App Store Optimization · App store

One of our competitors is down-voting us in app stores. How do we fight back?

Ganesh verma Being a software tester it's my job to act

April 21st, 2017

After enjoying nearly a year of strong app store ratings, one of our apps has plummeted in the rankings, even though there haven’t been any major chances to the product during the time span. We serve a large market and our space is crowded with competitors, and it’s our assumption right now that one of them is playing dirty. What can we do to improve our ranking? Will Apple/Google hear us out? What kind of evidence do we need?

NASSIM LOUCHANI software developer and web designer

April 23rd, 2017

its easy , you can work to get positive votes , by adding offers for anyone vote for you and share products online !

Akinsola Usman Co founder @minardweb @zaddish

April 22nd, 2017

Best is to work hard on updates and your members to rate you and maybe later on report to goo6

Anonymous Writer, Filmmaker, Film Producer

April 23rd, 2017

I would look at the reviews, make sure that the negative reviews are inaccurate. I would explain to iTunes that you are being sabotage by false attacks, and ask if you can communicate this at the app store. I would even make a company video explaining what is happening. Hope that helps.

5 * Agents for a TV Channel Franchise

May 1st, 2017

Beyond the answer to that question is the necessity for the awareness that it always was irresponsible for businesses to use these (sic) (trending) empowerments of the public to inflict bias or condemnation upon the professional community. It empowers everyone from the psychopath to the grumpy haters to have a boredom prankster lifestyle that is involved around web chatroom trolling to Amazon Seller prestige assassinations. I blame the new generation of yuppie executives who didnt inherit old school integrity and plain common sense!

marvin pope always looking to turn problems into financial oppourtunities to help others and make a profit

April 23rd, 2017

i would say to create and not compete your products success will speak for itself and to do a swot analysis strength weakness oppurtunity threat

Paul Garcia marketing exec & business advisor

September 1st, 2017

Apple's app store has the ability for developers to respond to reviews. And Apple has been taking action against fake ratings in the app store. Both stories are available on TechCrunch

Do not generate your own fake positive ratings or hire someone to post fake positive ratings/reviews, that will get you kicked out of the store. Deal with the attack administratively. And have your CEO call the CEO of the competitor who is behaving badly and have a 1:1 talk about it. Things can be resolved if you communicate.

Cassi Kjun Jiyong App promotion, app install, review and rating provider.

August 23rd, 2017

Hi there,because your app ranked higher and have user base and positive reviews, then you can buy keyword search installs to improve your app ranking. This method can increase your app ranking instantly, about 8~10 hours, highly recommend, rank higher than your competitor immediately.

krystal liu App store optimization expert

Last updated on November 28th, 2018

What they do is a very bad behavior. The things you should do is to gain more positive reviews and high ratings to tell other users that your app is a good one. And positive reviews and high ratings also can help boost app ranking in the app store.

Here are some ways help up-vote.

  1. Ask friends and families help - Developers can ask friends and families help to give high app ratings. After launching the app on app stores, just ask them to register several accounts on different app stores. And they can also advertise it to other people.
  2. Give user rewards - For some developers, it’s little difficult for them to get high app ratings from users. If you are one of them, don’t worry, there is also another useful tip for you to get high app ratings. You can provide some rewards for users in order to attract them give high ratings. Although some of them might be not satisfied with your app, they will still give 5-star ratings because of the rewards.
  3. Buying App Ratings - This is the most effective way to get high app ratings. You can buy app ratings from professional companies and request them to offer high app ratings. They can provide 5-star ratings and installs are provided by real users. It’s cost-effective and helps you achieve this goal in a short time.

Daniel Salazar Founder

April 22nd, 2017

It's not the best practice, but there are services that you can pay to give you reviews. More on this link: