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Claps Really Make a Difference for Medium’s Algorithm

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…and push your stories.

Medium is just such a fun place to read a lot of stuff.

I spend a lot of time reading, commenting, and clapping — of course, 50 times! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

I’m not a one-clapper.

Additionally, I know that reading my posts is changing the lives of some people.

I love when people clap and leave a nice comments.

Yesterday, It really made my day when Medium told me one of my stories about Curation had 100 fans.


Fans = people who clapped for your story👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

They tell Medium’s algorithm that a story is relevant.

10, 50, or 100 fans is a magic number and metric that triggers Medium’s algorithm.

👏🏻The more fans clap the more feeds Medium will send your story to and show your post.👏🏻

Learn how Medium’s algorithm works:


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