Because nobody else seems to have reported this as a bug.
This started happening ever since Roblox decided they’d ‘improve’ the sponsored games system (I use improve as a massive exaggeration) The main problem being people are spending thousands of robux, in return for 0 impressions.
2,500 Robux here for nothing
20,000 Robux here
Another 20,000 Robux
Before I get a “this is a visual bug” kind of response, lemme add on to the second problem. Ad locations and CTR. The change as all but made Sponsoring worthless. People are reporting numbers 10x lower than what they’d usually get (yet to actually see anyone praise the new system as being successful) And the ads barely appear on the games page. I think what, 3 sorts get them? And they are sorts that are located at the bottom of the games page. Nobody scrolls down. You only look at the sorts that are presented to you, in your face. I’ve always rallied for Popular sort to be the top, highest sort. I can’t see any logical reason why it shouldn’t be there. If you think you have a solid argument against that then fire away
This thread basically details the entire problem, however cause it’s labelled under #platform-feedback:website-features , it will basically never get looked it, and ignored
Thank you Ninjo! I can confirm that the 0 impression bug is not a visual bug. I’ve tried to search game’s that people recently sponsored and I was unsuccessful. That mixed with the fact that sponsors get almost 0 CTR now, Roblox should consider refunding people who were affected.
Have a field day they would, but I think we can all agree this legitimately deserves to be marked as critical. I’ve been planning on spending a fair chunk of change on robux to invest in sponsoring my game, and I imagine lots of developers have done just that only to find their money ultimately went down the drain. I’m grateful I checked the devforum to see how effective sponsors are with the new system before I made an expensive mistake.
Thank you for the post. I hope this is addressed immediately.
I can confirm that this is a bug because I only see 4 sorts that have sponsored ads and 16 that don’t have sponsored ads.
I haven’t done any sponsored ads recently and I don’t plan to do any sponsored ads until this issue is fixed.
Is there any update on this? I haven’t seen a single staff member reply and it’s been days. We can’t and don’t want to sponsor until this is fixed, because our main source of traffic seems to be broken.
People spent tens or hundreds of thousands of Robux trying to sponsor only to find out it was pretty much useless, can they expect refunds too?
I’ve had the same issue, I spent nowhere near the amount spent (10 Robux) but yes this is a serious issues and we should all get refunded for this currently messed up system. I will admit my game was not great (didn’t include stuff like Skip Stage and due to DataStore Issues with HD Admin, it’s been saying the game tried to teleport to a restricted place).
First of all, thank you for taking action and solving this bug, however I still think Sponsors are still very far off of what they used to offer. As the post mentions here:
I am one of the unfortunate people to have used sponsors recently (after the changes to the ‘Games’ Page & Sorts) and even though I did get impressions and visits, the results were very awful and nowhere near my previous experiences.I spent 15k to get 2.5k Visits and peak 25 players playing. The point is that even though I did get impressions, I still feel “scammed”.
Will this be fixed? It’s much harder to advertise your games especially on touch devices now that Sponsors are worthless.
A game of mine recently released with 80,000 Robux in sponsors. Even with this supposed fix we are getting numbers far lower than what we’ve gotten before. Around the realm of 10x less impressions. Please, do look into this a bit more.