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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Nowadays, winning users hearts is not an easy task it used to be at the dawn of major app stores. The industry matured and the competition is enormous. Judge for yourself, there are approximately 2.1 million Android apps in the Play Market and almost 1.8 iOS apps available in the App Store.
There’s no use developing a random app in the hope of overnight success. You have to play it smart and validate every single idea before bringing it to life. The best possible way of doing it is an app pre-launch marketing plan.
Marketers voice many cons to running Apple Search Ads for branded keywords. Well-known companies usually say, “We have a recognizable brand and already rank #1 in the organic listing on the App Store. If we bid on the branded keywords, we simply buy the traffic we would get for free”.
Indeed, why should you bother paying for the brand keywords if they are already triggered by your organic listing? Especially if you have a well-known brand that people think of right away. You think about taxi – you search for Uber, you want to watch a new season of a show – you search for Netflix.
However, it’s not that straightforward as it might seem. Is there a place for branded keyword strategy? Let’s figure out whether branded keywords in Apple Search Ads are budget wasters or brand protection guards.
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