We at Kellyfind have given a lot of thought to how we score each site. Our goal is to provide an accurate representation of the indisputable facts of the site, and also an honest judgement based on the experience the reviewer had while using the site just as any other paying member would.
We provide multi-dimensional scoring. Multi-dimensional scoring gives you separate scores for 4 major categories: Videos, Photos, Entertainment and Bang For Your Buck. The weighted average of each of the category scores is used to derive the Overall Score.
Multi-dimensional scoring accommodates situations where some categories may not apply to the customer. For example, if a site is dedicated to only videos and has no photos, we don't want there to be an unusually low score even if the site ranks high in all other categories. Our scoring makes it easier for the readers of our reviews to quickly determine the strengths and weaknesses of each site and which site is the best fit for their entertainment needs and their budget.
The following are the 4 major categories and their attributes, along with a description of the criteria that is used to produce each score. All scores have a maximum of 100, with a score of 80 being the baseline for an average site.
The attributes for Video are: Quality, Quantity, Frequency, Format/Sizes, Exclusivity, Downloadability and Streaming.
Photo scoring is similar to Video scoring. The attributes are: Quality, Quantity, Frequency, Sizes, Exclusivity and Downloadability.
The Entertainment score is based more on judgement than the other categories that more hard metrics to consider. The attributes are Performance, Execution, Originality, Navigation and Design.
The last category is Bang For Your Buck. This is an assessment of how much value you will get from the site in relation to how much it costs.
The Overall Score (aka Final Score) is the weighted average of each of the sub-scores: Video, Photo, and Entertainment and Bang For Your Buck.
Our scoring system is designed to give you a detailed look at where a site excels or falls short, based on both our unbiased opinions and on the factual metrics of each site. The scores are broken down into major categories to allow you to overlook certain areas that you may not be interested in, but still give you a reference for the areas that will determine if this site is the right fit for you.