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Referral contests to attract new people - have you ran one

Discussion in 'Virtual Pet Information' started by cpvr, Apr 8, 2011.

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    Well, I know Ian used to run a ton of referral contests on Marapets in the past, but he hasn't done any since - but then again, why haven't pet game owners ran one now?

    Like you could giveaway an expensive cash shop item, a limited edition pet, etc, anything is possible.

    What do you guys think? Should some of the major pet games run a referral contest? Its a good way to get people talking about your pet site on the web - remember, publicity is publicity.
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    I have, never ever work for me
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    Why not? What prizes did you try to give out?
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    Usally like a site reward.....
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    I haven't ran one yet, but I am planning on running one in the near future. I am thinking of at least giving out virtual cash as prize, and limited edition items.
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    What are your current referral prizes like?
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    Yes what will they be like?
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    Although I haven't though everything out completely, I'm currently thinking of a reasonable amount of virtual currency as prize (keeping the current economy of my vps in mind) and I'll be creating limited edition wearable items for the pets. =)
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    Thats a really cool idea.

    For sylver fox.com correct?
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    Usually points are good - then special referral-earnt items.
    That's what I would do. Give things for referrals that you can't find elsewhere on the site - more incentive to refer.
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    Definitely agree with that. :)
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    A top score list is also good - encourages competition for referrals.
    Trophies are also nice.
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