Looking for Mr. Goodbar Follow @mistersalesman

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by M LeMont

What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this? Oh, you're Looking for Mr. Goodbar? Honey, you seem like a good person with a good heart, but you're not going to find Mr. Goodbar in this noisy bar. There's nothing here but a lot of RIF RAF. 1975

Well, the book Looking for Mr. Goodbar was published over forty years ago and things have changed quite a bit since then.

On-line book browsers search for books by typing keywords in Amazon search engine.

And if your book is not on the first page of search results, you run the risk of drifting into artistic oblivion no matter how good your book or writing skills.

I don't want that to happen to you. So here are 3 Powerful Secrets About Using Keywords, listen carefully.

1 Amazon allow you to use 7 keywords phrases that will help browsers find your book.

Log on to your Kindle account and click on the tab Bookshelf. Then go to line item 3. Target Your Book to Customers Categories. Scroll down to the box titled Search keywords (up to 7, optional)

Here you will enter 7 keyword phrases that customers use to find your book. Enter each phrase with commas between phrases. For example, how to get followers, how to use twitter.

Once you enter the keywords they will be embedded in Amazon's search engine so think like book browsers–what phrase would they use to find your book?

Don't worry it will be difficult to get it right the first time around you can always change them later.

A good idea is to ask customers what keywords they used to find your book, and then change your keywords.

Track and monitor your ranking on Amazon by typing in the keywords in Amazon search box to find your book the same way browsers search.

The combination of sales and hits on your keywords will move your book up the page ranks. This process could take a few weeks or a few months to get on page 1.

But no matter how long it takes you must continue to work until you get on Page 1 or your sales will suffer if nobody knows it exists.

2. Title Of Your Books: If your title contains some of the same keywords, then you will move up the page rank faster as Amazon algorithms are designed to score higher for multiple keyword sources.

3. Description Page: When you write your description page make sure to add some of the same keywords into your copy. This will also score a higher page ranking with multiple keyword sources.

Now let me tell you something just because someone found Looking for Mr. Goodbar, it doesn't mean they were looking for it. Chances are they found it by accident and it could have been your book if you play your cards right. So parallel, double park it sideways, and let them find you.

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