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Finding the Right Mobile App Users: Google Best Practices

Official Guide to Finding Mobile App Users.


So you’ve got an amazing app to share with the world. That’s great. Only thing is - there are millions of other apps out there also trying to share the spotlight, or rather - phone screen. How will you find the right folks to download and use your mobile app?

This guide will help show you how to use Google AdWords to get as many of the right people to discover and use your app. So let’s get started.

1. Track beyond the install

  • Track what users do in your app after they’ve downloaded it.

Why: Understand what users are doing in your app that’s valuable in the long-term. 

 Read more about how to track in-app conversions.

2. Decide what’s valuable to your app 

  • Start thinking about the long-term value of a user who completes an in-app action.

Why: Determine what kind of users you’d like more of.

Read more about how to think about what’s valuable to your app. 

3. Promote your app with universal app campaigns

  • Create a universal app campaign to find more of the users that you want.

Why: Save time by setting up an automated campaign that promotes your app across all of Google and its networks to find more of what you want.

Read more about how to promote your app with universal app campaigns.

4. Customize your ads for who you’re talking to

  • Create the best ads to show for your universal app campaign.

Why: Give users a reason to download and use your app.

Read more about customizing your ads to reach your audience.

5. Promote your mobile app on the Google Display Network

  • Create a Display Network app installs campaign.

Why: Reach people as they’re engaging with other mobile apps and browsing mobile websites across the Google Display Network. 

Read more about promoting your app with Display Network app installs campaigns.

6. Promote your mobile app on the Google Search Network

  • Create a Search Network app installs campaign.

Why: Reach potential users who’ve expressed intent for what you offer on Google Search and Google Play.

Read more about promoting your app with Search Network app installs campaigns.

7. Promote your mobile app with video ads on YouTube 

  • Create a YouTube TrueView for app installs campaign.

Why: Reach potential users with the power of sight, sound and motion as they’re engaging with content on YouTube.

Read more about promoting your app with Youtube TrueView for app installs campaigns.

 

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