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Yaniv Nizan's Blog


I'm the CEO and Co-Founder of SOOMLA - our Traceback product provides Ad LTV as a Service. I'm also a thought leader with a distribution list of 14K fans via and a speaker in different industry events. You can follow me at @y_nizan or at +Yaniv Nizan


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Posted by Yaniv Nizan on Wed, 18 May 2016 01:13:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Publishers are often blind to how ad networks operate and what drives their revenue. This post points some of the misconceptions.

Posted by Yaniv Nizan on Mon, 09 May 2016 08:06:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Calculating LTV for a game in design phases is different compared to the soft launch phase which is again different from the lauch phase. This post describes the calcualtion in different phases and suggests additional resources such as CLV calculators.

Posted by Yaniv Nizan on Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:50:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Indie, Smartphone/Tablet
Everyone wants more organic installs and the way to get them is to make your game highly shareable. By inspecting games that succeeded in becoming viral and comparing them to other game, the slides in this post offer a recipe for game virality.

Posted by Yaniv Nizan on Fri, 06 Dec 2013 04:13:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet
People have been talking about games as seriously addictive. Good games are simulating real life and the user start confusing the virtual world with the reality. Let's learn how to design addictive games by looking at what makes a user hooked.

Posted by Yaniv Nizan on Fri, 01 Nov 2013 01:28:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Smartphone/Tablet
Most game developers are dreaming of making it to the top charts. Stories of how your game will naturally grow from there just from the exposure boost spiked the imaginations of many developers. There are big differences between the Free and the Grossing.

Posted by Yaniv Nizan on Mon, 30 Sep 2013 04:06:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Are you launched? Have you launched yet? When are you launching? These are questions you hear often when developing your first games. I always dreamed of a doing a big launch like Steve Jobs. Time to wake up. Free to Play games and a Big Launch don't mix

Yaniv Nizan's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 09/30/2013 - 04:06]

I 'm assuming you are ...

I 'm assuming you are being sarcastic but I 'm not sure you really read what I wrote. Iterating on a game is a way to make it better for the user not worse. The fact that the game developer made more revenue with the second game is not because ...

Comment In: [News - 07/04/2013 - 04:01]

I 'm not sure how ...

I 'm not sure how they implemented it but one way to do these kind of things is with a dynamic store-front. Here are simple instructions using SOOMLA: r n

Comment In: [Blog - 12/05/2012 - 02:30]

Well, since 2 is 95 ...

Well, since 2 is 95 of the activity in mobile games we need a catchy name for it. Something like: Lite Game Economy, Casual Game Economy, Mobile Game Economy.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/24/2013 - 09:12]

Moving the reply from the ...

Moving the reply from the main thread to the comment: r n r n@cristofer - Can you find the link for us It sounds like a very interesting article. Specifically the advice you quoted is pure gold.

Comment In: [Blog - 05/03/2013 - 02:42]

Great comment. Many games are ...

Great comment. Many games are starting the users with a few in-game coins and using a tutorial to guide them to the store where they buy their first weapon,car, ...