We have noticed in the past few days that people are manipulating SlideShare’s popularity methods to get their presentations on the front page. Using IP logging and other methods we have found that people are creating accounts, and downloading presentations hundreds of times, favoriting them or making lots of comments in order to manipulate our popularity algorithms. We are updating our popularity algorithms to better respond to such activity. It will watch out for such spurious patterns of activity and take measures to make sure you are not taking unfair advantage of the system.
We understand when you ask a friend or two to favorite your presentation. Heck, who doesn’t. But we want every presentation on SlideShare to have a chance to get to the top. The best way to get to the top is to make great presentations that people love!