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Promote your apps

App install campaigns, promotional codes, sale pricing, and much more – our platform provides the features you need to grow your customer base and gain traction in the market.

App promotion campaigns

Create a directive-driven ad campaign to get the word out about your app, right from your Dev Center dashboard. Our platform uses machine learning algorithms to minimize the cost-per-install for your campaigns.

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Paid campaigns

These campaigns will run ads in any other app that matches your app’s device and category. You can also choose a universal campaign, where the ads will also appear within MSN.com, Outlook.com, Skype, and other Microsoft premium properties.

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Free house campaigns

These campaigns will run ads only in your other apps, free of charge.

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Free community campaigns

These campaigns will run ads in apps published by other developers who also participate in community ad campaigns, free of charge.

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Ad experiences for campaigns

We offer a wide variety of ad experiences for you to drive user acquisition and engagement in your ad campaigns.

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Banner and banner interstitial ads

Banner ads use a portion of the app's real estate. Banner interstitial ads are full-screen ads that grab the complete attention of users.

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Video ads

Video ads are full-screen ads that show users the features of your game in a visually engaging manner. Video ads are currently available for high-budget campaigns. To learn more, email us at aiacare@microsoft.com.

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Native ads

Native ads enable you to send all the individual components of your ad (such as the image, title, and description) to the receiving app. The app stitches these components together to provide a native experience for the user.

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Other ways to promote your app

Promotional codes

Promotional codes are an easy way to give customers free access to your app or add-on. You can use them for review purposes, customer service scenarios, or other promotional giveaways.

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Sale pricing

Put your app on sale to entice new customers. When you schedule a sale, the lowered price is displayed in your app’s Store listing for customers on Windows 10.

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Microsoft Store badges

Let customers know your app is in the Store with a custom badge in the style and language of your choice.

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Custom promotion campaigns

You can add custom tracking codes into links to your app’s Store listing to find out which channels are driving the most downloads for customers on Windows 10.

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Promotion analytics

Keep tabs on your app promotion activities and see how customers are finding your apps.