Category winners and finalists are determined based on the products that have the highest HT Score at the end of the awards period when data is frozen and extracted from the platform on December 15th. Below are more details about the various rankings signals that the HT Score algorithm analyzes.
Ranking Factors Visualization
Customer ratings and reviews are by far the most heavily weighted variables in the HT Score however there are over a dozen other ranking signals. While customer reviews are the most heavily weighted variable in the HT Score algorithm, the combination of each of the other variables has a significant high impact on scoring especially in close races where multiple products have met the category average number of reviews and have high average ratings.
Monitoring Your Reputation
You can check your standings and get tips to improve your score via the live leaderboard slide out.
Company Culture Bonus
Please note that the company culture bonus points awarded to company's who rank in the top 10 in the annual Best Places to Work competition are not included in the live leaderboard slide out (2 pts awarded to all companies who make the top 10)
How are Ties Broken?
If the top two products in a category have the same amount of points and HT Score, ties will be broken based on average ratings scores.