Using Amazon Keywords Update

To continue on from the article  Q&A: How Can I Use All the Search Keywords for an Amazon Listing Kieran popped over a very interesting email and wants to share with you, the feedback here is exceptionally curious.

Hey Matthew

Just found out something useful and interesting from Amazon support.

I was having trouble with an ASIN, I lost it in the search as if it was suppressed.

I contacted them to ask about it and found out something interesting.

I have been told you must leave a space after your comma in the keywords otherwise it picks the whole box up as one keyword.

The guy explained that he tested my keywords and as an example he searched “slot-in slot in” and my product came up on amazon, the keywords looked like this “slot-in,slot in”

I think this is soooo important if this is the case and i noted that your article does not show spaces between your commas and keywords.

This came from Amazon support.

Currently a potential buyer would have to search for “Slot in slot in 3ds stylus touch stylus pen” as an example because i have setup my search terms wrong!

I hope this is useful to you, its certainly useful to me as currently most of my keywords are completely useless as there are no spaces.

Kind regards


So using spaces is recommended :)

8 replies
  1. James
    James says:

    If I am using one attribute field in magento for each keyword phrase do I still need to include a comma and space at the end of each one. e,g

    Amazon Keyword 1 Attribute Field = Keyword1,[space]
    Amazon Keyword 2 Attribute Field = Keyword2,[space]

  2. belle
    belle says:

    Hello Matt

    Thanks.I’m new to Amazon.I’ve seen your last article.

    Do you mean that we should leave a space after comma?

    For exemple:Search Term 1
    ipod charger, ipod classic charger, ipod mini charger

    Is that correct?I really appreciate your help in this case

    I wonder if you could give more advices about increasing sales rank.

    How can i do?

    • Matthew Ogborne
      Matthew Ogborne says:

      Howdy Belle,

      Yes that’s right a space after each keyword.

      As far as increasing sales rank, that’s dependant upon the number of sales an item has received. So to decrease it’s value you need to make more sales. That topic gets deep pretty quickly and not something I’ll be covering in the imminent future I’m afraid.



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