Seo for ecommerce websites


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How should be your content strategy for ecommerce sites, link building for ecommerce sites get more exposure on internet and searches etc.

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Seo for ecommerce websites

  1. 1. SEO for Ecommerce Websites
  2. 2. Focus on where the money is • Identify your top revenue generating keywords and focus your SEO efforts there. • Encourage branded searches  Branded keywords tend to convert really well.  Google like brands. Find out your site’s strength? • Find out which product pages you have good rankings for  Google Analytics  Searchmetrics • Consider increasing the price of these products  People trust high rankings so make use of that trust factor.
  3. 3. Use your site’s Internal search • Great source of keywords. • Also a great source of promotional activities. • Track this in google analytics. Site Structure is key • Search engines look closely at internal links & anchor text. • Potential for lot of semantic value. • Follow solid information Architecture pratices • Don’t forget your breadcrumbs.
  4. 4. Product Images • Multiple high resolution image for each products. • Don’t hide then in clever JS but make sure search engines can see them. Content on ecommerce sites • Don’t use standard product description  Write unique descriptions  Incorporate keywords that people do actually search for.  If your clients cannot provide unique descriptions, spin standard texts.
  5. 5. Encourage conversions • Free Shipping!  Countdown to free shipping. • Delivery information.  If they have to go looking for it, you might loose them. • Deals/ Discounts/ Special offers  Make them time-sensitive.
  6. 6. Out of stock products • Temporarily out of stock products  Keep the page and show relevant message with related/recommended alternative products. • Permanently out of stock products  Redirect the page to replacement product/category page. Discontinued Products • Keep track of which products are being discontinued by manufacturer. • If you have stock of those, flaunt it:  There will be Facebook groups/ Forums/ blogs about the product or brand.  Let these people know you still have stock. • Increase the price to capitalise on the product’s new found scarcity.
  7. 7. Track traffic from Google shopping • Build a filter in google analytics. • Put tracking parameters in the URLs of your shopping feed  Beware it might get messy o Duplicate tracking in analytics. o Comparison sites may add tracking code of their own & this might break the URL entirely. Where to get seller reviews • Google aggregates reviews from multiple sources. • Shopping comparison sites in general work reasonably well. • Actively seek out reviews from your customers (via Email or social media).
  8. 8. Product Reviews • Get them from 3rd party  Reevoo  Product reviews • Mark them with Linkbuilding for Ecommerce websites • Blogger outreach/ awards/ giveaways • Invite them to industry events  Award ceremonies/ conferences/ product launches. • Social share buttons  On every product page  On the order confirmation pages.  On product reviews • 50% of Ecommerce shoppers are logged into Facebook – leverage this with like and share functionality.
  9. 9. • Proper content strategy • Guest content for industry sites/blogs. • Press releases • Build links to product categories  No dependence on a specific product
  10. 10. Ecommerce SEO tips • Create a SEO keyword field in product database. • Focus on singular keywords on product page. • Simple product & category URLs. • All products 2 or 3 clicks from the home page. • Unique title tags. • Unique keyword meta tags. • Unique descriptions meta tags. • Product reviews. • Pass PR wisely. • Internal contextual links. • Avoid session IDs in URLs. • Avoid manufacturers product descriptions. • Create a product RSS feed. • Product Tagging. • Page file names. • Use iframes for duplicate content.
  11. 11. • Links in product descriptions. • Crawlable Navigation. • Don’t stuff keywords in your navigation. • Don’t use “view” or “more”. • Optimize your images. • Optimize your internal site reach. • Create brand landing pages. • Use title attributes in links. • Track page yield.
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