What is the 'Rank' row in the Universal Search Feature?
And what is the growing number?
versions; GMPE 8.5.x, GMPE 9.0.x, GMPE 9.2.x
The ranking system is similar to a Google search in the internet.
The values are an internal data and can differ from search to search, because of this they are not relevant to the rank itself.
This means that the rank value 144 or 32 are not important but their 'position' or 'order' in the actual search is relevant for the user because the higher the value in the rank, then the better the match of the given search criteria.
For further information on ranking methods please see the article "How Search Query Results Are Ranked (Full-Text Search)" from Microsoft - http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms142524.aspx
GoldMine Premium Edition uses the Ranking of CONTAINSTABLE method.