One Huge Tip For Higher Earnings

Kansas City, Missouri
November 6, 2015 12:57pm CST
Hey myLotters! As a lot of you know, I'm the bug guy. I'm definitely an introvert and don't post much. I like reading what others post and chime in when there's a bug that requires my attention, but otherwise I just stick to writing code and helping make sure myLot is running smooth. Anyway....... Today is payday and I'm well caffeinated, so I thought this was as good a time as any to share a big tip. Now, it's not a great idea to try and dissect the earnings algorithm, because that can lead to gaming the system which is bad. But here's an exception that's win-win for everybody... Ever notice those newer members or perhaps members that aren't so new, but don't post a lot? Interact with them!! All positive interaction is rewarded in the earnings algorithm, but positive interaction with these newer, less-active members is rewarded just a little bit more. Why? A greater number of active members is good for everybody and helps us earn more $$ from the advertisers, which means more $$ available to pay to you. Don't overthink it. There aren't huge windfalls to be gained by interacting with newer and less-active members. But stop by the New User and the No Response "Explore" pages every once in awhile. Find a discussion with only a couple responses and liven it up. Reach out to that member with a lower post-count and participate in his/her discussions. Follow somebody who might be having a hard time getting started.... Etc. etc. Happy payday!
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@jaboUK (64360)
• United Kingdom
6 Nov 15
I have actually been doing that, but thanks for reminding everybody - after all we were all new once and were grateful when anybody noticed us. i don't know if you are one of those to thank, but thank you anyway for paying so promptly, even earlier than you said in the TOS.
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@vandana7 (99238)
• India
5 Jul 18
Yes we were all new once. It took a while to get to know others. But finally when I did, I found gold.
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@thesids (22180)
• Bhubaneswar, India
6 Nov 15
Yes that is great advice especially after the abuse and fixation of the suggest button. People like me (who rarely post) and many newbies who are in need of getting noticed need others to help them stay glued
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@Marcyaz (35316)
• United States
6 Nov 15
I haven't posted as much lately just because for a few days I wasn't feeling to well and it is hard to think of things to post then.
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@Rosekitty (19368)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Nov 15
Why thank you for pointing that out about payday..didn't even look up till you mentioned it..
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@GardenGerty (158076)
• United States
7 Nov 15
@Marcyaz It is really nice to have it any time of the year.
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@Marcyaz (35316)
• United States
7 Nov 15
@GardenGerty Yes it si nice at any time of the year but for a lot of people especially now it is good for them during the Holiday season.
@Marcyaz (35316)
• United States
6 Nov 15
Yeah we have been paid and it is really nice to have it at this time of the year.
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@jstory07 (135484)
• Roseburg, Oregon
6 Nov 15
I like going into the no response and now I shouold go into the new users.
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@Rosekitty (19368)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Nov 15
@jstory07 ..I go to No responses and most recent the most..now i better go to new users..
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@Marcyaz (35316)
• United States
6 Nov 15
A lot of the discussions in the new users and no responses are quite good.
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@Rosekitty (19368)
• San Marcos, Texas
7 Nov 15
@Marcyaz I went to a bunch before i went to babysit my grands..sadly not all respond back though
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@marlina (154165)
• Canada
6 Nov 15
Thanks for this tip. Good to know.
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@boiboing (13153)
• Northampton, England
6 Nov 15
Maybe you earn a little more for that particular interaction but those people have a higher risk of never coming back to visit your posts and getting their accounts deleted for cheating. I'd rather stick with people with a bit of history.
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@slund2041 (3314)
• United States
7 Nov 15
Well, I hope you will give me a chance to prove myself.
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@DaddyEvil (137142)
• United States
7 Nov 15
Thank you! I kept wondering who was going to say that, Boing!
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@boiboing (13153)
• Northampton, England
7 Nov 15
@slund2041 your stats already show 361 - so plenty of interaction. Many people turn up and place 12 posts and have stats that say 12 - so we know they don't read anybody else and that the 12 posts probably aren't compliant with the rules.
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@GardenGerty (158076)
• United States
7 Nov 15
I think in the very beginning the site called those discussions "stumpers" or something like that and did reward more for them. Then quit. I like New User and No Responce better as names and it is a good idea to befriend others.
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• Philippines
7 Nov 15
@gardengerty good to know they changed it. i would rather be 'thumper' than a 'stumper'
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@ramapo17 (30441)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Nov 15
You are so right @GardenGerty. I am pretty new here and if it wasn't for everyone that helped me along the way I wouldn't be as active as I am.
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@Rollo1 (16679)
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Nov 15
That's good to know and it's great that myLot is trying to help newer members get started. I hope the membership does grow.
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@Marcyaz (35316)
• United States
6 Nov 15
It does seem as if the membership has grown just in the short time I have been here.
@Dalane (691)
• United States
6 Nov 15
As a new person, I'm all for that.
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@inertia4 (27961)
• United States
6 Nov 15
Now this is awesome. This is what a site is supposed to do. I love it here in MyLot. I just saw my payment and I am excited. I always knew that MyLot was special. I am so glad you original owners are back at the helm here. This is my new home once again.
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@inertia4 (27961)
• United States
10 Jul 18
@stbrians Wow, I this is an old post. But hey, getting a comment on this feels real good. Yes, MyLot admins are the best right now.
@inertia4 (27961)
• United States
11 Jul 18
@stbrians You're welcome. Anytime.
@rebelann (111546)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Nov 15
Thanks for the insite, I'll follow that idea.
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• United States
7 Nov 15
Yes it is a good giving practice also to interact with new users. Each page I visit in myLot is always very interesting. Thank you once again myLot.
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• United States
18 Sep 17
@Kind4321 Welcome again Nancy!! It is good to have you here. Have a wonderful day
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@Kind4321 (826)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep 17
@TiarasOceanView its night time.I will enjoy my sleep for sure dear friend
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@Kind4321 (826)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Sep 17
Thank you for making me feel welcomed as a new user @TiarasOceanView
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• United States
6 Nov 15
I am already doing those things. I like no response because I'm there myself a few times!
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• United States
6 Nov 15
ya find some purty interestin' schtuff when ya go through the 'new user' 'n 'no response' thingy. i used to hit there quite oft myself in search 'f findin' folks writin' i enjoy 'n'd ne'er found otherwise. hope ya've yerself a great weekend!
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@mrtoffee (1522)
6 Nov 15
Thanks for the tip, I think this is really awesome as it helps everyone feel welcome and rewards us all for it to
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@mrtoffee (1522)
7 Nov 15
@ivyparkgirl I sure will Kelly, I am now only 4 cents off my first ten dollars
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@mrtoffee (1522)
9 Nov 15
@dodoazo I have indeed, I am now at $10.41 so well on my way to my $20 target
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@ramapo17 (30441)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 Jan 16
@mrtoffee That's exciting. I can't wait for that day.
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@mysdianait (66009)
• Italy
17 Nov 15
Guess I got here too late to do that on this discussion
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@vandana7 (99238)
• India
7 Nov 15
Ok...I get it..I think I got it, may be I got it, whatever...but I will do what you say..or may be try doing what you say..
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@vandana7 (99238)
• India
5 Jul 18
@stbrians Ah...I would love to. I have another case to fight...and conscience to battle. I am hoping Anna, AKRao, and Daljinder will help me make up my mind..faster.
@vandana7 (99238)
• India
5 Jul 18
@stbrians I am truly grateful that you will back me up. Let some more right thinking people help me take a call. Once they do, I would sleep peacefully.
@velvet53 (22528)
• Palisade, Colorado
6 May 17
Great tip!
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@slund2041 (3314)
• United States
7 Nov 15
Thanks for the tip. I am new here, but will check out the Explore page.
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@Beatburn (4287)
• Philippines
6 Nov 15
What an affirmation. I've been doing somthing like that, leaving comments and interacting with new members. Thanks!
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@Daljinder (23236)
• Bangalore, India
25 Feb 16
That's a cool idea... It would help the newbies too...
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