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cliffski    122
Here I am again asking if anyone is interested in swapping links to their indie game sites. I am about to put together a links page for my site and will be wanting a dozen or so other developers on there, with brief descriptions and screenshots of their games. Obviously the idea is that all the sites I link to also have a links page of some kind, with links to my site and my games in return. An idea of how it might look is here: www.cliffharris.demon.co.uk Please email if: a)You have finished games b)There is a payment system in place so people can buy them c)You have a real domain, not a geocities/yahoo etc free website Hopefully we can get a decent number of links going and boost sales for all of us Cheers http://www.positech.co.uk

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just a detail about the name, people relate the Z in gamez to wareZ... would that be better or worse?

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lutas    122
Did I miss something?

What the hell are you talking about Anon poster?
Wrong topic or something?

Sorry if I made a mistake btw but that didn''t make any sense too me...

Philip Lutas
CEO of Optical Realities

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Diodor    517
lutas, goto www.cliffharris.demon.co.uk

Actually anon is right. The sight might get more hits from search engines, but I doubt anyone would want people searching for gamez on their site.

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KalvinB    102
How is Yahoo or Geocities different from using your ISP?

It''s a good idea. I just think your requirements are a little off. I don''t think it really matters that someone isn''t forking money over to own a domain. It''s the game that matters.

Ben



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Jester101    145
Wrong Kalvin. Its the amount of times you sold your games = the number of customers you have that matters in this case.

@all: What do you moan about a name. Neither the site design nor the name need to be kept forever. Its a first concept and a very cool one.

Count me in Cliffski.

Edited by - Jester101 on July 29, 2001 5:33:45 AM

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lutas    122
quote:
Original post by KalvinB
How is Yahoo or Geocities different from using your ISP?

It''s a good idea. I just think your requirements are a little off. I don''t think it really matters that someone isn''t forking money over to own a domain. It''s the game that matters.



If they have a proper game, only a true domain name will give the right image surely?

Anyway, on that side of things, I will most likely be aquiring a reselling package (to host unlim domains, prob not to sell) and I''ll be able to host anyones domains for a small fee/month or maybe banners? - If anyone is interested, just send me a mail -> lutas@opticalrealities.com or icq me...


Philip Lutas
CEO of Optical Realities

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cliffski    122
As was said earlier this is just a trial site, the actual links pahge would probbaly just be called Links or ''MoreGames'' as it would be effectivly another page on my site (and anyone else who wished to join). I think this is better than a list of banners or text links lkike most of us have.

Having a real domain name does imply a more professional product, one that wont take your money then go belly-up with no tech support, and also means its less likely to be a dead link (which looks bad). As has been mentioned, domain names are very cheap and well worth it.
Any other takers? Surely some of you could do with some more website hits? I am averaging 120 visitors a day on my site...

http://www.positech.co.uk

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lutas    122
Yeh, sounds better than Alawars game banner exchange.

My sites given lord knows how many points to the scheme, yet I have only caught 1 return in my stats (of which even their own util hasn''t caught...)

Either I''m not doing something right or that thing just isn''t for me...

But anyways, my site is only getting between 30/50 hits at the moment.. would that be a problem?
The next product should hopefully change that (a shareware sequel to my relatively popular BoulderDash clone)...

Philip Lutas
CEO of Optical Realities

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Pyabo    124
Someone should request this be posted on madmonkey.net. There seem to be quite a few independent game developers that ''hang out'' there and could benefit from this.

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Jason Starr    122
My site averages 10,000 hits per month, which is 2500 per week which in turn is 350 per day. Thats an average though of the last 2 months. I have a links sidebar on my main page that I would add links to of anyone who I agree to link to. Honestly I would think about 1% of visitors would actually go to links on pages. The only times I have is when im totally bored or there is something related to what I am researching. But it is good to have links to show that you are part of a community. Does anyone here want to exchange links with me and possibly a banner exchange? I have made a new banner for my upcoming game, you can check it out here -> http://freezesms.emuunlim.com/downloads.html
Its the second one from the top. Good luck with all your projects/products.
-Jason Starr-


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Domains may be affordable, but for some (most notably minors) they''re out of price range. Myself and some of my friends agree on this - and besides, you can get subdomains free at Tripod, etc...

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