UPDATE: Experiment over. It looks like driving traffic to an Amazon page, but not getting sales, actually hurts your Amazon rank. Who knew? Well, now we do. Thanks, everyone! This kind of action really helps ARealGirl and I find out what works for online book marketing.

Ah yes, the one that started them all. Junkies, I'm experimenting with book rank for ROOKIE Kindle version. Since only die-hards read the F**K YEAH! blog, take a minute to swing over to the ROOKIE Kindle page on Amazon.com.
1) Hit "Like"
2) Scroll down to "Tags Customers Associate with This Product."
3) Click all those tags and add any others you might dig. Most important are science fiction, scifi, space opera, space, interstellar travel, sci-fi adventure, kindle, kindle authors, football and quarterback.

No idea if this works, but the cool kids (like Nathan Lowell) are doing it.

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I'll be curious to see if this makes a difference too.

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Clicked 15 tags (maximum allowed). Smile

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Had some errors trying to save some selections, and ultimately it appeared as though i could not save about six. Howeve,r when I re-loaded the page, it showed all selections checked, and the counts incrememented, reflecting my selection.

 

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Did my junkie duty.  I hope this helps and puts Scott on the top of every category!

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Tagged and Liked. :D

Tagged and Liked. :D

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Guess it can't hurt.

All hail the FDO!

All hail the FDO!
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Tag!

To: The Next Junkie Who Reads This:  YOU'RE IT!!! 

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Tag!

What kills us, doesn't make us stronger.

What kills us, doesn't make us stronger.
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So far, no impact

Crazy. Likes have gone from 2 to 21, keywords have gone from about 9 in the main categories to 27-28, and no difference in rank. I'll keep you updated. I thought it might goose rank for a bit, but no. Not sure of the purpose!

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With hopes that maybe there is a delay in Amazon updating the rankings!!

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Tagged and Liked

And I clicked the links that "Like" and updated the tags too.

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Liked and Shared on FB

up to 29 likes so far
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Maybe...

...it'll go up once the next sale has been made (like it's part of their calculation or something) book with 0 likes + 0 tags doesn't move as far as a book with 10 likes + 10 tags, they help to weight each sale?

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It may be having some effect...

Not sure what the previous rankings were... but Sunday morning:

#4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Sports > Football (American)

  • #4 in Books > Teens > School & Sports > Fiction
  • #10 in Books > Sports > Football (American)
  • Um... NONFICTION? whatever...I wonder if they're going to put Infected and Contagious in Nonfiction now too. Is the FDO's cover blown?
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    We're up to 35 likes now. Are you trying to keep audience.....

    .....saturation low on purpose? Many more people play in the primary forums, and the Sunday 'cast is where you're going to have your maximum amount of Junkies.

    I'm reasonably certain that if all of the boxes at the bottom get checked it actually hurts your ranking. Each box acts as a filter. So in order for THE ROOKIE to rise quickly, it would need other Amazon customers who were purchasing books that were:

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    The GFL series are the novels are the only ones I can think of off hand that meet all six of those. It would be more effective to have Junkies either saturate one or two topics or perhaps spread them over a broad range. If everyone checked all six boxes, you're actually getting back a statistical result that's lower than if we did nothing and let Joe Shopper do his thing.

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    Well, that didn't work for shit!

    We rocked the "likes," going from 2 to 35. We moved our category selections from 9 to 30-35. And know what? Rank went up. In Amazon world, "up" is bad. I'm not sure if part of their algorythm is traffic + not buying = a knock on the rank, or if we've just coincidentally sold through our probably readers, or what. Correlation doesn't equal causation, but we were at 12,500 rank today which is the highest we've been at in two monts.

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    >_>

    I'm so used to the LOTS AND LOTS OF VIOLENCE I read that as "correlation doesn't equal castration".

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    Maybe this...

    ...would be something to do when when the next Crown pre-order comes up, tage the book, then hit order, so that the traffic and tagging is also translating into sales?

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