I’ve always wanted to create a popular website. I’ve had many ideas, most of which failed or were forgotten. However, the idea of creating an arcade website always stayed in my mind. I finally decided to put this idea into practice and create a website filled with flash games.
The website is a flash games portal called PLUGB. It will (hopefully) be updated often with new, hand-picked games. This is my first website of this type, so I don’t have a lot of experience in management and promotion.
I decided not to use a ready script, but to code it myself in order to get experience and learn new skills. It is coded with PHP and I used the (awesome) Kohana Framework. I’ve also created the design and used some JS scripts.
In order to get traffic, I plan to heavily promote it using search engines. Maybe in the future I’ll promote it using flash games. I will also try to promote using social websites, such as Facebook and Twitter. I implemented the Facebook Like Box and Facebook Comments widgets and created a twitter account. Regarding monetization, I’ll try different methods out and test which works best for me.
I’ll post more about PLUGB when it gets bigger (or if it doesn’t).