First, the system recognizes the search location and gathers all the notaries in the area. It then sorts those results based on the following qualifiers (listed in order of importance):
- Membership Level (Basic or Premier)
- Notary Jane Background Verified (Available to purchase once you become a member)
- Referral Score (You receive a point for every notary you refer who becomes a member)
- Time as a Notary Jane Member
Ranking Scenario #1
Let’s say we have two notaries (Jack and Jill). They both have Premier memberships. They both have been Notary Jane background verified. Jill has a referral score of 5. Jack has a referral score of 10. Jill has been a member for 3 years and 6 months. Jack has been a member for 2 years and 2 months. Even though Jill has been a member for longer than Jack, Jack would still appear above Jane because he has a higher referral score.
Ranking Scenario #2
6 Months as a member
Referral Score of 5
2 Weeks as a member
Referral Score of 0
Not Background Verified
5 years as a member
Referral Score of 3
So who will appear on top in the ranking results? The answer is Moe. Even though he has a lower referral score and has been a member for less time than Curly, because he is Background Verified, he will automatically be ranked above Curly. And Moe would automatically appear above Larry because he has a higher membership level.