Do you have any social media accounts for your game?

Discussion in 'Business & Marketing' started by Shriker, Aug 6, 2014.

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Do you have any social media accounts for your game?

  1. Facebook Page

    44.4%
  2. Twitter Account

    58.3%
  3. Tumblr Blog

    63.9%
  4. Newsletter / Mailing List

    5.6%
  5. Other

    22.2%
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  1. Shriker
    Magical

    Shriker Shadowlack Owner RPGfix Admin Patron Game Owner

    If so, do you use them often? Have you ever run a contest using them? Have you noticed Facebook becoming less and less effective (as they move further toward a paid model of contacting your followers/subscribers)?
     
  2. Kitsufox
    Caffeine Fix

    Kitsufox Resident Game Owner

    I don't use the FB page much at all. It's almost like an Alumni club. The Twitter I use for quick little updates that I think might matter. and it provides an easy to find/follow way in which I can get news out if there is an outage with our server.
     
  3. Collapsible Myth
    Creative

    Collapsible Myth Resident Game Owner

    Don't use Facebook, as have been getting better interactions through Twitter and Google+.
     
  4. VirusZero

    VirusZero Resident Game Owner

    For my site, I have:
    - twitter
    - tumblr
    - google plus
    - youtube (if you want to count this as social network site...)
    - deviant-art (if you want to count this as a social network site...)

    I refuse to go anywhere near facebook (for a few reasons) so I'm not going to be getting an account with them.

    Even though I have those accounts though, I don't use them nearly as much as I should.
     
  5. Elena
    Arthritic

    Elena Resident Game Owner

    Yes, I have twitter, tumblr, facebook and a monthly newsletter which gets published on site, sent the link on e-mail and also published on twitter, tumblr, facebook.

    I have youtube and deviant art group too.
     
  6. We haven't really gotten any boost from Tumblr but we have one... I have thought of a Twitter but so far haven't made one.
     
  7. Nathan Hunter
    Badass

    Nathan Hunter Resident Game Owner

    I've only recently begun advertising efforts for the SIM as our group puts an emphasis on each ship/base doing so and it's probably the one thing I am worst at. Part of this was starting up a facebook page, I'm still not sure about the effectiveness but I am hopeful that a random cartoon or thought-provocating image might at least get another log or draw a wandering eye. If so then I'd have to say that it worked :)
     
  8. Death Kitten
    Kickass

    Death Kitten Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Game Owner

    We have a twitter account, and used hoot suite to feed the rss from our Nova for released mission logs into it. In addition to that, I try to make tweets and RT related to star trek, writing, and rpg from time to time.
     
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  9. Elena
    Arthritic

    Elena Resident Game Owner

    You should also make a short ad for twitter, linking to your site, and submit it to the so called "pimps" which are actually RPG promoters. They publish your ad and it gets seen by their 300+ followers.
     
  10. Death Kitten
    Kickass

    Death Kitten Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Game Owner

    Where do I find out about these rpg promoters?
     
  11. Elena
    Arthritic

    Elena Resident Game Owner

    On Twitter, search for RPG Pimps, this is how they call themselves
     
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  12. Archaeon
    Bookworm

    Archaeon Resident Game Owner

    We're very much in the same boat with you here. We have a Tumblr but it's not got very much on it at the moment. I was contemplating starting a Twitter account but wasn't sure whether it would be worth it.

    Now, if I did start a Twitter account this will be exceptionally useful. Thank you for the advice!
     
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  13. Elena
    Arthritic

    Elena Resident Game Owner

    @Archaeon , put on tumblr your site ad, character wanted ads, your site's gossip column/ chronicles, spotlight characters and posts, but do it regularly. Also set the tumblr to post on twitter and FB equally, so when you post once, it gets to several people/ media.

    But, more important than this, again, having tumblr and following the RPG tumblr directories and the RPH (tumblr RP helpers) who do promotions (because not all do) and shout-outs, you can launch every week (or more often if you have time) ads to these directories and helpers. Because these are seen by everybody interested.
     
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  14. Trisfinn

    Trisfinn Newcomer

    We have a fb page and tumblr... and while we don't have an official twitter yet - we're just a month old - I've posted via my own twitter
     
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  15. Star Army
    Spaced

    Star Army Resident Game Owner

    I've got a Facebook page, a Twitter, and a Tumblr for Star Army (also a sadly neglected Chirbit, which is like Twitter for audio recordings). I mostly use the Facebook page (for broadcasts) and Twitter (conversationally). I mainly just post art on the Tumblr.
     
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  16. Cait
    Angry

    Cait Resident Game Owner

    We just got a Twitter. We're posting updates a couple of times a day through there -- featured Wanted ads, quotes of the day, etc. I think it's sort of a fun place to do those sort of feature-y things.
     
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  17. otherspacer
    Amazed

    otherspacer Newcomer Game Owner

  18. valucre
    Magical

    valucre Resident Game Owner

    I've got a FB, Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube

    This year, 2018, FB ability to deliver traction to a website fell below Organic Search. We may see FB cutting some costs to try and incentivize people to focus on their platform again but with this + Cambridge Analytica scandal, I think we'll see it dropping off

    At the moment it remains the best of the social media to advertise on if you are going Premium. If you have an advertising budget, FB ads have the best tools and largest number of users

    If you're going free, I suggest Twitter
     
  19. RP Collective
    Breezy

    RP Collective Resident Game Owner

    Twitter and Facebook, though we pour significantly more energy into Twitter.
     
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