Mobile gaming is a solid and lucrative business. Every year revenue is growing, and next year’s forecast is also quite optimistic. If you are a game developer those are great news. Game apps are also the most popular category in mobile stores as about 25 percent of all the available apps fit in this category.
In this ocean of abundance, the question that a game developer will have to explore sooner or later is the following:
It’s a tough challenge, but not impossible. The best strategy for making a splash with your game is the combination of App Store Optimization (ASO) and selecting the right keywords for it.
ASO is the process of optimizing a mobile application in the app stores (Google Play Store & App Store) to increase its visibility in the respective store’s search.
Keywords are words coming to mind when users want to find a new game for their mobile device. Golf, racing, shooter, puzzle match-3… all these words will serve up different results.
Consider the following five strategies to increase the chances of your game to be found:
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