App Store Optimization: Experts Take on ASO Tips and Trends for 2021

The topic of app store optimization never gets old: app store rules are changing at the speed of light, and what worked on the App Store and Google Play yesterday doesn’t always work today, while publishers have to cater to both app store requirements and user needs.

To help you stay on top of the latest ASO trends and have a greater understanding of what we should expect from 2021, we’ve brought together app store optimization tips and strategies by the leading mobile industry experts who shared their thoughts and insights during App Growth Talks.
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How App Store A/B Testing Helps to Increase ROI

All mobile publishers are seeking to optimize the conversion rate and increase the return on investment (ROI) from user acquisition campaigns and app store optimization.

Optimizing visual elements of your app store listing can positively affect the decision of users and induce them to download your app, which will bring you more conversions. But how to optimize app store visual assets in order to achieve the desired results?

The easiest way to optimize the conversion rate and improve ROI is app store A/B testing.

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Evidence-Based Tips on Designing App Store Screenshots for Conversion Rate Optimization

how to develop screenshots for conversion rate optimization

Every day mobile publishers are playing the lottery. Not literally, of course. After all, even if users are not looking for a specific brand, mobile game or app in the App Store or Google Play, they already know what they need, that is, their search is intent-driven. But they still have to choose among a huge variety of apps like yours, and whether they hit the coveted get button or not – will depend largely on what they’ll see on your app store product page.

So it’s kind of a lottery you could win by doing everything in your power to develop visuals for your app store listing that will catch user attention in a split second. 

In this article, you will learn how to develop screenshots with text captions, calls to action and mobile game characters, along with hypotheses for app store A/B tests, based on neuroscience and in particular psychology. This will help you optimize your app store conversion rate and consequently – generate more revenue.
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SplitMetrics A/B Tests: How to Win with No Winner Experiments

No Winner A:B Tests

Running A/B tests implies that you may end up with a no winner result. In fact, getting a winner on the first A/B experiment that you run is highly unlikely. Although finding a variation with better conversion is the ultimate goal, no winner A/B tests are not at all time or money wasters. On the contrary, they can be the source of valuable insights for further A/B experiments.   
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NEW: Creative Sets Duplication & Campaign Automation in SearchAdsHQ, Multivariate Tests in SplitMetrics

SplitMetrics and SearchAdsHQ features august 2020

Our team keeps improving your experience with the two products that we make – SearchAdsHQ, a platform for Apple Search Ads automation and optimization, and SplitMetrics, the A/B testing platform. 

This is a wrap-up of features introduced in both products from May to August 2020. Jump to the platform you’re interested in using the navigation above and browse our new functionality.
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Science-Backed Tips on Designing App Store Creatives With People & Characters

App store creatives with people

App stores are overloaded with visual information. With about 4.4 billion apps on the App Store and Google Play Store combined, users may look at icons and screenshots but they don’t consciously see each and every one of them. So winning user conscious attention is a vital prerequisite for conversions, downloads and, thus, subsequent revenue.  

But what grabs the user’s conscious attention? And how to design noticeable visual assets that drive conversions? To get the answers, we referred to neuroscience.
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Ultimate Guide to Tools You Need for Successful Work with Apple Search Ads

Tools for Successful Work with Apple Search Ads

Looking for powerful app marketing tools to leverage the potential of Apple Search Ads? We’ve got you covered. In this article, we share the list of tools for Apple Search Ads best practices that will help you find relevant keywords, keep an eye on your competitors, analyze post-install events & measure user retention, choose best performing visuals, automate & optimize Search Ads campaigns – and thus achieve synergy.
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App Overview: DoorDash on the App Store & Google Play Store

DoorDash app on the App Store and Play Store

Delivery companies are gaining momentum due to the coronavirus outbreak. As people keep staying at home, they are more likely to purchase restaurant food delivery online. Unsurprisingly, as per the end of April 2020, the sales of meal delivery companies in the U.S. have almost doubled year-over-year.

DoorDash is one of the key industry players, offering door-to-door delivery in more than 4,000 cities across the US, Canada and Australia. 

We’ve decided to look at its app on both stores and give an overview of each app page element to identify ASO best practices.  
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How to Improve Marketability of a Game with Concept Testing

game concept testing

Game publishers may have no idea that they have weak marketability until they soft launch their product, and at this point they have already invested huge resources into the development. Yet, there’s a way to make sure that the game can hit its business goals before writing a single line of code. I’m referring to game concept testing

Concept testing happens on emulated pages of the App Store and Google Play. Basically, you show the product page of a game that you intend to develop to your target audience to see how many of them click the “Get” button. 

The numeric results of such tests, or metrics, provide insights into whether your app has a good chance of success whatsoever. Overall, game concept testing is a data-driven approach to launching games and a viable instrument to continuously improve your marketing message.

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5 Indicators That You Should Move on from Google Play Experiments

google play experiments vs. splitmetrics

Google Play Store Listing Experiments is a prominent tool for mobile A/B testing. It has a number of advantages: it is free, it supports simultaneous testing of app description in five languages and allows you to run tests with the help of both paid & organic traffic or with just organic traffic.

However, at some point mobile publishers that have successfully been growing their apps or mobile games with the help of app store A/B testing, face a challenge: Google Play Store Listing Experiments become insufficient for the conversion rate optimization. They need to test more, need more insights for data-driven decisions, but they hit a wall since Google Play has a number of limitations when it comes to A/B testing experiments.

To help you stay alert, we share a number of bottlenecks that indicate that it is time for you to move on and opt for another app store A/B testing platform that would fit your business needs.

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