SEO and Traffic Advice Needed ASAP!

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Hello SEO and Traffic Experts,

Need your help!

My brother and I just launched an ecommerce site built in Magento for our parents. The aim is to help them sell stuff online so they'll have to stop lugging these heavy items from store to store.

Here's the site (can't post links yet) so please type in: crystalhealingclub.com

If you check the site, you'll see we've done on-site SEO for product pages. Now we need to start building traffic, traffic, traffic to the site! I need all the suggestions and advice I can get - we NEED to capitalize on the X'mas season.

I was looking into getting BMR, but I know that should only be an aid to other traffic methods, right?

Also we have content on our blog - is there anyway I can leverage this to get back links? crystalhealingclub.com/crystalhealingblog

Also I read that building links too fast is looked down upon by Google so if I for example submit all content at once to Scribd and Docstoc, is that NOT a good idea?!

Any and all ideas are highly appreciated.

Thank you all in advance for helping us
#advice #asap #bmr #ecommerce #needed #seo #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author ignmmulia
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by ignmmulia View Post

      use senuke to build backlinks. that the most powerful tool for backlinking nowadays

      LOL. No its not. senuke gives you almost entirely PR0 and PR N/A links
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  • Profile picture of the author Eleanor
    Hi tazmania,

    You should focus on building high PR backlinks. Find some websites that are related to the one you have made and ask for advertising space (text links or banners). Text links will be your best bet for improving search engine rankings but if you are looking for traffic quickly then banners from high traffic sites might be a good place to start.

    Do you have a budget in mind? This will determine what you can and can't do (afford).
    Have you done any keyword research for the site? (assuming you have if you've done on-page seo).
    You will need to come up with a backlinking strategy that's appropriate for this kind of site and I'd recommend high PR backlinks and article marketing.

    Hope that helps

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    • Profile picture of the author tazmania
      Originally Posted by bubbins1987 View Post


      You will need to come up with a backlinking strategy that's appropriate for this kind of site and I'd recommend high PR backlinks and article marketing.
      Hi Eleanor!

      Thanks for your help. I was wondering have you used BMR? Is it a good service for high PR backlinks. Can you share some other methods we could use to get high PR links. Also in terms of article marketing - do I need to change my blog content and then submit it - does it matter? Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Raul991
        I usually suggest SEO and backlinking to get yourself to Google top 10 for your keyword as it has had the highest roi from all the traffic tactics I have used, but as you need traffic quickly for the Xmas season then I suggest PPC and banner/media buying in relevant sites/blogs.

        I have had great success in the past with these quick traffic methods, especially in the Xmas time when people tend to buy more willingly online.
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    • Profile picture of the author tazmania
      Thanks Raul and Murrad!

      Raul - I hadn't thought of PPC - that's a great idea to get started and also test for what keywords are good traffic I guess!

      Also Murrad, we're on all the major social media platforms, but just haven't done anything on them yet - so time to get the ball rolling!
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      • Profile picture of the author Raul991
        Originally Posted by tazmania View Post

        Thanks Raul and Murrad!

        Raul - I hadn't thought of PPC - that's a great idea to get started and also test for what keywords are good traffic I guess!

        Also Murrad, we're on all the major social media platforms, but just haven't done anything on them yet - so time to get the ball rolling!
        If you are very serious about PPC then I suggest you to invest in PPC Classroom 3.0. I experienced my first real success after following the 2.0 version. It is quite a big investment at first, but after you have worked hard with the program you can make the invest back in no time.
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    • Profile picture of the author tazmania
      Originally Posted by hemant kumar View Post

      Do Simply Work like php page.
      Sorry, Hemant - but didn't quite get what you were trying to say? :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author SimpleSEOTips
    With a relatively short time before Christmas I would suggest focusing your SEO efforts on low to mid competitive product terms which you identify are good sellers on your site. Maybe put a small focus on the competitive terms and if it seems like you might be able to get a top 3 position within a short period of time then you can shift more budget/focus to competitive terms.
    The reason I would suggest this approach is that ideally you will benefit from ROI from your SEO efforts in the short term and put yourself in a position to prepare for Christmas 2012 with much more time.

    PPC is a very useful way of getting quick traffic to your site. It will also provide you with specific data as to which terms convert the best. If you kick off AdWords campaigns now and associate a substantial budget you should be able to feed the conversion data into your SEO campaigns and have a lot more confidence towards the potential ROI of keyword terms you are optimizing for.
    Start with exact match keywords with AdWords and you can expand from there without blowing a lot of money on broad match keyword terms which might not perform as well or provide you with accurate data (broad match terms can provide misleading conversion data as the terms which convert might not be the specific term you are targeting).

    Facebook ads could be a very useful medium also as I would imagine your business has a particular target market. Facebook ads are definitely a good way to go if you are confident that you know your target market as the FB demographical targeting options are very precise.

    Everyone has different suggestions and experience when it comes to linkbuilding. Fiverr.com gigs can really offer a lot of value and there are a lot of WSOs which are well recommended. I don't have direct experience with BMR but have seen a lot of positive experiences listed within WF. Don't build thousands of links in a matter of days if your site only has a couple of dozen pointing to it. The temptation is there to hammer in new inbound links but my advice would be to scale up in a sensible fashion. If you got 10 links last week then get 50 this week, 100 next week, 150 the week after, etc. A lot of people will disagree and say "go for it and get a load" but this is SEO advice and everyone has a different approach and opinion.

    Your site does look nice but make sure you have seasonal graphics ready for November to put on throughout your site. Make sure that people who reach your site know that your products make good gifts! Maybe create a "Christmas Gift Ideas" page and link off to it from your homepage/inner pages. Tell people why the gifts you have listed on your site make great Christmas gifts rather than just displaying your products and hoping people will make the link.

    Also, vouchers are really good gifts for lazy people and those who are a bit nervous about 'getting it wrong'... men mainly In my case I might know someone who is intersted in healing crystals but don't know enough about which one is right for the person I am choosing a gift for. If it suits your business model then introduce gift vouchers for Christmas. Sorry if you do have them already listed but I couldn't see them on your site easily.

    I see you also have a small presence within Facebook and Twitter. Now might be the time to kick into action a few competitions to help get the word out. Something interactive on Facebook whereby you encourage likes to your page. Maybe also create a tab with some promotion based on a specific product which you can change on a week to week basis to always offer your fans something new to benefit from and share with others.

    By the way, it would be very interesting and beneficial to members of this forum to hear what you did and how it worked when the Christmas season is over.

    Best of luck with your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author tazmania
      Originally Posted by SimpleSEOTips View Post


      PPC is a very useful way of getting quick traffic to your site.

      Facebook ads could be a very useful medium also as I would imagine your business has a particular target market.

      Your site does look nice but make sure you have seasonal graphics ready for November

      Something interactive on Facebook whereby you encourage likes to your page.

      By the way, it would be very interesting and beneficial to members of this forum to hear what you did and how it worked when the Christmas season is over.

      Best of luck with your site.
      Thank You SimpleSEOTips!

      Thank you so much for all your valuable tips and suggestions and taking the time to look through our site - HIGHLY appreciated! We are definitely taking everything you said into account and will hopefully be able to post our progress. Thanks once again!
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  • Profile picture of the author SimpleSEOTips
    My brother and I just launched an ecommerce site built in Magento for our parents. The aim is to help them sell stuff online so they'll have to stop lugging these heavy items from store to store.
    That's no problem. Your motivation is a fantastic one as to why you have set up the online store. I really hope it works out really well for you this Christmas and you can build on the success throughout 2012.

    Also, the link that Jacko (above) has shared is definitely worth checking out when it comes to link building ideas too.
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