ranker resources About Ranker

218k views 13 items
The basics of Ranker, the business. Ranker's mission is to power and provide crowdsourced rankings of everything. We're a platform for making lists about any topic, headquartered on Miracle Mile in the heart of Los Angeles.

If you are more interested in just getting started making a list on Ranker, then ignore this page and check out these helpful guides instead:
Why Rank on Ranker? // How To Make A Ranker List // Tips for Making Great Lists // Types of Ranker Lists
1

Mission


Mission is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list About Ranker
Photo: James Cridland/flickr/CC-BY 2.0
Ranker is crowdsourced rankings of everything - topics both entertaining and practical. We are also a platform for individual and fact-based lists, but our primary goal is to use the wisdom of crowds to deliver the best opinions possible about any topic where a list is the best answer. Anyone can participate simply by voting or reranking lists, and the more who do, the better the ranking gets. Our ranking algorithms have been honed by years of testing and study, and we have protections against gaming the system.
2

How to Reach Us


How to Reach Us is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list About Ranker
Photo: dmx_leeds/flickr/CC-BY-NC 2.0
Our address:
 6420 Wilshire Blvd.
 5th Floor 
 Los Angeles, CA 90048
E-mail us: feedback@ranker.com
3

Stats


Stats is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list About Ranker
Photo:  uploaded by Alan Smithee
Ranker launched in August of 2009, and since then, we've seen a lot of growth in terms of new users and engagement on the site. We're now up to 20 million unique visitors, and we're serving over 300 million monthly page views; what's more, those numbers are growing every day. And perhaps most importantly, people love to vote on Ranker lists - over 2 million votes are cast each month. 

Click here to check out how fast we're growing. see more on Stats
4

Advertise On Ranker


Advertise On Ranker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list About Ranker
Photo: bunnicula/flickr/CC-BY-ND 2.0

Ranker is broken into distinct verticals - each of which is highly targeted. By their nature, lists are about something, and thus deliver more relevant ad impressions. We can deliver high volumes across the site, but if you want some specifically targeted content, we can deliver meaningful volume across several discrete verticals.

Our traffic is Quantcast certified. 65% of our visitors come from North America, and 8% of visitors from the UK and Ireland. We are also a Top 100 Quantcast site for mobile web.

CONTACT US
Ranker is independently owned (advertising inquiries - email ads AT ranker.com). Ranker is also a member of the Spin Entertainment network.
For International Advertising Queries - email ads AT ranker.com
For partnerships and custom integrations - email bizdev AT ranker.com

5

Data


Data is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list About Ranker
Photo:  uploaded by Alan Smithee
Check out Ranker's Data Blog for a look at all the insights we are gathering all the time about the tastes and preferences of people all over the world, as well as a more thorough look at the science behind Ranker's algorithms and methodolgy.

Every day, we're collecting thousands of votes on our lists, gathering opinions on everything from the best colleges to top NHL Defensemen to the most delicious food trucks. So it'd be a total waste not to comb through all of that information on everyone's tastes and try to learn a thing or two.
6

Clark Benson


Clark Benson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list About Ranker
Photo:  uploaded by Alan Smithee
Clark is the CEO and founder of Ranker, his fifth startup. Ranker is a crowdsourced platform that consumers visit over 14 million times a month to view, rank, and vote on broad opinion-based questions ranging from the best board games to hottest celebrities to best inexpensive cars. Outside of a few verticals such as travel and restaurants, crowdsourced answers in list format are spotty or nonexistent, even as consumer demand for opinion-based answers is far outpacing other queries. Ranker is the “Yelp for everything else” to consumers. Ranker is backed by Draper Associates, Rincon Venture Partners, Siemer Ventures, Data Collective, Gil Elbaz, Tech Coast Angels and Pasadena Angels.

Ranker is Clark's fifth love (yes, he ranks EVERYTHING). In Clark's own words, Ranker ranks behind "his wife, his parents, his twins and his pet eel (except when he bites, then I drop him down the list)." Before Ranker, Clark was the founder and CEO of Almighty Music Marketing and the CEO of eCrush.com, a top 10 online dating service (acquired by Hearst). He also authored College: Your Guide To The Best Five Years of Your Life, which was published twice in the mid-90’s. see more on Clark Benson
7

Press


Press is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list About Ranker
Photo:  uploaded by Alan Smithee
For press inquiries contact: press@ranker.com 

Press mentions are here
8

Partnerships


Partnerships is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list About Ranker
Photo:  uploaded by Alan Smithee
We currently have numerous partnerships on the business, data and content sides, and we are always open to more. If you're interested in working with us in any capacity, contact Clark.

We also have a distributed app, and a program to help publishers and personalities take advantage of our platform to create customized content that helps promote their brand across the web. To learn more about our celebrity lists program, or about using the distributed app with your site to let your users power your own rankings, email bizdev@ranker.com

A special shout-out to our data partners, Factual and Freebase. No, not THAT freebase, we like our hair too much to risk lighting it on fire... Freebase is a wonderful open-source collection of data about everything, and we couldn't rank the universe without either of 'em.