Top SA Blogs – Jan 2010

As per my promise of going through these stats on a regular basis, I have decided to check up on South Africa’s Top Blogs every month. As you will notice, I have included the myScoop and Afrigator ranks in the data and the table is sorted by the Alexa traffic rank.

As per my promise of going through these stats on a regular basis, I have decided to check up on South Africa’s Top Blogs every month. As you will notice, I have included the myScoop and Afrigator ranks in the data and the table is sorted by the Alexa traffic rank.

Rank Blog Alexa Rank (ZA) myScoop Rank Afrigator Rank
1 imod.co.za 280 1 2
2 2oceansvibe.com 287 N/A 3
3 keo.co.za 373 N/A N/A
4 webaddict.co.za 392 N/A 4
5 watkykjy.co.za 411 N/A 9
6 thoughtleader.co.za 438 N/A 1
7 moralfibre.co.za 447 N/A 13
8 capetowndailyphoto.com 568 N/A 11
9 10and5.com 591 N/A 21
10 lazygamer.co.za 1378 N/A 15

For the rest of the data, download the CSV file.

Top South African Blogs

There is a lot of uncertainty around what the most popular South African blogs are. Those experienced in the world of blog aggregation would agree with me that this is a bit of a grey area and it seems there has been no clarity on this matter (or none that I can find).

There is a lot of uncertainty around what the most popular South African blogs are. Those experienced in the world of blog aggregation would agree with me that this is a bit of a grey area and it seems there has been no clarity on this matter (or none that I can find).

Let’s take a look at what Afrigator, Amatomu and myScoop say about who’s who in the world of SA blogging.

Amatomu
1. Rugbydump.com
2. Keo.co.za
3. Watkykjy
4. Car Blog
5. Thought Leader
6. Cell Phone Reviews
7. Ifashion
8. Blat – To utter without thinking
9. LazyGamer – Console Gaming News
10. Adii Freelancer & Business Strategist

Afrigator
1. Thought Leader
2. iMod
3. 2oceansvibe
4. Web AddiCT(s);
5. Car Blog
6. South Africa Rocks
7. Wonkie CartOOns!
8. So Close
9. Justin Hartman
10. hottest gossip

myScoop
1. iMod – Cape Town Blog
2. chariotonfire
3. Witness This
4. Pfangirl Through the Looking Glass
5. Wizz RSS
6. Because I Can…
7. Harassed Mom
8. Web Frog
9. Zimbo the Clown Blog
10. aksn1p3r: Ninja Chronicles

So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and do a bit of research, which was easy enough as there are some handy tools out there that the average Joe knows nothing of. The tool I used for this research was Alexa.com. With myScoop being a new blog aggregator and having only a fraction of the South African blogs registered on its server, not too much attention should be given to what they refer to as the Top 10 as they are still in the process of growing day by day.

Herewith the conclusion of the research:

topblogs

So from hereon in, we can officially say that 2oceansvibe is the most popular blog in South Africa at this point in time, with iMod and Keo trailing closely behind. You will also notice that Cell Phone Reviews is not actually a South African blog, therefore does not belong on the list. On another note, if you take a look at the trend of the increase in visitors over the past few months, you will notice that SARocks is climbing the fastest although still has quite a considerable amount of area to cover in order to reach the number 6 spot.

I’ll be reviewing this on a monthly basis to keep you in the know.