Will selling products from my own site help with SEO?

by bleu
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Hi, I design and sell shirts on sites like RedBubble and Zazzle. I have my own site but I don't actually sell anything there, I just link to the other sites that sell my stuff.

My site does horrible in search, other sites selling my stuff show up first.

So I was wondering if adding a Shopify store on my own domain would help at all.

That way I will be a site about selling shirts, instead of a site about linking to other sites that sell shirts.

What do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by bleu View Post

    Hi, I design and sell shirts on sites like RedBubble and Zazzle. I have my own site but I don't actually sell anything there, I just link to the other sites that sell my stuff.

    My site does horrible in search, other sites selling my stuff show up first.

    So I was wondering if adding a Shopify store on my own domain would help at all.

    That way I will be a site about selling shirts, instead of a site about linking to other sites that sell shirts.

    What do you think?


    No, creating a Shopify site doesn't rank pages. Shopify isn't magic.

    You need good on-page optimization, site structure and followed backlinks from pages with authority.
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  • Profile picture of the author umakant13
    First you have to work on both strategy on page and off page and post blog and content this will help your site to rank high in SERP
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  • Profile picture of the author Woomeister
    I run a shopify store in the weight loss niche, arguably the hardest to compete in. Shopify gives you a choice of great templates if you don't want to spend hours setting up a wordpress site that looks nowhere near as good. Shopify itself won't shoot you up the rankings, but what it will do is give you a decent online presence to work with for not too much cash.
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  • Profile picture of the author starlox
    No, you won't rank without SEO no matter what you do. Shopify is basically a theme in some sense. You need good onpage and offpage optimization to rank high. Ecom is probably the hardest to rank, if your not doing it locally and even then it is dependent on your rivals on and offpage SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author HangTenSEO
    I would disagree with some of what is being said here. Having a shop on your site will mean that rather than sending people away they will remain on your site, which can in fact boost your site rankings. So while it isn't truly a SEO tactic per say, it will increase the amount of time someone stays on your website.

    The trick of course is still getting traffic initially to the site in the first place.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by HangTenSEO View Post

      I would disagree with some of what is being said here. Having a shop on your site will mean that rather than sending people away they will remain on your site,
      Sorry having a shop on your site does not stop people from hitting the back button
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    • Profile picture of the author Woomeister
      Originally Posted by HangTenSEO View Post

      I would disagree with some of what is being said here. Having a shop on your site will mean that rather than sending people away they will remain on your site, which can in fact boost your site rankings. So while it isn't truly a SEO tactic per say, it will increase the amount of time someone stays on your website.

      The trick of course is still getting traffic initially to the site in the first place.
      This is absolute nonsense I'm afraid.

      If you place a 'shop' on your site to aid site retention then you are crazy. There is one reason and one alone to have an shop, to sell products. If you wish to have a shop on your site then go for it, but there are advantages to having an independent shop in certain circumstances.

      How I see it..

      If site A (blog maybe) gets all the traffic and sends it to site B (shop maybe) then presuming I own Site A and B then I am quids in as both sites are being boosted by the same traffic and I'm likely selling products. Your blog can be your sales generator, people won't stay on Site A if its crap, they certainly won't go to site B and buy something if Site A is crap

      So on the basis that Site A is quality it then becomes your lead generator and trust builder. If site B is of quality with great CTA's then you will sell products.

      If you don't have a great deal of traffic to Site A then i see no benefit in opening a separate show though.
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