Why I Love Clicker Training, Reason #782: Clicking Reviews

The clicker training world contains clickerly people. This is awesome.

Not only does this show up as Safe Environments, as in my joking response about not fearing negative feedback at ClickerExpo (bottom of this post), but in all sorts of other interactions, including those which aren’t even personal.

I noticed this when I checked my Amazon page for Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out.

screen cap of Amazon Reviews

screen cap of Amazon Reviews

That’s right, readers are up-voting reviews. I think there’s just one single “unhelpful” vote, pictured above, in the whole collection. These aren’t voting some reviews over others to agree or disagree, because so far readers have been awesome enough to give me consistently positive reviews, they’re clicking the reviewers.

Curious, I looked at the current #1 bestseller in the category, which is not a clicker book, and the review interactions were… less universally supportive.

Frankly, I think this clicking-reviewers thing is awesome.

In fact, I’d be thrilled if it keeps up. If you buzz over to the Amazon page and see a review you like, please mark it helpful! It doesn’t give the reviewer any financial kickback or anything, but when is positive feedback a bad thing? It’s nice R+ to see that people like what you wrote, and it gives me a cheap thrill to see it.

(And on that note, if you wouldn’t mind leaving me a review or even just clicking “like” on the book’s pages, on Amazon or Goodreads.com or anywhere, that would be appreciated as well! It really does help the book get found by more people, as search algorithms value customer feedback.)

Keep on clickin’!

About Laura VanArendonk Baugh CPDT-KA KPACTP

Laura was born at a very young age and started playing with animals immediately after. She never grew out of it, and it looks to be incurable. She is the author of the bestselling FIRED UP, FRANTIC, AND FREAKED OUT. She owns Canines In Action, Inc. in Indianapolis, speaks at workshops and seminars, and is also a Karen Pryor Academy faculty member.
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  1. And yes, reviews are getting more “helpful” votes! I love you guys!! 😀

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