Make Money Online - How Much is My Blog Worth?
This blog, about making money online has been going for around a year now. I really don't consider it to be one of the most exciting blogs around ! But there have been strange changes in the blogosphere lately. So I have drawn up a list of negatives and positives regarding this blog to highlight the fact that blogging is not an exact science and seems at time highly illogical.
I'm a pretty rubbish blogger ! I still don't understand much about SEO, keywords, backlinks, trackbacks (are they the same?), pings, technorati rank, nofollow and dofollow (which is which? and which am I?), stumbling, clouds, carnivals, plus a whole load of other stuff I can't remember etc... etc... most of this stuff just makes me lose the will to live, I have tried to get my head around it but it just refuses to absorb any of it.
I don't get an enormous amount of visitors, I don't think I've got a single subscriber via Feedburner or any other system, I don't even know how I would find out if I've got any or not, I don't much like the layout of the blog so I keep changing it but never like the changes, I often feel as if I'm talking to myself, I get very few comments and 75% of the ones I do get are spam ("nice advices Dear, please tell me more such extra informations!") that I delete , the blog doesn't bring in much dosh dosh, (my football blog does much better), I waffle on about stuff unrelated to my supposed subject (making money online), I have stopped reading other blogs and leaving comments 'cause I'm basically a lazy sod and seeing so much energy expended on blogs makes me want to go back to bed, I did try to set up a Wordpress blog as I think they look better, but found the software totally incomprehensible and it did my head in just trying to read the help files and scouring forums for information which rarely solved my problems, so I dumped Wordpress and came back to good old blogger. I could go on but you get the picture.
I've been getting more spam comments (why that is a positive will become clear later), I've even got some spam e-mail, which means that somebody has taken the time to find out what my e-mail address is and send me some spam (yummmy) (spammers - get a life ! go spam someone who is likely to believe your bs ! ), I assume it was spam but I didn't bother to reply to find out as I figured I might end up with a nasty virus.
One guy said he wanted to put some ads on my blog ! I thought he was nuts and it must be spam because in the words of Groucho Marx "I would never join a club that would have me as a member". But then I got another e-mail from another genius, this guy offered me $4,800 dollars to stick some ads on my blog - I thought he was nuts and therefore probably dangerous so I didn't answer him either. Anybody offering me $4,800 to put an ad on a blog with 100 readers on a good day is clearly an idiot and probably does not have my best interests at heart.
But I have just discovered why I think there has been an increase in spam directed at my good self, namely, this undernourished and rather neglected blog has for some incomprehensible reason been upgraded from a PR3 (which I already found amazing) to a PR4 ! What on earth is going on ?
So clearly something weird is going on (and no my dad doesn't work at Google).
Anyway, - a device that tells you how much your blog is worth and was amazed to discover that this blog is now worth $64,357.36 !! The 64,000 dollar answer !
The only way this blog is going to be worth $64,000 is if somebody offers me $64,000 for it and I say yes (which I might be tempted to do), However, the last time I used Dave Carlson's blogulator a couple of months ago it said I was worth $1,500 or thereabouts, so an increase of 40 x is pretty good going, particularly given the way I have been neglecting this blog.
I don't even know when Google re-did their page ranking. I lost interest as I was convinced I would be booted back down to 0 ! But now I might make more of an effort and post twice a week instead of once ! I would have thought also that having a page rank of 4 might somehow lead to more money, but so far not at all. All very strange and confusing.
So anyway I have a question if one of my elusive and knowledgeable readers would care to leave an answer, how much is a blog, and in particular this blog, actually worth ? And how much do people pay for PR4 blogs ? Answers below please :-)