Christmas Games and the Chrome Store
I've been busy reskinning games with a Christmas theme. Holiday themed games seem to do particularly well on the Google Chrome Store. The Chrome store is a great way to get free advertising for your games. Essentially everything on the Chrome Store is nothing more than a bookmark. The cool thing about it is the more people use the Chrome Store to book mark your 'apps' the more Google will advertise your app on the Chrome Store. This results in a nice little viral loop. I had a lot of success with Halloween Mahjong, and I've been using the traffic from my Halloween Mahjong app to drive traffic to my Christmas Mahjong, Christmas Freecell and Christmas Solitaire Chrome 'apps'.
Now, to demonstrate the power of the Chrome Store, here are some screen shots of the growth of my Christmas Mahjong & Christmas Solitaire sites (Christmas Freecell is still pretty new so I'm not including it).
Christmas Mahjong Traffic by week in the last 6 weeks (0-24,000+ Weekly visitors, 85% Chrome traffic)
Christmas Solitaire traffic by week for the last 4 weeks (0-5,000+ weekly visitors, 90% Chrome traffic)
Christmas Freecell has only been up a few days so I'm not including that in my list... but I'm getting over 100+ visitors after only 4 days of being up, so it looks promising. If the trend for these games holds with the trend I saw with Halloween Mahjong, the traffic will fall off slowly after the Holiday, but not as much as one might think. Right now I'm not running ads on these games, so time will tell if they turn out to be a profitable venture. but in the short run it looks like a Holiday theme & Google Chrome is a good combination for attracting traffic quickly.