There are rumors in the media press that AOL (NYSE:AOL) will buy tech blog Mashable. What is the company worth? According to the 24/7 Wall St “Twenty-Five Most Valuable Blogs In America”, Mashable would sell for a little less than $18 million.
From the analysis: “This is the top blog in the country that concentrates on social media. It has 4.2 million unique visitors a month. Mashable employees about thirty people. The site has 30 million page views a month. Some of the advertising is from the tech industry and should carry high CPMS, but a fair amount of the inventory is sold to more generic marketers. Total CPM per page is $12. Total revenue for Mashable is $4.3 million. The site is in a highly competitive part of the blog market and is not the leading site in size or reputation. Margins are about 45%.”
Douglas A. McIntyre