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In Science Fiction tags, the top three books have 65, 65 and 61 tags respectively.

My book has 140 Science Fiction tags, yet is only listed as #245.

Can anyone make sense of that?  
 

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Are you talking about your book's ranking? As far as I know, tags don't affect that? :-\
The tags there for readers to find items on Amazon. If they do a search for a particular term, and your book has been tagged as that term, it is likely to appear higher in those search results.

It is also supposed to help readers organise their own searches. See more here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=16238571

There was a thread on here recently in which somebody said Amazon is planning to discontinue tags -- cant find it right now! But it seemed more than just a rumor, people were quoting emails from Amazon.
 

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Masha du Toit said:
Are you talking about your book's ranking? As far as I know, tags don't affect that? :-\
The tags there for readers to find items on Amazon. If they do a search for a particular term, and your book has been tagged as that term, it is likely to appear higher in those search results.

It is also supposed to help readers organise their own searches. See more here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=16238571

There was a thread on here recently in which somebody said Amazon is planning to discontinue tags -- cant find it right now! But it seemed more than just a rumor, people were quoting emails from Amazon.
If you click on any particular tag, you get a list if similarly tagged items. You'd think that the more tags you had the higher you'd be ranked on that list, but it doesn't seem to work that way - in fact there doesn't seem to be any logic to it. Hence the post.

I was hoping someone might be able to explain it.
 

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I think they just don't work as intended.

When I click on any of the tags on my actual bookpage, my titles come up at the very top of the list, and my tags are pretty generic.

When I actually went to the kindle store and typed in one of the tags, I came up on page four.
Another didn't have it come up at all
A third showed my NEW book on page 5, although it barely has any tags.

So, while the tags themselves are useful, I'm starting to doubt that their quantity has any bearing.
 

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Quiss said:
I think they just don't work as intended.

When I click on any of the tags on my actual bookpage, my titles come up at the very top of the list, and my tags are pretty generic.

When I actually went to the kindle store and typed in one of the tags, I came up on page four.
Another didn't have it come up at all
A third showed my NEW book on page 5, although it barely has any tags.

So, while the tags themselves are useful, I'm starting to doubt that their quantity has any bearing.
Well, if they don't work properly, Amazon would never tell us...
 
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