Bloggy Monday

I’m curious.

Just how popular is slackbastard?*

According to Alexa, this blog is currently ranked #334,313 in the world. In Australia, #2,937. (On January 11, it had a traffic rank of 693,466; in Australia, 5,076.)

Several years ago, I can remember reading in the Green Left Weekly how popular it is:

According to Alexa, the GLW site is currently ranked 72,949 of all web sites in the world, and 78,829 according to Trafficranking. The next ranked Australian political site is Labor Net, ranked 83,812 by Alexa and 276,983 by Trafficranking, then the Australian Conservation Foundation (133,010 by Alexa), the ALP (245,782), and the Greens (338,208).

Some other Alexa figures: Chaser, 354,008; the US Socialist Worker weekly, 226,004; the Socialist Workers Party in Britain, including its weekly paper, 518,524; the Communist Party of Australia and its paper, the Guardian, 1,681,599; the Australian International Socialist Organisation and its paper Socialist Worker, 1,739,049…

More recently (August 2005), GLW was ranked #94,600.

Currently, according to Alexa, is ranked #267,145. In Australia, #10,634. In other words, according to Alexa, slackbastard — in Australia — is more popular than Green Left.

As Johnny Cochrane might say: “That… does not… make… sense.” So if there are any geeks out there who can explain this to me, please feel free.

*Not counting death threats or baseball bat-wielding punk rockers with fascists in their hair.

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About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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5 Responses to Bloggy Monday

  1. Looks like everything is more popular than Andrew Landeryou’s blog!

  2. @ndy says:

    I think you may be onto something there kev.

    According to Alexa, Andrew’s Other Cheek is ranked #708,684. It’s also ranked #14,689 within Australia.

    Is it true Landeryou was sponsored by KFC at some stage? If so, I think I might get in touch with Lord of the Fries…

  3. Rohan says:

    Actually that Alexa ranking is for as a whole, not your blog. See

  4. @ndy says:

    Hi Rohan,

    Yeah I know. But as 99% of visits to are to my blog (according to the same page), I figure it’s much of a muchness. Further, of the other sites on anarchobase:

    aketus hasn’t updated his blog since June last year (and according to clustrmaps, from June 19, 2007 to the present, it received 294 visits — by way of contrast, slackbastard has received 118,303);
    Anarcho-Din last blogged on May 11, 2007 (with 1,519 visits over the same period according to clustrmaps);
    dtesch has been deleted;
    I don’t know what the stats are for mac.anarchobase;
    Retina has been deleted;
    and as for asn.anarchobase… well.

    Anyway, I’ll have a word to base admin and see if the figures can’t be tweaked to be more accurate.



  5. @ndy says:

    Actually, I think the fact that “Akismet has caught 139,190 spam for you since you first installed it” may have something to do with my ranking.

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