SoundCloud‘s app store analyst, Moritz Daan, spoke at the App Promotion Summit in London this year on driving growth through app store optimization. Founded in 2007, SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform that is based in Berlin. The success they had in launching their own apps has allowed them to build-up vital knowledge of the tricky app store landscape, which Moritz kindly shared with attendees.
SoundCloud’s Moritz Daan talks ASO techniques
Moritz’s presentation focused on how important app store optimization is for app marketers. He split ASO into several key categories, such as SEO, localization, analytics and publishing on different app stores. All of these areas have to be focused on by app developers, not just a single one. Using the right keywords is as important as making sure the language is appropriately localized for a country (more than one language is better). Constant monitoring through analytics and publishing on more than one app store are also important areas to work on. Moritz also highlighted that localization is often a forgotten area with huge potential, (particularly on iTunes), and that app marketers need to spend more time with it. Examples of this potential were shown, with Russia growing 376% after localization, South Korea growing 264% and Turkey growing 157%.
SoundCloud’s App Store Optimization Presentation
You can check out SoundCloud’s presentation and slides below:
The Twitter Reaction
Here’s what a few of the attendees at the App Promotion Summit had to say about the presentation.
— Virginie Clève (@largow) July 10, 2014
There are many parts of ASO to consider:
— Stefan Bielau (@StefanBielau) July 10, 2014
Using tools is a good idea:
Discussing tools for keyword optimization & ASO, Keyword opportunity index is how soundcloud finds keywords & stays fresh,good tip! #APS2014
— peggy anne salz (@peggyanne) July 10, 2014
Thanks to Moritz and SoundCloud for giving such an interesting talk. You can find more coverage of App Promotion Summit London 2014 here and we’ll be releasing the video and audio recordings of the event soon.