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APP STORE
OPTIMIZATION:
#
Ian Sefferman
MobileDevHQ
@iseff
#SMX #12C
October 1, 2013
WHY YOU NEED IT
HOW TO DO IT
#
Introduction
Email Marketing
SEO / ASO
Introduction
2009-2010 2011 2012-
The
What
What is ASO?
App Store Optimization is the process of
driving more downloads for an app by rising
in the app stores search...
But Wait, There’s More…
The app stores are different…
Thus, ASO also includes: Top Charts, icons,
screenshots, ratings, re...
A Harmonious Relationship
Just like SEO, the best ASO is a full, well-
rounded, marketing strategy.
Search
Rankings
Downlo...
The
Why
Mobile Is Eating The Web
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
May,
2008
May,
2009
May,
2010
May,
2011
May,
2012
May,
2013
May,
2014(E)
Mo...
Apps Are Eating Mobile
Percentage of Mobile Time Spent In Apps
Source: Flurry Blog, April, 2013
80
%
Consumer App Discovery
Percentage of Consumers Who Find Apps Through ASO
Source: Forrester, via TechCrunch, April 2013
%
Does ASO Work?
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Pre-change Post-change
Case Study: Survival Simulation Game iPhone App
Low Downloads...
Does ASO Really Work?
0
1000
2000
3000
4000
5000
6000
Pre-change Post-change
Case Study: Children’s iPhone App
Keyword Res...
The
How
Components of ASO
On-Metadata ASO Off-Metadata ASO
On-Metadata: Keywords
On-Metadata: Title
On-Metadata: Screenshots
On-Metadata: Screenshots
On-Metadata: Icon
On-Metadata: Description
Off-Metadata: Ratings
Off-Metadata: Reviews
Off-Metadata: Links
Getting people to write about
your app improves your search
rankings in the Play store.
- Google I/O, ...
Off-Metadata: Social
iOS vs Google Play
A Cultural Difference
iOS vs Google Play
Tactical Differences
Google PlayiOS
Title
Keyword Field
No links
No social
Title
Description
Links coun...
iOS vs Google Play
Ranking Factor Correlations - Ratings
iOS vs Google Play
Ranking Factor Correlations - Ratings
iOS vs Google Play
Ranking Factor Correlations - Title
10
11
12
13
14
15
Average Rank Median Rank
iOS
iOS vs Google Play
Ranking Factor Correlations - Title
10
11
12
13
14
15
Average Rank Median Rank
Google Play
Thank You!
Ian Sefferman
CEO, MobileDevHQ
http://www.mobiledevhq.com
@iseff
http://www.slideshare.net/SearchMarketingExpo
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see more presentations at:
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  1. 1. APP STORE OPTIMIZATION: # Ian Sefferman MobileDevHQ @iseff #SMX #12C October 1, 2013 WHY YOU NEED IT HOW TO DO IT #
  2. 2. Introduction Email Marketing SEO / ASO
  3. 3. Introduction 2009-2010 2011 2012-
  4. 4. The What
  5. 5. What is ASO? App Store Optimization is the process of driving more downloads for an app by rising in the app stores search results. ASO is the app ecosystem equivalent of web SEO.
  6. 6. But Wait, There’s More… The app stores are different… Thus, ASO also includes: Top Charts, icons, screenshots, ratings, reviews, etc.
  7. 7. A Harmonious Relationship Just like SEO, the best ASO is a full, well- rounded, marketing strategy. Search Rankings Downloads Top Charts Downloads
  8. 8. The Why
  9. 9. Mobile Is Eating The Web 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 May, 2008 May, 2009 May, 2010 May, 2011 May, 2012 May, 2013 May, 2014(E) Mobile Traffic as a Percentage of Global Internet Traffic Source: Mary Meeker, KPCB, May, 2013
  10. 10. Apps Are Eating Mobile Percentage of Mobile Time Spent In Apps Source: Flurry Blog, April, 2013 80 %
  11. 11. Consumer App Discovery Percentage of Consumers Who Find Apps Through ASO Source: Forrester, via TechCrunch, April 2013 %
  12. 12. Does ASO Work? 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pre-change Post-change Case Study: Survival Simulation Game iPhone App Low Downloads, except New & Noteworthy Title Keywords Screenshots
  13. 13. Does ASO Really Work? 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 Pre-change Post-change Case Study: Children’s iPhone App Keyword Research Focus on more targeted keywords, low difficulty, higher volume. Only change was Keyword field.
  14. 14. The How
  15. 15. Components of ASO On-Metadata ASO Off-Metadata ASO
  16. 16. On-Metadata: Keywords
  17. 17. On-Metadata: Title
  18. 18. On-Metadata: Screenshots
  19. 19. On-Metadata: Screenshots
  20. 20. On-Metadata: Icon
  21. 21. On-Metadata: Description
  22. 22. Off-Metadata: Ratings
  23. 23. Off-Metadata: Reviews
  24. 24. Off-Metadata: Links Getting people to write about your app improves your search rankings in the Play store. - Google I/O, June 2012
  25. 25. Off-Metadata: Social
  26. 26. iOS vs Google Play A Cultural Difference
  27. 27. iOS vs Google Play Tactical Differences Google PlayiOS Title Keyword Field No links No social Title Description Links count +1s
  28. 28. iOS vs Google Play Ranking Factor Correlations - Ratings
  29. 29. iOS vs Google Play Ranking Factor Correlations - Ratings
  30. 30. iOS vs Google Play Ranking Factor Correlations - Title 10 11 12 13 14 15 Average Rank Median Rank iOS
  31. 31. iOS vs Google Play Ranking Factor Correlations - Title 10 11 12 13 14 15 Average Rank Median Rank Google Play
  32. 32. Thank You! Ian Sefferman CEO, MobileDevHQ http://www.mobiledevhq.com @iseff
  33. 33. http://www.slideshare.net/SearchMarketingExpo # see more presentations at: #
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