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Made $250k in 16 months - first game ever - AMA

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by yakuzaemme, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Doctor.R

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    Congrats!
     
  2. cronocr

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    Exactly! That happened for months, not sure whether my account got silently flagged for minor violations due to suspended apps, it's still available and I'm using it with Appodeal.
     
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    Could you share the name of some high eCPM networks?
     
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  4. freefallapps

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    What blackhat methods did you use to rank for your targeted keywords? Did keyword installs work? How do you implement keyword installs if you are not even in the top 250?

    Thanks and congrats!
     
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    Thank you for posting this, it motivates me to get back into apps. I have few games with over 10 million installs and solid experience in app install ads. I would like to hear your opinion about my games and brainstorm some ideas, please contact me on PM.
     
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    Fantastic sharing. Congrats on all the achievements and 'new life' events.

    How are you on App installs now?
     
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    pm :)
     
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    Insane. Very cool thread. OP is a beast!
     
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  9. shockwaves

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    very nice profit mate! keep up the good work!
     
  10. GAMBLER O_O

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    First of all, I want to wish you a lifetime of love and happiness,
    I really love your idea of sharing and motivating people around here.
    It's really an interesting journey here, and I appreciate sharing details about how you monetize and the process of doing things.
    The gaming industry is really so attractive, I've always thought of doing something similar, but I'm thinking of something Multi-Players.
    From my own perspective, I tend to think that the real income can be from in-app purchases and not the ads, you just need to find the idea and the team to make it.
    The problem with that approach is that you'll need an in-house team and not an agency because you'll need around the clock improvements.
    I have some questions, please answer the ones that you feel comfortable to answer:
    1. What's your average revenue per user per month? (Ads & in-app)
    2. What're your plans to improve that number?
    3. What you're offering as in-app purchases?
    4. Are you offering your users an ad-free experience if they purchase a package or pay for a package to give them an ad-free experience?
    I think the fourth question could help you if you're not using it already, some users will pay to get a clean experience but you should be able to calculate the average revenue per user to know how to position your package better.
    I really do believe that the user experience is the most important key in this market,
    I would like to hear about what you think about that and how you're thinking of improving things in the future.
     
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    Great job! So far read all your answers and Im more than motivated
     
  12. yakuzaemme

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    Update:
    Revenue took a hit this week on Android. Not quite sure why or which country, but will investigate and do a proper update.
    Week 30: $7375
    Week 31: $7757
    Week 32: $4643



    None so far. Keyword installs work.
    If you're not ranking for a specific keyword, create a longtail version of it.

    Say I wanted to rank for piano, and currently don't.

    I would check if I rank for "piano game". If not - check "piano game free". Etc etc.

    When you finally find the related term, start optimizing your listing and keywords for all of the terms (piano, piano game, piano game free)
    Buy installs for the term you rank for, wait for it to rank and keep doing so and optimizing until you rank for the higher keyword (piano game).

    Do the same for this term, keep doing so until you rank for the highest keyword (piano)

    Do the same for this.

    I'm good thanks. You can ask questions in the thread though so others can learn from it.

    1. I honestly don't know at this very moment, but will calculate that once we begin running ads.
    3. Some unique items and ability to remove ads
    4. Yes. And it brings very little revenue, as our target audience is very young kids.

    Thanks!
     
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  13. freefallapps

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    Thanks @yakuzaemme for the tips and sharing. I wish you the best in your business and personal life.
     
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    Hi @yakuzaemme, I do tried ASO. And so far I've only run campaign on Google Ads.
    Beside creating a campaign on Facebook: ask users to search for the app with keyword for a reward.
    Do you have any suggestion about other sources of keywords install?
     
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    could you explain how to set up Facebook campaign you said?
     
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    Thanx you for the share, this success story is very impressive. Congratulation sir !
     
  17. MasterSocial

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    Wow Congrats OP, that is pretty impressive. Keep it up
     
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    What's the average session duration?
     
  19. Le Tuan Son

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    Like this:
     
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    Congrats, exciting story.