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In this post we’re going to touch on how to perform keyword research (phase 1), what to focus on when creating a killer listing (phase 2), and getting your first 5 reviews (phase 3).
Amazon Keyword Research [Phase 1]
Good comprehensive keyword research requires a thorough market & competitor analysis. There is almost an art to the science, and we’ve honed it over our 1700+ listing optimizations for customers. So what does it look like?
To research keywords successfully, you need to determine the most relevant & converting “money” keywords for your product type. There are a lot of different approaches, but one that we follow is to get the most converting keywords from Merchant Words. This is a paid service with a $30 monthly membership fee (OR you can skip the membership and have us do it for you here!).
Let’s see an example. In your Merchant Words account, search for “dog puppy toys”.
Once we have the full list of terms, we can ignore any keywords with search volumes under 1000 and anything that’s not too relevant to your product. This becomes your starting list.
Next, we identify our top 3-4 competitors that are crushing it (they will have a low BSR or best seller rank) and extract their backend search terms using our competitor keyword research. We then consolidate those terms with our list to get a “master list”.
Amazon Listing Optimization [Phase 2]
The best listings had anywhere between 40 and 110 characters in their title. It seems that on mobile, Amazon truncated display for titles after 112 characters, so this made sense. Another important note here is that the most important keywords were placed at the beginning of the title which was a key differentiating factor for listings outperforming others with titles that seemed to go all the way to 200 characters and crammed every keyword possible.
Amazon Search Terms
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How to Get Your First 5 Amazon Reviews – [Phase 3]
Getting your first 5 Amazon reviews can be a challenge, but it’s essential for getting your product seen by more buyers. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Offer incentives for reviews. You can offer a discount, free product, or other incentive to customers who leave a review.
- Reach out to influencers. Reach out to influencers in your niche and offer them a free product in exchange for a review.
- Run a contest. Run a contest where customers can enter to win a prize by leaving a review.
- Ask your customers for reviews. After a customer makes a purchase, send them an email asking them to leave a review.
- Use social media. Share your product on social media and ask your followers to leave reviews.
By following these tips, you can start getting more Amazon reviews and improve your product’s visibility.
In addition to the tips above, here are a few more things to keep in mind:
- Make sure your product is high-quality and meets the expectations of your customers.
- Provide excellent customer service.
- Be responsive to customer feedback.
By following these tips, you can create a positive experience for your customers and encourage them to leave positive reviews.
Let me know if you have any questions about getting your listings optimized. Happy to get you a highly optimized listing developed with your top keywords laced in.
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