Tuesday, October 31, 2006

 

Additional info about using eMvoy search and company rank

More about the eMvoy Score

The eMvoy Score is a new system that calculates a score for manufacturing companies by evaluating 24 different quality, reliability and stability factors. Companies are then assigned a ranking from one to five, which rates their competitive ability.

Industry professionals can use the eMvoy Score to quickly evaluate a manufacturer.

For more information, see our guide to the eMvoy Score.

What information is available on eMvoy.com?

The eMvoy Score

The eMvoy Score is used to quickly and easily evaluate manufacturing companies. Many companies are already rated with a score from one to five.

For more information, see our guide to the eMvoy Score.

Full-text searching

eMvoy.com features full-text searching. This means that our automated technology indexes the content of web sites that appear on our search results. Although we're a specialized score system and search engine for manufacturing, our technology is very robust and similar to major search engines in this respect.

You can search eMvoy.com the same way you search other search engines: by typing in your query. There are no complicated search forms or login requirements. Just type what you're looking for into the query box and click Search.

Score searching

You can use our How do they score? feature on the main page to type in a company name and find its eMvoy Score.

Editorial and Technical

eMvoy.com combines full-text searching technology with editorial know-how. In addition to the information we gather from your web site, our editors carefully choose keywords for your site, designate your company type, pick your Primary Products and ensure accuracy of our data.

The eMvoy Score is calculated based on 24 different quality, reliability and stability factors.

Company names

For most web sites, we display the company name as the clickable title in our search results. This important piece of information helps users find the companies they're looking for faster and easier.

You can also learn how to search by company name on eMvoy.

Primary Products

Our editors carefully select products and services that most closely match the main focus of companies in our system.

When you search, our ranking system automatically gives a small boost to companies that have your query terms in their Primary Products field. This helps our users find companies that specialize in a particular product or service more efficiently.

City and State

Most of the web sites in our database have a city and state information displayed in the search results. This is designed for users who find it helpful to know where a given company is located.

You can also learn how to search by city, state or zip code on eMvoy.


 

eMvoy's Big News: Coming November 1st

On Wednesday, November 1st, 2006, eMvoy will release the National State Rankings for Manufacturing Competitiveness.

The results to be released are part of the conclusions of a one year evaluation of 100,000 U.S. manufacturers. The findings include rankings of all fifty states.

Chicago-based eMvoy rated companies by assessing company stability, market penetration, technology and web presence. The research group performs large-scale evaluations of U.S. manufacturers as part of the services it provides to industrial purchasing agents.


 

More about eMvoy

About eMvoy

eMvoy is an independent technology and industry research company that provides market intelligence through in-depth analysis of US manufacturers. Utilizing comprehensive analysis backed by proprietary data, eMvoy delivers vital business information to a range of industry sectors. eMvoy is also the only service that integrates a full-text search engine with a rating system of US manufacturers.


Chicago-based eMvoy was developed by the founders of SearchEngines.com, an industry watch group. SearchEngines.com, founded seven years ago, is frequently cited as a primary source for authoritative search marketing information on search engines and has been quoted in media outlets in over 26 countries including:
?Crain’s / B2B
?CIO Magazine
?The New York Times Learning Network
?Continental Airlines In Flight Magazine
?ZD Net Australia
?Smart Business Magazine

In addition to the Chicago Sun Times and other daily US newspapers, eMvoy has also been chronicled in numerous trade publications such as:

?Automation World

?Manufacturing Business Technology

?Reliable Plant

?Modern Machine Shop

Craig Landy is the CEO of eMvoy and also directs SearchEngines.com. He launched his first internet venture in 1996. Mr. Landy has been involved in numerous other high profile Internet-related projects. Noteworthy examples include:


?An association with the BBC World Service on a panel of contributing experts for the educational series Knowledge on the Net

?Providing analysis and comprehensive statistical data for a series of articles about search engine technology published in the Wall Street Journal.

Robert Jordan, company director, is an Inc. 500 CEO. He is the founder of Online Access magazine, the first Internet-coverage magazine anywhere in the world.


 

More about "The eMvoy Score" and how we ranked the states

Introducing the eMvoy Score

eMvoy evaluated 100,000 U.S. Manufacturers over a one year period. Data was compiled from a multiple sources and specific variables were identified to measure and calculate a company's attributes relating to reliability, quality and competitiveness. The results were derived from cumulative scoring of multiple factors, each having an applied qualitative weight. Algorithms were applied to normalize the combined scores. Companies were ranked based on their final score.

Obtaining Data

eMvoy evaluated U.S. manufacturers by assessing very large, representative and geographically diverse data sets. The evaluated companies were required to have a functional website and a Standard Industry Classification (SIC) code identifying them as a manufacturer with a substantial U.S. presence. eMvoy leverages its ability to analyze data from a wide range of sources. These include:

EDIS

Many factors for evaluation were collected using our proprietary Editorially Driven Indexing Spider (EDIS). This system uses Internet based automated bots to collect massive volumes of data. The process requires rule sets that are configured by eMvoy research staff.

Third Party Data

Third-party sources were utilized. For example, databases were acquired by eMvoy that contained the lists of U.S. manufacturers that are registered to the ISO 9000 type standards. Other data was utilized from industry-specific, independent product testing and certification authorities such as NSF International.

Company-Provided Data

We request manufacturers to provide additional relevant data to help our staff validate or augment data.

Processing Data

A range of factors such as company size, company history, U.S. manufacturing facilities, ISO certifications, product or process certifications, trade association memberships, technological innovations and website content were utilized as variables. Field research was conducted to determine which factors were relevant to key decision makers. For example, industry purchasing agents were surveyed to decide which variables directly impacted procurement decisions. Weights were applied to indicate the level of importance for each factor.

What is the role of advertising in the eMvoy Score?

Advertising plays absolutely no role in the calculation of the eMvoy Score.

How do you show the eMvoy Score?

When you search our web site for services or products, you will get search results with names and a graphical representation of the eMvoy Score.

Do all industrial companies in your search results have an eMvoy Score?

eMvoy aims to rate each company in our system. Since we use numerous factors to calculate the eMvoy Score, we sometimes can't properly rank a company that doesn't have enough information available.

If you notice that your company doesn't have an eMvoy Score, we encourage you to contact us and submit more information.


 

eMvoy to rank US States by manufacturing competitiveness

On Wednesday, November 1st, 2006, eMvoy will release the National State Rankings for Manufacturing Competitiveness.

The results to be released are part of the conclusions of a one-year evaluation of 100,000 U.S. manufacturers. The findings include rankings of all fifty states.

Chicago-based eMvoy rated companies by assessing company stability, market penetration, technology and web presence. The research group performs large-scale evaluations of U.S. manufacturers as part of the services it provides to industrial purchasing agents.

eMvoy quote related to upcoming November 1st Release:

"The public perception is that, overall, U.S. manufacturing is weak. After looking at 100,000 manufacturers, we found a more complex picture. Our data pointed to a complex, yet very optimistic picture of U.S. manufacturing. A group of states scored exceptionally high for competitiveness. Other states were predictably flat or below the average. We didn't expect to see such huge gaps between the best and worst states." said Craig Landy, CEO of eMvoy.

About eMvoy

eMvoy is an independent technology and industry research company that provides market intelligence through in-depth analysis of U.S. manufacturers. Utilizing comprehensive analysis backed by proprietary data, eMvoy delivers vital business information to a range of industry sectors. eMvoy is also the only service that integrates a full-text search engine with a rating system of U.S. manufacturers. Chicago-based eMvoy was developed by the founders of SearchEngines.com, an industry watch group.

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