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SEO | 8 min read

Structured Data for eCommerce: Understanding Schema.org and Rich Snippets

No matter what kind of online business you run, context matters. In most cases, it’s your job as an online store owner to set the right context for your customers.

One of the biggest contextual areas websites take for granted is search context. You can put tons of resources into creating content in the hopes of building up your search ranking. But if you haven’t put thought into how your search result appears to a potential customer, content will only get you so far.

To build search context,

SEO | 5 min read

The complete guide to implementing Google’s AMP on your online store

Just two years ago, mobile ecommerce represented only 15% of dollars spent online, even though people spent an overwhelming amount of time on their mobile devices.

That number is rapidly changing, and it’s partially thanks to the work done on Google’s open source Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project. Even if you don’t know what AMP is, you reap the benefits every day when you browse the web on your phone, where pages load much faster than they did just a few short years ago.

The internet’s[...]

SEO | 2 min read

Copied content seriously harms an online store’s search rankings

If you’ve invested some time in understanding how SEO works, you might be worried about duplicate content on your ecommerce website. And rightfully so -- but not necessarily for the reason you might think.

There are two kinds of duplicate content. One kind isn’t necessarily harmful, though it indicates you might be ignoring an opportunity to do better SEO. Done frequently, the other kind is flagrant and can cause penalties to your website.

How do you know which duplicate content is okay and[...]

SEO | 6 min read

Are You Making These 6 SEO Mistakes in Your eCommerce Business?

As an eCommerce business owner, your entire business is online. People need to find your site, like your products, and then proceed to checkout for you to make any money. And the more people visit your site, the more chances you have to convert them and make sales.

But the process isn’t quite as easy as it sounds, is it? To make your business successful, you’ll need a ton of website traffic and useful content in terms of product descriptions, reviews and blog posts. You’ll also need to up[...]

SEO | 3 min read

Penalized by Google: How you might be hurting your online store’s search rankings

Online stores can’t understate the importance of a comprehensive SEO strategy. That said, there is such a thing as an overzealous one. If your SEO program is over the top, Google and other search engines won’t look kindly on your website.

You migth not be aware that your website has been penalized by Google, but if visits keep slowing down, follow the simple actions listed below to help you determine if your website is currently being penalized. And learn the common reasons that could be[...]

SEO | 2 min read

Basic SEO tactics your online store might be missing

Whether you’re the sole employee or have a team of ecommerce wizards at your disposal, digital marketing might be the most time-consuming part of running an online store. Entrepreneurship is all about growth, and marketing is how you grow your online presence.

In the digital marketing realm, SEO often gets a bum wrap. It seems technical, whereas marketing tactics like establishing your social media presence and putting an email marketing plan in place might seem more straightforward. It’s[...]

SEO | 4 min read

5 common SEO problems online stores should fix right now

The internet is a noisy place. How does your online store stand out from the competition?

We frequently see online stores grapple with the discovery phase of marketing their websites. It can take time for your store to gain enough traction for potential customers to find you. A little patience can go a long way for your store. That and a whole lot of optimization. If you find drawing in customers is taking too long, you might be committing some of the cardinal SEO sins, and you’ll want to[...]

SEO | 3 min read

What Makes the Best eCommerce Platform for SEO? Part 2

Last week, we got in touch with 5 eCommerce marketing experts to get their opinions on what makes an eCommerce platform the best for search engine optimization. This week, we're continuing this series with more great advice from industry professionals. This is important information to keep in mind while evaluating the eCommerce software you're going to rely on to sell online.

SEO | 4 min read

What Makes the Best eCommerce Platform for SEO?

SEO is such an important factor in online marketing today that good SEO features are an absolutely crucial part of any website. When building an online store, you need to be sure that your eCommerce platform supports all the features that will let you implement SEO best practices. But what makes an eCommerce platform great for SEO? We reached out to 5 SEO professionals for their input.

SEO | 4 min read

Biggest SEO Challenges faced by eCommerce Retailers, Part 2

Even the experts in eCommerce need to solve problems with Search Engine Optimization, as the field is always evolving and it's important to follow best practices. Last week, we reached out to 5 eCommerce entrepreneurs to share their experiences with SEO and the challenges they've faced, and most importantly, how to address those challenges. This week, we have 5 more experts weighing in.

SEO | 4 min read

Biggest SEO Challenges faced by eCommerce Retailers

Search Engine Optimization is one of the most important parts of eCommerce, but also presents significant challenges. In this series of posts, we'll hear from some successful eCommerce merchants about the specific challenges they've faced in the realm of SEO, and how to overcome them.

SEO | 4 min read

5 SEO Mistakes that Can Harm your Rankings

SEO — Search Engine Optimization — is a critical part of today's marketing efforts, and yet many online sellers miss the mark. This is partially because there's so much information out there, and a lot of it is outdated. Google is the leader when it comes to determining best SEO practices, and they're always implementing changes to ensure only the best content reaches the top of search results. The side effect of this is that tactics that used to be quite effective are now not only outdated,[...]

eCommerce Marketing | 1 min read , SEO | 1 min read

Gain a Competitive Edge and Improve Visibility with SEO

SEO (search engine optimization) is the driving force behind a business’s growth and customer acquisition, and as such, is the single most important factor to affect an online store’s long-term success. Businesses that adopt and implement a well-strategized SEO plan consistently benefit from a massive increase in visibility and sales, regardless of previous notoriety.

SEO | 3 min read

A New Year, a New Goal, a Newly Improved SEO Strategy

How you’ll fare against your competitors in the months ahead is a stressful question that businesses of every size are faced with come the ringing of a new year. In the fiercely competitive world of eCommerce, there’s always room for growth, reform and improvement – and of course, a desire for increased revenue. Like most things in life, though, that’s easier said than done.

SEO | 1 min read

Check Your Website with Bing’s New Mobile Friendliness Test Tool

A year after the release of Google’s mobile-friendly testing tool, Bing has launched their own version, the Bing Mobile Friendliness Test Tool. Merchants looking to improve their ranking in Bing search results on mobile devices are urged to check out the new tool, which may alert merchants to factors that may be negatively impacting their site.

SEO | 1 min read

The Google 5pecialist Challenge

3dcart is always striving to improve our services and support, which is why we’re proud to announce that our SEO team now boasts three 5pecialists! Anibal, Asael and Kevin are 3dcart’s newest 5pecialists, having passed Google’s vigorous 5pecialist challenge before the September 15th deadline.

SEO | 2 min read

Top Tips to Make Your AdWords Account Work for You

Feel like you’re not getting the most out of your Google AdWords™ account? Check out the following simple ways you can increase your ROI and avoid wasting money.

SEO | 2 min read

Is your store ready for Google's Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Update?

Google's recent announcement in their Webmaster Central Blog, uncovers some details of their major algorithm update to be released on April 21st.

SEO | 3 min read

9 tips to get your website indexed by Google

No matter how amazing your site content is, it won't be discovered by your target audience or anyone for that matter if you don't have optimized site accessibility. This means that search engines won't be able to crawl your pages and contents, thus they will not show up on search results. It's therefore a must to register with Google's Webmaster Tools and employ a variety of techniques to improve site accessibility. Examples of these techniques are the submission of a sitemap to search[...]

SEO | 3 min read

SEO for Ecommerce: Optimizing Your Online Store for Search

To understand search engine optimization, first you’ve got to understand search engines. Search engines’ primary directive is to provide answers to questions. To do so, search engines crawl and index and rank millions of web pages. The ranking is really just the order in which search engine algorithms expect those web pages to best answer the question posed by each search query, from most likely to answer the question to least likely.

When you think of keywords, the foundation of all things[...]

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