App Store Optimization
Increase your app conversion rates and improve app visibility with the best app store optimization services in Abu Dhabi! We at Hello Pixels, focus on delivering practical insights to maximize app store success!
We ensure that your app meets the app store ranking criteria and rise at the top of search engine results. We optimize for better discoverability in the app store!
What is app store optimization?
App store optimization improves app visibility within the app stores and increase automatic app conversion rates! We work for both app stores for IOS and Google play for Android! Our ASO focus on improving the CTR or click through rate that actually convince people to get through app store and find your app!
High visibility assures more downloads! Once people reach click through your app store listing page, our services make sure they download it or make a purchase!
What are the goals of ASO?
We at Hello Pixels, focus on delivering expert resources to improve the ranking of your mobile applications within the app stores. Apart from getting more downloads, ASO has few goals, that include,
- Enhanced brand exposure
- Improved audience engagement
- Positive app reviews and rating
- Marketing channel diversification
How do we involve in App store optimization?
- Understand customers and their competition
We go through a complete analysis on our clients and their competitors! After analysis our vibrant team comes up with a well-formed ASO strategy to use the app with a deep view of their competitive landscape! We put ourselves in client’s shoes and improve wide discovery in app store searches! We target those keywords that drive in more traffic! It’s equally important to survey competitors and identify targeted keywords unique to your individual value proposition!
- Choose the right name
We come up with a unique name for your app! For best results with ASO, we include relevant keywords in your title and optimize it for better app store search results. We make sure app name is short clearly determines the purpose!
- Unique App icon
There are endless list of apps in the app store! A visual icon is the first impression and so, we make sure to design unique and trending icons that bring in more potential customers.
- Maximize keywords
When it comes to ASO, the important app stores have two different approaches,
App store for Apple App store has 100 character keyword field! We use title and keyword phrase within this limit and carefully research on keywords to maximize your organic traffic!
Google Play store Google provides 4000 characters to display your app name and relevant keywords! Without jamming keywords, just sprinkle relevant keywords to maximize ranking!
- Include videos and screenshots
We include app videos and screenshots to drive more downloads! Images convey more descriptive structure of your app allowing potential customers to visualize your app before download. It’s an easy way to convince your customers through additional videos and screenshots!
- Localize app listing
We optimize native language to communicate with your customers! We consider adapting language based on the needs of each audience segment! We enhance localization services and allow low-cost translation to improve both discoverability and readability of users!
- We update frequently
We update your app frequently to improve the customer-centric approach! App updates allow better reviews and naturally, receive higher ratings than the previous version. We notify your customers with the new update and encourage them to purchase it!
Why choose us?
At Hello Pixels, we ensure careful app store optimization and grow beyond your competitors in the app store top charts!
We pay close attention to App store optimization strategy and come up with lot of visibility and download! We work on certain unique strategies that create a positive impact on how well your app ranks!
We offer one of the best app store optimization services in Abu Dhabi! Contact us for improving your ASO (App Store Optimization) and stand unique among millions of apps on major app stores!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
First – the category or top chart ranking algorithm (free, paid and grossing) is much simpler than the keyword ranking algorithm. App category ranks improve with more downloads (free or paid) or more revenue from purchases (grossing). While the exact calculation in terms of installs or purchases volume to rank is unknown and varies between categories (e.g. photos and video vs weather), but it is logarithmic (i.e. moving from rank 1000 to 500 is much easier than from moving from 10 to 5) and the most important factors are installs or purchases. Apps will first achieve a rank in their category or sub-category (e.g. #1500 entertainment apps), followed by their country (e.g. #1500 US overall).
The initial factor of the keyword ranking algorithm is whether an app is relevant for that keyword or not. Without being relevant, you app is even eligible to show up (i.e. Facebook is the most popular app but only shows for a certain set of relevant keywords). Relevancy is determined by several factors including those in question #3 below.
For all apps that are relevant for a keyword, each is assigned a keyword rank score that changes with each user interaction (e.g. pageview, install, purchase). An app’s keyword rank score is updated with each interaction and either goes up with positive engagement (e.g. a click, install or review) or goes down with each negative engagement (e.g. an impression but no click, pageview but no install or uninstall before the app is ever used). Apps compete with one another to rank for keywords and when one app’s rank score for a keyword becomes higher than the score of the app above it, it will move up one spot. Engagements are sourced back to each keyword that the user came from, meaning that scores are different from each keyword. That said, engagements for an app overall will improve its ranking for all relevant keywords to some degree, meaning that if Facebook were to become eligible for a new keyword, it would likely start at a very high ranking.
The keyword ranking algorithm is also logarithmic and most installs come from the top 10 ranked apps for a keyword.
There are 4 places in an app’s listing that will determine whether it is eligible to rank for keywords:
- App name
- App keywords space
- Developer name
- App in app purchases (exact match only)
Apple has also been evolving its algorithm to rank apps for keywords not necessarily found in an app’s listing, such as:
- Partial keyword matches (e.g. ranking “Spotify music app” for “music player app”)
- Competitor names (e.g. ranking Spotify for Pandora)
- Common category or other contextual keywords (e.g. ranking Spotify for music-related searches)
Additionally, if a keyword is removed from your app listing (e.g. keywords space), you typically will become immediately ineligible to rank for that keyword.
There are three main ways to estimate what the search volume of a keyword is. Here are a few of the most common methods:
- ASO tools (e.g. Mobile Action, SensorTower, Appcodes, TUNE) – these will provide you with a search volume score, which indicates the popularity of a keyword; TUNE will actually provide a real estimate of the number of searches per month. These tools compile data from several sources including their proprietary databases, the google keyword planner tool, store autofill results and trending keywords.
- App Store Autofill Results – by typing a keyword into the search box you can see the most popular keywords that include that word, such as “free (games, music download, music”). For keywords that are popular enough in the app store, related keywords will also show at the top of a search done from an iPhone or iPad.
- Google Keyword Planner Tool – this handy, years-old tool provides data on what people are searching on Google.com, which while not the same as app store searches, provides generally applicable search trends.
- Google Trends – this tool allows you to see the popularity of a Google search trend by country or state. While keywords must have significant volume to show up in Google Trends, Trends can help visualize the popularity of a search trend over time better than the keyword planner tool can, even providing data by the hour.
There are myriad tools available for researching and managing ASO strategies, most of which encompass a common set of features, such as showing an app’s listing, category rankings, keyword rankings, download estimates, and keyword research like search or difficulty scores. The most common tools include App Annie, Sensor Tower, TUNE (formerly MobileDevHQ), Mobile Action and Searchman.
The primary goal of App Store Optimization is to increase downloads and the number of loyal users. The first step of maximizing your downloads is to make your app easily discoverable by the right users.
Once your app is developed and you are familiar with the basics of app marketing, you have to decide where to publish your app or mobile game. Most developers choose App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android. You may be publishing on both if you decide to develop your app for both operating systems.
App Store Optimization is a tough iterative process, however, with some tricks, any app owner can do it. So these are the most important steps to take in order to do proper App Store Optimization.
1) Do Keyword Research
The best way to start your app store optimization process is to reflect on your app and what you want to offer your users. I would recommend just start brainstorming and building a list with words, that you think could describe your app. You then use the best of them in your app description, app title and keyword field.
2) Keep an eye on your Competitors
With about 1.5 million apps on Google Play and about 1.4 millions on App Store, you might have persistent competition – so better get to know them. If there is an app, that works very well, browse through app description, screenshots, rankings and especially look at the reviews. Ask yourself: What do users like on my competitor and what not? What could I do better?
3) Know your Customers
Although, everyone first thinks about ranking algorithms when hearing about ASO, you have to keep in mind that optimization still is about users! Keep in mind, that your app page should still be attractive for (potential) customers in order to download and use your app. (Tip for free: writing original update-texts is a good place, besides comment section, to interact with your customers – add call to actions)
4) Optimize your app page
Your app page is the flagship of your app. Besides classical keyword optimization you should not forget about asset optimization. This includes optimizing your screenshots, graphics and icon as these are crucial factors for users to download or not to download your app.
5) Monitor your results
As already mentioned, ASO is an iterative process. This means you should repeatedly check whether your actions cause positive development or not. Especially, you should always have an eye on your keyword rankings.