Was Snapdeal impacted by the Aamir khan episode? The only way to answer that is by looking at data – so here is it (we waited for the Nov data to show up on appannie).
Take a look at 1 star reviews in November which are unusually high (because of Aamir episode) – which essentially means that a lot of people just came and rated Snapdeal 1 star (and not necessarily downloaded and voted 1 star as part of natural cycle).
Also, the number of 5 star reviews will give you a fair indication of regular traffic.
In October, Snapdeal received 9278 5 stars vs only 5382 in November. This clearly indicates a drop of almost 40%. One safe assumption is that Aamir episode would not have impacted 5 star reviews as even supporters of Aamir Khan wouldn’t come and rate Snapdeal five stars except few twitter/FB fans who want to show off (or some paid gigs).
Having said, this can also translate to loss of love(?).
1. Aamir episode badly impacted Snapdeal ratings in November.
2. 1 Star ratings increased by 3.2x from Oct
3. Week of 22 nov alone added many 1 star reviews
4. Overall downloads are definitley down by 30-40%.
5. 5 Star ratings went down by 40%.
What about sales? Well, your guess is as good as ours !