Tips for Creating an Online Store

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3 Ways to Boost Traffic to Your Online Store

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

1. Add Keywords in Your Website Title

One of the most effective ways to get natural search results on Google, Yahoo, or Bing is to add your online store’s main keywords in your website title. Search Engines analyze the page’s title and heading to properly index them. Having a relevant title will allow your website to be more visible in search results.

A keyword is anything that specifically describes the products being sold or that describes the store itself. For example, if you sell Organic Shea Butter Lotion your website title should be “Organic Shea Butter Lotion – Samantha’s Lotion Store”.

Your website title is located at the top of your browser.

You can manually add/change the keyword specific title into your source code with the title tag around it:

Special note for Flying Cart stores: You can edit your website title easily in your store headquarters under Marketing > Basic Tools.

2. Verify your store with Google

1. Visit the Google Webmaster Central website at:
2. Click on “Sign into Webmaster Tool” and sign in with your Google/Gmail account. If you don’t have a Google account, sign up for one. It’s free!
3. Click on “Add a site…”.

4. Enter your store’s web address.

5. Verify the site. You can either do this by adding the line of code Google provided you or by uploading an HTML to your main directory.

6. Once you add the verification code click on the “Verify” button.

By following these steps, there is no excuse to wonder why your store doesn’t show up in Google.

Special note for Flying Cart stores: In step 5, choose the “Meta Tag” option and enter that in the Google verification section under “Marketing” > “Basic Tools”.

3. Manually Add Your Online Store to Every Search Engine

The following are links to the three largest search engines where you can manually add your store.

Want to gain traffic and credibility?… Use Yahoo Answers!

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Yahoo Answers is great place to get answers on questions around anything. Its good on finding answers from how to get a date to how to make jewelry shiny again. I know what you are thinking and no, I didn’t ask the “How to get a Date” question… haha.

Here are my top 5 ways you should use Yahoo Answers

1. Find a category and start answering questions you can answer well.
2. Make sure everyone of your answers contains a link to your store. Great for link building, SEO, and allows other viewers to see what else you offer.
3. I can’t stress this enough… give a really really good answer. No one is going to purchase anything from you if your answer doesn’t actually solve their problem.
4. Don’t find any questions you can answer? Have a friend post a question for you that would be relevant and then answer it.
5. This is a little harder, but try to be the first one to answer the question. People always read the first few answers. Very few will check out the 110th answer.
NOTE: Don’t SPAM Yahoo Answers

Here are some other Yahoo Answer type sites: