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Weight Formula Changed

Discussion in 'Co-op Advertising Network' started by digitalpoint, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. #1
    Just so everyone doesn't start freaking out with a million "what happened to my weight" threads, just a heads up that the weighting formula has been changed.

    This means a couple things:

    • Everyone's weight is a LOT lower (weight is relative to everyone else, so it won't affect what counts... ad impressions). The total weight of the system was reduced by more than 6x, so the sky is not falling or any other doomsday scenarios.

    • Weight caps have been removed, so there is no upper limit on the amount of weight a single account can have from a single site. I've been tinkering with the formula for a few weeks, and I think it's pretty good right now. It's a logarithmic (not linear) scale, so enormous sites (there are some with 1M+ pages of content in the network) aren't going to take an absurd percentage of total impressions.
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    Any idea of what % will our new weight drop, Shawn?
     
    fryman, Apr 27, 2005 IP
  3. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Oh yeah... another thing getting rid of the cap does is gives people an incentive to actually run ads site-wide, rather than in a single folder with enough pages to hit the cap.
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #4
    It's going to be different for everyone since there is no longer a cap. Log into your account and look. :)
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    I'm too scared to do that... :eek:

    It will sure be strange to see the weight going down after so many months seeing it at a stable rate.
     
    fryman, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    oh good .. i thought something was really off when tonite as my weight dropped from 100k to 10k.

    Does that drop sound about right?
     
    NWelsh, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    Shawn,

    I did run into one problem. When recalculating the weight my base weight dropped to 0. I logged into the kewyord ranking to check the pages in URL and it still shows a steady 1,800. Any other reason for it to show up 0?
     
    NWelsh, Apr 27, 2005 IP
  8. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    What's the base URL?
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    I am also getting my weight down to 0 en every site I validate
     
    fryman, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #11
    Then why revalidate??? hehe, just kidding... it should be fixed now.
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    Hey, we are like kids with a new toy! We need to check out how our new weight shows up! :D
     
    fryman, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    Ha, good one Shawn!

    I saw my weight had gone down and was furiously trying to figure out why!

    Glad I came by here!

    Your gonna give someone a nervous breakdown playing with the weight this way :)

    All kidding aside, thank you for this great service. I know you put a lot of thought and sweat into it.

    Chris
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    Christopher, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    Tops, get ready to start locking 100 threads about people complaining about their weight loss...
     
    fryman, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    I would have freaked out (before reading the thread) if I hadn't noticed all the accounts I manage falling dramatically. Whew!

    One fell by a factor of 15x, another by a factor of 4x...which would make sense given the 4x's relative size.

    Cool deal...hopefully the ad impressions don't fall for me. ;)
     
    Cygnus, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    a389951l Must Create More Content

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    #16
    Maybe an email blast should go out or make this a sticky for a period of time?
     
    a389951l, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    eeeeeeek!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    That's a good idea, you should send out an email about this, Shawn
     
    fryman, Apr 27, 2005 IP
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    i almost jumped out my window. then when i checked all of my sites and saw that they were all down, i knew there have to be something on the forum. as already stated shawn, THANK YOU!!! so much for the tools you have provided us. i am not sure if you hear that enough.
     
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    #20
    Hey TOPS, time to change the FAQ again :)
     
    wendydettmer, Apr 27, 2005 IP