Just Started My E-Commerce Store, Help

by Mysterious Robin 14 replies
Spent Months Developing the Site.

I'm not gonna share the website here tho to prevent people from thinking I'm advertising it. I am in the audio niche. I've done my keyword research and got good demand based on my research

What I did:

I've built the site with Wordpress and Woo Commerce, Had some SEO Plugins installed namely

All in One SEO Pack
Meta Tags Plugin
Google XML Site Map Plugin

All images had alt text and caption, everything in my power has been done. Note, this is just my very first e-commerce website, in short I'm a noob at this...so please be forgiving if I made a lot of mistakes...

I made a facebook page and promoted my website, for $5 a day. Uploaded a short commercial in youtube.

My problem:

1. I've done every SEO there is, but my website hasn't come out on top of Google, Yahoo, or bing
2. It's the first day tho, not a single one has liked my Facebook page.

Good thing at least, the Youtube video I made has came out on top page.

What else should I do? What should I do better? If some have requested I will share the website...

Thank you!
#ecommerce sites, wholesaling & drop shipping #ecommerce #started #store
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  • Profile picture of the author JennyTod
    You should have good traffic from other sites to yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
    Originally Posted by Mysterious Robin View Post

    My problem:

    1. I've done every SEO there is, but my website hasn't come out on top of Google, Yahoo, or bing
    2. It's the first day tho, not a single one has liked my Facebook page.

    Good thing at least, the Youtube video I made has came out on top page.

    What else should I do? What should I do better? If some have requested I will share the website...

    Thank you!
    Give it some time.

    Keep building out content.

    Have you tried some other paid traffic like Google Adwords?

    Are you selling physical products?

    Who is your ideal customer and where do they hang out?

    You might need to do a bit of investigation as to where the best places are to promote and build your traffic from.

    For example Pinterest is great if you are selling a physical product particularly into a female market. LinkedIn is great for B2B.

    So if it was an executive type audio product it would suit one medium over another.

    Unless you advertise to your ideal target market and send paid traffic to kick things off you will find it takes time to establish any new business.

    Remember it is best to lead with content and add value to your prospects first and then followup and ask them to buy.

    It helps if you are generating leads and retargeting via Facebook audiences or Google remarketing because you can then set up campaigns both via email and Facebook/Google to move people towards making a purchase or following you on social media or whatever else you want them to do.

    Are you capturing leads in any way?

    Best regards,

    Ozi
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    • Profile picture of the author Mysterious Robin
      Yes I have tried paid traffic Facebook ads etc. it's already 2 weeks I still have no sales...
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  • Profile picture of the author Hellome12
    I agree you must give it time with SEO. But it's way easier for YouTube seo then for websites. If your website is all done & everything then just everyone would say the only thing your missing is traffic but not just traffic I mean "Targeted Traffic" . From what I know they have many many tools that will help with traffic most of The time it's easier said then done but some people will know how to get traffic so easily. I don't recommend spending on ads in my opinions on I feel like if you can find a way to not have to do that then go for it. But just google ways because they have sereral ways that can help you all for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rahul Chaurasia
    Well, SEO takes time for expert lol. And if you are not expert then there is no guarantee.
    * Did you create a blog section on your site?
    You have to publish content frequently on you blog. And share it every where.
    And don't give up. Even you will be not on first page but i hope you will get some organic traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mysterious Robin
      Yes I have a blog. I had paid traffic of and get around 50 to 200 views a day at best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mitteez
    i suggest you to tell your current customers to write the review on purchased products. because user can trust on the product based on product review.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Unless you are in a very easy niche with no competition, it can take months if not years for you to get to the top of the search rankings for targeted keyword phrases. You HAVE TO get backlinks from other sites to your pages - not the easy ones that you can place yourself but real ones where other websites DECIDE to link to your pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamie3000
    What's the website mate? I don't think anyone will accuse you of self promotion :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    In my opinion you are doing it wrong.

    You are risking a lot by putting all your energy on SEO until you hit first page for your keyword.

    What I like to do when I start a store is this:

    1) Pick a niche
    2) Build the store on Shopify
    3)Test your products using Facebook ads to see if it has potential
    4)Scale
    5)At some point you can think about SEO

    NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

      In my opinion you are doing it wrong.

      You are risking a lot by putting all your energy on SEO until you hit first page for your keyword.

      What I like to do when I start a store is this:

      1) Pick a niche
      2) Build the store on Shopify
      3)Test your products using Facebook ads to see if it has potential
      4)Scale
      5)At some point you can think about SEO

      NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND
      I agree that is a good approach but only for some niches. In our experience, it is not an approach that works with all stores. This approach works incredibly well for impulse buy stores - especially for ones that have relatively low-priced products (maybe $20-$60, the lower the better). Except for re-targeting ads, we have found Facebook to be a huge money-sink for other types of ads if you are selling expensive products. Maybe your results are different.

      If we knew the niche and average product price, we could make a better determination for what might work best for advertising. Sometimes - especially with much higher priced (and much higher profit) products - Google and Bing Shopping are the way to go.

      I agree that it is not worth wasting the time on a whole lot of SEO until you have tested the market with some sort of advertising, though.
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  • Profile picture of the author poornamadan
    The SEO friendly website must have following features:
    • Research keywords
    • Include Meta and title tags
    • Provide enough content
    • Generate SEO-friendly URLs and sitemaps
    • Place keywords strategically
    • Build incoming or back links
    • Use images whereever necessary

    And all these features you can build using Nwebkart which is the best eCommerce platform for SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOptimization@1
    Hey

    You should try designing creative wallpapers and sharing them on FB, Twitter, G+, Linkedin and Pinterest with hashtags + Keywords on regular basis. That will surely get you traffic and conversion.

    Re. SEO: Try to follow Diversified Links Strategy:

    Unique Descriptions for Bookmark and Tier 2 Submissions
    Unique Blogs Writing and Submissions
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    Tier 2 Submissions
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    High DA/TF Blogs Submissions
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    Hope, that helps.

    Good luck,
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  • Profile picture of the author Genie Squad
    It has been 16 weeks now, have things improved?
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