AWARD CONTEST pages, I've been copying and posting a lot of book links.
I noticed that a majority of authors are posting and sharing their long Amazon book links on social sites that tells tremendous amount of information abut their IP address, time, and number of searches.
Most authors who search for their own book links to post it on social sites, usually they go to Amazon, type in the title of their book or their author name, click on the book, and copy that page’s URL.
Posting and sharing the long URL of your book is a big mistake.
The long URL contains a time stamp, location, and when you search for your books. This number tells book selling sites that at a particular time, your book was searched from your IP address.
Search for your book by typing your book title in Amazon search and copy the long URL. The URL will contain ten numbers which will change when you click off from the site, sign back in and repeat the search by typing your book tile in search. The ten numbers in the URL will be different every time you repeat the search.
Using a long URL on a search will leave a trail that goes back to you because it contains your IP address.
I can't say that it means that everyone who clicks on the long link, buys the book and leaves a review is going to have their review removed because it can't be proven, but I strongly believe that it could greatly increase the chance of having those reviews removed.
Therefore, the link that you would want to send or post to your fans so as to ensure that there are no identifiable markings or tags, that will connect you to the link, just use the shortened link that includes the title/subtitle URL and the ASIN number, or just use even shorter links that includes only the ASIN numbers such as these links:
The Ancestors’ Secrets, a magical realism, alternate reality fantasy trilogy. Read free with KU subscription
Book 1: Prelude
Book 2: Turmoil
Book 3: Destiny