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Newbie's question about analytics
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 12:18 AM
 
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New writer here. I tried searching for an answer to my question but couldn't find anything.

Is there any way for a writer to get some sort of report regarding which site redirected a potential reader to a book's page, and how many of these visits translated into downloads?

For instance, I ran a two-day free ebook campaign, and several people downloaded my book. I "advertised" about it through numerous social media platforms (pinterest, twitter, facebook etc). However, I have no idea which of these platforms brought visitors and no idea how many of these visits actually hit the download button.

I don't want to know personal information about my readers. What I want to know is which website redirected people to my book and the number of downloads associated with each site.

Thank you.
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Re: Newbie's question about analytics
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 12:34 AM   in response to: chris Sarantopo... in response to: chris Sarantopo...
 
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chris Sarantopoulos wrote:
New writer here. I tried searching for an answer to my question but couldn't find anything.

Is there any way for a writer to get some sort of report regarding which site redirected a potential reader to a book's page, and how many of these visits translated into downloads?

For instance, I ran a two-day free ebook campaign, and several people downloaded my book. I "advertised" about it through numerous social media platforms (pinterest, twitter, facebook etc). However, I have no idea which of these platforms brought visitors and no idea how many of these visits actually hit the download button.

I don't want to know personal information about my readers. What I want to know is which website redirected people to my book and the number of downloads associated with each site.


There is nothing from the zon. There is a site that can help with that but I can't remember who. Hopefully someone will post it.
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Re: Newbie's question about analytics
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 1:38 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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All I managed to find so far is a website that advertised it provides analytics from twitter only, but the site isn't working. You'd think Amazon would provide a more detailed report for everyone. Again, I don't think this is related to personal information leaking, if that's what they're worried about.
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Posted: Apr 25, 2017 1:42 AM   in response to: chris Sarantopo... in response to: chris Sarantopo...
 
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chris Sarantopoulos wrote:
All I managed to find so far is a website that advertised it provides analytics from twitter only, but the site isn't working. You'd think Amazon would provide a more detailed report for everyone. Again, I don't think this is related to personal information leaking, if that's what they're worried about.

The guess is that the zon wants to keep that info to themselves.
There are threads on some forums here about the site that will help if you have time to do a search by keyword/s.
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Re: Newbie's question about analytics
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 1:46 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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I did (I used the term 'Analytics') but it returned irrelevant results. Oh well, if Amazon doesn't have it built in to their reports, no one else can, I guess.

Thanks for helping out.
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Re: Newbie's question about analytics
Posted: Apr 27, 2017 11:04 PM   in response to: chris Sarantopo... in response to: chris Sarantopo...
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The closest I can think of is to make shortlinks in bitly.com

You can share those links instead of using the Amazon copy link or share link function.

Bitly reports on clicks over each weekly period, website referers, how many times clicked and what percent were from which website.

I've been using them off and on for years.
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Re: Newbie's question about analytics
Posted: Apr 30, 2017 12:28 AM   in response to: Karletta Abianac in response to: Karletta Abianac
 
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Thanks for the letting me know, Karletta. I've heard of bit.ly, but I've never used it. It's strange Amazon doesn't provide that kind of feedback, when it could mean an indirect increase in their revenues.

Thanks again.
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