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How much does the ad space on the appstore cost?

04-22-2009, 08:48 AM
#1
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Helsinki Finland
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How much does the ad space on the appstore cost?

I've been searching everywhere for awhile now to find out how much it costs to put your game in those ad spaces on the appstore (3 big on top and 6 smaller in the middle) and have found nothing. I can't even figure out who at apple to email to find out.

If anyone has any info about this i would be thrilled to know. I'm sure those add spaces are worth whatever you have pay to get them as long as you have a half decent game. It's the only place to advertise on the appstore other then by manipulating your games price and icon.

I've already found out that paid advertising on review sites is not worth the money.
04-22-2009, 08:59 AM
#2
Apple chooses what gets featured on iTunes, it's not paid for advertising.

04-22-2009, 09:54 AM
#3
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: In My Head
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I think that it's the one thing they've got right with the app store. They seem to highlight some really good games and apps, even the free ones.

Gamecenter:1337brian
04-22-2009, 11:06 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zwilnik View Post
Apple chooses what gets featured on iTunes, it's not paid for advertising.
Really..........??????? Cause I know games who people even already have the banner for the "Featured" section done when they submit. I'm sure Apple gets bribed, or favors those big companies.

I'M ON A MAC MOTHAF*@%!

Cloudcell, Plus+, Baseball Slugger, TTR: dannys95
04-22-2009, 11:23 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by dannys95 View Post
Really..........??????? Cause I know games who people even already have the banner for the "Featured" section done when they submit. I'm sure Apple gets bribed, or favors those big companies.
You should always have the banner prepared when you submit a game, just in case Apple asks.
04-22-2009, 11:28 AM
#6
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,252
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zwilnik View Post
You should always have the banner prepared when you submit a game, just in case Apple asks.
Ahhhhhh................got it. That makes sense.
Still, Apple always features EA, Gameloft, you know, the usual suspects.

I'M ON A MAC MOTHAF*@%!

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04-22-2009, 11:35 AM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by dannys95 View Post
Ahhhhhh................got it. That makes sense.
Still, Apple always features EA, Gameloft, you know, the usual suspects.
Yup. Mostly because the usual suspects are releasing games that App Store users want and they have all their marketing materials ready.

Remember, the whole point of the App Store is to sell iPhones and iPods. So apps that make the platform look good are more likely to be featured.

Having said all that, all the decisions about what gets featured are done somewhere in the depths of 1 Infinite Loop and it's a complete mystery really as to how they decide on what gets shown.
04-23-2009, 08:49 AM
#8
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,045
I would imagine a ballot box at the end of each week in which employees submit favorites.
04-26-2009, 08:29 PM
#9
We have been featured in the new and noteworthy section for 2 weeks and still have a few more spots coming I think. We have a partnership with a marketing company that helped us get those.

PM me with your game info, and your contact info (name, email, phone) if you would like me to pass along your info to them.
04-29-2009, 09:16 AM
#10
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Birmingham, UK, dull corner of the world
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zwilnik View Post
You should always have the banner prepared when you submit a game, just in case Apple asks.
I am glad this thread was started- I was wondering about these ads.

So what's the size of advert they will ask for?
I will get one ready just in case. You never know.