I've put a download (not currently public) of my game on my website, but I get the following message in Chrome, and a similar one in IE when I download it:
What can I do to make this process nicer for downloaders?
I've done a bit of searching, and found three possible answers, none of them concrete though:
- Register site with Google's Webmaster Tools - I've done this, and I guess I may have to wait a few days for it to process. I'm not yet convinced this will actually change the "not commonly downloaded" message though.
- Wait until the .exe is downloaded x number of times - I read somewhere once it is downloaded 20 times (or some similar number), this message will go away. Again, not convinced.
- Digitally sign my installer - So again I'm not convinced this will actually change the "not commonly downloaded" message, I think it will change the "install program from xyz" message that comes later? Also, what is the point in signing my program if I'm going to be providing regular updates?
Right now I'm just providing instructions to get around these nasty messages. If anyone has actual experience with removing this message, please let me know what you did!