I believe I have byte (mostly) figured out. As a bit of a background I work with social media for a living and put an tremendous amount of work in A/B testing to help me understand what works on byte and how the algorithm (in its current version) works.
You can always, on a daily basis, find my posts on the #1 and #2 spots in the /memes channel. Sometimes I even manage to occupy all top 3 spots !
My growth at the moment is 300-1.2k followers/ day. With the big influx of users currently leaving , I’m at around 300-700 followers/day.
I get around 200-3k likes on ALL posts , AFTER 24 HOURS of posting that specific post.
Ask me any questions you have about the algorithm and I’ll do my best to answer !
EDIT : this is the best way I could think of to give something back to the community !