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Ask HN: Looks like the app store search algorithm changed
4 points by evanmarks 1714 days ago | hide | past | web | 1 comment | favorite
I religiously track my app's ranking in the App Store for my key search terms and it looks like there has been a major tweak today. My app that usually ranks around 60 for a search, has dropped down to 126, and my less popular app has moved from 250 up to 127 for the same keyword.

Is anyone noticing the change? Have you determined any of the underlying reasons?

I feel like ever since chomp update was introduced they have been tweaking constantly. I also monitor my own 50+ apps and there are very inexplicable jumps. No way of zeroing in on causes from just looking at numbers.

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