For What’s It WorthPosted: February 9, 2011
Yenta-fada mentioned another stats-tracking website on The Blogmocracy. WebWorth has an Alexa-based calculator that provides a rough estimate of a blog’s worth based upon number of page views and advertising revenue. I decided to take it for a test drive. (You already know where we’re going with this, and I just heard someone say “Do it.”)
First, let’s look at the results for Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs:
Not too shabby for a relative newcomer on the political blogging scene. Whose site to check next, I wondered. How about Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch?
Nice. But then I was stumped. Which site to plug into the WebWorth calculator next? Dang. OH WAIT! I KNOW!
“So what’s the point of all this?” you ask. “Charles Johnson has already dismissed Alexa as an inaccurate web-stat tracker.” Since the LGF counter has already proven to be fraudulent, let’s compare apples to apples, i.e., Alexa to Alexa to Alexa. If all three have inflated statistics, they’re all likely to be inflated equally. In this respect, Alexa is still a reasonable comparison.
The point is that both Geller and Spencer are doing much better than Charles, despite his [jealous] [smears] and [proven subterfuge] against them, and there’s a blog crawler that Charles hasn’t blocked yet. If he blocks this spider his advertisers’ ratings will likely drop further.
LGF is certainly a Fluke of the Universe.