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Since the App Store search algorithm update in June, my apps have seen a 60% drop in sales. Before the search changes, two of my apps steadily made me around $40k a year for three years.

The drop in sales concerned me so I paid for external advertising and marketing. It did not help.

One of my apps was featured by Apple twice. Now when you search for it by its exact name, some free spam app shows up above my app.

I am expecting another huge sale decline starting this month thanks to the new iOS6 App Store.

I'm not sure how anyone can see this change as being rational. This change is as bad for customers as it is for developers.

As for me, I had a good run on the App Store. But the world is not ending. It's just time to look into other income streams.




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