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Why is my Quotes app in the bottom of the Store? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I published the app TODAY and have two 5 stars rating and it is on the bottom of the search on windowsphone.com website.

    On windows phone store is invisible!

    So how can user find my app in the marketplace if it is on the bottom of store?????????
    How the Store works i don't know. It apears i don't have a chance for gaining some revenue?


    Dragan Stamenkovic

    • Moved by Drew-W MSFT Tuesday, April 1, 2014 6:37 PM Moving to correct forum.
    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 5:47 PM

Answers

  • Hello Dragan,

    Working hard on your app and having it seen in the store is very important to all developers. There are several factors that are taken into consideration when determining app rankings. We are not able to divulge our internal processes on that, but you can be assured that the ratings process has been followed for your app. This rating is dynamic and will continue to evolve over time.

    The new algorithms used to generate app lists more directly and accurately reward app quality and user preference. Previously the list algorithms were based primarily on downloads over time. Now we’re able to factor in measures including an app’s customer rating, how frequently it’s pinned or unpinned from Start, and performance (does it crash often?) to determine its overall ranking. The upshot: if you’ve invested in quality, performance, and customer satisfaction you will now more directly benefit through better ranking and discoverability."

    Now to be able to promote your application we do have some great links to assist you in this:

    Market appeal

    Tips to help get your app promoted in the Windows Phone Store

    And

    How to get your app promoted in the Windows Phone Store, which has a nice video to watch.

    As with you and all developers we do wish you the most luck with your applications.



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    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 7:35 PM

All replies

  • Hello Dragan,

    Working hard on your app and having it seen in the store is very important to all developers. There are several factors that are taken into consideration when determining app rankings. We are not able to divulge our internal processes on that, but you can be assured that the ratings process has been followed for your app. This rating is dynamic and will continue to evolve over time.

    The new algorithms used to generate app lists more directly and accurately reward app quality and user preference. Previously the list algorithms were based primarily on downloads over time. Now we’re able to factor in measures including an app’s customer rating, how frequently it’s pinned or unpinned from Start, and performance (does it crash often?) to determine its overall ranking. The upshot: if you’ve invested in quality, performance, and customer satisfaction you will now more directly benefit through better ranking and discoverability."

    Now to be able to promote your application we do have some great links to assist you in this:

    Market appeal

    Tips to help get your app promoted in the Windows Phone Store

    And

    How to get your app promoted in the Windows Phone Store, which has a nice video to watch.

    As with you and all developers we do wish you the most luck with your applications.



    Windows Phone Developer Support

    Send us your feedback about the Windows Phone Dev Center

    Windows 8 UI Developer Support


    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 7:35 PM
  • Hello Robb H

    My app is in 94 place on www.windowsphone.com . I don't see how the user can reach the app.

    Previously i published apps, and the fresh ones were in 20 place without review and without any download. But now i start with 94 position in search. It doesn't matter the name if your app is on 94 by keyword quotes which is her real name.

    Dragan Stamenkovic

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 8:26 PM
  • Hello Dragan,

    I do completely understand your frustration. If you do have some concerns and wish to get a more personal attention please reach out to our support staff by submitting a help request via this link: Dev Center support


    Windows Phone Developer Support

    Send us your feedback about the Windows Phone Dev Center

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    Thursday, April 3, 2014 6:54 PM