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Our Favorite and Top Posts of 2015

Our Favorite and Top Posts of 2015

Posted on December 31st, 2015

It has been an amazing year in Mobile, Apps and Mobile Marketing for our clients and all of us here at Gummicube. Let’s take a look at some of the most impactful, enlightening and actionable posts from 2015.

App Deep Linking Tools You Should Know

App Deep Linking Tools You Should Know

Posted on December 30th, 2015

With the release and adoption of the latest versions of the two biggest mobile operating systems - iOS 9 and Android 6.0 Marshmallow - deep linking has moved mainstream. Both iOS 9 and Android 6.0 include a private app index that can access specific in-app content and recall user-generated in-app content and actions. Spotlight search on Apple and Google Now on Android also now index in-app content in search results, funneling users directly to the relevant location once the app is installed.

Evaluating an App Marketing Promotion Company

Evaluating an App Marketing Promotion Company

Posted on December 19th, 2015

With more than 1.5 million apps on each of the Apple and Google app stores, building a plan for visibility for your app is essential to a return on your investment. Since the majority of mobile app downloads come from app store search, a mobile app marketing plan should start with optimizing for organic discovery in the app stores. App marketing strategies that include app listing metadata, optimized creatives, ratings and review acquisition and even in-app retention and engagement are collectively generally referred to app store optimization or ASO. ASO is often, mistakenly thought of as “finding keywords” for an app’s app store listing. This limited approach is still employed by some app marketing companies, but is not the comprehensive approach needed to compete and thrive in the app stores. What follows are the building blocks of a mobile app marketing plan that an app marketing promotion company should be required to deliver.

Building an App Store Optimization Strategy

Building an App Store Optimization Strategy

Posted on November 5th, 2015

If you want to tap into app store search traffic, you need to develop a strategy for optimizing a mobile app's store listing . In this article we'll cover building an app store optimization strategy for higher rankings and more organic app installs.

ASO for Beginners

ASO for Beginners

Posted on November 4th, 2015

Building, measuring and adjusting an app listing for the app stores is called app store optimization or ASO. In this article we are going to introduce ASO for beginners, why ASO is important, the main topics and key considerations for an optimized mobile app.

Mobile App Reviews for ASO

Mobile App Reviews for ASO

Posted on October 28th, 2015

Apple and Google both use app store reviews and app store ratings in their app store search ranking algorithms. App store optimization as a practice and strategy is evolving as are the app store ranking algorithms that help to shape ASO. Because the app store rankings algorithms are not shared publically, and differ between Apple and Google,

App Store Optimization Tools

App Store Optimization Tools

Posted on October 22nd, 2015

Building and optimizing your app listing to tap into the massive organic traffic searching the app stores daily takes the right app store optimization tools. Below we will cover some of the very best ASO tools, from getting ratings and reviews, to designing descriptions and screenshots that convert with your target audience and more. While this list is not in any particular order, a good place to start is with working with your target audience.

App Store Optimization PDF

App Store Optimization PDF

Posted on October 22nd, 2015

Positioning mobile apps in the app stores globally for discovery and installs from the massive organic app store search traffic volumes is one of the best long-term strategies for success in the app stores. Creating an app store listing, testing and regularly adjusting to changing market demands is called app store optimization or ASO. In the below whitepaper, we will introduce:

5 Smart Strategies For App Store Screenshots

5 Smart Strategies For App Store Screenshots

Posted on October 7th, 2015

Without looking, do you know which element of an app listing makes up 75% of the view in the app store search results? Here is what Apple’s app store search results look like on my iPhone 6: The first result is Twitter’s Periscope. While the listing includes the app name, publisher, icon and even ratings, the first two screenshots take center stage. Optimizing an app listing for visibility in search results consumes a lot of what’s talked about in ASO, but converting viewers is how we actually acquire users. And since the screenshots are such a big part of the view a potential user sees when navigating the app store - we need to make sure our screenshots are optimized for conversion.

White Hat ASO vs Black Hat ASO

White Hat ASO vs Black Hat ASO

Posted on October 3rd, 2015

Any time there is an algorithm that determines where an object (website, book, mobile app, etc..) ranks for a specific search, there are ways to improve the object’s ranking. For example, a book on Amazon is much more likely to be ranked highly in a search if the title of the book contains the searched for words. Practices for optimizing a mobile app for the

Mobile App Development & App Store Optimization: What is App Success in 2015?

Mobile App Development & App Store Optimization: What is App Success in 2015?

Posted on September 10th, 2015

The world of apps has boomed since it began to form in 2008. App stores like Google Play or Apple’s own App Store have become saturated with apps, making competition fierce and standing out an even harder task. As a company, we get asked questions ranging from the beginning of the app development cycle, all the way through an app’s marketing life. With all the right tools, you can get your app from concept to download.