How To 5X Your iOS App Store Keywords

How To 5X Your iOS App Store Keywords

Did you know you could 5X your iOS App Store keywords to get more traffic?

That means you can use up to 500 characters to store your keywords for getting a lot more app store search traffic!

YES, 5 X 100 = 500 CHARACTERS!

app store keywords

Just follow this app store keyword optimization guide to find out how.

How Do App Store Keywords Work in the App Store?

First thing first: let’s find out how app store keywords work in the App Store…

Apple App Store actually indexes multiple app localizations in each App Store market.

Why?

It is because App Store users use different languages in each market.

For example, the U.S. App Store indexes BOTH English (U.S.) and Spanish (Mexico) localizations. Because of that, users of the U.S. App Store can search for an app using the keywords in both localizations.

So if you publish your mobile app to the U.S. App Store, you can use the 100 keyword character space in BOTH English (U.S.) and Spanish (Mexico) localizations.

A total of 200 character space. A double up!

In the Spanish localization, you can enter Spanish keywords. Or if you prefer, you can also enter English keywords there too.

Got the idea?

App Store Keyword Optimization Tips:

Multiply Your App Name
You can apply the same localization tactic to the app name field to include more keywords. As mentioned in our App Store SEO Tips and App Store Optimization Tips, keywords in the app name carry more weight than in the keyword field when it comes to app store search ranking. By using this trick, you will have a big advantage over your competition.

And the good news is:

This App Store keyword optimization technique works not just in the U.S. market. It works in all App Store markets in the world.

This way, you can easily double the space available for your App Store keywords in English or any other language you prefer.

All you need to know are the localization languages that are indexed by your target App Store market.

But you may ask:

“How do I know which localizations are indexed by my target App Store markets?”

This leads to the next section…

Which App Localizations Should I Use?

To get an overall picture, here are all of the localizations that Apple App Store supports.

And for each App Store market, App Store indexes at least two app localizations.

And some markets have even more!

For instance, Switzerland App Store indexes five localizations: German, French, Italian, English (Australia) and English (U.K.).

That means you can 5x your app store keywords in Switzerland App Store.

But how about the other App Store markets?

Here are the app localizations indexed by the top App Store markets:

app store keywords optimization country

Want more countries?

Download the complete guide here: How To 5X Your iOS App Store Keywords with App Localization.

app store keywords optimization world map

Remember: once Apple has approved your new app store keywords and localizations, go check your new app store keyword rankings. As a rule of thumb, make sure all your target app store keyword rankings are less than ten.

Here’s What to Do Next…

Before you go…

Did you know you DON’T NEED to do all app store optimization tasks by yourself?

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Yes, just use this App Store SEO Grader!

In less than 30 seconds, the tool will automate the tedious app store optimization checking for your app.

It will also generate an App Store Optimization Report for your app, and tell you how to get more app downloads.

And it’s free!

app store optimization report

Marcus is a tech entrepreneur & a father of 3 daughters.
He is the founder of Meatti, which helps mobile app developers increase app downloads using artificial intelligence.

6 thoughts on “How To 5X Your iOS App Store Keywords

  1. Hi,Thanks for the great article!
    Do you know about this process in Google play as well?
    we noticed that english UK/Australia/Singapore/etc. App Name localisations do have an effect on the US keyword rankings!

  2. Hi Marcus,

    Do you, by any chance know, if English US and English CA has any effect on App Store China rankings?

    1. App Store China indexes Chinese (Simplifed), English (U.K.) and English (Australia) in our findings. So No, English US and English CA don’t have impact to it.

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