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How to promote a free game?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by twisted_one, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. twisted_one

    twisted_one Regular Member

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    I am about to launch a cool free iPad/iPhone game. I am sure people are gonna love it. But I just want to get the word out first.

    1. I have created a YouTube video trailer/teaser. Gonna buy views/likes/subs.
    2. Buy Fans/Likes on my Game's FB profile page
    3. I have a website asking people to subscriber with email so I can mail them when the game is launched. - How can I get more people to signup?

    Any other ideas, please?
     
  2. nipunn12

    nipunn12 Regular Member

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    Thats not how you do it.

    You have to : 1) Create only one account
    2) Upload tutorials / useful videos
    3) Comment on other videos Yourself
    4) Help people on yahoo answers ( advertise in sources )
    5) *Pay* people to try and review your app
     
  3. pooinmyloo

    pooinmyloo Regular Member

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    Is it a style of game you could convert into flash and then post on game sites like Kongregate?
     
  4. twisted_one

    twisted_one Regular Member

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    I cannot get reviews yet because it is yet to be launched. I have 2 weeks from now for the launch. I want to make the app name go viral/popular to say the least.

    It can be played only on ipad and iPhone. Will be listed in App store in 2 weeks.
     
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  5. KeyMouse

    KeyMouse BANNED BANNED

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    Submit it to review sites.
     
  6. Seadragon

    Seadragon Regular Member

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    Get your game splashed around on game forums specially for ipad and iphone players, you should be able to get some reviews from there easy enough.
     
  7. abs007

    abs007 Junior Member

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    Tumblr is awesome for gamerz traffic -
     
  8. harvard1932

    harvard1932 Newbie

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    time for you to run around forums and post stuff. make vids, advertise is the key.
     
  9. burhanhaq

    burhanhaq BANNED BANNED

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    You can buy cheap youtube views from buyyoutubviews.com
     
  10. futurestic06

    futurestic06 Supreme Member

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    Face book and some other Social media sites are really good for Promoting free Gaming sites. If you can properly monetize the Face book traffic then you will be able to increase the amount of earning.
     
  11. therage

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    None of these people ever tried to advertise a free game for success so here are some tips from a insider. Go with Moochi ads, cpm star, etc. Promotion on New grounds, reddit, *****, and some bought traffic from Google Adsense on YouTube. You now want to go into communities like moddb and setup shop as well. Now, some pr articles, directories, and review sites for games come into hand. Also, you might want to go into ppi to boost yourself up the charts. Some giveaways and contests view boosted on youtube work wonders. Also, try some small cpa or affiliate advertisers that can drive the media.

    Preferably you can also go with ppv, but don't expect exciting returns no matter how good the product is. Those people aren't the kind of conversions you are looking for. Kongregate is also a good place to go, only if the game is good.

    That is all the advice I can leak out for now, just know that I really don't care that I blurped out where to go etc since even using these methods it all comes down to timing, price, and quality of the game. Since my budgets are going to be about 700x your budget size I can say that even if this works so well for me, it's mostly because of my money that success comes for me. That being said, I wish you good luck.
     
  12. closedCaption

    closedCaption Regular Member

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    Poison forums with requests to test your game. Contact TotalHalibut on YT to do a review of your game.
    Get MochiAds adverts as someone already suggested.
     
  13. nipunn12

    nipunn12 Regular Member

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    i think you can advertise on tapjoy ( ipad iphone app advitiser )
     
  14. lostpassword

    lostpassword Junior Member

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    Go to *****.org and find the video games board.
     
  15. JolterInc

    JolterInc Regular Member

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    Make YT videos, maybe post on various apple sites and send a message to apple blogs etc.