Server Paid Advertising

Discussion in 'Server & Community Management' started by Zeokon, Jun 10, 2013.

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  1. Hello,

    I'm looking for websites I can advertise my Minecraft server & also get a crowd, if possible with a banner and my price range is about $5-$50.

    I'd like to advertise on somewhat 1-3 websites.

    md_5, any idea what websites I can advertise my server on, for example topg.org and forum.ragezone.com
     
  2. jeff142

    Benefactor

    For me and many others payed advertising never helped.
    My advice, save your money and get memebrs more involved.
     
  3. Rank premiums help though..
     
  4. jeff142

    Benefactor

    Help maybe, but the probelm is you get players now, but not when your ad's end.
     
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  5. YouTube also helps, but I just need a video maker + uploader
     
  6. jtaylor69

    jtaylor69 Retired Moderator
    Retired

    Word of mouth is the best advertising method.
    That's where Facebook, Twitter and Skype excels, if we're talking online.
     
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  7. I'm pretty sure everyone on skype could see, what if you only have 1 contact? how are you meant to reach a minecraft audience
     
  8. Have a good, unique server, and players will come to you.

    1. Your not going to find a single site that costs $5-$50 that will bring lots of players to your server.
    2. Just because md_5 is the owner of this site, doesn't mean you gotta tag him. I know this is probably annoying to him, as I have a site of my own, with the same addon.

    Oh, and finally. Don't expect your server to get big, quickly, there are over 125,000 servers, and im guessing that less then 500-1000 get over 50-100 players online.
     
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  9. jeff142

    Benefactor

    Take it form a big server owner^ save your $$$
     
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  10. Bought premium on Minestatus.net and minecraft-mp.com this month which costed around $800 for them both.
    I wanted to test it out but my player count hasn't really changed much in past month, not worth what I payed for ^^
     
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  11. I too bought a minestatus add, just a month before you. It made no difference what so ever.
     
  12. You need to know where to advertise, that's how you get more players.
     
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  13. jtaylor69

    jtaylor69 Retired Moderator
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    My email reply said "make the most money". So are you in the Minecraft Server business to make money or what?
     
  14. joehot200

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    If you have 40+ players online already, why would you need more? Having more players is nice, but once you have about 40 you have enough players for events and community etc, and can then just wait for the players to flood in, instead of spending money time and effort in attempting to make it happen yourself.
     
  15. YoFuzzy3

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    True, but it's hard to keep them in some gamemodes. I spent quite a bit of my time coding an SCBB plugin, launched the server with an original spawn and some original maps. Players would join, majority would think it's awesome, but they'd all leave because there simply weren't enough players to enjoy the game.

    So my little project was an epic fail. :D
     
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  16. joehot200

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    Why not ask some big server to do it then or something?
     
  17. YoFuzzy3

    Supporter

    What do you mean?
     
  18. joehot200

    Supporter

    I mean get some other big server owner to put the plugin on their server. Then it would not be a complete waste of time, and people could actually enjoy your work ;)
     
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  19. YoFuzzy3

    Supporter

    You're looking at 1/1000 players who care about who makes what plugin on a server, they only care about who owns the server; meaning I pretty much get nothing for my work. That's like buying a car and giving it to someone to do whatever they want with.
     
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  20. joehot200

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    Agreed.
    Going to move this convo to a PM, as i feel it is going offtopic and slightly spamming the thread up.
     
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