Making Video Game Sites
Making Video Game Sites
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Know Your Stuff
When to form a Gaming Site
Content Management System
Keeping Up with the News
Type / Research. There are 5 differing types of gaming sites.
Multi-Console: Covers all aspects of gaming. Eg - PS2, Xbox, GameCube, etc
Single-Console: Covers only one console. Eg – Nintendo Wii
Single-Company: Covers everything to try to to with one company. Eg – Nintendo
Single-Series: Covers a whole series of games. Eg – Legend of Zelda
Single-Game: Covers only one (1) Game. Eg – Metroid Prime 2
It is simply personal preference to what sort of site you would like, they will all perform equally, though there's the likelihood of a wider audience for multi-console sites, some may argue that your audience is going to be less wide thanks to the very fact that it's a saturated market.
Research. Use a tool like this one from SeoBook.com to ascertain what people are checking out – this is often more useful within the smaller gaming sites (Single company, series, game) as you'll get to target tons smaller audience. Also, inspect what related-sites do, if you’re the primary site within the field attempt to make it as original as possible – inspect the Gimmicks section for more help with this.
Know Your Stuff. to form an honest gaming site you would like to be an honest and active gamer. you would like to be ‘in the know’ – know the lingo, the businesses, the games, and what’s happening generally within the gaming world, if you recognize stuff you'll give educated opinions, or thoughts.
Name. Of course, it’s best for search engines to incorporate keywords in your sites name, but since the market is so saturated, a brandable & memorable name is what you ought to choose, so rather than MetroidPrime3Gaming.com, you'd use MP3Gaming, MP3Gamers, or more simply MPGamers, in fact, you'll buy the variations and see which is best.
When to form a Gaming Site. There are points within the year that are prime times to open a gaming site, which can offer you a far better launch, and a lift of tourists.
Gaming Conventions: More specifically, E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), this is often when I’ve opened my gaming sites and it definitely helps. tons of individuals are going to be trying to find all the E3 goss and media, so if you've got it, you'll get many visitors.
Christmas: Everyone wants games at Christmas, so give them games! Christmas holidays are always the foremost profitable/trafficked months for gaming sites.
Content. Content really depends on what you would like to supply. you would like to be a news site, an article site, review site, cheat site, or a touch of everything. in fact, it’s best to open with the maximum amount content as possible, but if you’re doing a touch of everything, then attempt to have a minimum of 5-10 reviews/articles, so your site looks slightly established, and other people can decide if your site is worth visiting again.
Design. Gaming designs are usually bold, flashy, shiny, and high-tech, and it seems to be working, so attempt to get the foremost in-your-face design you'll, whilst still fitting a good sort of content on each page.
Content Management Systems. Take a glance at these very cool Content Management Systems, unless you would like to travel custom.
OneCMS from Insane Visions may be a little hard to urge won't to, but is perhaps my personal favorite, but if you've got the cash to inspect VG Portal or CustomCMS.
Advertising. Here is how I advertise new gaming sites:
Top Site Lists
Link Exchanges with Similar Sites
Revenue. CPM methods, once you receive some traffic would be the simplest bet, so check-in for a program like Valueclick Media who have decent rates, and you'll start earning some cash on the side. CPC ads pay very low on computer game sites, so stand back from them. Better idea to stay your visitors on your site. Press Contacts. The wonderful thing is, once your gaming site has traffic/user base you'll get some press contacts. Most game publishers will have an individual dedicated to PR, so register at GamesPress.com to urge an extended list of those people & companies. Don’t choose the large fish initially, contact companies like THQ, Vivendi, or Ubisoft, as they're known for supporting the newer sites. Now, if they need a press site, easy, just go their and register, if they don’t get their PR email and sort something like this:
Dear Mr/Mrs. CONTACTNAMEHERE,
I am the owner of SITENAME, which provides its users with top quality and informative……….
We are requesting to be added to your handout list so we will further increase our news broadcasts. SITENAME receives X amount of unique visitors daily and has been open for the past X days/weeks/months.
If you get accepted to their handout list, wait a couple of months, post their news, then you'll request Free Reviewable Copies of Games. you'll not even get to ask, tons of companies just send them out after X amount of days.
Keeping up with the News. Forums are the simplest source for news & rumors, big ones have thousands of individuals continually scouring the internet for information, and once they find it, they post it, then you'll simply post it on your site, simple! So check out:
If you inspect their forums regularly you ought to be maintained so far with the newest news.
Getting Staff. Finding staff to figure for free of charge is typically hard, but if you'll grow an honest sized gaming forum, there should be a minimum of 2-3 people that would be glad to post some news or review a couple of games. the simplest thanks to getting the staff is, once you begin receiving free games comply with sending a couple of to your staff for them to review, then remit, tons of individuals will gladly review a game if they're one among the primary to play it. Getting staff mainly takes tons of patience, if your site grows, so will the number of individuals who’ll want to figure for it.
Gimmicks. Here are the gimmicks I usually use to urge extra visitors:
Userbars: People love userbars and use them on many forums, so if you create some, then use basic Html to form them a link, you'll get extra visitors/exposure. Just just in case the user removes the linking part, add your URL into the particular images. [ inspect http://www.userbars.com to ascertain samples of user bars. ]
Flash Games: Have gaming-related flash games on your site, your visitors will surely like to play remakes of a number of their favorite games.
Wallpapers: a neighborhood for wallpapers never hurts, some people may even submit their own, so it’s good for community involvement.