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Amazon Reviews x #Developer: Automating Ranking Collection with Python

Amazon Reviews x #Developer: Automating Ranking Collection with Python

Amazon Ranking: #11,008 I’ve been busy this spring and slowed down on the Amazon Review project (as you can tell by the increase in my ranking), but with summer and a little extra time I’m reviving it. Part of that revival includes a better way […]

Amazon Reviews Milestone: Reviewer Ranking Under 10k

Amazon Reviews Milestone: Reviewer Ranking Under 10k

Amazon Ranking: #9,946 With 85 product reviews and 359 helpful votes, I’ve attained a ranking within the top 10,000 Amazon reviewers. Why is being in the top 10k a big deal? All Amazon customers can check their ranking on their individual profiles, but Amazon publishes […]

Amazon Reviews: The Evolving Psychology of Black Market Reviews

Amazon Reviews: The Evolving Psychology of Black Market Reviews

Amazon Ranking: #10,872 A little over 6 months ago I wrote about how Amazon started accidentally encouraging a black market to develop around its reviewing community by making it clear that reviews that involve free or discounted merchandise are prohibited (these are often the perks […]

Amazon Reviews: The Technologies Sellers Love and Use

Amazon Reviews: The Technologies Sellers Love and Use

Obviously you have to use Amazon in order to do reviews on Amazon, but what other technologies do you have to know about in order to successfully interact with sellers and why? Initial Contact Email If you’ve filled out your Amazon profile then you’ve put […]

Instagram x Amazon Reviews: The Difference Between Being a Collaborator and Being a Target

Instagram x Amazon Reviews: The Difference Between Being a Collaborator and Being a Target

373 Followers I haven’t been keeping up with @zoraflorasays lately so I haven’t had much to write about, but with an increase in Amazon reviews I’ve picked it back up (at least for a while). Over the long weekend I realized that when you’re doing […]

Instagram x Amazon Reviews: Using Instagram to Get Sellers’ Attention

Instagram x Amazon Reviews: Using Instagram to Get Sellers’ Attention

339 Followers Amazon Ranking: #30,795 On June 29th, I wrote about how social media helped way less than I expected. I stand by that; most of my requests come through my email account. I wanted to expand on it though because “not helping” doesn’t explain […]

Amazon Reviews Milestone: Reviewer Ranking Under 50k

Amazon Reviews Milestone: Reviewer Ranking Under 50k

Reviewer Ranking: #36,658 I started doing Amazon Reviews in November of 2016. My ranking at the time was past the 7 million mark (Amazon has a lot of customers). I started tracking my reviewer ranking in March, when I reached a rank of #190,607 and […]

Amazon Reviews: Let’s Talk Algorithms

Amazon Reviews: Let’s Talk Algorithms

Amazon Ranking #51,485 After doing this for a little over six months, I’ve pieced together some bits about the Amazon ranking algorithm. There’s no way they update the ranking every single day There have been periods where I’ve gone up to 32 days without my […]

Amazon Reviews: The Ethical Implications of Working in a Grey Area

Amazon Reviews: The Ethical Implications of Working in a Grey Area

Amazon ranking: #51,485 I’ve talked previously about Amazon’s policies about reviewers and how it’s changed in the past year. As an ardent rule follower, the idea of being on the wrong side of the government really irks me (it’s weighed about equally with my curiosity […]

Amazon Reviews: Encouraging Contact from the Other Side

Amazon Reviews: Encouraging Contact from the Other Side

Amazon Ranking: #54,434 The beautiful part of my Amazon Review project is that as a reviewer, I have no way of contacting companies and saying “Hey, notice me” (unless I literally buy a product and say that in the review). This means that getting noticed […]