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SEO - Guidance

Discussion in 'Web Development & Web Hosting' started by Revolate, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Revolate

    Revolate Nibble Poster

    Just a few questions, i'm currently setting up a website using X-cart (e-commerce) (selling printer cartridges, epson, hp, brother, etc) should each page/sub category have a unique meta description/tags/page header?

    Also has anyone used 'OnlyWire' or can suggest something better i'd appriciate it. It's to send multiple blog posts to social networking sites out at a click of a button.

    Last one, 123-reg E-commerce package, does anyone know if it's good when it comes to SEO? :blink

    Any other tips feel free, i'm a noob. :p
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  2. skulkerboyo

    skulkerboyo Megabyte Poster

    There are specialist SEO forums you can try

    We are a specialist certification forum
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  3. Revolate

    Revolate Nibble Poster

    Computing Support Forums > Web Design & Graphics

    Well, it was worth a try if this is the case... :blink Any suggestions? :) I'll go check Google in the mean time.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2010
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  4. Daniel

    Daniel Byte Poster

    Meta descriptions are used by search engines to give you some degree of control over what a search engine displays about you, or they will take a relevant paragraph from that page and display that info.

    Meta keywords do not help your rankings, people used to keyword stuff ( 1998 ) major SE's noticed it and dont really count it as a factor. You should do it anyway though.

    Page titles are at the top of your list. You need to have your popular keywords at the very beggining of the page title and not to stuff it, so use 2 - 3 keywords e.g. 'Buy Printer Cartridges, HP, Epson'.

    If you are wanting to convert clicks to sales, start simple and optimize one page at a time, you need to look at LPO (Landing Page Optimization). All this means is that you get people to your landing page (homepage) and from there on in, it's up to you to create great relevant rich content to keep them on the site.

    For example, if your website is all about selling printer cartridges, do some keyword research and find out what users are searching for (Google Keyword Tool).

    Once you know what your keywords are going to be you then need to see just how competitive the market is. If you find that those keywords are very competitive then you need to get learning about SEO in depth.

    Do not be gutted if your keywords are competitive, with time and effort you can do it.

    Also, SEO takes time, you probably wont see results for weeks/months.

    And remember, create content for users THEN optimize for search engines. Content is king! :biggrin

    Good luck!
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2010
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  5. mohnesh

    mohnesh New Member

    My advice on any shopping cart websites

    1. Careful about canonical URL you must fix it
    2. Each product page should have unique meta tags at least title and description should be unique
    3. home page must be internally linked with full domain name not with index.php or .asp etc

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