have been asked this question quite a bit recently and thought I should probably
answer the question in more detail on our blog.
You create a brand new website and you want to get the search engines finding
this website right away. What do you do?
2 You have a website that has been around awhile, but the SEO
rankings are just dead in the water.
Possible Solution: Start submitting
your website to every single directory and search engine known to mankind.
Yes, this will let the search engines know that you are here. However, it
could take your website longer to get indexed this way. Here is what Google has
to say on the subject:
"Inclusion in Google's search results is free and easy; you don't even need
to submit your site to Google. Google is a fully automated search engine
that uses software known as "spiders" to crawl the web on a regular basis
and find sites to add to our index. In fact, the vast majority of sites
listed in our results aren't manually submitted for inclusion, but found and
added automatically when our spiders crawl the web."
So how do you get your website found on other websites for Google to find
Start getting as many links to your website as possible by trading links with
everyone and anyone.
Again, this is not really what Google had in mind
either. If you want natural rankings, then you have to work on getting links to
your website naturally.
Here are a few
recommendations: Since you have an ecommerce website, it would be only
natural to have your products listed in different shopping search engines. This
would also help you to get links into your website.
Since you have an
ecommerce website, it would be only natural to write a press release announcing
the opening of your new online store or even a re-grand opening. This would also
help you to get links into your website.
Now it is time to throw in the
secret sauce that I use for our customers and let me tell you, this works the
fastest EVERY single time. Plus, it's all natural!
Create your own blog for your ecommerce website.
using Wordpress software, use Blogger.
Yes, Blogger is not as fancy as
Wordpress and perhaps you do not get as many fancy shmancy features.
However, Blogger is owned by Google and it is amazing how quickly your posts
will get picked up!
You NEVER have to worry about updating
the software, installing important upgrades, and hackers injecting SEO killers
either. Blogger takes care of it all for you so that you can concentrate on your
ecommerce website which is FAR more important.
During setup, make sure to
set up your Blogger account to FTP directly to your ecommerce URL.
all you need is the final secret ingredient,
POST UNIQUE CONTENT DAILY!
Yeah, I screamed that. Sorry. But it is
the most important part of the recipe. You cannot just throw up a blog and
forget about it, especially in the beginning. You need to be writing on your
blog once a day with great new fresh unique content.
This will help
Google learn you have a wonderful new website, you are adding fresh content,
Google needs to constantly be indexing your website for the latest updates, and
other search engines will fall in line as well.
Follow these tips and
your website will usually get picked up faster than a quarter dropped in a
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****Episode 22 -
Stupid Yahoo Web Analytics Tricks - Rob Snell ****
Rob Snell, author of
Starting a Yahoo! Business For Dummies, stopped by Power
Hour for an extended visit. Rob recently returned from PubCon with loads of
information for you. Yahoo! Web Analytics has been released and Rob explains how the power
of this software can help you gain valuable information with one click of a
Analytics is an important part of your Yahoo! Small Business success.
Rob explains why this information will help your conversion rates.
Did you know that 98 percent of viewers on your Web site are not purchasing from
your site? Rob explains why you need to know which channels are the best to
drive traffic into sales on your site. Rob uses real Yahoo Analytics numbers to
explain the importance of utilizing this new tool. Education is powerful and
this data will allow you to educate yourself and help your Yahoo! Store.
Analytics and trends go hand in hand. Rob tells you which trends are what you
need to be looking at with your analytics data. Rob set up a
page for Power Hour listeners that is packed with information on Yahoo! Web
Analytics. Listen to this show to access this unbelievable free educational
Episode 21 -
Online Marketing to Drive Sales and PCI Compliance
Eric Weckert, owner of Drive Marketing Group and former Yahoo Sales Manager in their online advertising solutions department joined us this week to share the hottest marketing tips for the holidays. What is search marketing? How much should you spend? How is price determined? All your questions answered and much more! Plus, Eric is offering all listeners free analysis of their current online marketing accounts and/or develop recommendations if they are not. He is also offering 3 free months of account management to anyone that signs up for the offer.
Our friend Ron Pereira, from Top Right, gave us some fantastic e-mail marketing advice. Can you still get started with e-mail marketing in time for the holiday season? Ron tells you how to get started on e-mail marketing with the basic steps. If you are an experienced e-mail marketer, listen to Ron's great technique he tells us about on the show.
Plus, Bill Dumont, from Emerchant Discount, spoke with us about the new PCI Compliance rules and how to protect your customers information this holiday season.
Episode 20 -
Reducing Overhead & Recession Busting Tips
America's current economic status has dented the majority of industries big and small. Many companies are reducing their overhead to deflect the current economic downfall. Jay Blazensky, of RingCentral, stopped by to speak with us about how RingCentral can help you cut costs, yet keep, if not increase, productivity. RingCentral recently conducted a survey and found that an amazing 75 percent of respondents have been negatively effected by the economy. Let Jay tell you how RingCentral can help.
Cathy Siciliano, Senior Director of Marketing at Elance.com dropped by the show to share some recession-busting tips for small businesses. Cathy also told us about how online freelancers can help you maintain or boost your sales on this exciting edition of Power Hour.
19 - Increase Retention w/Video and Making Affiliate Programs Work
Dave Toole, from Media Mobz, stopped by the show to talk about the
importance of video in reaching out to your customers. Video is able to
increase retention levels by over 300 percent. Dave spoke to us about
ways to market and promote with the use of video. Did you know that
video is an important part of Search Engine Optimization? It is and we
tell you why.
J.P. Diaz, of Superior Affiliate Management, broke down exactly what
affiliate marketing is and how it can is important to your business.
Your small niche products can be a perfect fit for affiliate networks.
Do you want to become an affiliate? J.P. will tell you how on this
exciting new edition of Power Hour.
Affiliate Marketing Part 2 E-Book
18 - Automate Your Yahoo Store, Neuroeconomics, & 3 R's of Merchant Accounts****
Mailware is a backoffice system for mail order companies. Bruce
Kowkabany, from Mailware, stopped by the show to talk about the services
the company offers and Bruce talked about how Mailware has specific
features built in for the Yahoo Store. Mailware is a backoffice system
for mail order companies. It can take the order from creation to
completion and then follow up with reports (ad tracking, RFM,
profitability) and back end solicitations (emails, mailings etc.). Learn
more about this great program for Yahoo Store owners by listening now!
Why are colors important to your Web site? Neuroeconomics would be the
answer. Rene Barnett stopped by the show to tell us how Neuroeconomics
works with your Yahoo Store and how you can increase sales by paying
attention to how the brain works. Plus our friend Bill Dumont, from
E-Merchant Discount, told us about the 3 Rʼs when selecting a merchant
17 - Comparison Shopping and Wholesale Tips****
Dan Clarke, former CEO of VCommerce and present CEO of Specialty Retail
Shop, stopped by the show to talk about how multiple checkout pages can hurt
your online business. Did you know that online retails sales will increase
14.3 percent this year? Dan told us how smaller retail sites have a unique
opportunity to market their sites and explained how comparison-shopping
might be an ideal way to drive revenue.
Colette Marshall, Marketing Director at Worldwide Brands, ended the October
13 show with some great wholesale tips that are definitely worth the listen.
Learn why it is important to develop a strong relationship with your
suppliers for lasting success!
Episode 15 - Overcoming Cart Abandonment & Social Networking
In a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive and Elance.com, 70% of the people surveyed said that hiring a virtual assistant would give them more time and reduce stress in their lives. Store owners could certainly use a lot less stress and more time for yourself,Are you losing too many sales from cart abandonment? www.upsellit.com
Everyday we hear more and more about social networking. How much do you understand about the new tools available that can help you increase your sales and get to know your customers? Michael Vorel discusses social networking tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed, and more PLUS show you how you can use social networking to build your brand. One more bit of great news, all these tools are FREE! www.vastplanet.com
9 - Keyword Research - The life blood of SEO*** Ken McGafin explains why keywords are so important for Yahoo Store Owner to
understand. Although you may know how customers are finding you, you may be
surprised to find out they are finding your products many different ways.
Are you optimizing your website for all the different keyword phrases your
customers are using? If not, you are losing sales. Click below to use
Wordtracker's free keyword research tool.
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Ken also discusses the many opportunities that keyword research presents. By
understanding lateral keywords and long tail keywords, you can increase your
sales and increase your rankings. By creating keyword specific content
pages, you are getting a ROI that lasts a lifetime and will continue to
bring you additional income if done correctly. Click below to visit the
Wordtracker Academy and learn more.
6 - Product Sourcing w/ Worldwide Brands*** Worldwide Brands provides excellent information about the importance of
having the right products for your business and how to find those products
as well. Collette also shares information about the phenomenal new video
series that Worldwide Brands has just released on Beating the Recession
which can be found at:
PLUS Worldwide Brands is offering up great tools and amazing discounts! Make
sure to check out their blog for more details. You will not be disappointed!
I was honored to be a part of the video series that is guaranteed to help
many new and old store owners.
***Episode 5 - Increasing Conversion Rates w/ Rob Snell*** Rob Snell, author of Yahoo Business for Dummies, provides real life tips and
information on increasing conversion rats for Yahoo Store. Tips include how
to find your conversion rate, how to track your conversion rates, and using
the new Checkout Manager. Rob discusses how to increase conversion rates by
building confidence, providing contact information, and trust symbols. Rob
Snell gives away a free copy of Chapter 21 of his book which discusses in
more detail how to increase your conversion rates. Send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to get your copy today!
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