SearchAdsHQ Update: Improved Rules for Faster Apple Search Ads Management

Apple Search Ads management using rules and select pop-ups

The SearchAdsHQ team is working non-stop to save our users time for things that really matter. For example, recently our platform has been equipped with column presets, and with this release, we’ve added some extra time-saving features.  

Apple Search Ads management takes less time with automation. In our platform, you can configure rules to allow the platform pause keywords, add them as negatives and change bids. We’ve improved rule configuration and editing, and polished select pop-ups for improved search across your Apple Search Ads account.  
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2019 Apple Search Ads Benchmarks by 13 Storefronts

Apple Search Ads Benchmarks Report 2019 – Storefronts

Around 70% of  App Store visitors use search to find apps which,  according to Apple, provokes 65% of all app installs. Together with the average Conversion Rate of 50%,  such statistics argue for the fact: there’s no better place for your app to hit than App Store ads.

Publishers running  Apple Search Ads used to have access to 13 locations. But Apple’s advertising network has recently expanded its coverage, now present in 59 countries and regions. After the release on March 27,  you can target users in Africa, the Middle East, and India as well as Latin America and the Caribbean.
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How to Start with Apple Search Ads: Use Cases, Account Settings, Keywords

Apple Search Ads basic facts

First presented in October 2016, Apple Search Ads offers mobile publishers a chance to hold the top spot in the App Store search results. Apple claims that the average conversion rate of this app advertising channel is about 50%.

At a glance, this ad network seems like a go-to solution for anyone with an iOS app to promote. Nevertheless, even after a couple of years on the market, Apple Search Ads is a strange beast for many. That’s why we decided to compile everything you need to know about the App Store ads prior to setting up your first campaign.
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Case Study: InnoGames Generates 22.5% More Profit Optimizing Campaigns with SearchAdsHQ

InnoGames case study with SearchAdsHQ

If you decide to give a new UA channel a try on early stages, your priorities will probably include making the most of the first mover advantage and generating positive results. However, it’s not always possible without opting for a quality third-party solution which can close gaps of Beta state.

André Ziller from Innogames shares their Apple Search Ads journey – from becoming an early adopter to optimizing long-running campaigns with SearchAdsHQ and improving the generated profit by 22.5%.

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Comparing the Most Popular Mobile App Advertising Channels: Apple Search Ads, Google Ads and Facebook Ads

mobile app advertising channels comparison

Mobile apps represent one of the best-selling product groups of our time. It’s not a surprise given the fact that the number of smartphone users has breached three billion globally. Users downloaded more than 200 million apps in 2018 alone, thus making mobile products a highly profitable industry.

With six million mobile apps currently available on Google Play, iOS, and Amazon App Store, it’s not all that easy to sell a mobile app. In such circumstances, hoping for a major sales boost organically may not be the best tactic possible. On the contrary, promoting your product through paid mobile app advertising becomes a critical precondition of business success.

But do you know which advertising platform to choose? Would you rather pick Google Ads, Apple Search Ads, or Facebook Ads? In this post, we will compare these mobile advertising app channels, show their features and explain how they function.
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Branded Keywords in Apple Search Ads: Cannibalization or Brand Protection?

Branded Keywords in Apple Search Ads

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. Let’s figure out whether branded keywords in Apple Search Ads are budget wasters or brand protection guards.
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Case Study: Verv Reinforces Apple Search Ads Statistics with Post-Install Events

Apple Search Ads case study

Apple Search Ads can still be considered a relatively new ad platform but it has already established itself as one of the best user acquisition solutions for iOS app publishers. However, taming a new ad channel is never easy.

Laura Burankova, Senior ASO Manager at Verv, shares their experience of mastering the App Store ads with help of SearchAdsHQ.
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Product Page Requirements: Google Play Store

Google Play product page

To discover apps up to their needs, Android owners turn to the Google Play Store. It may come as a surprise, but this is the first largest app store, which outperforms its Apple rival in terms of the number of available apps – 2.1 million against almost 2 million (as of Q3 2018).

The numbers are impressive, aren’t they? While users have a wide choice, the overcrowded stores are challenging environments for an app to be discovered. One of the things a mobile marketer can do is to build a proper product page. Below is our go-to guide with all the Google Play Store requirements.
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ASO Starter Pack: App Store Optimization, Mobile A/B Testing and Apple Search Ads

App Store optimization with SplitMetrics

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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SearchAdsHQ Update: Graphic Visualization of Your Apple Search Ads Performance

Apple Search Ads Charts

The SearchAdsHQ team is happy and proud to announce the introduction of charts within our platform for management and optimization of Apple Search Ads. The charts are all about dynamics in metrics over time and data analysis. They favor the discovery of trends, patterns, spikes, drop-offs and metrics correlations.

In general, charts is a powerful way of information representation which makes it easier to compare different data and numbers. A survey by Aberdeen Group found that managers that rely on visualized data along with dashboards and reporting are 28% more likely to gain relevant insights.

In the context of Apple Search Ads, metrics visualization assists in more efficient assessment of App Store ads performance fluctuations which in its turn streamlines your decision-making process.
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