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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Apple Search Ads Keywords Performance: Impressions, TTR, CVR, CPT & CPA by Match Type

Apple Search Ads keywords performance 2019

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.   
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SearchAdsHQ Column Presets: Boosting Apple Search Ads Management with New Feature

Apple Search Ads management using column presets

The SearchAdsHQ team is very excited to announce the release of column presets. This feature helps sort out the list of required columns and save the created selection. Next time you need this column combination, you’ll just have to make a few clicks to find the preset saved upfront.
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Apple Search Ads Benchmarks 2019 by 16 App Store Categories

Apple Search Ads Benchmarks report 2019 – Categories

There are approximately 2 million apps out there on the App Store. Visibility and discoverability in this huge ocean of apps may be quite a challenge for app marketers.

Apple Search Ads has emerged as a tool to reach out to potential highly motivated users at the exact moment they do the app searching.  Apple claims remarkable performance of its paid network: a 50% average conversion rate and a 65% download rate that results from a search on the App Store.

But how does Apple Search Ads cope with user acquisition in practice? To get the real picture, we’ve researched the accounts linked to our SearchAdsHQ platform.
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SearchAdsHQ supports 46 Extra Apple Search Ads Storefronts from Day 1

Apple Search Ads storefronts update

A big event has happened in the mobile marketing world this week: Apple has announced the expansion of its ad network to 46 new storefronts globally. Before the announcement, publishers could promote their apps in only 13 countries.

The release came out on 27 March, and this is the first time Apple Search Ads has been expanded since August 2018, when France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Spain were added to the list of available storefronts.   
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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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Guide to Mobile App Engagement across Apps Life Сycle

mobile user engagement guide

80% of app users churn within 3 days after a download, this sad statistics is true for most mobile apps. That’s why it’s so important to have a decent mobile app engagement strategy in place. It will help you get users that keep coming back to your app.

In this guide, we’ll review 4 phases of a user life cycle and relevant activities that can improve mobile user engagement.
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How to Run Apple Search Ads Discovery Campaigns?

apple search ads discovery campaigns

There’s an enormous ocean of keywords out there, and chances are that you miss some valuable fish. But what is the reason to catch it?

If you are not in the habit of revising your list of keywords from time to time, you bring your Apple Search Ads account to a standstill. And that means you definitely generate less revenue than you could. Because you know how it all works: more relevant keywords added result in more relevant traffic; more relevant traffic means more potential conversions, and conversions eventually bring in revenue.   

This is the rationale behind keyword expansion. There are different approaches that user acquisitions managers adopt to search and add extra relevant keywords. Here, we’ll dwell on the most straightforward one – building discovery campaigns.
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Adding Transparency to Apple Search Ads – New Discrepancy Metrics in SearchAdsHQ

Apple Search Ads discrepancy metrics

As we all know, Apple Search Ads gives app publishers a chance to get the prime spot in the App Store search results. This premium ad network is famous for its fraud-free environment, pre-qualified users and high conversion rate.

That’s all well and good, but it’s not always that easy to measure the return on the App Store ads spend. The thing is the difference between Apple Search Ads self-reports and data provided by Mobile Measurement Partners (MMPs) might reach from 30% to 70%.

The latest SearchAdsHQ update helps to shed light on such substantial discrepancy. 8 new metrics were introduced to add transparency to Apple Search Ads and assist in identifying the reasons behind data discrepancy
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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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