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Review of most typical SEO and CRO issues of e-commerce sites on Shopify platform, based on cases of real sites, submitted for review here at our thread on Shopify forum ...

Review of most typical SEO and CRO issues of e-commerce sites on Shopify platform, based on cases of real sites, submitted for review here at our thread on Shopify forum http://ecommerce.shopify.com/c/ecommerce-marketing/t/submit-your-sites-here-for-a-free-review-from-seo-and-usability-standpoints-150394

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  • Zappos product page example here http://www.zappos.com/the-north-face-base-camp-flip-flop~1 <br />
  • (no manufacturer’s descriptions on product pages) – Panda (first released in 2011) <br />
  • you&apos;d need to wrap the metatag in a theme.liquid if statement making sure it ONLY appears when you want to disable indexing. Depending on your theme design it may need to go inside the theme.liquid itself. Don&apos;t add anything until you know the if statement is (you don&apos;t want to make an error!). <br /> www and non-www both online at http://www.knobsandposts.com/ <br />
  • Lashkaraa.com website <br />
  • Sole2sole.sg and the same with maisondesacs.com, purest-green.com <br />
  • It’s better then such a URL with lots of digits as a product name, but…. <br />
  • Typical issue with Shopify when adding <br />
  • Google know reserves the right to modify your title tag… <br /> Avoid vertical lines in titles – they may associate with spam (I’ve seen it at a number of sites) <br />
  • (no manufacturer’s descriptions on product pages) – Panda (first released in 2011) <br /> http://www.purest-green.com/collections/toys-and-accessories/products/stacking-cups <br />
  • (no manufacturer’s descriptions on product pages) – Panda (first released in 2011) <br /> http://www.purest-green.com/collections/toys-and-accessories/products/stacking-cups <br />
  • http://chicagodist.com/products/adafruit-0-56-4-digit-7-segment-display-w-i2c-backpack-green <br /> Google local - Pay attention for description of your business. Your description limited with 200 symbols and should contain local-oriented key words (example: « Hamburg Dermatologe Clinic »). <br />
  • http://chicagodist.com/products/adafruit-0-56-4-digit-7-segment-display-w-i2c-backpack-green <br /> Google local - Pay attention for description of your business. Your description limited with 200 symbols and should contain local-oriented key words (example: « Hamburg Dermatologe Clinic »). <br />
  • http://www.alcoholaccessories.com – add analytics <br />
  • Verify your GWT with GA (the code should be placed in the head section) <br />
  • Messages, Geographical targeting <br />
  • Sitemaps, Messages, <br />
  • Sitemaps, Messages, Links to your site as Google sees them, <br />
  • Sitemaps, Messages, Links to your site as Google sees them, Search queries, their click through rates in search <br />
  • Элементы навигационного меню расположены в порядке убывания их значимости Структура сайта проста для понимания, отсутствуют бесполезные уровни Присутствует карта сайта Пользователю всегда понятно, в каком разделе сайта он находится в текущий момент времени (пункт меню должен быть явно выделен + например хлебные крошки) По заголовку категории, страницы, блока можно понять их содержимое Ссылки и кнопки содержат призыв к действию <br />
  • Пользователю всегда понятно, в каком разделе сайта он находится в текущий момент времени (пункт меню должен быть явно выделен + например хлебные крошки) По заголовку категории, страницы, блока можно понять их содержимое Ссылки и кнопки содержат призыв к действию <br />
  • Same to forevermidnightclothing <br />
  • search field is visible, accessible from all pages and is placed where people expect to see it <br />
  • Never ever stretch the images <br />
  • Image, price and add to cart button – the most visible parts of the product page <br />
  • Too small Add to cart button and what are those options? When I click nothing actually changes, <br />
  • Ok, this is where SEO and UX agree, no descriptions at all are unexceptable <br />
  • If you are showing anything that looks like a radiobutton or a link or a checkbox, make it function like one, cause here I wanna check the checkbox, but it just doesn’t work! <br /> http://www.elizabetta.net http://www.chucklefarm.com/collections/view-all – no sorting at all <br /> Filters and sorting: help to narrow search results <br /> Filters and sorting: don’t show if impossible to use <br />
  • Same goes to http://www.sole2sole.sg/ they offer free shipping in singapore + free returns with full refunds, why hide it? <br />
  • Or http://www.thenewyorknightlife.com/ why hide TripAdvisor sign at the bottom? <br />
  • Or http://www.thenewyorknightlife.com/ why hide TripAdvisor sign at the bottom? <br />

Shopify SEO and UX expert session #1 Shopify SEO and UX expert session #1 Presentation Transcript

  • November 29, 2013 Shopify expert session #1
  • Promodo at a Glance
  • Speaker Anna Korolekh Promodo
  • Webinar main points SEO for e-commerce best practice guidelines • Site structure • Keywords, titles & content • Indexation • Duplicate content • Analytics Shopify most common SEO pitfalls UX and CRO e-commerce best practice guidelines • Navigation and search • Product pages, sorting and filtering • Good and bad examples
  • SEO e-commerce best practice guidelines
  • Site structure:
  • Site structure: • Easy to navigate, intuitive for users • Logical hierarchy for the search bots • Smart link juice flow
  • Internal linking: • Link to the most important for SEO pages • Link using keywords in the anchor text • Link from the text
  • Common Shopify structure issues:
  • A better Shopify structure:
  • How to fix it easily:
  • Indexation:
  • Indexation & duplicate content: • Sitemaps • • XML HTML {% if page_title contains 'Whatever' %}<meta name="robots" content="noindex, follow, noarchive">{% endif %} • Redirects and server response codes
  • Indexation & duplicate content: • No more than 100 links per page • Minimum of CSS and images
  • Indexation & duplicate content: • Links in Java or images
  • Indexation & duplicate content:
  • Indexation & duplicate content: • Overcomplicated site structure, “dead ends”
  • Indexation & duplicate content: • No “Speaking” URLs http://someshop.com/collection/things/products/2756-825417
  • Indexation & duplicate content: • Rel=“canonical” • Pagination: rel=”next” & rel=”prev”
  • Keywords, titles & content:
  • Keyword research: Define your target audience and brainstorm for the keywords Copy and paste your ideas into Google Keyword Planner, add ideas using Google ”Searches related to”, Ubersuggest tool and check their search volume + check and consider your successful competitors keywords (SemRush) Cleanse the list – remove too broad, too competitive (use SEO Quake or MOZ plugin) queries
  • Titles:
  • Title tags: Make sure your titles give a clear idea of what the page is about Use your keywords in the title, but never stuff more then two repetitions of one and the same keyword and don’t stuff too many keywords – test how it’s going to look like! Visible part is 512 pixels long! http://seo-website-designer.com/Google-SER Put the most important key phrase at the beginning and close the title with your brand
  • Content:
  • Content: Each page should have a unique piece of text content
  • Content: Optimize the pages’ text: •use h1, h2 headings, wrap your keywords into h1’s and h2’s •use your keywords in the page body •link to relevant pages from the text using keywords as anchor texts Make use of user-generated content: reviews, comments http://www.reviewme.com/
  • Small bonus:
  • Analytics:
  • Analytics: Make sure you have installed a unique Google Analytics tracking code without any bugs https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tag-assistant-by-google/kejbdjndbnbjgmefkgdddjlbokphdefk?hl=en http://charitablecreationsjewelry.com http://www.sole2sole.sg/ http://www.thenewyorknightlife.com/ http://www.balancebikeoutlet.com/ http://www.swankyoutlet.com/ http://www.elliecrate.co.za/ http://www.icollectionshop.com/ Google Webmaster Tools
  • Analytics:
  • Analytics:
  • Analytics:
  • Analytics:
  • UX and CRO e-commerce best practice guidelines
  • In 90% of cases, customers drop off during the checkout because of complete fail of usability
  • Top 5 must-checks in Shopify UX 1. Navigation 2. Search 3. Product pages (images, reviews, descriptions) 4. Filters and sorting 5. Special offers
  • Navigation: Navigation: show product categories & important info
  • Navigation - breadcrumbs: http://docs.shopify.com/support/your-website/navigation/
  • Navigation - breadcrumbs:
  • Search:
  • Product pages:
  • Product pages:
  • Product pages:
  • Product pages:
  • Sorting and filtering:
  • Special offers:
  • Special offers:
  • Test, test, test!
  • Let’s sum it up: • Think of SEO before you build your website (and in the process and after :) • Create sitemaps, mind internal linking patterns • Don’t be lazy – create unique titles and descriptions for your products, optimize your site’s content • Pay attention to analytics, set up correct tracking and monitor it • Try to show off all the benefits of your site • Don’t make your users think too much when using your site • Test your website’s usability
  • Thank you for your attention! Anna Korolekh Marketing manager at Promodo e-mail: a.moseva@promodo.com Skype: ann.moseva
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