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Explaining the Z-Impact – The Author Visibility Factor

When we made the first released WordiZ last week, we only included two features : a listing of your top articles (on twitter, google and facebook) and the display of average likes/RTs/+1 of your articles. We are proud to announce that you now have access to a Z-Impact score which is shown on your profile page too.

Let me explain a bit more in detail the current information available on your WordiZ profile.

Z-Impact Score : the WordiZ visibility index

The most significant number available on your profile is called the Z-Impact Score (for WordiZ Impact Score). At the moment, it’s located above your profile picture :

The Z-Impact is on a 100 scale. The higher value you get, the more visible your posts and articles are. The calculation is fairly easy at the moment. To give you a brief explanation, if you score is 40, it means that you have at least 40 articles than have been shared on Facebook and Google+ and tweeted at least 40 times. The calculation is easy, Jean-Marc Manach had (at least) 40 x 40 x 3 = 4800 total citations for his best articles.

The score will be updated on monthly basis to take into account your last articles, and we will also remove posts older than two years to account for novelty.

Average citations

Your profile also contains a list of average citations on Facebook, Google and Twitter :

It is the average of times all your articles have been liked on the different social networks. In the example above, if the author had 100 articles in the database, then, it means that he has a total of

This value is not really accurate and does not mean : if you publish an article you will probably get 3.9 tweets and 2.8 +1. Indeed, an average value does not reflect a trend. Consider the following case :

Tom has written 5 posts on his blog, and none of them received attention except the first one when he announced the launch of his company and asked friends to share the news. Here is the number of shares he got on his blog and the averaged value :

Name Facebook Twitter Google+
Article 1  100 100 100
Article 2  1 2 5
Article 3  1 3 4
Article 4  1 1 2
Article 5  1 2 1
Average  20.8  21.6 22.4

You see that it does not really reflects the trend of Tom’s blog. However it gives some hindsight when you have many articles so we decided to keep this number on your profile page.

List of your top articles

The last feature available on your profile page is the listing of your top articles. You will find 4 categories :

We find it is an easy way to quickly show your best posts to friends, clients or colleagues.Any additional question? Drop us a comment