Increased Earnings Per Read Due to Medium’s Anti-Spam Efforts?

Ryan Canady
3 min readMay 22, 2024
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There are some early glimpses of something special going on right now.

I hesitate to release this article right now simply because I am still in the gathering data process, but I believe that I am seeing an earnings trend on Medium right now that I will be keeping my eyes on.

Namely, I believe that I am seeing higher earnings per read on average following some of the anti-spam efforts implemented by the site in recent months.

This is to say that the reads that we do receive on our individual pieces might actually count for more than they did before.

However, there are certain reasons why I am still waiting for more information to pour in before I state definitively what I believe has happened.

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