Welcome to the first edition of the ranked list of the top 40 Australian and New Zealand travel bloggers. There is a proliferation of Australian and New Zealand travel bloggers who share travel information about both their home countries and their trips around the world. Top Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs for 2016 has now been published which supersedes this article.
I want to provide a lot more information about who are the top travel bloggers from Australia and New Zealand who also write about Australia and New Zealand. As a result I am going to present my list of the top 40 Australian and New Zealand travel bloggers based upon purely a metrics approach.
I have used a weighted combination of the following elements to assess each site:
- Google Page Rank (20%) (sourced from PRChecker)
- Alexa (50%) (sourced from Alexa)
- Domain Authority (15%) (sourced from MOZ Open Site Explorer)
- Page Authority (15%) (sourced from MOZ Open Site Explorer)
Please let me know via the comments if you agree with the approach I have taken or whether you have an alternative suggestion on how I should construct the scoring.
To give some perspective below are the typical profiles of the top 40 Australian and New Zealand travel bloggers:
- Google Page Rankings for the top 20 bloggers are typically between 3 and 5, with the top 21 to 40 bloggers typically being between 2 and 4 out of a maximum of 10.
- Alexa rankings for the top 20 bloggers are between the top 30,000 and 300,000 websites in the world, with the majority of top 21 to 40 bloggers being between the top 300,000 and 1,000,000 websites in the world.
- Domain Authority scores for the top 20 bloggers are between 37 and 61, with the top 21 to 40 bloggers being between 36 and 51 out of a maximum of 100.
- Page Authority scores for the top 20 bloggers are between 45 and 68, with the top 21 to 40 bloggers being between 35 and 51 out of a maximum of 100.
So without further ado here are the top 40 travel bloggers in Australia and New Zealand as at 27 December 2013.
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This list of bloggers was sourced via extensive searching using multiple sources however I expect there are still many Australian travel blogs which are not on the list. In addition I could only search for blogs which have a unique domain name, so there are also several good blogs who did not make it onto the list as a result.
If other travel bloggers believe they should be included on this list please add your details in the comments below for consideration for the next list which I plan to release in approximately three months time. Also if you wish to be removed from the list please let me know.
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