What is the ManageWP ranking algorithm? It doesn't make sense to me.Apr. 17, 2014
Can anyone give some insight into how the managewp.org ranking system works. I've long wondered how it all works, and then today I saw this on the "hottest" page:
As you can see, there are two articles:
1. Left (higher ranked) - 2 votes in 8 hours
2. Right (lower ranked) - 3 votes in 7 hours
This doesn't make any sense to me. According to my (super-simple) calculations, the articles have the following vote/hr ratios:
1. 0.25 votes/hr (2/8)
2. 0.43 votes/hr (3/7)
Which means article #2 should be ranked higher based solely on votes/hr, right?
Is there some other criteria at play here? What are the other factors/variables? Any insights would be much appreciated.