Apple Search Ads

Apple Search Ads is a product introduced by Apple to allow running pay-per-install ads on the App Store. One of the main differentiators of Apple Search Ads is the simplicity of setup and their unique access to running paid promotions in the Apple App Store.

To run ads, you provide the app name to promote, total budget, and cost you are willing to pay per install. Apple Search Ads also respects users’ privacy choices since it doesn’t build specific profiles on individuals. This limits marketers’ ability to display ads to specific cohorts of users or run look-alike campaigns. Search Ads have been largely embraced by developers as an easy way to increase their app’s exposure.

There are a variety of best practices for Apple Search Ads that you can implement to boost their performance. Specifically, make sure that you:

  • Select and implement keywords strategically
  • Optimize your ad’s TTR (tap-through rate)
  • Leverage cross-platform attribution that gives you the full story
  • Let data reign