If you’re ever bored, take a look at Domain Name Scoop, a tool that “appraises” a website based on various publicly-available metrics. Just pinning a dollar figure on a website must provide tremendous entertainment value, at least it did for me and probably for others as well. Thus, the site has a tendency to go down. Madly hitting the refresh key does solve the problem though. 😉 Let’s punch a few buttons and what various legal websites are worth.Sitting at the top of the heap is lawyers.com, and no one else is even close. Compare their valuation to martindale.com. Essentially the same content, but one is designed for consumers and one is designed for lawyers. By repurposing their content, $6 million suddenly becomes $154 million. Wow!
|lawyers.com||$154,017,560||Worth more than everyone else! Combined!!|
|lawinfo.com||$20,629,620||Fighting with FindLaw for second place.|
|westlaw.com||$3,553,600||Neither as valuable as FindLaw, nor LexisNexis.com|
|legalzoom.com||$2,811,620||$2.8 million will buy you a lot of legal forms.|
|llrx.com||$1,316,310||Too good to be worth only a million.|
|nolo.com||$1,114,960||Definitely one of the more useful legal web sites.|
|lexblog.com||$202,496||Kevin O’Keefe’s blawg company.|
|legaline.com||$69,116||Robert Ambrogi’s website and blog.|
Since the valuations are based on ongoing web metrics, these values will fluctuate depending on the data that that site pulls from (i.e., check in a week from now and the values may all be different).