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Missed Out On Farmvile? Follow Me: As I Attempt To Create A Popular FaceBook Games Page

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by BrianGriffen, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. BrianGriffen

    BrianGriffen Registered Member

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    NOTE!! I should have put "& Make Money" In the Title. That's what this is really about. So remember that as you read and the thread grows. The only reason I want to be popular is to make money!

    I never did get addicted to Farmville. I did try it for a while, but it just didn't really click with me the way it did with the rest of the Facebook world. I do like Cityville; I play it a lot just for fun. When I originally started with Cityville, I found that NOBODY was playing it and I had to go looking for friends (neighbors in CV) just so that I could play more. I found most of them on the hundreds of "add me" groups that had sprung up soon after the game started to become popular.
    It's genius really, the way these games work. Basically, with all of these FB games, if you don't have plenty of friends playing the game with you, you simply can't move forward because you can't get enough energy, items, etc.

    As far as marketing, I missed out on the whole "farmville" craze. Apparently there were plenty of people making plenty of money with their fan pages, "add me" groups and so fourth. It appears that I have missed Cityville bandwagon as well because that game has developed into quite a big deal on Facebook and even though "I was there when it started", not only did I not take advantage of it from a marketing perspective, there were actually already plenty of people who were trying to. (Where are they now, I wonder?)

    ANYWAY, THIS TIME IT WILL BE DIFFERENT!

    There are a number of new games that come out constantly and I think that I have spotted the next "big thing" as far as Facebook games go. As a gamer, I can tell what is good and what will catch on whether it's for Xbox, PC or... Facebook. I KNOW A GOOD GAME and I am hooked on this one. This, and Cityville are the ONLY games attached to my profile because I hate the spam, time wasting and so-fourth, but again... this one is good.

    As a marketer, I am very interested in the potential that this game holds, so I am going to try to take this one single game and not only have fun playing it, but make money with it.

    If you all would like, you can follow me as I attempt to monotize it at most and become super popular within the game itself at least. I would love for you Farm & City Ville veterans to help me along the way.

    Anyway that's it for now. I am working on my first "stage" and will report back in the next few hours as to "how it's going".
     
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  2. Inception_AC

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    cool keep us upto date
     
  3. BrianGriffen

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    OK, the game is SOOO new that you have to find people to join you in play. Therefor, the most obvious "first step" is to create an "Add me" page. There is only one add me page for this game other than the one I just created. The ONLY other page dedicated to this game is the games OFFICIAL page. Good news.
    So I have created the page and added some content and pictures. I also named it something clever, along with "add me" in the title so everyone knows what the group is actually all about.
    I have ONLY 25 fans, but I just created it, so....

    How I plan to be number one:
    I created a page with content and interesting articles: Not just up and whatever.
    I left a link with content and explanation on the official page (hasn't been removed?)
    I am going to be leaving tips, tricks and everything else.
    I encourage community interaction with most importantly an "add everyone else here" message.
    I am now messaging ALL of the people that left "add me" comments on the official game page.

    That's the plan and action as of the last hour and it seems to be working just fine. Again, the game is SOOO new, that I don't expect to take off straight away. I hope to take off and become popular as the game does.

    Is this good so far? Any Farmville nuts care to tip?

    Oh, BTW. I guess I have enough friends who added me in the game that I can actually play some now too. -side note
     
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    good idea man i mean if we can pick some thing that you know is kind of going to make big best to make money from it before every one jumps in hope this works for you
     
  5. BrianGriffen

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    OK. So not much to report as of yet, but I am up to 100 Likes. Again, the game is new so.... and so is my page.

    The thing is that pages are a lot like snow balls: the bigger they get, the bigger they get, so I am starting to get people liking the group and doing the whole "add me" thing without me having to go look for people, so very very slowly, but surely, the group is starting to go viral.

    I am going to start spamming my group a little more on the official game pages (there are 2-3) because in the last 2 days, I have only referenced my "add me" page about 5 times. None of the messages that I left were removed or marked as spam I think because the people who made the game see my "add me" group as something that is only helping them.

    So that's the plan for today. Add my page and message in a comment on the official pages at least 20 times throughout the day and see what happens.
     
  6. JackSparrow

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    Is there a clickbank product for this game?

    Because i promote Cityville guides and the profit returns for such a popular game, are absolutely shit!! Yes ive made nearly $1000 in 5 months, but that is absolutely crap for the amount of time and effort ive put into it.

    I'm ranking in the top 10 for 5 top Cityville keywords (including Cityville) and only get about 100 to 200 visitors per day that seem to want hints, tips and cheats for Cityville, which is highly surprising.

    I have an Add Cityville neighbours page which is building steadily, but they aren't exactly joining in their millions, simply because people are suspicious they are ways to spam people.

    My advice to anyone wishing to make money with Facebook games is, unless you can devise a superb sales letter to pre-sell the product or come up with a genius out of the box monetization scheme, then the time and effort you waste can be put to better use somewhere else.

    I think Facebook games are almost dead, when it comes to promoting products.
     
  7. BrianGriffen

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    FIRST QUESTION I NEED HELP WITH (for anyone):

    Right now I have a "add me" group because it seemed like the logical first step. My group is comes up in the search box for the keyword of the game.
    There are already a couple of more "add me" groups that have sprung up since I started and they are growing more quickly than mine, but I know for a fact that they are adding totally untargetted likes just to get the number of likes up.

    Is it that the more likes you have, the higher you rank? Because I can add untargeted likes quickly. I could have the highest number of likes of any group there, but they will be random and I won't be able to market to them.

    But in if having the biggest number of likes now means that I will be able to grow the fastest because I show up in search results, I can live with that.

    Anyone know?

    It's really new and there are only even a few internet reviews of it. Definitely no CB products. Maybe I should write an ebook and publish it to CB. I could use any one of the FB Game books as a platform for it because all of the games work pretty much the same way.

    I hope not.
     
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  8. banyuhay

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    Hi, I think as a gamer, I will join the page with highest number of likes because I will more likely have more in-game friends from that group. So yes, you will have to ramp your likes to make it easier for you to make it bigger.