This is quite interesting, because a package which gains a high amount of votes in a day will have a very high popularity for a short period of time, which is a little misleading.
I thought it would be based on the number of people looking at the package/webpage or cloning the repository. It is a little misleading because a package might not be popular but still have a high popularity, however on the other hand it does help new packages gain recognition quickly.
What is considered a "good" popularity rating for a package?
Thank you, Polarian