Website worth and grading

Cool tools to value your web site and to improve Search Engine ranking

Want to know what your site is worth?

Want to see how your site can be improved?

It is amazing what folks come up with but here are some neat tools to help you valuate and evaluate your work.

Website Valuation

There are a few sites that will let you know what your website is worth.  They use some unknown, unstated valuation criteria but basically it appears to be based on how many visitors  your site gets, how high the Alexa ranking is and things like that.  The tool estimates Adsense revenue and other factors as a way to valuate your site.  I tried a couple of them and they were all within 10% of each other so it is hard to tell if one is better than the other.  In any case, don’t take this as gospel;  just another way to measure how you are doing in getting your site noticed. is one site that works pretty good.  Just go there, put your URL in and hit enter.  In a few seconds that it takes it to gather info, you will find out what your site is worth.  They even give you a plug-in to leave on your site for constant evaluation. Website Value How cool is that?

Remember to put this site in your favorites and set up a Google Calendar reminder to come back from time to time (quarterly maybe) to see how your site is doing.  Or, put in the code like I did above to leave it on your site as a reminder.

Website Evaluation

So, what’s the difference between “Valuation” and “Evaluation”?  Valuation describes how much value your site has, in our case, in terms of dollars.  Evaluation is a term that means how we grade your site, or evaluate it, in our case, based on standard Search Engine Optimization (SEO) criteria.

An evaluation of your site means this site will look at your source code to see how many of its SEO criteria you have completed on your site.  Things like do you have a title, do you have keywords, etc are all evaluated.  The site does not look at how “good” your title is in describing your site… only that you have one.

So, again, do not use this tool as the only method of evaluating your site.  It is a good yardstick to see if you have started each item… but not to say how well you did each one.

That said, the grader site does look at a lot of things.  Try it to see! provides results almost instantly.  It grades on a basis of 100 being perfect (kinda like school!).  Here is a little plug-in they give you to show how well your site is ranking: The Website Grade for!

How about that?  I got a “B+”!

Similarly, you can use this blog grader: It does not seem to have as many grading criteria as the website grader but does have some different items it looks at.  Worth your while if you run a blog.  it also provides a plug-in that stays on your site:Blog Grade for

Grain of salt note: Both and are owned and operated by Hubspot.  Hubspot appears to be a Google favorite for Web 2.0 SEO purposes.  In other words, Google probably agrees with the Hubspot-provided grades!  Just my opinion.


Again, take these tools for what they are worth.  They can show you where you need to put some effort to get your site higher in search engine rankings and thus get more traffic.  Get graded and get to work!  Isn’t this fun?


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7 Comments to "Website worth and grading"

  1. September 29, 2010 - 2:30 am | Permalink

    Excellent Post Fred! I’ve been using website grader for a while and noticed a big difference in my rankings after implementing their suggestions. I will check out the other site tonight. Thanks for all the useful info you continuously provide!

  2. Jake's Gravatar Jake
    October 3, 2010 - 4:20 am | Permalink

    Wow these are just the type of tools I was looking for. I am looking to purchase some sites so this will give me a good way to determine if they would be a good investment.

  3. March 15, 2011 - 10:14 pm | Permalink

    I agree with most of the things. Want to know more.

  4. September 29, 2011 - 12:26 am | Permalink

    Great article Fred,
    Thank you for the links to the valuation and evaluation tools. Also, for the information on Google possibly agreeing with Hubspots grades. It is best to go off of the information most compatible with Google SE.


  5. December 12, 2011 - 12:48 am | Permalink

    Great article Fred! That one site link for grading your web site is gold. Thanks!

  6. January 22, 2012 - 3:05 am | Permalink

    As a business positioning specialist, I love your suggestion to add to your branding by creating a gravatar…good thought.

  7. May 16, 2012 - 6:10 am | Permalink

    This post has really been an eye opener for me.
    I now know the major difference between website valuation and evaluation.


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