Post Promotion Analysis

in steemit •  2 years ago

This excellent post by @anduweb on the Steemit Post Promotion and the Dollar Auction got me really curious about the promotional activites of Steemit users so far. Here's an interactive graph of the promotional bid amounts along with a breakdown of the top 100 promoted posts.


Click on the image for an interactive report

AmountBidsBiddersPost
11193jamesc: 119
@scott.stevens/what-happens-when-it-ends
21002jesta: 50
teamsmooth: 50
@jesta/psa-don-t-use-the-promote-post-feature-on-a-post-that-s-already-paid-out
3781mikehere: 78
@mikehere/mt-rainier-washington-usa-the-most-stunning-picture-i-ve-ever-taken-links-and-maps
4771james-show: 77
@james-show/why-i-am-less-willing-to-short-steem-now
576.53val: 1
someguy123: 75
mranderson: 0.5
@someguy123/anonsteem-create-anonymous-steem-accounts-without-social-media
6753thecryptofiend: 75
@thecryptofiend/after-3-amazing-months-on-steemit-i-ve-finally-reached-my-4000-sp-target
758.14810ned: 2
robinhoodwhale: 55
future24: 1.017
laonie: 0.031
moh-rokib: 0.1
@robinhoodwhale/announcing-robinhoodwhale-the-steemit-deep-sea-savior
856.54knircky: 56.5
@knircky/scarface-the-lion-king-of-the-masai-mara-having-breakfast
9552mranderson: 20
remington-art: 35
@mranderson/world-famous-american-pastel-artist-gives-his-original-art-away-to-one-lucky-steemit-voter-and-you-can-also-vote-like-a-whale
1050.52pfunk: 42
pfunk3: 8.5
@pfunk/the-lost-and-forgotten-art-of-the-hood-ornament-featuring-the-51-pontiac-chieftan
11501good-karma: 50
@good-karma/push-notifications-bookmarks-esteem-mobile-app-update-1-1-6-ios-and-android
12501cass: 50
@steve-walschot/steeming-around-the-clock-bye-bye-regular-job
13501clayop: 50
@clayop/make-people-happier-and-let-steemit-succeed
14502kafkanarchy84: 50
@kafkanarchy84/my-200th-steemit-post-bringing-steem-to-the-streets-of-japan-steemit-feat-mslight2016
15463thecryptofiend: 46
@thecryptofiend/painterly-and-expressionistic-photography-part-2
1641.3233jpiper20: 41.323
@jpiper20/saving-someone-s-life-and-finding-out-years-later-you-could-be-someone-s-savior
17404fyrstikken: 40
@fyrstikken/very-very-big-technical-analysis-of-60-tradable-assets-and-liabilities-that-you-can-trade-with-crypto-currency-video-31-minutes
18401omotherhen: 40
@cherish/what-is-music
1935.29vip: 0.1
sonzweil: 0.1
clayop: 35
@morning/sjtzp
20352anasya: 35
@anasya/announcing-crazychallenge-the-first-real-life-steemit-game-with-cash-prizes
2134.0211twinner: 34.021
@twinner/the-steemit-com-exclusive-permacryptofolio-experiment-starts-this-thursday-learn-today-about-the-3-different-portfolios-nemo
22322roelandp: 32
@roelandp/radiosteem-is-looking-for-new-playlist-curators-especially-people-without-sbd
2331.0262puhoshville: 31.026
@puhoshville/popularscience-neural-networks-how-does-it-work-and-my-appeal-to-steemians
24314krnel: 31
@krnel/the-power-of-consciousness-magic-magicians-and-sorcerers
25313clayop: 30
steemswede: 1
@clayop/my-first-impression-on-synereo-can-it-tackle-problems-steem-already-resolved
26303inertia: 30
@inertia/radiator-steem-ruby-api-client
27303hisnameisolllie: 30
@hisnameisolllie/steemit-racing-team-bischofshofen-austria-red-bull-400
28301ansharphoto: 30
@ansharphoto/fraumunster-church-in-the-morning-zurich
29301thecryptofiend: 30
@thecryptofiend/the-steemit-etiquette-guide-illustrated-by-klye
3028.2283pgarcgo: 1.228
gargon: 27
@pgarcgo/introducing-steemdle
3123.3834mikehere: 3.25
thecryptofiend: 20
theprophet0: 0.133
@mikehere/steemwho-find-people-and-help-people-find-you-get-listed
32211rea: 21
@rea/bringing-steemit-to-the-famous-notting-hill-carnival-steemit
33211kendewitt: 21
@kendewitt/portal-into-the-multiverse-a-prelude-to-merwin-in-the-multiverse-original-recursive-science-fiction
34201fyrstikken: 20
https://steemit.com/steemit/@fyrstikken/crypto-land-a-comedy-by-fyrstikken
35202churdtzu: 20
@churdtzu/accept-the-truth-tell-the-truth-live-the-truth
36204jonnyrevolution: 20
@jonnyrevolution/polychromatic-detail-rich-digital-artistry-or-or-connected-organic-syntheses
37201nadin3: 20
@nadin3/airbrush-art-or-expression-of-individuality-and-aerografiya-iskusstvo-ili-vyrazhenie-individualnosti
38201comealong: 20
@comealong/original-pen-and-graphite-sketch-loose-feet
39201thecryptofiend: 20
@steemitqa/promoted-finally-works
40192jaredcwillis: 19
@jaredcwillis/steemians-talk-survey-series-results-anarchists-are-more-successful
4118.4042roland.haynes: 18.404
@roland.haynes/steemit-the-best-value-proposition-in-the-world-today
42165jaycobbell: 15
nebcat: 1
@jaycobbell/steem-tools-your-complete-guide-to-the-tools-available-on-steemit-part-1
43151barrycooper: 15
@barrycooper/vice-news-reporter-covering-my-dismissal-of-thirty-six-pounds-of-marijuana-post
44151zaebars: 15
@zaebars/see-you-at-sea-copengagen-or-a-sheer-misunderstanding
45151thecryptofiend: 15
@sebastien/a-new-post-category-promoted-is-it-a-new-killer-feature-of-what-will-make-the-rich-even-richer
46151lukestokes: 15
@lukestokes/exchange-transfer-report-8-21-2016-to-8-27-2016
4713.631anduweb: 13.63
@anduweb/steemit-post-promotion-and-the-dollar-auction
4813.6221yogi.artist: 13.622
@yogi.artist/destiny-creative-reflections-of-first-impressions
4913.371creationlayer: 13.37
@creationlayer/synereo-analysis-let-s-do-it-right-this-time
5013.1524oflyhigh: 5.648
chinadaily: 7.104
deanliu: 0.4
@oflyhigh/how-to-promote-your-article-on-steemit-i-tell-you
51131kommienezuspadt: 13
@kommienezuspadt/shooting-w-kiwi-pinup-girl-miss-victory-violet-part-1
52122burnin: 2
james-show: 10
@burnin/steemit-vote-weight-calculator-0-2-new-graphs-and-analysis
5311.9043kevinwong: 11.904
@kevinwong/gusto-for-life
5411.53timcliff: 3.5
artist1989: 8
@artist1989/the-creation-of-the-book-beatrix-percival-inspiration-and-creative-process
5511.111furion: 11.11
@furion/steem-analysis-ownership-distribution-and-the-whale-selling-pressure
56113opheliafu: 10
smailer: 1
@opheliafu/an-army-of-robots
57112jamtaylor: 11
@jamtaylor/steemit-photo-challenge-6-mega-post-winners-galore-or-aug-25-28-or-guest-judge-dercoco
5810.1962venuspcs: 10.196
@crazymumzysa/top-secret-by-richard-colbert-aka-venuspcs-featuring-venuspcs-as-author
59101thecryptofiend: 10
@galamirissa/gifs-siria-and-delawer-art
60101ansharphoto: 10
@ansharphoto/fraumunster-church-in-the-evening-zurich
61101eveningstar92: 10
@eveningstar92/duality-3x2-acrylic-painting-in-progress-day-5
62101thecryptofiend: 10
@earthtodr01d/killing-time-with-graphic-art
63101anarcho-andrei: 10
@anarcho-andrei/service-for-hire-proofreading-editing-suggestions
64101thecryptofiend: 10
@begstreets/an-old-town-somewhere-along-the-adriatic-in-black-and-white
65101jesta: 10
@jesta/witness-thread-jesta
66101someguy123: 10
@someguy123/someguy123-witness-update-2-2016-08-30
67102tuck-fheman: 10
@tuck-fheman/support-all-decentralized-social-media-platforms-censorship-is-the-only-competition
68102aaronkoenig: 10
@bitfilm/bitfilm-of-the-day-august-29-2016-over-time
69101thisisbenbrick: 10
https://steemit.com/music/@thisisbenbrick/my-song-was-on-a-1-album-in-66-countries-on-itunes-and-then-i-went-on-an-australian-adventure-part-1-2
709.2733hcf27: 0.473
chitty: 8.8
@chitty/what-happened-to-steemit-a-time-line-story-of-joe-the-steemian
7191kommienezuspadt: 9
@kommienezuspadt/shooting-w-kiwi-pinup-girl-miss-victory-violet-part-2
7291mada: 9
@mada/the-mass-psychology-of-friendly-fascism
738.95akareyon: 6.9
razvanelulmarin: 1
ionescur: 1
@ionescur/homo-homini-lupus-views-on-morality-the-need-for-a-paradigm
748.881rok-sivante: 8.88
@rok-sivante/blockchain-venture-to-upgrade-africa-how-bitland-is-revolutionizing-land-registry-and-community-development-in-ghana-and-beyond
7581condra: 8
@condra/five-reasons-stranger-things-is-the-best-tv-show-of-2016
767.151mikemacintire: 7.15
@mikemacintire/big-rain-drops-on-a-madagascar-periwinkle-flower-original-work
7771condra: 7
@condra/does-steemit-need-a-share-button-and-other-questions
7871ervin-lemark: 7
@ervin-lemark/running-songs-what-is-your-favorite-song
7971blackeyed: 7
@blackeyed/financial-freedom-with-ynab
806.3291venuspcs: 6.329
@venuspcs/redneck-word-of-the-day-14
8162razvanelulmarin: 6
@razvanelulmarin/do-we-have-a-limited-number-of-ideas
8261condra: 6
@condra/inconsolable-a-moment-caught-on-camera
8362team-leibniz: 6
@team-leibniz/why-you-absolutely-share-the-same-birthday-with-someone-else-on-steemit-the-birthday-paradox-explained
8462fyrstikken: 6
@fyrstikken/crypto-land-a-comedy-by-fyrstikken
855.8181thisisbenbrick: 5.818
@thisisbenbrick/my-song-was-on-a-1-album-in-66-countries-on-itunes-and-then-i-went-on-an-australian-adventure-part-1-2
865.5521blakemiles84: 5.552
@seanmaday/guiding-a-venture-backed-startup-to-a-felony
875.5021blakemiles84: 5.502
@seanmaday/i-m-from-the-government-and-i-m-here-to-help
885.1212kaylinart: 5.121
@kaylinart/don-t-put-all-your-eggs-in-the-steemit-basket
895.0782mixa: 5
bkkshadow: 0.078
@bigsambucca/powering-up-other-steemers-another-way-of-tipping-back-into-the-community
9051blue1950: 5
@blue1950/obamacare-for-profit-insurers-and-the-luckless-people-under-them-another-outrage-brewing
9151winstonwolfe: 5
@winstonwolfe/steemit-talk-podcast-006-3d-printing-crispr-brown-derby-raks-and-hunger-sneezes
9251augur: 5
@augur/cartoon-series-start-steemit-pump
9351anduweb: 5
@anduweb/why-the-steem-price-is-decreasing-people-loose-faith-in-steemit-and-stellabelle-s-rant-the-secret-masterplan-is-unraveling
9451cristi: 5
@cristi/illusion-of-control-the-positives-of-self-deception
9551carlyle: 5
@carlyle/the-house-filled-with-sweet-intentions-part-1-screw-pa
9651venuspcs: 5
@venuspcs/all-you-alcoholics-on-steemit-have-got-to-see-this-shiznit-freedom-flask
9751jamtaylor: 5
@jamtaylor/this-land-is-soaked-with-sugar-and-salt-on-the-cognitive-dissonance-of-white-guilt
9851jaycobbell: 5
@jaycobbell/steem-tools-your-complete-guide-to-the-tools-available-on-steemit-part-2
9951albertfall: 5
@albertfall/these-international-conglomerates-control-every-aspect-of-our-lives
10051lukeofkondor: 5
@lukeofkondor/the-missing-body-parts-of-mr-doherty-a-novella-prt-3

I have a lot of ideas where to take this data including analyzing vote counts (and vote weights) before and after the promotion and what the payout ends up being for these posts.

Personally, I'm pretty excited about the promotion option. Yesterday my Exchange Transfer Report: 8/21/2016 to 8/27/2016 post had about 2 hours left until a payout of around $33. I spent 15 SBD to try out the promotion system and ended up getting some whale votes to bump it up over $300 with 4 hours to go. Pretty sweet!

Edit: It should also be noted as @jesta pointed out, you should not promote content which has already paid out. The top entry on this report, in fact, isn't in the promotion category because of this bug.

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Interesting stats, thanks!
A total of $2833 SBD was paid for all promotions so far... Burned up forever :) Good news for all stakeholders.

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Ah yes! That's an important number I should have included.

I'm just trying promotion for the first time! Put $3 into my post from 2 hrs ago, currently at $0.30 so it might not have been a good idea haha.. well, actually, it was prize money from another user and they had promoted it =D

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It's all about learning what works and what doesn't. Hopefully this data will help people make informed decisions.

I am thinking perhaps my experiment of promoting one of my posts for 1 SBD may have been a little too timid to test the water lol!

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It helps to analyze the data before making a decision. I say that, but I did a wet finger in the air with my 15 SBD promotion. Seemed to work out well for me, but I also knew that same report data for a different week pulled in over $300 one other time, so figured it might work out.

Thanks for this analysis.
Funky to figure in the top50 (for a micro minnow like me !)
Thanks @thecryptofiend for the promotion.
Interesting ROI analysis: the SBD in the end made my #45 post worth $2.5.

It would be interesting to compare Promotion investments and revenues. Just to see if and how it can bring a good ROI, or if it is just for visibility.

Thanks.

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Interesting. Not exactly a good return on the 15 SBD investment so far. I liked your post and hope others will also.

Great stats Luke! Interesting view over the post ranking war, cents sometimes make the difference and can place you ahead of the competition :)))

Thank you also for the mention. Much appreciated!

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Sorry for messing up your username originally. Just fixed it. Thanks for letting me know about that.

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Haha, no worries, it happens.

Very useful. I've tried this on a new post to get a better assessment. Ultimately I don't think it is cost effective for a regular poster like myself.

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It probably still has a lot more to do with luck and whatever a whale had to eat the night before. :) Some posts hit, some posts don't. I've found it very interesting posting similar data (exchange transfer reports, follower count reports, etc) and seeing wildly different payouts for what is essentially identical information given for a different day.

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Yes it is very variable. I've found that sometimes my more mediocre content does better than my best content. It is very much down to luck. Similarly the first post yesterday on promotion did a lot better than the others. I think the novelty may already be wearing off.

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Exactly. A bit-off puting sometimes to see that. As minnow you have to spend 5 times more effort to get your Steemit promotion post rewarded...
Unless you hit the lucky vote from some whale who feels like doing a bit of charity...