Archive for January, 2010

800,000 hits. 1,000,000 seems closer now!

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

The crappy little hit counter I have on the bottom of the site now reads 800,000+

In Feb 2009 it was at 500,000 hits so that’s 300,000 hits in the last 11 months, which = 27000+ hits a month.

These last 11 months have shown the most hits ever, despite me blogging slightly less than normal due to the fact that micro-blogging on Twitter is just so damn easy and fun! (If you would like to follow me on Twitter, check out the link over on the top right of the blog).

Back in Feb 2009 I thought I might hit 1,000,000 hits by now, but it seems like that figure is a few months off yet. Still that will be a great milestone to reach! And it seems so close now 🙂

Big Fish Games’ Daily Deal really delivered for me

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

In December, Big Fish Games promoted my Holiday Bonus game using their Daily Deal programme. Basically game club members got offered my game for only $2.99, but for one day only.

The result was a really good amount of sales at an insanely high conversion rate (well into double figures). Needless to say, I’m very pleased with the result. It’s bolstered the total sales of Holiday Bonus nicely.

I love the fact that the game keeps on delivering year after year, especially as I was so passionate about making that game. I produced, designed, programmed and marketed that game by myself (with additional excellent feedback by the game’s artist) and I had no idea how well it was going to do, but it’s done good 😉

So if you can get on the Big Fish Games Daily Deal, do it! If your game is good, and timed right (e.g. Christmas game at Christmas) you’ll do good too!

Just signed up to Buzzparadise

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

I got an email from Buzzparadise today and I found out that bloggers can write honest reviews about products and receive payment for it. When you sign up you enter your blog details and what topics you write about. Then I believe you have to insert some code into your site that tracks traffic and if your site meets their criteria you will be asked if you want to write about certain products. You can of course refuse to write about certain things if you don’t want to, it’s completely up to you. It sounds pretty good, but I’ll reserve judgement until I actually get it up and running.

The email caught my eye because it was talking about promoting online games to help smokers quit their habit. As my dad is very ill with chronic emphysema due to smoking, that would be one promotion I’d be happy to do.

If anyone else has had any experience with BuzzParadise, please let me know your thoughts! Thanks.