I find attempts to quantify online popularity in “brick and mortar“-money always quite interesting. Probably the best attempt I’ve seen so far is the service Peekstats which claims to estimate the vale of a website based on a wide range of publicly available statistics (Alexa Rank, Page Rank, Yahoo Backlinks, etc.).
What I found interesting however was, besides the “value of the website” are the estimations on the expected advertising revenues which states that Eric Goldman earns a $ 1,209 a month while Links and Law only is expected to generate $ 253 a month while the IPKats earns only $ 27 a month.
Bottomline: Judged by how much energy I’ve invested into my blog I find Peekstaat’s judgement on my blog indeed a bit harsh