What’s your blog worth in $$$?

April 25, 2007 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Blogging | 17 Comments
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Mine is worth some $10,726.26 according to the Business Opportunities weblog – but the figures keep changing, so it might be different the next time I check. The figures you see below aren’t generated on the fly but come in a static button that you can grab on their page: “How much is your blog worth?

I checked a few blogs in my closer blogosphere, and Nova takes the cake at $20,323.44, followed by Jetsam ($6,209.94), Lenina ($5,645.40) , Whetted ($2,822.70), Cabbage ($2,258.16), Cinemelo ($1,693.62), Johnny Malmedy ($1,129.08) and Lallopallo ($564.54).

What’s their recipe, you wonder? What counts in this twilight sphere where the virtual meets the material? Not hits, not comments, but still links:

Inspired by Tristan Louis’s research into the value of each link to Weblogs Inc, I’ve created this little applet using Technorati’s API which computes and displays your blog’s worth using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal.

And isn’t it awful to see your blog assessed and measured against others by the instruments of internet capitalism? Yeah, capitalism is a true bitch:-)


My blog is worth $10,726.26.
How much is your blog worth?

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  1. I have no idea how it’s calculated, but if it says it’s based on Technorati, it could have information such as amount of entries, amount of comments, and even the amount of hits stored there. Or, as you say, it might just be stationary links on search engines. I know little about Technorati other than that, when posting a new entry, WordPress pings them, essentially listing you there, et cetera.

    Who knows. All I know is that it is a little weird to see one’s “worth” generated by a bot-like program, though!

  2. I wonder if I can use my blog as equity against a loan to get through this summer? I feel dirty.

  3. Seriously, where can I cash this in? I need this BADLY to get through this summer. As cabbage knows, the university is not paying us for the summer months and I have always tried to do some translations to survive, but translations seem to be impossible to secure these days. It appears as though everyone and their dog feel qualified to translate to and from English. Consequently, people are using the internet to destroy wage standards, offering low-cost translations of questionable quality for prices other freelance people cannot possibly afford to compete with if we want to make at least a little money from a part-time, but quite time-consuming activity. Is there a way to unionize the internet?

  4. I’d sign that card! First step is determine who’s in the unit. πŸ™‚

  5. ihr jungen dinger. immer nur kohle im kopp.

  6. That’s what I thought – I’d sell my blog right away! 10,000 should get my through the next year (as I am facing unemployment in 4 months’ time, but looking forward it also)

    One of the secretaries (!) here who keeps questioning the translations done by our department (!!) recently sent an email to the lecturers recommending they use Babel Fish for their English course descriptions (!!!). No body has an idea what a good translation is worth….

    Btw, here is my blog in German, courtesy by Google:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fanaj.wordpress.com&langpair=en%7Cde&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools

    @Whetted: The Technorati API (Application Programming Interface) allows to retrieve a couple of data, but if the AOL thing is what they base it on, then links are going to be the most important criterion, no matter which other data Technorati is able to provide

  7. And here’s a Google powered translation of Johnny’s German comment:

    their young more dinger. in each case chars in kopp.

    (correct would be something like: You young ones, you’re only in it for the money!)

  8. Johnny, check this out as well: rtl.de is worth a measly $308,238.84!

  9. How about you prostitute yourselves as probloggers?

    Try

    http://payperpost.com/

    and

    http://jobs.problogger.net/

    πŸ˜›

  10. Throughout my graduate career, as I am sure is true for many of us, I have considered prostitution many a time. This form you are suggesting seems to be one of its more comfortable manifestations (my plan for this summer had previously been to simply bend over at the greyhound station 8 blocks from here–something I figured I would be good at, since bending over is one of the first things you learn in a Ph.D. program–I like to call it “Ph.D. candidate standard position No.2”). So, thanks!
    πŸ™‚

  11. Wow! this was quite a revelation… I was actually surprised to see my blogs rating so high…Thanks for bringing this to my notice Jana πŸ™‚

  12. @Jetsam: For as long as you don’t begin to write academic papers for money (10$ a page seems to be the standard rate, meaning something like 1,5$ an hour), I am not worried about you:-)

    @Nova, cool, isn’t it? Congrats on your graduation!

  13. […] this one is interesting.. found on Jana’s blog. You can actually find out the worth of your blog on a […]

  14. Hey Jana, just saw this. It’s cool ..eh? BTW, is it possible to get the money our blog is worth of? lol
    No ,seriously, I mean if I can make my blog worth more ( say around 10,000$), it will help me in financing my Movie. πŸ™‚
    I think we should work for Miss Nova..please hire us to increase your blog’s worth even more and then distribute the profits.. Not a bad deal..
    What do you think Jana? lol

  15. I feel it would only be justified if one could claim the money from somewhere – I guess if you started to advertise on you site, this would be the amount of money you could make – if you found someone to rent banner spacer on your blog:o)

  16. Ok cool! Thanks for the clarification..will think about it..right now very busy with moving and stuff..wont even have a computer before 15th..

  17. […] about a month ago anaj found a little blog-value-calculator, which tells you how much your blog is worth. In about a month my blog seems to have accumulated […]


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