How do you build a blog and ecommerce website

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For those who have a blog associated with their eccommerce store, what is the most effective way you've done it?
For example:
1. landing page is ecommerce store, with a link to blog.
2. landing page is blog store, with a link to ecommerce store.
3. 2 separate domains. 1 ecommerce. 1 blog that links to ecommerce.

What are your recommendations?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Popowa
    Originally Posted by yehabits View Post

    For those who have a blog associated with their eccommerce store, what is the most effective way you've done it?
    For example:
    1. landing page is ecommerce store, with a link to blog.
    2. landing page is blog store, with a link to ecommerce store.
    3. 2 separate domains. 1 ecommerce. 1 blog that links to ecommerce.

    What are your recommendations?
    1. do you mean yourwebsite.com/blog
    If yes, both websites will be located under same domain yourwebsite.com, in case you want to sell one of them, they will be not separatable, you cannot split them without losing data, links

    If you plan for long term business, than you can go for option 1, but make sure that you have content rich blog relevant to your eCommerce store. If you decided to sell your business, both store and blog will be transferred to new owner because they located under same domain.
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    • Profile picture of the author yehabits
      Hi, yes for example 1, I do mean www.yourwebsite.com/blog
      For example 2, I mean www.yourwebsite.com/store
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      • Profile picture of the author Mary Popowa
        Originally Posted by yehabits View Post

        Hi, yes for example 1, I do mean www.yourwebsite.com/blog
        For example 2, I mean www.yourwebsite.com/store
        For Option 1 you can get alot of traffic and inward links but only if you have unique content relevant and links to your store. Otherwise no point to do so much work of keeping irrelevant blog and managing store.

        Option 2: what the point? You want to concentrate of getting those most important 8 seconds of attention from customers, and not driving them away while they going to search for your "Store" button. Keep it clean and simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author OliverTrent
    Originally Posted by yehabits View Post

    For those who have a blog associated with their eccommerce store, what is the most effective way you've done it?
    For example:
    1. landing page is ecommerce store, with a link to blog.
    2. landing page is blog store, with a link to ecommerce store.
    3. 2 separate domains. 1 ecommerce. 1 blog that links to ecommerce.

    What are your recommendations?
    The landing page and blog are separate entities with separate uses. The blog is great for driving social and organic traffic through a funnel, landing pages are generally where you drive paid traffic, PC Banner Ads etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author hirechrisgunn
      Originally Posted by OliverTrent View Post

      The landing page and blog are separate entities with separate uses. The blog is great for driving social and organic traffic through a funnel, landing pages are generally where you drive paid traffic, PC Banner Ads etc.
      Yeah, bouncing off of this - I think it comes down to where you are wanting to put more of your effort into marketing-wise. If you're an okay writer but great with adsense and PPC creation and link development, then I would do store.com/blog. If you're someone who wants to go after the blog traffic heavy and focus on social media, then I would go blog.com/store. It's really up to your abilities and strengths at the end of the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author justray
    I have a store which has a link to my blog/site, with broad thematic appeal. It's not concentrated, entirely focused, on my niche, but has a broader theme that will potentially bring in more traffic. I make sure that content doesn't stray too far away. I also have a link to my store from my blog (hate using that term...seems so restricting).
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  • Profile picture of the author parmarjeet
    Need some technical help. In words it cannot be described
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  • I would simply add it on as a (LINK) yourstore.com/yourblog

    you don't want to take to much attention from the product.

    WILL
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