot.com261
437 mwynwood.com/blog259
438 mindlessmunkey.blogspot.com/258
439 ernzor.blogspot.com257
440 printaustralia.blogspot.com/254
441 www.dublinka.com253
442 www.gavindixon.com/blog251
443 www.babbello.com243
444 randomassignment.com241
445 aftergrogblog.blogs.com/agb/239
446 www.bilegrip.com237
447 slavetoshopping.blogspot.com/2006/08/have-design-y-day.html229
448 slavetoshopping.blogspot.com/229
449 www.hourann.com226
450 curt.phracture.com226
451 randombrainwave.blogspot.com225
452 emunctory.blogspot.com224
453 www.mendna.com222
454 hopeintimor.blogspot.com/219
455 www.nathankowald.com/blog.html218
456 www.theaflblog.com218
457 www.waydechristie.com/214
458 blog.funkyj.com214
459 easternregional.blogspot.com/214
460 chocolateincontext.blogspot.com/211
461 www.letstakeover.blogspot.com211
462 rattimoth.blogspot.com/211
463 aaronheath.com209
464 toasttosolitude.blogspot.com202
465 adamisntgoinganywhere.blogspot.com/198
466 www.onevillage.com.au/blog/index.php198
467 blog.palaka.biz196
468 writingstatic.blogspot.com196
469 www.antipodeanpodcast-blog.com195
470 tims-boot.blogspot.com/195
471 liako.biz192
472 inattentive.blogspot.com/189
473 www.aussiemotoring.com188
474 jameswheeldon.net187
475 howtoliveonline.blogspot.com185
476 www.alexmakin.com.au183
477 www.truncatus.com182
478 neverhappen.com182
479 www.business2.com.au179
480 chiaroscouro.blogspot.com179
481 wafilm.blogspot.com/179
482 edin.mainframinnovations.com/177
483 blog.beerkens.info177
484 www.mydarkestdesires.com177
485 headhunter.typepad.com/melbournesnapshots175
486 martin.gleeson.net/174
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488 www.soj.com.au174
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490 heychristinecheng.blogspot.com/171
491 www.raduza.com171
492 www.singingbridges.net/diary/170
493 www.dolediary.blogspot.com170
494 onerandomblog.blogspot.com169
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498 www.theabundance.cc/index.php/stealourideas166
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503 www.nickschoonens.com157
504 www.learndog.com156
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507 mightypenplasticsword.blogspot.com/153
508 www.vividsoftware.net153
509 wattsherart.blogspot.com/151
510 acorns.com.au/cs/blogs/parallelthinking/default.aspx150
511 falkayn.blogspot.com148
512 www.democracyandjustice.org/blog/147
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517 jellyheadrambles.blogspot.com/144
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519 ghill.customer.netspace.net.au/vent/vent.html143
520 tinygibbon.blogspot.com142
521 freebeer.com.au140
522 www.dodgypete.com140
523 www.sixfigureblog.com139
524 www.superdrewby.com/blogs/drew/138
525 www.superdrewby.com138
526 floatingworld.typepad.com/138
527 pivotalpersonalbest.blogspot.com136
528 fatherathome.blogspot.com134
529 workplace-ministry.com/133
530 the-penguin-hunter-diaries.blogspot.com133
531 flsblog.blogspot.com/132
532 www.malleenativeplants.com.au/131
533 www.glamorouse.blogspot.com129
534 ozcomments.wordpress.com/129
535 community.softteq.com/blogs/nick129
536 david.australianinfront.com.au/drog/128
537 blog.micksworld.com126
538 www.angelabooth.com/wp/124
539 www.fromsandtosnow.com123
540 munchymunchymoocow.blogspot.com122
541 canberrajazz.net/blog/cj-blog-frame.htm122
542 www.thisdonkey.blogspot.com/121
543 tv-is-my-life.blogspot.com/121
544 waynemansfield.blogspot.com/121
545 theshoppingsherpa.blogspot.com/120
546 www.career-coach.com.au/blog/119
547 phonesense.blogspot.com/118
548 www.onvoiceover.com/voxbox/index.html118
549 www.vincenze.com117
550 www.torkington.org117
551 www.trevorstravels.com/117
552 www.disyc.blogspot.com116
553 www.mootpointer.com116
554 kitconn.blogspot.com/116
555 performanceevolution.wordpress.com/114
556 www.owatalk.com114
557 stevethomas.blogspot.com114
558 www.kablam.org114
559 corkintheocean.com/wordpress/114
560 www.angrybuttons.com/113
561 www.presentedindoublevision.com113
562 www.mrnguyen.com113
563 www.marked35.blogspot.com/112
564 www.ihatemyflatmate.com112
565 miramis.org/larissa/111
566 blwahblwah.blogspot.com/109
567 golfinmelbourne.com/108
568 perthaustraliaonline.com/perth-wa-blog/107
569 verniciousknids.blogspot.com/106
570 www.margaretriverblog.com/105
571 blogs.theage.com.au/trashtalk/105
572 blogs.theage.com.au/samandthecity105
573 www.intersplice.com.au/blog102
574 www.lingofranko.blogspot.com102
575 godschariot.blogspot.com102
576 growstate.com101
577 sahil.yoink.com.au99
578 whole-universe.com99
579 www.kathrynelliott.com.au/blog99
580 micksworld.com99
581 sunburyarts.blogspot.com/99
582 darquette.blogspot.com/96
583 repository.wordpress.com96
584 reuvenim.blogspot.com/96
585 www.theagis.com96
586 www.sydney.diarystar.com.au96
587 nimrodtower.blogspot.com/95
588 goonanism.com/blog95
589 www.jenius.com.au95
590 thesoccersquirrel.blogspot.com94
591 reallyturningjapanese.blogspot.com/92
592 paulbot.livejournal.com92
593 notafridge.blogspot.com91
594 www.articlesportfolio.com/blogcjcm/91
595 www.scrumble.com.au91
596 www.designwhys.com91
597 dockerdave.typepad.com91
598 marvellousmusicalmelodies.blogspot.com/91
599 bryce.freeshell.org/90
600 kids.enjoyperth.net/89
601 aussie.wordpress.com/89
602 connectinglibrarian.blogspot.com/88
603 liblogger.blogspot.com87
604 thomases.org87
605 griffin.oobleyboo.com/87
606 digitalchalkie.com/87
607 inn0vate.blogspot.com86
608 www.an-aussie-in-bulgaria.com/86
609 www.ds9r.com/dlog/85
610 pleasantave.blogspot.com/85
611 technhealth.blogspot.com84
612 theperthfiles.blogspot.com/84
613 www.lloydy.id.au/blog/83
614 www.vadirectory.blogspot.com83
615 www.thewebfarm.com/blog83
616 open.newmatilda.com/crosswire/82
617 msbatville.blogspot.com79
618 www.in-wonderland.com.au79
619 finance.soj.com.au/79
620 272blogcentral.blogspot.com/78
621 suebeyer.blogspot.com/78
622 macbeth1.blogspot.com/78
623 ramblingteacher.blogspot.com/77
624 sherdieinbrisvegas.blogspot.com77
625 fremantlebiz.livejournal.com/2006/77
626 littlemistersquareeyes.blogspot.com76
627 degroot.id.au/recipes76
628 r-views.blogspot.com/75
629 www.nathanhollis.org74
630 smosydney.blogspot.com73
631 journeymuse.blogspot.com73
632 www.stevepapa.com73
633 muppinstuff.typepad.com/my_weblog/72
634 www.ourmanintokyo.net/72
635 muppinstuff.typepad.com/mrs_washalot/72
636 ignite.strafeonline.com/72
637 www.poligoths.blogspot.com/72
638 www.camwheeler.com/wine/71
639 jonny-taise.squarespace.com71
640 ofthestars.com/blog71
641 www.alexandragraham.com/71
642 me-and-boy.blogspot.com68
643 jenburn.blogspot.com/67
644 bulibrary.blogspot.com67
645 didcoe.id.au/blog67
646 www.vacantmind.net/66
647 galaxybooks.blogspot.com/66
648 legalsoapbox.blogspot.com66
649 pivotalpublicspeaking.blogspot.com65
650 resourcesforfamilies.blogspot.com65
651 www.indiefilmnation.com65
652 peterhanami.blogspot.com65
653 techxplorer.wordpress.com/64
654 littlesnoring.blogspot.com64
655 martium.org/64
656 i-fucking-hate-you.blogspot.com63
657 www.theskaz.com63
658 thewaygood.com63
659 darylcook.com/63
660 www.misterscience.blogspot.com62
661 strategicmarketingoutsourcing.wordpress.com62
662 michellesarah.wordpress.com61
663 chicessentials.whim.com.au/blog/61
664 enableblogs.org61
665 physicsguide.blogspot.com60
666 www.time-to-get-fit.com59
667 sherbrookeforest.blogspot.com59
668 ellisuplate.blogspot.com/59
669 ignite.digitalignition.net/59
670 www.flipinteractive.com/category/our-weblog/59
671 rampant-ravings.blogspot.com/58
672 www.poppalina.typepad.com58
673 climateactionbrisbane.blogspot.com/57
674 www.ablenetdesign.blogspot.com/57
675 thewordygecko.blogspot.com56
676 thefrozenmemory.com56
677 www.tryingtopanda.blogspot.com55
678 jogiadiamonds.blogspot.com55
679 www.users.tpg.com.au/mrpatto55
680 maadmob.net/donna/blog/54
681 blog.nclemente.com54
682 www.simonandalison.com54
683 soho-life.com54
684 free-keywords.blogspot.com/53
685 prancinginthekitchen.blogspot.com53
686 joshillichmann.wordpress.com52
687 www.tasweb.org/52
688 johnmillsphoto.com52
689 mountainash8.blogspot.com/52
690 motherhood-lmb.blogspot.com/51
691 uni.ozres.com51
692 talktechnology.blogspot.com50
693 aussieblogs.blogspot.com/50
694 valiumforthesoul.blogspot.com/50
695 www.peakoilmedicine.com50
696 www.owalog.com50
697 www.tracknkern.com50
698 www.waxlyrical.net49
699 www.xquisit3.net/blog/blog.html49
700 austlit.typepad.com/cfn49
701 entertainmentfiend.blogspot.com49
702 downunderfootball.blogspot.com/49
703 www.edinoz.com/48
704 thehighseas.com.au48
705 reverseswing.livejournal.com48
706 myles.eftos.id.au/blog48
707 webmarketingtoday.blogspot.com/48
708 coldcallingmagic.blogspot.com/47
709 ozwebmasters.com47
710 calvarychapel.bigblog.com.au/46
711 neodv8.blogspot.com/46
712 arumanda.blogspot.com/46
713 www.cherryblossomadventures.typepad.com46
714 levi.hamilton.id.au45
715 cafedave.net/cafedave45
716 www.djacobson.com/technology_business/45
717 smallbusinessaustralia.blogspot.com/45
718 trampanto.com45
719 trashicon.net44
720 interlogue.blogspot.com43
721 www.threadsofgold.info/blog42
722 www.digital-photography-school.com/blog42
723 www.snowextreme.blogspot.com42
724 www.adisclosure.com.au41
725 antripodean.blogspot.com41
726 thejjjj.blogspot.com/41
727 surfstallion.com.au/blog40
728 www.carbonparticle.com.au/blog40
729 towersystems.com.au/tower_blog/39
730 towersystems.com.au/fhn_blog/39
731 grahammilton.com/concepts.php39
732 oobee.blogspot.com39
733 grantvando.livejournal.com39
734 seosecrets.blogspot.com/37
735 www.geoffalfordresearch.com/37
736 www.mztrina.com36
737 www.strafeonline.com35
738 nowandgen.blogspot.com35
739 mealsatourplace.blogspot.com/34
740 hugepeanuts.blogspot.com/34
741 jetaxe.blogspot.com34
742 nswtoxindigenous.blogspot.com/33
743 wasabidreams.com33
744 www.solidariti.com33
745 platypusjack.blogspot.com/32
746 traderandy.blogspot.com31
747 australiauncensored.wordpress.com/31
748 tonicgifts.typepad.com/31
749 stumpjump.blogspot.com/31
750 kurrajongrfs.org.au/30
751 www.chickollage.blogspot.com30
752 blogs.smh.com.au/samandthecity30
753 office-organiser.blogspot.com/29
754 abunburygirl.blogspot.com/29
755 www.sister-in-law.blogspot.com29
756 www.australiauncensored.wordpress.com29
757 officebytch.wordpress.com28
758 www.waddayareckon.com/27
759 jaycee.typepad.com/semantics/26
760 djcsiro.blogspot.com/26
761 proverbs31woman.wordpress.com/26
762 ultrakilldeathdie.com/craig26
763 research.waxlyrical.net25
764 melbournevideogamer.blogspot.com25
765 www.stephendownes.com25
766 powerread.blogspot.com/25
767 handypoint.blogspot.com/25
768 ffggippsland.blogspot.com/25
769 opaltraining.blogspot.com/25
770 greatsouthernlad.blogspot.com/25
771 tysaustralia.blogspot.com25
772 aussieinfrance.blogspot.com/24
773 www.iblab.blogspot.com24
774 www.ozelaw.blogspot.com/24
775 communicatingwithconfidence.blogspot.com/23
776 www.dylankissane.com23
777 www.australiandreams.blogspot.com23
778 tangarra19.bigblog.com.au/blog.do23
779 www.cbminldn.blogspot.com23
780 pugglelogic.blogspot.com22
781 maaml.blogspot.com/22
782 blog.subske.com/22
783 www.redstallion2.blogspot.com/22
784 lightsportsaviation.blogspot.com/22
785 daveguzman.blogspot.com22
786 asopa.typepad.com/22
787 www.lowery.com.au21
788 www.dlmac.com21
789 www.sydneyspy.blogspot.com21
790 www.redstallion.blogspot.com/20
791 frontiering.com.au/blog20
792 minimizingstress.blogspot.com/19
793 emailmagic.blogspot.com/19
794 brookel.blogspot.com/19
795 secretstoebay.blogspot.com/19
796 djacobson.typepad.com/australian_regulatory_rev/19
797 djacobson.typepad.com/external_insights/19
798 djacobson.typepad.com/other_interests/19
799 oceanicpoet.blogspot.com/18
800 mercsworld.blogspot.com/18
801 zafu.wordpress.com18
802 jankcl.livejournal.com17
803 www.preneurmarketing.com17
804 paulandmeluk.blogspot.com/17
805 www.sell06.com/sellblog/16
806 bogandiaries.blogspot.com16
807 wtfareyouonabout.blogspot.com16
808 escapedayspas.blogspot.com/16
809 a-cats-tail.blogspot.com/16
810 hamishib.com/words16
811 trevorstwitchings.blogspot.com/15
812 www.waddayano.org15
813 www.quirkythreads.blogspot.com15
814 ntgoreng.blogspot.com15
815 lovelifeliquor.blogspot.com/15
816 technicaldevelopment.blogspot.com14
817 www.perthmusic.blogspot.com/14
818 www.shaymusoflatulence.bigblog.com.au13
819 www.notaturtle.blogspot.com13
820 blog.rmwpublishing.net/13
821 www.cotardssyndrome.blogspot.com/13
822 www.valueguard.blogspot.com/13
823 smurnain.blogspot.com/12
824 livinginsing.blogspot.com/12
825 www.animoanima.blogspot.com12
826 www.meezermayhem.com/blog/12
827 thatstyping.blogspot.com12
828 express.blogsome.com12
829 videosat.blogspot.com/12
830 gravett.org/yobbo/11
831 www.opaltraining.blogspot.com11
832 pokersplay.blogspot.com/11
833 theweeklyfix.blogspot.com/11
834 andrewpascoe.typepad.com/pascoe/11
835 www.trakcars.blogspot.com/11
836 cheekymonster.blogspot.com/11
837 thegirlwhocameinfromthecold.blogspot.com11
838 joke.oftheday.com.au/11
839 calvarychapelaustralia.blogspot.com/10
840 www.cardboardy.blogspot.com10
841 www.insanitytheory.net/kitchenwench10
842 delegatingsuccessfully.blogspot.com/10
843 theluxurywatch.blogspot.com/10
844 www.melomys.blogspot.com10
845 www.brownbreadandbutter.blogspot.com10
846 avenelgallery.blogspot.com/10
847 www.biladesign.wordpress.com10
848 calvarychapel.livejournal.com/10
849 timetricks.blogspot.com/9
850 latch24.blogspot.com9
851 www.ruizart.blogspot.com/9
852 thedoyles.blogs.com/9
853 rottobloggo.blogspot.com/9
854 technicalleadership.blogspot.com9
855 www.rowen.id.au/blog/9
856 business2.com.au/8
857 marsupialmusic.net/stu/8
858 calvarymelbourne.blogspot.com/8
859 www.nshowman.blogspot.com8
860 dnwallace.com/blog8
861 www.baltrumbel.info/km38
862 managingmeetings.blogspot.com/8
863 a-dogs-tail.blogspot.com/7
864 travellingspaghettimonster.blogspot.com/7
865 manlyobsession.blogspot.com7
866 thelittlegamer.com7
867 parentsurvivors.com/7
868 viv.id.au/blog/7
869 beautifulburleigh.blogspot.com/7
870 negotiatingsuccessfully.blogspot.com/7
871 winangali.typepad.com/7
872 www.readingbrisbane.com7
873 leadandmotivate.blogspot.com/6
874 seph-khan.livejournal.com/6
875 wannabewallaby.blogspot.com/6
876 badanalysis.com/catallaxy/6
877 www.kuntrykabbie.blogspot.com6
878 www.webinfo-net.com/blog6
879 blast2006.blogspot.com/6
880 sandwichclub.fm/blog6
881 magicyellow.blogspot.com/5
882 googiesgenealogyblog.blogspot.com/5
883 lyric-of-the-day.blogspot.com5
884 37secrets.blogspot.com/5
885 goalssetting.blogspot.com/5
886 mightymonarohog.blogspot.com/5
887 probeinthearseofsydney.blogspot.com5
888 powerfulwomen.blogspot.com/4
889 kvpottery.blogspot.com/4
890 elvery.net/drzax4
891 australianpottery.wordpress.com3
892 garrulous-gourmet.blogspot.com3
893 aussieyam-places.blogspot.com/3
894 www.krissyscookingblog.blogspot.com/3
895 bura-bura.com/blog/3
896 www.kegzilla.net3
897 bloodyannoyingproblems.blogspot.com/2
898 www.journals.concrete.org.au/nat/2
899 obscuresportsquarterly.com.au2
900 auto-market-australia.blogspot.com/2
901 www.retailaustralia.blogspot.com1
902 leftexiled.blogspot.com/1
903 www.thedrummersblog.com1
904 livehouse.com.au/calvarychapel1
905 chamberlain.net.nz/blog/1
906 barista.media2.org0
907 blogs.virtualrealm.com.au/mykre0
908 the-making-of.signal7.com.au0
909 rumi.studio2pi.com.au/0
910 blog.x2o.com.au0
911 blog.photos2view.com0
912 igloomelts.my-expressions.com/0
913 www.raceisrun.typepad.com/weblog/0
914 wolf-spot.blogspot.com/0
915 staffselection.blogspot.com/0
916 www.petermolak.com/blog0
917 governor_general.blogspot.com/0
918 itsmysoapbox.oh-so-crispy.net/0
919 nextbigthing.typepad.com/podcasting0
920 analystdeveloper.com/blogs/gurkaneng/default.aspx0
921 wwww.livingroom.org.au/cameraphone0
922 urbancreature.id.au/blog0
923 castironbalcony.media2.org0

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49 Responses to “State of the AustralianBlogs-osphere (or the noisiest bloggers in Oz) – Spring 2006”


  • I made the top 100 – w00t! .. umm, I mean crikey! Great idea guys, thanks for your efforts :) .

  • Hey thanks Michael, it’s a first cut and there are obvious errors but if it gets a few more readers for the local blogs…

  • Interesting stuff. Can you explain a bit more about what is actually being measured for benefit of us technoklutzes?

  • I’m just suprised i’m as high as I was (#300). However, there does seem to be a few dupes in there, and all those Yahoo Groups should be culled from the list.

    None the less, great work at measuring this and keep it up. Like time I would also like to know how it comes up with these magic numbers.

  • Hey Tim, (wow!) thanks for dropping by. Congrats on the number 2 spot.

    What the script does is:
    - takes the URL of the blog as submitted on AustralianBlogs
    - queries the Yahoo search engine for backlinks for that URL (ie. the number of webpages that link back to your blog)
    - cleans it up a little and sorts the results in descending order

    The thinking behind this form of measurement is that, in lieu of robust web traffic stats, backlinks are a means of seeing which blogs are being referred to, or in turn blogged about (ie. ‘noisy’).

    I hate to turn this thing into a popularity contest because it isn’t. Blogging should cover anything and everything that is of interest to anyone, and should be weighted accordingly. I toyed with the idea of breaking the noisy list into tags/categories, perhaps something for the to-do list.

    There are lots of holes in this little toy, for example the number of links vary depending on the URL used (www.roadtosurfdom.com may return different results to roadtosurfdom.com – we ended up using the URL as submitted to AustralianBlogs to mitigate this). It also doesn’t seem to handle the myspace sites very well. Anyway, lots to keep us busy :) .

    I hope we’ll be forgiven for the ‘fuzziness’ of the results but my primary goal for publishing this raw little list is to highlight the fact that our local blogosphere is vibrant and has the breadth to match.

  • Thanks for that. Much clearer now!

  • Hey thewinchester, great to see the ‘creek up there. Sorry about the dupes, as per my previous comment it doesn’t handle some domains very well. I didn’t want to cull those just in case those affected bloggers are offended by the omission so I’ll have to apologise profusely (in advance) instead.

  • Ah well at least I made it under 200 (barely!) ;) . Thanks for the feature guys. It’s nice to see a good list of popular Aussie blogs. I love seeing what my neighbours are up to.

  • Hmm I have just noticed one thing though, do you realise a lot of these aren’t blogs? Some aren’t even Australian. Try #7 for example.

    Also just so you know when you query search engines for the amount of backlinks, it will usually only show the amount of links for that “domain” not any subdirectories etc. Thats why you will have trouble with myspace and any other blogs on large domains or shared domains.

  • Bugger! Thanks Blaze. Spammer entry now culled from AustralianBlogs (don’t these people read the terms of service?)

    Re the subdomains, I tried all the major search engines and they have varying degrees of success. All the Blogspot subdomains work well, so do the Typepad and Livejournal ones I think. I finally chose Yahoo because they were more liberal in their link acceptance. Work-in-progress ;)

  • I “love” the idea of being a noisy Aussie bloggers – who said galahs? – and it’s great that you’ve pulled these together. Onya. Now, will I get *any* work done today?

  • Galahs? Des, you’ve obviously been surfing Trevor Hampel’s birding blog :)

    On a serious note, I remember dropping you and Trevor Cook an email shortly after the launch of AustralianBlogs with an introduction of what we were trying to achieve. I have appreciated your support ever since. Thanks for rolling the dice with an unknown website.

  • I was wondering why I was so high up (324), because even though my site does well in google, there’s not that many people linking to me (I’d say less than 50 I think). But I’ve figured out it’s also counting when I leave a comment on others blogs with a link back to my blog…. So in that respect I guess I’m noisy…commenting on other blogs!

    Interesting list though, I’ve even met someone in the top 10, ha ha!

  • I spent a bit a time trying to come up with an apt description for the list without letting it degenerate into a popularity contest (or worse, offending anyone). I think ‘noisy’ captured all the right connotations!

    Great to see the Perth blogs right up there on the list.

  • Wow! Great list.. Must.. stop.. looking.. must.. work..

  • Hey, great work. I was surprised to see the ranking for my blog, but I think I understand it now. This is not a rank among peers, but a rank among LISTED peers. Two Aussie blogs I read as part of my daily bread and butter aren’t listed at all so I guess there are holes in any script like this.

    On that note, is it acceptable to add another person’s blog to AustralianBlogs.com.au? Obviously it wouldn’t be acceptable to claim someone else’s blog at Technorati.

  • Heheh, C-Dub leading the liblogosphere charge – I love it.

    Lisa, it’s completely acceptable from our point of view to submit another Australian blog on their behalf but it might be worthwhile just dropping the blogger an email as a courtesy :) (Bookmark away!) Thanks for dropping by desert-pea.

  • 165th place! Hopefully I will be able to move up a bit next year.

  • Read your feed yesterday, Mike. Congrats on the move.

  • Hey there, nice little toy (and what blogger would object to being called ‘noisy’?) I’m blogging in what you’d definitely call a niche market, but it was still good to see it up there at 303.
    Do you plan to run it at intervals so we can see how we’re travelling, and who else is getting a gig?

  • Hey Tim,

    God bless that long tail…I think I’ll do another one in a few months. No-one seems to have taken it too seriously (which is a good thing).

    Cheers
    Jon

  • BTW, how are you calculating this?

  • Sorry, just read your comments above. BTW, is anyone from Melbourne interested in meeting up? I will be back there soon.

  • Fun list. It’s nice to be considered noisy (no. 189), after not having posted for a few weeks! This is a good kick in the bum to get noisy again.

  • Thanks, Lisa – get back into it!

  • Sulking now! My blog’s not on that list. At least I don’t think it is. That is one freaking loong list.

    Can’t say I like your filter thingo. The question could’ve been taken two ways. I took it the wrong way. Has nothing to do with my ability at maths. Is this an Aussie blog, anyway??? It’s maths, not math.

  • It looks like links to Blogger _Beta_ blogs are counted seperately…Let’s Take Over (which is on BBeta) shows 211 links, which is would be the commenting I have been doing.

  • Bugger, down at 612 – come on people, go and have a read and help me scale the ladder of blogdom… gotta at least beat my old mate Docker Dave! ; )

  • As a diehard (south) Freo boy, I can safely say that it’s unusual that a Docker has pole position on any ladder over anyone :)

  • Thats for the script mate – glad to make the top 100…..just ;)

    Regards

    Mark

  • A great idea, Jon. Not sure that it is quite there yet – David Tiley’s Barista can’t possibly be in the 900s, nor Cast Iron Balcony at the bottom.
    Is it picking up my blog? http://austlit.typepad.com/cfn
    I have done a rename recently, but I thought I re-entered it in Australianblogs.com

  • 392 – at least I’m in the top half… Better than average? Haha. Interesting experiment though. Will have to poke around some of these and see what’s going on.

  • I’m number 319? Awesome. Noisy bloggers rep-rah-sent!

  • Thanks guys. Just something you do when the kid’s gone to bed :)

    Genevieve, it might have picked it up under the old name. Will check for it when I do it again shortly.

  • One more thing…the URLs I used to measure ‘noisiness’ was the one submitted on AustralianBlogs.com.au, now if comments, trackbacks, hyperlinks etc use a different URL for that blog then they not be included in the stats. I think this may explain why the noisiness factor of popular blogs like castironbalcony may be understated.

  • Woohoo…number 657. I want to be higher though *insert evil laugh*

    Great idea..very cool! Has already generated some traffic to my site.

  • Great list of Australian sites to work through thanks!

  • I’m an Aussie blogging/vlogging in Paris. I don’t know whether you are the same but David Sifry from Technorati admits they have problems tracking French blogs. Technorati is very slow to update me and shows me having only 27 links. Which I’m sure is wrong. I’m getting 7-800 Uniques a day coming to Wallyworld. You have me at 203 (like an old Peugeot).

  • Wow I got on there @ 109, but it’s the old link (I switched to Typepad in December)

  • Wow, I’m in the top 549!

  • And here I was thinking the only people in the known universe who even knew my blog existed were just my close friends (and even they don’t read it that often).

    Thanks for noticing!

  • Congrats on all your hard work. Now I’d better stop bludging and get blogging so maybe I’ll show up on your next review

  • Strangely enough, my old site ‘finance.soj.com.au’ got put in there, despite the site being all but destroyed. The links somehow showed up on the new domain however, which is how I originally got here. I’m puzzled!

    Regardless, I appreciate the post and link, keep up the good work!

  • Somebody please cue the twilight zone music for me…a link from this page is showing on my stats for my blog, but my blog is not in the list.

    Nonetheless, I appreciate the traffic and wouldn’t have found this great list of aussie blogs otherwise!

  • Increasing your ‘back links’ on the www will help. For example… leaving comments with your URL

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