While Google is the go-to search engine, Amazon is more popular when it comes to initial product searches. A 2017 study conducted by Survata showed that 49 percent of customers’ first product searches are made on Amazon.
Users said they are drawn to Amazon first because of its intuitive navigation, product variety, product prices, and shipping capabilities.
Understanding the A9 Algorithm
Amazon has its own algorithm, and it’s critical to get familiar with it. The algorithm is known as A9, and Amazon Search leaders explain that it is hard at work even before customers type in search queries. It analyzes shoppers actions, ranging from past purchases right down to the way their mouse hovers on the page. Amazon also analyzes the text descriptions of every product in their catalog. When the customer enters their search, A9 is ready to make a smart match between product and seller.
While Google’s algorithms are dedicated to accurately addressing users’ queries, A9 is focused on figuring out what products customers are most likely to buy. In many ways, Amazon’s algorithm is less complicated than Google’s. This is because Google has to take into account a lot of things that Amazon doesn’t, including social media buzz, backlinks, domain authority, and more.
What Affects A9’s Rankings
A9 is influenced by the following factors:
Now that you know a little more about A9, here are a few ways to win the algorithm over.
Remember that Google and Amazon are two different animals, and they both deserve our attention. However, for online selling, you’ll fall behind if you fail to influence Amazon’s A9 algorithm.
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