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"What categories am I in?" workaround.
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:29:14 PM »
Okay, so we all know about yasiv.com, right, the often useful, occasionally inaccurate site that shows also boughts? Well, it also shows your categories. Now that cats seem to have vanished for many of us, I accidentally stumbled on a workaround.

Head on over to http://yasiv.com/

Enter your ASIN at the top and choose Kindle Store from the drop down.

When your book pops up, click on it.

To the right, a big picture of your cover will appear.

Scroll down a little and--voila!--you'll see your categories inside neat little dotted rectangles.

I hope someone finds this useful! :)

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Re: "What categories am I in?" workaround.
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 01:38:28 PM »
Extremely useful! Thank you! I've been wondering if I was in a subcategory and now I know. I've seen the dotted rectangle and it never occurred to me it was showing actual categories. Duh.
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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 01:54:26 PM »
What does it mean if you enter your ASIN and get nothing? I've tried a couple of books and it just says 0 books.

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 01:55:28 PM »
What does it mean if you enter your ASIN and get nothing? I've tried a couple of books and it just says 0 books.

It's having issues. Keep pressing enter over and over until it does.

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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 01:59:57 PM »
It's having issues. Keep pressing enter over and over until it does.

Yes, this. I had to do the same thing. Eventually it pops up.

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 02:00:46 PM »
Extremely useful! Thank you! I've been wondering if I was in a subcategory and now I know. I've seen the dotted rectangle and it never occurred to me it was showing actual categories. Duh.

You're welcome!

The penny didn't drop for me until today either! All this time I've been using it ... *Facepalm*

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Re: "What categories am I in?" workaround.
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 06:25:43 PM »
SevenDays, I love you. Thank you for solving one of the most recent Amazon annoyances.

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 07:49:08 PM »
SevenDays, I love you. Thank you for solving one of the most recent Amazon annoyances.

Glad I could help! :)

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Re: "What categories am I in?" workaround.
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2017, 02:58:09 AM »
that's an awesome workaround. thanksfor sharing that, sevendays.

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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2017, 06:16:49 AM »
THANK YOU.

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Re: "What categories am I in?" workaround.
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 06:46:45 AM »
Thanks for this. Now I know that my books are subcat in "Organized Crime." I write ghost stories, not mob stories. :(

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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2017, 06:49:07 AM »
Thanks for this. Now I know that my books are subcat in "Organized Crime." I write ghost stories, not mob stories. :(

Now you just need to tinker with your keywords. :)

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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2017, 12:17:16 PM »
This is really cool! Thank you!
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2017, 05:34:38 AM »
That is potentially so useful. Thanks a lot!

And clicking on the categories that appear takes me to places I have never been before.  Not sure what to make of what I see there, but there is a lot of it.

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Re: "What categories am I in?" workaround.
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2017, 05:41:55 AM »
Yes! I agree. Its helpful to have this information.

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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2017, 02:03:10 PM »
Thanks! Very helpful.

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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2017, 03:13:34 PM »
Nice. Thanks.

Anyone know what the arrows in the diagram mean? Browsing paths? Also boughts?

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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2017, 04:35:03 PM »
Nice. Thanks.

Anyone know what the arrows in the diagram mean? Browsing paths? Also boughts?

Also boughts. If a book is pointing to yours, you're in its also boughts. It's not foolproof but it gives you an idea.

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