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What does % Change mean and how does it work?
What does % Change mean and how does it work?

Also: How to create a PRO % Change Challenge...

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Written by Oliver Ryan
Updated over a week ago

The % CHANGE ranking shows each user's percent improvement from one time period or challenge to the next. The metric is available for BASIC groups for successive Weekly and Monthly leaderboards, and for PRO groups in any challenge after creating an initial challenge, which can serve as their "reference challenge."

A user's average daily score in the current time period or challenge is compared with their final score for the reference period. On the % Change leaderboard, a score of 100% indicates that there has been no change from one time period to the next. Anything greater than 100% is an improvement, and less than 100% is a decline.


If a user has a Count.It score of 50 points in July, and they finish August with a score of 100, then they will show a % CHANGE score of 200% on the Monthly --> August leaderboard. When a week or month is over, the % CHANGE metric therefore shows the final improvement for that complete time period over the preceding.

Creating a PRO % Change Challenge:

To set up a % Change challenge, Admin need to create a reference challenge to provide the "baseline" score. As long as you have at least one completed challenge in your group, you can create as many or recurring % Change challenges as you want!

TIP: If you do not have any completed challenges, you will not be able to create a new % Change challenge, as there is not challenge to use as a reference. So, if you're thinking of creating a "most improved" challenge, be sure to get at least one challenge done with either the "Total" or "Average" metrics.


A group wants to run four successive weekly challenges. They want the last week to be a "% Change" challenge vs. the first. On their PRO Admin > Challenges , they create an AVERAGE --> Target Score, and/or Leaderboard Rank, challenge for each of the first three weeks. In the fourth week, they choose "% Change" as their metric, and then they can choose the first week as their "reference challenge." They will then select a leaderboard rank or target score "goal type" for their challenge. If they choose, Leaderboard Rank = First Place, they have created a prize for the "Most Improved" individual!

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