Lately, I've been using direct emails or the "featured product" promotion. I tried "deal of the day" three times, and I only saw results once (that I could measure). It's entirely possible that using it three times wasn't enough, though. [I'm the publisher of NUELOW Games, if that matters.]
I think it's just that there's nothing in the queue right now. Normally there is, but when a large promotion comes up such as the GM's day sale where there's already a large discount going on, many publishers won't put their product into the DotD. Products that go into the DotD are put into a pool that can end up being published on a lottery system.I don't have enough points to submit to the queue right now so I can't see how full or empty it is, but the links are still active on the publisher side.I can tell you that I've used it a few times and it's worked very well for me and generated a lot of sales and visibility, but you need to use it accordingly and know how to sell and market. It's not a magic bullet and has to be used in conjunction with other communication as well as having a product that people want. What I do know is that when Graveyard At Lus went on sale at deep discount (a la Steam sale 80% off) pretty much all of my sales were from new purchasers rather than those who had it in the wishlists or their cart already. YMMV, of course.
I just checked, the link is still present and it's 185 points to submit something to the queue.
My last 2 deal submissions ran within the next day or two of submitting, so maybe there aren't many deals in the queue? We're still able to submit. I see a great return on the deals of the day, especially when the deal is one one of a related set of products and I edit the deal of the day's product description to mention the other related products and offer a discount on them.
I just added one - it says there are 25 deals in the queue.
Sounds like a tech glitch then that someone hasn't fixed yet then.
And my deal will be live tomorrow. Go figure.
And as I said, both of my recent submissions went live within a day or two. So are there really 20+ deals in the queue? And if not, should each have cost ~180 publisher points?
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