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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 […]

Amazon Reviews: How Amazon Encourages its Own Black Market

Amazon Reviews: How Amazon Encourages its Own Black Market

After I reached a reviewer ranking of less than 80,000 I started getting emails from Amazon sellers asking me to review their products. From an algorithmic standpoint this makes complete sense: products with more (and better) reviews are more likely to be seen by other customers […]

Amazon Reviews: Strategy

Amazon Reviews: Strategy

If you have an internet connection, there’s a pretty good chance that at some point in time you’ve ordered something from Amazon. Amazon is great for retail consumers, it’s great for sellers, it’s great for software developers (Amazon Web Services), it’s great for affiliate marketers, […]