“Whether or not the changes are more experimental in nature or indicative of a larger overhaul of how apps are ranked in the Top Charts is not yet known,” Perez reports. “However, these changes have resulted in apps losing and gaining in position without a corresponding increase or decrease in app downloads.”
Perez reports, “Previously, the App Store took into account download volumes and velocity as the two largest factors that determined an app’s rank, the firm noted in its report. But now how well consumers actually like the app could be coming into play.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers "Fred Mertz" and "Lynn Weiler" for the heads up.]