Apple has recently expanded the Storefronts that are eligible for Search Ads. Apple Search Ads first launched just over a year ago and was originally only live in the United States, but Search Ads is now available in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Switzerland as well as the United States. The addition of Mexico, Switzerland and Canada on 17th October 2017, was the first expansion, by Apple, outside of App Store territories in which English is the dominant language; and, therefore, this development presented a novel challenge for Apple App Store app advertising.
Search Ads is expanding to Canada, Mexico and Switzerland; Apple Search Ads will go live in these new territories on 17th October at 10 a.m. PDT (that’s 18:00 p.m. BST, later today!). Apple Search Ads allows developers and marketers to promote an app at the top of the iOS App Store search results, easily and efficiently. And, with more than 65% of all app downloads coming directly from App Store searches, Search Ads provides a great opportunity to direct relevant customers to your app.
The Average Cost-Per-Acquisition (CPA) is, arguably, the most important Key Performance Indicator (KPI) available to view on the Search Ads platform. CPAs can be very revealing of campaign performance and high CPAs are often reflective of inefficient campaigns.
Apple’s Search Match: Friend or Foe?
Apple propose that the Search Match functionality is the default feature that makes it easy to get your ads up and running in just a few minutes. Search Match automatically matches your ad to search terms that Apple deem relevant to your app. Apple uses metadata from the App
The iOS 11 operating system is finally here! App developers and marketers have been eagerly waiting for the launch of iOS 11 since it was first announced at Apple’s Annual Worldwide Developers Conference, just over three months ago.
Apple’s annual autumnal Keynote Event is always highly anticipated, but the expectation surrounding this year’s event was particularly heightened due to Apple suffering its largest intentional internal leak ever, just two days before the live stream.
Currently the Android App Store holds over 2.8 million apps and the Apple App Store 2.2 million. This is an immense amount of competition for visibility inside the already confined space, causing so many apps to fall flat unable to generate any volume from either organic or paid search. But are the likes of Google and Apple making it too hard for developers to establish themselves and be discovered?
CEO Rory Mudie talks ASO and Search Ads at SMX.
Apple has just announced big changes coming to the App Store at their annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. The changes are due to happen in the Autumn, with the iOS 11 update.