A few years back, I used to waste hours with long researches for keywords I could use for a book title just like you. Gosh, the boredom was endless! Then the Kindle Spy application came to my rescue.
I bet you want a faster and easier way to get the usually exhausting keyword research done. Think about getting the kindle spy application. No worries, all you need to know is in this in-depth review of the Kindle Spy.
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What exactly is Kindle Spy?
Everybody loves information, especially when we can just cut corners to get them. For authors or publishers like you and me, the Kindle Spy is like our private secret agent. Sounds wacky, right? KD Spy is a browser application (or extension if you’d prefer to call it that) that helps you navigate through every other published book on Amazon.
It tells you about the sale rankings of books and helps you identify keywords, amongst other things. I like this application a lot, and I would tell you the reasons as we go on. Trust me when I say it’s especially good for you if you have a publishing business.
One good thing about this application is that it’s frequently updated by the owners. There was even another recent update. After each of these updates, the app comes out with new features, speed, and accuracy better than the previous version.
The main reason I use this software is that it makes the process of analyzing keywords a lot easier and a lot faster. The thought of having to do this manually (if I didn’t have this application) is dreary. What makes the kindle spy app much better for me is the fact that it sits in my browser, unlike some dummy applications hid somewhere in my desktop.
How the Kindle Spy Works
In reviewing the kindle spy, it’s important I let you know its functionality and exactly how it works. I would also tell you how I analyze keywords with this application.
If, for example, I search the word ‘meditation’ in the Kindle Store, it would show me the results, but that’s not what I am after. Since the Kindle Spy is a browser extension, it has its button somewhere around in the browser. When I click on that button, behold, I get all of the information that allows me to analyze the keyword ‘meditation’ in a single-window quickly.
I can see every result on the kindle store pages in the KDSpy. With the KD Spy, I like to check the second page sometimes if I am not too confident about using a specific keyword. Why? I want to see if the books on the second page also sell well. If they do, then I know that there is a bigger chance that mine would too.
The Kindle spy contains the following metrics: the number of pages, price, estimate sales monthly, estimate monthly revenue, reviews, and sales rank in different columns.
Number of pages: this gives you an idea of the length of the book you should do for yours to compete with the others and still sell well. In some cases, the longer books do better than short length books, e.g., books with ‘real estate’ keywords and vice versa. While for other keywords, the number of pages (short/lengthy) is not a problem because your book would do well either way.
Pricing: with this information, you have an idea of tag prices for different people’s books.
Reviews: I check the reviews to see if the books in the top ranks have way too many reviews for me to meet up with. If I see that the books majorly have above 100 reviews, it’s most likely going to be a no go area. Truth is most of these books are from authors. As a publisher, competing with those books isn’t going to be a smooth ride.
The authors mostly have websites, YouTube channels, Facebook fan pages, and so on. Hence, they have an audience already waiting to purchase their books. If you are a publisher, you don’t have all of that, so you should change your game plan if you want profitable sales. In cases where I still see a book with 100 reviews doing well, I can give it a shot.
Sales Rank: this is another thing I look at. The sales rank gives you a rough idea of how well books with the keywords you are analyzing are selling. First of all, the average sales rank display is important to me, so I remove the books with zero sales rank; This would give me a precise average sales rank. If I see that the average is below or about 200,000, then I conclude most books for this keyword are profitable. Thus, if I publish a book there, then I have a good chance of making money.
When the average sales rank is about 300,000 or above, it’s a sign that the books aren’t selling well. If you had intentions of using that keyword, ask yourself, “is a book with this keyword still worth publishing?” It’s your decision.
Another thing I look out for on the sales rank column is if I have three or more books ranking below 50,000 paid in Amazon. So with this, I know that the books are selling well on Amazon.
I don’t pay much attention to the estimated monthly sales and estimate monthly revenue columns.
Basic Features of the Software
1. Keyword Results: This is all of the data that comes out on a keyword when I search for that keyword on Kindle Spy. Like the number of pages, estimate monthly sales and others, as I mentioned above.
2. Keyword Analysis: This feature helps you to brush over the stats quickly. The different figures are already highlighted in different colors and allow you to see if the books are well optimized or not. You want your books to be optimized so it can rank well, and this would help know what to do to achieve that. Well, I don’t use this much because I feel I could get the same with the first feature. You, on the other hand, might prefer this for your analysis, probably for specific reasons.
3. Word Cloud: I find this feature useful, especially when I want to dig into a niche I am not very familiar with. My available keyword in such instances would mostly be what you would call a broad keyword because it’s a single keyword. There is more competition with individual keywords. What you can do when you’re in a similar spot is to use long-tail keywords, and the Word Cloud gives you keywords close range keywords. With the Kindle Spy word Cloud, you get ideas for search phrases with longer word counts. These keywords are commonly less profitable but have less competition.
4. Rank Tracking: This last one is mostly for if you want to track down particular books. I don’t use this feature.
You might be wondering…
How Do I Get the KDSpy Application?
Simple stuff! I have been using The Kindle Spy for about two years, and I paid for it just once. The good thing is it was cheap, and it’s interestingly even less expensive now. So, you spend a few pennies now, and you can use it forever. A click on https://jordanalexo.com/kdspy would do the trick.
Why I like Kindle Spy: Its Advantages
To recap, here’s why I love this application:
- Quick and easy to use
- It saves your hours
- Very helpful (you could even call it a research assistant, LOL).
- Ideas for keywords
- One time purchase. No monthly fees
- This application works well for Google Chrome but doesn’t support other web-browsers.
On a Final Note,
Most times, you have to research through hundreds of keywords to be able to pick out 2 or 3 that suits you. This process could take hours and hours to scroll through pages trying to pick out the details you need. With Kindle Spy, it is one click and boom… you get all the essential information on a single compact window. If you consider your time precious, then, save your ass the trouble today!