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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.
It’s clear that app stores take app ratings into account when ranking an app in search results and top charts.