Sep 28, 2006 at 9:56 PM

I'd like to know how the popularity is calculated. I see different projects in the top that have no downloads or less page visits. Don't want to get the algorithm, but maybe there is something wrong?!?!


Microsoft MVP
Sep 29, 2006 at 7:11 AM
The popularity algorithm is pretty simple: page view count + download count

Some projects add their releases as wiki attachments instead of being on the Releases tab. Wiki attachment downloads still count, but since we don't show the download count for those files it's not obvious how that's affecting their popularity score.