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How does Google Play search for game titles?

07-30-2013, 03:15 PM
#1
How does Google Play search for game titles?

Hi everyone!

I've recently published my first game "What's the Sentence" for iOS and Android, but it has been extremely hard to find it on Google Play.

When I search for "What's the Sentence" on Google Play, it shows up as #49. I think this is bad, especially because searching for the title is the only way to find a game that's not in the top charts.

Here is the link to my game: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sentence&hl=en

Has anyone experienced or seen this before?
07-31-2013, 12:28 PM
#2
What I recall is the same experience. Until your game has a certain number of downloads, even an exact title search won't show it in the first page of results. This helps prevent people from gaming the ranking algorithm by using creative names I suppose.

So you kind of have a chicken and egg problem. Get some press to promote your game to increase the downloads to improve your search ranking.

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