Apple Improves App Store Search Engine to Correct Misspelt Queries

Apple Improves App Store Search Engine to Correct Misspelt Queries

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Apple has made changes to its App Store search engine to take into account misspelled words, according to TechCrunch.

A recent change to Apple’s App Store search engine now leads to improved search results for misspelled queries with small typos, we’ve learned. In addition, searchers looking for an app they know by name, but are unsure if it has spaces in the title, are also seeing better results. For example, those looking for the highly ranked “QuizUp” game wouldn’t have found it before if they had typed in “Quiz Up” with a space. Now it appears.

The site believes these changes went into effect a few weeks ago and could lead to increased downloads for some developers with hard to spell or commonly misspelt app titles.

App Store SEO firm SearchMan produced the chart below which shows result counts from before and after the change. Notably, there now appears to be a cap of about 2200 results.

Have you noticed an improvement or a change in the App Store's search results. Let us know if you have!

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Apple Improves App Store Search Engine to Correct Misspelt Queries

Apple Improves App Store Search Engine to Correct Misspelt Queries
Camfella - November 26, 2013 at 8:47pm
They do, it's called Wishlist, you can find it in the share sheet of an app
CaptainJapan - November 26, 2013 at 5:16pm
When did "misspelt" become a word?
Limey Joe - November 26, 2013 at 6:31pm
Since before the USA existed.
Camfella - November 26, 2013 at 4:54pm
They're just doing that NOW?
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