Want your own traffic statistics from your book’s web page? Of course you do, where on Amazon can you go to get that information? Sorry, you won’t find it! I’m willing to let you in on the secret information.
- You will need an image to put in your Amazon’s Product or sometimes referred to Book Description. The image must be hosted on the Internet. As an example, http://www.rnewton.net/xxx.gif.
- Then go to https://bitly.com/ establish a free account and put in the URL of the image of http://www.rnewton.net/xxx.gif which bitly will shorten. For my example the link in item 1, might become http://bit.ly/16cXUQp.
- You may login to your Amazon author central page to code the image in the product description field. You must use html tags. For our example image I will use the following html image tag <img src=”//bit.ly/16cXUQp” align=”center” /> You must use html entities for <, >, “, ‘ which begins with a & and ends with a semicolon.
- Your image tag would look like <img src="//bit.ly/16cXUQP" align="center" /> This how Amazon wants you to insert html code into its web pages.
- You may also use the KDP, Kindle Desktop Publisher, to insert code into the product description. KDP, so far, will be used to add or modify your book’s seven keywords and two categories.
- Now after the update you can return to your Amazon book page and view the image now displayed. Next, go to https://bitly.com/ and click on View stats shown in the image below.
You may view the quantity of clicks over time, the link referer, and geographical locations. Now you can monitor your Amazon books’ traffic. This site provides an API to get more analytic data if you are willing to code a program.