You've created a great class? Well done 👏 Now you want to the rest of the world to be able to find it, right? Brainscape's search results are ever-evolving to show you the best classes that we have to offer! Our class search algorithm is a combination of a Quality Score + Stickiness Score, using a series of very complex logarithmic and weighting functions that our team has developed over the years.
The Quality Score -- is driven by both the raw amount of content, and how well it is organized. e.g. A class with 10 decks of 100 cards each would rank much more highly than a class with one deck of 1,000 cards.
The Stickiness Score -- is driven by not just the raw number of people who study it, but more by the average number of cards studied per person who studies it. A class with 10 learners who all study 100% of the 1,000 cards will likely rank higher than a class with 50 learners who all study 2 cards and quit. So there is an incentive for you to make your content good — particularly the first several cards in each deck, to “hook” other learners.
Deck name match is not the goal -- Just because your class has a deck in it that matches the search result that doesn't mean it'll show up in our search results. Deck name matching is a low priority in the results ranking.
Synonyms in searches -- Your class can have a synonym or similar name to another search and still show up. As an example, a search for “APUSH” will yield some results for “AP US History”, or a search for “cardiovascular system” will include results just called “Cardio”.
More than ever, you will really need to make sure you name your class using keywords that you think other learners would be searching for.