How to get cheap app downloads

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hi, try find one smm panel then offers app dowloads, 5 stars reviews, here in bhw have fews then offers this service, but I tried and the prices are little high.
 

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Do you guys thinks if you spend like crapload of money ($7k or $8k) for tier 3 country to get in like top 20, do you think your app will impression on tier 1 app store country also?
 

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You can get a bunch of cheap ones on reddit there's a whole lot of people trying to make a quick buck.
 

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I've been debating about this one for awhile, I haven't seen this information anywhere so I wondered if it was some kind of secret. If you google how to get cheap app installs you'll get some kind of blog saying that the average app install costs like 1.50$ or something crazy. Bullshit!

Now if they're talking installs including US installs or tier 1 countries then this will be closer, but still... we want the cheapest installs possible which aren't incentivized or botted. These will both likely hurt our app, so we need real cheap installs. It's actually simple: Target third world countries.

This is an example of how low your cost per install can get when you set up an advertising campaign correctly

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Yes, in cost per conversion all the way to the right it says .03$. That's about 33 downloads for a dollar! Even incentivized installs are above 10 cents. Now there's two sites I use Adwords and Appbrain (i'm sure you've heard of the former). I'll start with appbrain since it's the easiest to use. (I don't use appbrain anymore but I thought i'd mention it since it's the second cheapest place i've found) It's slightly more expensive per download but less chance of going haywire and spending a crazy budget in the first day.

So on appbrain, First make an account.Set up your app, it's all straight forward. In campaign settings, go down to "Edit country selection"
Then you're going to choose third world countries and de select any expensive countries(anything above 18 cents). Lower the bid optimizer as low as you can. There's a setting to enable appbrain to automatically optimize your ads, enable that. That's it! Give it some time and after the ads optimize your cost per install should be down to 15 cents or so, remove countries higher than 12 cents if you want the cost to go even lower but this will take longer to get downloads and you might not get more than a 100 a day.


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I wish I could take some more screenshots to make this process clearer but i'm on my mobile, so i'll have to explain it. For adwords were essentially doing the same thing. When we set up a mobile install campaign in adwords we set the intitial budget to about 15 dollars daily and we set the bid per install at about 30 to 40 cents. This is just to get the ball rolling as we actually want that bid to go down and our daily to be around 3 dollars (or whatever you want).

Note: If you set the daily amount too low or your bid too low adwords won't run the campaign , i've waited several days before because my bids were too low and the campaign never ran. To be safe when I start a new campaign my defaults are 20 daily and .40 cents bids. The campaign usually starts quick like this. The key is to pay attention and keep checking it because sometimes the campaign will run quickly past the budget up to 40 dollars at a .40 cent budget and will eat that up quick without giving too many installs. Pause it before this happens if you can.


Now that the campaign has started running you'll have some data as to where your ad impressions are being shown. Once again sorry I'm not on my computer to make this clearer. After a day or maybe two you can now go into the targeting section in adwords, set it to the third world countries like before and exclude tier 1 countries.

Now in adwords what's cool is you can see some third world countries don't convert, maybe this is based on your app or os who knows. You go through the campaign> locations and see where your ads are being shown and set up a cost per conversion row so that you can see if a country is costing you .30 cents an install then just remove it.

For noobs it may seem complex but I figured this out pretty quickly and tinkering around will give you good results shortly too. During the second day the cost per install should already be the lowest you could get with appbrain, 12 to 15 cents.
By the third day my last 4 campains I started were down to 8 cents. After about a week it gets to 5 cents.

Bonus: When you set up the campaign initially you'll have the opportunity to add more ad units and text ideas. Add as many as you can don't be lazy to make your graphics for every size they accept, it should be around 20 or something. You can play with these later and see which ad units are performing better. Also, keep lowering the bid from 40 cents down to 15 cents.

Here's some downloads for my latest app, as you can see it was a shit app because it got many uninstalls but the point being is damn near 17,000 of those downloads were paid for i havent even started advertising it through other means, and I most definitely didn't pay 8 grand, or even a quarter of that.

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I hope this helped some people out and apologize if i let the cat out of the bag for others. I love this forum, it was time to make my contribution.

Hey buddy., Is this trick still working for you? I had similar results in 2018 (was getting conversions targetting India for just 1-2 cents) but now I've run a new campaign and it costs 18c+. I've even lowered by target CPA to just 5c but Google doesn't seem to care about it
 

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Hey buddy., Is this trick still working for you? I had similar results in 2018 (was getting conversions targetting India for just 1-2 cents) but now I've run a new campaign and it costs 18c+. I've even lowered by target CPA to just 5c but Google doesn't seem to care about it
this do not work anymore unfortunately
 

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this do not work anymore unfortunately
Still works for me. Currently paying around $0.04 per download. Targeting 10 countries.

Btw. not sure if OP mentioned it, but the price also depends on your app itself, the app store listing (and its conversion rate), and the category of your app. Of course, a finance or insurance app will have much higher costs than a hyper-casual game.
 

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I've been debating about this one for awhile, I haven't seen this information anywhere so I wondered if it was some kind of secret. If you google how to get cheap app installs you'll get some kind of blog saying that the average app install costs like 1.50$ or something crazy. Bullshit!

Now if they're talking installs including US installs or tier 1 countries then this will be closer, but still... we want the cheapest installs possible which aren't incentivized or botted. These will both likely hurt our app, so we need real cheap installs. It's actually simple: Target third world countries.

This is an example of how low your cost per install can get when you set up an advertising campaign correctly

View attachment 106766

Yes, in cost per conversion all the way to the right it says .03$. That's about 33 downloads for a dollar! Even incentivized installs are above 10 cents. Now there's two sites I use Adwords and Appbrain (i'm sure you've heard of the former). I'll start with appbrain since it's the easiest to use. (I don't use appbrain anymore but I thought i'd mention it since it's the second cheapest place i've found) It's slightly more expensive per download but less chance of going haywire and spending a crazy budget in the first day.

So on appbrain, First make an account.Set up your app, it's all straight forward. In campaign settings, go down to "Edit country selection"
Then you're going to choose third world countries and de select any expensive countries(anything above 18 cents). Lower the bid optimizer as low as you can. There's a setting to enable appbrain to automatically optimize your ads, enable that. That's it! Give it some time and after the ads optimize your cost per install should be down to 15 cents or so, remove countries higher than 12 cents if you want the cost to go even lower but this will take longer to get downloads and you might not get more than a 100 a day.


View attachment 106767

I wish I could take some more screenshots to make this process clearer but i'm on my mobile, so i'll have to explain it. For adwords were essentially doing the same thing. When we set up a mobile install campaign in adwords we set the intitial budget to about 15 dollars daily and we set the bid per install at about 30 to 40 cents. This is just to get the ball rolling as we actually want that bid to go down and our daily to be around 3 dollars (or whatever you want).

Note: If you set the daily amount too low or your bid too low adwords won't run the campaign , i've waited several days before because my bids were too low and the campaign never ran. To be safe when I start a new campaign my defaults are 20 daily and .40 cents bids. The campaign usually starts quick like this. The key is to pay attention and keep checking it because sometimes the campaign will run quickly past the budget up to 40 dollars at a .40 cent budget and will eat that up quick without giving too many installs. Pause it before this happens if you can.


Now that the campaign has started running you'll have some data as to where your ad impressions are being shown. Once again sorry I'm not on my computer to make this clearer. After a day or maybe two you can now go into the targeting section in adwords, set it to the third world countries like before and exclude tier 1 countries.

Now in adwords what's cool is you can see some third world countries don't convert, maybe this is based on your app or os who knows. You go through the campaign> locations and see where your ads are being shown and set up a cost per conversion row so that you can see if a country is costing you .30 cents an install then just remove it.

For noobs it may seem complex but I figured this out pretty quickly and tinkering around will give you good results shortly too. During the second day the cost per install should already be the lowest you could get with appbrain, 12 to 15 cents.
By the third day my last 4 campains I started were down to 8 cents. After about a week it gets to 5 cents.

Bonus: When you set up the campaign initially you'll have the opportunity to add more ad units and text ideas. Add as many as you can don't be lazy to make your graphics for every size they accept, it should be around 20 or something. You can play with these later and see which ad units are performing better. Also, keep lowering the bid from 40 cents down to 15 cents.

Here's some downloads for my latest app, as you can see it was a shit app because it got many uninstalls but the point being is damn near 17,000 of those downloads were paid for i havent even started advertising it through other means, and I most definitely didn't pay 8 grand, or even a quarter of that.

View attachment 106765

I hope this helped some people out and apologize if i let the cat out of the bag for others. I love this forum, it was time to make my contribution.
thanks for this
 

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Still works for me. Currently paying around $0.04 per download. Targeting 10 countries.

Btw. not sure if OP mentioned it, but the price also depends on your app itself, the app store listing (and its conversion rate), and the category of your app. Of course, a finance or insurance app will have much higher costs than a hyper-casual game.
How many download takes with $0.04 daily? And which countries?
 

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this do not work anymore unfortunately
I also need cheap app install campaign idea on facebook I have tried almost all combinations but the client is insisting on broad targeting in India and wants it cheaper.
The issue is whenever we scale the budget the CPI gets higher which should not be the case therefore we are not able to spend more money any suggestions or list of recommendations for running cheaper app install campaigns on fb
 

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Still works for me. Currently paying around $0.04 per download. Targeting 10 countries.

Btw. not sure if OP mentioned it, but the price also depends on your app itself, the app store listing (and its conversion rate), and the category of your app. Of course, a finance or insurance app will have much higher costs than a hyper-casual game.
are you using adword or appbrain ?
 

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This is more interesting thread than i thought it would be. Thanks
 

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are you using adword or appbrain ?
Adword.

But how much you pay per install depends on:

- your actual app
- niche (insurance/crypto is way more expensive than a hypercasual game)
- app store listing (screenshots/videos for a better conversion rate)
- download count (people are more likely to download apps with millions of downloads - higher clickthrough-rate)
- app ratings (the better the ratings the better - higher CTR as well)
- brand (people more likely to download an app from a big brand / corporation)
- high engaging ad sets (have to test this)
 

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Adword.

But how much you pay per install depends on:

- your actual app
- niche (insurance/crypto is way more expensive than a hypercasual game)
- app store listing (screenshots/videos for a better conversion rate)
- download count (people are more likely to download apps with millions of downloads - higher clickthrough-rate)
- app ratings (the better the ratings the better - higher CTR as well)
- brand (people more likely to download an app from a big brand / corporation)
- high engaging ad sets (have to test this)
Thanks for sharing such valuable info, so for crypto niches buying installs would be more better then running ad compaighns right ?
P.S do you render videos for your games and apps ?
 

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Adword.

But how much you pay per install depends on:

- your actual app
- niche (insurance/crypto is way more expensive than a hypercasual game)
- app store listing (screenshots/videos for a better conversion rate)
- download count (people are more likely to download apps with millions of downloads - higher clickthrough-rate)
- app ratings (the better the ratings the better - higher CTR as well)
- brand (people more likely to download an app from a big brand / corporation)
- high engaging ad sets (have to test this)

Please PM me. I need your consultation and I'm willing to pay
 

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Hey buddy., Is this trick still working for you? I had similar results in 2018 (was getting conversions targetting India for just 1-2 cents) but now I've run a new campaign and it costs 18c+. I've even lowered by target CPA to just 5c but Google doesn't seem to care about it
Haven't tried it in awhile sorry


how can this method work if we want to have only 1 country targeted?
Well it depends which country, but you can target certain cities and then when the results come in choose the cheapest installs and filter out the cities which waste your time.. Im assuming

How many download takes with $0.04 daily? And which countries?

Probably less than a 100 or 200 a day. Third world countries are the cheapest.
 
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