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Sep
1
2015

The Importance of Optimizing Your E-commerce Store for Mobile Devices

With the biggest shopping month of the year right around the corner, it’s time to take SEO for your turnkey e-commerce store more seriously. Because optimization is continually evolving, even when you think you've done everything you can, there may be a few little tricks that you’ve missed along the way, or that you’ve let become outdated. So, let’s take a little time and look at the best practices for optimizing your mobile website, tactics you should avoid, and...

Aug
4
2015

Everything you need to know about Google Algorithm changes and how it impacts your e-commerce business

As an e-commerce business owner, when you hear that Google is making an algorithm change, your heart skips a beat. While not all algorithm changes are going to make a direct impact on your business, you want to sit up and listen, because some of them will. And that includes the Google's algorithm change this past April that impacted how people find your business on their mobile devices. But let’s take a step back and look at what an algorithm change is and the history behind them....

Jul
7
2015

Implementing Mobile Web Design 101

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you start implementing a mobile web design as part of your e-commerce strategy. We're here to tell you – don't overcomplicate it! It's not as hard as you think. Once you get the basics down, you can build on them. But many turnkey e-commerce stores do just fine by focusing on the right designs and tools, and not letting themselves implement every tactic, strategy, and piece of advice that comes their way.  Be mindful of what you are...

Jun
8
2015

eCommerce Conversion Rate Optimization Series Part 6: 6 Tried and Tested Checkout and Shopping Cart Conversion Boosters

In eCommerce, conversion is one of the most important aspects of your online game once you have your traffic in place. This blog is the final part in our eCommerce optimization  series, and also deals with the final section of your conversion funnel – your shopping cart or ‘checkout’. While this blog works just fine on its own (checkout optimization is huge - implement everything here and you’ll see conversion improvements right away), we still recommend...

May
12
2015

eCommerce Conversion Rate Optimization Series Part 5: Category and Section Page Conversion Boosters

Now that you have your product pages optimized for conversion , we’re going to take a step back and optimize your category or ‘section’ pages. In case you missed it, we have already covered site wide e-commerce conversion and home page optimization , so go back and check if you haven’t yet. If you’re up to speed, then let’s get going. Category pages are important for conversions First let’s think about the purpose of a category page....

Apr
14
2015

eCommerce Conversion Rate Optimization Series Part 4: 12 Proven Product Page Conversion Boosters (that you can implement right away)

If you’ve been following the ecommerce conversion optimization series, then you should already have your site-wide optimizations in place, and your home page should have been turned into a conversion machine. If not, I highly suggest you go back to read Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3 in the series and get yourself caught up with us. Once you have those set up, let’s dig a little deeper into your site. Today we’re talking about product page optimizations. Product...

Mar
9
2015

eCommerce Conversion Rate Optimization Series Part 3: Home Page Conversion Boosters

The home page of your ecommerce store is huge for conversions, so optimizing it right should be a top priority for you. Customers expect certain things from an ecommerce home page. They expect it to feature your best products, display your special offers and they go there to consume all information that you have available to them. Make sure to check out Part 2 of our series, sitewide conversion rate boosters 2 . Session capture software has confirmed that whatever it is they are looking...

Feb
9
2015

eCommerce Conversion Rate Optimization Series Part 2: Site-wide Conversion Boosters (2/2)

In part 2 of site wide conversion boosters, we are going to jump directly into some juicy tactics to help turn that browsing traffic into paying customers. If you haven’t checked out part 1 in the series yet, do so here . If you are already up to speed – let’s get going! Appeal to urgency: incentivized time constraints Getting straight into a big one, incentivized time constraints (ITCs) work! An ITC is an action you can trigger based on how much time...

Jan
12
2015

eCommerce Conversion Rate Optimization Series Part 1: Site-wide Conversion Boosters (1/2)

Beginning our blog series on conversion boosters, we’re going to start by talking about tactics that work site-wide. Each conversion booster alone has been shown to have a positive effect on conversions in most cases, so using multiple tactics from this blog and the following series may help you to see a compounding effect on your conversions. In some cases conversions have been known to double or triple by using all of the tactics listed in this series, but it depends from niche to niche...

Dec
9
2014

What Makes a Great Website Part 4 - Writing Effective Product Descriptions

I’m excited to bring to you today the final blog post in Web Shop Manager’s “What Makes a Great Website” series! This final installment covers the topic of product descriptions. I am going to preface this post now by saying product descriptions are not easy. Quality product descriptions take a good amount of time to complete, and although it may seem easier and faster to copy stock descriptions from somewhere else (although, Google penalizes duplicate content), to...

Nov
10
2014

What Makes a Great Website Part 3 - 5 Banner Design Tips

BANG! Banners are the first thing that hit you when you arrive at a site. For clarification, banners are the images that rotate at the top of a company’s page and can also be referred to as Hero Images. Because banners are above the fold (visible before scrolling down the page), they are extremely important to making that good first impression we all want the visitors of our site to have. So what are some factors to remember when choosing the perfect banner for your site? 1....

Oct
14
2014

What Makes A Great Website Part 2 – Website Content Writing

Website content writing is often a difficult job. Coming up with how to write content as well as using the right words to describe your business to a wide audience can be very time consuming and frustrating. Having an in-house copywriter can make the task more digestible, but you also want to make sure that your business is being presented in the way you want it to. Great content is important because it will ultimately determine if people come back to your website and how Google...

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