Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Calculating a Text Link’s Worth with Ajax

Category: Showcase, Utility

On Text-Link-Ads.com, there’s a handy tool – their Text Link Ads Calculator – to help you figure out what the value of ads placed on your site would be (based on lots of different criteria) and is ajax-enabled to make for quick and easy use.

Simply enter in the URL of the site to check, the category for the site’s content, the number of links you’re willing to sell, and if they’ll be on the whole site or just a page. Then, selected an area from the page layout on the right of where you want to place them. The “price tag” image will then update with their calculation of a total for the month. Data is gathered dyanmically from all sorts of sources to come up with this final price. Most of the domains that I have tried were relatively high, but I’m still skeptic about it actually brining in those totals.

In case you’re one of those who can’t sleep at night without knowing how this is all calculated, they also include a link to this blog post with complete details.

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:47 am

3.8 rating from 35 votes


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It has some cute easter eggs too – try entering http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/

Comment by Simon Willison — May 23, 2006

Try entering msn.com. That is good.

Comment by Jerred Hurst — May 23, 2006

Heh … ebay.ca – $12,569 single link, other category, top of page. That’s good return!! LOL

Comment by Henaway — May 23, 2006

Funny Calculator. Thanks.

Comment by Any — August 5, 2007

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