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RE: OCD Sportstalk Incubation Curation Update

Part of the problem is that sportstalk doesn't rank in SERP and the reward system on Hive, in general, has never encouraged creators to produce content that will. Why spend time writing evergreen articles that drive traffic to the domain over weeks, months and years when the reward system pays out after 7 days? Probably better to just post your step count with a picture of a flower!

According to Moz.com this is sportstalksocial's top-ranking page in SERP with the keywords "Mario Gomez Injury"

https://www.sportstalksocial.com/football/@horpey/good-news-from-mario-gomes

Of course the footballer in questions name is actually Andre Gomes the Portugese midfielder not Mario Gomes the former German striker so not likely to be generating a lot of traffic!

Unless we are able to encourage users to create content that will drive traffic to the site then I think sportstalk's engagement numbers will be very much dependent on the price of BTC which is probably what we are seeing in the Alexa ranking above. Increase at the start of the year as BTC gained value and fall in the past 6 weeks as BTC passed its ATH.

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If you think about the rewards in terms of half of them coming out in hivepower that over time grows and gives you more and more influence, APY and many other benefits in the future (such as airdrops, account creation, possible smart contracts requiring RC's you'll be able to lease out) posts do seem evergreen in that sense, unless of course you're selling everything.

On top of that who's to say front-ends like peakd won't at some point introduce adrevenue sharing with the authors. You're right, though, that authors should attempt to SEO their posts better, it doesn't require a lot of extra effort and even though there's no evergreen right now, it'll easily could be added in other ways in the future. Not like rewarding an author for old posts is that difficult to do, not like you need to vote up the same post, if they're active you can cast them a vote on a new post or a comment (linear curve coming up making that easier) and of course there's also feeless tipping.

So what I'm trying to say is that evergreen active post rewards is kind of overrated. :)

"If you think about the rewards in terms of half of them coming out in hivepower that over time grows and gives you more and more influence"

That's a good point. I hadn't really considered it in that sense.

Lol. This is very true and also saw that on SERP. Engagement is all about price as this has been replicated all over Hive in the last few weeks plus from previous experience as it is that obvious.