Apple and Google just updated their ranking systems in their respective app stores and based on what we are seeing they both decided to punish apps that ‘game’ the system. Now the stores seem to check to see how often your app is downloaded AND how often it is used by those who download the app. So if you are paying folks to download your app you will get punished HARD. As a result ShopSavvy’s rank in every market has improved and our daily downloads have almost doubled. Here is a run down:
- #6 in Apple App Store (Utilities)
- #5 in Android Market (Shopping)
- #3 in Amazon’s Android Market (Shopping)
- #1 in Windows Phone 7 (Tools)
UPDATE: GigaOm is reporting that Apple is now rejecting apps that use Pay-per-install campaigns.