As a follow-up to an article I wrote last year, I thought I would check to see what www.bloglyne.com is worth today. After not publishing any articles for just under 6 months, we realized a drop in Alexa rank of about 1.2 million *grins* So, I was curious if this change might impact the “value” of the blog according to the sites which I quoted back in March – Sootle, dnScoop, and the Business Opportunities Weblog.
According to these three sources Bloglyne.com is worth somewhere between $515 to $4,990.
Sootle values Bloglyne the highest at $4,990 – Their FAQ can be found here. They seem to use a method of disclosed purchase deals for other websites and then break down a per back link cost and use that to estimate the value of the site.
This seems a very poor way to measure the value of a site after the advent of DoFollow. For example, by commenting on 6 to 9 posts in a blog that publishes the top commentators to each page an individual can create thousands of back links in about 5 minutes.
dnScoop values Bloglyne the lowest at $515 – They seem to take a “big picture” approach measuring the following items as of the writing of this article:
- Domain Age using the WayBack Machine
- Page rank Check (not sure how valuable this is with the new Google algorithms)
- Inbound Links (back links) using the Yahoo Site Explorer
- Traffic Rank by AlexaRank
- Domain Name IP Report by myIPneighbors.com
- Link Value Report by Text-Link-Ads
I think that the combination of each of these items gives a better view of to potential value a site may generate at any given time. And although I would like to believe my site is worth almost $5,000 after not doing anything with it for the past 6 months, I tend to believe that is hogwash!