Aug 22 2007

Another Top 100 Australian Bloggers List Australia

Janette Toral stopped by to say that she is now the Marketing and Australia Co-ordinator for Australia. was created by Andrew Dela Serna.

Australian bloggers are invited to submit their blogs for inclusion in the directory, which will rate the top 100 Australian blogs by Technorati links, Google PageRank and Feedburner subscribers.

Problogger on Ratified

You’ll notice that each detail page lists the statistics currently known, and contains a “subscribe to blog” button, as well as a link to get code for a widget which can be displayed on your blog. Here’s what Darren’s widget looks like: widget

There’s also a spot where you can filter the results via Technorati authority, feedburner readers and PageRank.

Filter Options

There are also lots of categories to choose from.

Ratified categories

Some other points (provided by Janette)

  • The rank is updated daily
  • The widgets automatically update
  • Bloggers who don’t use FeedBurner to burn their feeds are still able to be “ratified” (included), but their score will be reduced
  • To properly reflect your score you need to have an active Awareness API on FeedBurner (select this through publicize, Awareness API, and choose Activate). Effectively this means disclosing your FeedBurner RSS Subscriber Count, even if you don’t display it on your site.

FeedBurner Awareness API

How is the Score Calculated? (I’m including this for the numbers junkies)

The formula applied is (T*.55)+(PR*100)+(FB*3.75) where

T= number of technorati blog links
PR = Google PageRank
FB= number of Feedburner subscribers

So you might want to head over to Ratified Australia, check out who’s already on the top list and consider submitting your blog.

(note: They don’t seem to have a dead blog policy as number 6 on the list – Kiddley – hasn’t been updated for 6 months).

Related: Top 100 Australian Blogs

21 responses so far

21 Responses to “Another Top 100 Australian Bloggers List”

  1. Snoskredon 22 Aug 2007 at 10:54 pm

    I’ll add it to my Friday to do list. 😉 We’re going to Sydney tomorrow.. and I have to pack now, but I wanted to read you before I did that.


  2. Megon 22 Aug 2007 at 11:00 pm


    Have a great trip. Weather’s not much, but probably no different to where you are now…

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  4. Leighon 23 Aug 2007 at 11:35 am

    It isn’t much to look at, is it? Interesting idea, but if I was just surfing around and came across it I don’t think I would stop long to take a look.

  5. Megon 23 Aug 2007 at 11:47 am

    Hi Leigh

    I guess it’s designed more for the functionality – i.e. a specific purpose (reference).

  6. swollenpickleson 23 Aug 2007 at 3:17 pm

    I don’t think that I have any feed subscribers so I think I’m really going to tank on this one!!

  7. Megon 23 Aug 2007 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Pickles

    I’m sure it’s not that you don’t have ANY subscribers, more that you burn a feed through the WP software, so I don’t even know if you can keep track of your numbers.

    IF you’re so motivated (and if only for your own curiosity), you can set up a feedburner account & redirect your old feed to your new feed with a handy plugin. See the following post for a bit more info

  8. Lavenderon 23 Aug 2007 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks for the heads up Meg, could be fun to play with. Pity there isnt a dead blog policy, heres hoping they find a way around that in the near.
    Hoping the Sydney weather does improve as the forecast predicted, Cheers!

  9. Megon 23 Aug 2007 at 10:15 pm


    You’re most welcome. I hope so about the weather :)

  10. Lavenderon 24 Aug 2007 at 11:50 am

    Gday Meg – Ive just had a visit from Janette, if youve just recently set your Feedburner Awareness API to active, maybe there is a day or so lag before it actually sends a true figure to services such as Ratified – just food for thought!
    Comments that sparked this giant brain wave are here Cheers!

  11. Megon 24 Aug 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Thanks Lavender, as I replied on your blog:-

    I know that my Awareness API isn’t activated :) Remember my post on the “magic number” of subscribers? I haven’t reached that yet, and for all intents and purposes, activating your Awareness API is akin to publishing your subscriber count. Just a personal thing. I might relent sooner – especially when (if) this PageRank update ever happens!

  12. Janette Toralon 24 Aug 2007 at 8:22 pm

    Hi Meg. Thank you again for the shout out about Ratified. I also can’t wait for the next Google PageRank update. I’m certain that your subscriber count is high. =)

  13. Megon 25 Aug 2007 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Janette

    You’re welcome. From your mouth to Google’s ear 😉

  14. swollenpickleson 14 Sep 2007 at 11:47 am

    I just clicked into ratified to check out the pickles. I’m not sure that their ranking system is all the great.

    Here’s the stats for number 84 on the list:
    Techn. Rank: 3,915,745
    Techn. Rank Yest.: 3,915,745
    1 links from 1 blogs
    Rank Yesterday: 82

    Here’s the stats for number 90:
    Techn. Rank: 37,234
    Techn. Rank Yest.: 37,566
    202 links from 135 blogs
    Rank Yesterday: 89

    So a blog with next to no incoming blog links, and a technorati ranking in the millions, ranks higher than another blog that has has (in relative terms), a lot of incoming blog links and a respectable technorati ranking.

    Granted, no system is perfect, but that doesn’t seem quite right to me.

  15. Megon 14 Sep 2007 at 12:09 pm

    Swollen Pickles

    I hear what you’re saying & it really comes down to the number of subscribers. If you don’t make that figure public then you’re severely limited with where you can go on the list.

    With no PR (grr) and not making subscribers public, I don’t make the list (I’m #115), despite links from 261 blogs. But I’m cool with that.

    It’s hard to create a level playing field when not all the variables are present – if they were then the formula is probably as good as any other method of ranking.

  16. swollenpickleson 14 Sep 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Problem is, I have no idea what my RSS numbers are like. I really need to give this feedburner thing another chance.

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  18. Lozon 24 Oct 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Hi Meg,
    I’ve just had a look at ratified and something I don’t quite get is how blogs that don’t seem to be regularly updated appear so high in the rankings – e.g. ratified have two inside the top 20 today – one that hasn’t had a new entry since February and the other since July. I’ve noticed the same in some of those on your list. Whilst I understand that “current” doesn’t necessarily mean popular – I don’t get how they remain up there if they are effectively dormant. Can you explain the technicalities of that for me?

  19. Megon 24 Oct 2007 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Loz (nice to hear from you)

    I had noticed that ratified don’t seem to have a stale blog policy (Kiddley in particular). They rank so highly because they still have a lot of subscribers, a good page rank and Technorati links stay current for 6 months before dropping off (but if people are still linking via their blogroll, then they’d stay current).

    I do try and weed out blogs that haven’t posted for over a month. Obviously I’m just one person, and it takes time to get around to all the blogs, so I don’t always do it fortnightly. I guess if they are still getting visitors (Alexa) and links (Technorati), then their ranking is maintained, though it would generally slide over time.

    If there are some you know of that are not currently being updated, I’d appreciate if you could shoot me through the URLs (meg at this domain).

    Does that help?

  20. Lozon 25 Oct 2007 at 1:10 pm

    Yes it does help Meg. I’m still new to all this and curious about how it all works. I take it that being on blogger his disadvantages for ranking because Alexa doesn’t rate those blogs separately?

    And well done on doing the work you do on behalf of Aussie bloggers.

  21. Megon 25 Oct 2007 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Loz,

    Actually, blogspot blogs are funny. If a blog doesn’t have enough traffic to trigger their own Alexa rank, they get the default for blogspot (which is somewhere around 13 to 16), but once enough traffic goes to their blog, then they do rank individually. You have an Alexa rank of around 674,000. The highest number (lowest rank) I’ve seen is 10,000,000+ so you’re doing comparatively well :)

    Thanks :)