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Kaloyan

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Placement on amazon keyword search (page numer) VS: Best Sellers Rank
Posted: Aug 23, 2017 1:23 AM
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Hey guys!

I noticed a weird occurance happening. Here it is and I'm sure some of you can relate:

  • A few days ago when I had no sales for 2-3 days my BSR had dropped to around 290k...but I was actually climbing up the keyword search pages - where my book landed on page 1 for a few days consistently for some weird reason...
  • Today I find out I had sold 4 books for the day and I immediately checked BSR and placement for my keyword. BSR was 65k ! and guess what..I was on page 4 now instead!

Any reflections on this?

Thanks in advance!
//K

Edited by: Kaloyan on Aug 23, 2017 1:23 AM

Edited by: Kaloyan on Aug 23, 2017 2:08 AM
writerbn

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Re: Placement on amazon keyword search (page numer) VS: Best Sellers Rank
Posted: Aug 23, 2017 4:56 AM   in response to: Kaloyan in response to: Kaloyan
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This isn't unusual. Sales rank, sales reports, and search rank all have different lag times, and they vary for no logical reason.
steven

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Re: Placement on amazon keyword search (page numer) VS: Best Sellers Rank
Posted: Sep 19, 2017 5:56 PM   in response to: Kaloyan in response to: Kaloyan
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Hey guys, do you know if changing your keywords early in the book launch affect your book's BSR or anything?
writerbn

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Re: Placement on amazon keyword search (page numer) VS: Best Sellers Rank
Posted: Sep 20, 2017 4:57 AM   in response to: steven in response to: steven
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steven wrote:
Hey guys, do you know if changing your keywords early in the book launch affect your book's BSR or anything?
Keywords have no direct effect on sales rank.

They may help your book be more visible to the right readers which, in turn, may lead to more sales and therefore boost your sales rank.
steven

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Re: Placement on amazon keyword search (page numer) VS: Best Sellers Rank
Posted: Sep 20, 2017 9:13 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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