The Business of Mobile - Make Money with Android, mobile advertising and App Store Optimization

Saturday, February 16, 2013

AppBucks Push and Icon Ads - Alternative to Airpush, Leadbolt, SendDroid and StartApp

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We developers are always on the lookout for better monetisation options for our mobile apps. With the recent slow down on the mobile advertising scene after the December spending spree, people are starting to question the ad networks.

The thing is, there IS a slow down across all networks. It is weird in that in 2012, my revenues kept growing in January and February. Well, it looks like advertisers are also getting savvier and better using their funds on ads.

Let me introduce you to AppBucks (referral link).

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Do you know the importance of the first 30 days on Google Play?

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When releasing a new app, it is understood that it will rank far down the food chain. After all, your app is new and unproven just yet.

What Google has done on the Play store is that they have given new app an opportunity to live, a chance to get to a more respectable place in the world of the unknown, the Google Play ranking algorithm.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

StartApp Ads - Initial Review and Basic4Android Library

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Hey ya all... I've just posted the Basic4Android library for StartApp (this is a referral link). You can get the B4A library here.

StartApp is an icon ad network, and they pay on a per-installation basis.

StartApp Registration - Get $25


Register for StartApp with my referral link (click it, I know you want to!), and once your download hits 100 new installs, you'll get a bonus of $25 into your account, and yes, I'll get some bonus too.

StartApp First Days Review


Well, it looks pretty impressive. An app of mine, more popular in the US had about 157 downloads (users who opt-in for the icon ads) and made $2.51. While another app, with a more global distribution had 296 opt-ins and made $2.09 revenue.

It looks like the performance of these opt-in based icon ads could match up to the notification ad format.

Give it a go!

Cheers!
-Bill