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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.

RankBlog Alexa
1not quite nigella              104,020
2cook republic              198,301
3wholesome cook              204,986
4what katie ate              222,218
5souvlaki for the soul              365,413
6raspberri cupcakes              384,337
7manus menu              473,962
8chopin and my saucepan              475,661
9go bake yourself              493,367
10hotly spiced              509,451
11gourmantic              528,848
12grab your fork              559,544
13fig jam and lime cordial              628,877
1484th and 3rd              676,659
15noodlies              712,733
16the sweetest kitchen              783,002
17a table for two              800,538
18citrus and candy              812,785
19chocolatesuze              850,490
20my kitchen stories              992,256
21he needs food          1,048,701
22jenius          1,070,156
23eat show and tell          1,104,019
24the food blog          1,191,039
25mr and mrs romance          1,206,984
26simon food favourites          1,216,607
27belly rumbles          1,261,908
28inside cuisine          1,357,031
29addictive & consuming          1,370,162
30trissalicious          1,392,807
31chewtown          1,422,593
32street food          1,452,200
33fig and cherry          1,469,333
34the adventures of miss piggy          1,542,079
35cooking crusade          1,558,152
36food is my friend          1,650,707
37the internet chef          1,658,445
38spicy icecream          1,705,534
39lemonpi          1,759,339
40cook suck          1,783,624
41southern in law          1,955,867
42urban chic guides          1,960,573
43bite me show me          1,975,033
44leave room for dessert          2,015,131
45unbearable lightness of being hungry          2,068,543
46confessions of a glutton          2,088,023
47limes and lycopene          2,099,564
48vegetaraian          2,100,355
49all about food          2,150,269
50scandi foodie          2,204,361
51veggies and me          2,279,550
52the catty life          2,298,952
53corridor kitchen          2,314,309
54sammy and Bella          2,392,394
55love swah          2,428,017
56one bite more          2,433,315
57the heart of food          2,479,179
58a whisk and a spoon          2,481,608
59just eat love          2,555,655
60excuse me waiter          2,599,317
61when the world stops spinning          2,649,757
62eating in sydney          2,675,628
63sydney cool          2,694,584
64tales of a truffle pig          2,817,721
65bake bike blog          2,827,555
66prick with a fork          2,829,133
67see u in Sydney          2,883,190
68much a munch          2,917,888
69the gourmet forager          2,947,129
70frills in the hills          2,959,368
71food, booze and shoes          3,070,804
72alana bread          3,116,022
73the random foodie          3,244,053
74finski’s          3,276,849
75the food book          3,281,837
76miss k licious          3,352,460
77im still hungry          3,433,486
78penguin says feed me          3,510,244
79le bon vivant          3,513,864
80milkteaxx          3,528,207
81feed my camera          3,536,774
82trick of fate          3,589,642
83inner pickle          3,606,549
84a food story          3,715,638
85a cupcake or two          3,907,421
86ramen raff          4,029,276
87flick your food          4,145,689
88gourmanda          4,153,569
89phuoc’n delicious          4,243,217
90food crush          4,266,076
91adam liaw          4,272,289
92best small bars          4,408,977
93monday morning cooking club           4,428,609
94petit 4s          4,497,417
95the kitchen inc          4,517,692
96irenes getting fat          4,526,166
97I dream in chocolate          4,603,236
98sydney’s best food          4,614,589
99mab vs food          4,642,711
100polyphagia          4,790,965
101ooh look          4,916,029
102beyond jelly          4,924,976
103planmb          4,949,601
104a healthy food affair          5,025,364
105local sprouts          5,057,477
106dining with a stud          5,063,737
107food is our religion          5,157,504
108how to shuck an oyster          5,253,194
109all you do is eat          5,372,492
110sir and m’lady dine out          5,409,697
111wee love baking          5,451,594
112spice and more          5,461,474
113jugernauts          5,485,287
114morsels and musings          5,596,903
115kat cakes          5,617,733
116one small pot          5,651,557
117nibble & slurp          5,665,910
118the casual food blogger          5,686,021
119a meandering mango          5,806,327
120crystal noir          5,913,349
121nic cooks          5,928,276
122a foodie’s dream          6,182,282
123lateral eating          6,192,950
124the food mentalist          6,255,912
125devoured          6,326,499
126napoli restaurant alert          6,359,016
127food porn nation          6,380,159
128angie lives to eat          6,382,060
129fooderati          6,534,017
130spork me          6,544,120
131jb josé          6,555,801
132fashimi          6,567,899
133the gook          6,650,835
134ms brulee          6,655,464
135figs and brie          6,670,045
136once upon a foodie          6,682,838
137the sticky and sweet          6,718,010
138my hunger will go on          6,731,151
139my kiki cake          7,012,258
140a foodie’s joy          7,018,556
141the screaming artichoke          7,244,811
142scoff and quaff          7,277,478
143miss feathers          7,344,830
144the ck diary          7,488,246
145the food diary by ck          7,488,246
146vintage macaroon          7,927,548
147up for a feed          8,049,456
148champagne duchess          8,103,934
149starloz          8,294,881
150kindly yours          8,340,395
151cats love cooking          8,608,675
152jasmyne tea          8,636,890
153tales of a confectionist          8,743,026
154sydneysiding klite          8,945,593
155insatiable munchies          8,965,026
156ya yas yumyums          9,450,123
157mi casa sucasa          9,466,314
158lucy in the larder          9,531,568
159sugarlace          9,804,441
160foodie pop          9,983,626
161food for tina        10,325,525
162adobo down under        10,392,953
163jackpot eats        10,494,203
164bad table manners        10,614,618
165fight the craving        10,831,277
166the empty fridge        10,992,238
167jen is hungry        11,055,765
168a wife’s chamed life        11,673,447
169sugar’s sweet blog        11,678,139
170mademoiselle mange à Sydney        11,762,027
171edibles and travels        11,826,599
172eat freaks        11,945,026
173from our home        12,217,512
174yummy food nom nom nom        12,302,401
175bite me        12,360,706
176dear asparagus        12,469,623
177I heart saturdays        12,997,556
178eat eat play        13,322,927
179vondelicious        13,552,664
180mini bites        14,319,883
181just one more spoon        14,548,294
182tinqo        14,611,689
183spoon fork and chopsticks        15,033,817
184the food zoo        15,199,520
185the french wench        15,277,375
186food flash        15,404,084
187oh my kitchen aid        15,577,551
188mischief        15,630,734
189more dinner than cents        16,313,091
190hot chips blog        16,560,524
191rdyn!        16,573,397
192rambles from a random        16,767,398
193saucy onion        16,873,027
194drink drink eat eat        16,928,894
195eye eat        17,041,241
196a place a day        17,278,185
197dumpling girl and cheesecake boy        17,280,961
198the hungry mum        17,356,698
199sydney coffee nerd        17,366,065
200my purlieu        17,436,364
201lifeafterfive*        17,601,968
202sooks food notes        17,679,684
203muppys        17,951,939
204the search for spice        17,953,283
205the hungry duck        18,097,608
206the suz chef        18,249,350
207my seefood diet        18,294,655
208passionate mae        18,314,764
209feeling Peckish?        18,453,614
210oh hey sydney        18,453,614
211the dainty baker        18,585,138
212the lamstock        18,704,136
213food scene sydney        18,786,072
214shiitake and stuff        18,787,840
215the feed it blog        19,138,326
216the ortolan’s last meal        19,262,320
217heavenly ingredients        19,863,173
218constant diner        19,898,460
219dessert addicts anonymous        19,998,017
220the sushi diaries        20,036,640
221raging cravings        20,404,506
222just desserts        21,004,736
223everybody loves ramen        24,043,890
224the two taste buds        24,860,057
225crunchy tiger        26,260,623
226the food antiblog        26,501,003
227the thoughtful eater        28,988,789
228foodyphile        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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