America's Brain Health Index ranks the states on diet, social well-being, and physical and mental health—four factors that contribute to overall brain health.
Links are still the #1 factor in ranking sites in search engines today. Want higher rankings? Earn authoritative links as part of your well rounded SEO campaign. But how exactly are links helping your site and providing you with this ‘authority’ so sought after? read more
One of the biggest factors during March Madness is how a team is playing at that moment. Most of the rankings systems, both using voters and statistical formulas, are based on an entire resume. However, a hot team heading into the NCAA tournament is very dangerous. Connecticut during the 2010-11 campaign is a perfect example. Show More Summary
With the new league year beginning in just six days, PFT has posted its ranking of the top 100 free agents in the Class of 2014. The following factors, among other criteria, were considered in compiling the ratings: Position value, age (as of Sept. 1, 2014), expected 2014 performance, 2013 performance, career production, injury/availability history…
The perceived success of Oscar night hinges on many factors — how dull the speeches are, how interminable the musical numbers are, whether Debbie Allen is involved, etc. — but no element, it seems, is more important than the host. AShow More Summary
An impressive won-lost record is a prerequisite for a college basketball Coach of the Year candidate, but it’s not the only factor that decides which coach takes home the hardware. Coaxing unexpected success out of a less heralded team—as...Show More Summary
EXIF data is the metadata that is included in most images that are taken with a camera. It includes things such as camera type, date taken, size, along with dozens of other parameters. And Google reserves "the right to use it in ranking."
Matt Cutts, Google’s head of search spam, answers a question about image search in his latest Webmaster Help video where a user writes in to ask: Does Google use EXIF data from pictures as a ranking factor? Before getting to Matt’s answer, let me explain a little bit about what EXIF data is. Show More Summary
By Arie Goren: In part one of this article, I wrote; "A Ranking system sorts stocks from best to worst based on a set of weighted factors. Portfolio123 has a powerful ranking system which allows the user to create complex formulas according to many different criteria. Show More Summary
For years, Hawaii was the happiest place in the country, but this time around, another state has ranked at #1. According to Gallup’s Well-Being Index, 2013?s happiest state was — drumroll — North Dakota. The Well-Being Index factors in various aspects of life, like work environments, health, and basic access to food, water and medical [...]
by Dustin Siggins Recently, CNBC used 51 factors to rank the 50 states in terms of business-friendly atmospheres. Quality of life, infrastructure, “business friendliness,” and other factors were considered as part of 10 broad categories used in the final analysis. However, it fell to The Christian Post…
As search marketers, we spend a lot of time analyzing crazy SEO algorithms (hello, Panda and Penguin) and constantly trying to reverse-engineer ranking factors in an attempt to increase our organic rankings. Yet when it comes to paid...Show More Summary
Should you worry about the grammar in your comments section? Google's Matt Cutts says no. Even if users contribute comments that aren't necessarily grammatically correct, it won't hurt your SEO efforts. But you should watch out for spam comments.
As small employers report expanding health-care costs, the question of whether to offer coverage at all must be addressed. It's not surprising that small-business owners rank cost as the biggest factor in whether they offer health insurance. Show More Summary
In a time gone by, you could rank on the first page of the search engine simply by writing on a site like ActiveRain. It didn't matter what you wrote, you would rank. As Google gets better and better at giving searchers valuable information, no longer can a thin piece of content (thin means not your best effort) rocket its way to the first page...
This is the first time this season that a familiar name has been left out of the Player of the Year Rankings. Marcus Smart, the preseason favorite to win the award, did not make the list. Team success factors in, and not only has Smart...Show More Summary
Behind every “Top 100” list are a generous sprinkling of personal bias and subjective decisions. Lacking the tools to calculate how factors like median home prices and crime rates actually affect the “best places to live,” the public must take experts’ analysis at face value.
Cambridge, Mass. – January 31, 2014 – Behind every "Top 100" list is a generous sprinkling of personal bias and subjective decisions. Lacking the tools to calculate how factors like median home prices and crime rates actually affectShow More Summary
Is it possible to predict which soldier will start smoking and which one will maybe quit? Yes, say researchers in the US, especially when factors such as alcohol use, gender, a soldier's rank, war zone stressors and unit support are considered. A new study looks at smoking behavior in the military.