User Engagement is Necessary, Not Just Important, In Ranking Games Says Google Play


Mobile industry is getting more and more obsessed with user engagement. In fact, to increase the number of downloads, app users, session length, retention rate, and other metrics, it’s important to keep users happy with better user engagement.


Just Important?

No, not just important. Google Play has now made user engagement a necessary metric to rank in gaming charts.

At Google Developer Day at Game Developer Conference 2017, Google announced significant change in how Google Play store will work in terms of making the best games more easily discoverable by users.

Google further said that recently they’ve tuned its app store algorithms to take user engagement into account, not just app downloads, to better reward quality games rather than Android games installed in large numbers.

Now, marketers, publishers, in fact the entire gaming industry could have a serious impact due to this. Till now, Games and apps Entrepreneurs often focused on ad campaigns for getting more users to install their games to rank higher in Google Play Store charts.

Moreover, there are many cases in which, the app installs weren’t even legitimate. They were not organic downloads, but fraudulent downloads to boost their Google ranking. But, with this recent update in Google algorithms, this could change, which will make it more difficult to rank in top game charts.

Google, in a blog post, also explained – “there are many instances when great games don’t get the visibility and attention they deserve. This is one of our ways to reward quality, which for games means promoting titles with stickiness (strong engagement and retention metrics) as well as a more traditional measure like a high star rating.

While Google didn’t detail on when the algorithm will come into play, but confirmed that the new Google Play update is aimed at the Play Store’s top charts as well as individual lists by category.

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This page was last edited on April 22nd, 2020, at 8:18.


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