Until now Indonesia Matters‘ rating system has been the defacto authority on the ranking of blogs in Indonesia. The system used, while seemingly logical, always seemed a bit out of kilter with Unspun‘s observations of blog content and the kinds as well as the numbers of readers they can attract.
Recently, however, Unspun‘s tech savvy colleague Hanny introduced him to Statbrain.com and out of curiousity Unspun ran the URLs of Indonesia Matters’ list of 10 top English blogs on it to see what the figures are. It contained a few surprises. Some blogs considered by Indonesia Matters’ system as high flyers actually had, according to StatBrain, less than 10 visits per day.
Statbrain’s re-ranking of the top 10 are:
- Fatih Syuhud @ 5,896 visits per day
- Michael Jubel @ 3,519 views per day
- Nomad 4 Ever @ 2,576 views per day
- Sarapan Ekonomi @1,720 views per day
- Unspun @ 1,694 views per day
- Java Jive @ 1,632 views per day
Surprisingly the rest from Indonesia Matters’ Top 10 English Language Blogs list – Gerakan Bawah Tanah, Jakartass, Indonesia Anonymus and Treespotter – had, according to Statbrain, “less than 10 visits per day.”
Surely this can’t be right? Perhaps someone with more technical finesse than Unspun can explain to all of us how reliable one system of rating is against other.