Score of a POI
What does the score of a POI mean
Also a POI (Place of Interest) has a score on RouteYou (between 0-5 stars). Here are two examples with a very different score:
The simple explanation of the score is that it is a measure of the importance of the POI. But technically it is more correct to say that it is a measure of the information value of a POI. In other words, it's an indicator how much information is available about this POI on Routeyou (see below how the score of the POI is determined). The indirect assumption is that the more information there is already about the POI and location, the more important that POI becomes.
How is the score of a POI determined
The score of a POI is determined on the basis of the presence or characteristics of the following elements:
- Type (better specific than general POI type)
- Optimal length of a text (not too long but also not too short)
- 500 characters is a good target
- If you have more, split your text in several POIs, providing information about a different topc
- A photo or a video
- A link to source and More info
- Linking features, themes or groups (but too many links and incorrect info will be punished!)
- Additional translations
- Multiple additional POIs at the same location
- Different authors adding info to the same location
What effect does the score have
Score plays an important role in searches, but it is not the only factor that determines whether a POI ends up higher or lower in the list. Other factors come into play such as:
- number of views
- the number of users who bookmark this POI
How can you positively influence the score
Add extra and correct info to your POI and the location.
FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
"My hotel/B&B has 1 star. That's not right..."
It is true that the score (number of stars) we use here has nothing to do with the quality of the service offered in a particular place. Let alone that it is linked to other rating systems such as Michelin stars. It's not because a museum has 5 stars that the service there is fantastic. Or vice versa, just because a hotel has only one star doesn't mean it isn't a good hotel.
The stars are a measure of the amount of information, and indirectly the importance of a POI (see above).