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App Promo Named Among Canada’s Top Advertising & Marketing Agencies for 2021 for the 4th year in a row

At App Promo, we know how important mobile marketing can be for your business. Mobile has become a staple of our daily lives and consistent use of smartphones brings forward an idea for the development of this kind. This technology is going to innovate your business and give you access to more exposure to the market trends and help your business grow accordingly.

App Promo has been providing mobile marketing services since 2010 and we’ve helped hundreds of developers, brands, and content creators take their app to the next level. We understand that each app is unique and create custom solutions to make sure that we are meeting our clients’ objectives. Our team has years of experience in marketing and increasing revenue for clients with their digital products.

We are innovators in app strategy, marketing, and monetization. Our goal is to help developers and app owners successfully achieve their goals.

As a statement of our success, for the fourth year in a row, we’ve been featured on Clutch as one of the top advertising & marketing agencies in Canada.

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We’ve received awards before but getting recognized once more is such a great feeling and it pushes us more to deliver top-tier service to our clients.

We couldn’t have won this award without our wonderful clients. We truly appreciate the confidence and trust that you accorded us, commented Gary Yentin, CEO of AppPromo: “We are excited to be recognized by Clutch as a leader in B2B marketing for the 4th year in a row.”

Contact us to get started on discussing how we can help you succeed with your application and feel free to continue the conversation with us.

 

 

The Secrets of App Marketing

#AppMarketing can be complicated. App Promo has been creating successful campaigns since 2010. It has been over 11 years since the @AppStore launched. The one thing we know for sure, is an App is a business and if you have a business you need a #plan. To make dollars you need sense! Try us you will like us😊

How do Canadian Apps Monetize ?

16% of apps by Canadian publishers are paid. That is a higher value of paid apps compared to the overall apps, where 3% are paid. 24% of apps by Canadian publishers include ads.

Data from 42 Matters

The importance of app store optimization (ASO)

Your app store product page is important because it’s the destination for all of your marketing efforts – ads, search, social media. It’s also the first thing users see when they come across your app within the app market place. But are you really leveraging the power of this page?

Discovery is one of the major challenges for any app developer, regardless of platform. Being able to be found and stand out in the sea of applications is critical to success for an application. This is getting more and more difficult as more and more apps go live each day. App stores were created to aid developers in discovery of their applications but as app inventory continues to grow at a rapid pace, they are unable to assist all of the applications in the same way they did when smartphone and tablet apps first launched back in 2008. Today, it’s more important than ever for developers and app publishers to take matters into their own hands and market their applications to increase visibility to improve downloads for their application.

The goal of app store optimization – improved search discovery

One of the ways that app developers can better the discovery of their app is through optimization of their product page within the app store. This is called ASO or App Store Optimization. The goal of ASO is to enhance the major product page elements to improve search discovery, increase chances of standing out in a list view and better the sale ability of the page to convert to download or purchase. App Store Optimization touches upon all elements of your app’s product page – your name, category, icon, screenshots and even the product description and keywords used to describe and sell your app.

Keys to product page optimization – clarity, credibility, creativity

The key concept behind ASO is to take a look at these elements from a user’s perspective to ensure that they are working hard to market and sell your app. In essence, ASO makes sure that your product page elements are clear and convincing, as well as creative. It strives to remove any ambiguity in what your product offers and attempts to cut through the noise around you to ensure that your app can rise above the rest, whether a user finds your app in search results or views it in a category list.

Pay attention to what your competitors and users are doing

In order to optimize your app store, you need to look to your competitors, as well as your users, and employ the use of some key app tools. In this five-part series, we will be breaking down the steps to perform App Store Optimization to improve the performance of your name, app icon, screenshots and your product description.

The benefits of ASO are great:

Improve search results and immediate app comprehension within app store lists with an optimized name.

Take advantage of app ranking opportunities through our category and sub-category recommendations.

Improve brand recall and rapid app comprehension and increase conversion with icon and screenshots suggestions.

Increase sale ability and improve search discovery with a SEO focused Product Description.

We hope this gets you thinking about your product page as not just a bunch of last-minute elements required to get your app live upon submission, but rather some key and free marketing opportunities at your disposal that can better your chances of app success. Stay tuned for more strategies and tips on App Store Optimization going forward!

App Promo New Year’s Promotion

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@AppPromo named one of the top 50 Mobile App Marketing Agencies.

@AppPromo for the 3rd year in a row as been named one of the the top 50 Mobile App Marketing Agencies, by Mobile App Daily. Thank you to all our valued clients, because without you, we would not be here. Through good times and bad times we have always put our customers first, and especially during these difficult times, we are here to help app owners make the most of  their applications and also making the most money $$$ possible.  🎄 Have a joyous and safe holiday season! 🎄

 

App Name, the power in creating a memorable name for your application

ASO Tip #2The name you select for your app is a critical part of your app development, as it represents the branding for your product. Read on to learn how to select a logical app name, and why sometimes choosing a creative, personal name may actually limit your app discovery.

It goes without saying that the name of your app is extremely critical. It is the first place metadata is collected for all search engines and will become the branding for your product for its existence – unless you are brave enough to risk a rebranding, which could result in a loss of users. The app name also factors into the decision making process a potential downloader uses to decide whether to get your app.

App naming – make it logical, not personal

Naming your app is one of the most exciting steps of application development. Often publishers have an idea of what they want to call their app even before it is developed. The initial reaction with a name is to get creative and make it personal, but this is the exact opposite of what you should do if you wish to optimise discoverability for your app.

When determining the name for your app, you will want to be less emotional and more logical. You will also want to err on the simpler and straightforward side of things. Your name should reflect the functionality of your app in some way.

The best place to start when considering a name for your app is to make a list of search terms your potential users will use to find an app that has functionality like yours. You can create this list of keywords by doing some research yourself and leaning on some digital tools for some help.

Research resources to consider 

When you’re starting your app naming research, consider reaching out to these sources:

App store search – Go to the app store and search for apps that are similar to you. What words do you find yourself using? What terms are bringing up results?

Google search (or other online search engines) – Similar to the app store search, use online search engines to help you determine what search terms you are using and what search terms produce results for brands and sites and apps that are similar to yours.

Other people – Ask people what terms they would use to search for your app. Also ask them to describe your app and even go as far as ask them to give it a name. Be sure not to just ask friends and family but other people in your network.

Competition – Look to the competitors in your category to see what terms they are using and use them as inspiration for your potential name list. Look at both their names and their product descriptions.

Online tools to consider

Many tools are available that can help with your app name planning:

Google Keyword Tool – Using the Google Keyword Tool, you can either enter the URL of a company or brand that is similar to yours to be presented with possible keywords or enter a starting term to get some suggestions in return.

AppStoreRankingsAppStoreRankings is a great resource to use for creating metadata for your app. This premium online tool let’s you spy on your competitors and also helps you understand which keywords will perform best in the app store environment by associating a traffic score to each.

AppNique – Like AppStoreRankings, AppNique offers premium services to help provide suggestions for search terms for your app.

Incorporate keywords into your app name or sub title

Starting with a list of keywords will help ensure that your app is rooted in search – a key discovery method for users. It will also help make sure that your app name is incorporating terminology which people attribute to your app’s main functions. In addition, you will be able to leverage this list for your product description which we will tackle in a later article in this series.

Once you have this list of keywords, you can use them to create a name. In some cases, using some of the actual keywords in the name will make better sense. For example, if your app is a calculator app then you will most likely want to include the words calculator or numbers or math in the app name. For other app categories, like in the case of games, you may wish to use these keywords as more of a sub-title. For example Move and Shake – a Puzzle Game for Kids.

Using a sub-title in your name is a great strategy to include more metadata for your app but will also help to clarify an app that is given a more creative name for branding purposes.

Hopefully this has given you a clearer understanding of why choosing the right name is a critical component of app development. With the help of this ASO exercise, you will improve your chance of selecting a name that works for you, rather than having a name that works against you.

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App Store Optimisation: Write an effective product description

Your product description is arguably the most difficult of all of the product page assets to put together. It’s no wonder than that most app publishers only bother to write one or two sentences in this field when they usually have up to 4,000 characters. Writing about your product can be a challenge, especially when you’re faced with a blank page and you’re more inclined to write code than marketing copy. Luckily, we’ve created a formula which can help you create an effective product description which is aimed to sell your app and gain the download.

Start with your search terms

Before we break down the formula, the first thing you’ll want to do is refer back to the list of search terms that you created when considering a name for your app (App Store Optimisation # 2 – What’s in a name? Everything!) Your product description is a great place to use any or all of these search terms, as long as they make sense within the copy. This will help ensure that your product description not only provides an effective explanation to potential downloaders on why they should download your app, but your product description will also be working to attract traffic to this page through these search terms.

Use all available characters

It is important to maximise all available characters in the product description. Additionally, you should make use of features such as embedding video. Investing in a YouTube video to demo your app, or getting a video review site to review your app and using this in your description, are some great ways to use the free tools that app stores are providing you.

Five elements for a great product description

So what makes up a great product description? It all comes down to five key elements:

The elevator pitch.

The pricing statement.

Reviews or user feedback; or the News section.

Features and functions.

The sales pitch.

The elevator pitch is a short, succinct description of your app that answers these questions:

What is your app?

What does it do?

Why should I care?

Why are you different?

We call this the elevator pitch because you should be able to articulate this in a few sentences, two or three sentences at the most. Readers should be able to get a clear picture of what your app is all about and most importantly, why they should download it from this statement. If this was the only thing they were able to read about your app, it should compel them to download it. This is why your product description will start with this statement.

The pricing statement articulates the costs associated with the app. If it is free then state this – even if it is also obvious from the pricing label in the app store. This area becomes increasingly important when your app is using a freemium model. In this way, you’ll be setting expectation for the user that your app is free to download but that there are premium areas offered inside they need to be aware of. By clarifying the pricing upfront, you’ll reduce the number of downloads which will result in customer complaints.

The review or news area is a great spot in the product description to pull out a comment or rating from users, app store review sites, or even chart success from the app store. This area helps balance out the marketing copy you are creating as the app owner, with feedback from credible and more social resources that potential downloaders will listen to as part of that community.

The features and functions section is an obvious addition to the product description. In this area, we suggest that you list out the main features of your app. Using an actual ordered list will make it easy to read in the product description. Here, you’ll want to focus on the core elements of your app and highlight those that make your app differentiated in the market. As you grow your product roadmap, you’ll want to keep this list updated in your description.

Finally, the sales pitch is the last statement in your description. This statement should echo again the reason why users should download your app. It‘s also an area to market your website, social networks, videos, and any other apps that you want to include as part of your brand or product offering.

One last tip to remember once you have your product description up and live in the app store is that your product description should not remain static. You should revisit your product description with every product update to make sure that your copy reflects new features. In addition, any news or new ratings, reviews or successes should be celebrated here.

Good luck!

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