App Store Optimization is absolutely essential in any app marketing strategy. It can drastically help apps to stand out from the crowded App Store that today counts more than 1.5 million apps. The principal goal behind ASO is to increase app rankings and organic downloads. ASO is often compared to SEO (Search Engine Optimization), aiming at optimizing website’s visibility in search engines. However, if both of these rely on the same core principle, they do …
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The Associated Press,
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ASO Score & Checklist
- ● App Name
Your app name is too short.
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Titles weight a lot in the App Store algorithm. Try to add your strongest keywords in your title. This will increase your app discoverability. Use our Keywords Tool to find the best keywords for your app.
- ● App Description
Your app description seems to be too short.
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It's only 563 characters. We strongly recommend writing at least 1.000 characters. Use content that makes your app unique (features description, characteristics, how to use your app, ...). Your description needs to convince people to download your app. Also, be sure to add important and relevant keywords in your description to improve your iTunes app page and optimize your SEO.
- ● Screenshots
You could add some screenshots.
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It is recommended to use all 5 available slots and to use optimized screen dimensions for each device. Make sure to include some text to describe your app on each screenshot. Don’t forget showcase your best features on the first two screenshots as they will be displayed in the Search Results on the App Store.
- ● Versions
Your last version was released more than 3 months ago. Update your app with new features and/or some bug fixing.
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Version 1.9 released on August 24, 2016
The initial release of the brand new AP News app!
Version 1.9.1 released on September 26, 2016
Thanks for all the feedback so far! Please remember that you can easily navigate between categories with the menu button at the top right of the main feed. In this version: * Bug fixes
Version 1.9.3 released on November 28, 2016
Thanks for all the great feedback. We are listening and have updated the following: * No more Read More button. The full story will load when you open it. * Navigation button added to hubs and story cards. Tap this button to quickly navigate to a new topic or category. * Cleared a lot bugs and cleaned up some display issues.
Version 1.9.4 released on January 17, 2017
Thanks for all the great feedback! We're listening and have made the following updates: * Speed! The app now loads super fast. * A separate section for Top News, the most important stories of the day as selected by our editors. You can still view your personalized feed with stories from your favorite categories under "My Feed." * Font Size adjustment. Go into your profile and then settings to adjust the font size to suit your needs. * Bug fixes
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Stay informed with breaking local, national and global headlines directly from the world’s definitive source for news. Available on the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, AP News by The Associated Press features a personalized experience containing: * A feed with developing stories that are relevant to your region of the world and based on your followed topics. * Customized news alerts tailored to your interests. * Curated content hubs for deeper insights into major news events and story lines. * Award-winning photos, videos and articles from around the world.
AP News Ranking History | News
AP News daily app ranking in News category for the last 30 days.
AP News Worldwide Rankings | News
AP News rankings per country in News category.
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