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Amazon Kindle ebook improve rank?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Philippus, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. Philippus

    Philippus Registered Member

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    Hi,

    how can i improve my rank for keywords on amazon for my ebooks?
    How amazon rank it, only with the BSR, like normal products?

    What can i do to push the rank durable?


    Thank you!

    Greetings
    Philippus
     
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    WootHosting Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Have you looked at PPC advertising so you can have your product on view more?
     
  3. MatteoMatt

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    They rank it by the amount of sales as well as Kindle Unlimited reads. I believe they do it based on category, and keywords do make a difference. If the keywords are more competitive, then it will take more sales to rank up.

    Also it seems to be based on the speed of sales, so if you make a bunch of sales but then the sales stop, then your rank seems to decrease. Getting more people to read it or buy it is honestly the only way I know of.
     
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    The best way is to make the book free (you are allowed to make the book free for up to 5 days during each 90 day cycle). The more downloads your book will get during this period, the better it will rank afterwards. That's because the high number of downloads your book got while it was free will show Amazon's internal search engine (A9) that your book converts well and it is able to attract sales (Amazon earns money each time you sell a book), therefore it needs to be placed in front of your competitors' books.
     
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  5. neilbhabuta

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    There is a couple services in the marketplace offering this. Check them out.
     
  6. kninemark2

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    Away from the above sales/borrows are the key component for your Amazon Rank. To help get sales you will want:

    A professional looking book cover. If you can't afford a custom then numerous sellers have premades available or you can try your luck on fiverr. Failing that some good images from pixabay and head over to canva to design your own.

    Keywords. Make sure you are using all your key phrases and make sure they are searched for on Amazon. Some Guru's tell you to look at google but honestly it doesn't matter if a million people search on google if no one does on amazon.

    Categories. Really important and often over looked. How competitive are the categories you are going after? Look at the rank of the 1st, 20th and 100th best seller in your category. ideally you want to be in one that have high demand and low supply. if book 20 has a rank of 20000 then its going to be really hard to sell enough copies to be visible.

    Make sure that all of your Amazon book and author pages are professional looking as well.

    I mentioned that sales/borrows are important but so too is your conversion rate. if your book is converting well then Amazon will look at promoting your book. You can help Amazon do this by trying to get quality sales. Its better for your visibility if the people who are buying your book also bought similar books. This will kick in the also boughts and get you listed on the pages of other books.

    On of the key things that a lot of authors find is that you can increase sales by simply creating new books. Keep adding new material to your series and you open yourself up to bundle deals and benefit from having a book permafree.

    As mentioned above there are services that can help you rank but it can look suspicious if you go from no sales a day to 1000 then back to none - within 48 hours.

    Most services that will give you a temporary rank improvement are followed by an equally spectacular decline.

    If you don't know what you are doing you might as well wave a red flag at amazon and shout over here.
     
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  7. blackbeans

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    Use your Free Promo period to boost your sales

    There are many cheap Fiverr free promo period boosting services you can use

    However, you should only do the above if you fix your sales page and the first few pages of your book

    When I write a book, I use intros the DRAW IN the reader. A little DRAMA or CONTROVERSY pulls them in.
     
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    You can also look at Kindle review exchanges

    More reviews = more sales = higher ranking
     
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    This is true but only applies for amazon.com and amazon.co.uk, which is where most people will be selling their book. About 95% of sales of my Kindle book come from Brazil so that option isn't open to me which is a pain in the nuts.
     
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    • Encourage your buyers to get you some reviews.
    • Set discounts for your book.
    • Promote your book to social media, forums and groups.
     
  11. rsmithaz

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    focus on your strength, focus on your content, write more valuable article for your audience.
     
  12. freething

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    hi, how do you set discounts for your books on amazon?