We have noticed many people asking how to increase their UA score, specially on our discord channels. Since this has been brough up plenty of times, it might be productive for the platform to put this on an official publication and hopefully answer this question in a more definite manner.
How is the UA score calculated?
Although this question has been answered since our launch, it seems obvious that to some the system is still unclear, or in the very least very complicated to understand. So with that in mind, we will try to explain it in a none technical way.
The scores are computed daily and they track the follows and unfollows on the blockchain. We start with our trusted accounts, witnesses and evaluate their ranks by determining how active they are, if they are up to date, their stake, etc. From there the trust network expands and we calculate the rest of the scores.
It's easy for anyone to check the top UA ranks on our website and check your own using steemconnect.
Is there a way to increase your score?
Of course there is, but some people are putting efforts on the wrong things. In other words, by unfollowing people with the idea of increasing your score, you might actually be hurting it, making people stop supporting you and unfollow you as well.
On top of that a clever steemian should be focusing on expanding their network and influence and not the opposite. It almost seems counterproductive to take the reductive approach when everyone is trying to expand their influence. Think about that for a second.
So what is the trick?
There are no shortcuts here, anyone who is interested in growing their influence on the blockchain has to expand their network the right way. Becoming an interesting content creator, interacting right, attracting followers using the dynamics we already understand: Interact with your audience, curate your comments, comment on other people's post, etc.
If users work on their network, become part of a community, which we strongly recommend, join our discord and make some friends, some new allies, then those users will no doubt increase their UA score over time.
We will try tackle these common doubts in short form posts as to create a repository of common questions people have regaring @steem-ua. However please feel free to participate of the conversation in the comments below and share your experience with @steem-ua so far.
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