Tube8 101 (University Co-eds not included)

by Woody on April 19, 2011

Our homepage is built on all sorts of magic that makes sure you see the most popular stuff we’ve got. We’ve got all that at your finger tips. How do we figure out what’s popular? We just look at all the videos you’re watching and loving now.

Want more details on how we sorted out the cream of the crop?

You can participate by:

• Watching Videos
• Rating Videos
• Adding Videos to Favorites
• Commenting on Videos

Then what happens?

We take the numbers we collect from your actions above, add a bit of special sauce to calculate an overall POPULARITY score, and update the homepage results every 15 minutes.

The layout

There are 2 sections on the homepage:

• Today’s Featured Videos

This section takes videos that have been FEATURED in the last 24 hours and orders them by POPULARITY. The videos that appear in the Featured section on the homepage are currently the most popular videos on Tube8. Popularity of a video is determined by several factors, including user ratings, how many times the video has been favorited, number of views and more.

• Newest Videos

Contains videos that were ACTIVATED in the last 24 hours and are very close to becoming FEATURED. With enough positive user feedback these videos may find their way to the Featured section.

What’s all this about FEATURED? How does my video get FEATURED?

This is also based on the POPULARITY score that is calculated based on Views, Ratings, Favorites, etc. A video becomes featured when it reaches a predetermined Popularity score. To keep things fresh, a video must reach this level within a few days of being activated.

So that’s the homepage , how does this affect the rest of the website?

Actually the homepage is unique. It is the only page on the site where videos are ordered by POPULARITY score. If you click:

1. More Featured Videos

2. More Newest Videos
3. Next page or any page number

4. Featured (“Sort by” navigation bar)
5. Newest (“Sort by” navigation bar)
6. Categories (main header navigation)

…Ordering is handled differently. Any sections for “NEWEST” videos are ordered by the date the videos were activated on Tube8. Any FEATURED sections (this includes Category pages) are ordered by the date the videos were FEATURED by reaching the minimum POPULARITY score.

For example, if you select “more Featured videos”, you will arrive on a page that shows the most recent videos to reach FEATURED status. Videos in this section may also appear on the homepage.

Similarly, if you select “more Newest videos”, or click on “Newest” on the navigation bar, you will be directed to a page that includes all videos uploaded to Tube8. Videos in this section are ordered by Most Recent by default.

So there you have it – a homepage designed with your experience in mind. We hope you awesome Tube8 users will continue to provide us with feedback and commentary, we love to hear from you and will always take your suggestions and criticisms into account as we work to improve the site. Please take the time to leave a comment below, or write us an email!

Tube8 Team

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

r. April 25, 2011 at 9:26 am

You should be able to sort out the lesbian video’s as well.

willy April 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

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hlunkojyang May 4, 2011 at 1:41 am

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tooot84 May 7, 2011 at 8:54 pm

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r. May 11, 2011 at 9:32 am

You should be able to sort out the lesbian video’s as well. To be precise: at the location where the tabs for straight, gay and shemale are.

Alex May 13, 2011 at 9:10 pm

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Alex May 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I’m not quite sure yet, but to feature porn stars by name in the gay section would really help in some cases.

blayada June 4, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Could you add a http://www.tube8.com/lesbian/ ?
There should be a way to filter lesbian content comparable with http://www.tube8.com/gay/ and http://www.tube8.com/shemale/ .

Lion June 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

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zerobuzzbox June 15, 2011 at 2:30 am

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CockSuckingWhore51 June 16, 2011 at 7:33 am

My Right Hand Is About To Break From All The Wanking. Would LOVE to See More BI MMW Videos

Bilson June 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Hi Guys–
Maybe I’m doing something wrong, but Sort By Ratings is all f*ked up for me. If I search for something, and then try to sort the results by Rating (All Time), the results do *not* come up in descending order. This used to work perfectly before the update, and was the best way to find videos. Now I have to scan all the videos to find the highest % – what’s the point of ratings if I can’t sort by them?? All the other search fields work fine…what gives?
Thanks!

KHAN August 16, 2011 at 7:09 am

nice

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