Woohoo!

New releases and general discussions.

Post » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:59 am

i think he meant, if someone searched for construct then either they already know about it or they aren't looking for it. What if you search for 'game maker', 'game making software', etc.?
B
2
S
2
G
3
Posts: 105
Reputation: 1,510

Post » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:07 am

Game maker will return the obvious, I think that's probably the hardest key word set to topple, if not impossible altogether.

Construct itself is quite a common word, so to be as high as we are is very good. I Would say that it's possibly our highest value keyword; if someone hears about 'Construct', they don't necessarily link it to Scirra or any other word - which are more obscure and better found - therefore it is very important that the software appears first in Google.
B
3
S
2
G
5
Posts: 1,777
Reputation: 5,529

Post » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:23 am

[quote="Rich":dsupievk]Game maker will return the obvious, I think that's probably the hardest key word set to topple, if not impossible altogether.

Construct itself is quite a common word, so to be as high as we are is very good. I Would say that it's possibly our highest value keyword; if someone hears about 'Construct', they don't necessarily link it to Scirra or any other word - which are more obscure and better found - therefore it is very important that the software appears first in Google.[/quote:dsupievk]

The reason Construct appeares in top rankings it because of this forum, where we are using word construct many times in different sentences. Unfortunetly and mostly it will not rase traffic you looking for.
My professional Royalty Free Music at Scirra Assets Store
--------------------------------
Specs: i5 2500, 16gb of ram, gtx 770, win 7, Focusrite Scarlett 8i6, Mackie mr8mk2, Alesis 320, browsing the net on chrome.
B
71
S
19
G
19
Posts: 1,919
Reputation: 16,910

Post » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:31 am

There's other ways to make people aware of the word Construct and what it is; having the best ranking for that word on google is very important to people quickly finding it if they want to.
B
3
S
2
G
5
Posts: 1,777
Reputation: 5,529

Post » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:45 am

[quote="Rich":35ilv9ha]There's other ways to make people aware of the word Construct and what it is; having the best ranking for that word on google is very important to people quickly finding it if they want to.[/quote:35ilv9ha]

Yes Rich, I agree with you. However ppl who will want find cons will rather foolow the link on the site they found information about the product. Thats not how it has to be done. Because ppl who are using search engines, are using them if they know what they looking for but they don't know where to find it. Positioning is about letting ppl know about your existance. If John from collage will want to make a game, he will type 'game maker' or 'game creator' etc. And that's how to people will realy find you.
My professional Royalty Free Music at Scirra Assets Store
--------------------------------
Specs: i5 2500, 16gb of ram, gtx 770, win 7, Focusrite Scarlett 8i6, Mackie mr8mk2, Alesis 320, browsing the net on chrome.
B
71
S
19
G
19
Posts: 1,919
Reputation: 16,910

Post » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:52 am

I think that a lot of people looking for a game creator would ask/post on a community they frequent, look for a comparison website or article outlining various solutions, or explore indie communities. A lot of our hits are referred from such means. Some users will type in things like 'game maker' and such, Game Maker itself has these keywords covered, which makes tapping into those searches very hard.

What can we do to increase rankings for things 'blind searchers' so to speak will type in?

(Our hit breakdown shows 170 hits from people googling 'Construct' in the last week, up from 50 or so only a month ago in a week period)
B
3
S
2
G
5
Posts: 1,777
Reputation: 5,529

Post » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:09 am

[quote="Rich":f1boqoiy]I think that a lot of people looking for a game creator would ask/post on a community they frequent, look for a comparison website or article outlining various solutions, or explore indie communities. A lot of our hits are referred from such means. Some users will type in things like 'game maker' and such, Game Maker itself has these keywords covered, which makes tapping into those searches very hard.
(Our hit breakdown shows 170 hits from people googling 'Construct' in the last week, up from 50 or so only a month ago in a week period)[/quote:f1boqoiy]


[quote="Rich":f1boqoiy]What can we do to increase rankings for things 'blind searchers' so to speak will type in?[/quote:f1boqoiy]

I know what to do - You must prepare the RIGHT CONTENT :twisted: :
[list=1:f1boqoiy]well written site[/list:o:f1boqoiy]
[list=2:f1boqoiy]Right titles. For example your current title is:
[code:f1boqoiy]<title>Scirra: Home of open-source game creator, Construct</title>[/code:f1boqoiy]
It's to descriptive. Description meta tag is for that.
Title you want to have must have less characters and words. that makes it stronger. For example.
[code:f1boqoiy]<title>Free Game Creator - Construct</title>[/code:f1boqoiy]
[/list:o:f1boqoiy]
[list=3:f1boqoiy]Keywords/key frazes in right tags and in right places[/list:o:f1boqoiy]
[list=4:f1boqoiy]Right site names and good links[/list:o:f1boqoiy]
[list=5:f1boqoiy]And few other minor thinges but importand too[/list:o:f1boqoiy]

Oh and create sub-domain 'construct.scirra.com' or even better one with insted of construct you could use 'game-creator' or 'game-creation' or even ' game-maker'. Under these domains you would keep everything construct related. Under scirra.com you could keep only scirra related informations.

And there is more to know... :shock:
My professional Royalty Free Music at Scirra Assets Store
--------------------------------
Specs: i5 2500, 16gb of ram, gtx 770, win 7, Focusrite Scarlett 8i6, Mackie mr8mk2, Alesis 320, browsing the net on chrome.
B
71
S
19
G
19
Posts: 1,919
Reputation: 16,910

Post » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:20 am

[quote:3duxq7nm](Our hit breakdown shows 170 hits from people googling 'Construct' in the last week, up from 50 or so only a month ago in a week period)[/quote:3duxq7nm]

Um that's when this thread was posted.

There are two types of keywords you need to cover.
The first is word of mouth, and you pretty much have that covered with Scirra, and Construct.
The second is for search engines so yeah game maker would be a bit tough. Thing is you can add key words like "killer", "better", "similar", "open source", and even "like". So when people search for "game maker", and then they see "Game maker killer", or "like Game Maker", you can get better results, by simply filling in the gaps the other engines miss.
Image Image
B
161
S
48
G
89
Posts: 7,347
Reputation: 66,249

Post » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:26 am

[quote="newt":fnvll53c]...Thing is you can add key words like "killer", "better", "similar", "open source", and even "like". So when people search for "game maker", and then they see "Game maker killer", or "like Game Maker", you can get better results, by simply filling in the gaps the other engines miss.[/quote:fnvll53c]

That'a bad idea ><
My professional Royalty Free Music at Scirra Assets Store
--------------------------------
Specs: i5 2500, 16gb of ram, gtx 770, win 7, Focusrite Scarlett 8i6, Mackie mr8mk2, Alesis 320, browsing the net on chrome.
B
71
S
19
G
19
Posts: 1,919
Reputation: 16,910

Post » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:33 am

So, where is "game development software/program/kit" etc?
B
62
S
21
G
12
Posts: 1,910
Reputation: 13,155

PreviousNext

Return to Construct Classic Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests