Top 100 Australian Blogs (50 With A Bullet)

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I recently applied to have More Than Scratch The Surface considered for the Top 100 Australian Blogs Index. I was pleasantly surprised when it entered the index at position 50!

I’ve known about the index for a while, but never applied to enter. I’m a proud Aussie and my site is registered as Australian, but I was a little reluctant to enter because:

  1. I don’t live in Australia at present
  2. My content doesn’t identify the blog as being Australian

Two sites I regularly read, Meg’s Dipping Into The Blogpond and Snoskred’s Life In The Country, are on the list and both have a definite Australian flavour. I guess I had the misconception that mine wasn’t Australian enough!

The turning point came when I realised that ProBlogger Darren Rowse occupies the number one spot. There is nothing about his site which identifies it as Australian – in fact I didn’t even realise he’s an Aussie. If his site is Australian enough, then mine is too. I signed up.

In related news, I recently joined the Aussie Blogs Community at BUMPzee. There’s now an Australian flag in my sidebar, linking to the community.

Are you Australian? If you haven’t done so already:

  1. Join the Aussie Blogs Community at BUMPzee
  2. Ask to be considered for the Top 100 Australian Blogs Index

The more people involved in promoting Australian blogs, the better (even if I slip down the list a little!). It will give you more exposure and the chance of picking up some new readers. What do you have to lose?

If you’re not Australian, check out the list anyway – there are some great blogs there.

10 responses on “Top 100 Australian Blogs (50 With A Bullet)

  1. Stephen Cronin Post author

    Hi Neena, Thanks. I think there will be a few new blogs in my feed reader as a result of checking out the list. I hope you find some good ones as well.

  2. Josh Spaulding

    Congrats Stephen! I’ve been noticing more and more lately that appearing in “Top whatever blogs” lists has the potential of driving some good traffic.

    I’ve also been thinking about starting my own list, but haven’t come up with a good idea for the niche yet.

  3. Stephen Cronin Post author

    Hi Josh, I’ve definitely had some extra traffic from the list. The more places you can get your blog listed, the more traffic you’ll get. Of course you have to keep the new visitors! I’m very conscious of this at the moment. I’ve had a lot of award / meme / guest post / sponsored posts recently, so it’s quite likely the new visitors won’t stay here. I need to get back to some core content, starting with the next post.

    I think hosting a list has a LOT of potential to drive traffic. You just need to come up with a good idea – a list that everyone wants to be on! Of course it will take time to set it up properly and to deal with people wanting to be added, but would probably be well worth it.

  4. Maurice (TheCaymanHost)

    Hi Stephen,

    I’ll add my congrats on your lofty position on the Aussie blogosphere and I’ll also be checking out the list. In light of recent conversations perhaps you should start a crossover list of Australian/Caribbean bloggers to boost your planned as revenue from GC 😉 Heck, our flag’s are even similar – a hangover from colonialism!

  5. Stephen Cronin Post author

    Hi Chris, Thanks. Yeah, I’m an Aussie. Lived in the UK for 4 years though, so I’m used to rainy weather and warm beer. 🙂

    Hi Mo (bet you didn’t know I lived in the UK as well), Sounds like a great idea. I’ve just added my latest CI advertising plan to the comments on your site. Can’t see any reason why we shouldn’t expand it. 🙂

  6. Stephen Cronin

    Hi Sandy,

    I think all the dofollow blogs are now gone… At least I don’t know of any that are still going. Having dofollow comments these days is a pretty good way to get penalised by Google… 🙁

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