I've just gone through my humble backlog with this tool: https://github.com/FailSpy/humble-steam-key-redeemer
And as it stands I've got about 400 keys that I don't need and could give away in bulk.
Whats the best way to do that?
I've googled of course but all threads with tutorials that popped up are at least 6 years old and in that time a lot of things will have changed I guess.

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On Steamgifts You start with limit of 3 giveaways, bulk giveaways are usually only for developers for giveaway of the same game multiple keys.
You could do short giveaways - 1 hour. That should boost Your limit for giveaways at once pretty fast.

Hint: To avoid bots You may want to do Level 1 or Level 2 giveaways.

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Not much has changed here in the last few years. xD
But there are limits to how many giveaways you can create. After everything, I can only create 168 simultaneously.
You can give away 5 keys for the same game to count for your stat.
Alternatively, you can always try trading them away sites like barter.vg where you can trade away in bulk offers and get back some games that you actually want to play.

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fair
is there any sort of tactics to follow?
My list of games is a very mixed bag

Should I start with the games I think are best?

I'm completely new to all of this and just don't want to have 300+ Games unused

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Everything's up to You.
There are also some groups where people have to play the game they won, but it takes time to get accepted into those.
It doesn't really matter, You can give them away alphabetically, random order, whatever suits You best.

I usually gift my friends first, then if I have anything left I drop it here as giveaway or sometimes post a code with ? or riddle.
NEVER EVER post keys in posts or comments - they gonna get sniped by bots.

I only recommended that 1 hour timer, cause people should be still there and mark giveaway game as RECEIVED - which will free Your giveaway slot and add more slots after some giveaways. Longer giveaways may end up with Your slots blocked for a few days, even a week, before someone comes back here and marks it as received.

Some people make posts with coded keys listed like EXAMP-LEKEY-HIDE? and ?= number of starting party in LoTR
Or they post a list of games and people comment which game they'd like and they get a private message with the game they were into getting.

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Bots/autojoiners check for giveaways more than once per hour, so a 1 hour giveaway is not a guarantee that you will get a quick Received mark. As you suggested above, I would set a minimum level (1-2) to at least avoid a large part of them.

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You may want to start with the "lesser" games as you learn how everything works.

Make sure you put the key in the key field and not in the description (I've seen this happen multiple times!)

As stated above, you start with 3 giveaway slots.
When your giveaway successfully ends, you will get the slot back. After every 3 successful giveaways, you will get an extra slot.
If you need to delete the giveaway (in case you made a mistake for example), you will lose the slot.

You can read the FAQ here if you haven't already: https://www.steamgifts.com/about/faq

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SirChrisSwan makes some good points of the 1 hour timer since you're quite limited starting out with how many concurrent bundles you can make at a time. You won't be able to free up a slot until your giveaway is ended AND the person has responded to the gift saying they received it.

Based on that, if this is a tactic you'd want to follow, possibly go with the less desirable games at 1 hour and then add a level requirement if you want to filter out some bots. Once you get a good amount of concurrent giveaways you can have, you can make some a giveaway that is more desirable with a longer duration. That's up to you if you want to do that, you can make short giveaways from more desirable games, as previously said, Everything's up to you.

On how to set it up quicker, there's ESGST violent/tampermonkey script that may be able to help with mass-creating giveaways (I'm sure you can ran into them when looking).

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the more giveaways you do the more you can have up and running at once time. last time i checked i could do over 500,
would say the best short length giveaway you can do is 24 hours. this lets real people join and have a chance to win vs 1 hour giveaways that are mostly won by autojoin bots

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Welcome to Steamgifts!

Good places to start are the FAQ and Guidelines (can be found under the help tab in the top menue).

Making giveawas over time will help you level up your account, which is to be taken into consideration should you consider wanting to partake in giveaways yourself. Also worth a thought is who you want to gift to. Don't care - level 0 public giveaways. For all the rest, get aquainted with the forum, see what we do here, and how things work, and then decide. Trains, puzzles, groups, whitelists, all the fluff and more, we got it.

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Hi! You can ask moderators to give you extra slots to host your giveaways, go to https://www.steamgifts.com/support/tickets/new choose "Other" and describe your need. Eventually one of the mods will review your ticket. That is easier way than farm your slots (I done same when I came here).

As others said: better to set your giveaways to lvl1+ - that will drop amount of bots joining your giveaways dramatically. Setting your giveaways to last for at least 24 hours will allow more live people across continents to join your giveaways.

Be aware of region locks, not all HB keys are ROW/Global keys.

Eventually you (probably) will want to join some the groups with monthly giveaway rule, so I can suggest to save ~30 of keys for nice games to use them as your submission for such groups.

Spreadsheets is your friend, track keys :)

Have a nice stay here!

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To add to Andy's comment: you can easily find region locks by looking for the bundle in the forum here. Any region locks will be mentioned. ;)

As an example, Terraformers is locked to EU in Humble Choice April 2024:
https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/a13YJ/humble-bundle-april-2024-humble-choice-53

But 90% of the keys bought in US/EU are typically without any locks.

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If you haven't already, you should definitely take the time to import your game list into Barter.vg - There is a bulk import option if you have the list of names handy

The site can import your Steam Wish list automatically.

From there, you can see the demand for your various games and decide if you want to make some trade offers ... Also once you're in, trade offers will likely be sent to you as well ...

Games with a high Wish List count are worth holding onto to see what trades can come out of it.

Games with a high Have count, meaning most ppl already have that game, coupled with a lower wish list count, give you an indication of which games are not likely to trade and make good SteamGift candidates.

If you want to also throw out a line at SteamTrades.com, Barter can help you build your have and want lists ...

NOTE: Barter is actually pretty non-user friendly and has a learning curve - Some ppl use Lestrades.com which has a different trading vibe altogether.

Happy to discuss any of this further - Thanks in advance for your future contributions to the community and good luck out there !

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