By: Jay Daignault
On: September 24, 2012
Ask anyone what the most valuable site on the Internet is, and you’re sure to hear one answer over and over and over: Google. You might get the occasional “Wikipedia,” or half-kidding “Bing.com” answer from time to time. However, if there’s one thing that America and the rest of the world can be in agreement about this election season, it’s that Google is the most valuable site on the Internet.
Of course, it begs the question… will the Google bubble ever burst? The Okoto information page on Google provides some interesting information. Let’s take a closer look into it.
In April 2012, Google was valued at $10,139,425,164.29 by Okoto’s proprietary algorithm. In May, Google’s value rose by about $53.5 million. However, in June, the value of Google.com was down to about $10.12 billion. That’s still a lot of money, but it’s about $18 million below the April 2012 figure.
Google.com’s steady rise in value throughout history looks like it’s beginning to plateau after fifteen years of climbing figures. And, if you look at the Google Inc. stock figures it seems to be a similar story for the last two years, with stock values hovering around the $600 range. However, since June 15, 2012, Google, Inc. stock values have taken off once more, soaring from $564 to $749 at the time of writing. However, it’s still hard to say what will happen next.
It’s important to remember that the value of Google – or any other company – is not necessarily connected to the value of the website. Take Facebook as a great example of a website with plummeting stock figures and soaring website value figures. Okoto uses a unique proprietary algorithm to determine the value of each and every active website on the Internet. This value won’t always line up with how a website is performing on the stock market or in terms of other figures.
Check out Okoto.com to see what your website (or competitor’s website) is worth!