Tuesday, October 25, 2005

How Much is Your Blog Worth?





This post was written by Sam from Becks & Posh


20 comments:

Moira said...

Mine's worth $53,631.30. Chocolate and Zucchini is worth $627,768.48! Puts things in perspective a little, huh? ;-)

Amy Sherman said...

$127,586.04...but not unless someone wants to pay me!

Kalyn said...

I think I better keep my day job. (Fabulous pay that it is - hah!)

cookiecrumb said...

Well -- how much, Kalyn?
(Me: $18,629.82... I love that 82cents part.)
Thanks, Sam. That was fun.

Kalyn said...

Less than Cookiecrumb, sigh. I think it's discrimination against low carb food! (Notice to everyone: I am not a low carb fanatic. Monday I even ate french fries. Shh. Don't tell anyone.)

Hey, this was fun. I figure I have nowhere to go but up in value. Like a good wine.

Rachael said...

Well, mine seems to be worth $0.00
unless I add their code...

I think I'm good not knowing...

:-)

Cate said...

Rachael, mine was $0 also if I just entered my site as www.sweetnicks.com. If I enter the actual blog site, I'm worth $47k and change. I'm bummed that Food Blog S'cool is worth more ... no offense. ;)

Sam said...

Why be bummed that food blog s'cool is worth more? Please don't be. - this is the community blog open for everyone in the food blogging world. It's not the competition by any means. Although it doesn't look that great and it's a bit of a hotchpotch, it is full of info that everyone appreciates, values and can learn from. Please don't dismiss it as a little 'apenny blog that doesn't deserve to be worth anything. Everybody gives and shares so much on this blog, I never cease to be amazed how kind and helpful, encouraging and supportive everyone here is. This isn't one blog alone, this is the sum of all our blogs. To me this blog is absolutely worth its weight in gold and its value is priceless because it is not about me, or you or any one inndividual, it is about us.All of us.

Rachael said...

Oh Sam, you are always so sweet. It IS about everyone, which I adore.

Owen said...

you have to realise that all these places (blogshares as well) value blogs mostly on in and out bound links NOT on content.

That means that food Blog'scool gets high value because of all those member links on the right. (but link IN are worth more than links out hence C&Z big numbers)

So - if you made a blog network out of all the member blogs on food blog scool I think we are collectively worth about $5 million. Not too bad really. (I beat food blog scool by a few hundred dollars but I have been around for about 3 years now...)

paul said...

Mine's worth $116,859.78, which I could really use right now. Anybody buying?

drbiggles said...

I think this whole Technorati thing is voodoo. Real witchcraft if you ask me. I don't cotton to no voodoo action. Steals your soul it does. Gotta be careful.

Biggles

Cate said...

Oh Sam, I hope I didn't offend you. My comment was tongue firmly planted in cheek. This community here is DEFINITELY worth its weight in gold and has helped me out many a time. I am always amazed at how giving, supportive and communicative the food blogging community is. And Owen, you're absolutely right. There's lots coming IN to this site, and I realize it's not based really on content. And lastly, Biggles, I couldn't agree more. :)

Sam said...

I think it is more than voodoo. I find technorati to be invaluable at finding who has linked to my site on a daily (or whenever I check) basis. As far as I know - technorati base the value of a blog, and its priority and ranking on the number of unique incoming links only.
for example food blog s'cool as of today has the following:
Technorati Rank: 12,152 (240 links from 108 sites)
where it means - for their ranking system it counts the 108 number not the 240 number.

Each time you get someone new linking to you, up goes your ranking and presumably, therefore, your value.

I think it may be different to google ranking where the value of the person linking you also has some effect on the equation. Then again I could be totally wrong.

But despite Biggles' cynicism. I like technorati and find it very useful.

hey sweetnicks - no worries!!

Cate said...

I don't know a lot about Technorati, the RSS feeds or how either work or can help me, BUT it is on my long list of things to play with...

drbiggles said...

Hey Sam,

Waaaah, useful for what? I go and look at tags and lots of words, but I don't know what links to links is of use to me.
If I know that Meathenge has so many links to what links and my ranking has a certain rating ... what good is that?
I'm all signed up though.

Biggles

Sam said...

Biggles - I am honoured when someone links to me. Technorati is how I find out who links to me on a daily basis. It shows me every day who has newly linked to me and why and where, in what piece of text. I like to know these things. It can explain to me what is driving traffic spikes, for example.It helps me find new blogs. Blogs that are reading me. I don't know of a better system for finding out this information. Perhaps you do.

I find the tags most useful for things like IMBB and the kitchen photos.

drbiggles said...

AH !!!!

Now I see. Totally understand. I just wasn't 'getting' it. Thought it was some new google or something. Clearly, clueless. But that's fine.

Yeah, it's fun to see where people come from and why. I use one of those little counter site things and my raw logs that my web site hoster provides me. But they don't follow links.

Now I walk with clarity in every step I take, wahooo! Thanks and hope you don't have to work this coming weekend. And if you do? May it be short.

Biggles

Owen said...

Sam - I totally agree with you about the intent and point and why it all goodness. HOWEVER - there is a lot of hissy-fitting going on in all the technical blog businessy places about how Technorati is failing to do what it claims/wants. I can attest to the fact that Technorati is failing because I monitor the same kinds of things and absolutely KNOW that they are missing some things, counting others twice and even resetting and claiming that posts made six months ago are brand new. I hope they get the bugs worked out because it really IS a useful tool in theory

Sorry about the lecture b ut we are drifting close to my area of expertise in my work and I do happen to KNOW that technorati is currently failing (although trying hard to fix the problem(s))

drbiggles said...

I had a really good hotdog for lunch.