Understand where your ad can run on the App Store
Apple Search Ads Advanced offers four different ad placements to help you drive visibility and downloads of your app on the App Store:
These placements help you promote your app throughout the App Store user journey. Here’s more information about each placement option:
Today tab ads let you reach people with high-impact creative on the front page of the App Store, where users start their visit. The ad creative for this placement is based on a custom product page you set up in App Store Connect, and must be approved for advertising before your ad can run.
Search tab ads let you reach users before they search for something specific, with an ad that appears prominently at the top of the suggested apps list on the Search tab.
Search results ads let you reach users when they search for something specific, with an ad at the top of relevant search results. To match your ad with potential customers’ search terms, you can choose your own keywords or use the ones we suggest. Matching is based on a direct signal of customers’ intent — their search query.
Product pages — while browsing ads let you reach people while they browse apps on relevant pages across the App Store, whether their journey started on the App Store or from an outside link. When interested users have scrolled to the bottom of relevant product pages, ads appear at the top of the You Might Also Like list.
Below are some additional details on the similarities and differences between ad placements:
How ads are created
Ads are created using the metadata and assets you already uploaded in App Store Connect.
Search tab and product pages ads feature your app name, icon, and subtitle. Today tab ads are created using a custom product page you set up in App Store Connect. For search results ads, you can create a default ad that’s based on your app’s product page, or you can create ad variations from custom product pages you set up in App Store Connect.
All ads have an ad disclosure icon.