What's the highest ranking you've ever received, and how does the Ranking system work?
With my current story, my "highest ranking" is in the 11,000s currently, but the number is slowly going up. Is that good or bad? Does that mean it's in the top 11,000-some stories, and the more it goes up, the lower my ranking is? It's confusing me because it's labeled "highest ranking" and it makes me think it should show the best stat that the story has ever gotten.
Also, what's the highest rank you've ever gotten? And what's considered "good" in terms of ranking?
Once you get four or five ratings, you should be in the top 10,000. If your story is decently above-average, you'll probably end up somewhere in the 1000-6000 range.
My most recent story, Zu Mari, is at rank 4348 with a 4.1 rating; Bloodshard, which I completed in March, is at 1022 with a 4.4 rating; my oldest story, Trickster's Luck, is at rank 3176 with a 3.8 rating.
So number of ratings matters, as well as what the ratings are. I believe TL is higher ranked than ZM even with a lower rating because it has more ratings and reviews.
Asviloka Wrote: Ranking is for 'best rated'. #1 is the best, 40,000 is pretty much 'unknown'.
Well, that clears things up pretty succinctly. I definitely overthought that one.
Still, I feel like there should be a separate badge for "highest rank ever" for that particular fiction, just to gauge the history of the story. But I get that some people might be disheartened by that.
So... 11,000+ stories are ahead of me... I guess I'm not totally unknown. I definitely have room to grow!
Also don't forget the trolls.
Basically, maybe you are 11000s in royalroad, but maybe you are higher for that specific genre.
I used to really care about the rankings, but not anymore. perhaps I check once every week. When I upload new chapter
Ratings are weird and people are weird.
I bounced between 55 and 65.
Hands Held in the Snow never got the chance to be higher ranked despite similar overall ratings to ATL, due to some very early 0.5 bombs that kept it out of the top 1000 for most of its run. It's #799 now, but steadily rising rather than falling, despite finishing over a year ago.
ratings and reviews seem to impact them heavily
honestly it doesnt seem to matter in a way
rank has not increased my viewership on any day
If you are posting chapters regularly, ranking will slowly get better. Good ratings help, more readers, reviews seem to help a bunch. It will swing a lot at first and then less and less because each good/bad rating has less effect over all.