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Understanding Total Keyword Rankings

Posted on February 8, 2019

Keywords are essential for getting noticed in the App Store and Google Play Store – not just the keywords with the highest search volumes or a few you’ve picked out, but all of them. In order to reach users, you need to show up in searches. If you want to improve your visibility in search, you need to understand the total scope of your app’s visibility. Understanding the keywords you rank for is one of the cornerstones of App Store Optimization,

App Store Algorithms: What’s the Difference?

Posted on February 7, 2019

Publishing an app on the Apple App requires a different set of strategies and formatting than publishing on the Google Play Store. This is an important guideline of App Store Optimization and the reason why a proper ASO strategy requires designing different descriptions and utilizing different metadata for each store.

Rosetta Stone App Store Spotlight

Posted on February 5, 2019

Rosetta Stone is an app designed to help teach people new languages. Users around the world have taught themselves to speak Spanish, Japanese, French and more, earning the app many awards and acclaim. While it teaches users new languages, it should follow the teachings of App Store Optimization best practices to maximize its discoverability. So, is Rosetta Stone fluent in ASO? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look and see.

Why You Should Pre-Optimize Your App

Posted on February 2, 2019

When is the best time to optimize your app? While some developers may wait until after an app launches to see where their App Store Optimization needs to improve, it may be a wiser choice to optimize ahead of time. Pre-optimizing an app can help you start off strong from the moment you launch. Pre-Optimization is the process of preparing an app for its launch by following the App Store Optimization best practices. This

Search Ads: Basic vs Advanced

Posted on February 1, 2019

When Apple released Search Ads Basic and Advanced, it was evident that they’d be important tools for App Store Optimization. Now that Search Ads has become an essential part of improving an app’s visibility on the App Store, it’s important to understand the difference between Basic and Advanced as well as which app developers should use.

App Developers Try to Trick the App Store with Copies

Posted on February 1, 2019

The App Store and Google Play Store are filled with millions of apps, making the app environment intensely competitive. Some virtual phone app developers have attempted to get a leg up in the App Store by posting several versions of the same app with minimal differences. These apps managed to avoid detection for some time, but they were recently found to be in violation of the App Store Review Guidelines and were subsequently removed. This serves

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Don’t Watch to Win: Apple Enforces “Unacceptable Behavior” Guidelines

Posted on January 31, 2019

Apple sets several guidelines for acceptable app practices. Failure to follow them can result in an app being removed from the store, but apps still often try to work around them. Recently, Apple has begun targeting apps that violate certain guidelines. Apps that require users to watch videos, download other apps or tap on ads in exchange for compensation as a primary feature are at risk of removal.

Sailor Moon Drops App Store Spotlight

Posted on January 29, 2019

Earlier today, the match 3 mobile game Sailor Moon Drops announced its upcoming shutdown. While the developers didn’t give the reason, players are left wondering how this could have been avoided. For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at Sailor Moon Drops and see if App Store Optimization could have saved it from this fate.

Mobile Marketing Events in 2019: Where Can You Find Gummicube?

Posted on January 26, 2019

A new year means new events to share advancements and learn about mobile marketing. As a leader in App Store Optimization, Gummicube will be attending several to share insights and meet with mobile marketers and developers. Here are the 2019 mobile marketing events to look forward to and the ones you can find Gummicube at.

Google Play Developer Console Adds Installer Metrics

Posted on January 25, 2019

Google has announced a change to A/B testing experiment metrics on installations. These metrics can provide new insights for developers to understand how well each variant is converting and retaining users. Using the information gleamed from the experiments, developers and marketers can test and improve their App Store Optimization strategy and improve their app’s performance.

Organic vs Paid Acquisition: Which Channels Perform Best

Posted on January 24, 2019

App marketers often wonder what the best way to acquire users is. Do paid or organic channels acquire more users? Are the users higher quality from one or the other? While both organic and paid channels are essential to maximize your app’s outreach, it’s worth comparing the two acquisition channels to better understand their importance and impact on App Store Optimization.

LEGO® Life App Store Spotlight

Posted on January 22, 2019

LEGO has gone beyond the physical plastic bricks alone and has entered the world of apps with LEGO® Life. This app provides a safe, LEGO-focused social network with pictures and videos of LEGO sets. While it’s great for building toys, is its App Store Optimization constructed well too, or is it messier than LEGO bricks spilled on the floor? For this week’s App Store Spotlight, we take a look at LEGO® Life and see.