eBook Keyword Analysis: Ancient History Niches
Note: This page is a WIP, I’m putting the category keywords up because it will help people in the meantime.
Welcome to our inspiration center on ancient world keywords. This page has some general advice on keywords for this historical niche, as well as some keyword lists. We have general user submitted keywords as well as real, raw search data directly from Amazon’s search suggestions. The information on this page is invaluable and in our opinion, the most complete accumulation of this niche’s keyword data on a single page. Free, now and forever.
The ancient world was a hard one. Ancient China, Egypt, Greece, India, Persia, Mesopotamia and Rome just to start! Keep in mind that there are other historical keyword pages besides this one, as this one is devoted to only the ancient world, defined roughly as 1BC or earlier. Medieval, Cowboys, Viking’s, etc all have their own categories, but if your book is set in ancient times at all, including dinosaur periods, this is the page for you. Although your book is about an ancient time, the people searching for your book are quite modern, so don’t forget it can be to your advantage to tweak your keywords to fit more modern definitions or even use modern parallel keywords if it’s a term people are searching for.
To categorize your book into a sub-category on Amazon, choose your main category, then include the relevant keywords into your keyword sections. Individual keywords can be put anywhere, multiple word category keywords must be alone in their keyword box.
There is no Ancient World specific subcategory section. However, there are keywords for other sections that might be relevant to an Ancient World novel. To categorize your book into a sub-category on Amazon, choose your main category, then include the relevant keywords into your keyword sections. Individual keywords can be put anywhere, multiple word category keywords must be alone in their keyword box.
Children’s Science Fiction/Time Travel = time travel
Erotica/Historical = historical
History/Americas/Canada/First Nations = indigenous, indian, first nation, eskimo, inuit, aboriginal, nunavut
History/Ancient/Aztec = aztec, azteca
History/Ancient/Incan = inca, incas, incan
History/Ancient/Mesopotamia = mesopotamia
History/Science & Medicine/Anthropology = anthropology, anthropologist
Historical Fiction Time Periods/Ancient = ancient
Science Fiction & Fantasy/Fantasy/Myths & Legends/Arthurian = arthurian, camelot, merlin, excalibur, lancelot
Science Fiction & Fantasy/Fantasy/Myths & Legends/Greek & Roman = greek, roman, zeus, apollo, athena, olympus
Science Fiction & Fantasy/Fantasy/Myths & Legends/Norse & Viking = viking, norse, nordic, finland, swedish, thor, odin
History/Ancient/Prehistory = prehistory
Teen & Young Adult Science Fiction/Time Travel = time travel