Browser Categories and SEO

If a book garners lots of clicks, then it will rise in—or maintain—its ranking in Amazon. Pure logic. I’ve written my book. Finally. Its published. Phew. Now what?

I’ve been studying browser categories and SEO (search engine optimization). My book was ‘missing in action’ when I searched on ‘mysteries’ and ‘women sleuths’. I was the classic invisible person.


From Amazon.com: Enjoyable, December 20, 2014 By  C. Becker(REAL NAME)
This review is from: Beware the Sleeping Dog (A Professor Mavis Walker Mystery) (Kindle Edition)
Really liked the character development as well as the writer’s descriptions of scenery, conflicted emotions, and untangling of old business.

I tried a different approach. I searched on ‘Maine mysteries’. My book came up as #21 out of the listing of 1,200 hits. I searched on ‘professor mysteries’. It was #12 out of 1,200. Then I searched on retribution and it came up as #504 out of 1,200 hits. That’s pretty far into the search results but at least it’s there!

Those results validate what I have read, in that fledgling authors fare better with very specific searches than with the larger, general searches—which, of course, is quite intuitive.

I would love to hear how you manage your browser categories and your SEO. To do so, please enter your comments in the Leave a Reply box at the bottom of this page. Take me out of the realm of ‘sounds of silence’. Please!

Wishing you and yours joy and peace.

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Failure Is not an Option

What is perseverance? The steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.

But what does it mean to me?

1. I must have moxie. What is Moxie? It’s Maine’s signature soda, a mainstay with my Libby-Keith family, but something for which I never acquired a taste. Or shall we say it’s the courage to proceed even when failure is looming.

2. I also need a bit of backbone. Beyond my skeletal spine, I must have the will to stand up to confront the obstacles. Failure is not an option.

3. To risk another cliché, I must be like a dog with a bone and not let go of my goal. Write that book. Done. Publish it with fortitude. Done. Achieve marketing success. A WIP (work in progress).

a. Fish where the fish are. Trying to do that in social media. Facebook. LinkedIn. What else?

b. Let my core audience lead me to my adjacent audience. Trying to figure that one out. Any suggestions? (continued at c. below.)


From http://www.amazon.com  Sally Ande says re: Beware the Sleeping Dog by K.A. Libby: “I enjoyed the subject matter very much, as psychological abuse is not addressed very often. The author is very good at describing her surroundings and soon you are knee deep in suspense and intrigue. I would certainly recommend you read her book!”


c. Become a mastermind of SEO (Search Engine Maximization). This week’s goal is to rework my ADP tags for my book. When I figure that one out, I’ll share.

4. Exercise sedulity. Now there’s a word. I must be diligent. I must work hard. And I must remember that the only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.

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The Science of Browser Categories and SEO

If a book garners lots of clicks, then it will rise in—or maintain—its ranking in Amazon. I’ve been studying browser categories and SEO (search engine optimization). My book “Beware the Sleeping Dog” with my author name of k.a. libby was missing in action when I searched on ‘mysteries’ and ‘women sleuths’. I was the classic invisible person.

However when I searched on ‘Maine mysteries’, my book came up as the 21st result out of the listing of 1,200 hits. And when I searched on ‘professor mysteries’, it was the 12th result out of 1,200. Then when I searched on retribution, it came up as #504 out of 1,200 hits. That’s pretty far into the search results but at least it’s there!

Those results validate what I have read, in that fledgling authors fare better with very specific searches than with the larger, general searches—which of course is quite intuitive.

I would love to hear how you manage your browser categories and your SEO. To do so, please enter your comments in the Leave a Reply box below. Thank you!