Mobile App Promotion¶
Mobile App Promotion, or MAP, is a suite of products that enable advertisers to promote mobile apps via Twitter. These include app installs, conversions and re-engagement. The products outlined below are the building blocks for enabling MAP for your advertisers.
All Twitter-hosted cards return a
preview_url. Include this URL in a Tweet that is promoted in order to utilize one of these cards.
App Card is a great way to better represent mobile applications on Twitter and to drive installs. We designed the App Card to allow for a name, description and icon, and also to highlight attributes such as the rating and the price.
The Ads API endpoints that support App Cards are:
Large Image App Card¶
Large Image App Card enables advertisers to present a custom image, name, description and icon, and rating/price. The custom image size is 1MB, 144px x 144px and has a maximum description length of 100 characters.
The Ads API endpoints that support Large Image App Cards are:
- GET accounts/:account_id/cards/image_app_download
- GET accounts/:account_id/cards/image_app_download/:card_id
- POST accounts/:account_id/cards/image_app_download
- PUT accounts/:account_id/cards/image_app_download/:card_id
- DELETE accounts/:account_id/cards/image_app_download/:card_id
App Card Engagements¶
To help advertisers effectively optimize for app install or engagements, we have surfaced App Card Engagements via the Ads API. App Card Engagements include App Clicks, which are clicks on the card that lead the user directly to the App Store or Google Play, or open the promoted app. App Clicks consist of Install Attempts and Open Attempts that are broken out as separate metrics. This will enable optimization around Cost Per App Click, or CPAC. Card engagements for the app card consist of clicks driving install intent, including install button clicks and clicks on the image.
Metrics we have released that relate to MAP campaigns include:
mobile_conversion_installs- install conversion events
mobile_conversion_logins- login conversion events
mobile_conversion_re_engages- re-engagement conversion events
mobile_conversion_sign_ups- sign-up conversion events
mobile_conversion_purchases- purchase conversion events
promoted_tweet_app_install_attempts- tracks install attempts within the twitter app
promoted_tweet_app_open_attempts- tracks open attempts within the twitter app
promoted_tweet_search_card_engagements- includes card opens, app install attempts, card URL clicks, etc
promoted_tweet_timeline_card_engagements- includes card opens, app install attempts, card URL clicks, etc
We have partnered with the top mobile tracking companies in the ecosystem to help accurately measure Twitter performance. Details on those partners coming soon.
With Mobile app promotion, Twitter is introducing cost-per-app-click charging. If the Promoted Tweet uses an App Card, the bid will be interpreted as a bid for an app click - i.e. a click on the “Install” or “Open” button on the App Card. The advertiser will not be charged for other engagements (e.g. Retweets, Likes). All other Promoted Tweet campaigns (which don’t include App Cards) will continue to be charged on the usual cost-per-engagement charging model.
We’ve outlined our full suite of targeting, creative and measurement tools to enable Twitter advertisers to effectively promote their mobile apps. This should allow for all our partners to create app cards at scale, optimize effectively with real-time stats, and accurately measure performance for advertisers.