Explaining Sorting Options

We frequently get emails and messages on Twitter asking us what in the hell our sorting options mean. We then respond individually and share a link to our FAQ page.

But that’s just a bad user experience on our part. People shouldn’t have to contact us to figure out what they’re looking at.

So we’ve included an inline description of what each of the sorts mean (Most Valuable Follower; Most Engaged Follower; Best Follower; Most Followed Follower; Alphabetized). This should contribute to a better experience for new SocialRank users. All you have to do is hover over the question marks:


For your convenience, here are the definitions for each of these sorts:

Most Valuable Followers: this surfaces your most influential followers; when they post, people pay attention. Algorithmically-speaking, “value” is based on an account’s demand (ratio of followers to following) as well as a host of other factors.

Most Engaged Followers: this surfaces the followers who have engaged with you the most over the past 7 days on Twitter and 45 days on Instagram.

Best Followers: this surfaces influential followers of yours who have actually engaged with you over the past 7 days on Twitter and 45 days on Instagram.

Most Followed Followers: this surfaces followers who have the most accounts following them.

Alphabetized: this simply alphabetizes your followers list, turning it into an address book.

Sorting your followers is just another of letting you rearrange the order they show up. Let us know if this helps in understanding what each one means.

If you have any product feedback or suggestions – please don’t hesitate to hit us up at [email protected] – we really do listen!

Alex Taub

Co-founder of SocialRank

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