|Tools and Tidbits for Writers|
by JQ Rose
<Red-faced> this morning when I realized this is Wednesday already! I apologize for being late in posting this article. Anyone else lose track of the week? Labor Day was Monday, a holiday. That is my excuse. It hurried the week along. I hope you'll enjoy this information about Finding Keywords for Amazon Book Descriptions originally published in 2019.
Finding Keywords for your Amazon Book Description
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Keywords are very, very, very, very important for readers to discover your books, blogs, writings and your book descriptions at online booksellers. These words are words people type into the Google search bar to find sites/books related to what they are looking for. These words are the targets used in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) program.
SEO is a robot (bot) that combs thru every page of every thing online. When it spots a keyword like "cozy mystery" (yes, a keyword can be more than one word and can be a "long-tail" keyword,( a string of words e.g. a cozy mystery located in Michigan), the bot recognizes it when someone types "cozy mystery" into the search box. When your keyword pops up, the SEO bot directs the searcher to your book.
Hopefully you'll figure out that golden keyword that will bring your audience to your book. However, that is quite unlikely, so you need to have a lot of golden keywords and change them often if you can. With traditional publishing, the publisher has to do that for you. If you're an indie publisher, you can experiment with different words.