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How is deal popularity star ranking calculated?

submitted on June 21, 2010 by DebsFreebies in "Buxr Website / Contests"
How is the popularity star rating computed? I get a little confused..I'll see a deal with no votes, yet 3 stars. Or a deal with a lot of votes and no stars. Can someone explain this for me?
 

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  • 67337
    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on June 21, 2010
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    Popularity star ranking is calculated based on the internal metrics we collect for each deal and reflects how popular the deal is with Buxr shoppers. The metrics are things like number of page views the deal page receives, number of deal alerts the deal submission triggers, number of times visitors click on the deal link to check it out, etc.

    We do not simply add up the metrics, we also use time to calculate the intensity. So in theory, a deal can get 4 stars in the first 2 hours and then fall back to 3 or 2 stars as the interest subsides.

    And the last, we keep experimenting with the formula. It has changed in the past and there is a chance it will change again in the future as we collect more metrics or discover more ways to help you spot popular deals.
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    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on June 21, 2010
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    Thank you for explaining!
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    tammy987
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    Posted by tammy987 on June 21, 2010
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    On a side note, I like your picture, Debs. Cute Kitten! Big Grin
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    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on June 21, 2010
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    LOL, thanks! Actually it is animated (but only in select circles).
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    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on June 21, 2010
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    Eeek Excellent question. I was wondering myself. I understand completely now..... Helped write the program........
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on June 21, 2010
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    I added the explanation to our wiki:
    http://www.buxr.com/wiki/getti.....popularity
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    DebsFreebies
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on June 21, 2010
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    Thanks...I think that will help many of us folks that have wondered the calculation.

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