How rating affects ranking in search results and top charts across platforms

Editor’s Note: Ian Sefferman is co-founder and CEO of MobileDevHQ, a company that provides app store optimization and marketing tools. His guest post contains data pulled from the company’s backend and an analysis of how a mobile app’s rating in the App Store and Google Play top charts can be correlated to an app’s rank in search. You can follow him on Twitter, @iseff, or read his blog.