Sooo, my star meter went up 200,000+ last week and now its back down in the 100,000 this week, so weird. How does this work? Thought I knew now I'm baffled...
IMDB’s star meter uses an algorithm that counts IMDB hits, articles, links and any number of elements to compute a person’s popularity. It is not very accurate since there are business’s that tout increasing your star meter rating by spamming the elements with automated hits and other bogus means. Probably someone clicked on your profile and it changed the rating.
I've seen messages for star meter software and star meter group parties on LinkedIn. You click theirs', and they click yours. Does the meter mean anything to Agents or CDs?
That thread answers a lot too. Hmmm time to start searching and reading more older messages.
Already gone over a lot of the archived articles and recent messages.
And as other actors rise and fall on the meter, it effects your rating too.
Seriously, actors need to stop worrying about their IMDB Star Meter rating because no one in the industry cares...
Secret Agent Man
Back Stage Columnist
What!? They don't care about my IMDb rating? I thought it was the second thing looked at. (Right after do I even remotely look right for the part.)
Mine went up to just over 3000 when a DVD I am in was added to instant Netflix, and is slowly going down, so things like that can have a major effect.
If you die, it will dramatically jump for a couple weeks (I haven't tried this).
But no one really cares.
Thanks, man. It's the day after Thanksgiving and no one really cares if I die. Oh bother.
There was an independent film posted to the breakdowns a few months ago that specified that all of the principal actors had to have starmeters below 5,000 or something silly like that. The film was being financed by a bunch of dentists so that doesn't contradict SAM's opinion of what the "industry" thinks. Yes it did pay scale. I laugh at the ULB projects that specify $100 per day and "Star Names Only".
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