Embed Voteable Lists ANYWHERE With Ranker’s New Widget

It’s fun and easy to make voteable lists on Ranker. You’ve been there, you’ve seen it. Everyone knows that. But until now, if you wanted your friends, your followers and your community to vote on a list, you’d have to send them a link (or post one on your blog) and hope for the best. Sure, sometimes that works out great. Check out how many people have voted for their favorite wrestling finishing moves or the best summer movie seasons!

But sometimes, you want to embed a voteable Ranker list on your own site, to poll your readers and start conversations. Well, now you can embed any Ranker list practically anywhere, whether it’s a list you’ve created or just something interesting you’ve found on the site. So whether you want to poll your readers about who should play Ana Steele in the “50 Shades of Grey” movie, Google’s smartest acquisitions ever or an original topic of you’re own, it’s now simple to do and will look great on your website or blog.

Here’s how it works:

Go to any Ranker Vote List and look for the “Embed” button near the top of the page.

Ah, yes, there she is…

Customize the coloring and size of your widget and we’ll give you an embed code which will then work on Tumblr, WordPress, Blogger and pretty much any other blog or website you can think of.

The Ranker widget in the wild!

Still have questions about embedding the widget? Check out our Widget FAQ or this helpful PDF overview of Ranker Widget features for more info. Bear in mind, the widget is still very new, and we’re still making tweaks, but you can install the widget at any time and it will update on your site automatically!

There Can Be Only One… Hundred

The Ranker Community often gets together to discuss, debate and re-rank a variety of lists published elsewhere by experts. Forbes has its own picks for the Most Powerful Celebritiesand so does Ranker. But perhaps no “re-ranking” of an expert list gets more attention and participation than our revised look at the Maxim Hot 100, a list of the year’s most beautiful women.

The “Ranker Hot 100″ gets SO MUCH ATTENTION, in fact, that we figured there was some interesting data to be mined. And sure enough, we were able to draw some fascinating conclusions about the differences in tastes between Maxim’s readers and Ranker’s voters, not just about “which women are hottest?” but also which movies are the greatest and which ’90s animated TV series are most essential. (Seriously!)

Check out all the results on our Ranker Data blog.

Tina Fey and Animal Movies…This Post Is Adorable…

Tracy Jordan Quotes +

The Darker Side of “30 Rock”

Today (Friday May 18th) is Tina Fey’s birthday. It should be a national holiday, the woman is an American gem. She’s smart, she’s funny, she’s cute…she’s perfect! As a present to Tina (she totally reads this blog) we’re putting two links about her!

 

 

Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List

With the loss of Donna Summer and Mary Kennedy in the same week we would be remiss in not including this list.

 

 

Top NBA Players With No Championships

Self-explanatory.

The Greatest Animal Movies

If these movies don’t make you laugh and cry you have no soul.

 

Daily Dose Of Cuteness

Every day Ranker puts up a “daily dose of cuteness” picture on Facebook and Twitter. It’s usually a really cute animal doing really cute things. This is a collection of the daily doses that got the most votes, shares, and retweets!

 

Google’s New Knowledge Graph Explained

Ranker’s resident data scientist, Ravi Iyer, unlocks the secrets of the universe!

Or at least Google’s new Knowledge Graph.

Check it out.

The Darker Side Of 30 Rock, Funny Names, Greatest Movies, and Batman

The Darker Side of “30 Rock”

Data collected from our site shows that people who like 30 Rock have a dark side…

 

 

Best Rock Bands/Artists Of All Time

The Beatles..no the Stones…no Zeppelin…no The Beatles…the battle rages on

 

Funniest Real Names of Celebrities

You’ll be shocked and awed and tickled by this list.

The Best Characters from Batman Comics

Ranker cannot wait for the new Batman movie to come out! Who’s your favorite character?

 

 

The Best Movies Of All Time

Ranky chose this list this week because of a list he read on on Film School Rejects. See they said they complied The 10 Greatest Movies of All Time (According to the Internet) but really they got a bunch of movie critics together to choose them. Now, that’s not the Internet…you guys are the Internet and you voted on our list….a lot. Personally, Ranky doesn’t trust people who put Empire Records on their personal top 10 movie list that is clearly a guilty pleasure pick. A lot of these seem to be “safe” choices and the don’t even get Ranky started on the female critics on their lists…Ranky is quite the film snob. However, the fact several critics chose “The Apartment” made up for a lot of other things ( mainly Alison Long and Gwen Reyes choices).

 

 

 

 

What’s Your Criteria?

Ranker has added something new to our lists! What can we say…we like to spoil you rotten with new and easy to use features. This new feature is List Criteria. Have you ever been on a list and wondered “how did they decide this thing should be on this list?” List Criteria answers that question for you.

Now, when you make a list you can easily tell people the ground rules and criteria you used to select your items. For instance on this list:

Best Theatre Shows Currently Running In L.A

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Arial Kana decided to use live performances that are currently running in L.A. So, if you really loved West Side Story at the Pantages and you wanted to put it on this list you couldn’t because it’s not currently running. If you love Billy Elliot you could add it because that is currently at the Pantages. Get it?

It’s a great way to clarify your list and help others add relevant content. Maker sure you sue List Criteria and let us know what you think of it at feedback@ranker.com.

Happy Ranking!

 

Comic Books, BBQ, and Star Wars (sounds like a pretty good weekend)

Best Foods on a BBQ

 Prom Theme Ideas

25 Animals Wearing Star Wars Costumes

 

Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

 

Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List

 

 

Killer Movies Sets, Horrible Bosses, and Gary Busey OH MY!

The 13 Craziest Gary Busey Stories

Game of Thrones: The Fan Report &

Game of Thrones Fan Report: Behind the Numbers

The 13 Most Horrible Bosses of All Time

 

 

7 Classic Film Sets That Actually Killed People

 

 

The Game of Thrones Infographic: How We Did It

New post up on our “Ranker Data Blog” explaining how we put together our “Game of Thrones Fan Report” infographic from last week. Is your appreciation for incest-themed high fantasy series equaled only by your passion for statistical analysis? Then this is the post for you. Check it out.

Game of Thrones: The Fan Report

Just posted to our new Ranker “Data” blog is a fascinating infographic exploring the tastes and interests of hardcore “Game of Thrones” fans. The results are… you guessed it… a bit strange. Click through to see our findings.