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Case Study

April 20
Top Techniques to Get 100,000 App Downloads in 2020

Top Techniques to Get 100,000 App Downloads in 2020

According to the current app store statistics, there are more than 1.5 million apps on Google’s play store and 1.4 million Apple App’s Store. When it comes to the app downloads the old saying “If you build it they will come” isn’t true? This case study is for those who are about to launch a new mobile app — may be your first one? It could also mean that you have an awesome app idea and you’re wondering how much work you will need to put in, in order to succeed. Maybe you’re just curious...

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Looking for top techniques to get 100000 app downloads? Research proved that mobile distribution is 10 times harder than the web. Getting people to discover and to download your app among the millions of apps in the market is hard but far from impossible.

At Prometteur Solutions, which is an iOS and Android app development company, we help entrepreneurs to launch their apps with mobile app marketing strategy designed by our team of experts. To serve our clients we decided to write an article step-by-step guide to how to get 100000 downloads in 2020.

Prelaunch Techniques:

Choose app name wisely, your app should contain important keywords that represent the functional domain of your app and will add to mobile app marketing. Your app title impact most on search engine, most relevant app name appears in a higher position. Sometimes the most beautiful products are not at the top of the charts but the ones that are growth engines are.

Here are some examples of the most relevant apps in an app market

BookMyShow

Booking.com

Hotels.com

Genius Scan – PDF Scanner

Indeed Job Search

MakeMyTrip

We at Prometteur Solutions highly recommend our clients to follow prelaunch technique for app launch that helps them in mobile app marketing.

Launch techniques:

If you are publishing an exclusive Android app, you can submit your app to many stores such as the Amazon app store, Appbrain. Here is the list of some of the popular app stores. After making some minor changes in graphics to match the right size of store you can submit your app to the particular store which will add to your mobile app marketing.

https://developer.amazon.com/welcome.php

http://www.appbrain.com/info/addapp

http://slideme.org/developers

http://developer.getjar.mobi/

 

App Marketing

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When should you start marketing? There is no right or wrong time to start but if you start 5 months before launch then you will be 5 months ahead, yes you can start your marketing today. Unless the app is not generating money we never recommend paid marketing. Once the app is started to generate business you can go for paid marketing.

Social app marketing is the most promising way to reach the potential audience and convert them to clients. Get more ratings, reviews, and downloads for the app with different social media like facebook, twitter but they usually charge extremely high CPI (cost per install). There are some alternatives to social media like Snapchat, Pinterest, Vine, and Yik Yak these are some trending mobile-first platforms that could unleash a ton of growth if you do it right, you just need to post innovative and interesting material that could catch audience’s attention.

There are few other channels with low rate CPI, for example, there are some apps called “App a day” that promote one a day to users. You could do a deal with them to promote your product.

 

How to Get 100,000 Downloads After Launching an App?

1. ASO-App Store Optimization Implementation

ASO-App Store Optimization Implementation

ASO-App Store Optimization Implementation

 

ASO is a set of basic rules you should follow to get your application to show up in the App Store search for the keywords related to your app. ASO is much similar to SEO-Search Engine Optimization. It is simple on the Google play store you need to add relevant content about your app on the app page in more prescribed format, this content includes a proper description, good explaining video, appropriate tags.

Google plus plays a crucial role in the growing app audience when people are reaching your app from Google Plus, It automatically reflects high search rankings. We recommend clients to get enough people to +1 your app.

 

2. Glocal Approach

Prometteur Solutions recommend Glocal-Think globally act locally approach to clients. The Glocal approach is to follow global standards for design and development while following local approach for the user's convenience. There are a lot of non-English speaking countries in the world, Multiple studies have shown that if you localize your app to languages other than English, it can increase the downloads potentially and help you in mobile app marketing.

For example, Facebook launched updated local languages in their app.

 

3. App Title is the Key:

Your app title is one of the most crucial ranking factors for the App Search Engine. Keywords have the same value in ASO. Research your keywords thoroughly. The best way to enlist the most suitable keywords is by checking which keywords competitors are using.

Tools to find competitors keywords are listed below:

  • SensorTower
  • SearchMan
  • AppCodes
  • AppNique
Social media marketing

App Title is the Key

 

4. App Description:

App description is the most influencing factor to get more traction for app downloads. A brief description confirms the place in recommendations, which ultimately attracts more users. The description should contain effective and relevant content, and the lit most important benefits.

An app’s description keeps your application store page’s bounce rate low. You should write a brief and easy-to-understand description to make sure that your app’s purpose is understandable by the user.

 

5. App Reviews and Ratings:

App Reviews and Ratings

Ratings and reviews put a huge impact on your app’s ranking in the search results. You should always encourage the users to rate your application. but, don’t force them about this. Give a gentle pop up that doesn’t look spammy to the user after his few positive interactions with your app.

Your app ratings and reviews most influence the ranking. You should always integrate rating pop up in your app to get more positive ratings and reviews, pop up should appear when the user has few positive interactions, the pop-up frequency should be very low that it should not distract or annoy the user. Pop up a request with 5 stars can make the growth rate high for apps.

 

6. App Discovery Apps:

Apps with a rating more than 4.3 can be featured on app discovering apps like AppsFire. It is not like you will get high traction from the beginning but it can boost app downloads at perfect timing when you want lets people visit your app with such high ratings. Appsfire is really huge in iOS space but very little in Android and they’re growing little by little.

 

7. Provide Videos for everything:

Creating a short creative illustrative video can be used as a multipurpose tool for advertising your app in a cost-effective way.

Provide Videos for everything

 

8. Provide App preview:

Apps with preview videos have more conversion rate, both Google Play and App Store allows you to upload a preview video for your app. A good explanatory video creates a significant impact on users.

Localize Google play videos with uploading one video per language. This will add a large non-English speaking customer group to your app.

 

9. Follow Email Ethics:

We highly recommend you to attach videos while contacting anybody related to your app. Video helps the recipient to understand your app in a minute.

Add video links in your signature while sending mail. Especially for Gmail, YouTube videos converted to thumbnail, more views will eventually lead to more no downloads.

 

10. Content Roadshow:

Brian Dean introduced the technique “content Roadshow” on how to get influential bloggers to promote your content. The essence of it is, find out the bloggers who might have reviewed other apps from your category. Approach them and tell them about your app and how it is better than the previously reviewed app. Then graciously ask whether they would like to review your app too. If they agree, send them complete info about your app.

 

11. Local Language:

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Famous bloggers receive hundreds of review requests every day; it makes harder to get reviewed from top bloggers in the industry. One way to get a lot of press for your app is to reach out bloggers and journalists from other languages, which your app supports. Since app economy is not as fruitful in these other languages like that of English, there is a good chance that these local language bloggers or journalists will review your app and add value to your mobile app marketing.

 

12. Core competency:

Always focus on the core competency of your app; it will separate you from the competition. Then write powerful copy around that feature to market your app.

13. Awards:

Awards

Participate in-app award contest in your app’s category. If you win you get lots of press and mentions. This is the best way reach high audience easily.

Here are few examples for award contest.

www.bestmobileappawards.com

www.Mobilepremierawards.com

www.globalmobileawards.com

www.mobile-webaward.org

 

14. Use Online Platforms:

User feedback is counted as a key factor behind every successful. Reach out to your power users. Listening to your customers is the only way to guarantee you create the app that they actually want. Customer feedback is commonly used throughout the product development process to ensure that the end product is something that solves a customer’s problem or fulfils their need and their mouth publicity will add to your mobile app marketing.

In today’s competitive business world, those who can intertwine app development and customer feedback will be the ones that reap strong competitive advantages, have sticky customer loyalty and earn raving customer advocates.

Find out some online platforms where your target audience is already engaged which helps a lot in your mobile app marketing, like if your app is in hospitality category find some websites who publish food recipe, famous chef’s YouTube channel etc. Then leverage those platforms to introduce your service to these customers.

 

15. Ask for Feedback to Users:

User feedback is counted as a key factor behind every successful. Reach out to your power users. Listening to your customers is the only way to guarantee you create the app that they actually want. Customer feedback is commonly used throughout the product development process to ensure that the end product is something that solves a customer’s problem or fulfils their need and their mouth publicity will add to your mobile app marketing.

In today’s competitive business world, those who can intertwine app development and customer feedback will be the ones that reap strong competitive advantages, have sticky customer loyalty and earn raving customer advocates.

 

16. Public Relation Campaign:

Create a dream list of 100 bloggers in your industry. It includes their real name, URL, any other sites they are affiliated with, and contact information such as email and social media profiles. Twitter and blog search could be noble options to reach them. Often, you wouldn’t know that they had any interest in your topic. Or you wouldn’t realize your tone was completely off in how you approached them.

So here are some tips, which will increase your chances to get reviewed by a blogger:

Spend at least a week or two going through old posts, checking out how they have changed over time, and researching their work. So you should have no trouble crafting a personalized, well-written pitch that includes all the right details.

Here are some key tactics you should use

  • Make it interesting with a story
  • Present it in the context of recent news or social media wave
  • Stay Brief
  • Show self-effacement
  • Acknowledge competition
  • Give them assets like beta invites and your product’s video, so it’s easier for them to review your product

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Put together a press kit for your app and send it with your review request. Your press kit should include:

  • App illustrative Video
  • App Icon/Logo
  • App Screenshots
  • Previous press releases
  • Company Profile and social media links
  • If you are targeting big platforms like TechCrunch, give them some exclusive stuff that hasn’t been covered before

 

After Sale Service

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In any product industry, the growth rate is defined by the sustainability of the product which highly depends on the after sale service they provide to the customer. A happy customer is a brand ambassador for your app in other side negative reviews posted about your app can screw your app growth. Get in touch with them once you resolve

It is very crucial to handle or reach every unsatisfied customer manually. Bots that can analyze and accordingly respond to customers query can atomize this process; in social media, you can also assign default response for a post on the page.

 

Pricing:

pricing

Deciding pricing for your app is the most challenging factor in application life. Keeping pricing flexible could attract more no of visitors to your app. Promotional activities with discounted price attract more users compare to other extra benefit promotional schemes.

1. Price competency

One thing to note about pricing is to make sure that you know how your competition has priced their apps and price your app accordingly. Play with the price to attract more visitors to your app; this approach can help you to reduce price during the promotion.

2. Freemium

Getting the initial minimum number of downloads is the key challenge for all apps in the store. If the app is paid the chances of being downloaded are very low I contrast if the app is for free for it is observed that people will download the app. In the initial stage of your app, it’s really important to get as many people to use to use your app as possible. This is the best way to analyze and improve your app. Many companies do not have a clear business model in the beginning Initially they focus on getting the traction first and then make the next big move with a large customer group.

3. Premium

Premium pricing is an extension to freemium strategy; you keep your core free and charge the users for certain premium features using In-App Purchase. It can be a very good way to allow the users to use your app and then monetize your app through premium features where users see a clear value your app brings to their work.

We recommend to not go with a Premium strategy for utility types of apps, which are clearly better than the competition and have a clearly evident purpose to its users.

Prometteur is a leading mobile app development company in India, with years of expertise in Android, hybrid and iOS development provide low-cost mobile development services worldwide. Our team is always up to date to the latest trends in innovation, technology, and design, which delivers a perfect product to our client. We work for any size clients whether you are a start-up, SME or Enterprise; we are your technology partners. We atomize your business process and can add high efficiency, flexibility, and productivity with reduced cost.

So, that’s it. We hope you liked this case study. These are the tips which we found to increase the visibility of our apps and they really work. Do you think we have missed something then please put them in a comment section? For any query, feel free to post a comment or contact us at sales@prometteursolutions.com

About The Author

Pradip Thakar is Co-Founder and Director at Prometteur Solutions Pvt Ltd. He is passionate entrepreneur and technocrat . He has experience in Design, Business Development and Startup consulting and mentoring. He prefers business readings and loves traveling.

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