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Many articles talk about App store optimization (ASO) tactics, but only a few touch the fundamentals of a successful ASO strategy. By focusing simply on tactics instead of developing an effective strategy, many publishers are spending money without seeing results. At AppAgent, we have written widely on the subject, sharing our belief that strategy should drive tactics, not the other way round. We have identified six critical aspects of a successful ASO strategy. This
The Christmas and New Year period is an excellent opportunity to obtain more organic downloads. However, choosing the right store listing assets that convince users to download your app or game is crucial as competition for users and their wallets is high. Even after Google cleaned up its Play store in 2008, there are still almost 3m apps available for download – all competing for a piece of the action. In this article, we’d
It’s been two years since Apple introduced Search Ads in 13 storefronts*, and it’s clear to anyone in the industry that they have been a huge success. Setting them up is easy, with those developing campaigns needing to choose between the simple ASA Basic (pay-per-install, simple setup) and more complex Advanced (pay-per-tap, more features) approaches. The quality of installs that can be achieved using both is superb, but scalability is a significant challenge facing
This is an in-depth case study by Jiri Chochlik, an ASO Expert at AppAgent Good mobile marketing managers are relentlessly looking for new ways to improve their user acquisition efforts. They spend time finding the best strategies to follow, hoping that they will give them an advantage over the competition. If you’re a big publisher or an indie developer, ASO is an essential strategy that you can use to grow your app business. In
So many people waste time and resources on their App Store Optimization (ASO) by copying other people, without having any proof that their activities will make a difference. To help explain what I mean, I have analyzed the ASO strategies of over 20 apps to provide you with a truly data-driven look at the impact of iOS 11 on keywords and conversion optimization. The apps I have chosen cover a variety of categories, including
NOTE: Viber released an updated store listing shortly before we published the analysis, where they utilize several strategies mentioned below (new keywords in the name of the app or added subtitle). We’re glad to see Viber is actively improving their rankings and identifies new opportunities with iOS11. According to Statista, consumers downloaded a total of 149 billion mobile apps in 2016. Apple claims that 65% of downloads are the direct result of searches on
This is a guest post by Jiri Chochlik, founder at AsoFriend and ASO Specialist at AppAgent.   It’s no secret that titles – and now also subtitles – are the most important factors for keywords in iOS11. Here’s a smart and simple trick that you can use to leverage the fact that these keywords are given more weight than those included in the standard keywords field. Quite surprisingly, there’s a trick which isn’t discussed often
A recent survey on download decisions claimed that the description of the app was the second most important reason for install, with rating coming in as number one. The problem is, what people say and what they actually do are often two very different things, so I set out to find the truth about the reasons why users download the apps that they do — and discover why some apps stay ignored. My research
Today’s post is part of my guest chapter from an upcoming book called “Advanced ASO” by Moritz Daan and Gabe Kwakyi. I cover the whole featuring process, all tips & tricks learned in past 7 years with dozens of examples and data. The post below focuses on the impact of iOS11 on featuring. The book was released in August 2017 and you can order on the official ASO Ebook website. A place everyone wants
Working on over 60 store listing experiments in the past year has revealed to me some important lessons – and provided lots of surprises as well. It’s now much clearer to me that improving store conversion is one of the cheapest and the most effective ways of user acquisition. Even with 50 organic downloads a day, a 10% improvement in store conversions can generate an additional 25,000 free installs in just a year! With