Top 5 Tips for Grabbing the Attention of Review Sites to Review Your App
App search optimization is to app stores as SEO is to Google. With millions of apps out there, you will need to put in considerable effort to get your app popular. Getting review sites to review your app can give you considerable amount of exposure. Here are some tips on how it can be achieved:
1.Making a Demo Video: Top app review sites are constantly flooded with applications regularly on requests to review their apps. If you approach these app reviewers with a quick demo video of your app, then you can immediately show them what your app is about and showcase the striking features; this is when you stand to get a chance to grab their notice and get them to review it. This also helps them have a ready made video that they can just embed in their website without having to take the trouble of making one on their own. You can even make use of tools such as Screenr and CamStudio in order to record the demos. You can host these videos on Youtube or Vimeo and give them the link.
2.Provide them with all the necessary details: If you plan on asking them for a review like “Check out our awesome new app and please review us”, just remember it’s not going to work! Do not expect them to spend their time searching out your app in the store. It can be tough, especially if you have not provided proper keywords. Make sure you at least mention:
- Publisher name
- App Name
- App Category
- Link of the app
- A comprehensive overview
- If the app is a paid one, give them alternative ways of accessing it.
- Paid or Free (along with promotional discounts if you have any)
- Link to the promotional video or images.
3.Give them promotional images: In case making a video is kind of daunting, then the least you can provide is a nice looking promotional image for the app. App reviews are always going to contain some sort of media, image or video. When you provide promotional images and videos, you can make it very easy for reviewers to write about your app. Make sure you host images on sites such as Photobucket, if there is no option to attach your images.
4.Talk about your best app first: Make sure you ask for a review of your most popular and polished app. Do not submit all of your apps together and make them feel like you are spamming them.
5.Do a thorough research: Research and read up about the app review sites that you are applying to. Write down a list of elements that they focus on in their app reviews. For example, certain sites could usually focus only on games and others may focus on children friendly apps.
Make sure you look up before you start on the research!.