3 New Steem Ad Campaigns + Backup Witness Server Standing By!

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Thank you for voting me up to rank #21 as a witness for Steem! Here is my report showing what I have done in service to our community this week as a witness which I believe is important for accountability. You are giving me a lot of Steem in rewards each day and you have a right to know what I am doing for you in return the same way a boss might expect an employee to report on their work each week.

3 New Advertising Campaigns!

  1. Ads on Facebook, Google, and YouTube for https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@jerrybanfield/ads-for-steem-s-utopian-io-targeted-to-github-developers along with the matching video.
  2. Google AdWords display network (banner and text ads) for https://steemit.com/steem/@jerrybanfield/top-10-reasons-to-buy-and-hold-steem.
  3. Facebook and YouTube ads for the video in https://steemit.com/upvotable/@jerrybanfield/meet-eveuncovered-40

See how I make these ads in my video tutorial today!

Funding for Ads from Witness Rewards

  • The budget spreadsheet at https://airtable.com/shrXuoYTnODWA0QG1 shows my funding and expenses for our advertising campaigns here.
  • Witness earnings from block production rewards minus server costs have replaced using author rewards to add to the budget.
  • If you would like to increase the advertising budget to $200+ a day, would you please vote for me as a witness at https://steemit.com/~witnesses because just a few more votes will put jerrybanfield into the top 20 and 100% of the earnings go towards the ads now.
  • 50% of the witness rewards advertising budget is paid to Facebook and Google while the other 50% is reserved for delegations to authors producing posts and platforms I can advertise.
  • Today I added $198.94 to the Google/Facebook budget and 203 Steem Power for delegation from the last week of rewards.
  • @elear's new @utopian-io as explained at https://steemit.com/utopian-io/@jerrybanfield/ads-for-steem-s-utopian-io-targeted-to-github-developers received the first delegation of 5,000 Steem Power from the ad budget to fund the upvotes on the posts submitted to Utopian because this is an ideal project to advertise.

$10,000+ Spent on Steem Ads!

Here are screenshots from Facebook first and then Google summarizing the total results of all campaigns so far with highlights noted below!

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Facebook Ads Highlights

  1. $7,263.51 total spent to reach 4,288,415 people in nearly every country in the world.
  2. 16,079,211 total ads shown meaning the average person saw 4 ads.
  3. 10 different advertising campaigns ranging from the wired.com post to ads for @eveuncovered to posts promoting $10 Steem price to tutorials showing how to use Steem to the Steem SMT whitepaper.
  4. Average of $0.06 to get any post reaction such as a comment, like, etc.
  5. $1.64 cost per post share which is HUGE because post shares can go into Facebook groups or on timelines and reach hundreds if not thousands of the exact right users on any share.
  6. $0.19 per link click mostly to posts and profiles on Steemit.com.
  7. $0.45 average cost per 1,000 impressions.
  8. The ad budget was distributed worldwide to get the most impressions for the lowest cost and split to force showing ads at a higher cost also in the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia. Newer campaigns split more often while older campaigns allowed the budget to go almost anywhere.
  9. The Philippines, United Kingdom, Nepal, India, and Bangladesh are the top countries in terms of most ad spend on Facebook except for the SMT token campaign which was shown with 20% of the budget in the USA and UK.

Google AdWords Results

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  1. 1,216,095 ads shown for $3,452.43 on the Google display network and YouTube.
  2. 14,940 clicks on the ads at an average of $0.23 with most clicks going to links on Steemit.com.
  3. While on Facebook the USA, UK, Canada, and Australia cost too much to make showing ads worthwhile on a larger scale compared to a worldwide approach, on Google AdWords about 50% of the advertising budget goes to what I call the USA+ countries giving us a well rounded approach to getting the most impressions by the right viewers at the lowest cost.

Backup Witness Server Standing By!

This week I finally have my primary witness server, seed node, and backup witness server all running! The backup witness server is setup with conductor by @furion and prepared to take over automatically if the primary misses 3 blocks within 24 hours. If the backup misses 3 more blocks, my witness will be disabled until both servers are checked.

Thank you to @someguy123 who helped me finish setting this up after I did everything through setting conductor up and struggled after hours of Googling to get conductor in position to do automatic failover correctly.

Witness Server Setup Video and Blog Tutorials

Last week I published two more posts in my series of witness server setup tutorials at https://steemit.com/witness-category/@jerrybanfield/steps-13-to-19-to-prepare-an-ubuntu-linux-server-to-be-a-witness-for-steem showing everything for free I can think to share with anyone considering being a witness. The post linked there has a full length video tutorial showing every step needed BEFORE installing steem-docker to secure a server prior to installing a witness. Several more guides linked in that post show the witness setup and talk about going forward as a witness.

Witness Voting Tips

I am grateful for over 1,800 witness votes in my first four months as a witness especially from the top voters such as @freedom through proxy @pumpkin along with fellow witness proxies @clayop, @lukestokes, @fyrstikken, and @netuoso plus votes from @hendrikdegrote, @tamim, a new vote from @thejohalfiles last week, and three of those voting almost the entire time @roadscape, @teamsteem, and @fulltimegeek.

How to get witness votes? This is the most common question I have answered in private messages from other witnesses on steemit.chat and here is my response: Offer massive value to our community in our own unique way. I am focusing on doing the advertising for Steem and giving back 100% of my earnings as a witness to give us an ongoing advertising solution. This helps with getting votes because regardless of any personal feelings about me, the ads bring more awareness and users to Steem which is good for all of us. Other witnesses have produced this same result by making apps for Steem, curation projects, etc.

For getting the top witness votes, communication via witness updates is critical because the top voters appear to check witness updates prior to updating votes. Two of the largest votes for my witness came within 24 hours of posting an update like this. One of the many mistakes I made in my first months as a witness was not doing an update once a week.

I suggest for any witness wishing to move up in rank to do one witness update a week indefinitely and just focus on what is being given rather than the votes. One trick to help show newer updates is to update our witness with the link to our newer updates instead of just doing the witness launch post forever.

My Witness Votes

Witness voting to me is about relationship building. I am accountable to those voting for me and I aim to collaborate with those I vote for. If you would like me to vote for your witness, please request a witness vote on my witness update posts. I remove votes when witnesses are disabled, stop updating, fail to make a witness update at least once a month, and/or when no mutual vote exists unless this was communicated beforehand. For example, voting for witnesses in the top 10 makes almost no difference in terms of rewards while voting new witnesses makes a huge difference. My witness votes are always available at https://steemd.com/@jerrybanfield.

See You At Steemfest!

Tomorrow I am heading to Steemfest for the week! If you will be there in person, I am excited to meet you! If not, join us online as explained at https://steemit.com/steemfest/@roelandp/steemfest-updates-it-s-steemfest-week-last-updates-schedule-announced-livestream-scheduled-art-at-steemfest-selected-works.

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Congrats on making it into the top 20.

Thank you Luke! Congrats on reaching the top 20 yourself as well! I think we are at the airpot together now in Miami and they are calling your name at the counter to check documents!

Why are you messing with me, man? Heheh. I just checked at the desk and they are like, huh?

Well, they let me get on the plane okay. :) Nice chatting with you in line. See you tomorrow!

We need more people like you Jerry! Thank you for helping steem grow and get noticed :)

Excellent, that's what every witness shoud do regularly! Voted for you last week!

i love jerry banfield's Blog ...because not only i get will get curators share but he as an author will also receive some part from everyone .
good job keep it coming.

Congrats for making it in top 20, you deserve it.

Thank you Jerry for your effort to spread awareness for this social platform. I actually am one of the people who saw your Facebook video and got me here. Thank you and have a great day!

i vote for you

for me you are like the one and only person that encouraged me to put 1000 usd in steem when was at a good discount i belive in you and i belive in steemit .

i voted 2 weeks ago can you vote again ? or how much times can you vote > how it works

You can set your vote for up to 30 witnesses. Once set, your vote is there forever (until you change it). So if you voted 2 weeks ago, that vote still counts. You can check your votes at https://steemd.com/@modemser

Any other user can do the same, but change to your own name after the @ (e.g. https://steemd.com/@josephsavage)

man you are only 3 days old and you know this :) i had no ideea what else can you tell me , i can actualy pay for good information i never wanted sompting for free in live is better this way :)

I've read the white paper, the blue paper, and tons of guides from different witnesses, developers, etc. that are on Steemit.

I will be testing out the different user interfaces in the next week or two, alongside the rest of my research and analysis, and posting thoughts, discoveries, analysis, etc. every few days.

that is cool look that you have time , i just love that is not controled by evil people :)) like facebook i belive they went to mark and sad shut up , this is patriot act , you comply :))) and that was it

I spent all day yesterday reading everything I could since I don't work on Sundays.

This wonderful comment has received a bellyrub 2.42 % upvote from @bellyrub.

@jerrybanfield Really Exciting stuff and I know that you will keep on moving up. Nothing will keep Jerry from being #1 !!

Its really cool how this campagn is really going jerry ...
i think we should start a physical campaign where we show everyone can actually feel the seriousness and what they can gain

The Philippines, United Kingdom, Nepal, India, and Bangladesh are the top countries in terms of most ad spend on Facebook can you tell why did you spend the most on these countries? What is the reason?

The UK I targeted more campaigns to but the rest Facebook selected automatically based on the interests I targeted and worldwide audience!

Thank goodness the Steemit website is back in functioning order. Will make all the advertising worthwhile again. Hopefully a lot of positive energy and lessons learned as things grow will come out of #steemfest 2 !

Congratulations, Jerry. I'm a Steemit newbie, who's just about to jump in, and I've always found your posts really informative. You energy and enthusiasm is really inspiring to us all and it's great to see you building upon your success. Here's to the future for both you, Steemit, and the great community it is fostering.

Top 20 this week... for sure

Let’s get @jerrybanfield in the top 20 guys! More marketing budget for steemit 😬🤑

Congrats @jerrybanfield. Way to get into the Top 20!

I have vote you as witness @jerrybanfield and you know i get steemit accounts because of you i thanks for that! Haha have a nice day from Greenland (Nuuk) d:-D
I hope you see my comments! 😎

Nice @jerrybanfield.. you are the transparent person. Somehow and someday, i will help the community too..

Dude I am seeing your adds mostly everywhere, and I have mentioned it in my post, you can read that.

nice promotion!!

Congratulations! You really do provide the best information I've seen yet. I am following your work as a witness and am working on getting my servers setup to add to my efforts in supporting the platform. Top 10 is next for you!

Thanks @ jerrybanfield for marketing steemit and I have voted for you as witness too:)

Congratulations @jerrybanfiled

I think you deserve to be number 1 because you've personally brought a lot of people to Steemit.

I registered in March but started using steemit after I saw your Facebook add.

You're doing great job for Steem, I took your free course about Steem and it helped me understand the basics of Steem ,
Thanks and good luck!

Hey ,
Thanks for the great content

Great news Jerry, Come on people keep them votes going, Vote @jerrybanfield for witness if you have not done so. Also you might want to follow him and sub him on youtube and you will get loads of good info.
Thanks for all your hard work Jerry.

I have just voted :)

How did you figure out it was nice? You commented withing seconds after this post was posted.

Good for you

Really very happy to say your Article is very interesting to read, i never stop myself to say something about it, you are doing a great job, keep it up.


how about if i made more youtube videos on the latest multiplayer online games on consoles cause i am working on it and i wont give up because i am african and have been called names.

Go Barry, i join steemit for your videos.

Power Ride Jerry good work bro getting up there on the witness category there too most excellent to be well sir.

One article that has everything, very educative and someone can derived so. Much knowledge from it so explicit #ProFehNomTheEp

Wow, congratulations on your new ranking, I wish you greater steemit exploits.

Thanks, Jerry! I really appreciate the advertising campaign and all the work you do. I'm still a new minnow, but you get my witness vote.

Wow, Your Post is Awesum, Thanks for sharing :)

like always @jerrybanfield you're being excited for showing us another trick to earn money and that's the thing i like in your videos . keep the good work!!!


How did you figure out it was nice? You commented withing seconds after this post was posted.

I watch his so many videos on youtube , i follow him blindly

what would you do if he says to jump in the river with feet and arms tied up? :) would you follow blindly and jump?

TOP 21 Hell yeah Jerry, Lets get this price back up to $2 SBD

@jerrybanfield I am proud to see your work.
Don't stop sharing.I want to see more.

The Facebook groups one (#5 above) seems like it'll give some GOOD EXPOSURE - way to go, Jerry!

I voted for u as a Witness. Keep up the good work

That's great!

@heart0048 just upvote & comment on your post.
congrats to hard work and submited post. I think you will be feedback.

@jerrybanfield will you make more new tutorial on youtube? i follow you.

good article

Go, Jerry, thanks for keeping us on the loop of what you’ve been doing. Love this type of transparency and interaction.

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Wow it is a very inteligent idea to use your founds in ads, it will be so much worth it!!

Great Jerry u are in the top keep going

Hey @jerrybanfield is steem your full time gig at this point? Just wondering. Big fan of your stuff.

Congrats jerry! rank #21
I pray that you can come to rank #1

Go Jerry go go

Great work :-)

Great Work @jerrybanfield i Hope I'll do something good for this community too :)

super post !!!!!! i upvote u

this is great post
nice bro
beg respect for me

Thank you for everything you are doing to promote Steemit!

Congratulations @jerrybanfield.

You've added a great bunch of value to the community.

Your video was one the reasons why I am on steemit today.

Congratulations jerry!!

congratulations for your progress as a witness ... for my part I voted for a couple more @nnnarvaez and @ dropahead ... I'm doing it according to what I see they do a good job for the community.

nice post brother

You're an asset to our community. thank you for all your great work!

Thanks for helping us

I am still researching how to make a good post

Hi Sir, thank you for always upvoting my post. I am so busy at work I only vote you as witness right now. Thank you for sharing to us steemit also for supporting us new stemians. 🙂

This deserves some attention. Upvoted and resteemed...