Search engine optimization (SEO) is a complicated process, especially for e-commerce sites. But getting the basics in place, if you don’t already have them, will provide a big boost right off the bat. And on-page SEO is often much easier and has faster results than off-page tasks such as link building. If you’re just launching or you’ve not […]
I bet you’re looking to stand out in the search engines. Right? Of course, we all are. Especially e-commerce sites, whose business often is so completely tied to search engine traffic. Although we usually focus on getting our pages ranked higher, it’s also important to make those listings enticing enough that people want to click […]
One of the problems in the B2B space is that your products are sold based on customer need, not desire, beauty, or trends. It’s much easier to get customers talking about fashion or entertainment than about, well, ID cards. Retailer IDWholesaler.com wanted to break through that barrier, and get people talking about their products and […]
Not a lot of small ecommerce sites use video yet. It’s a shame, because video has promoted sales for larger retailers, and bloggers big and small already know the draw of video-based content. Videos can engage customers, drive additional traffic from other channels, and even boost your SEO rankings.
Google recently made two important updates to its search algorithm, know as the “Farmer” and “Panda” updates in the SEO world. The main goal was to weed out low-quality sites, particularly those known as “content farms” – sites that churn out hundreds or thousands of pages with short, unresearched articles.
We’ve all heard that “content is king”, and it’s just as true for an e-commerce site as it is for a news site, blog, or any other website. But one of the common myths in e-commerce is that it’s good enough to throw up a two-sentence description and a bland image from the product manufacturer, […]
URL Rewriting is a way of changing the URLs within a website to a more logical and/or more search engine-friendly format. The default URLs within a Miva Merchant site are long and full of querystring variables, and can easily be rewritten to cleaner formats, as described below. To find out if this is available for […]
For an updated and more in-depth look at product descriptions, go to Adding More Content to Product Descriptions. There’s no doubt that, on the web, a thousand words is worth quite a bit more than a picture! At least, that maxim holds true when one thinks of search engine optimization. While shoppers love images, search […]
If you’re building your first ecommerce site, the idea of choosing a convention for your product codes may seem like a trivial task. After all, the product code is typically something that is primarily internal to your business, so what difference does the format make to your customers? The answer is, probably none. But it […]