We live in a world where over 40 percent of the planet’s population is online, and nearly a third of the world owns a smartphone. People are connected like never before, and that has presented businesses with the unique ability to turn the entire world into a customer base.
The challenge? Every other business is trying to do the same, with the same audience. The newest frontier in the battle for growth and profitability is the app market, where over three million different apps present a growing market with complexities, stark competition, and the opportunity to turn hundreds of thousands of free users into paying customers.
App search optimization presents companies looking to take advantage of its possibilities with unique challenges. Unlike any other marketplace type on the planet, app stores are universally accessible and provide an extremely fluid commodity: a portable hand-held service. Because there isn’t such a thing as ‘local’ in determining quality or app rankings, ASO deals with the fact that: