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Link bait: My blog is worth $37k. How much is your blog worth?

Posted in Miscellaneous, Technology by engtech on August 18, 2006

Ah, link bait. So bright and shiny on a friday morning.

For those of you who are unaware of the term, link bait is content that is created expressly for the purpose of creating inbound links to your blog. Usually this is done by flaming a “famous” blogger, or creating a post that is highly contentious in nature. But there is also the technique of creating a widget, especially one that people will add to their sidebar (a permanent link). Every blog that uses this widget will become an endorsement for your blog.

Which can be really good for you if you are creating a site about monetizing blogs.

Rampant cynicism aside, this is a pretty neat widget. I’m glad it was made even if the motivation was so that the author can make a quick buck.


My blog is worth $37,259.64.
How much is your blog 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.

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  1. clumsy half-ninja said, on August 21, 2006 at 11:14 pm

    My blog is worth $0.00.How much is your blog worth?

  2. A.J. Valliant said, on August 23, 2006 at 9:06 pm

    “How much is my blog worth?”

    If you factor in the amount my employers paid me while I was working on it, quite a bit.

  3. A.J. Valliant said, on August 23, 2006 at 9:07 pm

    Actually I just did the math; turns out it’s still a depressingly small amount.

  4. Sohbet said, on August 30, 2006 at 5:14 pm

    Technorati’s API which computes and displays your blog’s worth using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal.?why

  5. engtech said, on August 30, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    Technorati’s API which computes and displays your blog’s worth using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal.?why

    This is some widget someone else created and that is the ratio they are using.

  6. earner said, on October 28, 2006 at 4:05 pm

    Mine was $3,387.24
    Thanks for the great link!!

  7. Sohbet said, on November 18, 2006 at 3:35 am

    If you factor in the amount my employers paid me while I was working on it, quite a bit.

  8. engtech said, on November 18, 2006 at 8:37 pm

    It’s funny how many people say that :)

  9. JohnFrangerson said, on February 01, 2007 at 10:10 pm

    Nice Post.

    That was well said. Always appreciate your indepth views. Keep up the great work!

    John

  10. forum said, on February 26, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Technorati’s API which computes and displays your blog’s worth using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal.?why

  11. msn said, on February 27, 2007 at 3:43 am

    Thanks all

  12. test2 said, on May 05, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    mots cls

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  13. Arnab Consultant Ind said, on May 15, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    How does it equate link with dollars and that too when it refers to AOL.

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