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    How to promote a game?

    Hello everybody

    I'm strating to promote my browser game terrabellica .com
    (sorry if the link goes against the rules, then please delete it)

    Tried adwords, was very disappointed. The click price is very high, and the results are poor.
    Msn network and facebook ads do not work (very little number of impressions)

    I want to try a few things more

    1. affiliate programs
    2. banner advertisements
    3. usual seo methods (directory submissions, blogs, forums, link building)

    Any ideas, service recomendations, hidden reefs I do not see?

    Thank you for you time.

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    Hi!

    Your startpage looks very poor. With your site you will have no chance to other games...
    You gotta present more about your game.. a little video are defently better than some screenshots.

    People visit your site but they will leave without registration, cause you show not much on the startpage...


    You gonna add a big banner with "PLAY FOR FREE" or "COME ON AND TEST THIS GAME"


    Very Important!!! YOU MUST ADD FLAGS AND LET PEOPLE TRANSLATE YOUR SITE TO OTHER IMPORTANT LANGUAGES!!!

    AND YOU NEED A "INSTRUKTIONS" THERE YOU CAN EXPLAIN PEOPLE HOW TO PLAY

    Maybe you let people try the game like a Demo without registration...


    Take a look at this sites and try to make it better!
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    http://holy-war.net/index/index2
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    http://en.grepolis.com/start/register?action=single_step&ref=cpm_de_de_co_sb_siteid11952
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    http://9dragons.gamescampus.eu/?page=sign&externalCode=e013

    About your adwords:

    Forget it if you dont use Banner Adwords.
    People will click more an good looking game banners.. not textlinks...

    try it again with a nice banner... try to add some action in it with flash!


    Good Luck

    Other way... I can pop under your site in my blog... so every visitor of my blog will see your site, but how much would you pay for it? I got 600-1000 visitors worldwide.

    5.000-10.000 daily impressions in my blog


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    Hi Terra!

    You have a game site. So you wanna promote it. I suggest you to follow the following short guide:

    - Once your website is established, you have to do something with SEO and try to go #1 in all search engines. I just recommend my own service (check my signature). And this is what you have to do first and get some traffic plus great ranking!
    - Don't just use Facebook advertising. Try to add more friends and create a fan page for your site, just suggest it to your friends.
    - I don't recommend to use banner advertising because it is almost useless. It may be effective unless publisher's site really gets huge targeted traffic which is relevant to your website. But making review on blog may be effective!

    Anup
    Hello there.

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    Go to social networking sites, they might send you some good amount of traffic.

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    Try to use press release to promote your game.

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    have you tried the "mmorpg voting sites" ? (just search the big G )
    i started off with these on my old rpg games brings in a little traffic and signups but that traffic is pure games players
    there is hundreds of these sites out there

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    Before you do any kind of marketing you have to define your target group of gamers.
    Your game cannot compete with these fancy 3d games everythere on the net, so concentrate on people who are mor oldschool, research who these people are there they hangout and things like that.
    I look through your site and the first thing you need to change is your copy ...
    for example ... Strategy Game Features ... ... a pure list of features is boring ... bring more emotions in it ... i am sure you put a lot of passion in this game ... so write something like .. Do you want do dive in a differnt world, explore the deep blue oceans, and conquer new land, feel like columbus ...etc. Dive in to mystic rivers or gloomy swampland .. (my english is not so good i am an croatian living in austria english i my third language but i hope you know what i mean)
    you have some great testimonials ..work with that "have that modern splashy graphics, instead concentrating on great military game play." search online for people who dont want these ultra modern games ... there are plenty forums online with larp gamers or warhammer boards.... maybe they like more these kind of games ...
    think a little bit outside the box!

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    I used: Vipie (google Vipie advertising)

    worked a treat for my site! Let me know how it goes. They are dedicated to Games by the way!


    James

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    Have you tried forums?

    Try gaming forums in your niche, I'm sure it would help, you can also promote yourself so you may not spend much money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerraBellica View Post
    Hello everybody

    I'm strating to promote my browser game terrabellica .com
    (sorry if the link goes against the rules, then please delete it)

    Tried adwords, was very disappointed. The click price is very high, and the results are poor.
    Msn network and facebook ads do not work (very little number of impressions)

    I want to try a few things more

    1. affiliate programs
    2. banner advertisements
    3. usual seo methods (directory submissions, blogs, forums, link building)

    Any ideas, service recomendations, hidden reefs I do not see?

    Thank you for you time.
    Hi,

    According to me, the most important and good way to promote your game business is contact with the same kind of nature websites. I mean to say that you may Google and find number of website that are related with gaming. These websites will be definitely helpful for you by advertising your product at their website. I think you got my point.

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    My 2 cents would be the observation of my own behavior. The only adds that I have clicked probably for Google adsense are probably gaming adds so perhaps adsense is also a good idea. Advertise as free/trial etc.

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    In addition to the reviewer request you mention, I notice Android and iPhone developers can generate some downloads by actively posting in developer forums where you are allowed to include your app links, website etc. in your signature. Sure its only other developers that initially download your app, but if they like it they may mention it in posts or on their blog and a non-dev may stumble across it in a Google search. I have a few of these forum type of sites bookmarked on my other computer and can post them later. These forums also have sections where you can promote your app without punishment. Android and iOS also have forum sites where the phone users (non-dev) talk about phones and apps. Many of these sites also have a section where developers can promote their apps

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    I think you can try epicgameads or mmotraffic... They are game publisher and i think you can check them out...

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    try permissions.manage or permissions.manage.*
    however, if your giving this to admins, they usually have permission node '*' which gives them access to all permissions.

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    Have a go with seobunny. It will certainly be helpful to you, she is a very experienced and knows this industry better than many of us so it would certainly be helpful.

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    Social networks, especially twitter and gamer communities, popular gaming blogs/news sites.

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    These days the best way to promote a game site is social networking sites. Mainly facebook. You need to make a fan page, official page for the site and also couple of groups about the same niche and use game site has group url.

    You have to have at least couple of pages in site well optimized for the keyword phrases you are targeting.

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    Definitely social networking sites, games are the type of product that people can easily share and everyone can enjoy in a matter of minutes. If I were you I'd start a twitter account and start befriending people in the same niche as you and eventually you'll reach audiences who are interested in your game.

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    No other beneficial in game promotion but facebooking , when you advertise a game in facebook, people would love to check it and go to your site. communicate with people without wasting too much effort on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrownEyes View Post
    No other beneficial in game promotion but facebooking , when you advertise a game in facebook, people would love to check it and go to your site. communicate with people without wasting too much effort on it.
    exactly. any gaming promotion is very effective on all social networking sites. you just need quality content and right amount of keywords.


 

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