The Truth About Servers #1 - Advertising

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avatar avrona
Level 37 : Artisan Explorer
Servers are a large pat of the MC community.People set them up for several different reasons: to make money, to be popular, etc.
But I've noticed that some people treat the server scene, or parts of the server scene, in strange ways. That is why I decided to start this new series. The topic for today is: advertsisement.

If you have asked for server tips before, you probably got the response of "advertise everywhere", which is good advice but it has an extra layer of depth that they don't tell you about. And this extra thing is your server's name and reputation. And no, I am not talking about your server's ACTUAL name. Reputation is basically what is the the communities opinion about your server while you server's name is the opinion YOU establish.

Is it important?

100% yes! What people think about your server can be a stronger force then advertising. If you have your server on 271 lists of the worst servers ever, no matter how much you advertise, your reputation will be super low and it will be hard to get players. In that case, even your name won't save it. But I guess your server (if you own one) is better than that though.

What influences your reputation? 
As I mentioned at the start, reputation is closely linked with advertising. You have to advertise in the right way. Make sure you are not to pushy and that you advertise all possible activities in an interesting manner. Don't seem like that irresponsible owner (more on owners next time) that has no idea with what you created.

How can I know what my reputation is?
You can simply ask your players questions like:
How did you find us?
What did you think about us when you heard of us?
What is the difference between what you expected and how it actually is?

These are only a few examples. Experiment and remember: advertise wisely.
Thanks for reading!



09/23/2015 7:49 pm
Level 40 : Master Network
Good article. It'll be interesting to read more from you
09/24/2015 2:06 am
Level 37 : Artisan Explorer
Thank you. There will be a new blog from this series every week.
09/24/2015 9:32 pm
Level 40 : Master Network
PRO TIP: to improve you writing rating.. and get  diamond better....

Instead of starting a new blog, just update this one.
Put the old information in a "spoiler" and then write a new blog.
This way, you earn more views to this blog and eventually earn the right to have 1,000 views on one blog easier.
Or, you can break them up and write 50 little blogs that will all eventually fall down the list and never get read :)

I've learned this too. Its much easier just to update 1 blog than it is to create a new one
09/25/2015 2:30 am
Level 37 : Artisan Explorer
Thanks. But should I change the pic everytime I update it or create one without a number?
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