A MacOS command line tool for marketing. Based on iTunes Search API Keywording allows to estimate the keywords popularity in App Store, by region. A user can specify the keywords and country codes. The tool returns the number of the search results corresponding to each keyword and country. This eventually allows to estimate the keyword competition which is an essential part of the keywords optimization. This post describes the details of the entire procedure of sorting and choosing keywords for App Store using free tools including Keywording.
The ready-to-use build could be fuound in Build/Release. Alternatively, the project could be built with Xcode.
Keywords could be specified via parameters:
./keywording \"<comma separated keywords>\" <country code>...
$ ./keywording "figure,plot,graph" GB US GB figure 161 graph 190 plot 191 US figure 174 graph 191 plot 196
Also, you can pass a file containing comma- or newline-separated keywords:
./keywording -f <file> <country code>...
./keywording -f keywords.txt US GB NZ
to output the list of local App Stores and their country codes. The up-to-date list can also be found here under the Appendix: Country Codes and Storefront IDs table.
Due to API restriction, the maximum number of search result per keyword is 200.