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Rank down more than 70 in 3 days,is it normal?

09-30-2009, 08:06 PM
#1
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 44
Rank down more than 70 in 3 days,is it normal?

When my game(CatchCows) was pick up to "New and Noteworthy" and "What We're Playing",it had rank up to No.63 on "All Games" of United States early.

I know it's normal if your game had remove from the "New and Noteworthy" and "What We're Playing". But i found that my game is still in "What We're Playing" but it rank down more than 70 just in 3 days.

I had no idea and it seem can't do anything to stop it for ranking down. Is it normal or something wrong i made or i miss?
09-30-2009, 08:58 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,005
New and Noteworthy isn't a magic bullet. You've picked up some bad reviews in the past few days. Also, if you were on both "New and Noteworthy" and "What We're Playing" and now are only on one list, you also have much lower visibility than you did when you were double-featured.


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Originally Posted by babyfish0226 View Post
When my game(CatchCows) was pick up to "New and Noteworthy" and "What We're Playing",it had rank up to No.63 on "All Games" of United States early.

I know it's normal if your game had remove from the "New and Noteworthy" and "What We're Playing". But i found that my game is still in "What We're Playing" but it rank down more than 70 just in 3 days.

I had no idea and it seem can't do anything to stop it for ranking down. Is it normal or something wrong i made or i miss?
09-30-2009, 11:20 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 2,438
Quote:
Originally Posted by babyfish0226 View Post
When my game(CatchCows) was pick up to "New and Noteworthy" and "What We're Playing",it had rank up to No.63 on "All Games" of United States early.

I know it's normal if your game had remove from the "New and Noteworthy" and "What We're Playing". But i found that my game is still in "What We're Playing" but it rank down more than 70 just in 3 days.

I had no idea and it seem can't do anything to stop it for ranking down. Is it normal or something wrong i made or i miss?
It's because of the drop off from New and Noteworthy. All the featured spots are not equal. By a large margin "New and Noteworthy" on the main App Store page is the best featured position.

One of the big reasons is that this list is what iPhone users of the App Store app see first when they hit "featured" on their iPhones. The rest of the positions, especially the category specific "What We're Playing" games position will drive a fraction of the sales.

arn
10-01-2009, 12:04 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by arn View Post
It's because of the drop off from New and Noteworthy. All the featured spots are not equal. By a large margin "New and Noteworthy" on the main App Store page is the best featured position.

One of the big reasons is that this list is what iPhone users of the App Store app see first when they hit "featured" on their iPhones. The rest of the positions, especially the category specific "What We're Playing" games position will drive a fraction of the sales.

arn
Our Champion Archer was recently featured under "Hot New Games." This has given us a roughly 1500% increase in sales for the first day, which isn't bad, if I say so myself.

However, once you are off the list, you lose that marketing advantage and awareness.

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10-01-2009, 01:07 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 44
Just like arn saying. Maybe drop off from New and Noteworthy is the big reason of the rank down. I thought i shell focus on our next new game now. It's working time.