KDP Keyword Generator: Although self-publishing on Amazon KDP and Ingramspark are great ways to make money, there’s a lot more competition from other authors with each passing day. Whether you’re creating low content, fiction or non-fiction books – you need a strong keyword strategy to get your books noticed among the thousands of other self-publishers. That’s what we’re going to be focusing on today.
My favorite tool for finding profitable keywords is Publisher Rocket. It is a paid tool, but it’s pretty inexpensive and, you get a lifetime license. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works:
KDP Keyword Generator
Using the Keyword Search function, we can find keywords for books and e-books. Publisher Rocket can instantly give us a huge list of keywords for KDP and Ingramspark. Simply scroll down and look for potential keyword ideas. When you find something you like, click on them to bring up more info on that particular keyword.
You’ll now be able to view important info such as the number of competitors, potential average monthly earnings, the estimated number of monthly searches and the competitive score. Without any other information, this competitive score can instantly tell us how difficult it will be to rank for any keyword. We can then collect keywords and use them in both our book title, and in our 7 keyword boxes. This works exactly the same with finding keywords for your e-books.
There’s also a Competition Analyzer that allows you to see which books you will be competing against. You can use keywords to search for competing books and e-books, or, you can search for a specific book by its ISBN. You can find lots of information about other authors books, such as when they were published and, how well they are selling. There’s also something called the KWT rating. This is a quick indicator of whether a book is using a targeted keyword in its title or subtitle. Using this data, we can compete against similar books in our niche with better title optimization.
The next tool is the Category Search feature. With this, you have an easy way to see all the categories available on Amazon KDP. When you add a book to KDP, you are only allowed to choose from a limited number of category options. Once your book is live, you can email KDP and request that they add it to some of these hidden categories, up to a maximum of 10.
The final tool is called the AMS Keyword Search. This tool is great for anyone that uses Amazon Ads. Normally, when you’re creating an ad campaign, you can choose to show your books to people searching for particular keywords, and to people that are viewing certain books on Amazon. This tool gives us an extensive list of keywords to target, as well as a list of ISBN’s of similar books. We can export all, or just some, of this information to an Excel sheet, and then import it into our ad campaign. This will make it easier and cheaper for us to use ads and reach our target audience.
And there you have it. Everything you need to make more sales of your books. If you’re interested in this product, you can find out more about it here.