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Discussion on: I Passed 3,000 Follows on Dev! πŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸŽŠπŸ™ŒπŸΏπŸŽ†πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

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Lili Z

I published my first post here on 2nd July and I now have 600 followers - please, please don't tell me they are all bots or something :( It was so exciting to see that someone might be at least somewhat interested!

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Ben Halpern

The main way folks gain followers on DEV is to follow this algorithm:

  • Write post that gets somewhat popular in a certain tag
  • Get featured during onboarding for that tag
  • Gain followers as being a suggested follow

Because our rate of new registrations has been accelerating, anybody consistently posting good stuff in the right tags is getting a lot of followers

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Lili Z

Thanks Ben! It's really great to see that dev.to is growing fast! :)

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Sandor Dargo

Thanks, @ben ! Do you understand why there are spikes? Do more people join on specific days of the week or is it related to some marketing?

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Matthew Collison

Instagram, Facebook etc: We can't explain why the algorithm boosts more pages than others, there are a million different variables that go into the decisions our systems make
@ben : Hold my pink DEV merch...