St. Patrick’s Day is notoriously one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year. In cities across the US, streets are lined with parade-goers as bars fill with green-laden patrons ready for a day of booze and fun.But, of course, some people overdo it. St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be itself without a flurry of tickets for disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and public urination.To find out where people are behaving worst, we analyzed cities with notable celebrations and looked for spikes in the number of crime incidents on St. Patrick’s DaySEE DETAILS
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In a city of 2.7 million people, you’re bound to have at least one neighbor that does something to irritate you. As it turns out, some neighborhoods are more irritating than others. We analyzed the 30 most densely populated neighborhoods in Chicago to see where neighbors complained the most about each other, in 2018. Methodology We began our analysis with a list of the thirty most densely populated neighborhoods in Chicago, according to the City of Chicago’s data portal. Then we tallied 3-1-1 complaints in each neighborhood, for three types of issues: noise,SEE DETAILS
The holiday season is a time for giving. Many Americans get in the holiday spirit by donating their time, money or resources. To celebrate all who donate, we analyzed Google search trends to determine which states give back the most. We chose four popular search terms that indicate interest in donating time or money—“best charities to donate to,” “places to donate near me,” “volunteer opportunities near me,” and “what percentage of income should be donated to charity”—then calculated search volume for those terms, per capita.So, which states are the most charitable? Most charitable statesMassachusetts claimedSEE DETAILS <span class="more-li...
Your search engine optimization strategy can be divided into two different categories: on-page SEO and off-page SEO. Both are crucial to the success of an SEO campaign, but they’re on completely different sides of the fence when it comes to improving your search engine rankings. To understand the difference between the two, you have to understand, at a basic level, how search engine algorithms work. Let’s break it down.There are two main buckets that search engines look at when evaluating your site compared to other sites on the web.On-page SEO looks at what yourSEE DETAILS
Being fit and staying healthy have always been challenging, especially if you live in an area where there aren’t many gyms or healthy food options immediately available to you. However, accessing information about healthy diets or exercise has never been more convenient or instantaneous. The only catch? Information about unhealthy options, such as fast food or recipes to satisfy our sweet tooth, is just as readily accessible. In a world where both healthy and unhealthy options are just a search away, we wanted to know who in the country wasSEE DETAILS
There’s nothing like starting a new adventure and catching a plane to a new destination. Whether you’re exploring the US or saving up all year to explore a new country, traveling helps connect us to the rest of the world and lets us experience what it’s like to live in someone else’s shoes. Maybe you are the definition of #wanderlust, always plotting away at your next travel destination—or maybe you are the epitome of a homebody, skipping the time and money that it takes to travel. As it turns out,SEE DETAILS
You may have heard about accelerated mobile pages — AMP for short — recently and wondered if it was right for your website. AMP pages are definitely not for everyone, so today we’ll help answer your questions and describe who makes (or doesn’t make) a good candidate for AMP. Before we get into the details let’s start from the beginning of the AMP story.The AMP Origin StoryIn 2015, Google announced that more searches were performed on mobile devices than on desktop devices. At the time, mobile processors were not nearly as advancedSEE DETAILS
Donald Trump accused Google (and its algorithm) of being biased against him. Is it true? Not even close. Google, which is in so many ways a reflection of us, feels the same way about Trump as our country feels: totally confused. CategoriesAnalytics and ReportingDigital Marketing StrategyInbound MarketingLocal SearchPaid SearchQ + ASEO and Content Marketing
Celebrity-backed brands and endorsements are everywhere. But outside these formal, contract-bound relationships, in the jungle of everyday social media—where Kylie Jenner can hack $1.3 billion off Snapchat’s market value with a single tweet—who represents the biggest threat to brands? We analyzed dozens of the world’s biggest celebrities, measuring their familiarity, trust, influence and social reach, in order to establish the top 24 most powerful figures. In determining our “Smack Score” for each celebrity—the person’s ability to negatively influence public opinion of a brand—we considered six factors. Measures of familiarity, trust andSEE DETAILS <sp...
Search engine optimization (SEO) is often thought of as technical wizardry, understood by only those familiar with the nitty-gritty of web development. In reality, there’s much more to an SEO strategy — a good SEO strategy, that is — than development tactics. Enter the copywriter, the all-too-often ignored component of a strong SEO strategy. This blog’s for you — those who make words sing and products sell.Let’s take a look at how search works and a few ways that you, the copywriter and content strategist, can strengthen the SEO performance of any website.InfluenceSEE DETAILS