I am brand-spankin’-new to Wattpad, so I apologize if this is a stupid question. Just trying to wrap my head around everything.
I uploaded the first few chapters of my novel just yesterday. When I created each chapter, a “Read” would be counted, so 3 chapters posted = “3 Reads”. This morning, I began to post in the forums to increase visibility, but obviously from my number remaining “3 Reads”, I know no one has bitten yet.
So, if this is the case, why do I have Rank at all? And out of thousands of stories? I’ve read the Wattpad FAQ on ranking and it’s all still clear as mud. I did find this post (https://www.wattpad.com/313615806-wattpad-101-your-guide-to-the-world-of-wattpad) that kinda clarified things, but still makes zero sense to me if no one is clicking.
Here’s my current ranking so you can see the numbers. Can anyone shed light on how I can be that high up when I’ve not had any readers?
(Note: not sure if this figures into the algorithm, but I was added to a few reading lists due to my posting in the forums. Read number remained unchanged, but would this have anything to do with it?)
And thank you in advance!