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Sallyo


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Has anyone noticed the site has revised the number of expected reviews for a page 1 listing DOWN?


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RE: Page One

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RE: Page One

No, when promoting a new post. It used to be that once you got onto Page One (not featured or well-received) the site would say you could expect 8-15 reviews, according to the site algorithm. Now it says you can expect 3-5.



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For writers on Page 2 it says 2 to 3 reviews are to be expected.

So, if you spend Funny Money to promote a piece you are really no further along in the site's stated expectations than the two free reviews the site claims each posted piece receives any way. Just that much shorter in the Funny Money category.

Is this to be considered a waste of time, Funny Money, and effort? Is the 9.95 in Funny Money worth remaining on Page 2 for? Only the individual writer can answer how they feel about that.

Should this further indicate writers might as well save the 9.95 in Funny Money it cost to promote a piece for four days unless they intend to spend even more Funny Money to promote that same piece to Page One?

Keep in mind this is where the numbers Sallyo listed come into effect, with the bottom number starting at 3. The same 3 as if a writer had posted to Page 2.

In this case, for 9.95 in Funny Money writers would gain one more expected review over not having promoted their piece at all.

Be interested to know if these numbers are the same for poetry?

What say you poets?

Additionally, perhaps Tom should explain his reason(s) for lowering these expectations for writers not just do it secretively? All I mean by this is I like everything to be above board. Keeping the membership well informed in my opinion is a positive.

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RE: Page One

I might have got it wrong... but I was surprised when, having used enough pumps to get onto P 1 the expected number of reviews appeared wrong. What I think might be happening is not some move by the Toms, but more that some people are now promoting pieces very high, which puts downward pressure on the others. There are only so many slots on P1 (is it 29?) and so if lots of people put $1.00 on their pieces, it pushes the 52C ones down.
As I said, I might have got it all wrong, which is why I asked if anyone else had noticed.
Way back when, we used treasure chests on prose and a pot of gold or a poetry treasure chest on poems. I don't think a pot of gold would be worth using now.
In answer to whether it is worth promoting at all when $9.95 might get you only one more review, I think it still is, on account of fans who sometimes review anyway.

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RE: Page One
I suggest that the estimated numbers of reviews are just a wild guess anyway! Numbers of reviews are much more likely to be linked to the number of fans you have, with some difference possibly made by time of day/week when the posting is made and length/appearance of your post.

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RE: Page One
I suggest that the estimated numbers of reviews are just a wild guess anyway! Numbers of reviews are much more likely to be linked to the number of fans you have, with some difference possibly made by time of day/week when the posting is made and length/appearance of your post.

   





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