Upvote Bots #1 – Purposes

in steemit •  last year  (edited)

It does not matter that you like it or not, there are bots on Steemit and they are deeply integrated into the ecosystem. If you meet the word ‘bot’ most probably BidBots come to your mind first although there are many types of them with different purposes and function. If you check the flood of the posts in your Feed or in Trending/Hot you can read more and more about bots mostly in negative aspects and there are more and more suggestions to change the system. But is it really necessary? Or just the users cannot learn how to use them properly?

I realized that people don’t like to read a post which is longer than three tweets, so I will share my own experiences in smaller doses. :-)

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Purposes of ‘Upvote Bots’:

  • promote your own posts;
  • earn money from your bid upvotes;
  • support the author of a post you liked;

Promote your own posts

Why are we here on Steemit? To earn money by reading and being read. That’s simple. Who claims else that lies. It’s out of the question. But the correct order is

  1. reading;
  2. being read;
  3. earning money.

Reading is easy (for most of us at least). Problems come at step two. You need an audience, real people who read your posts and upvote you. For this reason, you need to be visible to the community first which is really challenging. It does not matter how good blogger/vlogger/writer/photographer you are, your excellent post will disappear in the New flood in 30 seconds. Maybe less. You can find a lot of advice here on Steemit on how to write a great post, how to use tags, how to get followers, how to get upvotes, and for this reason, I don’t want to waste the bits of the blockchain to do the same.

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If you are read by your followers, you increased your chances of earning money. Just to make it clear: I wrote only chances. Quality/Content counts for sure.

Earn money with bids

Don’t believe fairy tales! Using the ‘Upvote Bots’ for this purpose is GAMBLING. It’s loud and clear. But why? Because you cannot predict that your bid will be profitable or not. You can assess your chances only at the very moment when you send your bid to the bot, but you never know how many other users do the same at the same time. I don’t claim that it’s impossible to make a profitable bid but it’s still gambling. And it’s a question of interpretation of what 'profitable’ means…

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I will come back to this topic later.

Support other authors by ‘Upvote Bots’

We are selfish because we are human beings. That’s the reason behind that we always focus on our own blog so closely that we completely forget to use the most obvious way to reward other users the same way as ourselves.

It’s really stupid but I just realized this most important opportunity although I’ve been here for two months. As far as I can see it’s not really popular on Steemit hence it’s a nice and elegant solution. What do you do if you would like to support somebody here? Upvote him/her. Staying at my example, my full voting power is currently 0.04 SBD. Jesus, it’s a huge amount of money!!! So, the author will get from my upvote around 0.015 SBD and 0.015 SP when his/her post expires. We can agree that my upvotes are still quite symbolic. And I have only 10 upvotes a day for posts and comments altogether if I want to keep my voting power above 90%.

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How the bots come here? You can send bids for the post of someone else. I’m not speaking about hundreds of SBD. Just a small amount of money, let’s say in the value of your upvote. There is a lot of bots that accept a bid around 0.05 SBD and the post will receive more than 0.05 SBD as an author reward most probably. In addition, you can encourage more than 10 users a day.

That way you can really support the hosts of different contests and your favourite bloggers/vloggers. And it only costs you a tiny amount of money. I can only recommend using this service to express your gratitude and appreciation for their efforts.

In my following posts, I would like to continue sharing my own experiences on the usage of ‘Upvote Bots’ including the classic and irregular ones. I also plan to make a digression on ethical sides of BidBots.



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Nice post! And I liked how you started in short segments and went into more details later ;)
That's pretty good and nice advise to buy votes for someone else.
It is more profitable. (and exactly because of the gambling aspect your the ROI (return on investment) can be pretty good - very easily better than just upvoting someone). I actually found this post through the steembot tracker! What do you know! :) I'm just starting to discover this side, so I will follow you, thanks for sharing your knowledge!

Thx! I will write about Bidbots and bottracker in the 3rd part. Stay tuned. :-)

You got a 8.05% upvote from @luckyvotes courtesy of @gabeboy!

nice post @gabeboy

You can use Tisko Bot to promote your post.
Send 0.200 STEEM/SBD and the URL in the memo to @tisko to use the bot for a resteem and to get 5 good upvots.
Click here to see how to use Tisko Bot.

You got a 5.36% upvote from @postpromoter courtesy of @gabeboy!

Want to promote your posts too? Check out the Steem Bot Tracker website for more info. If you would like to support the development of @postpromoter and the bot tracker please vote for @yabapmatt for witness!

I have been waiting since 2 days for part 2 to come but..plz mention about ROI,what that is?

Hi, I'm still working on the next part, I will publish one this week. ROI means Return on Investment, it can indicate whether your bid is profitable or not. If you use bidbots, it's not the most important thing, because it can mislead you. Use 'Vote Calculator' on the bottracker instead of dealing with ROI. But as I wrote, it's pure gambling, the numbers are valid for the very moment you check it.

Hali. Milyen upvote service-ket használsz? Én is kipróbálnék 1-2-őt.
Eddig resteem botot próbáltam, de nem igazán jött be, vagy én próbáltam rosszat.

Őszintén, mindegyik upvote service bukó. Közel háromszoros upvote-ot kellene kapnod, hogy visszajöjjön a befektetett pénzed. Akkor látom értelmét használni, ha nélkülük is van annyi szavazat rajtad, ami kompenzálja a különbözetet, és így nem lesz bukta. A botrackeren találsz egy csomó robotot, használd a kalkulátort. Nagyjából az összes ugyanúgy működik.

Köszönöm.

Your post had been curated by the @buildawhale & @upmyvote team and mentioned here:

https://steemit.com/curation/@buildawhale/buildawhale-curation-digest-03-21-18

If only more people would consider using the bots on others, instead of them selves.