Bil Browning

A little shameless self-promotion

Filed By Bil Browning | September 11, 2007 5:11 PM | comments

Filed in: Site News
Tags: blogging, internet, ranking, success

Not that long ago, Indiana political blog Taking Down Words discovered a calculator that determined how much your blog is worth. In the comments section, folks checked out some other blogs and discovered that The Bilerico Project is the 2nd highest-valued Indiana-based blog at $167,668.38. (Shakespeare's Sister ranks higher.) But, damn, $170k? That's almost $4300 per contributor!

But imagine my joy at finding this site that ranks blogs according to their authority on the web. They use sites like Technorati and Alexa to determine your status, but also figure in social networking sites like Digg, StumbleUpon and Bloglines to see how many folks are really reading and talking about your blog. In other words, it's great to have a zillion readers, but if they don't link to your site or talk about it on their own blogs, what good is it? Out of over 170 million blogs in the world, the site ranks The Bilerico Project as #6272. I took a screenshot of the results and compared us to several LGBT and political blogs - both nationally and locally. Of the blogs I checked, only Daily Kos (#162), AmericaBlog (#3665), and Towleroad (#4571) ranked higher than we did.

Bilerico Rank (Click to enlarge)

While I knew we had a great site, it's nice to see such a strong confirmation. So keep sharing the Project on the social networking sites! (You can find them on each entries main page - middle column. Just click the "Share" link under any post on the front page to get there.) We appreciate the linkety love, your comments on our posts, and the time you spend on our site. As our traffic keeps building, let's keep up the work of building the Project into the community we want to participate in. After all, without you - we're nothing.

Thanks everyone for helping us succeed!

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$13K.... not bad. I beat the AVA by about $3000. I really oughtta update that site, lol. maybe AOL will buy me up.

You can read how the dollar amounts are figured for blogs here.

Good for yo this is a wonderful site.

Take care

Wow, Bil! ... Maybe someday Bilerico will help you and Jerame buy one of those $350K+ condos on Mass Avenue that we were talking about a few weeks ago!

And I must say ... I will be jealous! (* phony tacky sneer *)

Ever since the guy that caught that home run baseball had to sell it because the IRS was going to tax him on it, I wonder when the IRS will get around to taxing us on our blog value?