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Promoting my android game?? Help Needed!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jamzu98, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. jamzu98

    jamzu98 Newbie

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    Hi!
    I just made my first android game and released it on google play store. I've got 11 downloads now, but I'd like to get my game more 'out there'.
    Do any of you guys have tips or tricks to boost my app install rates? It's completely free game, but includes ads. All money I get from this game goes towards making my next bigger game and keeping my self alive (I'm a student with a part-time job).
    I'm a complete noob on marketing and promoting :/
    Thanks! :D
     

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    ComputerEngineer Senior Member

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    if you can get a lot of real installs from different locations make huge impact of rankings
     
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  3. papercut

    papercut Junior Member

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    Offer it to you tubers and review sites, a good game won't be turned down right?
     
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    I'll try it out on my mobile now. If its good i may make a review video. i don't have a big channel but im sure i can get a few downloads.

    Edit: my wife has my mobile lol, will do it later today
     
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  5. jamzu98

    jamzu98 Newbie

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    Thanks everybody, I appreciate this a lot :)
    I found couple of guys from fiverr, offering advertising services for cheap, so I might consider using one of those. Also SoldGame blog looks like a good option.
    I posted my game to couple of forums I use and signed up on game listing websites. Hope this helps even a little :confused:.
    Also shared my game's IndieDB and GameJolt.
     
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    I've seen a few services here in the BST section offering ranking services, if you have a budget check them out. Atleast installs is worth it.
     
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    You have different options to do that. You can do it with Facebook app install ads so you can target the users who you are aiming too. It worked great for me with a low budget. I am also learning how to do it the best way. I would also recommend you to read Bigbuddys thread about apps where he also explains about the marketing. There is also a nice cheap book in Amazon called "The Aso Bible" where you can find valuable information About ASO. You can also follow forums from the experts I will list it here:
    AppEmpire:
    Appmarketingweekly:
    Appmasters:
    Appentrepeneursassociation :
    Tapdaq:
    BlueCloudSolutions:
    App entrepeneurs and marketers Facebook Group:


    Some of this also offer courses and Appentrepeneursassociation have also a facebook marketing course for apps but I don't have the budget to buy it so I am gonna wait to the sale. But I strongly recommend to know things about ASO if you can so you will get also organic downloads in the future. You can also boost it with incentivized downloads like from ayetstudios but I don't know if they are risky to damage your app because it is not from bots it is from real people but they install it from apps where it is required to install apps to earn coins for example so there is no guarantee if they will kept them in their device but they can let you rank faster. If you have the budget I think Facebook Mobile ads is the strongest to generate downloads because it is targeted on interest.
     
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  8. joeb1ow

    joeb1ow Regular Member

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    Leith posted a thread that I do believe will help you out
    Check it out

    -JB
     
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  9. jamzu98

    jamzu98 Newbie

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    Thanks to everybody helping me!
    Hope somebody else finds these advices helpful too :)
     
  10. GrahamCrackers

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    I know this might sound crazy, but join meetup groups with other programmers, etc. They are pretty interactive.
     
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  11. jamzu98

    jamzu98 Newbie

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    Sounds like good idea :)
    I just don't know if there's so much meet up activity here in Finland. Might need to research this a bit.
     
  12. GrahamCrackers

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    go to meetup in the US. I am sure there can be a way you can sign up or get an account. Or LinkedIn
     
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