Archive for January, 2007

Introducing Rankr

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

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A while ago, I mentioned that I have been working on a “Web 2.0” application in my lunchtimes. After laying idle for several weeks, the app has received some much needed attention and is ready for its first release!

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What is Rankr

Rankr is a tool that enables you to keep track of website ranking of your competitors over time. Every Tuesday, Rankr downloads the top 5,000 ranked websites based on New Zealand traffic via Alexa monitoring system. Rankr has been monitoring the top websites since September 2006.

Rankr has a number of basic features like: search, graphs, rss etc. to help to track your website.

One last thing, before I get inundated with questions if you’re site doesn’t feature that means its not ranked in the top 5000 visited sites in NZ. Sorry!

Kudo’s to Tomek, Nick and Daniel that have helped create rankr.

Mr "Summer of Code" to speak at CHQ Summer of Code

Friday, January 19th, 2007


&lt Scoop&gt

Chris Di Bona creator of the Google Summer of Code and open source guru is confirmed to speak at Creative HQ Summer of Code seminar series in February.

More details to follow soon.

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Visualisation Periodic Table

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007


Have you ever been looking for the right type of diagram to visualise your idea or process ?

Look no further, here is a visualation periodic table.

There were plenty of MBA flashbacks in the Compound visualation section, bcg matrix, five forces, stakeholder maps, affinity diagram etc.

Kudos to the Visual Literacy org for putting it together!

Tag Cloud

Saturday, January 6th, 2007


We just added a tag cloud to zoomIn.co.nz. Now you can see all the tags we have.

One cool feature if hover over the tag you’ll get a tool tip of how many places feature that tag.

Enjoy!

Some popularity stats…

Saturday, January 6th, 2007


I wanted to have a look at drilling into some of the stats of popular places on the site. Here are a few of the various popularity stats from zoomIn.co.nz.

1) Top 25 users of all time ranked by popularity of places that have created.

  1. projectx
  2. fourcorners
  3. viewauckland
  4. capital_soccer
  5. buses_wgtn
  6. benn
  7. dineout
  8. wotzon
  9. willisst
  10. tomek
  11. tagg
  12. dayout
  13. wellingtonnz
  14. tom
  15. travelwise
  16. cubast
  17. divemaster
  18. jac
  19. jamespole
  20. chart
  21. seanduggan
  22. nik
  23. nzcoffee
  24. shell
  25. soccer2

2) Top 25 users of all time ranked by relative popularity of places. (ie the popularity of the places / number of places – minimum of 5 user places created to qualify)

  1. tomek ( 1165 hits per place )
  2. capital_soccer ( 565 hits per place )
  3. staticnz ( 506 hits per place )
  4. sminnee ( 466 hits per place )
  5. willisst ( 364 hits per place )
  6. milton ( 350 hits per place )
  7. tom ( 320 hits per place )
  8. hadinnerjoy ( 280 hits per place )
  9. suzette ( 263 hits per place )
  10. dubh ( 252 hits per place )
  11. hindins ( 241 hits per place )
  12. rosslin ( 226 hits per place )
  13. barnaclebarnes ( 221 hits per place )
  14. nedbedrock ( 219 hits per place )
  15. grokbeer ( 218 hits per place )
  16. ptorrsmith ( 209 hits per place )
  17. dayout ( 193 hits per place )
  18. wellingtonnz ( 191 hits per place )
  19. nik ( 186 hits per place )
  20. surreal ( 186 hits per place )
  21. cubast ( 185 hits per place )
  22. dingobill ( 181 hits per place )
  23. threeta ( 169 hits per place )
  24. businessdynamics ( 162 hits per place )
  25. nzssra ( 162 hits per place )

3) Top 25 tags ranked by place popularity of tags used.

  1. bay
  2. food
  3. park
  4. restaurant
  5. island
  6. lake
  7. cafe
  8. bus
  9. accomodation
  10. bar
  11. metlink
  12. track
  13. school
  14. education
  15. lodge
  16. bed
  17. breakfast
  18. wine
  19. motels
  20. beach
  21. station
  22. house
  23. sports
  24. arts
  25. nature