Ranking Options

Introduction

AutoRank PHP offers a total of over 20 ranking options for you to choose from. Here we will describe each one, and let you know which template value corresponds to each ranking option. You will use the Edit Options interface to select which ranking method to use. Any time you change that ranking option, you need to change your template value as well so you are displaying the value which the sites are sorted by.

Hits In

This will rank sites based on the number of hits they have sent since the list was last reset. This value is set back to 0 during a reset but not during a total reset. There are three different types of sorting options for hits in, each of which is described below.
Hits Out

This will rank sites based on the number of hits you have sent to the member site since the list was last reset. This value is set back to 0 during a reset but not during a total reset. There are two different types of sorting options for hits out, each of which is described below.
Total Hits In

This will rank sites based on the total number of hits they have sent you since the last total hit count reset. This value is only reset back to 0 during a total reset. There are three different types of sorting options for total hits in, each of which is described below.
Total Hits In

This will rank sites based on the total number of hits you have sent to the member site since the last total hit count reset. This value is only reset back to 0 during a total reset. There are two different types of sorting options for total hits out, each of which is described below.
Average Hits In Per Day

This will rank sites based on the average number of hits they send each day. The script will take the total number of hits the site has sent since the last total hit count reset, and divide that by the number of days their account has existed or the number of days since the last total hit count reset (whichever is shorter). This value is only reset back to 0 during a total reset. There are three different types of sorting options for total average hits in per day, each of which is described below.
Average Hits In Per Week

This will rank sites based on the average number of hits they send each week. The script will take the total number of hits the site has sent since the last total hit count reset, and divide that by the number of weeks their account has existed or the number of weeks since the last total hit count reset (whichever is shorter). This value is only reset back to 0 during a total reset. There are three different types of sorting options for total average hits in per week, each of which is described below.
Average Hits In Per Month

This will rank sites based on the average number of hits they send each month. The script will take the total number of hits the site has sent since the last total hit count reset, and divide that by the number of months their account has existed or the number of months since the last total hit count reset (whichever is shorter). This value is only reset back to 0 during a total reset. There are three different types of sorting options for total average hits in per month, each of which is described below.
Average Hits Out Per Day

This will rank sites based on the average number of hits you send to their site each day. The script will take the total number of hits you have sent to the site since the last total hit count reset, and divide that by the number of days their account has existed or the number of days since the last total hit count reset (whichever is shorter). This value is only reset back to 0 during a total reset. There are two different types of sorting options for total average hits out per day, each of which is described below.
Average Hits Out Per Week

This will rank sites based on the average number of hits you send to their site each week. The script will take the total number of hits you have sent to the site since the last total hit count reset, and divide that by the number of weeks their account has existed or the number of weeks since the last total hit count reset (whichever is shorter). This value is only reset back to 0 during a total reset. There are two different types of sorting options for total average hits out per week, each of which is described below.
Average Hits Out Per Month

This will rank sites based on the average number of hits you send to their site each month. The script will take the total number of hits you have sent to the site since the last total hit count reset, and divide that by the number of months their account has existed or the number of months since the last total hit count reset (whichever is shorter). This value is only reset back to 0 during a total reset. There are two different types of sorting options for total average hits out per month, each of which is described below.
Average Rating

This will rank sites based on the average rating that has been given to the site by surfers. The software will take the total of all the ratings and divide that by the total number of ratings that have been given in order to determine an average. This value is only reset back to 0 during a rating reset. Use the ##Average_Rating## template value to display this on your ranking page when sorting members this way.

Custom Sorting Strings

In addition to being able to select how members are sorted, you can also use a custom sorting string to affect how accounts with the same values will be sorted amongst each other. For example, if two accounts have the same number of incoming hits, this will tell the software which of those two sites should come first. You could choose to show the site that has the most total incoming hits first, or the newest site first. This section will outline the available custom sorting strings. You can append the string DESC to any of these values to control the direction of the sorting. If you just use the value above, the sorting will be ascending (smallest to largest). If you append DESC the sorting will be descending (largest to smallest). For example, if you wanted your accounts sub-sorted by the total number of hits they have sent you would enter this in the Custom Sorting String field: