One of the unique features of Count.It is the option for groups to see how they compare to other groups in their area, and around the world. Should the group admin choose, their group can show up on the Count.It World leaderboard, as well as the leaderboard for their local metro area.
To "go public," admins can set the "Privacy" option on their Admin > Group Profile page to "Public." To keep the group off of these public "boards," they should set the preference to "Private."
To break it down in detail:
Public: Groups with their privacy set to "Public" will group will appear in site search results and on the World leaderboard as well as the leaderboard of the metro area that corresponds to the group location set by the admin at onboarding. When set to Public, the group's homepage is visible to all registered users on Count.It.
Private: The group will not appear on public leaderboards and is not searchable on Count.It, nor is it visible to other Count.It users.