I have a different problem with tags. When I'm in my category, Contemporary Romance and put my name in the search field, I get my books displayed. BUT: above the line shows Related Searches: and there are three author names there.
At the end of the thumnbnails, two additional thumbnails have been showing for some time. Two different authors - and not the ones mentioned in the Related Searches. The thing is, virtually all of these authors have many many more books that do I, and I think they're quite popular (especially the two with books displayed). I asked Amazon about it and unfortunately I didn't keep their reply. As usual it was fairly quick and polite but it didn't make sense; something about my name being connected to their books. Whaaat? I don't think so.
Someone here suggested that I should go back and put my name/books on the other authors' pages but a) I don't know how to do it and b) I wouldn't anyway, although it's more than a little tempting.
Not as bad as nasty tags. I have a couple of tags on books where I don't even know what the word means and I'm not going to look it up. I guess we're out there folks, like it or not. But if we can convince Amazon to take a second look at this, I'll happily add my voice.
Here is what I do to avoid that problem. Each book
is allowed 15 tags.
When I publish a book, I enter all 15 tags. I enter
tags that I think are relevant.
That doesn't work for books listed in other markets. When books published originally in the US store are sold in tthe UK store, UK customers make their own list of tags for your books. Check one of your books in the UK store and see if you can limit or change the tags. I couldn't.
If we use up all 15 tags, does it mean nobody else can get in? Or do they eliminate one of ours when a stranger posts one? Has anyone spoken to KDP UK about this? Strangers should not be allowed to add tags to our books. That's insane. We can write to Jeff Bezos. When I do that, I always get a reply. Not necessarily from him, but he sees that his emails get dealt with.
Thanks for alerting me to this problem. I didn't even know there were tags on my pages in the UK,. Duh!
I did that, but yesterday I had to write to amazon for the third time asking them to take all the fantasy and paranormal tags off one of my books and replace them with the proper,original tags. This happened in the US - the tags on the UK version are and have always been fine.