Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Get Into The Top 100!

Healthcare 100 -

While it isn't quite David Letterman's Top 10 list, my blog has made it to the list of "The World's Top Blogs on Health and Medicine". As of this time, it is number 305, although the widget to the left places it in the 500's. Hey, I'm happy to be on the list at all!
You can help me move up the list, if you are so inclined. Here's how they create the ranks:

Ranks are based on a combination of four sources:

Google PageRank (0 to 10) – Google PageRank is a link analysis algorithm that interprets Web links and assigns a numerical weighting (0 to 10) to each site. High-quality sites receive a higher PageRank.

Bloglines Subscribers (1 to 20) – Bloglines displays the number of subscribers for each blog’s feed. Each blog is assigned a Bloglines value from 1 to 20 based on subscriber ranges – e.g., more than 20, more than 30, etc. The more subscribers, the higher the Bloglines value.

Technorati Authority Ranking (1 to 30) – Technorati’s authority ranking shows the number of unique blogs that have linked to a particular blog over the past six months. The more link sources referencing your blog, the higher the Technorati ranking. Similar to a blog’s Bloglines value, a blog’s Technorati value is determined based on ranges (e.g., top 10,000, top 20,000, etc.), and each range is assigned a number (1 to 30) that is part of the algorithm. Points (1 to 10) – To add a little spice to the Healthcare 100 rankings, we add our own subjective ranking of each blog based on the quality of content and frequency of updates.

All four metrics are added to determine each blog’s total score. In the case of ties, the suborder is determined by points. If points are the same, Technorati authority ranking points are compared, followed by Bloglines subscriber points, and finally Google PageRank points.

Rankings are automated and updated frequently, with the date of the most recent update posted under the Healthcare 100 heading.

OK, folks! Link away! Subscribe to the feed! Make #1!!! (OK, #100 wouldn't be so bad....)

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