Ooh! Real blog warsRichard Treadgold | June 23, 2011
Hah! Gareth’s upset about the Alexa rankings I’ve started publishing in the sidebar.
He gets going in a scholarly way and lengthily, but listen:
Treadgold’s Climate Conversation blog ranks at around 500,000. By way of comparison, David Farrar’s Kiwiblog.co.nz is ranked #68,226 in the world (#88 in NZ). Climate Conversation is so far down in Alexa’s long tail that the Alexa rank Treadgold is keen to trumpet is effectively meaningless.
What he fails to mention is that we’re not so far down Alexa’s long tail as he is. Where is Hot Topic ranked by Alexa? Anywhere meaningful? Today:
- Hot Topic’s world ranking is 985,744 (he forgot to mention that).
- Climate Conversation’s world ranking is 514,092 — twice as better.
- The NZ rankings are respectively 3319 (he forgot to mention that, too) and 890 — 3 times as better.
It’s easy to see why Gareth’s so upset. These figures hurt, and if they were wrong (I agree), it would hurt even more.
So I’ll think about Gareth’s challenge to produce other statistics for him. Though, frankly, I consider talking about the climate insanity more important, certainly more interesting.
In the meantime let me point out to him that Ken’s reporting system was broken the last few times I checked.
Point two percent is good
There are currently about 260,000,000 web sites on the Internet. Not pages — there are about 19 BILLION of them!
A ranking of 514,000 would put the site in the top 0.2% of all the world’s web sites. That’s definitely the elite class. I don’t know why he calls it meaningless. For Hot Topic seems to be even further down than that, in about the top 0.4%, which is twice as worse. Mind you, these figures could be dodgy. I wonder, does Limestone Hills make a decent drop?
Now, about that ocean heat content that’s not rising …