KEYMAILER REVIEW REQUESTS REJECTED

godfather

While many publishers accept request for review keys, many do not seem to not like the website with 100K pageviews a month so much. Traffic has grown slowly but deterministically. Maybe someday I will reach 250K but right now that is far too much blue sky. Traffic here is all over the dial from dead to over 200 pageviews in an hour. Google is more radom while bing has been more consistent in the last few months.

The following games are rejected:

  • WITCHTASTIC
  • YOUTUBERS LIFE 2
  • WW2: BUNKER SIMULATOR
  • TRAIN SIMULATOR 2020
  • FOUNDATION
  • TWO HUNDRED WAYS
  • SONG OF IRON
  • MINESWEEPER ULTIMATE
  • ACCIDENT
  • DICE LEGACY
  • LEMNIS GATE
  • SOURCE OF MADNESS
  • GRAVEWOOD HIGH
  • PUMPKIN JACK
  • THIS LAND IS MY LAND
  • THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY: HOUSE OF ASHES
  • KILLSQUAD

To say I am disappointed is an understatement. I spend hours a day reviewing games and updating old ones (wordpress mangled a lot of posts repeatedly). I have also updated many older reviews with system requirements and more screenshots.

AFAIK the site is more stable after screaming at WordPress and others over bugs. Some posts had missing images which had to be replaced. The plugin I use copies images to my server as I have a SSD which can load content far faster.

Some damaged posts had blocks of text damaged as well. The Gutenberg editor bugs have been so bad gave it an early status for suitability.

I spend maybe 70% of the day fixing posts that I discover are messed up. A recent game PRETTY GIRLS BREAKOUT! as linked to the review of the 1976 game I played way back when. The original game review is intact which is bizarre as but I am suspecting that plugin and Gutenberg are causal. It seems manually uploaded images are safer but cut and paste has been problematic.

Over time the amount of damage has decreased and the site is slowly recovering. Bing is indifferent to the problems and dumps lots of traffic here. Google is out to lunch it seems.