Today my commentary comes after the data.
Here are the results of my tsu game this week and three previous weeks:
Week ending Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
7 Children of Children
Total 15 Children (Including Their Children/Generations)
Week ending Sunday, November 30th, 2014
9 Children Direct
20 Children Total
Week ending Sunday, December 7th, 2014
9 Children Direct
22 Children Total
Week ending Sunday, December 14, 2014
10 Children Direct
26 Children Total
*INCREASES over 12/07/14 TOTALS*
1 Child Direct
4 Children Total
My account total is currently:
Week ending 12/14 (Paid on 12/15)
Week ending 12/07
Week ending 11/30
Week ending 11/23
Week ending 11/16
One thing that jumps out at me immediately is that my account generated $4.05 this week versus $4.33 last week. Not every week will there be an increase.
There are different reasons that might account for this.
1) Maybe I didn’t comment as much as I did the week before. When we comment, more people see us and that could mean that fewer people checked out my page and fewer followed me. Followers is a difficult number to judge because I will definitely be losing some (while gaining others) as people begin to realize that they don’t have to follow when they are already friends on tsu. All that does is limit the number of people you can follow in the long run because we can only follow 1000 people, so don’t follow if you friend that person! (Also, I was sick this weekend, so I definitely shared less on Saturday.)
2) Perhaps people on tsu simply didn’t click as much this week when they saw an ad. I couldn’t know that unless I saw all the data for tsu and could make a comparison with MY friends and followers.
3) Does tsu’s price for advertising change from week to week with supply and demand? I don’t know the answer to that.
4) Do people naturally interact less when they have been friends on tsu for a couple weeks?
5) Do people interact less because they have more friends and can’t interact with each one as often? This would seem to be a really great argument for not simply friending people who have thousands of friends already. If you have a liberal friending policy as I have had up to this point, keep in mind that someone with 50 friends or less will have fewer profiles in their feed so they are incredibly likely to view your content more often. (Unless tsu somehow adjusts for that, but I don’t think that would be in tsu’s best interest.)
6) Are there just natural fluctuations and the REAL solution is to bring more children to tsu?
I believe that inviting more people to tsu is really the solution. Mateo Garcia of @beNICEmedia definitely contributes to my bottom line. He is the most active of my tsu children and he creates great content! You still have time to friend him!
If you are reading this and you are not yet on tsu, here is my tsu.co/ACrowdFunder link. If somehow WordPress can’t handle that link you can go to tsu.co and give them ACrowdFunder when tsu asks for a code or extension or who invited you!
Gotta go! See you tomorrow and see you on tsu! Come and say hello! 🙂