Amazon Top Reviewer Rankings – What’s The formula?

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“The formula that determines standings is, as a correspondent said, ‘guarded like Fort Knox”
Amazon ~ The Bookstore that Corrupted Hadleyburg

Sorry I don’t have the formula. But here’s the informed view:

  • negative review ratings don’t affect your ranking
  • the review ranking is a function of positive helpful votes, however
  • more value is given to unique IDs that review your reviews

i.e. if you simply have the same cabal ratings your stuff over and over again, you will not rank ask highly as a person with the same number of helpful votes all from different people.

For a detailed look at the cut throat world of amazon reviewers, read the Dancing Badger’s article.