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Updated on October 9, 2014

Have you heard about Amazon Sales Rank?

Have you heard about Amazon Sales Rank? I have discovered it only yesterday. What a great find!

Why and how should you use it? Amazon Sales Rank is a great tool to understand sales in Amazon plus what really customer wants. I guess many of Squidoo lens masters would be happy to discover it. I'm using it when selecting products for my Amazon modules. You can pick any products but there are more chance if you pick bestseller, more readers will click your link.

See below how to find Sales Rank on

Remember this rule!

The lower the number,

the higher the sales!

Where and How to find it? - I hope you find the Sales Rank interesting!

Where and How to find Sales Rank?
Where and How to find Sales Rank?

What is your opinion?

Amazon Sales Rank is great help for affiliates.

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Amazon explains

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What Sales Rank Means?

As an additional service for Amazon customers, authors, publishers, artists, labels, and studios, Amazon shows how items in our catalog are selling. The lower the number, the higher the sales for this particular item.

The calculation is based on Amazon sales and is updated each hour to reflect recent and historical sales of every item sold on Category Sales Ranks Means?

While Rank is a good indicator of how well a product is selling, it doesn't always indicate how popular an item is among other similar items. Category sales ranks were created to highlight those categories where an item really stands out.  "We choose a few categories where the item has a high ranking in relation to other items in that category, and showcase them on the product page. Like Sales Rank, these category rankings are based on sales and updated every hour."

What an Item's Actual Sales Are?

For competitive reasons, Amazon generally doesn't publish this information to the public, however Amazon user (like Authors) are encouraged to contact their publishers if they wish to obtain sales information about their books.

Feedback is always appreciated.

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    • paulgrossman profile image


      5 years ago

      I do like to promote those Amazon products that have a good sales ranking....These do tend to get a lot of positive reviews and people like to purchase those products that generally have a lot of great feedback. Excellent, informative lens....Thanks for sharing!

    • cjsysreform profile image


      8 years ago

      Interesting! I do like to keep track of what is selling well on Amazon in certain categories, but mostly I don't use sales rank as a way to pick products to promote. No matter what the category, I try to choose things I've tried myself and liked. Also I think it's important to look outside Amazon to see how a brand or single product is selling elsewhere, online and in stores. If it is a strong brand that people recognize and trust, I know that will be something I'm likely to succeed with, even if it hasn't got the highest sales ranking on Amazon.

    • elizajane202 lm profile image

      elizajane202 lm 

      8 years ago

      I never realized that your rating on amazon affiliate went back to zero each month.

    • Christine Cameron profile image

      Christine Cameron 

      8 years ago

      Great tip! I have looked at this before on Amazon but was not sure how accurate it was.

    • Bellezza-Decor profile image


      8 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for pointing it out. I never noticed this either, information overload and all.

    • Ramkitten2000 profile image

      Deb Kingsbury 

      8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I've looked at overall rank but never really have noticed the category rank. Interesting statistic. Thanks for pointing it out.


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