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Advertising Tips???

WTDeveloperWTDeveloper Posts: 352Member
Hey everyone,

my game "Sheep Count" got approved three weeks ago...
My sales are not very good (44Downloads) =(
Do you have some tips for advertising???
Do I do something wrong??Icon??Screenshots??
Should I do an trailer???Any tips??


Best Answer

  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Posts: 2,456Member
    Accepted Answer

    I saw your game and did not download

    myThoughts … saying you are 14 years-old in the description may turn some people off
    (they might think your game will be immaturely developed)
    don't use your youth as a selling point
    buyers are only concerned with what they are getting for their money!

    I also did not like the large sunbursts in all the screenshots …
    when I look at a game to buy …
    I want the screenshots to show me what the game will look like when I play

    so no matter where you promote …
    a customer's first experience of your game will be the description page in iTunes

    clean up your written description …
    • easy to read
    • short sentences
    • correct spelling
    • eliminate 'you' words

    Post in this forum … for help with the ad copy for your description …
    you will get lots of offers
    accept them all and pick the best parts from each …

    then move on to promoting your game with outside sources …

    image MH


  • simo103simo103 Posts: 1,331Member, PRO
    edited March 2012
    @WTDeveloper ... I'm not anywhere near an expert on this but like you am interested in knowing how to get better results from my apps. I have done gameplay videos and emailed numerous App review sources all of which doesn't appear to have effected sales (also got no reviews). I have also seen more experienced people here report that their apps were reviewed on some sites but also no bump in sales. I am leaning towards thinking the best thing I can do (based on someones forum post long ago) is to build up a portfolio of apps ... the accumulation of which may lead to better sales and a better chance one will get the 'lucky' exposure from Apple to be featured which may bring exposure to all your apps. All apps being good of course as a pre-requesite.
  • WTDeveloperWTDeveloper Posts: 352Member
    Thanks MotherHoose,

    i accept your ideas, but maybe you know,that i'm not english,i'm german...
    Can maybe someone help to write a perfect description???

  • MotherHooseMotherHoose Posts: 2,456Member
    make a new thread

    post the link to your game in the appStore
    and, just ask for help …

    image MH
  • WTDeveloperWTDeveloper Posts: 352Member
    good thanks
  • scitunesscitunes Posts: 4,047Member, Sous Chef
    I think the GS fonts used in the screenshot look very amateur. I would use custom fonts instead.
  • WTDeveloperWTDeveloper Posts: 352Member
    Sorry scitunes,

    but there are no gsfonts i used custom fonts...

  • patapplepatapple Posts: 873Member
    @WTDeveloper I'm also in your situation (I have 110 sales but yesterday I changed my price to free for 24 hours and I do 244 downloads). I'm 15 years old but I'm from switzerland. I write my review in italian and then, I have an english teacher and she translate it.

    Do you write a post in other developer forum??? (touch arcade, idevgames, ....) I received a much downloaded by them....
  • anithmukanithmuk Posts: 235Member
    I would say the first step is to make a good trailer. People like watching videos, and it's easy to link around on forums and sites and stuff.
  • Fredrik BixoFredrik Bixo Posts: 239Member
    edited April 2012
    Hello WTdeveloper
    I agree with what Motherhoose said. One think I like of your game is the icon. Its very cool.
    But I think the most important is the app description. Good luck with sales :)
  • WTDeveloperWTDeveloper Posts: 352Member
    yes i'm working on a trailer

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