Better ways to Advertise Minecraft Server? Gain Players?

Discussion in 'Server & Community Management' started by DoctorJ999, Jun 6, 2013.

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  1. Well, i've always had a really small community base, but i can never figure out how to get a bigger population of players. I love meeting new people in minecraft, and see why they like minecraft and the different game modes they play. I recently opened a PvP Factions server because i heard it was a popular gametype for minecraft. So far, i havent been able to get any players. I bought a server so i could hold more players than my home because of faster internet :p. If i had gigabit internet at home i wouldnt switch but i dont :p. So i would like to ask you guys. How do you get a larger player base? I have a pretty good looking forums, and i think my map is relatively good.

    http://doctormayhem.com <-Website
    pvp.drmayhem.com <-Server IP

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    Check it out and let me know what you think, and how i could improve. I use spigot to minimize lag.
     
    #1 DoctorJ999, Jun 6, 2013
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  2. If your server is awesome, they will come.
     
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  3. joehot200

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    Just get players from PMC, mineshafter, etc. The better the server, the most % of them stay. The majority of new people from PMC stay on my server now, which means that the playerbase is constantly growing.

    If only members weren't so dumb!

    *Switches to bungee layout* "Omg joe the map is reset!!!".

    But i have probably said this all before.
     
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  4. You make me sad.
     
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  5. joehot200

    Supporter

    Did you read the spoiler?
    Anyway, back on topic.
     
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  6. Is youtube a good way to advertise? If so how could I advertise on youtube? through people with a substantial amount of subscribers?
     
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  7. jeff142

    Benefactor

    #1. Dont waste money i have done it, and it was a waste, sever list ads are good for trafic, that day. and that day only.
    #2. You run a factions server why would i join yours, over the 10,000 others?
    #3. Get your players actively advertising, telling others, useing your sig.
    #4. Not every idea makes it, face it many servers fail.
     
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  8. this was a very beneficial post. I will keep this in mind. Im going to redo all of my advertisements with reasons they should join mine server.
     
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  9. I invested in advertising. I had my investment returned within a month.
     
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  10. joehot200

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    Which places/sites did you spend your money on, and how much new players did they actually get?
     
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  11. I invested $xxx upfront to minecraft-server-list.com to get me front page exposure. My server went from freshly built with no players, to an active server within a month, with a gradual increase of donators. I only feel it is throwing your money away if you have a crap server. Throwing money at advertising just saved me a lot of time and work, I guess you can call it the lazy man's way.
     
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  12. jeff142

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    1650$ for 38 players online?? under what logic is that worth it?
     
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  13. Over XXX a month in donations. It works out sir.
     
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  14. jeff142

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    if you say so...
     
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  15. LiLChris

    LiLChris Retired Moderator
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    Never paid for advertising, though right now my player base seems to be dropping.
    I believe its the time of the year, hopefully it picks up soon.

    Comparing those that use to have 200-250 with me, they are averaging the same numbers as I so I don't feel like it's on my end only.
     
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  16. My numbers have been lower too. I think kids are going out and enjoying the weather.
     
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  17. I believe that many kids are studying for finals and going on vacations when school ends.
     
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  18. Mikgreg

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    ^
    Vacations, exams, school take a lot of players away.
     
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  19. LiLChris

    LiLChris Retired Moderator
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    It's a shame too as I was climbing up a steady pace hoping to hit 300 in May, but it was the complete opposite.
    I barely hit 200 in May due to finals and many going on vacation.

    School has finished for most this week, it may pick back up.
     
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  20. Similar story for me. My server was finally picking up with around 60 player peaks. Now things seem to be slowing down. I really hope it is a temporary drop that is dependent on the time of year.
     
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