Erotica Keywords Analysis

eBook Keyword Analysis: Erotica Keyword Analysis

Welcome to our inspiration center on erotica keywords. This page has some general advice on keywords for this 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.

There are many banned words on Amazon, and due to their policy of not confirming nor denying their rules, they don’t publish them. As such, there is only the knowledge of previous author’s who have had books banned and even accounts banned to go off, and I hope you have found this page before publishing your first erotica because Amazon in particular can be VERY unforgiving about banned words. Please don’t message me with examples of books that have these words in the description or title, many get through, seemingly at random. There are no hard rules, there’s always a 1% chance of you getting these words through and a 1% chance of your book being banned even without any issues, it’s the nature of the beast. Until they publish clear guidelines, check here for updates. The following keywords are, in general, banned.

BANNED WORDS

Abduct / abduction

Back Door

Bang

Banging

Blowjob

Breast, breasts (Banned in title, not keywords)

Breeding, Breed, Bred, Breeder

Brother

Choked

Daddy / Dad

Dubcon

Family

Father

Forced / Force / Forces

Gangbang

Girl / Boy

Hypnosis / Hypnotize

Incest

Knocked up/Knocking up

Lactation

Little

Niece

NonConsent

Orgy

Profanity

Rape

Siblings

Sister

Slave

Sleep Sex

Sodomize/d

Step-Whatever (Banned in erotica, not romance)

Uncle

Violate

Virgin / Virginity

[We think] Words that will increase the chance of an adult title or additional review:

Alcohol / Drunk

Anal

Ass / Asshole

Baby

Babysitter

Bareback

Barely Legal

Cheerleader

Cum/ming

Deflowered

Drugs / Drugged

Dubious

Filled

Milk / Milked / Milking

Mom

Mother

Pregnancy / Pregnant / Impregnate

Reluctant

Slut / Slutty

Stepbrother

Stepmother

Young / Younger

Unprotected, no protection

Warning (As in TRIGGER WARNING or WARNING ADULT)

Not mentioned but still banned: Generally any word that describes an illegal sex act will not be allowed, and as the word’s disturb me I’m not going to bother listing them here. This is obvious, I’m sure, so I don’t need to tell you this.

So, you’ve written an erotic story and it’s main keyword is banned. What to do? You can probably still sell it, and in fact the top 100 erotica list on Amazon is always full of content that should logically contain the above keywords.

Here are some examples of common work-arounds that people use (use these at your own risk):

Workarounds

 

Incest MUST be step-. If you have no banned keywords, it will still be banned, because they are quite serious about this.

Incest = Taboo

Father = Man Of The House

Mother = Woman Of The House

Daughter = Precious Girl

Instead of Hypnosis, “In A Trance” etc

You get the idea.

Example Keywords

These are examples of common erotica keywords taken from Amazon’s top 100 erotica list and other sources.

    18+

    Adult

    Affair

    Ageplay

    Alpha Male

    Anal

    Ass Play

    Ballbusting

    BBC

    BBW

    Bdsm

    Bear

    Bent over

    Big Beautiful Woman

    Big Black Cock

    Black Woman White Man

    Bodice Ripper

    Bondage

    Booty

    Breeding

    Bukkake

    BWWM

    CFNM

    Cheating

    CIM

    Clothed Female Nude Male

    Coed

    COF

    Cougar

    Cuck

    Cuckold

    Cuckquean

    Cum

    Cumshot

    Curvy

    Daddy

    DDLG

    Defloration

    Deflowered

    Degradation

    Dirty

    Dirty 30s

    Domestic Discipline

    Domination

    Dominatrix

    Double Penetration

    DP

    Dubious Consent

    Erotic

    Erotic [Insert Descriptor here]

    Erotic History

    Erotic Lactation

    Erotic Literature

    Erotic Massage

    Erotica for Women

    Escort

    Explicit

    Fanfic

    Female Domination

    Femdom

    Fetish

    First Time

    First Time Gay

    FMM

    Foot Fetish

    Free Use

    Gangbang

    Gay

    Gilf

    Gloryhole

    Group Sex

    Handjob

    Hermaphrodite

    Hotwife

    Humiliation

    Hung

    Husband Humiliation

    Hypnosis

    Impregnation

    Incest

    Interracial

    Knocked Up

    Latex

    Legal Teen

    Lesbian

    Lesdom

    Lingerie

    Mature

    May December Romance

    Medical Play

    Menage

    MFM

    MILF

    Mind Control

    Mixed Race

    MMF

    Multiple Orgasm

    Muscular

    Mutual Masturbation

    Nasty

    Nude

    Older Man Younger Woman

    Older Woman Younger Man

    One Night Stand

    Orgy

    Pegged

    Pegging

    Pigtails

    Pregnancy

    Punish

    Reluctant

    Roleplay

    Ropeplay

    Rough Sex

    Schoolgirl

    Secret Baby

    Secret Heir

    Seduction

    Sex

    Shemale

    Shifter

    Slut

    Spank

    Spanked

    Spanking

    Squirt

    Steamy

    Straight to Gay

    Strap on

    Submission

    Swingers

    Taboo

    Training

    Transexual

    Tryst

    Twink

    Uniform

    Unprotected

    Violated

    Virgin

    Voyeur

    Waterworks Fetish

    Wedding Night

    Wet

    Whore

    Xxx

Category Keywords

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.

Erotica/Action & Adventure:   action, adventure, pulp

Erotica/Adult Fairy Tales:   fairy tales

Erotica/BDSM:   bdsm, bondage, sadism, masochism, submission

Erotica/Historical:   historical

Erotica/Horror:   horror

Erotica/Humorous:   humor, humour, comedy

Erotica/Interracial:   interracial

Erotica/LGBT/Bisexual:   bisexual

Erotica/LGBT/Gay:   gay

Erotica/LGBT/Lesbian:   lesbian

Erotica/LGBT/Transgender:   transgender

Erotica/Mystery:   mystery

Erotica/Paranormal:   paranormal

Erotica/Poetry:   poetry, poem

Erotica/Romantic Erotica:   romance

Erotica/Science Fiction:   science fiction

Erotica/Suspense:   suspense

Erotica/Thrillers:   thriller

Erotica/Urban:   urban

Erotica/Victorian:   victorian

Erotica/Westerns:   western

Erotica: Erotica Characters/Alpha Males:   alpha male

Erotica: Erotica Characters/Angels:   angel

Erotica: Erotica Characters/BBW:   bbw, rubenesque

Erotica: Erotica Characters/Bikers:   motorcycle, biker

Erotica: Erotica Characters/Billionaires:   billionaire

Erotica: Erotica Characters/Cowboys:   cowboy

Erotica: Erotica Characters/Devils & Demons:   devil, demon

Erotica: Erotica Characters/Ghosts:   ghost, spirit

Erotica: Erotica Characters/People in Uniform:   uniform, police, military, nurse, maid, combat, doctor

Erotica: Erotica Characters/Rockstars:   rock

Erotica: Erotica Characters/Shapeshifters:   shifter

Erotica: Erotica Characters/Vampires:   vampire

Erotica: Erotica Characters/Werewolves:   werewolf

Erotica/Action & Adventure:   action, adventure, pulp

Erotica/Adult Fairy Tales:  fairy tales

Leave a Comment