How to increase your app installs for free

Chances are you have developed a great app. Maybe you even have couple of them. Now what?

When it comes to measuring the success of your apps, the key metrics are: install rates, number of active users, amount of app reviews and quality of user ratings. Many app developers realize that marketing becomes crucial these days. There are many ways to market your app but most of them will require some investment.

Let’s focus on increasing your app installs without breaking the bank.

Did you know?

…that you can utilize some of the big Android and iPhone forums out there to promote your app for free?

Simply create a free forum member account and you will be ready to get your app exposed to users and other app devs out there. Make sure to introduce yourself, write a brief description of your app and ask other members to provide feedback on it. You might get some good responses that will help you fine-tune your app but most importantly, people will check out what you have.

It’s a good idea to post few screenshots of your app and a link to the marketplace where the app can be downloaded.

Some of the forums offering relevant sections for reviewing apps are:

AnroidForums.com:
http://androidforums.com/application-reviews/

AndroidCentral.com:
http://forums.androidcentral.com/games/

AndroidCommunity:
http://androidcommunity.com/forums/f12/

iPhoneDevSDK:
http://www.iphonedevsdk.com/forum/shameless-advertising/

Some of the forums will allow you to create a signature that will be displayed every time you post or answer people’s questions – allowing an additional crowd to see your app.

IMPORTANT: Always make sure to comply with the forum rules when posting or responding!

You can also gain free traffic to your app by signing up to app directories such as AppBrain.com and GetJar.com.

The more people that get to know about your apps and use them, the more money you’ll make using LeadBolt’s high performing in-app ad formats.

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