Ecommerce traffic building is a lot more challenging than building traffic to any other type of website or blog even.
With a website or blog your aim is to build traffic and attract users to encourage them to engage and interact on your site, whilst with an ecommerce website you’re looking to attract traffic that will both engage and convert into paying customers.
So how do you effectively implement ecommerce traffic building methods that will convert? Let’s take a look at 10 effective ways.
Good Website Design
The design of your ecommerce website needs to be of top quality. This means creating an eye catching homepage displaying your products and promotions whilst boasting and implementing easy and accessible navigation for your visitors.
Search engine optimization is essential for your site to rank well in the search engines, as this will eventually provide the bulk of the traffic to your site. If your ecommerce site contains a lot of product pages with descriptions, then SEO can be applied to these pages so that they too can rank well in the search engines.
Submit To Online Directories
Submit your ecommerce website to online business and shopping directories, very useful.
Build SEO Quality Backlinks with Content Related Websites
Participate in a reputable link exchange programme or build backlinks with content related websites and blogs.
Add A Blog
Adding a blog to your eCommerce website is beneficial for several reasons; the main reason is that it encourages your visitors to engage on your site.
A blog added to your ecommerce website can be used to break news, carryout product and service reviews, hold monthly competitions, publish testimonials, perform case studies and publish product tutorials and much more. As well as this it can add great SEO values to your ecommerce site.
Add Social Bookmarking Tools To Your Product Pages
Use social bookmarking tools such as the Facebook Share or Like button, Tweet and ReTweet buttons, StumbleUpon and Digg buttons to your product pages.
This is very effective and can encourage your visitors to share products and services on your site with their friends on social networking sites.
Use Social Media
Create a Facebook business page or fan page and a Twitter profile for your ecommerce site, build lots of targeted followers and fans.
Like a blog, you can interact and engage with your followers and post links to articles and products from your ecommerce site onto your social network profiles.
Participate In Good Ecommerce Practices
Get your ecommerce site listed in sites such as The Good Shop Guide, The Good Net Guide and ValidSafe.
Build An Email List
Join an email marketing service provider and place an opt-in form on your ecommerce website’s homepage. Building a list is a great way to take your products directly to your customers and promoting online sales.
Finally use social media, search engine and press release advertising opportunities to give your ecommerce site some extra exposure.
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