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Old 02-02-2013, 09:33 PM
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Default Keywords not logical anymore.

One of the last tools left for an indie to quietly promote their apps are the keywords. Would be good to have a discussion what has happened to their effectiveness in the last few months.

It really seems the parameters have really switched to a new system employed by apple.

Example: Our app HD Weather

When you search HD Weather you would think a direct name search would show the app with that exact name pretty high on the list. Especially if listed again in your keywords as a precautionary measure.

It seems everything that has HD (lots are unrelated to weather) in the name is ranked ahead of HD Weather (even another one of our own apps). It seems Weather is being ignored in the search as long as an app with HD in it is selling more copies.

Mathematically it isn't possible for an app with a specific name to be found so low on a search unless the search function is based on very bizarre criteria.

I guess some of these apps that aren't related to weather at all could theoretically have entered HD Weather as keywords.

It would really be nice if the search function would actually work as a searchable resource instead of (again) promoting higher ranked apps.
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