How much is your blog worth?

My blog is worth $5,645.40.
How much is your blog worth?

I would really like to know where in the world they get these numbers from. To be perfectly honest, when I typed my URL into the script, I was expecting it to tell me this blog was worth about $20. But $5,645.40?! Don’t be ridiculous.

So far I’ve made a grand total of $6.99 using Google AdSense in the better part of a month. That’s the only monetization I’m seeing out of this site (and it doesn’t even cover the server’s electric bill). That’s a far, far cry from the 4-figure value this blog is supposedly worth. How do I get my hands on that kind of money? Are there really people out there looking to buy up smallish blogs for thousands of dollars? The very notion is ludicrous.

If someone really does want to buy this blog for $5,645.40, though, I can’t really see myself refusing. By the way, Pharyngula is supposedly worth $1,212,631.92 by these “metrics”.

2 Responses to “How much is your blog worth?”

  1. Darmok Says:

    I know! I’ve seen these before, and it seems ridiculous. It’s especially tacky when people put them in their sidebar, showing off and exaggerating at the same time…

  2. Cyde Weys Says:

    Yeah, the way I found it is because someone else had it in their sidebar. What’s really funny is that one of my friends tried and linked back to my site. At the time my site was “worth” $5,645 and hers $6,209. However, the very act of her linking to my blog increased my external link count by one on Technorati, thus increasing my evaluation on this metric to $6,209. Does anyone really think a single link from a blog entry that dozens of people (maximum) are reading is really worth $650? Haha!