If you want to reach a wider audience, you should submit your app to websites that review apps. A favorable review on one of these sites can expose your app to a whole new audience and help you get more downloads.
In this post, we will give you some tips on how to approach these review websites and give you a list of the top sites to submit your app to.
Before you approach a review site, take some time to research the types of apps that they have reviewed in the past. If you have a business productivity app and the site obviously only reviews games, then move on. But if you feel that your app would be a good fit for their audience, then reach out and contact them.
Figure out an angle that will make it easier for a writer at a review site to review your app. Is it better than a popular app? Does it do something that no other app does? Providing the writer with a story will help your app stand out from the rest.
As a general rule of thumb, you should keep your initial contact email to five sentences, or less. Keep in mind that they get hundreds of emails a day, nobody wants to read a novel. The person reading your email will appreciate it.
Finally, remember to follow up. Writers get busy meeting deadlines and they may have wanted to review your app, but just forgot about it. Just send them a short one or two line email in a week, to see if they are interested.
Here are 49 of the top iOS app review sites that we found. Whenever possible, we have linked to the contact information page of the site.
Not all of these sites will review your app, but it can only take one or two good reviews to really boost the popularity of your app. Be sure that you have worked out all of the bugs in your app before you submit it for review. The last thing you want is negative publicity.
Have you submitted your app to an app review site before? What were the results? Let us know in the comments below.