10 Ways to Use Mobile A/B Testing in Pre-Launch: from Ideas Validation to Product Page Refinement

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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 mobile A/B testing in pre-launch.
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Apple App Store Guidelines: Requirements for All Product Page Elements

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Before the app finds itself on the App Store, it has to get through a review. For the process to be completed quickly and successfully, Apple provides requirements for each product page element. In this guideline, we’ve gathered all the information you need to consider before submitting your app to the App Store.
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ASO Starter Pack: App Store Optimization, Mobile A/B Testing and Apple Search Ads

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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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Creative Sets: Testing within Apple Search Ads and Limitations of This Method

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The introduction of Creative Sets gives Apple Search Ads users a great opportunity to align various creatives to different keywords. On top of that, now app publishers can test Apple Search Ads assets. However, it doesn’t mean that Apple’s update made full-scale A/B tests possible within the App Store itself.

In this post, we will figure out how Creative Sets can be used for Apple Search Ads assets testing and what are the limitations of this experimental method.
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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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App Store Search Benchmarks and Tips on Improving Ranking

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It’s no secret that if you want to hit organic traffic jackpot, you should pay closer attention to optimization of your app listing in the App Store Search. Indeed, Apple claims that 65% of App Store downloads come from search queries. Ignoring this fact is an act of folly which may cost your app thousands of lost users.

To fend off organic traffic losses, we collected the most important App Store Search benchmarks and tips on improving your ranking in this post.
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Case Study: OLBG A/B Tests iOS Screenshots and Gets 61% Conversion Boost

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With ever increasing ad costs, harnessing organic traffic and achieving massive App Store presence should be publishers priority. OLBG, the company that creates apps with sports betting tips, is no exception.

OLBG decided to use A/B testing to improve their iOS screenshots, increase conversion rate and maximize presence in the App Store as it was their biggest source of free organic installsJess who looks after the marketing at OLBG agreed to share the story behind the optimization of their iOS screenshots.
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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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Ultimate Guide to Preparing Your App Store Page for Holidays

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The winter holidays are knocking at your door and every publisher writes to Santa asking for skyrocketing conversions and unprecedented revenues. It is quite an option for those who want to rely on old man’s favor.

In fact,  you can become your own Santa and be on a roll this Christmas. Wonder how it can be done? The answer is simple – thorough preparation of your app and its store product page – from icons and promo texts to app store screenshots – for the holiday season.

Apple reports that the App Store visitors made $240 million in customer purchases on New Year’s day 2017. It became the busiest day in the history of the App Store. It is also expected that this record will be topped this year.

It’s a convincing reason to put aside all your tasks and engage in the festive optimization of your app. We, in our turn, will provide you with surefire tactics of boosting mobile growth this Christmas.

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Case Study: Zimad Gets 36% Conversion Uplift by Optimizing Screenshots for Japan

People prefer visual content over text. Applying this trend to app store optimization, it becomes crystal clear that publishers should pay close attention to such product page elements as screenshots, icons, etc. After all, screenshots take a great proportion of app’s store page and get the the best part of users’ attention.

Yet, how to turn your visuals into a converting machine?

The internet offers loads of information on how you should design your icons and screenshots, but constant experiments of our clients prove that every game and app is individual.

Sure, there are some common app store screenshots patterns that you can use, but it’s important to keep in mind that every target audience will react on them in a different way, maybe even in opposite. Especially, when it comes to designing screenshots for new regions.

That’s why it’s essential to make optimization for different markets an integral element of your ASO strategy.

Valeria who leads app store optimization in Zimad shares their case study on using app A/B testing for optimization of their app product pages for the Japanese culture. 
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