Steem linkback bot v0.4 released

7 months ago
66 in steem

Weekly link reports

The report for Week 2 for September is already available.

Linkback bot updates

  • Linkback bot is now more efficient and uses less blockchain space by switching to markdown from HTML. Savings can reach 20-50% per comment. Thanks to @clayop for suggesting this feature!
  • Fixed bug with false positives for link detection. Thanks to @timcliff for the bugreport.
  • Some authors generating a lot of noisy links were excluded to increase signal/noise ratio.

Community response

Why build a linkback bot for Steem?

  • To increase follower counts of related authors by providing additional discovery mechanism
  • To increase payouts for authors of high quality collections and authors whose posts are included in collections
  • To increase of number of posts linking out by providing incentives to do so
  • To increase number of views per visit and time spent interacting with Steem
  • To increase steemit.com traffic from search engines
  • For fun and profit

At this moment linkback bot is still in alpha and runs with limited capacity.

Roadmap

Linkback bot is under development.

  • Post language detection and bot i18n
  • Author analytics
  • Personal analytics
  • Tag analytics
  • Mention and linkbacks notifications by twitter, etc
  • Possible link weighting by rewards
  • Spam prevention features
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71
  ·  7 months ago

Sounds really interesting

58
  ·  7 months ago

great idea! it found 2 links for me)

38
  ·  7 months ago

Cool, it sounds interesting..

25
  ·  7 months ago

Nice! 👌

67
  ·  7 months ago

@ontofractalI love this bot, is there any way to "Call It" to link articles?

65
  ·  6 months ago

it's good!

58
  ·  6 months ago

upvoted ;-)

66
  ·  6 months ago

Sounds great!

71
  ·  6 months ago

if I understand this can be very good

67
  ·  6 months ago

I think that it would be interesting if bot will be posting in comments about who resteemed your post 8)