2 OKR examples for App Store Optimization

What are App Store Optimization OKRs?

The Objective and Key Results (OKR) framework is a simple goal-setting methodology that was introduced at Intel by Andy Grove in the 70s. It became popular after John Doerr introduced it to Google in the 90s, and it's now used by teams of all sizes to set and track ambitious goals at scale.

Formulating strong OKRs can be a complex endeavor, particularly for first-timers. Prioritizing outcomes over projects is crucial when developing your plans.

To aid you in setting your goals, we have compiled a collection of OKR examples customized for App Store Optimization. Take a look at the templates below for inspiration and guidance.

If you want to learn more about the framework, you can read our OKR guide online.

Building your own App Store Optimization OKRs with AI

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Our App Store Optimization OKRs examples

You'll find below a list of Objectives and Key Results templates for App Store Optimization. We also included strategic projects for each template to make it easier to understand the difference between key results and projects.

Hope you'll find this helpful!

OKRs to optimize app store visibility for higher organic downloads

  • ObjectiveIncrease app store visibility for higher organic downloads
  • Key ResultImplement at least 2 targeted ASO strategies to improve discoverability
  • Key ResultIncrease keyword ranking positions to top 20 in relevant categories
  • Key ResultImprove average rating to at least 4 stars with a minimum of 100 ratings
  • Key ResultIncrease app page conversion rate to at least 30% through A/B testing

OKRs to significantly reduce Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) for our mobile app

  • ObjectiveSignificantly reduce Customer Acquisition Cost (CAC) for our mobile app
  • Key ResultImprove app store optimizations to increase organic downloads by 20%
  • TaskLeverage user feedback for app improvement
  • TaskReview and enhance keyword strategy in app descriptions
  • TaskOptimize app icon and screenshots for better visibility
  • Key ResultEnhance referral program to increase organic acquisition by 30%
  • TaskRedesign referral incentives to make them more attractive
  • TaskImplement user-friendly referral process in the app/website
  • TaskLaunch marketing campaign to promote referral program
  • Key ResultImplement A/B tests on marketing channels to enhance conversion rates by 15%
  • TaskIdentify key variables for A/B testing in current marketing channels
  • TaskAnalyze results, identify successful variables, implement changes
  • TaskPlan and execute A/B tests in the identified marketing channels
  • Key ResultDecrease app installation cost by 25% through optimizing ad targeting
  • TaskAnalyze user data to better understand our successful app installation demographics
  • TaskMonitor and adjust ad campaigns based on performance metrics
  • TaskRefine ad targeting parameters based on this analysis

Best practices for managing your App Store Optimization OKRs

Generally speaking, your objectives should be ambitious yet achievable, and your key results should be measurable and time-bound (using the SMART framework can be helpful). It is also recommended to list strategic initiatives under your key results, as it'll help you avoid the common mistake of listing projects in your KRs.

Here are a couple of best practices extracted from our OKR implementation guide 👇

Tip #1: Limit the number of key results

Focus can only be achieve by limiting the number of competing priorities. It is crucial that you take the time to identify where you need to move the needle, and avoid adding business-as-usual activities to your OKRs.

We recommend having 3-4 objectives, and 3-4 key results per objective. A platform like Tability can run audits on your data to help you identify the plans that have too many goals.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's audit dashboard will highlight opportunities to improve OKRs

Tip #2: Commit to the weekly check-ins

Having good goals is only half the effort. You'll get significant more value from your OKRs if you commit to a weekly check-in process.

Being able to see trends for your key results will also keep yourself honest.

Tability Insights DashboardTability's check-ins will save you hours and increase transparency

Tip #3: No more than 2 yellow statuses in a row

Yes, this is another tip for goal-tracking instead of goal-setting (but you'll get plenty of OKR examples above). But, once you have your goals defined, it will be your ability to keep the right sense of urgency that will make the difference.

As a rule of thumb, it's best to avoid having more than 2 yellow/at risk statuses in a row.

Make a call on the 3rd update. You should be either back on track, or off track. This sounds harsh but it's the best way to signal risks early enough to fix things.

Best way to track your App Store Optimization OKRs

Your quarterly OKRs should be tracked weekly in order to get all the benefits of the OKRs framework. Reviewing progress periodically has several advantages:

  • It brings the goals back to the top of the mind
  • It will highlight poorly set OKRs
  • It will surface execution risks
  • It improves transparency and accountability

Spreadsheets are enough to get started. Then, once you need to scale you can use a proper OKR platform to make things easier.

A strategy map in TabilityTability's Strategy Map makes it easy to see all your org's OKRs

If you're not yet set on a tool, you can check out the 5 best OKR tracking templates guide to find the best way to monitor progress during the quarter.

More App Store Optimization OKR templates

We have more templates to help you draft your team goals and OKRs.

OKRs resources

Here are a list of resources to help you adopt the Objectives and Key Results framework.

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