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Average App Conversion Rate per Category [2020]

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Average App Conversion Rate per Category [2020]

When talking about app conversion rates, most ASO experts refer to the ‘App Page Conversion Rate’ or percentage of users that download your app after they have viewed your app page. Across all the different categories, the average Conversion Rate in the US is 34.34% in the Apple App Store and 24.13% in the Google Play Store.

However, not everyone visits your app page when downloading your app (some download it directly from the search or browse results), therefore it is also worth it to analyze and compare your Install Rate. The Install Rate helps you understand how well your app stands out in the search and browse results. Across all the different categories, the average Install Rate in the Apple App Store is 3.72%.

App Store conversion rates vary widely across categories. In this blog we have analyzed conversion rates for both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for each major category in the US.


App Store Conversion Rate Metrics

There are two metrics you should consider when analyzing your app store conversion rate:

  • Conversion Rate or App Units/Page Views: The percentage of users that download your app after they have viewed your app page. This metric is used mostly across the ASO community when referring to app store conversion rates. The metric gives you an idea of how well your app page convinces users to download your app after they have tapped through or viewed your page.
  • Install Rate or App Units/Impressions: The percentage of users that download your app directly from the app store search or browse results, without tapping through to your app page. The Install Rate tells you how well your app stands out in the app store search results.

Note: it is possible that the Conversion Rate on the Apple App Store is higher than 100%. That indicates that most people download your app by clicking on the download button directly in the search results, without visiting your app page first. As a result, the number of installs is higher than the number of page views, leading to a conversion rate that is higher than 100%.

App Store Conversion Rate Benchmarks on AppTweak

On AppTweak we track more than 3 million apps on a daily basis. That means we have tons of data to help you compare your app’s conversion rate with other apps. With our conversion rate benchmark feature you can see the average conversion rate benchmarks per store, per category, country and channel (iOS).

Conversion Benchmarks

On AppTweak you can see app conversion rate benchmarks for each store, per category, country and channel (iOS). The first column shows the Click Through Rate (page views / impressions), the second column shows the Conversion Rate (app units / page views), the third column shows the Install Rate (app units / impressions)

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Average Conversion Rate - Apple App Store:

The average Conversion Rate in the Apple App Store in the US is 34.34%. This number needs to be addressed with caution as it fluctuates widely across categories. The average Conversion Rate in the Weather Category goes as high as 78%. The Game Role Playing Category on the other hand only shows an average Conversion Rate of 9.1%.

average App Page Conversion Rate in the Apple App Store
The average average Conversion Rate in the Apple App Store in the US is 34.34%. The metric however varies widely across different categories. Source: www.apptweak.com - June to December 2019

Average Conversion Rate - Google Play Store:

The average Conversion Rate in the Google Play Store in the US is 24.13%, slightly lower than the average conversion rate in the Apple App Store (34.34%). The Business Category has the highest Conversion Rate (49.6%), the Game–Strategy Category only has an average Conversion Rate of 10% in the Google Play Store.

average App Page Conversion Rate in the Google Play Store

The average Conversion Rate in the Google Play Store in the US is 24.13%. The metric however varies widely across different categories. Source: www.apptweak.com - June to December 2019

Average Install Rate - Apple App Store:

The average Install Rate in the Apple App Store in the US is 3.72%. That means that on average 3.72% of users download your app after being exposed to it in the Apple App Store search or browse results.

The Install Rate varies across categories. Apps in the Newsstand Category tend to have a low Install Rate (0.4%), whereas apps in the Finance Category convert searches at a higher rate of 9.9%.

Average App Store Views Conversion Rate - Apple App Store

The average App Install Rate in the Apple App Store in the US is 3.72%. The metric however varies widely across different categories. Source: www.apptweak.com - June to December 2019


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