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Old 11-10-2010, 08:42 AM   #31
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When you buy from Amazon, it uses tags to guess at other items you might want to buy, based on the tags of what you just bought, and serves them up for you to see. The more incidences of a particular tag, the more likely your product will appear. So this is upping our chances to be noticed by customers buying or searching for similar items.

I think. At least, that's the way I understand it works.
Yep, that is the way I have come to understand it also.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:11 AM   #32
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When you buy from Amazon, it uses tags to guess at other items you might want to buy, based on the tags of what you just bought, and serves them up for you to see. The more incidences of a particular tag, the more likely your product will appear. So this is upping our chances to be noticed by customers buying or searching for similar items.

I think. At least, that's the way I understand it works.
I must be stupid, but I still don't get it. What does one actually do to assist the other author?

Do you buy the author's book and get offered other books with the same tag, and his/her book is more likely to come up when others buy books with the same tag?

Or do you do a search with the authors tags, and keep on till his/her book comes up?
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:42 AM   #33
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Hello, I'm author Sean H. Robertson. Thanks for this Tagging thread. It's a great help to authors! I just tagged ALL of your books on through Amazon USA, but I don't have an Amazon UK account yet. Please return the favor and tag my new Vampire Teen book at

http://www.amazon.com/Cries-Vampira-...tp_s2_edpp_url

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folklore(38)
paranormal romance(38)

Thank you in advance for your tags. It's great when humans work together to help everyone succeed!

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Old 11-11-2010, 08:59 AM   #34
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Sean,

Thank you for tagging my books. I checked, and I'd already tagged yours. You really should consider a Kindle release. Your genre sells well in the Kindle store when it's appropriately priced.

Have a great day,
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:06 AM   #35
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Thanks, Ricky. Yes, a Kindle release is in process and should launch in two weeks at $2.99 per download. I appreciate the tags bro!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:24 AM   #36
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Tagged you, Sean.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:55 PM   #37
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All tagged up, Sean and welcome to the thread.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:31 PM   #38
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Do you buy the author's book and get offered other books with the same tag, and his/her book is more likely to come up when others buy books with the same tag?
Yes.

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Or do you do a search with the authors tags, and keep on till his/her book comes up?
Again, yes. If the author's book has a higher number beside the tag, it is more likely to come up in a search for items with that tag (in a search for [SF], for example, an item with 200 [SF] tags will show up sooner than an item with 100 [SF] tags).
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Do you buy the author's book and get offered other books with the same tag, and his/her book is more likely to come up when others buy books with the same tag?

Yes.
Wow! Still, I suppose it's cheaper than advertising.


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Or do you do a search with the authors tags, and keep on till his/her book comes up?

Again, yes. If the author's book has a higher number beside the tag, it is more likely to come up in a search for items with that tag (in a search for [SF], for example, an item with 200 [SF] tags will show up sooner than an item with 100 [SF] tags).
OK, so that's how it works. Thanks, Steven.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:31 AM   #40
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Great job keeping this thread alive my friends!

I am throwing some Karma your way.
I added some tags to mine if you wouldn't mind.

Thanks in advance!
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Looks like I'm still caught up.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:11 AM   #42
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I'm in. I've been doing this at other boards and it does work well when everyone reciprocates.

My links to my Amazon author pages are in my sig. There's a lot there. I just ask that people do what they can.

Off to the start of the thread now. Wish me luck, I'm going in.

...edited 10 minutes later to say that I've caught everybody, thanks to there being a few well known peeps here from other places

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Old 11-13-2010, 10:15 AM   #43
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My links to my Amazon author pages are in my sig. There's a lot there. I just ask that people do what they can.
Whoa! All those books are yours?

And I thought I was doing good when I hit a dozen!

Stand back, boys... I'm going in...

(later)

Whew! Somebody pass me a brandy... I'm gettin' too old for this stuff!

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Whoa! All those books are yours?

And I thought I was doing good when I hit a dozen!

Stand back, boys... I'm going in...

(later)

Whew! Somebody pass me a brandy... I'm gettin' too old for this stuff!
Yep, all mine... and the same amount again getting lined up to go. In 6 months or so time I hope to have fifteen novels, six short story collections, and over twenty 99c shorts up there. :-)
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Hello, I'm author Sean H. Robertson. Thanks for this Tagging thread. It's a great help to authors! I just tagged ALL of your books on through Amazon USA, but I don't have an Amazon UK account yet. Please return the favor and tag my new Vampire Teen book at

http://www.amazon.com/Cries-Vampira-...tp_s2_edpp_url

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paranormal romance(38)

Thank you in advance for your tags. It's great when humans work together to help everyone succeed!
Gotta congratulate you on the fine gothic cover there! Done your tags.

Cheers

MTM

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