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camellifolia

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Re: How To Sell More Books Using Proper Keyword Research and Tags
Posted: Nov 28, 2012 11:28 AM   in response to: juicetom in response to: juicetom
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Note: Amazon, unlike other search engines, ranks search results not just by “keyword relevance” but also by sales rankings. What does that mean? Well, Amazon wants to sell more books so they have a part of their search results algorithm that calculates how many copies your book has sold and compares it to others in the search results.

What are you basing this statement on?

juicetom

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Re: How To Sell More Books Using Proper Keyword Research and Tags
Posted: Nov 28, 2012 11:39 AM   in response to: camellifolia in response to: camellifolia
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Hey camellifolia,

It's based on my own experience with my books sales/search results and countless hours spent researching search results on Amazon. Every major competitive keyword is dominated by books with high sales ranks. I shall edit that statement, however, and let everyone know it's just my opinion and I have no way of knowing if that's true but I have found that simply selling more books through advertising or some other medium has improved my books search rankings on Amazon.

Tom
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Re: How To Sell More Books Using Proper Keyword Research and Tags
Posted: Nov 28, 2012 4:10 PM   in response to: juicetom in response to: juicetom
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Darn I was hoping you were an Amazon spy letting out the secret of rankings. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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Re: How To Sell More Books Using Proper Keyword Research and Tags
Posted: Nov 28, 2012 8:29 PM   in response to: camellifolia in response to: camellifolia
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Haha I wish! Sometimes I feel like a spy, reading so many books and book descriptions :) Glad I could help!
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Posted: Nov 29, 2012 1:49 AM   in response to: juicetom in response to: juicetom
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Thanks for the info.
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Posted: Nov 29, 2012 12:23 PM   in response to: petaward in response to: petaward
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You're welcome petaward!
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Re: How To Sell More Books Using Proper Keyword Research and Tags
Posted: Dec 3, 2012 3:55 AM   in response to: juicetom in response to: juicetom
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This is my experience, too. The more one of my books sells, the higher it appears in the relevance rankings. I think this is not true for freebies, but I can't say from experience since I don't do Select.

And yes, keywords and tags are very important! I use Google's keyword tool in addition to Amazon's search, like you say, and sometimes check out searches in forums and other sites. In fact, I do this before I start writing to help make sure I'm including everything I should be in the outline.

Edited by: eclecticmango on Dec 3, 2012 3:56 AM
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Posted: Dec 8, 2012 9:38 AM   in response to: mchelgrif in response to: mchelgrif
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Glad you found it useful!
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Re: How To Sell More Books Using Proper Keyword Research and Tags
Posted: Dec 8, 2012 11:02 AM   in response to: juicetom in response to: juicetom
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Thanks. That was a really interesting and informative post. Going to give it a try.
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Posted: Dec 12, 2012 12:54 PM   in response to: bestnamestaken in response to: bestnamestaken
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Ok cool! Let us know what kind of results you get bestnamestaken.
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Re: How To Sell More Books Using Proper Keyword Research and Tags
Posted: Dec 13, 2012 4:09 PM   in response to: juicetom in response to: juicetom
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Thanks for shing all that.

However, Amazon is phasing out tagging. I, for one, Cannot add or click on anyone's book tags for the last several weeks. I contacted them and was told tags are being eliminated. Why it has only started with a few, I don't know, but it seems kind of unfair.
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Posted: Dec 17, 2012 4:45 PM   in response to: bestmedicalfict... in response to: bestmedicalfict...
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Yeah you're right! Tags have disappeared for several of my books as well. At least we still get 7 keywords when we upload the book to Kindle and you can edit those anytime you like.
Kathy McCurry

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Posted: Oct 4, 2013 12:15 PM   in response to: juicetom in response to: juicetom
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This is a great thread as well as a tremendous resource tool and best of all.....it is right here for free!
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Posted: Oct 4, 2013 12:17 PM   in response to: juicetom in response to: juicetom
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This is a great resource tool to study and it is here free!
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Posted: Dec 5, 2014 8:21 AM   in response to: juicetom in response to: juicetom
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" I shall edit that statement..."--JuiceTom

You "shall"? I notice more than a couple of people talk like this in this forum and it's just...so weird and off-putting because it sounds like the way people talked in 1912, but it's almost 2015. I don't see this anywhere else online but here, and I was just wondering why people here talk like that. I was just curious. It's been vexing me for a little while now because I keep seeing this way of speaking pop up a lot here.
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