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ssss
Scratcher
500+ posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Hi, I'm ssss. I'd like to inform you of the usefulness of Studio's and tags, and how to make them the most effective in getting the most views.

First of all, I'd like to cover studio's which focus on adding everything (Add - Everything). While they may seem like a successful tool in achieving more views, your project is less likely to get noticed, or ‘“love it’s”, as the community will be searching for things they are interested in, not looking through pages of projects which are not relevant to each other.

Furthering on interests, I would like to cover tags. When creating a project, you are allowed a limit of three tags. There used to be more, sadly, it was abused and to combat further abuse, it was limited to three. When selecting your tags, there are six main tags. These tags are:

  • Animations
  • Art
  • Games
  • Music
  • Simulations
  • Stories

However, you can use tags of your own choosing, such as if you were creating an OS simulation, you might choose the main tag Simulations, another tag called OS and perhaps also cover it under Games. Then, someone interested in OS Simulations would be able to search the site, with your project now identified as being a simulation, and an OS.

These tags can be complemented using studios. If you are designing an OS simulator you can add it to my Studio (Please do not add multiple versions of the same OS simulator, or add irrelevant projects). Adding your project to a studio relevant to your project is more likely to get people with the interests of that topic to view your project. Such as the other people developing similar projects to you. They may like to see what you've done differently to them. It is THEIR interest as well. These studio's can be functional in drawing together a group of similar minded figures. You may even end up collaborating on a new project together!



Other use suggestions:
clickforgames' suggestion
For now, this is all of my guide to achieve more views. More content will be added as I discover new methods of achieving more views, and as more people view the topic.

Last edited by ssss (Jan. 26, 2014 04:08:31)


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Paddle2See
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Great guide! Thanks for making this - I'm going to move it to Show and Tell as it seems to be mainly focused on advertising.

You make some very good points here - but perhaps you can explain in the first paragraph that you are referring to “Add Anything” studios rather than linking to an example that requires that the reader follow the link - and it might be seen as singling it out for some reason

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ssss
Scratcher
500+ posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Paddle2See wrote:

Great guide! Thanks for making this - I'm going to move it to Show and Tell as it seems to be mainly focused on advertising.

You make some very good points here - but perhaps you can explain in the first paragraph that you are referring to “Add Anything” studios rather than linking to an example that requires that the reader follow the link - and it might be seen as singling it out for some reason
1. Thank you!
2. No problem, it's fun to help others.
3. You are correct. I shall edit this now. Thanks for the tips!

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Blazingwave
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Congratulations on getting this stickied!
Awesome guide by the way

ssss
Scratcher
500+ posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Blazingwave wrote:

Congratulations on getting this stickied!
Awesome guide by the way
Thanks.

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clickforgames
Scratcher
45 posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Hello, I'm clickforgames. I haven't logged in quite a while, but I'd like to also give some tips myself.

My first project, Switch, was a front pager in just over 24 hours. How did I do this? I was able to get a group of friends (or followers so to speak) by browsing the New Projects section. I gave positive and critical feedback that they would appreciate. In turn, I assume they viewed my profile. When I released my first project, several of those people clicked on it giving it attention, so it didn't just pass the eye of the community like projects normally do. Over night, it gradually moved up the Top Loved. My 2nd project Ghost also became a moderate success.

For my 3rd project, I made a compilation of screenshots of projects called Projects from the Underground. It is a collection of projects I saw while browsing the New Projects section, that I felt were outstanding and deserved more attention. Using the left-over success I had from my first two projects, I was able to help get Lord of Knights to the front page, and Epic Nighmare and Flightboy acheived moderate success. I made Vol. 2 the week after, it helped to get StarHawk: Reborn to the front page, and The Rocket Jumper acheived moderate success. If someone could do this again, that'd be great. Unfortunately, I'm busy with other stuff.

Happy Scratching,
clickforgames

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Last edited by clickforgames (Jan. 1, 2014 02:34:03)

LeScratcher
Scratcher
100+ posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Great tips!



PERCE-NEIGE
Scratcher
100+ posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Good tuto.
Could we have an autocompletion of the tags as we type it, as it is on some site, by example delicious?
scratchisthebest
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

I would add “do a lot of design studios”. I remember I got tons of views and loves on design studio projects.

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Electro912
Scratcher
45 posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Thanks!!

Watt are you doing?
That's quite shocking.
I wouldn't want to be in your current situation.
I bet you can't wait to go ohm.


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23rushr
Scratcher
25 posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

so meny glicthes that i can not fix
23rushr
Scratcher
25 posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Electro912 wrote:

Thanks!!
you have a studio thats epic
23rushr
Scratcher
25 posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Mangroves wrote:

Pico 1 Pico 2
epic it is
23rushr
Scratcher
25 posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

clickforgames wrote:

Hello, I'm clickforgames. I haven't logged in quite a while, but I'd like to also give some tips myself.

My first project, Switch, was a front pager in just over 24 hours. How did I do this? I was able to get a group of friends (or followers so to speak) by browsing the New Projects section. I gave positive and critical feedback that they would appreciate. In turn, I assume they viewed my profile. When I released my first project, several of those people clicked on it giving it attention, so it didn't just pass the eye of the community like projects normally do. Over night, it gradually moved up the Top Loved. My 2nd project Ghost also became a moderate success.

For my 3rd project, I made a compilation of screenshots of projects called Projects from the Underground. It is a collection of projects I saw while browsing the New Projects section, that I felt were outstanding and deserved more attention. Using the left-over success I had from my first two projects, I was able to help get Lord of Knights to the front page, and Epic Nighmare and Flightboy acheived moderate success. I made Vol. 2 the week after, it helped to get StarHawk: Reborn to the front page, and The Rocket Jumper acheived moderate success. If someone could do this again, that'd be great. Unfortunately, I'm busy with other stuff.

Happy Scratching,
clickforgames
projects can be very very very hard sometimes, totlly and glicthes can be fized that is why i was 24 hours of that firstproject of front pager thing
45680
Scratcher
46 posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

cool ideas.
PaulBGD
New to Scratch
17 posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Nice tips! I'll make sure to use these. My favorite one has to be “ I gave positive and critical feedback that they would appreciate. In turn, I assume they viewed my profile.”. Just a legit way to get views & likes.
penorzilla
Scratcher
19 posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Awesome guide! I'd suggest adding “Work-in-progress” as one of the tags.
gzCohen
Scratcher
26 posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Great Guide!

Keep on Scratching!!
ssss
Scratcher
500+ posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

gzCohen wrote:

Great Guide!
Thanks. I don't really visit that often, but when I do, I usually do something interesting.

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spaceyJC
Scratcher
100+ posts

Achieving more views (and love it's)

Awesome guide, I think I will try some of these things out!
And, I AM designing an OS simulator! It is still in its early stages, in fact, I just barely shared my first test of it. More of it will come in further testing.
Well, here it is: SpiralOS Hope you like it!


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