Category: Blogging

Categories Blogging / E-Commerce / Marketing / Social E-Commerce

Take Charge of Your Online Marketing

marketing-successEarly in my career I received some really good advice from a co-worker regarding how to succeed which was to “take charge of your career.” He told me that I, and I alone, was responsible for my career. He went on to explain that our boss was there to provide guidance and direction, but was not responsible for advancing my career. This advice stuck with me, and I believe it applies to retailers and online marketing. As a retailer, you must take charge of your online marketing initiatives because no one has as much vested interest in your livelihood than you…

Categories Blogging / Google / Marketing / Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Google Search Update, Retailers Must Do Content Marketing Now!

Boost SEO with original content
On Wednesday, Google announced the release of Panda 4.0, which I’m sure to most of you means nothing at all. However, as a retailer you need to be aware of the changes Google is making, and more importantly, what to do about these updates. Retailers who continue to ignore the importance of content marketing will likely see their sales decline over the coming months and years…

Categories Blogging / E-Commerce / Magento / Search Engine Optimization (SEO) / WordPress

WordPress, The Perfect Content Management System for your E-Commerce Website

WordPress Content Management System

Content Marketing: The New SEO

Search Engine Optimization has evolved over the last few years and traditional SEO, for all intents and purposes, is dead. Replacing SEO is Content Marketing, which frankly is what I’m doing right now with this blog article. The general idea is to write about topics and subjects that you’re passionate about or have deep rooted knowledge. As you write about these topics, people will naturally gravitate to them and refer others to your work. Google will pick up on these links and interactions and reward you by ranking you higher in their search results. Now that you understand Content Marketing, my guess is you’re probably asking yourself how it applies to your e-commerce website. In a nutshell, it is everything. As a retailer, you need to write and blog about things that interest you. This could be trends for the spring, an interview with a new designer that you love or the latest trunk show you had in your store. Your customers will appreciate your point of view and Google will reward you by ranking your content and website higher.