Advanced Steem Metrics Report for 4th October 2016

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NEW: Top Posts by Votes Ranking With payouts less than 10SBD. Increasing transparency by making invisible visible: 7 charts and 3 tables with daily Steem metrics.


This is a version 0.5 of my daily reports designed to be a comprehensive source of Steem metrics. I am working on adding more metrics and visual improvements.


  • New ranking with a list of 25 posts ordered by number of votes that have a payout less than 10SBD.

How to read

Every chart starts on 1st of June and extends to yesterday. The number on the label attached to the Y axis on the right is the yesterday's value for that chart.

Historical charts have STEEM/USD volume weighted daily price on the Y axis on the left of the chart.

User acquisition

A basic metric of any startup, user acquisition provides insights into the future trends of Steem platform.

Chart is based on number of new accounts grouped by the created date. Only accounts that have performed any of these actions are included: post, comment, vote.

User engagement

A number of engaged accounts grouped by distinct activity. At least one action (vote, post or comment) is required.


High quality content generation has a well positive feedback loop with traffic acquisition through short term viral promotion and long term SEO benefits.

Only posts with >= 2 votes and comments with >= 0 votes are counted.

Daily votes by marine fauna

Number of votes made yesterday by minnows, dolphins and whales by percentiles. Chart shows that most Steem users do not maximize their voting power and therefore do not maximize their curation rewards.

Note: Voting power depletes completely by voting 200 times during 5 days, so this chart has some degree of imprecision.

If you are interested in increasing your curation rewards, get in touch with me on

Payout metrics

Payout data is a sum of pending and past payouts for posts created on the given date.

Distribution of post payouts for for 4th of October

This is a breakdown of post payouts per percentile. Only top 25% of post payouts are visible on the chart.

Some examples from the distribution of post payouts

75% of post payouts (not visible on this chart) are less than 3.5 SBD

90% of post payouts are less than 35.3SBD

97% of post payouts are less than 91.8SBD

1% of post payouts are greater than 270.9SBD

Read more about Power law distribution

Top 25 post payout ranking for 4th of October

Top 25 Posts by Payout Ranking for 4th October

Payout Percent of total daily payout Title Author
1739 SBD7.97%Time to go full steem ahead@aizensou
936 SBD4.29%Steemit Hackathon in Norway with Ned Scott - Part 2: Hackathon Projects@bitspace
751 SBD3.44%Instructor2121: An Introduction After 5 Months On Steemit@instructor2121
589 SBD2.7%SteemSports - San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets (National League MLB Wildcard Matchup)@steemsports
562 SBD2.58%ALARM CLOCK DAWN (An Original Novel - Episode 42)@ericvancewalton
539 SBD2.47%The Daily Curie (3rd Oct - 4th Oct 2016)@curie
513 SBD2.35%Should We Have The Basic Right To End Our Lives?@calaber24p
416 SBD1.91%Tide Pooling: A Great Family Activity and a Priceless Experience for Kids@donkeypong
402 SBD1.84%A Place of Her Own@perspective
351 SBD1.61%Perception changes Everything - Is Taxation really theft?@dantheman
319 SBD1.46%Cops killed and hospitalized more people than deaths by overdoses of methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine-A NeverGetBusted/Steemit Exclusive@barrycooper
299 SBD1.37%[DEV DIARY #1] Design & Developer Community Updates @cass@cass
293 SBD1.34%ADOLESCENT NOSTALGIA (An Original Poem)@serejandmyself
279 SBD1.28%Mansplaining: Thoughts on it from a man.@lifeisawesome
266 SBD1.22%If You Love Me, Let Me Go@honeyscribe
266 SBD1.22%Frequent Traveller #7: This app offers free Wifi Passwords for all major international airports@knozaki2015
257 SBD1.18%Awesome art... with a ball point pen (which to me is even more impressive)@gavvet
251 SBD1.15%$STEEM/BTC Daily Poloniex+Bittrex Technical Analysis / Market Report Update #64, "Ooooh where do we go now" Oct. 04, 2016.@ozchartart
250 SBD1.15%Myth or Fact? #2- The world's most famous equation: E=mc²@timsaid
233 SBD1.07%I travel the world Part 60: Jerónimos Monastery@knozaki2015
217 SBD1%Spotlight Issue 9 -The Art Lover Edition@cryptogee
211 SBD0.97%Tough Decision - Original Poetry@terrycraft
209 SBD0.96%First STEEM LA Meetup, October 5th!@veryrico
207 SBD0.95%JAPANESE BABY WEANING METHOD: Introducing the equipment@mibenkito
205 SBD0.94%STEAMED DUMPLINGS WITH STRAWBERRIES (Original recipe)@richman

Top 25 Top Posts by Net Votes with Rewards Less than 10 SBD for 4th October

Number of votes Payout Title Author
2246.514Featuring Proctologic: Get to Know Your Witness!@sykochica
1958.755Real-Time Update of RobinHood Whale Project 罗宾鲸火贴实时更新 04-10@laonie
1959.689What it feels to be a TAXI DRIVER in Zagreb City@vermillion666
1861.126Help Make Steemit City Become Reality By Answering 5 Simple Questions!@steemitcity
1824.978I have saved the live of a wasp, catched by my pitcher plant (Sarracenia)! (English/German)@future24
1721.18The First Alternative Health Clinic in South Africa to Accept Steem@freemindhealth
1562.032For those Who Would Like to Help La Gonâve, Haiti, in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew@anotherjoe
1431.654Craig Grant in 1992 and 1993@craig-grant
1343.066Never Forget: Hillary Clinton commited Massive Election Fraud in the Democratic primaries.@matrixdweller
1347.028The True Value of Steemit.@dragonslayer109
1335.255Fish crazy, people into the hospital@fishingvideos
1333.637📷 Autumn in Berlin - Photography Part 1: After the rain comes the sun! 💧🌞 (English/German)@future24
1280.711Guess How Many? #19@bola
1240.463Confessions of a Lazy Steemian@thehousewife
1203.304Announcing the winning cat - 宣布胜利猫 (by @ace108)@ace108
1150.662Steemian Latte Art - Lisa Simpson@levycore
1130.619🐒 My third original content meme for the funny "Steem Meme Project"! 🙉@future24
1134.682Streemian is back online 😅 Follow my votes for autopilot curation rewards!@ausbitbank
1130.874Before hurricane Mathew@craig-grant
1110.733OpenMic Night Contest entry - Featuring the youngest and cutest contestant, with one of his favorite songs@nextgen622
1103.981200 Followers and Top 200 Rank by Curation Rewards reached. Thank you!@twinner
1100.44A Meme about using eSteem with Vote Notifications@l0k1

Top 15 Posts by Unique Comment Authors Ranking for 4th October

Number of unique commenters Number of comments Payout Title Author
49971Guess How Many? #19@bola
365752Fyrstikken for Witness - To Make Steemit Grow And Prosper! Vote: fyrst-witness@fyrstikken
35461741Time to go full steem ahead@aizensou
2761423Perception changes Everything - Is Taxation really theft?@dantheman
2242751Instructor2121: An Introduction After 5 Months On Steemit@instructor2121
2230677SteemSports - San Francisco Giants @ New York Mets (National League MLB Wildcard Matchup)@steemsports
224645Steemit Game Announcement : First 2D Game for Steemit@funnyman
214424Why We Need a Steemit Ambassadors Tool Kit! Let's Make One!@sykochica
1926513Should We Have The Basic Right To End Our Lives?@calaber24p
194535Will AI and Robotics Create a New Form of Slavery?@thecryptofiend
17274200 Followers and Top 200 Rank by Curation Rewards reached. Thank you!@twinner
1525218Spotlight Issue 9 -The Art Lover Edition@cryptogee
142450Intro: Jessamyn Orchard - songwriter, thinker, creator@jessamynorchard
142930G'Day Steemit! If you like Business, Surfing, Music & Philosophy - Then I look forward to getting Steemy with you :)@lukemcleod
1439279Mansplaining: Thoughts on it from a man.@lifeisawesome


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this is GOLD = "Top Posts by Votes Ranking With payouts less than 10SBD"


I'm not sure that 10SBD is the right cut off though. A number is quite arbitrary and I am not sure how to improve this.


5SBD is better

Thanks for the new ranking list, this looks like a minnows' voice ;-)


Yeah, I'm thinking about merging this with comments ranking to create a more informative snapshot of minnows activity .

Thank you for sharing! It is nice to see it broken down like this! I'm hoping to be on that first list some day ;)


Thanks for your feedback! Your author rewards indicate that you will make the list really soon

Thanks for sharing!

What do you think these trends show for the long term? Top payouts are going down, do you think this would diminish the incentive for users to participate?


maybe only users who are used to earning big money, but not me


I am not sure that top payouts going down won't decrease the incentives for the top posters. Consider that many websites pay $100-200 for a long form post or a technical tutorial so top poster rewards will still be a profitable alternative. On the other hand, motivation of the long tail of posters that get less than a few SBDs may decrease dramatically.

very good