How does PH ranking algorithm work? 🤔

Arpit Mishra
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Hey Product hunters 👋 , I have seen 👉 Product with highest votes on second/third position 👉 Product with more comments in second/third/fourth position 👉 realized that sometimes Hunters, Makers point might affect the ranking or sometimes absolutely not. Anyone who has cracked it or can explain it in a better way?

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Ruben Wolff
Normally, the amount of votes determines the ranking, and the comments affect ties (I think?). Hunters attract their communities but maker points don't have any effect.
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Arpit Mishra
SaaS Community Builder 🤝
@rubenwolff Makes sense. But what do you think is ranked higher Comment or Likes?
Ruben Wolff
@arpitmishra upvotes, 100% sure
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
My guess is that newly created/inactive accounts' upvotes and comments do not influence ranking.
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David J. Kim
Co-Founder of Between
@inna_proshkina That does surprise me to an extent. Many articles online say a common strategy is to blast your post to your existing network.
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Arpit Mishra
SaaS Community Builder 🤝
@inna_proshkina @between_team But then have read that you cannot ask for upvotes. Stories where people with 1500 votes, woke up to see 700 next day. How does that work?
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Inna Proshkina
Launching Neuton.AI TinyML soon!
@between_team @arpitmishra that's exactly what we experienced when we launched last week. We had almost 1000 upvotes and ended up with just 650. Of couse it's frustrating and I think all the community would highly appreciate if PH was more transparent about the ranking.
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Ana Vizcarrondo
Product Lead at Shepherd
I think it's a combination of: votes, comments and activity in the page. If a Maker with accumulated points does any of the three, it counts more in the algorithm. We recently launched our product and thought we’d share some of the key things we believe made our campaign successful, check it out here: https://medium.com/@thomas_24859...
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Avi 🤝
Killing Stock Options. IIT Bombay alum
/@thomas_24859 @ana_vizcarrondo_goyanes Great set of suggestions. Thanks!