Notification from Google Play

Filippo

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Hi,

I got this email from Google Play. I had a few keyword away after the first e-mail and thought now is OK, but unfortunately it is not like that.
I asked what keyword I can not use it, but got no answer.

Google Play knows no Perdon!:(

This is a notification that your application, Crono4Timekeeper-Pro, with package ID fg.Crono4Timekeeper_pro, has been removed from the Google Play Store.

REASON FOR REMOVAL: Violation of the spam provisions of the Content Policy. Please refer to the keyword spam policy help article for more information.

  • Your title and/or description must not attempt to impersonate or leverage another popular product without permission.
  • Do not engage in "keyword stuffing" by loading app descriptions with keywords out of context.
  • Do not use irrelevant, misleading, or excessive keywords in apps descriptions, titles, or metadata.
This particular app has been disabled as a policy strike. If your developer account is still in good standing, you may revise and upload a policy compliant version of this application as a new package name.

This notification also serves as notice for remaining, unsuspended violations in your catalog, and you may avoid further app suspensions by immediately unpublishing any apps in violation of (but not limited to) the above policy. Once you have resolved any existing violations, you may republish the app(s) at will. Before publishing applications, please ensure your apps’ compliance with the Developer Distribution Agreement and Content Policy.

All violations are tracked. Serious or repeated violations of any nature will result in the termination of your developer account, and investigation and possible termination of related Google accounts. If your account is terminated, payments will cease and Google may recover the proceeds of any past sales and the cost of any associated fees (such as chargebacks and payment transaction fees) from you.

If you feel we have made this determination in error, you can visit the Google Play Help Center article for additional information regarding this removal.

The Google Play Team
 

Filippo

Expert
Licensed User
:oops:
After this hassles had not known that.:)
 

hookshy

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Licensed User
Seeing the problems your are all faceing with google play I even deleted all keywords I have used in my app.
I guess the only way for staying alive is to have app name only in native language ... We are skared each day by app removal and that is the reality ..
I may look pesimist .... we have to be aware that closing an account is done without prior notificatification like someone gives you no chance in life when you make the first mistake . too said
 

hookshy

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Licensed User
This particular app has been disabled as a policy strike. If your developer account is still in good standing, you may revise and upload a policy compliant version of this application as a new package name.

As they described ..it looks like you can upload the app again under new package name ..so this is still a plus.
 

hookshy

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Licensed User
Please upload your description and keywords to understand better the reason of removal ! ..or if you already found out please let us know.
 

Filippo

Expert
Licensed User
Hi hookshy,

before the first notification I used these keywords.
keywords:
Uhr. Clock. Orologio. Analog. Analogic. Crono. Oldtimer. Rally. Rallye. Historic. Historica. Sport. Roadbook. Stage. Chrono. Chronometer. Regularity. Classic. Brantz. Terratrip. Odometer. Speedometer. Gara. Rennen. Race.
and then these. I thought that the keyword "Brantz" own brand and have it removed - but that has not helped. :(
keywords:
Uhr. Clock. Orologio. Analog. Analogic. Crono. Oldtimer. Rally. Rallye. Historic. Historica. Sport. Roadbook. Stage. Chrono. Chronometer. Regularity. Classic. Brantz. Terratrip. Odometer. Speedometer. Gara. Rennen. Race.
 

hookshy

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Licensed User
I used these keywords.
First time I did a research to see if the keywords are helping the app or not ... I guess they have a small apport to your app discoverability but more important are the downloads.
You do have a bunch of keywords indeed . The say it is not allowed to have excesive keywords ...it is not the poing now in finding those keywords that were not liked because the event is consumed ... as I said previously I even did not used any keywords ..I do wait for google to find something inapropriate for their heads.

Thanks for sharing .
 

Filippo

Expert
Licensed User
Now all keywords have moved and released the app again, now wait what google says. ;)
 

WAZUMBi

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Licensed User
Never list "keywords" in your description on Google Play. Just simply give a clear description of what your app is about. This is a sure fire way to get suspended.

If they don't ask for it then don't give it.
Opera, Amazon, and Mobango require keywords when listing. Google uses a different search algorithm.
 

Filippo

Expert
Licensed User
I have now learned from it.:(
I now have all the keywords of my apps removed.
 
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