So how much do you think this blog is worth?

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Tristan Louis crunches the numbers on the AOL-Weblogs deal. He figures out that at $25 million valuation, each inbound site (as per Technorati) is worth $564.54. At that valuation, I am seriously rich, and get richer by the day. GigaOM is worth $1.1 million in blog dollars. (Taking all bids now :-) ) Boingboing is worth $9.3 million. Clearly blog valuations are up from the days when New York Times paid $820,000 for a blog. Of course, there is an alternative POV on all this, which is worth reading. (via)

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Marry

Does anyone really believe AOL paid money for blogs? I think the larger play here was to buy a system that distributes content and makes money doing it.

Om Malik

mr. holland you are very kind to recognize the real assets of gigaom – my readers. thank you. for no amount of blog-dollars are worth the intelligence discourse i have on a daily basis.

chris holland

*puts pinky finger to mouth* – “ONE … miiillliooon doollaaaaars”.
*Number One clears throat* – “sorry Sir, but the weblogs network brings this much every year, and that’s with a collection of blogs which, put together, still don’t nearly amount to even a fraction of the insightfulness, relevance, or readership’s aggregate income of GigaOM”.

Greg

Does anyone really believe AOL paid money for blogs? I think the larger play here was to buy a system that distributes content and makes money doing it.

Om Malik

Yeah… i think i am planning on starting OmVoice, a totally radical new VoIP service that is going to change the way we make phone calls. ;-)

Jesse Kopelman

I wonder if the real issue here is not so much what GigaOM is worth, but what the Om Malik brand is worth. Perhaps you need to start Om Malik Omnimedia. Om branded mouse cozies might sell quite well at Sears or K-Mart.

Mike D.

I was actually thinking about this very question as it relates to your blog just yesterday, Om. When we talked about traffic, my recollection is that GigaOm gets about 1/10th the traffic as almost the entire WIN network. That would put you at $2.5 million my friend! Sell sell sell! :)

David Newberger

There is one issue with the blog community deals. The communities that were setup on these sites are now gone in my mind because they are part of mainstreams media firms. I do not expect to see the veil raised on the firms like some would hope. I do see the site under the new owners being slowly snuffed out for one reason or another. Blog communities were never meant to be owned by large corporations in my view.

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