If you have a blog or a website, I am sure you love checking different stats from time to time. I have to confess that I have caught myself obsessing over some of these numbers in the 9-10 months of blogging. I have used Xinu, Website Grader, Bad Neighborhood & BuiltWith to get a quick summary of various stats about ShanKri-la or any other blog/site I am curious about.
DnScoop offers us various stats about your site and has been put together by Badi Jones. Here are a few things you can get from DnScoop:
- Age of a domain – older domains tend to rank better. Although I started blogging in March’07, I registered my domain 1 year, 3 months & 10 days back.
- Google PageRank – Shows your PR & verifies if it’s valid.
- Inbound Links – Shows the number of inbound links. Did you know ShanKri-la has 20,000+ inbound links. I know that’s freaking awesome.
- Alexa Rank – in addition to showing your Alexa rank, it also shows which breakdown your blog belongs to
- IP neighbors – If you use share hosting, it shows which others sites share your IP address. You can see if your IP is shared by a bunch of porn/splog sites which could be a negative thing. Mine shows that I share my IP with 330 other sites! Wow.
- Link Value Report – Based on the above stats, they give you the value of a link in your blog if you monetize it with Text Link Ads. ShanKri-la’s estimate: $19/month for a link.
That is very tempting but is it worth the Google PageRank slap. I think I might wait a little bit more before I venture into this. If you are interested in advertising in ShanKri-la, I have some changes coming up in the New Year to facilitate just that.
- Site Value Report – Again based on the above estimates, you could find out what is your site’s perceived worth. They estimate ShanKri-la’s to be $11,639! I have no intention of selling ShanKri-la, just for the record.
If you are really proud of your blog, they provide a snippet of code to display your blog’s worth in your sidebar.
As you can see there are many ways to quickly get a feel for your blog stats. Obsessing over these numbers isn’t the best thing about blogging but it doesn’t hurt either to do it at some level as these can serve to improve your blog in many ways.
But, content and your readers have to come first. That is the sure way to success and the rest is just to help your blog get better and stay healthy.
Merry Christmas to all my readers celebrating tomorrow!
[via Blog About Your Blog]