Hello and welcome to the Focused on Story Blog and to the Author Toolbox Blog Hop #AuthorToolboxBlogHop which meets every third Wednesday of the month to share resources and tips for authors. Thanks to Raimey Gallant for hosting this venture.
Please join us to learn more about the craft of writing and to meet bloggers who are dedicated to helping each other become the best writers possible. Click here to visit other blog hop participants.
The Keyword Conundrum
In an earlier Author Toolbox Blog Hop, I shared how I used Keywords Everywhere to find keywords for amazon book descriptions. At the time, the program was free. Since that posting, KE is now a paid tool. I also explained about keywords and SEO in that blog article. Click here if you need some help in understanding the connection between keywords and SEO (Search Engine Optimization) information.
I promised to offer you more free programs. I hope this information will help you figure out the keyword conundrum. Here are a few, thanks to Rebecca Holman, a gifted teacher, who is obsessed with doing research in order to sell books.
I tried Ubersuggest and I really loved the ease with which I could find multiple related suggestions for keywords and how popular the keyword is. It uses data from Google Suggest to provide keywords related to what real people search for on Google. Click here to try it out.
Alas, I learned from several gurus in the past few weeks, Google searches and amazon searches do not offer the same keywords. So, if you have a book on amazon, you should use a tool that will give you specific words people have typed into the amazon search bar. Rebecca suggests using DS Amazon Quick View Tool. This is a Google Chrome extension found in the Chrome Web Store. Click here to add this tool to your extensions.
I have not tried this tool, but I have a new non-fiction book out. I used the Ubersuggest tool to choose keywords, so now I will research keywords using the DS Amazon tool and change my keywords in KDP for that book.
Find more tools to use at Rebecca Holman's Youtube video on tools to use for research. Click here to find more suggestions from Rebecca.
Happy Thanksgiving from J.Q. Rose
Today is my turn to post on my publisher's blog, the Books We Love Insiders Blog. I marvel at how the Pilgrims could still find so much to be thankful for after enduring so many hardships in order to colonize a home in the New World. I hope you find their story inspiring.
Click here to read that blog post. It will go live at 7:30 am, EST, Nov. 20.