Friday, March 02, 2007

Which city (website) is worth more: Toronto or Montreal

The website dnScoop calculates the number of page links, visits and other key data associated with your website. Then it assigns a monatary value to your website.

For fun, let's compare the City of Toronto website (toronto.ca) with the City of Montreal website (ville.montreal.qc.ca):

toronto.ca
$1,408,440

ville.montreal.qc.ca
$227,330

municipalite.herouxville.qc.ca
$784


These values were assigned on March 2, 2007. You can run these tests yourself anytime.

As an aside, I don't understand why so many Quebec municipalities cling to these overly-complicated web addresses. For instance, Montreal owns the entire montreal.ca domain yet (1) they don't use montreal.ca (which is shorter and easier to remember), and (2) they don't bother to redirect visitors who type www.montreal.ca in their web browser. Instead, visitors get a sever not found error.

And I'm glad Herouxville added that sub-domain "municipalite" so that visitors wouldn't confuse their site with the multi-national petrolium giant Herouxville L.L.C.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You can also try www.estimix.com – a free tool that provides a nice summary of the website performance.The estimation provided by estimix is the result of a complex analysis based on factors like: the age of the website, the demographic structure of the traffic, the countries where the website is popular and sources of the traffic.

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