Highest Quality Pages


Highest quality pages are highly satisfying to users. Highest quality pages have a large amount of very high quality MC, very helpful SC, and use very good webpage layout. The author(s) of the content on Highest quality pages should have a very high level of expertise in the subject. (Reminder: On high quality websites, we do not need to know the name of the author who wrote the content on the page. When the website is a very high quality website, we will assume that pages are written with a high level of expertise.)

In addition, Highest quality pages are often found on websites that have a very good reputation from experts in the topic (even if average users or raters are unaware of the site or its reputation). Reputation checks are an important part of identifying Highest quality pages.


Highest quality pages have an obvious purpose and they achieve that purpose very well.

• The MC of Highest quality pages is created by people with a high level of expertise in the topic.

Highest quality pages have a very satisfying amount of MC.

• The page layout on Highest quality pages makes the MC immediately visible ("front and center").

• The space on Highest quality pages is used well.

• The SC on Highest quality pages is helpful and contributes to a very satisfying user experience.

Highest quality pages usually have near professional quality content, even though ordinary individuals may create the content.

Highest quality pages frequently appear on high quality websites with very positive reputations for their purpose or topic, such as:

Award winning newspaper sites for news.

Authoritative sites for medical information.

Well-known “go-to” recipe sites for recipes.

Highly regarded and trusted shopping sites.

Highest PQ

Explanation

Highest 1

This is a complete paper published in a highly reputable medical journal (Annals of Oncology). All of the on-page and website-level PQ checks look good. This is the kind of content that academic and scientific journals are known for and valued for.

Highest 2

The National Institutes of Health has an extremely good reputation. They maintain archives of content for the US public. A PQ rating of Highest is appropriate for most pages on a highly reputable and authoritative site. This article, which gives a relatively short summary of a report about studies that looked at fitness and longevity, is perhaps not the highest quality page on the site, so a PQ rating of High to Highest is appropriate for this page.

Highest 3

This is a pancreatic cancer reference page on a highly reputable and popular website (Mayo Clinic). All of the on- page and website-level PQ checks look good. This website has the reputation of being one of the best web resources for medical information of this type. A PQ rating of High to Highest is appropriate for this page.

Highest 4

The purpose of this page is to answer frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian Institution. The page provides a highly satisfying quantity of information about the Institution as well as helpful SC, and its layout is clear and accessible. The website the page belongs to is well-maintained, authoritative, and has an excellent reputation. Contact and other information about the Smithsonian Institution is appropriately detailed and easy to find. This page merits a Highest PQ rating.

Highest 5

The purpose of this page is to provide an online BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (which is part of the National Institutes of Health) has an extremely good reputation and this page achieves its purpose very well.

Highest 6

The purpose of this page on the Microsoft website is to provide tips for using Excel. The page is authoritative and provides a highly satisfying quantity of helpful information about using Excel. A PQ rating of Highest is appropriate for this page.

Highest 7

The purpose of this page on the official National Parks Service website is to provide information about Yosemite National Park. The page is authoritative and provides a highly satisfying quantity of helpful information about the park. The page merits a Highest PQ rating.

Highest 8

The purpose of this page is to provide information about and allow users to buy the LLBean Deluxe Book Pack, a specific type of school backpack. The product is manufactured by LL Bean, so the page on the LLBean website is authoritative. The page provides a lot of helpful product information, as well as 600 user reviews and a lot of helpful SC. A PQ rating of Highest is appropriate for this page.



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