The Explore Trending wall displays popular works from the community. It takes into account many factors that determine how works will trend. For example, Likes from prominent artists are worth more than likes from fans, which makes certain works trend higher, etc. It's not just based on the raw number of Likes or Views.
How is the Trending wall moderated?
To make ArtStation a safe, inclusive and professional website that caters to the professional art industry, the Trending wall can be moderated.
Please note that even if a work does not appear on Trending, it is still broadcast to your followers and can attain mass visibility through the activity feed and social nature of the site.
Works might not appear on Trending if it:
- is of a sexual nature - even if only partial, suggested or even no nudity is shown,
- objectifies women - large cleavage, underboob, underskirt, work that is intended to titilate. It doesn't matter if there is no nudity - if sexuality or intent to titilate is there, we moderate it.
- is advertising - Works that advertise products and services or are clearly announcements might not trend.
- lacks artistic merit - ArtStation is aimed at a professional and aspiring professional audience.
Sexually suggestive works / thumbnails
Don’t be cheeky like this. We actively moderate the Trending wall. In this unfortunate situation, the work is actually quite good overall but the artist focused the thumbnail on the boobs. Be professional in how you present your work.
To be clear, these works are not removed from the site and can still get a lot of visibility from followers and the social network.
ArtStation is a professional site and it is used by many people working in studios in professional environments. We allow many kinds of work to be on ArtStation, but some artworks we have to be careful with as it can send the wrong message.
We have to make difficult decisions all the time about what work should be featured. ArtStation takes a more conservative approach to moderation as we want ArtStation to be professional and inclusive. It is this approach to moderation that has helped us to become the leading professional network for artists. Overwhelmingly, we hear from users thanking us for moderating the website.
Why is my work not on the Trending wall?
Please note that our customer service team does not answer questions about why certain artworks are not Trending. Your work is still promoted to your followers and can still get a lot of visibility. Please do not write to us to ask why your work is not trending or picked. We do not respond to those questions. Thanks for your understanding.