Monthly Archives: April 2007

dLook.mobi – Mobile Search

Our dLook business directory turned one today! What a crazy year. I could bore you with statistics, but I won’t. Instead, I’ll tell you what our birthday present was!

To celebrate we have launched a new application for mobile search, so next time you’re out and about and need to find a number or address, you can by-pass the expensive directory calls and simply do it yourself.

The address – couldn’t be easier!

dlook.mobi

That’s it – 10 little characters. Save it to your bookmark and it’s there for good.

dlook mobi

I’ve been searching for other dot mobi sites for the Australian audience, and I know that they’re out there, but I’m really having difficultly finding them.

PLEASE NOTE: This service is on available on WAP enabled phonesย 

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Update on the Top Aussie Bloggers

Well it certainly has been an eventful couple of days. I can finally come up for air.

It seems that a “List” brings out a few different types of people;

  1. Those that are happy to be on the list
  2. Those that didn’t make it, but appreciate the fact that the list exists
  3. Those that weren’t included, should have been, and quietly raise their hand in the appropriate place, and ask “What about me”?
  4. Those that weren’t included, should have been, and whinge about it – but couldn’t be bothered mentioning it to the “someone” who had compiled the list
  5. Those that want to rubbish the content of the bloggers who did make it.

This list was never intended to be controversial, or create a division within the Australian blogging community. I don’t think it is appropriate to criticise the topic of a blog. Each blog has its following of people interested in that topic. Whether it’s food, photography, politics, parenting or about blogging itself. We all have our interests. Some pompous elitists just don’t get that.

Furthermore I would like to add that the formula will not work if a blog doesn’t have a Technorati Ranking. Visit Technorati to claim your blog.

Special thanks to:
Craig Harper, Darren Rowse, Alister Cameron and Duncan Riley for their support and Scott Yang for providing script that is going to make updating this list so much easier.

And all the other bloggers who have left wonderful supportive comments.

The index has been updated. This blog is not on it. I have excluded myself.

The Top 100 Australian Blogs Index

Following on from my two recent posts, I have finally released “The Top 100 Australian Blogs Index“.

This will be a fixed page on this blog, which I will undertake to maintain as regularly as time permits – hopefully weekly, but I’m not making any firm commitment! It’s still a manual process ๐Ÿ˜ฆ .

The list combines both Technorati Ranking and Alexa Ranking, and I have explained the methodology in my “About the Index” page.

I’d really love feedback! I want to get this right.

If you think you can improve on the methodology, disagree with the way it’s been compiled, think you should be included, think a site shouldn’t be included – anything, please leave a comment. If you don’t want your comment published (all comments here are moderated) then leave your name with (Private) in brackets afterwards, and it won’t be published. Alternatively you can contact me via the email address on the “about me” page.

I reserve the right to not include blogs that I consider “inappropriate” – deal with it ๐Ÿ˜€

This index evolved from Craig Harper’s Ultimate Aussie Blogroll, which is based on Technorati solely, but now bares little resemblance.

Top 100 Aussie Blogs by Australian Audience (take 2)

Well you asked for it – you got it! As a follow up to yesterday’s post Top 100 Most Popular Australian Blogs, I managed to fumble my way around to (kind of) get this into some semblance of a clickable list.

Rank

Alexa

URL

Orig

Technorati

Au

AU

Pos

Rank

1

299

http://www.inthemix.com.au/

26

9,652

2

566

http://www.problogger.net/

1

57

3

1,082

http://www.entrepreneurs-journey.com/

10

3,671

4

1,231

https://blogpond.wordpress.com/

82

32,919

5

1,581

http://www.istartedsomething.com/

3

1,581

6

2,345

http://alistercameron.com

17

6,620

7

2,698

http://www.smallbusinessbranding.com/

28

11,159

8

2,804

http://www.livingroom.org.au/blog/

16

6,620

9

2,945

http://www.itnews.com.au/

9

3,636

10

2,976

http://duncanriley.com/

31

11,834

11

3,599

http://timblair.net/

4

1,963

12

4,651

http://thepodcastnetwork.com

3,463

13

5,266

http://thewrongadvices.com

15,534

14

5,409

http://www.ozpolitics.info/blog/

23

8,429

15

5,574

http://harpzon.com

23,324

16

7,060

http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/

2

1,469

17

7,467

http://aussielicious.blogspot.com/

48

18,587

18

7,581

http://allaussiebeef.blogspot.com/

90

35,963

19

n/a

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/

19

6,899

20

28,714

http://www.blogcharm.com/sweets/

20

6,924

21

10,780

http://grabyourfork.blogspot.com/

36

12,855

22

n/a

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/

22

8,089

23

12,263

http://benbarren.blogspot.com/

67

26,132

24

12,514

http://servantofchaos.typepad.com/soc/

21

7,300

25

13,876

http://larvatusprodeo.net/

33

12,275

26

17,131

http://www.themaninblue.com/

25

8,953

27

3,333

http://scienceblogs.com/deltoid/

27

10,246

28

17,231

http://muchadoaboutsumthin.blogspot.com/

49

18,922

29

17,895

http://www.thebargainqueen.org/

29

11,408

30

n/a

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/

30

11,725

31

18,239

http://www.boudist.com/

51

19,976

32

20,341

http://www.incsub.org/blog/

96

38,543

33

21,460

http://trevorcook.typepad.com/weblog/

72

27,285

34

24,016

http://www.nik.com.au/

35

12,573

35

24,336

http://www.lostateminor.com/

92

36,346

36

25,736

http://katiechatfield.wordpress.com/

47

18,374

37

25,880

http://thebreakfastblog.blogspot.com/

84

34,611

38

31,739

http://www.sauer-thompson.com/

70

27,285

39

31,994

http://anonymouslefty.blogspot.com/

68

26,496

40

32,013

http://cookingismypassion.blogspot.com/

76

29,950

41

33,637

http://catallaxyfiles.com/

80

32,050

42

36,340

http://vadirectory.net/blog/

94

36,723

43

40,568

http://craigharper.com.au/

40

14,904

44

40,914

http://www.disambiguity.com/

57

22,292

45

42,770

http://www.andrewbartlett.com/blog/

62

24,592

46

45,090

http://www.hawkwings.net/

5

2,041

47

46,031

http://www.duncans.tv/

43

15,434

48

48,677

http://leehopkins.net/

38

13,900

49

48,696

http://maxbarry.com/

75

29,471

50

n/a

http://blogs.msdn.com/frankarr/

50

19,745

51

48,804

http://roadtosurfdom.com/

42

14,963

52

27,405

http://blogs.technet.com/mkleef/

52

20,982

53

51,700

http://moviecritic.com.au/

87

35,632

54

56,279

http://kitta.net/

98

40,434

55

68,027

http://tokyo-girl.blogspot.com

25,948

56

68,867

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/

6

2,261

57

70,095

http://libraryclips.blogsome.com/

55

21,563

58

82,040

http://angryaussie.wordpress.com/

74

29,245

59

n/a

http://blogs.msdn.com/charles_sterling/

59

22,715

60

85,062

http://www.artnewsblog.com/

73

27,668

61

111,686

http://www.gardeningtipsnideas.com/

77

30,732

62

139,804

http://www.scottwesterfeld.com/blog/

69

26,671

63

114,128

http://youngie.prblogs.org/

63

24,767

64

212,895

http://cookalmostanything.blogspot.com/

44

16,565

65

236,215

http://honeysmack.blogspot.com/

86

35,278

66

243,440

http://www.justinelarbalestier.com/blog/

54

21,438

67

244,437

http://kiddley.com/

12

4,937

68

253,414

http://www.miscmum.com/

13

5,678

69

275,846

http://shaicoggins.com/

34

12,516

70

285,049

http://www.thefoodpornographer.com/

88

35,632

71

296,814

http://wpram.com/

41

14,904

72

DNR

http://www.alexallied.com/

37

13,374

73

DNR

http://www.anecdote.com.au/

46

17,570

74

DNR

http://fumbling-towards-geekdom.blogspot.com/

89

35,963

75

DNR

http://barista.media2.org/

65

25,563

76

DNR

http://www.fatplanet.com.au/blog/

99

41,764

77

DNR

http://faith-theology.blogspot.com/

24

8,520

78

DNR

http://www.tomatom.com/

91

36,346

79

DNR

http://www.insanitytheory.net/kitchenwench/

79

31,482

80

DNR

http://kissnblog.blogspot.com/

83

34,263

81

DNR

http://ilovemilkandcookies.blogspot.com/

45

16,988

82

DNR

http://black-dog-knits.blogspot.com/

95

37,519

83

DNR

http://mattstone.blogs.com/

93

36,723

84

DNR

http://morselsandmusings.blogspot.com/

61

23,809

85

DNR

http://void-star.net/

14

5,958

86

DNR

http://sarsaparillablog.net/

78

30,990

87

DNR

http://wilsonsalmanac.blogspot.com/

85

35,278

88

DNR

http://todaymelbourne.blogspot.com/

81

32,623

89

DNR

http://gimmeyourstuff.blogspot.com/

53

20,982

90

DNR

http://fivepublicopinions.blogspot.com/

66

25,755

91

DNR

http://didgeman.wordpress.com/

64

24,929

92

DNR

http://www.foodpast.com/

39

14,834

93

DNR

http://ladedahails.blogspot.com/

7

3,078

94

DNR

http://sparklepanda.blogspot.com/

8

3,561

95

DNR

http://aussieintheorient.blogspot.com/

15

6,140

96

DNR

http://newcenturynotebook.blogspot.com/

32

11,834

97

DNR

http://sydneynearlydailyphot.blogspot.com/

56

21,708

98

DNR

http://www.chrisberg.org/

58

22,435

99

DNR

http://purplegiraffes.blogspot.com/

60

23,809

100

DNR

http://stkildatoday.blogspot.com/

97

39,562

DNR = Did Not Rate

Please note: Coming in at number 3 should be All For Women with an AU Alexa ranking of 880 (way to go Leigh) – I just didn’t have the energy to redo the list ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Please advise any omissions or inaccuracies.

Modified from original list provided by Craig Harper (sidebar) ๐Ÿ™‚

Update: Please see The Top Australian Blogs Index for the latest list.

The top 100 Most Popular Australian Blogs

So Craig Harper, without any fanfare (except for a post on Duncan Riley’s blog) has silently added a “Top 100 Australian Bloggers List” (based on Technorati rankings) to the sidebar of his home page.

I’m a big fan of Craig’s motivational blog, he’s a terrific writer and I think that just about any person can click away from Craig’s blog feeling a little more enriched for the experience.

Now I’m a strong advocate of the Aussie Blogosphere, and I’ve actually been collating a list of my own – but I’m glad that Craig’s undertaken to put this on his site and is maintaining to keep it updated weekly.

Continued The top 100 Most Popular Australian Blogs

Our New TV Ad

Pretty in Pink – and lots of it! I’m happy to present the latest dLook TV advertisement for our Australian Business Directory.