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How to Influence Your Amazon Kindle eBook's Visibility Through Keywords and Categories

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#1 AQCrew



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 01:59 PM

This is Amazon's definitive resource guide for categories and keywords -- per genre -- within their Kindle Direct Publishing program (KDP).




We will warn anyone who is new to the game of self-publishing that categories and keywords make a HUGE difference in the way that your book is indexed within Amazon's search results --> which in turn affects your book's inherent visibility in terms of being seen by readers who are "browsing" for their next read.


Everyone claims that you need a high rank to increase your visibility on Amazon, but that's actually quite backwards thinking: the truth of the matter is that a high rank is influenced by the number of downloads you receive --> which is partly influenced by how readers find your book  in the first place.  And one of those ways is browsing via keywords.


If you have a questions about keywords and categories, and how to effectively use them, feel free to post them here and we will attempt to help you. 

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 07:40 PM

Thanks for posting!! This is a huge help on the keywords.  I knew that certain key word combos could add to your categories (outside the basic 2 you get to choose), but this is GREAT, since I was always guessing. : )

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 02:04 AM

Thank you for this!

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 07:53 AM

I need to learn about keywords.  :smile:

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Posted 17 September 2015 - 08:52 AM

Thanks. Keywords are so tricky!

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