What Your Blog Is Worth
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.
AOL bought Weblogs inc., the two year old weblog network founded by Jason Calacanis and Brian Alvey, for a number that is rumored to be anywhere between $25 million and $40 million. In this process, Time Warner may be providing some ideas as to the valuation of blogs by traditional media.
This link provides the rest of his rationale for his valuation scheme, which is based on the links to a blog, not the visitor traffic. I’ll leave it to those with more expertise to assess the strength of his valuation scheme.
So, using the blog value calculator provided at Business Opportunities Weblog, and without further delay, the value of Concurring Opinions is . . . drumroll . . . $33,307.86. And we’re not even a month old yet!
Here are the results for some popular law blogs. Not all blogs come up with values, including some very popular ones, so I don’t vouch for this one bit. But it sure is fun plugging in URLs:
Volokh Conspiracy = $1,327,798.08
— Orin, your colleagues expect many fine dinners and drinks on you
Balkinization = $285,092.70
Discourse.net = $173,878.32
Ideoblog = $55,889.46
Conglomerate = $135,489.60
Crescat Sententia = $114,601.62
How Appealing = $276,624.60
Instapundit = $3,826,452.12
— Nearly $4 million. Wow!
Legal Theory Weblog = $166,539.30
Leiter Reports = $260,817.48
SCOTUSBlog = $587,121.60
Yin Blog = $46,856.82
Underneath Their Robes = $163,716.60
And finally, the Harriet Miers’s Blog! is worth $277,753.68. By the way things are looking, she should sell now.