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« on: January 02, 2018, 05:29:21 AM »

Hey everyone,

This is a cross-post from /r/gamedev so I apologise if you're seeing this for a second time...

As I have been working on marketing my current game, I put together a simple web based tool to help me with it. The core concept if fairly simple: I have an input box which lets me search Youtube for videos with a given phrase, and lists the details of the channels that posted them (name, URL, subscriber count, last upload date, etc). I can then view the channel and see if it's a good fit for my game (i.e. it covers similar kinds of games). Finally I can approve or reject it (which means that channel won't show up in future searches).

I have found this to be really helpful and reduce the time it takes to build and maintain the list considerably. I can also already see a lot of useful extensions to it such as tracking correspondence and key assignments to creators, getting alerts, and integrating with more sites such as Twitch.

Anyway I'm trying to get a feel for if this is a big enough problem and is worth offering this as an online service. Would love to hear your thoughts and I have also setup a signup form here: http://indiepull.com.

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 01:13:10 PM »

Looks nice, I subscribed!
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2018, 09:41:35 AM »

This seems like it could be a really handy utility! I'm looking forward to seeing more.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2018, 04:02:59 PM »

Right into the weak point... marketing! Subscribed :3

Great idea, i hope that soon it will be operative.

Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 04:38:35 AM »

Hey all, so I have finally put together a beta/prototype of this and looking for feedback. Here is the current feature set:

• Search for content creators. Currently only YouTube channels are being searched. The results are automatically de-duplicated so that you don't have to revisit the same channels over and over.
• Approve or Reject a channel so you don't have to revisit channels that you have already curated.
• Add notes for reach content creator.
• Easily and automatically assign review codes (Steam or itch.io) to approved content creators without having to worry about duplicates.
• Save contact name and email for content creators.
• Export a CSV of all the data, for example so you can use them easily for emailing purposes.


There are many more features that I can think of adding (and I'm sure you do too), but I want to make sure the foundation is solid and that this is actually solving a meaningful problem for people. Please get in touch with me if you would like to do testing.
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2018, 04:26:23 AM »

Subbed! Looks useful Smiley
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