Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Valuing a Website

We've all seen the incredible valuations offered for social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook, but Dale Carlson decided to use that information and establish an individual site value meter.

He took the price paid for one of the sites (I think it was MySpace) and calculated the value of an inbound link (using the link counter from Technorati). Based on that he wrote a script to lookup the number of inbound links to a site and calculate the value.

At the time of relaunch this site was worth $2,258.16 -- but I'm not selling. Besides, networks follow the power rule which means that the value of the sight grows exponentially with the number of links, whereas this is a simple linear extrapolation. Still, it is a way to think about the added value of the site.

You can get the script for your own blog by clicking on the icon.

My blog is worth $2,258.16.
How much is your blog worth?

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