How to find keywords for #Amazon ads #WriterWednesday #AmWriting #BookMarketing

D.E. Haggerty

The current thinking is that you need 1,000 keywords when you run an Amazon ad. Yes, you read that right – 1,000! How in the heck do you come up that many? Well, I’m not sure. But, by using the techniques below, I was able to come up with well over 500 keywords per ad. (Although I’m unsure why 1,000 is necessary as my hits seem to be concentrated on five or six words, but that’s a blog for another day.)

Each of these methods is free, but they do take time. I spend about four hours per Amazon ad searching for keywords.

Auto suggestions. Open incognito mode in Chrome and go to Amazon.com. In the kindle store, slowly start typing in words that relate to your book [think setting (e.g. Victorian age, character types (single dad, veteran, etc.), character roles (strong female lead), plot themes (coming of age)…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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