No, that’s not true.
A person has a book at #4 in a large subcategory and they haven’t updated or been active for over 6 months. Also, their book isn’t getting many new views or votes, basically frozen.
Idk back then I used to be in the top ten, but now its like I never get over #700 rank. I tend to update every weekend, so I know its not something from my end that’s wrong. Tbh its disheartening to see some people rank up without doing anything while I’m typing at insane paces, have much more views, votes, and comments, but still rank too low and just stuck down there.
I’m coming to believe that it has something to do with the Mature rating on my story, which is on. Maybe wattpad is punishing books for being mature rated.