Reporting options and definitions

Choose from three options when viewing performance data in your Apple Search Ads Advanced account

Campaigns dashboard

Access convenient, top level metrics at a glance within your Apple Search Ads Advanced Campaigns dashboard, Ad Groups dashboard, or Keywords tab. In search results campaigns, performance data for keywords, search terms, and Creative Sets is also available at the ad group level under each element’s corresponding tab.

Charts dashboard

See data in bar graphs, in charts, and as trend lines to quickly visualize performance over time. You can view a variety of key metrics by date, ad group, or device, or according to specific audience refinements.

Custom reports

Create customized reports to see data the exact way you want it. Choose report dimensions, metrics, and granularity; run expansive queries at any level within your campaign group; and easily schedule reports to run once, daily, weekly, or monthly.

Note that there may be a delay of up to three hours to view the latest data. Reports don’t include data for in-app purchases. Also, Apple Search Ads doesn’t support the use of third-party tracking URL variables. The Apple Ads Attribution API is also available to help you measure and attribute app downloads.

How reporting metrics are defined

The following terms are used in each type of Apple Search Ads Advanced reporting:

Average CPA

Average cost-per-acquisition (CPA) is total spend divided by the number of installs (downloads) received within a period.

Average CPM

Average cost-per-thousand-impressions (CPM) is the average amount you pay per one thousand ad impressions on the App Store.

Average CPT

Average cost-per-tap (CPT) is the average amount you’ve paid for a tap on your ad.

CR

The conversion rate (CR) is the total number of installs received within a period divided by total number of taps within the same period.

Dimensions

A dimension is an element of your Apple Search Ads campaign that can be included in a custom report. For example, campaign ID or CPT bid. Dimensions appear as rows in your custom reports.

Impression Share

The share of impressions your ad(s) received from the total impressions served on the same search terms or keywords, in the same countries and regions. Impression share is displayed as a percentage range, such as 0-10%, 11-20%, and so on. This metric is only available in predefined Impression Share custom reports and on the Recommendations page.

Impressions

The number of times your ad appeared in App Store search results within the reporting time period.

Installs

The total number of conversions from new downloads and redownloads resulting from an ad within the reporting period. Apple Search Ads installs are attributed within a 30-day tap-through window. Note that total installs may not match totals of LAT Off and LAT On installs, as additional downloads may come from customers using iOS 14 or later.

LAT Off Installs

Downloads from users who are using iOS 13 or earlier and have not enabled Limit Ad Tracking (LAT) on their device.

LAT On Installs

Downloads from users who are using iOS 13 or earlier and have enabled Limit Ad Tracking (LAT) on their device.

Match Source

This identifies whether your impression was the result of Search Match or a bidded keyword.

New Downloads

These represent app downloads from new users who have never before downloaded your app.

Rank

How your app ranks in terms of impression share compared to other apps in the same countries and regions. Rank is displayed as numbers from 1 to 5 or >5, with 1 being the highest rank. This metric is only available in predefined Impression Share reports and on the Recommendations page.

Redownloads

Redownloads occur when a user downloads your app, deletes it, and downloads the same app again following a tap on an ad on the App Store, or downloads the same app on an additional device.

Search Popularity

The popularity of a keyword, based on App Store searches. Search popularity is displayed as numbers from 1 to 5, with 5 being the most popular.

Search Term

Search terms are keywords and phrases that people have used to find the particular type of app they’re looking for.

Spend

The sum of the cost of each customer tap on your ad over the period of time set for your reporting.

Taps

The number of times your ad was tapped by users within the reporting time period.

TTR

The tap-through rate (TTR) is the number of times your ad was tapped by customers divided by the total impressions your ad received.