RE: How To Actually Bring More Business Owners To Steem[it]
I've said for nearly a year, since you folks started buying votes, these paid programming style posts here on the trending page should be the ads inside posts that contain actual content.
You're up here on the trending page. To get here you paid people to look away, then you wonder why nobody is looking. You're wondering why accounts with high SP don't vote, while paying them to not vote. It's easy to see how this is all kind of pointless.
Even @joeparys here, talking up his approach and thinking it's wise to sell the votes doesn't really know what he's doing. The moment everyone starts purchasing votes to reach the top slots for this so called "visibility" (paying people to look away), is the exact moment the business model falls in on itself. Just image if every ten seconds someone wanted the top slot. This business model collapses the moment it becomes as successful as it can get. So that's pure idiocy. These guys don't know that though. They depend on the next sucker who walks in the door, typically a shit posting amateur who's never produced content online trying to get 'rich and famous' overnight. Most fail.
This model of promotion is a joke. There are only a handful of top slots and if thousands of people tried to promote their posts in this fashion, all they do is end up blending back in with the crowd; making this more pointless than it ever was. The business model is one big flop. If it becomes successful it becomes useless at the same time. That's not capitalism, it's stupidity.
Content producers come first. The ads and promoted posts should be tucked nicely inside posts as banner ads. That would give those who wish to promote their posts a much larger potential viewership, and the content producers would be able to produce content that can reach top slots organically. There are literally thousands of posts published daily. The ads should be inside those posts and the content producers should take center stage to attract eyes to the platform.
The content producers should have to select a maximum of two ads they'd like to include in their blog from a market. In other words, content producers would curate ads and look for something people might want to click because the content producer would be earning a piece of the ad revenue. That click should function like the vote button, voting for the post before the consumer takes off to visit the ad. Those promoting would have to spend more and more to jockey for position within this market tab. If they wanted the top slot there, with the hopes a lazy blogger wouldn't look hard, they'd have to buy STEEM and spend more to boost it to the top. This creates a huge demand for STEEM this current model can't even come close to.
That promotion, on payday, then gets split between the promoters, content producers who hosted the ad, and if there's any profit left that goes to the one who published the promotion.
Everyone then works together. Content producers can earn ad revenue on top of their votes, those promoting have far more potential slots and far more potential eyes on their ads, those selling votes for the ads within the market would earn less per post but far more in bulk. There wouldn't even be enough of them, which creates more demand to buy STEEM on top of all this. Content producers with more stake earn higher percentages of the ad reward pool, creating even more demand to buy steem and power up earnings.
Right now everyone works against each other and the promotion system is a joke. These people could be making far more money but they don't have any experience in the entertainment industry to be able to understand their roles. They want the most money and they currently depend on the next sucker who walks in the door. Everything about their system means, eventually, it falls in on itself.
That's something I wrote, months ago. This dude seems to get it. There was another video made talking about how great the idea is as well but I can't find it. Probably more out there.
There are only about 20 top slots here, maybe a few more. It's pointless to be on this trending page. 1 slot for three days? Your post could be inside thousands of others posts for a week. Maybe 100+ views here, potentially thousands if the promoted posts were inside actual content. Put the actual content on the trending page and these shit posts you people make inside as advertisements.
Most of you guys seem to either want to reinvent the wheel or recycle old ideas (Like Joe emulating Jerry... Jerry failed) instead of taking this wheel, including everything the place has to offer, and making the wheel actually spin.
Anyway, whatever. Enjoy the generic you're so awesome this post was the best ever response you paid for. Have a good one.