Amazon.com Giveaways

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Amazon.com Giveaways
14 Jul 2016
Has anyone tried these yet, we're particularly interested to know whether the 'sales' gathered count towards the item's ranking...
Herts, England United Kingdom
Andy
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Re: Amazon.com Giveaways
14 Jul 2016
Do you mean through services like Snagshout or iLoveToReview?

What I hear is that the short-term rankings boost is just as valuable as the reviews themselves.

Having said that, Amazon have got wise to reviews that are only posted due to deep discounts (not giving them the Verified Review badge), and it wouldn't surprise me if in the future they take a similar view of the way it affects sales rank and do something to counteract that too.

Just my observations, would be great to hear from sellers with first-hand experience.
Andy Geldman, Web Retailer
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Devon United Kingdom
32ndshop
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Re: Amazon.com Giveaways
14 Jul 2016
@Andy No, it's a new (invite-only I believe) feature directly through Amazon.com's Promotions
Herts, England United Kingdom
Andy
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Re: Amazon.com Giveaways
14 Jul 2016
Ah OK, this one then:

www.amazon.com/gp/giveaway/home

I think it's designed to get followers on social media... I can only find people discussing using it to give away Kindle books.

Here's a listing of open giveaways which is interesting and useful as you can try it out as a buyer:

giveawaylisting.com/
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