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How Much is a Blog Worth?

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The title is a loaded question. There are pile of different ways to measure a blogs' value. For example:

  • Business Opportunities says my blog is currently worth $35,001.48. If anyone wants to make an offer, I be can be reached via e-mail at lazymanandmoney [at] gmail (dot) com.
  • Linkworth implies that I could earn $500-$600 a month by adding 10 links at $50-60 a piece.
  • Text Link Ads' Blog Juice gives me a 3.0 rating, while their ad calculator says I can earn $160 a month.
  • SeoMoz provides a measure of page strength.
  • Lastly, a very common (and somewhat controversial) way to figure out how popular a blog is the Alexa rating (use the search box at the top of the page).

The last two points (along with the Blog Juice) measure popularity more than the value of a website, but I thought I'd include them as they provide valuable feedback.

Last updated on August 1, 2011.

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5 Responses to “How Much is a Blog Worth?”

  1. Jeremy says:

    Haha wow, I tried to check linkworth here at the office to check my site and the site is blocked:

    SmartFilter Category(s): Criminal Skills;Phishing

    Criminal Skills? That’s a strange one!

  2. Ron says:

    Hi Jeremy…

    Could you let me know if you are using IE7? I actually had that message accessing our support url one time with IE7 and reported the issue to IE. I think the security image causes issues with the IE7, but for them to be telling everyone that a company falls under the category of “Criminal Skills; Phishing” seems like a touch of slander.

    Lazy Man…tools like the one’s you reference…including our own, are complete assumptions based on what data we have to work with. I can tell you from our stance, our tool is good at pricing average sites, but can never take into consideration your readership, actual traffic and informational value. So I would take them all with a grain of salt! ;-)

  3. Ron says:

    Jeremy…

    Nevermind… I figured it out. “SmartFilter” web filtering.

    That’s good info for us and I appreciate you posting it. We’re thinking it might not like the fact a few key html tags are missing.

    “SmartFilter”????? heh…maybe it’s too smart for it’s own good.

  4. Lazy Man says:

    Yes, I do take them with a grain of salt. I largely just want to gather all the different ways into one place. Half of it was for selfish reasons, now I can simply go to my post and look up my rankings on the various sites.

    For the most part, I use them all as measuring stick to see if I’m growing more popular or if people are starting to catch on to the fact that I’m a complete idiot.

  5. Scott Russel says:

    The link ad price calculator found at http://www.adsbay.co.uk/Link_ad_price_calculator.php is also a very useful tool for estimating the value of ad space on your website. I find it to be very accurate with the sites I have and for sites I check, before I buy ad space on them.

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