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Top Sydney food blogs – 21 July 2013

There’s a more recent is listing here

Since releasing noodlies’ list of Top 30 Food Blogs earlier this month, I’ve had great feedback from the blogging community. The initial list was compiled from only 68 blogs (see the post for more details). Obviously, the community wanted that list to be expanded.

In response, I’ve researched additional blogs and asked the community to add to the list. Many thanks everyone for your contribution.

I’m really pleased to say the list has now grown to 329 and is ranked below.

Top Sydney Food Blogs as at 21 July 2013.

Congratulations to popular blogger and cook book author, Lorraine Elliott of Not Quite Nigella.

Rank Blog  Alexa
1 not quite nigella               104,020
2 cook republic               198,301
3 wholesome cook               204,986
4 what katie ate               222,218
5 souvlaki for the soul               365,413
6 raspberri cupcakes               384,337
7 manus menu               473,962
8 chopin and my saucepan               475,661
9 go bake yourself               493,367
10 hotly spiced               509,451
11 gourmantic               528,848
12 grab your fork               559,544
13 fig jam and lime cordial               628,877
14 84th and 3rd               676,659
15 noodlies               712,733
16 the sweetest kitchen               783,002
17 a table for two               800,538
18 citrus and candy               812,785
19 chocolatesuze               850,490
20 my kitchen stories               992,256
21 he needs food           1,048,701
22 jenius           1,070,156
23 eat show and tell           1,104,019
24 the food blog           1,191,039
25 mr and mrs romance           1,206,984
26 simon food favourites           1,216,607
27 belly rumbles           1,261,908
28 inside cuisine           1,357,031
29 addictive & consuming           1,370,162
30 trissalicious           1,392,807
31 chewtown           1,422,593
32 street food           1,452,200
33 fig and cherry           1,469,333
34 the adventures of miss piggy           1,542,079
35 cooking crusade           1,558,152
36 food is my friend           1,650,707
37 the internet chef           1,658,445
38 spicy icecream           1,705,534
39 lemonpi           1,759,339
40 cook suck           1,783,624
41 southern in law           1,955,867
42 urban chic guides           1,960,573
43 bite me show me           1,975,033
44 leave room for dessert           2,015,131
45 unbearable lightness of being hungry           2,068,543
46 confessions of a glutton           2,088,023
47 limes and lycopene           2,099,564
48 vegetaraian           2,100,355
49 all about food           2,150,269
50 scandi foodie           2,204,361
51 veggies and me           2,279,550
52 the catty life           2,298,952
53 corridor kitchen           2,314,309
54 sammy and Bella           2,392,394
55 love swah           2,428,017
56 one bite more           2,433,315
57 the heart of food           2,479,179
58 a whisk and a spoon           2,481,608
59 just eat love           2,555,655
60 excuse me waiter           2,599,317
61 when the world stops spinning           2,649,757
62 eating in sydney           2,675,628
63 sydney cool           2,694,584
64 tales of a truffle pig           2,817,721
65 bake bike blog           2,827,555
66 prick with a fork           2,829,133
67 see u in Sydney           2,883,190
68 much a munch           2,917,888
69 the gourmet forager           2,947,129
70 frills in the hills           2,959,368
71 food, booze and shoes           3,070,804
72 alana bread           3,116,022
73 the random foodie           3,244,053
74 finski’s           3,276,849
75 the food book           3,281,837
76 miss k licious           3,352,460
77 im still hungry           3,433,486
78 penguin says feed me           3,510,244
79 le bon vivant           3,513,864
80 milkteaxx           3,528,207
81 feed my camera           3,536,774
82 trick of fate           3,589,642
83 inner pickle           3,606,549
84 a food story           3,715,638
85 a cupcake or two           3,907,421
86 ramen raff           4,029,276
87 flick your food           4,145,689
88 gourmanda           4,153,569
89 phuoc’n delicious           4,243,217
90 food crush           4,266,076
91 adam liaw           4,272,289
92 best small bars           4,408,977
93 monday morning cooking club            4,428,609
94 petit 4s           4,497,417
95 the kitchen inc           4,517,692
96 irenes getting fat           4,526,166
97 I dream in chocolate           4,603,236
98 sydney’s best food           4,614,589
99 mab vs food           4,642,711
100 polyphagia           4,790,965
101 ooh look           4,916,029
102 beyond jelly           4,924,976
103 planmb           4,949,601
104 a healthy food affair           5,025,364
105 local sprouts           5,057,477
106 dining with a stud           5,063,737
107 food is our religion           5,157,504
108 how to shuck an oyster           5,253,194
109 all you do is eat           5,372,492
110 sir and m’lady dine out           5,409,697
111 wee love baking           5,451,594
112 spice and more           5,461,474
113 jugernauts           5,485,287
114 morsels and musings           5,596,903
115 kat cakes           5,617,733
116 one small pot           5,651,557
117 nibble & slurp           5,665,910
118 the casual food blogger           5,686,021
119 a meandering mango           5,806,327
120 crystal noir           5,913,349
121 nic cooks           5,928,276
122 a foodie’s dream           6,182,282
123 lateral eating           6,192,950
124 the food mentalist           6,255,912
125 devoured           6,326,499
126 napoli restaurant alert           6,359,016
127 food porn nation           6,380,159
128 angie lives to eat           6,382,060
129 fooderati           6,534,017
130 spork me           6,544,120
131 jb josé           6,555,801
132 fashimi           6,567,899
133 the gook           6,650,835
134 ms brulee           6,655,464
135 figs and brie           6,670,045
136 once upon a foodie           6,682,838
137 the sticky and sweet           6,718,010
138 my hunger will go on           6,731,151
139 my kiki cake           7,012,258
140 a foodie’s joy           7,018,556
141 the screaming artichoke           7,244,811
142 scoff and quaff           7,277,478
143 miss feathers           7,344,830
144 the ck diary           7,488,246
145 the food diary by ck           7,488,246
146 vintage macaroon           7,927,548
147 up for a feed           8,049,456
148 champagne duchess           8,103,934
149 starloz           8,294,881
150 kindly yours           8,340,395
151 cats love cooking           8,608,675
152 jasmyne tea           8,636,890
153 tales of a confectionist           8,743,026
154 sydneysiding klite           8,945,593
155 insatiable munchies           8,965,026
156 ya yas yumyums           9,450,123
157 mi casa sucasa           9,466,314
158 lucy in the larder           9,531,568
159 sugarlace           9,804,441
160 foodie pop           9,983,626
161 food for tina         10,325,525
162 adobo down under         10,392,953
163 jackpot eats         10,494,203
164 bad table manners         10,614,618
165 fight the craving         10,831,277
166 the empty fridge         10,992,238
167 jen is hungry         11,055,765
168 a wife’s chamed life         11,673,447
169 sugar’s sweet blog         11,678,139
170 mademoiselle mange à Sydney         11,762,027
171 edibles and travels         11,826,599
172 eat freaks         11,945,026
173 from our home         12,217,512
174 yummy food nom nom nom         12,302,401
175 bite me         12,360,706
176 dear asparagus         12,469,623
177 I heart saturdays         12,997,556
178 eat eat play         13,322,927
179 vondelicious         13,552,664
180 mini bites         14,319,883
181 just one more spoon         14,548,294
182 tinqo         14,611,689
183 spoon fork and chopsticks         15,033,817
184 the food zoo         15,199,520
185 the french wench         15,277,375
186 food flash         15,404,084
187 oh my kitchen aid         15,577,551
188 mischief         15,630,734
189 more dinner than cents         16,313,091
190 hot chips blog         16,560,524
191 rdyn!         16,573,397
192 rambles from a random         16,767,398
193 saucy onion         16,873,027
194 drink drink eat eat         16,928,894
195 eye eat         17,041,241
196 a place a day         17,278,185
197 dumpling girl and cheesecake boy         17,280,961
198 the hungry mum         17,356,698
199 sydney coffee nerd         17,366,065
200 my purlieu         17,436,364
201 lifeafterfive*         17,601,968
202 sooks food notes         17,679,684
203 muppys         17,951,939
204 the search for spice         17,953,283
205 the hungry duck         18,097,608
206 the suz chef         18,249,350
207 my seefood diet         18,294,655
208 passionate mae         18,314,764
209 feeling Peckish?         18,453,614
210 oh hey sydney         18,453,614
211 the dainty baker         18,585,138
212 the lamstock         18,704,136
213 food scene sydney         18,786,072
214 shiitake and stuff         18,787,840
215 the feed it blog         19,138,326
216 the ortolan’s last meal         19,262,320
217 heavenly ingredients         19,863,173
218 constant diner         19,898,460
219 dessert addicts anonymous         19,998,017
220 the sushi diaries         20,036,640
221 raging cravings         20,404,506
222 just desserts         21,004,736
223 everybody loves ramen         24,043,890
224 the two taste buds         24,860,057
225 crunchy tiger         26,260,623
226 the food antiblog         26,501,003
227 the thoughtful eater         28,988,789
228 foodyphile         32,963,017
absolute ayana
angelica’s blog
bakery bookery
beyond bourke street
bianca’s food catwalk
brunch lunch munch
buggles and squeak
char post
chewing around town
chicabel
clean spoon
cook feed love
diary of a ladybird
does my bomb look big in this
don’t think just eat
dressed and eaten
eat live travel blog
ellie’s belly adventures
erikarax
food abiding citizen
food and other delectable things
food assault
food baby
food in hand
food nutzz
food.4.two
foodie central
fooshion
for the love of food
forque
from across the kitchen table
from fries to foie gras
fruit salad mixed veg
gluttonous hipster
gucci and gyoza
hello it’s ming
humble crumble
humble crumble
hungry hungry monkey
I came I saw I ate
i heart cabramatta
i love my food lots
im hungry too
indulging gluttonous urges
jarhead pickling
jasmine’s taste and tell
kayb’s cakes
kellysmatic
krispie kremes
lay’s kitchen explorations
leo’s feast
love fooling around
manmen’s journey
mirgraphy
munch and chew
munchme
nessy eater
next stop food
nutmeg clouds
of miche and men
oh ayana
panda and cakes
paola in the pantry
phoodie
pippi in the city
planet leon
polkadots and chopsticks
potato princess
queen of eggs benny
rambling glutton
saltd caramel
sandwich face
soft n stiff peaks
spoonfuls of goodness
stove top revolution
sydney feed me
sydney lunch box
sydney: feed me
table nosh
takeandeat – food
talk and spoon
tea thyme
test with skewer
the blond tourist
the chronicles of hilda
the city gourmand
the girl must eat
the good the bad and the italian
the gourmet goddess
the home empress
the littlest anchovy
the nomsters
the passionfruit project
the way it crumbles
things she eats
twee eats
vanilla whites
voracious vander
what em did
year of eating fabulously
your munchbox

Alexa ranking system

Given blogs do not publicly publish traffic details, noodlies has used Alexa data. Alexa is a data company owned by Amazon. Alexa traffic estimates are based on a panel of millions of internet users using one of over 25,000 different browser extensions. From the panel each website in the world is given an Alexa Traffic Rank, it’s a measure of how a website is doing relative to all other sites on the web over the past 3 months.  The lower the ranking the higher the estimated traffic.

According to Alexa: “The rank is calculated using a combination of the estimated average daily unique visitors to the site and the estimated number of pageviews on the site over the past 3 months. The site with the highest combination of unique visitors and pageviews is ranked #1″. Facebook currently holds the #1 Alexa rank, followed by Google.

Of course, Alexa only estimates website traffic and while there are limitations, even detractors concede it “is the most widely known website-traffic tracking site on the Internet” and while traffic estimates may be in question, there is general agreement that as a raking tool, it has merit “Many people get confused as to the true purpose of Alexa, it is primarily a COMPARISON tool, it does an OK job of comparing how your websites are measuring up against your web competitors sites”.

Alexa ranking is relative number, if the ranking for one website is 500,000 it doesn’t mean that it has double the internet traffic when compared to a site ranked at 1,000,000.

It’s easy to check your blog’s Alexa rank.

There’s a few blogs without Alexa rank

There are a few reasons why some blogs don’t have a rank:

  • Newer blogs will not have an Alexa ranking
  • Low traffic
  • Livejournal: Alexa doesn’t support this blogging platform regardless of traffic. This affects three blogs: absolute ayanadoes my bomb look big in this and oh ayana. Which is a pity because, for example, noodlies reckons does my bomb look big in this is an established and popular blog .

Your blog isn’t listed?

  • Leave a comment with your blog name and address and I will add for the next update.

Let’s be realistic

The objective of this project is to list as many Sydney food blogs as possible to give readers an opportunity to check out our diverse community. It also attempts to rank them by traffic as one way to make sense of these 329 blogs. In looking at the Top Sydney Food Blogs list, you should also consider:

  • It’s an estimate: While Alexa is probably the best available resource to rank blogs, it’s important to remember, it’s only an estimate of traffic for a blog or website.
  • Content: traffic is just one measure, people read blogs for content: if you’re a vegetarian, then blogs with vegetarian content is probably the most relevant and interesting to you, if you love cooking and recipe then you may like the recipe based blogs more, if you love food photography then there’s some fantastic food photography blogs to check out. During this project, noodlies has discovered some great recipe based food blogs with high traffic and a loyal readership.

Next update?

While it’s easy to check a blog’s Alex rank, updating it for 329 blogs takes a bit of effort. There were a few blogs which were missed this round so Noodlies intends to publish the next list on 1 September 2013, 1 December 2013 and then the first Sunday every three months after that in three month intervals after that. So the schedule at this stage is:

  • 1 September
  • 1 December, then the first Sunday each three months after that (resources depending!)

Feedback?

  • Do you find this list and the ranking useful?
  • Any suggestions or feedback?
  • Any other Sydney food blogs to add?

Share your feedback by leaving a comment :)




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  1. Nicole Nguyen

    Hi Thang, we wanted to thank you most sincerely for compiling this great list and for giving all these great food blogs a pat on the back! We’re delighted to have made it to #42 and are aiming to climb up the ladder in future! So many great blogs and food experiences to share. Thanks again, The Team at Urban Chic Guides, http://www.urbanchicguides.com.


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