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    Default Free slots or no free slots ?

    Is it better to promote a casino that has free slots - usually without registration - so the user can start playing for fun immediately ?
    Or a casino that requires registration and deposit - basically which does not allow "FUN" mode ?

    The freemium model has really been a winner in many mainstream products in the past 5 years.
    You would think that users need to "taste" the product first and after a while, they will register and deposit.

    What gets the best conversions in your experience ?

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    In my opinion it is better to promote the casinos that ask players to register.

    Comparing much of what happens in mainstream models with the igaming industry is somewhat shortsighted, not completely but in some cases.

    Almost all casinos that require registration allow for free game play so if you want to promote that portion you may. At times a player will have to choose free play at log in and in order to play the games for free.

    There are a number of threads here at the GPWA that discuss promoting free games as well as the free no deposits and in most cases it is usually more productive by general opinion to promote the real play games side for the better conversions.

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    Never used free slots, I have not seen any extra SEO benefit on those that use them either.


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    OP asked the identical (copy/pasted) question, over at AGD...Better to just let these newbies find out for themselves. Nothing worthwhile ever comes from not putting in the hard yards, and not learning from said mistakes!
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    I don't think the main purpose of a casino is to "have fun". So they will do everything to earn money, so registration is one of the steps

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    Quote Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
    OP asked the identical (copy/pasted) question, over at AGD...Better to just let these newbies find out for themselves. Nothing worthwhile ever comes from not putting in the hard yards, and not learning from said mistakes!
    So what ?
    I'm getting information from 2 different forums, and allow everyone to do so, what's wrong with that ?
    Isn't it the purpose of an affiliate forum to share info, ask questions, give anwers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patdog View Post
    Is it better to promote a casino that has free slots - usually without registration - so the user can start playing for fun immediately ?
    Or a casino that requires registration and deposit - basically which does not allow "FUN" mode ?

    The freemium model has really been a winner in many mainstream products in the past 5 years.
    You would think that users need to "taste" the product first and after a while, they will register and deposit.

    What gets the best conversions in your experience ?
    Certainly does not hurt to have a 'test' drive before you get the real deal. Doubt it does anything for SEO or persuades people who don't want to register to do so, but it does allow the review to offer a bit more.

    Driving traffic specifically on the 'free' slots keywords however would most likely be filled with bonus hunters or generally people not looking to register deposit and play.

    If it's a two-three clicks implementation I'd go for it otherwise it's not worth your time.

    As for what's better to promote: It's better to promote a TRUSTWORTHY Casino that's gonna be your loyal partner and go from there. It wouldn't matter what they offer and have if at the end of the day, their hand is in your pocket.

    P.S Also this model is not a freemium. A freemium is a game, where the best features and/or overall progress is locked behind a payment gate and you need to swipe in order to progress quickly or unlock important features. There's nothing locked in the free to play slot, you can pretty much do everything without any real gain or loss.
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    I doubt free slots players are worth much. Having the potential to turn a small wager into thousands of dollars at the click of a button is what makes slots appealing.

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    I like offering free spins and chips after they register. Some of them eventually end up making deposits.

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    The popularity is there with people looking to test games before parting with money. Depending on where you operate you may have to add age verification certainly in somewhere like the UK.

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    I might be a bit biased as I manage a demo slots product but over the years what I learnt is that offering free to play slots expands the possibilities for your content strategy. You can cover more keywords, more topics and broaden your site's coverage in terms of the interest of your audience. Demo play also increases engagement, time spent on site which will result in lower bounce rate and better SEO metrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petimi View Post
    I might be a bit biased as I manage a demo slots product but over the years what I learnt is that offering free to play slots expands the possibilities for your content strategy. You can cover more keywords, more topics and broaden your site's coverage in terms of the interest of your audience. Demo play also increases engagement, time spent on site which will result in lower bounce rate and better SEO metrics.
    Spot on reply.

    Nothing wrong with taking a test drive.

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    I'm currently working on the same with my site, I'm brand new so I'll just do some tests and adjust as the data comes in

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    If free play means a player is staying on the casino's website, than it's a good thing

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    I may give this free play angle a shot since I have the other covered. Vegashero theme looks nice w/ that plugin, just need to find a new domain.

    Anyone have suggestions on hosting specs? or just plan to scale up when needed?

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