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Best Free Ways to Promote Mobile Apps

A crowd sourced list of great ways to generate downloads of paid or free apps

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Write guest articles for blogs in your niche

Want to write a guest post about app development or app marketing? Click the link and contact us to pitch your idea.

Upload & Share PowerPoint presentations and documents

You can also add Slideshare presentations to your LinkedIn profile.

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Add a download link in your email signature

Add a download link in your email signature
Create a Facebook page for your app

Create awesome graphics, post relevant non-sales content your target audience would enjoy and invite everyone you know to like your page. Post updates on your business page, then share them on your personal page.

Create a Twitter page for your app

Follow people talking about your app's subject, other app developers, leaders in your industry. Retweet and use hash tags wisely!

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Comment on targeted blogs using your download link

Comment on targeted blogs using your download link

Set up a free Google alert for your topic and comment on articles you are sent daily.

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Participate in developer forums

Participate in developer forums

Really participate and build relationships. Add value to posts!

Update your LinkedIn profile with picture/link to app

Your app link can be placed in the "other" website slot so you can rename it. You could also add a business page and add your app as a product.

Post a demo video of your app on YouTube

Make sure you post videos of your app with a link to download!

Set up a Google + account for your app

Follow communities in your niche and post/+1 great content publicly. Try Google Hangouts On Air to broadcast your app launch, live stream and auto saved to YouTube.

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Ask friends and family to download and review your app

Ask friends and family to download and review your app

Really, they won't unless you take them through it and let them know how important it is to you.

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Trade promotion with other app developers

Trade promotion with other app developers

If you have a blog and decent social media following and the same target audience, offer to cross-promote!

Create a Pinterest board

Pinterest is an online pinboard. Create a collection of apps like your app, or other items with a lifestyle link to your app.

Create an Instagram account

Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr too - it's as easy as pie. It's photo sharing, reinvented.

Ask or Answer Questions on Quora

Quora connects you to everything you want to know about. Quora aims to be the easiest place to write new content and share content from the web. We organize people and their interests so you can find, collect and share the information most valuable to you.

Find Meetup groups nearby

Events in your niche are a great way to ask for downloads and observe people using your app in person. Great for learning and optimizing!

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Create a QR Code and Post it as Your Profile Picture on Social Networks

Create a QR Code and Post it as Your Profile Picture on Social Networks

Heck, post it everywhere. Make yourself a nice poster with a picture of your app and huge QR code and post it all around the web.

Try Free Ads on Craigslist

Craigslist can be a great place to get beta testers and early adopters.

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Update your voicemail and hold messages to mention your app

Update your voicemail and hold messages to mention your app

Much more interesting than your current hold message or voicemail!

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Join Relevant Twitter Chats

Join Relevant Twitter Chats