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Different Styles of Affiliate Advertisements – Your Android App Should Earn You Money

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Making money from your mobile Android app is one of the most important aspects of app making for many of our customers. However, not everyone seems to understand that there are different ways in which your Android app can earn you some extra cash. You have already learned how you can create a free Android app. We have stressed the importance of creating an app empire, and we have taught you the secrets to successful app distribution. Today we are going to learn more about the different type of affiliate ads and how each different style of ad will suit different app makers.

Learning how to create your free Android app with the simple one minute guides we have provided in our Android app academy proved to you that you have the skills that are required to create an Android app empire. You have decided which of our app templates you want to use. You know the topic and you have also created your content. Well, now it is time to understand your audience, distribute to the right app store and learn how to monetize your app.

Let me remind you that there are monetization requirements that you need to reach before you can monetize your app. Once you have reached these requirements you will be automatically eligible to share 50% of banner ad revenue with AppsGeyser. Now for the real question.  Do you understand what banner ads are, and what affiliate advertising is all about?

What is affiliate advertising?

Affiliate advertising is a way to use space on your app to promote a third party and earn money. You are the salesperson being used to promote another business. Affiliate advertising companies will read from your audience what type of content they like in order to source the most relevant ads that will be shown on your banner. In return for allowing other companies to advertise on your page, you earn money.

Take a quick look at your Facebook page. Can you see the little adverts on the right-hand side? These are a form of affiliate advertising. There isn’t a little person sitting there deciding what content to add in this space, but an affiliate company that has the tools that are able to read the content that you access from your computer. They will use this information to show you content that will suit you. The better the affiliate company, the more likely it is for them to have the right tools to source the right ads. Having the right ads will get more views, clicks, and sales which will result in more revenue for you.

What do I mean??? Are you confused with how this works? Let me explain.

How do you make money from affiliate advertisements and banner ads?

Affiliate advertising and banner ads work in a number of ways. These are: pay per click, pay per lead and pay per sale.

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One way to earn money

In order to know which of these styles best suits your needs, you need to understand what these styles mean and also which of these styles best suits your audience type. Once you decide upon your choice, you can then research which affiliate advertising company would be best for you. When you begin app making, we always suggest that you choose pay per click. Once your audience has been built and is loyal and consistent, then you should consider the other forms of affiliate advertising, as they are financially more rewarding.

Pay per view – This form of advertising is the most basic of all, and will earn you the least amount of money per view. However, what you are doing is ensuring some form of income. People that are on your app will be viewing your banner ads (as long as you have reached the minimum requirements and have your ad code in your app). Because there is no call-to-action required on behalf of the ad viewer, meaning they may view the ad but can simply ignore it and not click through, it reaps little benefit to the company being advertised. It is a piece of static advertising though, and for this you get a tiny piece of revenue. When starting out you are best to start with this type of affiliate ad to ensure you get some income.

Pay per click – This form of advertisement means that you will earn a small fee each time someone clicks through to an advertisement from your app. This is the most common type of affiliate advertising, and tends to pay more than a pay per view ad, but is still a low revenue earner. The reason this is the most commonly used ad style is because the revenue rating for pay per view is almost non-existent, and there is higher likelihood that someone will click  rather than that someone actually purchase or fill in a form from a banner ad.

Pay per lead  - These banner ads will give you a payment once a customer completes a form, or signs up for an offer after clicking from the banner ad to the advertised website.

Pay per sale  - This is what it says. You will get a payment based upon a sale that has resulted from the lead on your banner ad. This will result in the highest percentage of revenue, but you really need to know your audience well to know if they are likely to purchase from the advertisements.

Check if you are eligible for monetization by clicking here.

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter.
If you’re interested in making your own Android apps, start creating apps here.

How to Choose the Right Keywords for Your Android App

Friday, September 4th, 2015

Getting your Android app found in the jungle, otherwise known as the Android app market, is not an easy task. The sheer volume of apps out there makes life difficult for a new and upcoming app maker. Well guys, there is hope, and today I would like to shed some light on the app discovery process.

Getting your app onto mobile devices is a complex process. Firstly you can undertake a range of marketing techniques such as traditional marketing ploys: leaflet advertising, marketing materials, emails and newspaper ads to name a few. Secondly you can begin a social marketing campaign using platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Finally you can focus on your organic marketing.

Organic marketing is a technique based upon the optimization of your app that will help your app be discovered through a search. Keywords can be found in the app name, and should appear throughout the app and in your app description and screenshots. The most difficult part of organic marketing is sourcing the right keywords for your Android app.

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Don’t make the mistake of not researching your keywords before creating your first Android app

There are a number of ways in which you can source the right keyword and keyphrase for your Android app.

1: Brainstorm – Sit down with your team or a group of friends with a large piece of paper and kick-start the possibilities based upon the content of your app. Remember this needs to tie in with your business name and branding style.

2: Use a keyword tool – There are a number of keyword tools online, but we have found that the best tool around is the Google Adwords Keyword Planner. This tool can generate a range of new keywords and find related keywords for you. What we love about this tool is that it will tell you how popular a keyword is, and also how many competitors are already using this keyword. Choosing the word that has the most views is not always the right choice. You may find that you are better off using a keyword that has fewer searches on it, but also fewer competitors.

3: Trust the old thesaurus – A simple word can be converted into many words using a thesaurus, and you may find some new ideas that you hadn’t considered when brainstorming. Many of our app makers tend to create English apps even though they are not native speakers, and therefore this tool is valuable to remember. Even if you are a native speaker, different regions often use different slang terms.

4: See what your competitors are using – I am sure that although your app idea is amazing, you are not the only one out there, and you will have competitors. What search words are you using when their app appears in the search results? Google ‘keyword spy’ tools to help you source the keywords of your competitors.

Once you have found a list of possible keywords, we suggest that you test each one to see which has the best results. This is not a process that will happen overnight, so be prepared to have patience if you want to have any form of Android app success. Completing this task on your first app will save you precious time when you create your Android app network.

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter.
If you’re interested in making your own Android apps, start creating apps here.

Make Your Android App Stand Out – Customize It

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

There are times when you may think that a template based Android app platform is not the perfect idea for your business. After all, you want your business to stand out and be different from the rest, and a template will not give you the freedom of expression that you would like. Well, AppsGeyser has taken this into account. It not only allows you to create an app with a few clicks of a button, providing simple app making even for those with no computer background at all, but it also gives you the option to customize your Android app to make it stand out from the rest. Each template has different functionalities, and if you want to create a fully customized Android app, we are always available to assist you. If you have technical knowledge, you can make these changes alone, and we have also included some basic codes in case you don’t.

Why is having a fully customized Android app important to your business?

There are a number of reasons why you should consider creating a fully customized Android app.

1: Cosmetic: You need to take into consideration the look of an app. In order to make the most of your app, you want it to stand out and look different from other apps already on the market. When you are using a template, you are taking a chance of having numerous other apps on the market looking exactly the same as your app. For cosmetic reasons, it is important that you add code to make the app more suitable to your style.

2: Brand: Your app should represent your brand style and therefore there may be certain design aspects of the app that you will want to change to allow it to fit in with your branding. It does not matter if you are an existing business or a newly formed Android app business — all businesses should be recognizable through visual branding. Take a look at Coca-Cola and McDonalds. From a distance you will know what this brand is just by seeing their logo. Visual branding is vital for successful marketing

3: Tricks: Adding extra features to your app is also an important factor when planning your Android app business. Through adding codes you can create more features, such as a direct customer contact link, a rate me code, or a link that will connect all your android apps to help get your user to download more of your apps.

How to customize your app?

Please note that at present many of our templates can be customized; however, this is not available on all templates.

To add customized Android code you need to follow these steps:

To upload the code, please click on’Edit’.

Then click on ‘Advanced Edit’.

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Choose Edit app to edit your free android app.


Scroll to the bottom and add in your customized code.

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Time to make your Android app stand out from the rest – start customizing now.

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter.
If you’re interested in making your own Android apps, start creating apps here.