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Is there any other good forums?

05-26-2011, 03:54 PM
#1
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Morestel, France
Posts: 572
Is there any other good forums?

I know that TA is the biggest site/forum for IOS related game and my touch-arcade thread about Jump Birdy Jump is doing ok:
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=95200

but is there any other iphone forums worth posting in? I'm talking marketing wise of course. Please let me now.

JC
05-26-2011, 10:48 PM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 731
I think you've kind of turned the question on its head: Is there any forum it is not worth posting on? You want to have the absolute maximum amount of exposure for your app when it is released and posting on web-forums is free and about as easy as it gets.

Just stay civil, and don't spam forums that don't allow self-promotion. Every single impression could help in the end...

05-26-2011, 11:18 PM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,869
actually, there are several forums (some attached to relatively high-profile websites) that are indeed a waste of time; think ghost town. There's a couple aside from TA which are alright for exposure, but the gulf is huge. I'll say that other than this site, my largest amount of clicks easily comes from neogaf. Note that there's a particular culture on that forum, and though you register you might have to wait a very long time (like, weeks or months) before getting activated and allowed to post.
05-27-2011, 01:53 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 731
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Originally Posted by headcaseGames View Post
actually, there are several forums (some attached to relatively high-profile websites) that are indeed a waste of time; think ghost town.
Even a ghost town will at least count as another link to your site. If you want to sell your game (on a budget) I can see no good reason why you wouldn't spend the few minutes it takes to post the details on most sites...
05-27-2011, 09:22 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post
Even a ghost town will at least count as another link to your site. If you want to sell your game (on a budget) I can see no good reason why you wouldn't spend the few minutes it takes to post the details on most sites...
Absolutely agree. Part of the way most search engines work under the hood is by aggregating links to your content. The more links you have all over the web to your stuff, the more likely it is that you will be properly indexed. If nothing else, it will help your search ratings.

Regards,

MoxyDave
www.MoxyLava.com
05-28-2011, 01:50 PM
#6
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Hollywood, CA
Posts: 1,869
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Originally Posted by MoxyDave View Post
Absolutely agree. Part of the way most search engines work under the hood is by aggregating links to your content. The more links you have all over the web to your stuff, the more likely it is that you will be properly indexed. If nothing else, it will help your search ratings.
Ahh, I beg to differ - not simply to be a contrarian (although I usually love to do that), I am just speaking as one who has certainly spent, rather wasted a lot of time barking up the wrong trees. I've posted stuff on some forums, come back a month or two later, and seen my stuff still on the first page - with "0 views" written next to it, and the posts below mine being 6 months old. If you want to spend your time better and get your brand spammed across the web, there's certainly much better ways to do it. Submitting a PR to a distribution service (there's a couple of free ones, PRmac.com is the best one that comes to mind) will get your stuff propagated in hundreds of places, for starters.
05-28-2011, 02:36 PM
#7
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Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 731
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Originally Posted by headcaseGames View Post
Ahh, I beg to differ - not simply to be a contrarian (although I usually love to do that), I am just speaking as one who has certainly spent, rather wasted a lot of time barking up the wrong trees. I've posted stuff on some forums, come back a month or two later, and seen my stuff still on the first page - with "0 views" written next to it, and the posts below mine being 6 months old. If you want to spend your time better and get your brand spammed across the web, there's certainly much better ways to do it. Submitting a PR to a distribution service (there's a couple of free ones, PRmac.com is the best one that comes to mind) will get your stuff propagated in hundreds of places, for starters.
I still fail to see why you wouldn't post on as many forums as possible. Absolute worst case: 5 minutes waisted.

I have used PRMac quite a lot and spent a fair amount on ads. I've also sent out a newsletter, mailed anyone I know and made YouTube videos. And I have of course shared the information in any forum I've found that allows it.

The point being: You need to be as visible as you possibly can, why anyone would think it's a good idea not to be visible one more place is beyond me...
06-05-2011, 12:41 PM
#8
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 487
just found this nice web site that I want to share

http://www.similarsites.com/

Type toucharcade.com for exemple and you will have lots of similar websites

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06-05-2011, 01:33 PM
#9
Joined: Jan 2011
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Posts: 269
Asking about another forum?

Blasphemy!!!

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06-05-2011, 02:23 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2010
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Originally Posted by lurtz6 View Post
Asking about another forum?

Blasphemy!!!
he have the agreement of the Pope

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