Having Fun With Blog Rankings

Pretty much everyone knows about Alexa and Technorati when it comes to ranking a blog. The numbers they split out doesn’t really mean much but many ad networks use it so we are always trying to improve them.

There are a many tools on the Internet that can take information from the various ranking services and give your blog a net worth. Their accuracy is questionable but they’re great for impressing your friends.

The Text Link Ads Calculator


The TLA calculator from Text Link Ads helps you find out how much a link on your blog is worth. You just input your site URL, the category you cover, how many links you want to sell and it splits out a number. In my case, a link on my blog is worth $692 each (if I sell 10 links). Hmmm, TLA sells my links for only $240 ($100 coupon here). Maybe that’s why I’m sold out.

The Blog Juice Calculator


How much juice does your blog have? You can find out with the Blog Juice Calculator from Text Link Ads. Using information from Bloglines, Alexa, Technorati rank and Technorati links, the Blog Juice calculates a score for your blog. The maximum score is 10. I have a Juice rating of 8.4, which is more juice than Google’s Matt Cutts. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

The Blog Worth Calculator

blogworth.png The Blog Worth Calculator was created by Dane Carlson as a piece of linkbait (it worked). It was inspired by Tristan Louis’s research into the value of each link to Weblogs Inc.

The calculator uses the Technorati API to compute and display your blog’s worth by using the same link to dollar ratio as the AOL-Weblogs Inc deal.

If anyone wishes to offer me $3,067,145.82 for John Chow dot Com, I’ll sell. Hell, I’ll sell for an even $3 million! But hurry, the offer is good for today only. :mrgreen:

How much is your blog worth?

57 thoughts on “Having Fun With Blog Rankings”

  1. Maridia says:

    Wow man, you read my mind…I was looking for a few tools like this earlier today. Thanks!

    1. Debo Hobo says:

      WOW! My is worth $5k. Is this for real? I just started this one on August 1. How exciting. John are you going to post the Technorati Widget in your sidebar?

      1. Webd360 says:

        lol if only it were real, we’d all be rich.

    2. Agreed, I love the blog worth calculator.. although it gave me some pretty low numbers… guess I’d better get to work on the ol’ blog!

        1. craig says:

          I ain’t mad at ‘cha! I’m about to do the same thing. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Mybloggo says:

    Wah Johnchow Blog worth $3,067,145.82 โ— โ— โ—

  3. NSpeaks says:

    My just 1 month blog is now worth $4,516.32 Pretty good according to me. Thanks for informing about Blog Juice. Didn’t knew about it.

  4. Abdalla says:

    mines worth $10 ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. $3,951.78 and juice of 1.0

    A lot of work to do to improve these numbers…

  6. dimas says:

    My blog is worth $1,000,364.88. However I feel generous too (and given is in spanish) Iยดll sell it to anyone offering half of that

  7. ali hatukai says:

    Nice Blog Worth XD 3million??? sell it XD

  8. Kiltak says:

    Woot! 283,399.08, and a Juice of 6.9..

    Not bad I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Debo Hobo says:

      WOW! That is great too ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Marc says:

    mine is worth $71k! waaa waaaa weee waaa!

  10. Mybloggo says:

    Mine worth $55,889.46…… ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Dane Carlson says:

    Thanks for the mention John!

  12. John U R Reaching 100,000 comments mark pretty soon, I recommend having a super ๐Ÿ‘ฟ contest, and then really super when RSS reaches 10k.


  13. another website with a ranking of what you have on alexa would probably be worth like atleat 20 million. Thats the problem with blogs they are like cadillacs. low resale value.

  14. BeachBum says:

    I wrote about Blog Juice last week. Like you said these tools are neat to look at, but have little real value. In the end value is a sliding scale depending on the person giving the value.


    1. Debo Hobo says:

      Thanks for putting it back into perspective. I was getting a big baller complex. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Deelip says:

    Chow, i wont buy your blog even for 30000$.
    Because I don’t have 30000$. ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Erik Karey says:

    I’m gonna get my checkbook out and write you a check for your blog!!! Just don’t cash it yet ๐Ÿ˜†

  17. Anraiki says:

    I knew it was a good idea to follow Alistapart designs.

  18. browie says:

    No one would buy yours for $3 mil. and no one would buy mine for $89,000. I think that third item is wacked out.

  19. sir jorge says:

    wow….i tried looking in TLA for your placement so that I could use that coupon, and i couldn’t find you.

    So i settled for something else.

    1. John Chow says:

      You can’t find it because I’m sold out.

      1. KingJacob says:

        I think that means you should raise the price a bit.

  20. Ma2T says:

    I have always found these to be interesting / fun, but kinda worthless, but great linkbait lol.

    The true value is how much the site can / does earn, you might have a huge site about fluff, many visitors and links etc, but no real value.

    My “value” was around $18,000, but in a year I currently earn over $40,000 from it.

    1. Geedos says:

      I’d take hard currency over “value” any day of the week. ๐Ÿ˜†

      Still, it’s an interesting point because normally the “value” of sites in hugely inflated when compared to their actual earnings – not the other way around.

      Care to share where you make most of the earnings on your site from?

      1. Well I just started building sites a about week ago, after reading john chows website and I have been inspired. So I have been making several niche websites now.
        I’ve been spending hours brainstorming, and building with blogger ๐Ÿ˜†

        But to answer your question I use Google Adsense so far. But with one of my site I must of hit the hammer on the nail becuase it generating 100-150 unique hits a day. Currently generating about 20 cents a day now. Good no?? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

  21. Glen Allsopp says:

    A few nice tools there, non i would ever rely on though ๐Ÿ™„

  22. Pavel says:

    Nice! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I just started blogging so I’ll have to wait a bit before I can use this. If you have some free time check out my new blog at http://www.webgation.com!

  23. Kevin says:

    apparently my blog is worth $96,536.34 :mrgreen: Do you think I should hold out for a cool 100 thousand?

  24. Rich Minx says:

    My blog is priceless. But I’ll sell for $5K.

  25. craig says:

    somethings wrong here, the blog worth calculator laughed at my blog. . .

  26. I always like those calculators. Fun ๐Ÿ˜†
    You had one in other article and I used it and it said my blog was worth $10. However the blog was only up for 2 days..now 4 days later that same blog is recieving 100 unique hits day.. Dang where is that other calculator? I bet it not 10 $ anymore.

  27. mason says:

    the calculator is so busted in my opinion. it makes it seem everything is worth so much. ๐Ÿ˜•

    1. Geedos says:

      It’s a great feel good tool though. ๐Ÿ˜†

  28. Angel says:

    I had my blog valued by a fortune teller and she told me it was worth close to a trillion dollars. So, looks like I’m the don now.

  29. Karol Krizka says:

    My two month blog is worth $1,693.62!!! That’s quite good. ๐Ÿ˜› I agree with mason. The calculator is really busted.

    Hmm, this could work quite well with one of John Chow’s money promoting ideas from the past. The one where you try to sell your blog on one of those sites for a price that is too high.

  30. It’s really funny . ha ๐Ÿ˜‰

  31. Geedos says:

    It’s the gap between how much something is worth and how much you can sell it for that’s the important figure!

    Worth is a subjective figure, whereas the selling price is market driven.

    That said, I’m sure John Chow’s blog would sell for more than most peoples! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  32. James Wilcox says:

    $23k and juice of 1.5

    Not too shabby for a 7 month old blog…

  33. Matt says:

    These tools are fun… too bad it distinguishes between my .com and my .com/blog/ I’ll have to figure a way around that.

  34. These are not only useful tools, but can be fun to experiment with as well!

  35. KingJacob says:

    The value estimator at dnscoop.com is a little more “accurate”. For example Johnchow.com is only worth $175,500.

  36. the Pizzazzy says:

    Yes, I also had interesting time to check my site’s worth one day and checking all the other popular sites. And very opposite to your case I was disheartened. I don’t have to mention why ๐Ÿ™

  37. OMGbay says:

    10,XXX? I’m insulted. :mrgreen:

  38. Mohamed says:

    Mine worth $7,339.02 ๐Ÿ˜† it’s one month old .

  39. Sunnye says:

    Wow incredible useful yet humbling!

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