David has a really interesting post on the “value a blog.” He brings up various measures like mentions in the press, traffic and of course the elusive and mysterious Google Pagerank.
Turns out the excellent PVRBlog.com, the best niche of a niche blog of all time, has a Google Pagerank ofNINE. For comparision EBAY, Engadget.com and Boingboing.net have an eight; Gawker, Buzzmachine, Curbed and my blog are all sevens;DailyCandy is a six. The higher your page rank the higher up your pages come up under Google searches. (Check out our Google and SEM blogs for more info on this topic).
Anyway, right now I would estimate that 20-50% of the hype/traffic around blogs is driven by Google decidingfor whatever reasonthat blogs are more important than other websites (which they are). Thanks Google!
For example Tivo.com has a page rank of seven and Tivocommunity.com has a page rank of