Feel Like You're Stuck In Ranking Quicksand?

Last Update: January 16, 2018

There was a change to the ranking algorithm. Woweeee! The roller coaster has crested and is careening downward. Enjoy the ride.


My rank dropped 90 places the first day the changes were implemented. I continued to post, help, and greet consistently and yet, I see my ranking drop one or two places every day.

Today, I am at 200 - On the top of the bubble - On the cusp...

Of what?

What will I lose? If I need WA ranking to boost my mindset, then my mindset is not strong enough to withstand the rigors of retraining myself to excel in this world of Affiliate Marketing.

My worth and your worth is not determined by that number next to the word "rank."

Are you stuck in ranking quicksand? I think WA has done us a favor. Now, I can focus on my business. I'll still help. I'll still greet people. I'll still stop and celebrate the victories of my colleagues. Yes, even those who pass me in rank. I figure they deserve it.

My priority is to get as good at this as I can get. Rank will take care of itself.


See you at the top.

- Joe

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Swangirl Premium
Keep in mind your rank dropped because you are new. Kyle explained the time a member has been here accounts for some of the ranking now so if two members are doing the same amount in the community but one member has been here for years, they will be ranked higher.

So, don't feel bad at all! Many new members dropped down. It will go up in time. Just do what you want to do and ignore the rank.
Jessica
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JLennon Premium
I saw Kyle's featured comment. I think WA is right to recognize consistency and longevity. I kind of wondered how a person (me) could join a community of over a million members and be in the top 100 in three months. I am glad people who have contributed here helping make this place what it is are being recognized.

Thanks for your encouragement.

All the best.
- Joe
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Swangirl Premium
I never had a goal of becoming an Ambassador. It took 1.5 years to happen for me organically over time. There are no benefits to being an Ambassador yet that I have been told about...just the authority that comes with it as new members assume you know what you are talking about! It may help for someone actively promoting WA since it will lend credibility to their membership I suppose. You are not missing anything big though. They may introduce more incentives in the future but I don't know what or when.
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JLennon Premium
You are a good Ambassador, Jessica. I appreciate your service. I celebrate the achievement of everyone who makes Top 200, 100,l 50, or Ambassador. Whoever has this as their main goal, I would say they are aiming for the wrong prize.
That said, I appreciate the advice and encouragement of the leaders here.
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks, I agree. Many new members start out with the goal of being Ambassador and race to the top. They don't usually stick around very long since they also expect quick success and money. The slow, steady ones are the ones that have longevity!

Thank you for your reasoned approach and support!
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bryanb007 Premium
You are on the mark Joe, I dropped 2000+ places. It was no big deal though. For the last 2 months or so, I watch my ranking out of curiosity to see how my work here at WA affects my ranking. My site earns $ my ranking does what it does...mostly goes down quicker than it goes up.
May you have great success with WA

Regards
Bryanb
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JLennon Premium
Thanks, Bryan. My site doesn't earn money, but my ranking shot up like a rocket. I'd rather be in your situation.
May your site earn even more.

- Joe
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FrankB44 Premium
Joe, I will always try to help someone in need, if I can do so. I believe I owe that to the WA community, since everyone here has been so helpful to me. So my attitude won't change because of my ranking. My ranking makes absolutely no difference in what I do or don't do with WA, whether my ranking is 12 or 112,000. It's good to recognize those who are most helpful. They deserve the accolades. My reason for joining WA was to learn everything I needed to be successful with my own online business. The community here is a big plus, and I want to be a part of it and contribute, but it can't be the focus of my energy.
For those to whom their ranking was important, it may seem to be a bad thing, but I think Kyle & Carson's reasons for changing the ranking method were valid. To a newbie like me, I should be confident in the information I receive from a member with a low ranking number. But it seems there are newbies being ranked very low, and they don't know any more than I do. That just doesn't seem like a good plan to me.
Perhaps that's what needed to be addressed. I don't know the answer to "why". All I can say is the change doesn't affect me in the least. I just want to learn, have fun, and grow a successful online business. Everything else is secondary to me.
I will now step down from my soapbox!

Frank
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JLennon Premium
You do well on the soapbox, Frank, thanks! I also think the reasons for the changes were valid.
Thanks for your input.
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Dhind1 Premium
I agree ranking here at WA is nice to have but not necessary. I went from ~340 to over 1000 in a day. This is a reflection of what I have contributed to WA not a reflection of my worth.
If I want/need a higher ranking than I need to contribute and help more.

I am ok with my ranking, I am here to learn and make money online.
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JLennon Premium
Thanks for your comment. I agree.
May you achieve much success,
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imthedamo Premium
Yes, all in one day I realized I was spending more time here helping than I was building and that can never happen again. To be honest I was just curious to see what these supposed perks were for achieving to ambassador but when I dropped 115 in one day so did my curiosity haha.

In one quick morning, I realized how misplaced my priorities were and that was as they say the end of that. I still love this place and will build one of my site niches around it but I could care less if my ranking went to 362,456. The training is still awesome and I will hang on to a few of my follows like you, Mr. Lennon. I always liked the Beatles anyway.
Damo
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JLennon Premium
I like the Beatles, too. I think you have the right perspective.
All the best.
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