Mobile User Acquisition Report 2023: Best Strategies to Grow Your App

Roberto Tranquilli
February 14, 2023
Mobile User Acquisition Report 2023: Best Strategies to Grow Your App

In 2023, mobile user acquisition is expected to be a crucial component of any successful mobile marketing strategy. The mobile industry has seen exponential growth over the past few years, and the trend is expected to continue in the coming years. As a result, mobile user acquisition has become more competitive, and companies will need to be more innovative in their approach to stay ahead of the curve.

One of the biggest trends that is expected to shape mobile user acquisition in 2023 is the increased use of AI and machine learning. As the amount of data generated by mobile devices continues to grow, AI and machine learning will become essential tools for analyzing that data and identifying patterns that can be used to improve user acquisition strategies. Companies that invest in these technologies will be better positioned to reach their target audiences and improve their conversion rates.

Another aspect to take into account is the impressive growth of non-gaming apps, which more than doubled their revenue in 2022 compared to the previous year. Subscription apps are leading the pack, followed by entertainment, social media, finance, shopping and health&fitness apps. Mobile user acquisition strategies depend crucially on the app category and its monetization strategy in order to have success, so we’ll analyze different pricing models and optimization techniques.

Personalization is also expected to be a critical component of mobile user acquisition in 2023. With so many mobile apps and services available, users have become more discerning in their choices. Companies that can provide a personalized experience will be more likely to attract and retain users. Personalization can take many forms, including personalized recommendations, tailored messaging, and customized user interfaces.

In addition to these trends, there are several other factors that will impact mobile user acquisition in 2023. One of the most significant is the evolution of the post-ATT mobile advertising ecosystem. As a matter of fact, after an initial shift of paid user acquisition budgets from iOS to Android, now advertising spend is increasing again also towards Apple’s users. Indeed, marketers have successfully leveraged new optimization techniques such as contextual targeting and technologies like machine learning algorithms in order to face the new limitations imposed by iOS 14.5 release. 

Another factor that will impact mobile user acquisition in 2023 is the growing importance of mobile video. Videos proved to be the best ad format when looking for high-quality users, especially for mobile games. Video creatives achieved the highest performance in terms of ROI in 2022, compared to banners, interstitials, playable and native ads. 

Finally, companies will need to focus on building trust with their users. With growing concerns around data privacy and security, users are becoming more cautious about sharing their personal information with companies. Companies that can demonstrate their commitment to privacy and security will be more likely to win over users and build long-term relationships with them.

In conclusion, mobile user acquisition in 2023 will be shaped by a range of trends and factors. Companies that can stay ahead of the curve by investing in AI and machine learning, building a strong social media presence, and focusing on personalization and mobile-first design will be more likely to succeed. In addition, companies that can create engaging video content, optimize for mobile devices, and build trust with their users will be well-positioned to attract and retain users in a highly competitive mobile landscape.

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