Why Does Amazon Remove My Comments?
This is to explain more in detail about what I found out earlier today and the nagging question; Why Does Amazon Remove My Comments?
In order for Amazon to keep control of the “bad people” who pay to have comments written for a book (Kindle or paperback) they have had to set up parameters and algorithms that track relationships between people even on Twitter and Facebook.
If you are only an acquaintance, more than likely no red flags will be alerting Amazon about your comment.
Amazon uses data mining which gives them a “contact trail” of your association with a person who leaves a comment about your book.
Unfortunately, this tactic, while I agree is needed, the people who are doing the right thing when leaving comments and recommendations are the the ones to suffer, along with the author.
To sum it all up:
- Don’t ask family to go and leave comments on your books.
- Don’t ask friends to leave comments on your books.
- The links you share from Amazon can be tracked to whomever you give them to and when they click on those links. (See below on how to strip the links).
- Never pay for anyone to post a comment or review on your book.
- My innocent attempt to help other authors could be bad for both myself and the author, so this will be removed from my blog. It used to sit on the right sidebar but no longer as it is a “MAJOR RED FLAG.”
When you search for anything on Amazon, the resulting URL link gives Amazon the tracking information they need right down to the actual “seconds.”
This is good to learn because we all know we are not allowed to earn commission from our own links. But I’ve been using my shortened Amazon link (shown in the video below) just because it is shorter and if you weren’t aware, Amazon does not allow the use of external shorteners for their URLs.
I’m positive that many do not know about this and they would appreciate if you would share these two videos with them.
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