Last modified - April 11, 2017
12:38 PM Eastern
State rank is based on the sellers within your state, and their world-wide ranking. This is reflected in the column on the state ranking page called "overall rank". State ranks rarely change because you are competing against other active sellers.
So, for example, if you are the #126 seller in your state and, at the same time, you are the #7870 seller world-wide. The #125 seller in your state is at #7750 worldwide. That means you need to move up 120 slots in the world-wide ranking to move up one slot in the state rankings.
Now, at the same time, everyone around you is also trying to sell things, so moving up in overall ranks can sometimes be a slow process. And the higher you go in the overall rankings, the less people move around. As I tell my wife, "The air is thin up there..."
There is also the issue that there can sometimes be large gaps between people in your state. For example, the gap between #112 and #111 might be only 5 slots, but the gap from #111 to #110 could be nearly 400. This can cause long periods of "Nothing is happening!" in the state ranking.
But, as long as you're moving up in the overall rank, you will continue to move up in the state ranking. The higher you move, the slower the change in state rank will be.
Don't worry, just keep selling and watching your numbers tick by on the overall chart, and the state chart will take care of itself.