• http://www.mobilemartin.com/ Michael Martin

    Odd still on an actual iPhone device as Google would normally provide prominence to the app listing based on the device type in the user agent.

    It does look like its removed if you use Google’s legacy Application Search Tool – https://www.google.com/webhp?tbm=app#hl=en&safe=off&output=search&tbm=app&sclient=psy-ab&q=whatsapp&oq=whatsapp&gs_l=hp.3..0l4.3443.4478.0.4648.…1.1.8.psy-ab.nZxEsIdDdoA&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_cp.r_qf.&bvm=bv.44697112,d.cGE&fp=9ef56f2fd5a74942&biw=1422&bih=761

    Also furthering this is that Google did list iTunes as in compliance to its rich snippet inclusion for higher app visibility http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/09/introducing-application-rich-snippets.html

  • Yeye Yates

    Thankfully, this is an isolated case. My small online store was hit quite hard by last year’s updates and am now keeping a keen eye everytime there’s an article about Google and listing problems. Will still double check with ColibriTool just to be sure. Thanks for sharing

  • atatata

    Did not you write in three of four years ago that they promoted Knol?
    I do not get their explanation. iTunes pages are returned, they are indexed so it is a ranking problem, it has nothing to do with fetching pages. Pages are there in Google index. It’s a ranking problem, it is not a crawler problem.

  • TampFamp

    Sometimes man you jsut have to roll with it.