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How does search ranking work?

ChristieMaiChristieMai BristolPosts: 29New Users @
If there are hundreds of app with mostly similar titles like "Chess", "Chess Free", "Simply Chess", etc. How do they get ranked when user search for "Chess"? How do my "Chess XYZ" app gets higher up in the ranking?


  • dev666999dev666999 Posts: 3,632New Users @ @ @ @ @
    Up your downloads. The more downloads, the higher your will rank in search.
  • ChristieMaiChristieMai BristolPosts: 29New Users @
    Is it overall downloads or recent downloads? If overall downloads that's pretty unfair for new apps vs apps on the store for a few years.
  • dev666999dev666999 Posts: 3,632New Users @ @ @ @ @
    Heavily weighted towards recent downloads.

    You can have a classic app that ranked at the top of the charts, but if it is no longer getting great downloads, it will not do well in current search. However the slide back down is much slower than the fast ride up. So, it makes sense to get as many downloads as you can, and have the app go viral. That way you will rank for quite a long time.
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