How to Improve Marketability of a Game with Concept Testing

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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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ASO Starter Pack

New to the SplitMetrics blog? Check out this post to equip yourself with insights into mobile marketing.

5 Indicators That You Should Move on from Google Play Experiments

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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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NEW: Multiple Conversions & Charts 2.0 in SearchAdsHQ. 2x Faster SplitMetrics

SearchAdsHQ and SplitMetrics features April 2020

This is a three-month wrap-up of updates in the two products that we make – SearchAdsHQ, platform to automate and optimize Apple Search Ads, and the SplitMetrics A/B testing platform. 

From February to April, we rolled out a lot of handy features that improve user experience. Use the navigation above to jump to the platform and functionality that interests you.  
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7 Reasons for Drops in Conversion on the App Stores

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You might have already read dozens of articles on 101 ways to improve your app conversion rate. We at SplitMetrics also work on such publications to support you in your endeavors to grow a mobile game or app. But what about a decline in conversion rate? Even big brands face unexpected drops in conversion rates once in a while. You may wonder why it happens and what you can do about that. To help you be prepared for a situation where you suddenly experience a sharp decline in conversions and respond quickly if possible, we share the 7 reasons for conversion drops on the app stores.
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Visual Salience: Evidence-Based Tips to Developing App Store Creatives

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While the number of various apps and mobile games on both the App Store and Google Play continues to grow, the competition is getting tougher and users are spending less and less time on the app store product pages. This means they decide whether to download an app faster than ever before.

Against this backdrop, mobile publishers and ASO agencies are struggling to capture users’ attention in the app stores by running A/B testing experiments, comparing various visuals and figuring out what works best. This is often a trial and error process when hypotheses are formulated based on observations. But there is an easy fix for that: you can develop creatives for your app store product page building on stimuli that historically grab the attention of users.

Today we are going to talk about one of such stimuli that will help your mobile app or game stand out in the app stores and see uplift in conversions – it is visual salience.

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How to Increase Click-to-Install Conversion Rate by Running Mobile A/B Testing Experiments

SplitMetrics client, Vezet, shares how they managed to improve Click-to-Install conversion rate for their Vezet ridesharing app with the help of app store A/B testing.

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Mobile A/B Testing for App Idea Validation: Best Practices and Tips by SplitMetrics & Phiture

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During our webinar dedicated to the best practices in mobile A/B testing, we have spoken to Maggie Ngai, ASO Expert from Phiture, and discussed how mobile publishers can benefit from validating app ideas with the help of app store A/B testing and pretotyping.

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How Sequential A/B Testing Works in SplitMetrics

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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. 

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7 App Store Optimization Tips and Tricks for Early 2020

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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.
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App Store Optimization: Why You Can’t Optimize Forever

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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.

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