The increasing interest in this subject is shown by our experience in launching a new antibiotic resistance page in Hardin MD. An important factor in choosing subjects for Hardin MD is the likelihood that they will do well in search engines, such as Google. Generally the subjects that do best are ones with a lot of people searching for the subject and a relatively small number of pages on the subject. Antibiotic resistance looked like it would not be a good subject because while it did have many people searching for it, it also had a large number of pages on the Web to compete against.
Our prediction that antibiotic resistance would not do well in search engines has proven accurate. Despite this, however, the page has proven popular anyway because it has gotten so much internal traffic from other Hardin MD pages. It is unusual for a subject to have enough interest from a variety of disciplines that internal links can create a high volume of traffic. But the antibiotic resistance page has gotten significant links from a wide variety of Hardin MD pages, including AIDS, infectious diseases, respiratory diseases, yeast infection, drug information, tuberculosis, Staph infection, pneumonia, and malaria.