Bid-bot activity report -- 03/4/18 for the previous 7 days. Who's paying the most to promote their articles?

in #steemit4 years ago (edited)

The list below represents the 50 largest transfers to bid-bots for the promotion of articles posted on Steemit during the last calendar week (Sunday through Saturday).

Due to formatting restrictions, only a few columns can be displayed.

What is this report?

Many authors choose to promote their posts via Bid-Bots. In return for direct payment, the bots will upvote your article. This service is fully "legal" on Steemit and used by minnows and whales alike.

There are many reasons an author may want to purchase votes.

  • Give the impression that the article is of substantial value and perhaps you should think so too.
  • Cause the article to make it to the "Hot" or "Trending" category where it gets more exposure and more votes.
  • Cause the payout to increase so that anyone that votes on the post will share in a higher awards pool.
  • Attempt to make a direct profit on the vote by receiving a vote that nets more than the cost of the bid.
  • Increase the authors reputation by receiving votes from large and respected voters (large bots are whales).
  • Support another author or entity indirectly through a Bid-bot.

The list is sorted with the highest amounts paid to the Bid-bots on top in descending order (per bid basis).

  • From = The user who sent the payment to the bot.
  • To = The bot that has been paid to vote.
  • BID (SMD) = The amount sent to the bot in SBD or Steem.
  • Article Payout = The total STU (SBD/SP) payout value of for the entire article (not the single bid). This is the total paid to the author and curators from all votes (not just bidbots) (This is the $ value which shows on the bottom of every post.)
  • Link is the direct link to the article that has been promoted via the bid bot.

Largest Bid-bot Bids -- 02/25/18 - 03/03/18

DateFromToBID (SBD)PayoutLinkCategoryRepliesVotes
02-27@knirckypostpromoter$250.00$645.85https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@knircky/how-to-evaluate-cryptocuyrrencies-in-this-information-junglecryptocurrency261809
02-27@budgetspostpromoter$236.60$651.68https://steemit.com/dlive/@jerrybanfield/3a2b4d4c-1bd0-11e8-8e74-0242ac110002dlive4581588
02-27@knirckypostpromoter$180.00$645.85https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@knircky/how-to-evaluate-cryptocuyrrencies-in-this-information-junglecryptocurrency261809
02-27@knirckypostpromoter$180.00$773.26https://steemit.com/witness-category/@steem-bounty/announcing-our-new-steem-bounty-witnesswitness-category172838
02-27@budgetsappreciator$155.00$651.68https://steemit.com/dlive/@jerrybanfield/3a2b4d4c-1bd0-11e8-8e74-0242ac110002dlive4581588
02-27@knirckybuildawhale$150.00$773.26https://steemit.com/witness-category/@steem-bounty/announcing-our-new-steem-bounty-witnesswitness-category172838
03-02@pinksteamsmartsteem$134.15$276.16https://steemit.com/travel/@hotsteam/adventurous-resort-badplaas-21ea594ccb9d1travel2490
03-01@tendershepardpostpromoter$120.00$932.98https://steemit.com/art/@aggroed/steem-visions-an-artist-discussion-and-online-exhibit-hosted-with-stellabelle-and-juliakponsford-boston-meetup-saturdayart4382085
03-01@aggroedpostpromoter$120.00$256.89https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@aggroed/a-series-of-herculean-challenges-for-our-boy-bitcoin-to-ride-the-hyperwavesbitcoin36257
02-26@pinaclepostpromoter$100.00$167.39https://steemit.com/photography/@pinacle/appreciating-uglyphotography4795
02-26@kofpatoupme$100.00$316.97https://steemit.com/youarehope/@kofpato/first-ever-steemit-customized-school-bags-donated-to-children-of-obosono-basic-schoolyouarehope72150
02-26@kofpatopostpromoter$100.00$316.97https://steemit.com/youarehope/@kofpato/first-ever-steemit-customized-school-bags-donated-to-children-of-obosono-basic-schoolyouarehope72150
02-26@followbtcnewspostpromoter$100.00$526.48https://steemit.com/witness-update/@followbtcnews/followbtcnews-witness-update-super-powered-upgrades-for-rpc-node-witness-and-steem-chat-serverswitness-update79457
02-27@yallapapiupme$100.00$291.45https://steemit.com/steemit/@yallapapi/why-steemit-is-a-giant-circle-jerk-and-how-to-make-it-work-in-your-favorsteemit254425
02-27@budgetsupme$100.00$651.68https://steemit.com/dlive/@jerrybanfield/3a2b4d4c-1bd0-11e8-8e74-0242ac110002dlive4581588
03-01@tendershepardupme$100.00$932.98https://steemit.com/art/@aggroed/steem-visions-an-artist-discussion-and-online-exhibit-hosted-with-stellabelle-and-juliakponsford-boston-meetup-saturdayart4382085
03-01@kafkanarchy84smartsteem$100.00$205.36https://steemit.com/debate/@kafkanarchy84/debate-proposition-attn-kokesh-kenny-s-kitchendebate3681
03-01@elpompadorupme$100.00$200.13https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@elpompador/best-3-altcoins-to-own-in-march-2018cryptocurrency57129
02-27@knirckypostpromoter$95.00$645.85https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@knircky/how-to-evaluate-cryptocuyrrencies-in-this-information-junglecryptocurrency261809
02-25@yallapapipostpromoter$88.42$184.39https://steemit.com/steemit/@yallapapi/how-to-use-steemit-to-trick-people-into-reading-your-poorly-written-garbagesteemit126258
03-02@brittufupme$85.00$313.40https://steemit.com/cryptokitties/@brittuf/guess-that-kitten-is-back-etherstocks-insider-tradingcryptokitties55276
03-01@diebaasmanappreciator$84.00$104.37https://steemit.com/flowers/@reaverza/orange-daisy-2018-02-25-21-35-14flowers824
03-01@ddangerwuupme$84.00$442.98https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@ddangerwu/the-keys-in-bitcoin-that-everything-depends-on-insightful-comments-get-you-100spbitcoin87426
02-25@therealwolfpostpromoter$80.00$868.09https://steemit.com/steem/@smartsteem/two-ways-to-earn-with-smartsteem-do-the-smart-thingsteem5542415
02-27@charles1postpromoter$80.00$162.58https://steemit.com/education/@charles1/steemit-education-the-concept-of-needs-and-wants-in-our-private-and-community-lifeeducation57145
02-28@charles1upme$80.00$178.60https://steemit.com/community/@charles1/pegging-steem-dollars-sbd-to-usd-a-pro-and-con-argumentcommunity110160
03-01@danielwooddesignpostpromoter$80.00$220.76https://steemit.com/art/@danielwooddesign/ocean-of-fish-or-steem-and-steemit-t-shirts-and-printable-wearable-designs-ready-to-download-by-danielwooddesignart71114
02-25@brittufupme$75.00$249.85https://steemit.com/cryptokitties/@brittuf/fancy-cats-should-be-worth-more-soon-on-cryptokittiescryptokitties60223
02-27@transistopostpromoter$75.00$561.27https://steemit.com/photography/@timsaid/mypictureday-challenge-round-18-winners-announcement-round-17photography221877
02-28@transistopostpromoter$75.00$763.02https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@transisto/circle-buying-poloniex-and-why-it-s-making-steem-price-go-down-temporarilybitcoin4291430
03-01@tendershepardappreciator$75.00$932.98https://steemit.com/art/@aggroed/steem-visions-an-artist-discussion-and-online-exhibit-hosted-with-stellabelle-and-juliakponsford-boston-meetup-saturdayart4382085
03-01@aggroedupme$75.00$235.87https://steemit.com/vietmeme/@aggroed/meme-the-news-2-28-18-not-for-the-faint-of-heartvietmeme52283
02-25@elpompadorpostpromoter$72.00$106.10https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@elpompador/bitcoin-private-btcp-price-predictions-could-it-start-at-usd200bitcoin1048
03-01@ddangerwupostpromoter$72.00$442.98https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@ddangerwu/the-keys-in-bitcoin-that-everything-depends-on-insightful-comments-get-you-100spbitcoin87426
02-25@kafkanarchy84upme$70.00$145.06https://steemit.com/unschooling/@kafkanarchy84/some-thoughts-from-my-time-in-the-public-indoctrination-systemunschooling3983
02-27@yallapapibuildawhale$70.00$291.45https://steemit.com/steemit/@yallapapi/why-steemit-is-a-giant-circle-jerk-and-how-to-make-it-work-in-your-favorsteemit254425
03-01@psychopumpkinappreciator$70.00$149.52https://steemit.com/steepshot/@psychopumpkin/steepshot-11-2018-02-28-07-38-00steepshot1142
03-02@drakosbuildawhale$70.00$198.75https://steemit.com/abuse/@drakos/enough-is-enough-grumpycatabuse138286
03-01@cryptopricebuildawhale$65.00$76.61https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@cryptoprice/bitcoin-btc-inverse-h-and-s-nearing-confirmationbitcoin921
03-02@customnatureupme$65.00$140.20https://steemit.com/aswcontest/@customnature/reminder-abandoned-shit-weekly-contest-7-black-and-white-ends-sunday-aswcontestaswcontest4290
02-28@momarupme$62.00$125.81https://steemit.com/norway/@momar/learn-more-about-the-importance-of-social-studies-2norway1842
02-28@flyskypostpromoter$62.00$159.88https://steemit.com/steemitschool/@flysky/good-morning-my-friendssteemitschool3759
02-25@kafkanarchy84postpromoter$61.78$106.17https://steemit.com/anarchy/@kafkanarchy84/change-the-kkk-from-the-inside-a-pragmatic-approach-to-ending-the-hateanarchy4189
02-25@therealwolfupme$60.00$868.09https://steemit.com/steem/@smartsteem/two-ways-to-earn-with-smartsteem-do-the-smart-thingsteem5542415
02-26@danielwongbuildawhale$60.00$175.05https://steemit.com/life/@danielwong/frameworks-issue-13-how-to-develop-character-and-where-it-ll-lead-you-tolife36107
02-27@danielwooddesignpostpromoter$60.00$221.28https://steemit.com/art/@danielwooddesign/coffee-t-shirt-steem-logo-designs-or-download-files-or-let-s-start-connecting-people-with-steemit-graphic-designsart48131
02-27@ddangerwupostpromoter$60.00$146.47https://steemit.com/blog/@ddangerwu/interacting-with-distributed-ledger-and-tokens-get-100sp-delegation-with-your-commentblog3372
03-02@abasifrekepostpromoter$60.00$142.82https://steemit.com/science/@abasifreke/why-you-should-stop-this-bad-habitscience3268
02-25@dobartimupme$59.00$150.51https://steemit.com/steemitultimatechallenge/@dobartim/3qwdvc-steemit-ultimate-challenge-8-weeks-prize-fund-2000-sbd-week-4-registration-is-in-progresssteemitultimatechallenge56120
02-28@momarupme$55.00$101.29https://steemit.com/norway/@momar/according-to-a-court-in-england-a-british-woman-was-sentenced-that-she-is-not-allowed-to-laughnorway731

Sometimes great articles get to the top because they are great articles. Sometimes other articles get to the top because there was sufficient money to pay for that placement. It is up to the community to judge if the rewards pool is being properly managed and distributed in a fair and honest manner.

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Please resteem this post if you think this information might be useful to the Steemit community.

Disclaimer. Many of the articles I author utilize promotional services including bid-bots. I have not filtered any bids including my own out of this list.

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From the list it looks like some made big ROI's in the process.

It is very deceiving, the "Article payout" is the total payout for the post, including all other votes (not just bidbot votes)

Investing such an amount at once in only 1 paid upvote bot. It's really insane. I think I will follow a few of these steemonians to see if I will be able to earn a little curation reward.
That way I can make a few cents 😂😋

Exactly! If they leave a few cents in the pool.

Blessings.

Thank you for sharing the information @bycoleman. Its very useful for both new and old members. I still have lots to learn and needs catching up. We need Steemitpedia. I am still trying to grasp the role of the bid bots... how do one join these bots by the way?

Yes, I really would like to see a Steemitpedia, perhaps one day you will write it!

You can check out my blog on the how to increase your vote dramatically. Parts 1,2 & 3. 3 is on bidbots.

Perhaps...still learning the ropes. Thank you again... really appreciate the promptness. I'll go check it out at once!

Thank you for your work!
Can you explain me how I get more people to read my articles?
I don´t have money to invest to let bots do these work.

Any tips would help me :) Cheers

Spend 90% your time reading other articles and leaving honest an useful remarks. They will see your genuineness an begin to follow you.

Many blessings an success.

I will do. Thank you :)

as a new member, this bid bot system seems like the platform's dirty little secret. i'm not saying i'm too good for it. I don't even know how it works, yet. pay for play? that's life in general.

Yes, it is not very secret, but it is certainly not something that I would miss if it were gone. It is a very power full tool for anyone with money to spend.

Blessings!

Overall your post are awesome.........

Interesting stuff, these bots are too confusing for a cat to use though. 😹 It also seems odd and unsustainable if everyone can just use bots to make money. Where does the actual cash come from? Certainly pennies aren't Turing into hundreds for some who have mediocre content yet pay for bots? mRrrrrrrrrr...

I really think these bidbots are a problem that truly needs to be solved. Sooner or later the community will be more likely to address it, as mediocre posts steel hundreds from the rewards pool.

Much success!

support me and follow each other

I'll love to see my stats so far.... @bonchukz

hi friend

Vote back my friend
I @syanaa hehehe

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