Search results

Reach users the moment they’re searching for apps
to download

Search results ads help customers discover your app right when they’re searching for apps to download. When a user searches on the App Store, your ad can appear at the top of their search results.

The term “vacation planner” is entered in the App Store search box, and an ad for the example app, AwayFinder, appears at the top of search results.

How ads are created

A default ad is created based on your app’s product page, or you can create ad variations from custom product pages you set up in App Store Connect. Ad variations allow you to align ad creative with specific audiences and keyword themes.

How ads are matched to search queries

To match your ad to relevant searches, search results campaigns use keywords. You can either choose your own keywords or use the ones we suggest. Our intelligent technology matches the user’s search term with the app being promoted, delivering more than a 60 percent average conversion rate.*

Whether a search results ad displays over other advertisers bidding on that same query is determined by a combination of factors, including your app’s relevance to the search query and the amount of your keyword bid. If your app isn’t relevant to what the user is searching for, it won’t make it into the ad spot — regardless of how much you may be willing to pay. Apple Search Ads considers both relevance and bids, and doesn’t put apps into auctions if they’re not a good match.