Custom Sorting Options

Quick Overview

Using the custom sorting field of the setup interface will allow you to have control over how the sites are sorted beyond the main sorting method you select. For instance, if you select Hits In since the last reset as your main sorting option and two or more accounts have the same number of hits in, you can use the custom sorting field to determine how those sites are sorted among themselves.

Available Sorting Options

Listed below are all of the available sorting options you can use. These sorting options can be combined together to form any type of sort which you like. To have multiple sorting options, just seperate each one in a list with a comma. Examples will be given below this list.

  • Current_In - the number of hits the site has sent to your site since the last reset
  • Current_Out - the number of hits sent out to the site since the last reset
  • Total_In - the total incoming hit count for the member
  • Total_Out - the total outgoing hit count for the member
  • Prev_In - the number of hits sent to your site during the previous reset period
  • Prev_Out - the number of hits sent out to the site during the previous reset period
  • Prev_ORank - the site's overall rank at the time of the last rest
  • Prev_CRank - the site's category rank at the time of the last rest
  • Inactive - the number of reset periods the account has been inactive for
  • Num_Ratings - the total number of ratings cast for the account
  • Rating_Total - the sum of all of the ratings cast for the account
  • Site_Title - the account's site title

Examples

Below are several examples of the sorting options you can use. This should get you pointed in the right direction so you can create any sorting method you want. For all of the below examples, it will be assumed that the main ranking option that you have selected is Hits In Since Last Reset
  1. Inactive

    Using this string by itself will sort sites with the same number of hits in based on their inactivity. Sites with less inactivity will be ranked higher than those with more inactivity. This is especially useful when you are allowing sites which have not sent any hits to be ranked on your list.

  2. Num_Ratings DESC

    Using this string will sort sites with the same number of hits in based on the number of ratings they have received. Sites with more ratings will be ranked higher than sites with fewer ratings. Note that the DESC portion of the string indicates that the sites should be sorted in descending order (ie more ratings to fewer ratings).

  3. (Rating_Total/Num_Ratings) DESC

    This more advanced sorting option can be used to sort the sites by their average rating. Sites with a higher average rating will be ranked higher than those with a lower average rating - again this descending order is indicated by the DESC portion of the sorting string.

  4. Current_Out DESC, Total_Out DESC

    This examples shows a multi-option sorting string. If two or more sites have sent the same number of incoming hits, it will then rank them based on their outgoing hits. If they also have the same number of outgoing hits, it will rank them based on their total outgoing hits. The sorting will be done in descending order for both because of the DESC portion of the string.