Payout Clock, Block Alerts and other refinements

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Steve Sokolowski
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Re: Payout Clock, Block Alerts and other refinements

Post by Steve Sokolowski » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:13 am

strugmo wrote:Steve, I'll email you something. I think I have an idea you are gonna like.
Hi Strugmo,

We don't have a publicly available E-Mail address. The best choice if you want to start a private conversation is to create a support ticket. The ticketing system allows multiple people to keep up to date on what's going on with a ticket, it keeps a permanent record of the discussion, and it ensures that all issues are addressed rather than forgotten about.

We'll await your ticket.

Thanks,

-Steve
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Re: Payout Clock, Block Alerts and other refinements

Post by ajs » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:17 am

Steve Sokolowski wrote:The final category of issues that came up was, as you just pointed out, marketing.

If you have ideas about what type of advertising you would find effective, please make some suggestions!
Here are my suggestions, in order of my perceived effectiveness.

FIRST: Get you live payouts per algorithm listed as "Prohashing Scrypt" "Prohashing SHA-256" "Prohashing X11" etc on the larger lists that show profitability: Like:
https://whattomine.com/asic
https://whattomine.com/coins
Many people refer to these pages to see what they should mine, and if they see your automated algorithm payouts higher on the list than the other coins, they will go look you up. Note that NiceHash is listed this way. You already have an API for this and the traffic is directed at people who mine, and this really shows your strength. There are probably other sites like this, poke around.

SECOND: Get listed on
https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/#/pools
When I started, this is where I selected my first pools. I ended up finding you in a forum somewhere and have NEVER gone back (except as a fail over). Being listed here, and asking your current users to rate you (I would leave a very detailed positive review) would make you known to people looking for a pool. Consider also writing a "Guide" for this website on "How to Mine XX" and use your pool as the example. (See guides on right side of web page.)
Also put yourself on this wiki:
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Comparison_of_mining_pools
Poke around for other lists like this.

THIRD: Write some "content" like articles about the industry like this:
https://www.buybitcoinworldwide.com/mining/pools/
https://www.bitcoinmining.com/bitcoin-mining-pools/
https://99bitcoins.com/bitcoin-mining/b ... ing-pools/
and submit them to sites like the above. This will trigger nicely in Google searches and get you name out there.

FOURTH: Consider more traditional advertising on Crypto news sources like:
https://cointelegraph.com/
https://bitcoinist.com
https://www.coindesk.com
(The sites under topic three.)
Really, any source that pops up here:
https://news.google.com/topics/CAAqBwgK ... id=US%3Aen

Hope that helped.
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Re: Payout Clock, Block Alerts and other refinements

Post by Steve Sokolowski » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:57 am

ajs wrote:
Steve Sokolowski wrote:The final category of issues that came up was, as you just pointed out, marketing.

If you have ideas about what type of advertising you would find effective, please make some suggestions!
Here are my suggestions, in order of my perceived effectiveness.

FIRST: Get you live payouts per algorithm listed as "Prohashing Scrypt" "Prohashing SHA-256" "Prohashing X11" etc on the larger lists that show profitability: Like:
https://whattomine.com/asic
https://whattomine.com/coins
Many people refer to these pages to see what they should mine, and if they see your automated algorithm payouts higher on the list than the other coins, they will go look you up. Note that NiceHash is listed this way. You already have an API for this and the traffic is directed at people who mine, and this really shows your strength. There are probably other sites like this, poke around.

SECOND: Get listed on
https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/#/pools
When I started, this is where I selected my first pools. I ended up finding you in a forum somewhere and have NEVER gone back (except as a fail over). Being listed here, and asking your current users to rate you (I would leave a very detailed positive review) would make you known to people looking for a pool. Consider also writing a "Guide" for this website on "How to Mine XX" and use your pool as the example. (See guides on right side of web page.)
Also put yourself on this wiki:
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Comparison_of_mining_pools
Poke around for other lists like this.

THIRD: Write some "content" like articles about the industry like this:
https://www.buybitcoinworldwide.com/mining/pools/
https://www.bitcoinmining.com/bitcoin-mining-pools/
https://99bitcoins.com/bitcoin-mining/b ... ing-pools/
and submit them to sites like the above. This will trigger nicely in Google searches and get you name out there.

FOURTH: Consider more traditional advertising on Crypto news sources like:
https://cointelegraph.com/
https://bitcoinist.com
https://www.coindesk.com
(The sites under topic three.)
Really, any source that pops up here:
https://news.google.com/topics/CAAqBwgK ... id=US%3Aen

Hope that helped.
Thanks! I will ask Chris to work on the first three on Sunday, after we fix two issues with ethash mining.

Unfortunately, in regards to the last one, I've never gotten a reply from those sites. Coindesk is owned by Digital Currency Group, which in turn is influenced by the Bitcoin Core. They don't even list Coinbase on their sites because it supports Bitcoin Cash, and apparently view us the same way. Check bitcoin.org and you'll see how they completely ignore one of the biggest exchanges in their lists.
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Re: Payout Clock, Block Alerts and other refinements

Post by ajs » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:20 pm

Steve Sokolowski wrote:
ajs wrote:
Steve Sokolowski wrote:The final category of issues that came up was, as you just pointed out, marketing.

If you have ideas about what type of advertising you would find effective, please make some suggestions!
Here are my suggestions, in order of my perceived effectiveness.

FIRST: ...
https://whattomine.com/asic

SECOND: Get listed on
https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/#/pools
...

THIRD: Write some "content" like articles about the industry like this:
...
and submit them to sites like the above. This will trigger nicely in Google searches and get you name out there.

FOURTH: Consider more traditional advertising on Crypto news sources like:
...

Hope that helped.
Thanks! I will ask Chris to work on the first three on Sunday, after we fix two issues with ethash mining.

Unfortunately, in regards to the last one, I've never gotten a reply from those sites. Coindesk is owned by Digital Currency Group, which in turn is influenced by the Bitcoin Core. They don't even list Coinbase on their sites because it supports Bitcoin Cash, and apparently view us the same way. Check bitcoin.org and you'll see how they completely ignore one of the biggest exchanges in their lists.
Sorry WhatToMine didn't pan out. That would have been helpful.

Here are a few more places like #2 to try to get listed.
https://investoon.com/mining_pools/
https://www.algopools.com/# <- looks like you are listed

The Bitcoin Core issue is sad.
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