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Quick tips to increase your ebook sales on Amazon

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Promote Amazon eBooks

 

Simply uploading your eBooks on Amazon is not going to increase your sales overnight.  That is just the initial process and there is much more to do, before it catch the attention and interest of readers. Just like any other product, you need to promote your eBooks effectively.  This doesn't mean you need to spend hours in marketing your eBooks, but promote them smartly.

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Jeff Bezos, Amazon's Founder and CEO

Here are quick tips that were shared by successful authors who climbed up to the Amazon Best Sellers page, apart from promoting the eBooks on their websites.

  1. Participate actively in the Amazon's Discussion Forum
Active participation at the forum would draw the attention of other amazon members and visitors to take a look at your profile.  Create an Amazon Listmania Lists and a Wishlist.  Ensure, that you list your eBooks in these two categories.



    2.  Kindle Boards

Share your thoughts, ideas about writings and be helpful to other members of this board.  Shameless self-promotion without adding value to the discussion is not going to benefit you in anyway.


   3.  Mobile Read
 
An online community that give members the opportunity to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and seek suggestions on every topic regarding the mobile internet world.  Be a part of this gadget community and its worth your time spent here in getting many hot leads. 
 
   

A self-publishing platform to sell your books at the Amazon Kindle Store. The eBooks are available for purchase on all Kindle devices and Kindle apps. When books are made available through KDP Select, you can earn 70% royalty and also promote your eBook for free.
 
Another feature is when your eBook is exclusively published at KDP for 90 days, it would also be available in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.  The best part is you would earn a share of the monthly Kindle Owners' Lending Library fund, when your books are borrowed from the library.

Certainly, these tips would have a great impact on your eBook sales on amazon.  Just ensure not to blast these platforms with advertisements and surely, in no time readers would soon start recognizing your presence on these discussion boards.

Social sharing site generates revenue for publishers

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A new social sharing platform has come forward with a brilliant idea that gives publishers the opportunity to monetize their websites.

social sharing revenue generating site that pays back publishers
New Social Sharing Platform


With the launch of Po.st by the popular Ad premium network RadiumOne, bloggers and website owners could earn an extra income that is pretty cool.  Does your website or blog receive high traffic?  Does your web content receive a good number of sharing through share buttons?

If your answer is yes, then Po.st could turn out to generate an extra income for your websites and blogs.  This is how it works.  Each time a visitor shares your website using the share buttons, a Premium Ad is displayed through a notification window that pops up.  You earn a guaranteed $15 CPM from those ads and 100% of all revenue generated from the ads are yours.  

social sharing platform that generates revenue

Besides, you can check the analytics on what your users are sharing and details about other data.  Over 1800 sites including Weather Underground, CouponTrade, Dictionary.com and eBaumsWorld are already active users that are using Po.st.

Purpose of Optimizing Blog Images for Search Engines

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By seeing an image on a blog post, search engines does not understand what our blog is all about.  We need to make it more clear in a descriptive manner to allow search engine spiders to crawl our blog. 

Optimizing blog images helps to get targeted traffic through Image Search Engines like Google image search, Bing images and Flickr, Photobucket, Picasa that are popular photo sharing sites on the web.

It is only recently that bloggers have started giving importance in optimizing their blog images.  This is such a cool method in getting targeted traffic without much effort.

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Blog Image Optimization


You might as well may want to check out the 5 guidelines for better blog image optimization:
1.   Alt text

This is an 'alternative text' (alt text) for blog images.  It is a text that help search engines to have a better understanding about the image.

The syntax is also useful where viewers would like to browse the blog by turning off the graphics.  Here the visitor would only see the alternative text instead of the image.

Once you add an image on your blog, go to the Html view and you will see a code as shown below.

optimization of blog images

Change the code to


optimize blog images

In the code only just change the "Alternative Text for Image" to a text relevant to your blog post and image.

For Example:
If your blog is about SEO Techniques, you can use an alternative text for image with a keyword relevant to the blog post.



2.   File Name

The file name of your blog should be keyword oriented and this too help visitors on the web to quickly find your blog image.


For Example:  When you use Google images or any other search engines to find an image for seo tips, you would notice that most images display the file name.

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Google Image Search for Seo Tips


When you hover on any of those pictures on Google image search, you would see the image file name as shown in the below image.

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Image Search for SEO Techniques


Note that you need to save the image file name with hyphen after each word.  Most Search Engines treat the hyphen as spaces.  Eg. seo-tips-and-tricks.jpg



3.   Image Captions

They may not seem important, but it is a good practice to always write a caption. Visitors do find the captions of an image catchy, when they visit a website.  Captions decorated with keywords is another method to drive traffic to your blog.



4.   Avoid Keyword Stuffing

Too much of makeup doesn't make a woman look very beautiful.  The same applies with blog images.  Search Engines would find it disgusting on crawling an image stuffed with keywords and would assume it is spammy.



5.   Monetize Blog Images

Just as you can monetize blogs, there are many sites that help you to monetize your blog images with adsense and CPM advertising.  Find the one that adapts perfectly with your blog and get you more image traffic as well.


It doesn't take much of your time to optimize your blog images, as mentioned in these detailed guidelines provided.  Once done the traffic through images keep flowing and that is until you decide to delete your blog.



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