SearchAdsHQ Update: Automated CPA Bidder for Apple Search Ads

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It is well-known that the top position of the App Store search is the sweetest spot for any app. The latest report proves it once again. According to Apple, 65% of downloads come from the Store search directly. This trend makes Apple Search Ads as relevant as possible. On top of that, Search Ads’ can boast really impressive average conversion rate of 50%.

To facilitate and empower your Apple Search Ads experience, the SearchAdsHQ team is happy to introduce our brand new feature – automated cost per action bidding. Ever wondered how to optimize your spend without any extra effort from your side? This smart auto-bidding feature is the answer!
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Apple Search Ads Update: Aligning Keywords to Screenshots and App Previews

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A brand new feature for Apple Search Ads was announced. The essence of the update is as follows: now app publishers that run Apple Search Ads can align various keywords with different screenshots and app previews.

The main novelty introduced in Apple Search Ads are so-called Creative Sets. A Creative Set will consist of screenshots and app previews of publisher’s choice. However, mind that you can select screenshots and app previews only from the ones you have on the App Store product page.
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Apple Enhances Screenshots Limit and SplitMetrics Supports These Changes in A/B Tests

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App publishers all over the world started February 22 with news from Apple – now store product pages can feature up to 10 app store screenshots. These screens limit increase is on a per-device basis which means you can upload sets of 10 different screenshots for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

SplitMetrics, in its turn, is excited to announce that now our platform supports product page A/B tests with 10 screenshots. This update gives marketers an opportunity to check whether it’s worth investing in the design of the 10-screenshot set.

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Quick Summary of App Annie’s App Industry Overview 2017

App Annie revealed their annual report on app economy 2017 Retrospective. As expected, the market keeps growing. Annual app downloads exceeded 175 billion which means 60% growth since 2015. Consumer spending upturn is even more impressive. Thanks to 105% growth from 2015, this metric reached 86 billion dollars in 2017.

You can download full App Annie report here.
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SearchAdsHQ Latest Update: Features Facilitating Work with Apple Search Ads

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According to the AppsFlyer Performance Index 2017, Apple Search Ads hit the #1 spot in the iOS ROI Index with a 30% higher ARPU and a 40% lower price than other networks. It’s yet another cogent argument in favor of Apple Search Ads.

SearchAdsHQ strives to elevate your Apple Search Ads experience offering amazing optimization and automation solution for this ad platform. Thanks to the latest SearchAdsHQ updates, the performance analysis has become even more smooth and powerful.
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Everything You Need to Know about Apple Search Ads and SearchAdsHQ Latest Updates, October 17

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After the major iOS 11 App Store update, Apple announced out the expansion of Search Ads storefronts list adding Canada, Mexico, and Switzerland. Ad campaigns on new locales are allowed to go live on October 17th.

Search Ads will be introduced to non-english-speaking countries for the first time. Probably, we can expect further expansion in the near future. For now, it’s possible to promote and grow app in the following countries:

  • Australia;
  • Canada;
  • Mexico;
  • New Zealand;
  • Switzerland;
  • the United Kingdom;
  • the United States.

Other aspects of Apple Search Ads keep evolving as well. For example, now users can duplicate current data sets and use them in their new campaigns. Besides, a new manager role was introduced within the Campaign dashboard, it allows more access to the Search Ads dashboard data.

SearchAdsHQ, the platform which optimizes work with Apple Search Ads, progresses ahead as well. There are quite a few exciting updates we are happy to share.

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Starting Your Apple Search Ads Account from Scratch. Keyword Planner

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One of the questions we get asked a lot is, “How to start working with Apple Search Ads?”

It’s kind of a broad question, right?

Since Apple Search Ads differs from the classic user acquisition channels – Facebook, Google and in-app ads, app developers get confused when it comes to creating and managing campaigns in Apple Search Ads. Instead of targeting and visuals optimization, they dive into a brand new world of keywords and match types.

As it turns out, app marketers who are used to working with Google search ads and keyword optimization can quickly capture the essence and start showing results with Apple Search Ads.

Because they share the same structure, optimization strategies, and bidding tactics.

However, do not hurry to put aside Apple Search Ads if you do not have such experience. There’s no magic or nuclear physics behind Apple Search Ads.

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How does iOS 11 influence ASO (App Store Optimization)? We’ve analyzed 250K users.

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It seems that the iOS 11 App Store design will influence the way app developers do App Store Optimization.

In SplitMetrics’ recent study, we’ve analyzed 57 A/B tests made by top-grossing app publishers and the behavior of 250K users. According to it, app listings that have not been optimized for the new store showed 7% drop in Tap-through-Rate (TTR) and Tap-to-Install conversions.

This is an important insight as now it is clear that even the minor features of the App Store help it shift the focus from an app discovery platform to the store itself.

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Apple Redesigns the App Store: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Apple has introduced a complete redesign of the App Store during the opening of the WWDC 2017 conference. This is the biggest update since the launch in 2008 that features a fresh look as well as new tabs and page elements.

Since the key aim of the update is to help users discover and explore apps easier, app developers are to pay a close attention to app store optimization in a new reality.

Although app store optimization basics won’t be affected by the autumn release, new thrilling opportunities will be opened up for app developers.

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