Google’s new app policy seems a little… hypocritical

Google updated its Play Store policy recently, and the changes appear to be designed to reign in spam on its app store. One of the policies reads “Product descriptions should not be misleading or loaded with keywords in an attempt to manipulate ranking or relevancy in the Store’s search results.”

Amusingly, the description for Google’s own Maps app contains a block of text which would do just that:

Not quite sure what the text “Keywords: maps, navigation, places, latitude, directions, indoor maps, local search, Street View, traffic, transit” adds to the description, but Google should at least adhere to its own standards.

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