Does Apple’s New ‘Opt-In to be Tracked’ Automatically Opt-Out MMPs?
“The App Store is designed to be a safe and trusted place for users to discover apps created by talented developers around the world.” With iOS 14, developers will need to ask their app users for their permission to track their activities within the app, meaning that users now don’t Opt-Out of tracking but instead Opt-In. So, what’s wrong with that? Greater transparency on privacy settings can only be a good thing, right? The announcement has left most marketers at least slightly confused on what this means for campaigns. Read on to find out why marketers can most likely breathe a heavy sigh of relief.
Events, Events and More Events: A Dynamic Display of your Apple Search Ads Campaign
Long gone are the days where Apple Search Ads campaigns were merely optimised to generate more downloads. It’s far more commonplace to optimise your campaigns towards a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) event or a Return on Ad Spend (ROAS) target. But it can be time consuming to calculate whether your campaign is performing on target – or better! – when the data you need is often in two different places. So, we have built a visual display of both data sets, matched together. Want to see? Read on…
What is Causing my Apple Search Ads Avg. CPA to Increase?
Has the Average Cost Per Acquisition (Avg. CPA) of your Apple Search Ads campaign started to increase and you don't know why? Increases in the Avg. CPA can be the result of a decreasing Conversion Rate, increasing Average Cost Per Tap or both. Carry on reading to find out what you can do to control an increasing Avg. CPA.
Limit Ad Tracking: A Limiter on your Advertising?
Heard of Limit Ad Tracking (LAT) before but you're not quite sure what it is or why it's important to consider when optimising Apple Search Ads campaigns? Well, read on to find out more.
Blackbox Platform, Who? It's All About the Redbox Platform Now!
We've rebranded and here's why.
How to Boost Apple Search Ads: Screenshots
Have you been managing your Apple Search Ads campaign for a while? If you have, I imagine that you’re pretty happy with how you’re optimising bids and allocating budget, whether you’re doing this manually or programmatically. You are probably well-versed in the calculations involved in determining the conversion rates between the tap and the completion of your KPI event and in the adjustments you should be making for the well-known common discrepancies between Apple and your attribution provider.
Our Shiny New Platform: A Guide
We have been keeping our developers busy over the last few months by tasking them with the redesign of our platform. As part of the upgrade, we have rejigged the layout to produce - in our opinion! - a site that is easier to navigate. But fear not, we haven’t simply repackaged the existing site; our developers have been working round the clock to make loading times faster and reports more detailed.
Five insanely powerful Apple Search Ads best practices
The number of apps getting launched in the App Store is increasing by the day. While the competition for attention also increases, Apple Search Ads have proven to be an effective way for developers and marketers to get their app discovered. But with every app out there using them to reach their target users, how do you optimise your campaigns for the best results?
Five traits of a winning Google App Campaign
The Google Play store has been growing at a rapid pace over the last few years. While that gives users plenty of mobile apps and games to try out in every category, it is becoming difficult for app developers and marketers to gain attention for their apps. The competition for the attention of the same target market is never-ending and the only way out is to leverage the power of Google App Campaign. But when everyone is taking the same approach, how do you make sure your ad gets maximum user engagement that turns into installs?
Global ambitions for Apple Search Ads
Apple has expanded the number of Storefronts eligible for Apple Search Ads from 13 to 59 and you need to move quick to maximise your reach while costs are competitive. Don’t spend hours optimising CPT Bids and budget allocation for up to 59 territories, this is exactly what the Blackbox Platform was built to handle.
How to optimise your Google Play Store Search Ad campaigns for success
Since its launch in 2008, the Google Play Store has been growing rapidly and now has over a billion users. Over eight billion apps are installed from Google Play every month. This shows how much competition there is on the platform for app developers and marketers today.
Apple Search Ads - Everything You Need To Know About How They Work
App developers and marketers can’t afford to ignore Apple Search Ads. There’s just too much competition with over 2 million apps waiting to be discovered and downloaded. With Apple Search ads fast emerging as a new and effective way to acquire users, many app owners are now realising the importance of using Search Ads to stand out. In fact, according to Mobile Marketer, app install ad spend is predicted to surge to $64.1B by 2020. Despite only being relatively new, Apple Search ads look set to take a $2 billion slice of that pie by 2020 according to Bernstein Analyst Toni Sacconaghi.