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When I search for apps in the Google Play Store, what is the determining factor of the order in which they are presented to me?

Is it the number of downloads? Or reviews? Or total star rating?


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It is probably a complex algorithm that google uses. It is probably based on a number of factors, including all the things you listed, and things like your device type. knowing google, it could even base it on the types of apps that you use/install. –  Ryan Conrad Apr 2 '12 at 20:03
@RyanConrad has the right idea (It's hidden from us), but I've noticed that "Top Developers'" apps are consistently above all others. –  earthmeLon Aug 9 '12 at 18:43

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