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Advertise your Android Game in Crazy Snowboard for Free

Discussion in 'Android' started by ezone, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. ezone

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    We use AdMob to serve the ads in Crazy Snowboard for Android, and we currently have around 700,000 daily unfilled 'House Ads'. As a thank you to the great Unity dev community (and all the help we've received from everyone in these forums) we'd like to help advertise your Unity Android game for free.

    What's the catch? Nothing! We just thought it was time for us to give a little back.

    To get your ad included, just post the following to this thread:

    1. 320x50 JPG/PNG ad for your game
    2. Your Google Marketplace URL

    e.g.



    market://details?id=com.ezone.Snowboard

    We'll try and include as many as we can - but the sooner you get your ad in, the better!
     
  2. Tseng

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    And your development related question is....? ;)
     
  3. DanTreble

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    Very kind of you Simon, thanks!

    In other news there is a new version admob out and it looks like it has tablet sized ads.
     
  4. sotsotdei

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  5. ezone

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    Rocket Bunnies and Finger Flick Rugby ads have gone live. I'll post some stats in a couple days.
     
  6. killsage

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    Hi!
    That is a very cool thing to do. Def much appreciated.


    Market Link
    market://details?id=com.halffastgames.GobbleGator

    Thanks!
     
  7. ezone

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    Gobble Gator added!
     
  8. sotsotdei

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    Like Simon, at a smaller units though, I will be happy to put House Ad for unfilled banner.
    Just give me a go.

    Cheers,
    Michel.
     
  9. killsage

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    @ ezone Thanks so much!

    @ sotsotdei
    Def would like for you to include the gobblegator ad. Thanks!

    I have to test doing house ads through mobclix. Will happily point back if I can figure it out.
     
  10. JamesMobot

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  11. sotsotdei

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    Hi

    I configured banners for Crazy Snowboard, Gobblegator, and Doodle Monster.
    I don't have the banner for Rocket Bunnies. If someone made it available I will be happy to add it.

    Today for Crazy Snowboard Admob, here are the figures, not much for the moment : Impressions 5,439, Clicks 63 , CTR 1.16%

    More stats in a couple of days

    Cheers,
    Michel
     
  12. DanTreble

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    Rocket Bunnies now has
    • Crazy Snowboard
    • Doodle Monster
    • Finger Flick Rugby
    • Gobble Gator

    Our market link is
    market://details?id=com.DefiantDev.RocketBunnies
    and our banner is attached

    Not entirely happy with our banner, it needs more enticing words in it, like "free" and "rabbit space sim" :)
     

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  13. ezone

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    Just added Doodle Monster. Here are our house ad numbers for the last 7 days (you'll notice some ads have been running for a bit longer):

    Code (csharp):
    1. [B]Ad Name                      Impressions  Clicks  CTR[/B]
    2. Finger Flick Rugby             90,344     565   0.63%
    3. GameResort Doodle Bowling     936,106   6,263   0.67%
    4. GameResort Stupid Zombies     925,889   7,679   0.83%
    5. Gobble Gator                   86,261     503   0.58%
    6. reMovem AndroidAd3            943,240   4,453   0.47%
    7. reMovem Free                  941,885   7,385   0.78%
    8. Rocket Bunnies                 91,959     632   0.69%
    Anyone notice an increase in download numbers?
     
  14. sotsotdei

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    Just added Rocket Bunnies

    So far, my numbers :
    Code (csharp):
    1.  
    2. Ad Name                     Impressions  Clicks  CTR
    3. Crazy Snowboard                 7,766      94   1.21%
    4. Doodle Monster                  6,483      54   0.83%
    5. GobbleGator                     5,627      68   1.21%
    6. Rocket Bunnies                  0           0   0.00%  (just added)
    7.  

    @ ezone : It is too early for me to see the effect but it is definitely positive. I guess it's worth for every one here to do this cross promotion, and more we are in this list more we all get visibility, and especially for mid and long term.
    so thank you again for starting this ! Thumb up ! :D

    Cheers,
    Michel.
    http://twitter.com/mhofongfat
     
  15. JamesMobot

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    Awesome Guys! thanks for sharing.

    Typically I get just a couple a day but I have seen 5 already this morning so i am already up 100% before noon lol
     
  16. sotsotdei

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    latest stats from my game house ads

    Code (csharp):
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    2. Ad Name                     Impressions  Clicks  CTR
    3. Crazy Snowboard                 37,455     221  0.59%
    4. Doodle Monster                  85,758     293  0.34%
    5. GobbleGator                     35,330     199  0.56%
    6. Rocket Bunnies                  79,353     228  0.29%
    7.  
    cheers,
    Michel.
     
  17. DanTreble

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    Code (csharp):
    1. Ad Name            Impressions       Clicks  CTR
    2. Crazy Snowboard    10,060            472     4.69%
    3. Doodle Monster     10,294            611     5.94%
    4. Finger Flick Rugby 10,089            510     5.06%
    5. Gobble Gator       10,110            554     5.48%
     
  18. ezone

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    Thanks! Very high click-through rates - what's your secret?
     
  19. DanTreble

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    I have no idea, but I think you're doing much better in the revenue stakes so I wouldn't try and emulate it!

    I _think_ it is because we only show ads out of gameplay, although I have no idea why it has this effect
     
  20. Enzign

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    Hi everyone,

    This is a fantastic thing you are doing. We are a two man company and are really hoping to survive long enough to be able to release our second game. And we don't have a budget for marketing at all yet. So if there is still room for another banner we would really appreciate if we could get a spot.



    market://detail?id=com.OrangeAgenda.StellarEscape

    Cheers!
     
  21. ezone

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    You're in! It's nice seeing some cool banners in the game. Here are our updated ad stats:

    Code (csharp):
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    2. [B]Game             Impressions Clicks  CTR[/B]
    3. Doodle Monster          307,146     2,370   0.77%
    4. Finger Flick Rugby      396,560     2,869   0.72%
    5. GameResort Doodle Bowling   860,753     5,542   0.64%
    6. GameResort Stupid Zombies   852,961     6,797   0.80%
    7. Gobble Gator            392,858     2,682   0.68%
    8. reMovem AndroidAd3      868,967     4,072   0.47%
    9. reMovem Free            869,231     6,782   0.78%
    10. Rocket Bunnies          399,276     3,032   0.76%
    11. Stellar Escape          0       0   0.00%

     
  22. Enzign

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    Awsome. You have done really well with Crazy Snowboard. Well done and thanks again for spreading the success a little. :)
     
  23. sotsotdei

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    Stellar Escape just added

    Code (csharp):
    1.  
    2. Ad Name                     Impressions  Clicks  CTR
    3. Crazy Snowboard                  45,281   243   0.54%
    4. Doodle Monster                  108,636   346   0.32%
    5. GobbleGator                      43,267   234   0.54%
    6. Rocket Bunnies                  101,954   277   0.27%
    7. Stellar Escape                    0         0   0.00%
    8.  

    one question for you guys : how do you manage to get your game taking less space in the internal memory and put most of the data in the sd card? Crazy Snowboard takes 460KB, my game takes whole 10MB !? how come ?

    Cheers,
    Michel.
     
  24. ezone

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    Make sure you are using the latest version of Unity - the update does it all for you.
     
  25. Enzign

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    Thank you sotsotdei, really appreciate it.
     
  26. legion

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    Are these numbers daily or weekly etc?
     
  27. sotsotdei

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    Very good question : the numbers I gave were cumulative since the creation of the banners that was my default settings on AdMob.
    If daily figures are more interesting I will post in that format.
     
  28. legion

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    well daily, monthly etc as long as we just know to get a good measure. It would also be good to know how many downloaded games yuo got totally etc that display the ads.
     
  29. ezone

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    Same here, my stats are cumulative and cover about a week for some games, and less for others. After it's been running for a couple weeks I'll post some detailed reports for each game (similar to the attached one that shows all house ads for the last 7 days).

    We've also got some exciting stuff happening on Friday... more details to follow, but I suggest that if you haven't added your banner and link yet, you should post it up here before this Friday so you can share in the fun!
     

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  30. legion

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    i think we should all start a banner rotation programs for all us unity devs, would probably benefit us all.
     
  31. DanTreble

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    Code (csharp):
    1. Crazy Snowboard     15,342  664 4.33%
    2. Doodle Monster      15,672  888 5.67%
    3. Finger Flick Rugby  15,425  746 4.84%
    4. Gobble Gator        15,437  822 5.32%
    5. Stellar Escape      2,571   130 5.06%
    6. Swamp Water     4,527   187 4.13%
    I think we're doing these ads wrong. What has everyone else got their refresh rate set to, keywords and how often do you show the ads?

    adView.setKeywords("free app game phone mobile play");
    adView.setRequestInterval(30);
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2011
  32. sotsotdei

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    Code (csharp):
    1.  
    2. Ad Name                     Impressions  Clicks  CTR
    3. Crazy Snowboard                  82,755   344   0.42%
    4. Doodle Monster                  212,827   632   0.30%
    5. GobbleGator                      82,056   341   0.42%
    6. Rocket Bunnies                  206,001   566   0.27%
    7. Stellar Escape                    2,233    46   2.06%
    8.  

    - No keywords set
    - Interval 36 seconds (arbitrarily chosen)
     
  33. etoiles

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    Congratulations! Nice feature, Simon! :D
     
  34. JamesMobot

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    Thanks for the updates!! You guys are all awesome. I wish i could return the favor.

    Here is what I have seen since you guys started running ads.
    Although, I'm not about to take the kids to disneyland I have seen an improvement in sales.
    I was only seeing a sale or two per day.

    Now I am consistently seeing an average of about 10 per day with a couple spikes on the weekend.

    I only have unity basic for android and with the current bug, I only have the unity logo as my market icon (for devices anyways)

    If i ever upgrade to android pro I wouldn't mind using admob and making it free and returning the favor.
    As of now though I think i need pro for plugins.... unless anyone here knows something I missed

    thanks! :)
     
  35. JoshOClock

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    I'd love to get in on this if possible -

    market://details?id=com.JoshOClock.TowerPuzzle

    As soon as I get better with AdMob or MobClix I'll return the favor...
     

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  36. sotsotdei

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    TowerPuzzle Added

    Code (csharp):
    1.  
    2. Ad Name                     Impressions  Clicks  CTR
    3. Crazy Snowboard                 110,476   436   0.39%
    4. Doodle Monster                  285,702   848   0.30%
    5. GobbleGator                     107,957   427   0.40%
    6. Rocket Bunnies                  279,066   761   0.27%
    7. Stellar Escape                    3,612    81   2.24%
    8. Tower Puzzle                      0         0   0.00%
    9.  
     
  37. Gruguir

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    Hi, thank you very much ! this is my banner if it is still possible



    market://details?id=fr.etinfo.software.Holoride
     
  38. ezone

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    Well, I can tell you that getting featured on Friday at https://market.android.com made a huge impact - our ad numbers/revenue doubled over the weekend! Cool to see another Unity game 'Can Knockdown 2' from Infinite Dreams featured at the same time.

    Here are the stats for March 20-27:

    Code (csharp):
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    2. Game                Impressions Clicks  CTR
    3. Doodle Monster          501,480     3,684   0.73%
    4. Finger Flick Rugby      500,941     3,688   0.74%
    5. GameResort Doodle Bowling   495,660     3,530   0.71%
    6. GameResort Stupid Zombies   496,644     4,344   0.87%
    7. Gobble Gator            502,080     3,575   0.71%
    8. Holo Ride           0       0   0.00%
    9. reMovem AndroidAd3      501,138     2,541   0.51%
    10. reMovem Free            502,231     4,215   0.84%
    11. Rocket Bunnies          502,572     3,561   0.71%
    12. Stellar Escape          475,454     3,271   0.69%
    13. Vertigo Towers          0       0   0.00%
    14.  
    Thanks! Great seeing Stupid Zombies taking over the charts too!

    We haven't set any keywords or a request interval in code, we just set the automatic refresh rate on the adMob site 'App Settings' to 30 seconds. We are showing ads during gameplay which would probably make the biggest difference to CTR.
     
  39. sotsotdei

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    Driftmania and Holoride just added to my game

    Code (csharp):
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    2. Ad Name                     Impressions  Clicks  CTR
    3. Crazy Snowboard                 126,002   499   0.40%
    4. Doodle Monster                  333,596   991   0.30%
    5. GobbleGator                     123,437   486   0.39%
    6. Rocket Bunnies                  326,973   905   0.28%
    7. Stellar Escape                    4,614   106   2.30%
    8. Tower Puzzle                      1,034    24   2.32%
    9. Driftmania                            0     0   0.00%
    10. Holoride                              0     0   0.00%
    11.  
    Cheers,
    Michel.
     
  40. ezone

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    Last edited: Mar 29, 2011
  41. ezone

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    Got it - fixed! So far you've got: 697 impressions, 4 clicks and a 0.57% CTR
     
  42. legion

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    Since you seem to know admob i'm wondering what MMA stands for in the size description under create your ad help.
     
  43. Gruguir

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    Thanks Michel and Simon, this is a great help :D
     
  44. sotsotdei

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    banner updated (on your previous banner I put black color on the sides)

    cheers
     
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  47. ezone

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    We've added 'Mix Match 3D' and 'Dog Pile'. Here are the numbers for last week March 28th - April 3rd:

    Code (csharp):
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    2. Game            Impressions Clicks  CTR
    3. Dog Pile        0       0   0.00%
    4. Doodle Monster      463,280     3,458   0.75%
    5. Drift Mania     402,893     2,801   0.70%
    6. Finger Flick Rugby  463,098     3,368   0.73%
    7. Doodle Bowling      459,842     3,452   0.75%
    8. Stupid Zombies      460,268     4,249   0.92%
    9. Gobble Gator        463,486     3,184   0.69%
    10. Holo Ride       461,056     2,925   0.63%
    11. Mix Match 3D        0       0   0.00%
    12. reMovem         462,569     2,569   0.56%
    13. reMovem Free        464,467     4,511   0.97%
    14. Rocket Bunnies      463,539     3,630   0.78%
    15. Stellar Escape      463,966     3,358   0.72%
    16. Vertigo Towers      460,877     3,391   0.74%
    17.  
    As you can see we got some pretty good ad numbers last week with the Google feature! An interesting side note is that the two banners with the highest CTR have the word 'Free' in them.
     
  48. legion

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    If you still got open spots we would very much like to get some free advertising :)

    $320x50Logo.png

    market://details?id=com.Triolith.ThunderBang

    i hope the url is done correctly :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
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  50. ezone

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    Thunder Bang has been added.


    Done (FYI your last ad was getting a 0.62% CTR, so it will be interesting to see if 'free' helps)
     
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