Since the launch of Smart Water Magazine over a year ago, this week we inaugurate the ‘SWM Ranking’. This Ranking measures the influence of worldwide organizations and professionals of the water industry, according to transparent criteria.
SWM publishes content of all kinds: by companies, public administrations, international organizations, associations, foundations, etc. In addition, SWM bloggers publish their articles in a personal capacity on a wide variety of topics. The Ranking has several classifications depending on the category of the entity, the most important ones being Companies, Blogs, and Public Administrations. In the case of the Blog Ranking, the calculation is based on the page views on the web and the number of SWM Likes.
Robert Brears tops the Blog category of the SWM Ranking with 511 points and a total of 14 posts over the past 12 months. His blog focusses on water challenges and blue-green infrastructure in the cities of the future, as well as the circular economy. Be sure to check some of his most-read posts from this past year:
- Developing the circular water economy
- Water supplies of the future
- Food waste powering wastewater treatment plants
- Water-efficient urban farms sprouting up
- Building Green Cities
How is the Ranking order established?
The ranking order is established by a unit of measurement created for this purpose: SWM Points. This metric is calculated through a mathematical algorithm that takes into account the content published during the 365 days prior to the calculation date and will be updated every month, coinciding with the publication of each issue of SWM Monthly. The data of the visits to the web are extracted from Google Analytics, while the amount of SWM Likes are directly counted and can be seen in the different contents of the web.
How are SWM points earned?
Each content published on the web by an entity or blogger gets 1 point for every 10-page views; also, for each SWM Like it gets 2 points, which become 5 in the event that the user who grants it is a verified user. It should also be mentioned that a specific content can obtain a maximum of 1,000 points. This is done to prevent the distortion of the entire classification in case a specific content goes viral.
For more information, visit SWM Ranking – How it works.