If incoming links meant money…

Recipe for instant blog fame: use some Web2.0 api and let your visitors visualize or recombine their own user data, or their own blog’s data. That was a bit the case for my own really simple “Top sources of del.icio.us links” posting, and it is definitely the case for this “Blog valution calculator”.
It builds on a provocative analysis of the Weblogs Inc takeover, uses the Technorati API to count incoming links and renders this nice copy-pastable (another part of the recipe!) snippet:

My blog is worth $19,194.36.
How much is your blog worth?

The backlink will definitely push the author’s weblog valuation! (via)

Note: you might be disappointed if you haven’t been posting for quite some time, this remark by Ton Zijlstra explains why:

“Instead of counting the total of all linking sites in the now almost 3 years of Technorati’s existence, they now look at the figures of the past 6 months. That favors dynamics in blogs more than seniority, which figures given the nature of blogs, doesn’t it?”

2 Responses to “If incoming links meant money…”

  1. Easton Ellsworth Says:

    I’ve placed that API on Business Blog Wire and I like how easy it is to use and display. I do wonder two things: How accurate is it, and why aren’t there any tools like this (yet) to measure the “worth” of blog networks?

  2. Pascal Says:

    At http://www.business-opportunities.biz/projects/how-much-is-your-blog-worth/ you can read the rationale behind this “worth” and how it was programmed (using Technorati’s API).
    But I wouldn’t bank on it if I were you ;-)
    As for the worth of Blog Networks, nobody has come up with a definition, so feel free :-)