28 Mar

Free traffic for your website

Are you a flash game developer?
Do you want to get free traffic to your website?
OK, I’ll teach you. Nothing illegal! 🙂

It’s all about site-lock version of the game.
Usually, code for locking the game looks like that:

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if(...) //domain name is correct
{
  //let's play the game
  ...
}
else
{
  //show some angry message, or don't show anything at all
  ...
}

I do it the same way with one small change:

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...
else
{
  //redirect to the page with the game at your website
  try {flash.net.navigateToURL(new URLRequest("http:// www.yourdoamin .com/your-flash-game/"), "_self");} catch(e:Error) {}
}

Now, if someone host the game somewhere, where it is not supposed to be hosted, it redirects player to your website.
And everyone is happy: player can play the game, you get +1 visitor.

All my games are available for download and host on other websites, but they come with ads or sponsor’s brandings. Same games can be played at my own website and they don’t have ads. Of course, ads-free version of the game is site-locked.

But there are some smart guys, like one from “jeux .com”, who grabbed ads-free version of the game, put it to his website and didn’t even check it.
Now, I have +1500 extra visitors per day, mainly from France.
Merci, mon cher ami! C’est très gentil. 🙂

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