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No. 3 Hot New Release under “Browsers” on Amazon How to Get Unlimited Free Traffic Everyday (2.0)

How to Get Unlimited Free Traffic Everyday (2.0)

How to Get Unlimited Free Traffic Everyday (2.0)As God is my witness, I will never pay a penny for traffic again!

What’s your website’s daily pageview count like? Not completely satisfied, or not satisfied at all?

You’re not alone. Millions of quality websites out there are like spinsters sitting in the corners of singles’ party, pining for some attention. On the web, attention can only come in one form – traffic. That’s why a site is rated by search engines by its daily pageview count, among many other things.

No. 3 Hot New Releases: How to Get Unlimited Free Traffic Everyday (2.0)

No. 3 Hot New Releases: How to Get Unlimited Free Traffic Everyday (2.0)

This book teaches you how to roll up your sleeves and generate unlimited FREE traffic, with the help of a great bot you can download free, while many others are still dishing out their hard-earned money to pay for traffic.

You will be excited about the prospect of an improved search engine ranking after you read my book. But what’s revealed in this little book is just the tip of the iceberg. In the battlefield of web marking with web bots, what you learn in this book is a beginner’s game. If you are serious about web marketing and you mean it when you say you want to sell your books or other products on the web, you owe it to yourself to get a copy of my other book,

Whispers, Automated Marketing with Webbots

With Bookbub, Should I Do the Free or the 99¢?

So when you finally have a book likely to be accepted by Bookbub, should you choose to do the free give-away or the for-sale promotion (like the 99¢ discounted pricing)?

I get that question all the time. People over-think about strategy. Marketing is just like anything we do in life. There has to be an element of unknown. When a move carries a downside risk, it also intrinsically carries an upside risk.

With Bookbub, my vote is with the free choice. The Amazon algorithm is by “affiliation.” The more people download it when they do other things on Amazon, the greater the possibilities that more people may re-trace the same route to your book.

The “reading” part is irrelevant for mass marketing. Worry about that when you are doing target-marketing on GoodReads etc. People who download and never read will NEVER buy your book anyway. But when they download, they push up your book stats. God bless them. I wish there are a hundred thousand people download mine when it’s on promotion and never read. The stats influence the real target audience of your book.

I have two books on Kindle book marketing that you may find interesting:

Whispers, Contagion & Espionage: Web Marketing with Bots (Brand new, just out this morning.)

KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description (13 readers have given it 5-star so far.)

Both books contain a lot of secrets people who ask this typical Bookbub question may not know.


Now You See Me: Marketing Your Paperbacks on Amazon

No, I’m not talking about the Woody Harrison hit movie “Now You See Me,” I am talking about linking the paperback
edition of your book with the Kindle edition of your book through Amazon’s Author Central.

I always thought that it was a neat feature. There, the paperback and Kindle versions of your book are listed together in the “Format” box. If a buyer is interested in buying the paperback, he or she can easily click to switch. Right? Wrong!

One day in mid-October I received an email from a buyer who says she wishes there is a print version on one of my title. I was like, “Well, my friend, the paperback version is listed right there. Are you blind?”

Of course, I was just mumbling to myself, not really to the buyer. To her, I apologized profusely and gave her the link to the paperback. This, of course, could not have happened had I not embedded an optin or “Contact Me” form in my book description. (Embedding an optin form in your book description is one humble but tangible benefit of the techniques introduced in KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description.)

Ever since then I started putting in explicit callout to paperbacks in my Kindle book description. For example, you can see an example in My Life as a Cicada and KDP’s Best Secret.

The result has been remarkable. I’ve done a pretty lousy job with the marketing of My Life as a Cicada. Despite being professionally done in every aspect, the book has never gained any traction with the market. For October to date, I’ve only sold one copy of the Kindle edition, along with a whopping 4 (Four!) copies of paperbacks! I’m absolutely certain the 4 paperback sales would never have happened had I not emphasized the existence of paperbacks with the eye candies in my Kindle book description.

With KDP’s Best Secret, I’ve managed to sell 3 copies of paperback in US and 1 copy in UK. Now this is a very unlikely candidate for print buyers as all the buyers of this book are ebook publishers who use ereaders regularly. Some of them chose the paperbacks simply because I’ve made a special mention of it in my book description.

The above trick is extremely applicable when you put the Kindle edition of your book on KDP Select Free Promotions. While you are giving away the Kindle copies, there may just be a few readers who will buy the paperback version, if you put the reminder in their face, as I am doing on the following book pages:

Free Book: Social Networking inside Your Kindle Book Description

My new title “Social Networking inside Your Kindle Book Description” will be free on Amazon for download Monday through Friday this week, for a total of five days. It’s here http://amzn.to/1evdevT

Those who know this method can do much much more than those who don't. It's just as simple as that.

Rock solid trade secret. No BS.

This book walks you through the steps taken to embed social networking widgets into your Kindle book description, as shown on this very Kindle book description you are looking at. Go to the book page at http://amzn.to/1evdevT and click on the Tweet Box and Facebook Post Box below and social share buttons floating on the right. They are live widgets, not some fancy static images to fool you.

The fundamental technique used in setting these social networking widgets up—a trade secret—is introduced in my bestseller KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description. If you have already downloaded the “Secret,” there is absolutely no need to download this one.

The “Secret” book is at http://amzn.to/1evdevT.

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Rock solid trade secret. No BS.

The unique and secret method introduced in this book does not involve any security exploits; it does not use any 3rd party tools to bypass Amazon’s routine book data entry Web interface. Overall, there is nothing illicit about this method. Everything the authors enter under this method go through Amazon’s routine sanitizer. There is no cheating involved.

Those who know this method can do much much more than those who don’t. It’s just as simple as that.

Book trailer:

Why Indie Authors Should Still Do KDP Select Free Promo

I truly believe that nobody can twist the arms of those who are not willing to pay for ebooks to actually pay for your ebooks. Those people will always hunt for freebies. And if the freebies are NOT available, they will check Torrent and download the pirated copies free anyway. It happened with many of my books.

With those free-loaders and hoarders, you can’t win. But the point of KDP Select is to build a lot of affiliation. If a book of yours does not sell and you do not promote it through KDP Select promo, it will just be sitting there pretty by itself. Very few people will ever stumble on it since it will not pop up in any category ranking (Amazon only list the top 100 best sellers of each category.)

On the contrary, when your book takes a ride on a KDP freebie promo, it builds extensive, random affiliation, such as “Buyers who viewed Joyland also viewed [insert your book title here]” or “Buyers who have purchased Fifty Shades of Grey also bought [insert your book title here]” (since free downloads are considered “Amazon verified purchase” in Amazon’s book.)

The rest is statistics. If one out of one hundred of those random affiliation brings you one sale after the promo and you have had three hundred free download, you will sell three copies. Math will never disappoint you. That’s why you want more people to download your book when it is free. In this hypothetical example of one to one hundred sales to freebies ration, three thousand downloads will give you 30 sales.

Of course, you can do a lot to maximize the return of these free downloads, particularly during the downloaders’ visits to your book page.

I wrote a book recently to discuss the wonderful and effective things you could do to retain the visitors’ attention and also sell them your non-freebie title, or at least to try the free samples.

Take a glance of my book on this subject to see if it can be of any value to you: http://amzn.to/1evdevT.

How to Embed a Facebook Post Box in Your Kindle Book Description

View a live demo here.

Now I will walk you through the steps of getting your Facebook Post box, which pertains to one specific post of yours, embedded in Kindle book description. The type or types of the Facebook box(es) you choose to embed in your book description is of no importance to our discussion in this chapter.

a)      Visit Facebook’s social plugin page at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. From the left nave choose “Embedded posts.”

fb_embedded_post

b)      Once I supply my Facebook post’s URL, the widget becomes live:

supply_fb_post_url

c)      Click on the “Get Code” and you will be presented with the code block. Make sure that the HTML5 tab is active. Other formats work as well but for the purpose of embedding the widget into Amazon’s book field, HTML5 is the most suitable:

fb_widget_code

You have probably noticed that Facebook’s widget code, just like that of Twitter, features simple HTML but fairly convoluted Javascript:

<div class=”fb-post” data-href=” //www.facebook.com/by.m.eigh/posts/224182587738322″></div>
<div id=”fb-root”></div>
<script>(function(d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id;
js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1″;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));</script>
Once again, we are forced to interpret and re-write the code. For a detailed discussion on how such Javascript should be rewritten, please refer to Chapter Twelve of my book KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description.

From here on we just need to follow the same procedure detailed in Chapter Five of my book KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description. And voila, we have the Facebook Post Box in a book field:

fb_box_live

Let me also point it out to you: Every step of the way throughout the above process, I have to vigilantly strip off the “http:” or “https:” part of a URLs referenced in the widgets’ code block. By default, all the URLs in the code block you obtain from Twitter or Facebook contains such strings. Do not forget to strip them off, or else your widget cannot be rendered in your book page.

For a more in-depth explanation this unique deal-breaker, please read my book KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description.

How to Embed a Tweet Box in Your Kindle Book Description

View a live demo here.

Now I will walk you through the steps of getting your Tweet box embedded in Kindle book description.

a) The first step is to obtain the block of HTML and Javascript code that comes from your Twitter account. After you log into your Twitter account, browse to https://twitter.com/settings/widgets and you will get to option to create your own widget:

create_twitter_widgets

b) You will have choices to create different kinds of widgets but that is completely out of scope with this book. For demonstration purposes, I will use the “Tweets by M. Eigh (@m_eigh)” widget I have already created for myself. Once you click on “Edit,” you will be able to see how the widget looks and copy its code:

twitter_widget_editor

c) For my Tweet box I get the following code:

<a class=”twitter-timeline” href=”https://twitter.com/m_eigh” data-widget-id=”289132321204998144″>Tweets by @m_eigh</a>
<script>!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?’http':’https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+”://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);</script>

This is when things get tricky. In general, all HTML block of any social media widget must be treated verbatim when you input them into KDP book field. On the contrary, all Javascript block cannot be treated verbatim. In fact, almost all of them must be rewritten. It is an interpretative re-write in principle. And there is no cheat sheet or formula to follow. You either know how to read Javascript and replace the highlighted block with a more straightforward, Amazon book field friendly Javascript equivalent, or you just have to work with someone who knows Javascript well enough to get it done.
The most often used re-write are fairly simple and elaborated in my book KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description.

After the rewrite, all I need to do is follow the steps outlined in Chapter Five of KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description. to input the code block into a book field.

Voila, there I have my Tweet box live on Amazon:

tweet_box

KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed Is Now a Bestseller on Amazon

As of this morning, my new release—KDP’s Best-Kept Secret Revealed: How to Embed Videos and Widgets in Your Book Description—is now the #7 bestseller on Amazon under the Web Marketing category:

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It’s also listed as the #2 Hot New Release under the same category:

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It looks like the words are out and KDP authors and self-publishers are beginning to see the value of my Kindle Book Description on Steroids.

Hell, I’m Sharing with All KDP Authors Amazon’s Best-Kept Secret

Hello everyone,

My name is M. Eigh and I have self-published a few books on Amazon.

Are you a self-published Kindle author? If yes, you know Amazon’s newly imposed restrictions make it impossible to put any styled or interactive HTML markups in your Book Description. Hell, you can’t even embed your book trailer video in it.

But after a few month’s worth of intensive investigation, I’ve found a crack in Amazon’s system and invented a simple 5-step procedure to get any fancy videos or Javascript widget or other multimedia elements in your Book Description.

If you have done self-publishing, you know how tough it is to sell a book on Amazon. Having an high-impact, engaging and visually mesmerizing Book Description will give you instant advantage over a million other self-publishers.

Rock Solid Trade Secret. No BS. Satisfaction Guaranteed

Rock Solid Trade Secret. No BS. Satisfaction Guaranteed

Contact me before others beat you to it. I offer my service super cheap. And best, I send you an URL to study the samples first before you make the purchase.

Satisfaction guaranteed. Solid trade secret. No BS.

I will provide three random buyer reference upon inquiry as well.

Thanks

M. Eigh
eigh.com[at]gmail[dot]com

http://m.eigh.com