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A goal gretzky could never score
Weird Search Rankings in App Store
This might be linked to the weirdness I’ve been seeing with sales/rankings. Did a search for “Kids Learning” which is one of the terms I target. I’m doing pretty well in the results, but the order is surprising:
iPhone Search Results:
Pet Sounds Lite (50th) Averages 150 downloads a day last updated Nov 4, 2009 2.5 stars on 2012 ratings Uses “Kids” in title and “Learning” in keywords
Timmy’s Kindergarten Adventure Free (52nd) Averages 300 downloads a day last updated March 24, 2012 4 stars on 59 ratings Uses “Kids” in title and “Learning” in keywords
Zoo Sounds Free (61st) Averages 800 downloads a day last updated Feb 23rd, 2012 3 stars on 12 ratings (3 on 3921 overall) Uses “Kids” in title and “Learning” in keywords
Number Quiz Lite (62nd) Averages 30 downloads a day last updated Nov 20th, 2009 3 stars on 847 ratings Uses “Kids” in title and “Learning” in keywords
Again, any ideas? This is getting strange.
Did the App Store Dance?
It was a crazy weekend in the App Store. Personally, my sales were down 20% overall week/week. My top selling app Letter Quiz dropped 40% (ouch). No rhyme or reason, no email from Apple, just a sudden drop.
My games are mostly found in the Games>Educational category, and I keep a pretty close eye on rankings there.
Here’s a screenshot I took last Tuesday:
Here’s a screenshot this morning (Monday):
Now it’s normal for rankings to change day to day, but some of these were extreme. Here’s a few of the big drops that caught my eye:
Quizzing Toddler Preschool: (down 19)
Abby - Preschool Shape Puzzle - First Words: (down 26)
Counting with the Very Hungry Caterpillar for iPad: (down 39)
Kids Crosswords: (down 56, and it’s featured!)
How’d I fare? Letter Quiz is down 5 from 9th to 14th. Timmy’s Preschool Adventure is down 7 from 12th to 19th. Timmy’s Kindergarten Adventure moved from the Games>Educational category to “Education” so it’s not listed, but sales were down 15% week over week. My free apps got hit as well, just not as bad.
Any idea what’s going on?
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