As of early this morning, Alexa is now ranking the BattleCity website at 539, 441 in the world! This is definitely a great accomplishment considering the website had never ranked below one million before this August!
Alexa is a company which ranks websites based on incoming traffic. Part of the recent jump in our ranking is definitely due to Vindkast who has been running Google Ads for close to two months now! Thanks to him we've seen many newbies entering the battlefield!
Why haven't overall player numbers increased? Well, we still need to work on our ability to welcome new players to the game. Unfortunately, despite the huge amount of new players downloading and trying the game, only a small percentage have returned. If you happen to see a new player online, try to help that player out so that you can orb him/her hundreds of times in the future, rather than one time now. Think of it as investing in future points! 🙂
So back to Alexa…! How is this good? Well, many advertising companies and advertisers use Alexa as a guage when determining whether or not to advertise on a website or whether or not to allow a website to sign up for an advertising service. If ever we were to reach the top 100,000 websites, there would be tons of new advertising opportunities available to BattleCity which could potentially make the game profitable and allow for more development time!
And even if no new advertising opportunities unfold, one thing is for certain! We can always argue that BattleCity is Codemallet's most popular game, seeing as Odyssey ranks at 1,161,521 and Spark at 868,081!
How can you help BattleCity rank higher? Download Sparky, the Alexa Toolbar!