HF21 is now live and this post is a quick update what has changed in regards to Smartsteem.com promotion services (for the detailed post click here):
ROI Calculation both for @smartsteem and vote-sellers have been increased in response to 50/50.
We've also increased the ROI buffer for @smartmarket to 20% for a limited time period, as compensation for some promotion buyers earning a minus ROI due to the changes on author rewards after HF21, where a post was promoted before HF21 hit the blockchain, which wasn't anticipated.
Minimum promotion amount has been changed to 2.5 SBD & 10 STEEM. This will change in the near future, where the fixed STEEM amount will be kept and a dynamic SBD amount added, depending on the SBD dollar price.
Minimum post-age has been decreased to 5 minutes from previously 15 minutes.
Delegator payouts will be changed to 110% very soon, once we've monitored how the HF21 unfolds. For more information about this and the future payouts, please read the detailed post - the important passage is at the end of the post.
We will be even more strict with the blacklisting of people on Steem who are trying to promote low-quality content in excess.
In case the voting power is idling at 100%, we're trying to utilize it as much as possible to reward people who are increasing the value of Steem.
Downvotes, especially the free downvoting power, is also going to be utilized to clean up the social trending page on Steem.
Last but not least, please be mindful about what you're promoting, so you're not losing money through downvotes. #NewSteem