Your app is created, and you’re waiting for the downloads to start.
But, you aren’t seeing much activity, and there has only been a few downloads, with no clear sign that it’ll pick up.
You may have missed one of the essential elements of every app launch or promotion campaign: pitching journalists and bloggers and inviting them to try your app, review it, talk about it or tweet/retweet about it if they like it.
By pitching journalists and bloggers, you can get your app reviewed by legitimate and well connected sources.
This will have a strong effect and increase your downloads, thanks to wcord-of-mouth marketing, and allowing you to connect with their audience as well as your own.
Many journalists and bloggers are influencers, which has been shown to have up to 11x higher ROI than traditional advertising methods.
Even though pitching over 100 journalists or bloggers to get your app reviewed may sound like a monumental task, it’s going to be worth your time if several of them do write a review.
One of the hardest parts of getting started with marketing your mobile app in this way is finding relevant people to pitch to. There are thousands of journalists, bloggers, and influencers online, and it’s unrealistic to think you can pitch them all.
We’ve done part of the homework for you and selected 100 top websites (by traffic) you can contact to request a review of your app. You can create a template message but writing a personal and customised email to each of these will always bring the best results – take time to get to know who you are writing to.
Personalisation will always bring the best results – we highly recommend taking time to get to know who you are writing to!
You may find that some of the writers are aligned with the content of your app, in which case you stand a great chance of getting your app reviewed by them, and getting a good rating from them!
Here are the 100 top websites and blogs to get your app reviewed:
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