AudioRealm does not purely base the order of stations on the number of connected listeners. We are working on new sorting algorithms that use a combination of the following data:
- Prefers stations that allow a direct tune-in via AudioRealm
- Prefers stations that have uploaded the 120x60 logo
- The number of visitors that have added your station as a preset or favorite station, with bonus points for visitors that set your station as their auto-tune station.
- We also rank stations based on the visitors capability. If a visitor does not have the right plugins installed to play a station the station might be ranked lower.
We are constantly working on improving our ranking strategy so the exact working of the algorithm will change quite a bit over the next couple of months.