If you’re new to the SplitMetrics blog, check out this post to equip yourself with insights into App Store Optimization (ASO), deep understanding of mobile A/B testing and the most efficient hacks to empowering your Apple Search Ads.
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This is a guest post by Ilia Kukharev, Head of ASO at AppFollow. Ilia won ASO Personality of the Year at ASO Conference 2019 in New York.
In today’s world, 4 years can almost feel like a lifetime, especially in the realm of technology. App store optimization is no different, and here at AppFollow, we’ve seen a lot of changes since 2015. It would take an entire book to get through every single one so let’s hit the most important highlights.
We know a few mobile publishers who started working with Apple Search Ads but then gave up on it, since they didn’t manage to achieve the desired ROI and CPA. In this post, we will explore the most common mistakes in managing Apple Search Ads that undermine the effectiveness of ad campaigns. You will also find actionable tips on how to avoid fails and make the most of this promising channel.
SplitMetrics is excited to announce that our A/B testing platform has switched from the classic approach to the sequential one. From now on, you can test and discover the winning variations of your assets while having an opportunity to:
- Spend less time on an experiment;
- Reduce traffic expenses;
- Bring down the number of required conversions;
- Cut the minimal required conversion difference between variations;
- Decrease false results.
Non-Trivial Insights and App Store Optimization Tips to Help You Boost Your App Downloads.
With mobile riding the waves, mobile apps are often the first to introduce the latest technologies. But what about platforms where mobile apps are placed? App stores are rapidly evolving as well. For the success of your app, you need to keep abreast of all Google Play and Apple’s App Store innovations, test new concepts and adapt to changes. To make your life a little bit easier, we have drawn together updates, insights and tips for app store optimization that are worthy of your attention right now and will remain relevant in early 2020.
Many clients turn to us with the same question: can we do anything more to optimize keywords and other metadata on the App Store and Google Play? They are already pretty good, but the sky is the limit, right?
However, the truth is that you cannot optimize app store product page metadata again and again, and expect a big boost in organic downloads.
Picking the right keywords to bid on is definitely not enough for Apple Search Ads success. It also lies in the way you organize them into campaigns and groups.
Keywords grouping can be done in many ways, for example, based on keywords semantics or on the value brought by the searchers who use these keywords.
This is a guest post written by Thomas Petit, remote freelancer on app marketing and mobile growth and regular speaker at mobile conferences.
In this post, I will showcase some of the latest trends in mobile app marketing and user acquisition (UA), taking a guess at what the near future may look like and what changes mobile marketing teams should anticipate to stay ahead of the curve.
The trends are grouped around 3 topics:
- Evolution of App Acquisition Channels.
- User Acquisition Is Dead.
- The Upcoming Attribution Limitations.
When it comes to A/B tests, anyone has a natural desire to get trustworthy results without spending a heap of money on traffic. Alas, it’s not always possible with classic A/B testing which requires enormous sample sizes at times.
Is there a better way? Sure, there is!
Sequential A/B testing might become a robust alternative. Such experiments don’t only optimize necessary traffic volumes but also reduce the likelihood of mistakes. If you feel like exploring how it works in our platform, read on SplitMetrics sequential A/B testing principles.
Nor, let’s take a closer look at this method theoretically and learn how it differs from the classic A/B testing flow.
The SearchAdsHQ team is working non-stop to save our users time for things that really matter. For example, recently our platform has been equipped with column presets, and with this release, we’ve added some extra time-saving features.
Apple Search Ads management takes less time with automation. In our platform, you can configure rules to allow the platform pause keywords, add them as negatives and change bids. We’ve improved rule configuration and editing, and polished select pop-ups for improved search across your Apple Search Ads account.
More and more app marketers are using Apple Search Ads as a prime mobile user acquisition channel.
When you promote iOS apps via this network, you enter the most common app discovery place – App Store search: as per Apple, 70% of App Store visitors use search to look for apps, and this search generates 65% of all app installs. It makes sense to compete for the blue-colored ad spot, isn’t it?
Another advantage of Apple Search Ads is its impressive average conversion rate of around 50%. Additionally, iOS app publishers who use this user acquisition channel get access to high-quality users willing to download and subsequently interact with the app.
ASO Starter Pack: App Store Optimization, Mobile A/B Testing and Apple Search Ads
Apple App Store Guidelines: objectionable content, metadata, privacy and minimum functionality
The Ultimate Guide to App Keyword Optimization: Research, Tactics, Tools and Tips
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World’s Most Ultimatest App Store Optimization Checklist
App Conversion Rate: 10 Ways Marketers Use App Store Page Analytics To Increase It
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