App Data: Google Play Rank Issue

Beginning on May 17, 2022, Google made several changes to information displayed within the Google Play store.

Summary

We began experiencing issues collecting ranks from the Google Play store on May 17, 2022. It appears the root cause stems from a change the Google Store made to authentication mechanisms. These changes lead the data collection processes to fail.  

Our team has noticed varying impacts on the data presented in our platform (and through our API) related to the Ranks and Reviews (along with other corresponding data) in all countries where we have Google Play Store coverage.

This issue impacts both Similarweb App Intelligence and Similarweb App Intelligence powered by data.ai. See below for a list of the impacted metrics. 

Our team is continuing to research a workaround for this issue. Please refer back to this article for updates.

Scope and Impact of data acquisition issue

Products

Similarweb App Intelligence

Devices/Platforms

Android

Metrics

Google Play store ranks

Google Play store App category ranks

Solution & Platform Area

Digital Research Intelligence: Similarweb App Intelligence & Similarweb App Intelligence powered by data.ai

Countries

All countries and worldwide filter

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