1. Mathusalemrex's Avatar

    New dev here, uploaded a couple of games/apps to googleplay, just wondering how long it takes them to update the search afterwards, as almost a week later a search by exact name doesn't get a result.
    08-09-2014 09:13 AM
  2. Clem_SuperHippo's Avatar
    It shouldn't take more than 24hours for the exact name
    08-15-2014 11:55 AM
  3. PowerLemons's Avatar
    I found this page called "Application visibility & discovery" on Google's support website.
    I can't link it since I don't reach the 10 post limit yet, so here's a copy-and-paste of it.

    If your app is not appearing for 24 hours, please select one of the options below: I cannot find my app when searching by its name.

    When searching on Google Play, application search works across title, publisher and app descriptions. It's not easy to refine the search results appropriately when it comes to generic words that also happen to be brand names or titles. Please note that our search results are constantly evolving due to improvements in ranking algorithms. When this happens, results for some queries inevitably change. We monitor queries closely to make sure we give the best results possible.

    If you are concerned about your applications' visibility in Google Play, please note that there are several factors that may influence how an application shows up in search results within the Google Play store.

    In general, when a Google Play user searches or browses in the Google Play store, results are filtered based on a number of elements. First, the manifest file and the device's hardware and features are part of how applications are filtered. In addition, filtering also depends on the country and mobile carrier, the presence or absence of a SIM card, and other factors. For example, if an application requires the telephony feature (as specified in the manifest file), then Google Play will not show your app on any device that does not support it, which is majority of tablets. Same with API levels: if the application requires a minimum API level 7, it won’t appear for the devices that support only level 6 API or lower. Furthermore, priced applications are only available to users in locations where we currently support buyers.

    To find your applications in the Google Play store, you can use the following direct URL formats:
    https ://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mypackagename
    https ://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.exampledomain.exampleapp
    08-17-2014 04:23 PM
  4. crabbist's Avatar
    It usually takes less than 3 hours for me but I've had cases where it took as long as 24 hours.
    08-18-2014 03:25 AM
  5. Zinitter's Avatar
    It takes several hours after published, not longer than 24 hours.

    Do you publish your app to production or still in alpha or beta testing?
    08-19-2014 06:17 AM
  6. Zack Hine's Avatar
    Every time I've updated my app it's taken just a few hours to start showing the new version of it.
    08-24-2014 10:03 PM
  7. timmy2702's Avatar
    Yea, same for me also. It usually takes me 3-4 hours to see my app got published on the store.

    Also, as I see, google usually updates its service (like installs, google game play services) once every 24hrs. It is at a pretty random time for me. However, the rating system works fine and updates pretty fast!
    08-25-2014 11:30 AM
  8. scfxv's Avatar
    I took me around 3-4 hours too for my app.
    08-28-2014 03:49 PM
  9. Bonfi96's Avatar
    It took me 1-3 hours on sunday night, ususally 3-4 hours and I can always find the app by the exact name.
    09-01-2014 05:14 PM
  10. gigglegeeks's Avatar
    Wow, I thought that I'm the only case but turn out this is very common. In my case it took a whole day.
    09-04-2014 04:38 AM
  11. Cyber Sector 21's Avatar
    For me its's about 2-3 hours ..
    09-04-2014 06:17 PM
  12. inderhayer's Avatar
    Generally it takes 3-4 hours but may take upto 24 hrs.
    09-05-2014 12:10 AM
  13. alex199126's Avatar
    after 3-4 h. i can open game in gp, and after 24 i can find it via search
    09-11-2014 04:07 PM
  14. Thief_Lupin_2's Avatar
    What the others said :P 3-4 hours!
    09-24-2014 07:52 AM
  15. ankurkashyap's Avatar
    Its been more than 24 hours and still my app is in pending publication. Am i the only one to face this weird issue.
    03-08-2015 12:08 PM
  16. MPSecuritylabs's Avatar
    The app is live or still not yet..
    06-11-2015 06:24 AM

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