Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Calculating Popularity

I am working on a new site that will have a sort of ranking system. It will be used to list a series of resources that visitors can rate and score. This scoring will then drive what resources are listed first and what resources are listed last.

Well, how in the world do you calculate ratings? I want to make sure new sites get a chance to rank high (so that old sites don't stay at the top forever). I also want to make sure that sites with a low number of votes are put at the top, just because all of the 2 people voted the max. And the list goes on, the more you think about it, the more there is to it.

Well, this blog entry does a great job of explaining different ranking algorithims and how they work. I give it a great score and a high rank. ;)

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