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Subject: Book Post Search Rankings
Date Posted: 6/28/2011 1:28 AM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2011
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So i recently posted my copy of "For Whom The Bell Tolls" ISBN 9780099908609

 

To my dismay, the first page of search results for Whom the Bell Tolls includes a couple of versions of the title (but not mine) followed by dozens of versions of the title that are unavailable;  on page 3 of results appears my book available to order

 

Why is it that PS isnt putting my book right at the top of the search result since its available to order?

 

Its discouraging because it seems unlikely that someone will navigate through three pages of random unavailable books just to order mine

 

Any ideas?

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 1:39 AM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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People who want to order books in the system will change the search to filter on "Posted Books".

I am not sure you can really do anythign to make your book more visible, though.

The best thing is to make sure your ISBN has all the available information (description, cover picture, etc) in the book listing. People are more likely to order a book that has all the info available.

Date Posted: 6/28/2011 1:51 AM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2011
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http://www.paperbackswap.com/Whom-Bell-Tolls-Ernest-Hemingway/book/0099908603/

 

^^Well, it does have pretty much all the info  -   but it is disapointing

Subject: Hello fellow James!
Date Posted: 6/28/2011 1:56 AM ET
Member Since: 6/4/2007
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When I searched for that title, limited to Posted Books only, your book came up third on the list. Not only that, but it has a far more attractive cover, and is the only one of its kind in the sytem as far as I can tell, which means it's likely to get picked up pretty quickly.

edited to add: it appears yours is the only ISBN listed paperback copy of that title available in the system. It should only be a matter of time :)



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