Special Formula

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  • #48149

    mymalaysia
    Member

    The special formula used in ranking top posts baffles me.

    At post time a random selection of my blog statistics show:

    Daniela Cicarelli Video – 1182 hits
    Indon Sex Scandal – 67 hits
    Hiren’s BootCD 8.7 – 24 hits

    In Top Posts only Hiren’s BootCD 8.7 is listed at No: 70.

    There is no mention of the other 2.

    Could someone explain. Not that I care for the rankings of my posts but the system baffles me.

    #48491

    timethief
    Member

    This is all the information we have been provided
    http://botd.wordpress.com/about/
    and on a related point
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/02/09/questions-about-stats/
    You can use the forum search box to complete your research. There you will find links to the relevant post by andy about randomization that was inserted into the formula.

    #48494

    raincoaster
    Member

    That system baffles all of us, but one thing I’ve learned is that there’s a delay on it of at least 12 hours, so it relates better to what your stats were a day ago than to what they are today.

    #48608

    drmike
    Member

    First I’ve heard about a 12 hour delay. I thought it was 4 hours.

    Although I’ve been told by staff many times it’s updated every hour. They tell me that when I tell them of a spblog I find on one of those lists.

    #48621

    engtech
    Member

    It’s gotten “stuck” before on updates.

    re: first poster

    It only takes recent posts into account. If your post is older than 1-2 months then it won’t be included in the top posts algorithm. Otherwise top blogs would be feature “older” blogs most of the time.

    #48789

    rahard
    Member

    Yes… I’ve got a similar situation. My blog, got around 700 to 1800 visitors(?) a day is not mentioned at all in the top 100. While lowest blogs got into the stat :)
    Well, I don’t really care … but there’s something wrong in the algorithm, I think. Since the algorithm is proprietary, there’s nothing we can do about it.

    #48790

    drmike
    Member

    Um, what makes you think 1800 hits would put you on the top 100? :)

    And how do you know those other blogs have less hits?

    #48791

    raincoaster
    Member

    Not likely that 700-1800 would consistently get you in to the top 100. But it’s obvious you DO care.

    #48792

    knoizki
    Member

    I think it’s weird. Now today there’s the #2 on Top Blog, the site is very new started just this month and now it’s on the #2?

    #48793

    raincoaster
    Member

    Sometimes when a blog is attached to an already known static website or celebrity it goes big right away. “Check out our new blog” etc.

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