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    My new app is in trending. Here might be the reason.

    Okay guys,so my new app which is a calculator app
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...fic_calculator

    has 4500 downloads. and is in the trending position in India.

    It came into trending app on 19th of this month(june)
    The app was launched on 5th (june).
    Although it is at a very low position on trending ,but I think it is worth to talk about it on how it got there.



    Now ,the only source of downloads for my app has been facebook groups.
    I posted in a lot of groups and some of those posts got a lot of attention.
    Some posts even getting 100+ likes and comments.
    The retention rate has been more than 50%(although currently it doesn't matter)

    Now facebook banned me so I wont be able to test if posting more and getting attention causes any more change in the trending ranks .
    But I think facebook might be the reason for trending and it can be easily decoded and repeated.
    I think this might be the reason.
    # Link of the app being created at many places.
    # People installing my app from many places on facebook.(it can be easily tracked by google have u checked that when u click on a link in facebook,it is redirected first)
    # The posts containing the link of my app getting a lot of upvotes and comments.

    These all factors might have kicked in for google's algorithm to pick up my app and place it in the trending.
    I don't think the number of downloads has much to play here because if it was so,apps with big banners would have been able to easily achieve it and ultimately would have raised the barrier higher.


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    Why did u get banned? Nothing wrong with advertising on facebook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scbundy View Post
    Why did u get banned? Nothing wrong with advertising on facebook.
    facebook banned me for some days for spamming.

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    Oh sorry, I read that wrong. I thought google banned you. Anyway, I'll do this tonight too, only, maybe not as heavily lol

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    What was banned on Facebook - your facebook account or the app's URL? If its the first - well get a new account

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-count View Post
    What was banned on Facebook - your facebook account or the app's URL? If its the first - well get a new account
    Account.
    new accounts are banned quickly

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    Were you spamming the links to the app and its URL in Facebook, or was your app posting to Facebook for your users (with/without user help) ?
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    Trending lists consider the difference in downloads from the last 24 hrs in comparison to the previous 24 hrs. You appeared trending because of the spike on downloads you had with the facebook posts, not because of the posts are considered in the algorithm.

    Apps with big banners normally don't appear there because the were also showing the banner the day before, hence the difference in downloads is not large
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    Quote Originally Posted by BaksaiApps View Post
    Trending lists consider the difference in downloads from the last 24 hrs in comparison to the previous 24 hrs. You appeared trending because of the spike on downloads you had with the facebook posts, not because of the posts are considered in the algorithm.

    Apps with big banners normally don't appear there because the were also showing the banner the day before, hence the difference in downloads is not large
    Of it was that easy to decode,don't you think big companies would be fluctuating their budget to appear in the trending list ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ankit662003 View Post
    Of it was that easy to decode,don't you think big companies would be fluctuating their budget to appear in the trending list ?
    It really is that easy, test it!

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