Tag rankings FAQ

What is a tag ranking?

A tag ranking or story ranking is a way to give great stories the recognition they deserve. It also helps readers discover new content on Wattpad. With tag rankings, stories are able to rank on multiple Hot Lists at the same time, and writers can see their "Most Impressive Ranking" at the very top of the story rankings page. 

Remember to tag your stories to be eligible to rank! 

Can mature stories have tag rankings?

Absolutely! However, please be aware that underage users are not able to see mature stories on Wattpad, be it in the search results or in a Hot List.

How are tag rankings determined?

We use a sophisticated algorithm that takes into account factors such as the popularity, trendiness, and user engagement of a story, plus the relevance of the tags used and when the story was last updated by the author.

We take the accuracy of the tags that you use to describe your story into consideration as well, so be sure to use tags that describe the kind of story you are writing so that readers can find it when searching.

Do tag rankings change my story’s visibility?

Yes! If your story is ranked, you’ll see it on the Hot List for that tag. Since stories can rank on multiple Hot Lists, you’ll have many chances to get discovered.

How should I tag my stories?

There is a maximum of 25 tags per story. You can rank in just some of them or rank in all of them if your story makes each of the Hot Lists, so choose your tags wisely. Try to add the tags that best describe your story and are most relevant so that readers can find it when searching. If you'd like to know more about how to tag your story, please check the article Adding tags to a story. 

What is the "Most Impressive Ranking"?

The "Most Impressive Ranking" is always shown at the very top of your ranking list. This is the best current ranking achieved based on how many stories are also on the list.

Ex: #5 out of 500 stories is listed as more impressive than #1 out of 50 stories


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