This issue has been resolved. If you’re still having issues with sponsors. This isnt the thread for you.
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With recent changes to the order of sorts on the Games Page, sponsoring a game is currently worthless to a majority of people wishing to get their game discovered. Roblox recently made the Games Page sort order change to
Recommended For You,
Halloween, and finally
Popular. I assume this change was made to help game discovery, but it in-fact hinders discovery greatly.
The major problem with this is, sponsor games DO NOT show up on the first FOUR sorts. This means most players will have to scroll down a lot, THEN press the next button on the Popular sort to see sponsored games.
I noticed this was a problem about a week ago but I expected that it was just Roblox gathering stats to see what changing the order would do. However Roblox just added the
Halloween sort (Which is great) but because of this, it pushed the Popular sort down more meaning sponsored games are less likely to be noticed.
Here are some stats to compare before this change and after:
Before, my game averaged around a CTR of .20% to .50% depending on the platform and how often I sponsored before.
After, my game is lucky to even get .05% CTR. For 7k robux I spent for today, I get a total of… drum roll… 3 players. Yup, that’s right!, 7k Robux (25$ DevEx Rates) for 3 entire players.
(I did a few sponsors, this was just my 5k daily one. I also did 2k in other sponsors)
This change is currently affecting me greatly, I’ve saved up for the past month to sponsor my newest game when it’s ready. I’ve saved nearly 200k which is a lot of money for most smaller developers like myself. I planned to use my saved up robux to sponsor my game to get it discovered.
With this change, the only way to get a game discovered now is by either Twitter or getting it added to a sort which is impossible to do because you need a minimum of 100 players. I’d have to spend 231k a day to get 100 players…
What I think can be done to solve this:
There are two options I can think of. If Roblox wants to keep the sorts in this order, all they have to do is add sponsors to the
Most Engaging sort or at least the
Recommended For You sort. Alternately, Roblox could simply just switch the sort order to what it was before just with the Halloween sort added.
If anyone has any input about if this affected you or didn’t affect you, I’d love to hear it.