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Blog Juice Calculator

The Blog Juice Calculator is an amusing diversion for the curious or those who like to obsess over their blog ranking and pageview counts. Given the URL of a weblog, this web application calculates its "juice" (that's street slang for "credibility", "respect" or "influence" for our non-North American readers) on a scale of 0 to 10. The juice score is based on these factors:

Factor Notes
Bloglines Approximate number of people on Bloglines subscribed to the given blog. Accounts for 40% of the juice score.
Alexa The Alexa rank for the given blog. Accounts for 15% of the juice score.
Technorati The Technorati rank for the given blog. Accounts for 30% of the juice score.
Inbound links The number of links pointing to the given blog, as reported by Technorati. Accounts for 15% of the juice score.

As points of comparison, here are the juice ratings for a few well-known blogs:

In case you were wondering, this blog has a juice rating of 2.2, which isn't bad for the first month. The Global Nerdy blog, which I share with my buddy George, has a rating of 0.2, which means that I'm not going to retire on my AdSense revenues just yet. This blog's predecessor, The Farm, has a 5.1 rating, and my personal blog, The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century, has a 6.8 rating, thanks to its longevity (it's been around since November 2001) and some BoingBoing link love.