Disclaimer : This thread isn't actually about being a Habi-Thread...
This thread/topic is about SEO (Search-Engine Optimisation) for Mabi...
Note : SEO = Search Engine Optimisation (or «Optimiz
ation» for you American
I had trouble getting back on-line over the last few days so if I omit anything important here it is because I am rushing on a rather tight schedule whilst simultaneously often dealing with the mess/chaos of dealing with groups of too many metaphorical indecisive-chiefs and not enough indians... I am also rather surprised by the lack of available Internet-access around here, despite this place supposedly being one of the more high-tech locations in the world, not to mention that I have not seen any of that «5G» that was reported to be all over this country (or if I have
encountered it then 5G speeds are apparently not as impressive as advertised [note: I am fully aware that there is a difference between 5.0GHz and 5G; they are not
...]). Anyway, without further delay, here are another couple of ways to get «Mabinogi» seen on-line by more people
Who-ever maintains the page at http://mabinogi.nexon.net/
could insert the target
«key words» as part of the META key-word tag that people use to find
this kind of «game» in the first place... I think I remember, back in the day before I even knew
that there was such a thing as a «classless» or «not based on "class"» MMORPG in existence
. FFXI uses a «job» system, the word «class» is the classic
(and thus traditional
) term that everyone has historically used
to refer to what «role» one would take in an RPG/MMO/etc., such as Warrior, Cleric, Mage, Archer, etc., which later on extended to additional ideas/options/choices like Paladin, Dark-Knight, Lancer, Dragoon, Summoner, etc.
Not everybody is necessarily «happy» with whatever MMORPG they might have been on historically and then choose to look for something else that fulfills the need to be able to express more freedom and not have so much restriction
. Like, myself, for example, I had a very high-level magic-caster in a prior game, but the only
spells available to me were entirely
offense (well, with a handful
of utility spells, anyway). Sure, I could burn through over 1000 mana at a time just to mega-nuke
something, but I couldn't even cast a simple
10-mana-point healing spell to help myself recover more quickly, despite
of a 1000-mana-point and thus supposedly much
more «complicated» form of magic!? I will spare the rest of the details but it was certainly frustrating enough
to make me decide «perhaps somebody else out there made something that's not so restrictive as this... I think I'll do an on-line search and check the results...»
Probably the closest term that «old-schoolers» might be familiar with to a «classless» or «no restrictions on skill-sets» or «not locked into only ONE role for the whole ENTIRE DURATION of a characters whole life» or other such description would be to describe it as : multi-classing
Whatever the search-term, and for whatever reason, the terms people use to find
something like Mabinogi ought to be part of the landing page, but, currently as of the time of this posting, when you load http://mabinogi.nexon.net/
and press «Ctrl+U» on your browser (Note : This allows you to see the public source-code for the web-page), you won't find any of those key-word search-terms there (use Ctrl+F for Find Text to save time from reading the source line-by-line from beginning to end), but they ought
to be there. I don't know how many of you forumers might
have web-sites or web-pages, but, another way to get a specific page for a specific search-term towards the top
of the search-results is to literally make a web-page where the name of the HTML/htm-file is made up of the keywords themselves
. Try it out. Used to take 2-3 weeks to propagate but now it seems to only take a couple of days... keeping it at the top though requires the page (and/or web-site) be updated fairly frequently (or that nobody else bothers to create pages with competing key-words
Certain «titles» are also popular enough
to where it is possible to «piggy-back» upon their success by «borrowing» their brand-name or having articles written, or even just outright blatantly putting «alternative to [insert-name-of-popular-title-here]», whether it be Skyrim, World of WarCraft, etc. Actually, I need to go back to the previous paragraph, regarding what I mean by the name of the HTML-file (or .htm-file) being made up of key-words, and most people in this day and age should know and be familiar with how there is usually a index.html
file as the initial page
of most web-sites. From the looks of how this web-site has been designed, I would assume that there is some sort of software-programme being used for site-maintenance, and updates (it certainly wouldn't be hand-coded manually
anyway). Basically, IF who-ever maintains the web-site decided to make a page named and at http://mabinogi.nexon.net/multi-class-mmorpg.html
and created some blatant «sales-pitch» letter on said page as to why you should play Mabinogi instead of other MMORPGs then you can bet your bottom $$$ that, when the search-term «multi-class mmorpg» is put into a search-engine, that http://mabinogi.nexon.net/multi-class-mmorpg.html
will definitely appear amongst the top
of the search-results.
Anyway, I wasn't intending to go over a whole «SEO course» about this, and so I won't, for even these «basics» here I have revealed already give a somewhat «unfair advantage» over others who do not possess this knowledge, but this should help who-ever might be doing any «marketing» for the NA version of Mabinogi to be able to get Mabinogi more visible in front of an English-speaking audience (although you could really do the same thing in other languages but in the end they'll still need to be able to read at least some
English to participate in game-play). For those who worry about the bugs & glitches, well, one entrepreneur whom I remember said to focus on the sale, because the revenues could then be used to hire the necessary talent to fix whatever wasn't fully patched at release-date (kind of making a reference to MicroSoft in a way; how MicroSoft did things... sell first, generate lots of revenue, then fix/patch up the loose ends as a «free» on-going support/service in the form of Windows-updates; and I am not quoting Bill Gates either by the way).
Before I end this thread, at least over on the continent where I am at, surgical-masks, face-masks, etc., are constantly sold out. Usually they're sold out within 2-3 hours of any stores which stock/sell them opening, and a lot of people wear them, for reasons that should be known to everyone by now (probably). Why there is a patent on something that has the world in a panic (pandemic?) is anyone's guess, but, as an opportunist
, I see it as even more
of a «marketing opportunity» to potentially generate more revenue
and get more easy advertising
going. Call me «shameless» for this all you want, but, imagine, Mabinogi-themed surgical-face-masks!
With so many people buying up the surgical-face-masks to the point of them always being out-of-stock daily (at least for the Asia-continent), what if people were walking around with those cute pictures of Mabi-characters, and even a link to the web-site on the face-masks, especially if they're in highly crowded locations like train-stations, etc. Of course, you don't want negative publicity
, such as being seen as a «greedy company» that's just trying to profit from a disaster (corporate-governments already do that anyway), so the characters ought to have speech-bubbles with words that promote clean hygiene and thus healthy and sanitary habits!
Whilst I can access Mabinogi from over here, even with
7ms ping (to local
servers anyway), I still get too much of a delay in Mabi when connecting from over here, although I have since disabled the Nagle algorithm, so maybe I can get better performance now. I will have to check later when I can get on-line without too much potential for interruption/limitation... also, over here there is already a Chinese version of Mabinogi, although I have not really kept up-to-speed on its population and revenue-contributions or other such trends. Nor have I seen Mabinogi advertised anywhere
around here either (in any
language; even though this is a multi-lingual country). Anyway... make the Server-Channels Full again...!