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Medium’s Algorithm Biases For Engagement

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How to make use of this insight.

It’s not really a secret that algorithms love engagement.

My husband Patrick God participated in a training on “machine learning” this spring for his full-time job.

It was mind-blowing.

One of the things that stuck in my head was how important engagement is.

Did you know that in the past you were paid on Medium based on the number of claps?

Since a lot of people tried to game the system by clapping for each other without really reading the work, Medium changed this.

Now we get paid for reading time BUT to increase the time people actually spend reading your story, claps, comments and mentions are crucial.

The more people clap and comment, the more relevant is your post for Medium’s algorithms!

  • Ask your readers to clap and comment!

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