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Best way to get more downloads?

I've been trying hard to send my games to app review websites and such, however most of them just reject. Out of the 4 games I've made, none has ever gone past 200 downloads. Is it because Android has a way more competitive market? Can you guys help me out and suggest some ways I can do to boost those numbers? :confused:

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  • GirlTravelFactorGirlTravelFactor Posts: 15Member
    edited July 2014

    Hi @justinodunn! If your games cannot get pass to app review websites, you don't need to rely on those. Do your own marketing, prepare a nice description and logo of your games and post them to social bookmarking and networking site. Submit them to directory websites. Make a press release or article and post them in free press release or article submission sites.

    You can use your Facebook, Google+ and Twitter account in spreading your game, post it on your wall and use the #freegame or #freedownload or #freeonlinegame, so its not only your family and friends can see it but also people looking for that keyword.

    Post a link in Reddit with interesting title like 'Try to play the first game I made about...'. Post it in /r/gaming, /r/Games, /r/gamedev, /r/IndieGaming. You cannot post continuously, try to post in other /r/ the next day.

    Submit in StumbleUpon, Delicious or Folkd, it might help.

    Set up a blogspot, post article, pictures or anything about the game or games that you will also develop. It will not have an effect yet, but for a long run, it will appear on search engine. Back link the URL of your game with the right keywords like Free Potato Runner Game, Free Download Game or Free Game. Submit in StumbleUpon, Delicious or Folkd too.

  • gyroscopegyroscope I am here.Posts: 6,577Member, Sous Chef, PRO
    edited July 2014

    Hi @justinodunn Good advice from @girltravelfactor ...also this thread should be useful for you too (despite the majority of the list of places to submit being for Apple device apps only, and the thread hijacked by video overkill from another member):

    http://forums.gamesalad.com/discussion/63304/marketing-your-app-pr-list-of-100-review-sites

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  • justinodunnjustinodunn Posts: 226Member, PRO

    @girltravelfactor‌ Thanks for the tips! Will look into those sites! @gyroscope‌ Thanks man, time to get back to work again haha

  • GirlTravelFactorGirlTravelFactor Posts: 15Member

    Anyways, what is the link to your games? Maybe I can help you with that, I don't want to promise but I can include the link while doing social bookmarking.

  • justinodunnjustinodunn Posts: 226Member, PRO

    @girltravelfactor said:
    Anyways, what is the link to your games? Maybe I can help you with that, I don't want to promise but I can include the link while doing social bookmarking.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cheersbros.upndown Here you go, it would be very good thank you very much :smile:

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