Drop Ship Newshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/RSS feeds for 60http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100915/3-Top-SEO-Tips-Dropshipping-for-the-Holidays#Comments03 Top SEO Tips: Dropshipping for the Holidays http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100915/3-Top-SEO-Tips-Dropshipping-for-the-Holidays<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/santa.jpg" alt="SEO dropshipping tips holidays" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">These 3 top SEO tips can increase <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping " target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong> </a>sales for the holidays.<br><br>Believe it or not, even though Halloween is still over a month away, there are already shoppers flocking to the internet to get started on their shopping for the holidays.<br><br>While there are many procrastinators who leave it until the last possible minute, there are also a great number of people who like to get started with their shopping for the winter holidays early and are online now buying gifts for those on their lists.<br><br>Using proper SEO can greatly increase your dropshipping sales during the holidays. Don’t let anyone tell you that SEO is obsolete because it most assuredly is not. When you run across someone that adheres to the belief that SEO is dead, it is someone who was not using SEO best practices anyway….probably a former proponent of the old Black Hat SEO.<br><br>This type of SEO truly is history and we should all be thankful that it is no more. Article farmers who paid people from underprivileged countries literal pennies to crank out hundreds and thousands of articles that were complete and total garbage with no value to anybody. The sole purpose of these “articals” was to pump out keywords in great volume. Never mind whether this content made sense or not (usually not) as long as there were scads of keywords. Those days are gone.<br><br>Nowadays, you need to use SEO in such a way that Google and the other search engines will smile upon you. To do this, follow these 3 top SEO tips:<br><br>1. Choose your keywords wisely. This is one of the key elements of good SEO. For instance, if your niche is pet supplies, don’t focus on “pet supplies” as your main keyword phrase. Instead, go with long tail keywords that describe your products, such as “heated dog bed” or “rawhide treats” or whatever. You get the idea. The principle here is to avoid keywords or keyword phrases that will have a ton of competition. Drill down for less used but more relevant and focused long tailed keywords.<br><br>2. Write for readers, not for the search engines. This is a critical point in today’s SEO. Google and the other major search engines want high quality content, not gibberish stuffed with keywords. Your content should be interesting, informative or educational… even humorous. It doesn’t matter so much which, what matters is that it be of some value to readers. If you are a complete washout at writing decent content, it would be worth your while and money to hire a freelancer or pay a talented friend or acquaintance to do it for you.<br><br>3. Employ quality link building. This is another big change since the Google Penguin and Panda updates. Google never did like poor quality links and now it absolutely hates them. With Google, you are judged by the company you keep, so forget buying links by the droves just to have them. Instead, go for high quality, relevant links that will gain you brownie points with the search engines.<br><br>Use these 3 Top SEO tips to boost dropshipping sales during the upcoming holidays!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100915/3-Top-SEO-Tips-Dropshipping-for-the-Holidays&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 18 Sep 2013 21:00:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100915http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100627/How-to-Unlock-the-Secrets-of-SEO-Build-Your-Dropship-Business#Comments0How to Unlock the Secrets of SEO & Build Your Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100627/How-to-Unlock-the-Secrets-of-SEO-Build-Your-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/lock.JPG" alt="dropship SEO unlock secrets" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Did you know that if you unlock the secrets of effective SEO, you can build and grow your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business?<br><br>SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, isn’t rocket science. You don’t have to be a computer geek or Albert Einstein to master it and make it work for you in your ecommerce business.<br><br>But, you do have to acquire a basic, fundamental understanding of what SEO is and what it can do for you.<br><br>To begin, let’s start by laying to rest one of the myths about SEO circulating around the internet and elsewhere. That is the myth that SEO is dead. <br><br>Head up! SEO is NOT dead! One wonders where these SEO doomsday sayers are getting their information but it is not based on fact. Far from it, in fact. SEO may be more important than ever in driving traffic to your website and dropship listings.<br><br>Here is the thing about SEO: It’s not your mother’s SEO, for sure. The advent of the Google Penguin and Panda algorithm updates did change the way SEO works to some extent. But, be assured that these changes were strictly for the better.<br><br>In the olden days of Google and SEO, you would see so-called “articles” that made absolutely no sense. They were jam packed with keywords to the extent that they were literally just nonsensical jibber jabber with the sole intent being to stuff as many keywords as possible into a document of a few hundred words.<br><br>Thank goodness---those days are gone. Or, they’re gone for savvy ecommerce entrepreneurs who want Google and the other search engines to smile on them.<br><br>No more article farmers pumping out that worthless drivel in an effort to boost their search rankings. This is a good thing! <br><br>Nowadays, if you want to understand they mysteries of SEO, think in terms of quality.<br><br>Quality.<br><br>Quality for the readers who run across your content, either on or off your website or listings on eBay and/or Amazon. High quality content that gives readers something of actual, real value instead of tons of keyword stuffed mishmash that isn’t worth wasting time or energy reading.<br><br>In order to understand the secrets of SEO best practices, don’t write your content for keywords only. Instead, write (or have written, such as the case may be) good quality content that provides a reader with something valuable in some way. It might be educational, instructional, inspiring, humorous….you get the idea. Whatever your content may be, subject wise, it should be worth a reader’s time. <br><br>Google’s Panda and Penguin updates reward this type of high quality content by giving it a boost in search ranking. This is worth untold amounts of money to you because it will drive traffic to your site or listings and increase sales and profits.<br><br>Besides good quality content, Google also wants relevant, fresh content.<br><br>What does this mean? Basically, it simply means that Google wants you to deliver the goods, as regards your content. We’ve all seen the bat and switch stuff on the web with a punchy, attention grabbing title such as “Woman Has Rat Baby” only to click on it and discover a woman has a pet baby rat. Not, as we were led to believe, given birth to a rat.<br><br>Google wants you to keep your content in line and relevant to what your link or title promised the viewer. No bait and switch. Again---a good thing.<br><br>As far as fresh content, this is self explanatory. Google likes fresh, new content. The more the better. If you want to get the maximum benefits of your SEO efforts, keep cranking out that valuable, relevant, fresh content!<br><br>Unlocking the secrets of SEO will build your dropship business!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100627/How-to-Unlock-the-Secrets-of-SEO-Build-Your-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 06 Sep 2013 22:45:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100627http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100161/How-to-Use-SEO-to-Boost-Ebay-Dropshipping-Sales#Comments0How to Use SEO to Boost Ebay Dropshipping Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100161/How-to-Use-SEO-to-Boost-Ebay-Dropshipping-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/seo-clipart-resized-600.jpg" alt="SEO eBay dropshipping" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0">Many people who are <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> on eBay fail to realize that using SEO effectively could them to boost sales.<br><br>The fact is that SEO is critical to your success as an eBay dropship seller and learning how to use it to its best advantage will go along way toward making your home ecommerce business successful and profitable.<br><br>First of all, if you are just getting your feet wet in the ecommerce pool and maybe not entirely sure what SEO is, here is a simple definition of SEO straight from that free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia:<br><br>“Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search, news search and industry-specific vertical search engines.<br><br>As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. Optimizing a website may involve editing its content, HTML and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and to remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines. Promoting a site to increase the number of backlinks, or inbound links, is another SEO tactic.”<br><br>So, you can see that the whole idea of SEO is to make your website or your dropship listings on eBay search engine friendly so that they will be easily found.<br><br>Here are some fantastic tips from the eBay Learning Center about SEO:<br><br> <ul> <li>Target the right keywords and keyword phrases</li> <li>Use keywords frequently throughout content without spamming. It's important that your content reads naturally to others.</li> <li>Do not duplicate content</li> <li>Include keywords at the top and bottom of your content</li> <li>Use fonts and formatting to emphasize selected words and avoid invisible copy. H1, H2 and H3 tags are great ways to achieve this.</li> </ul> <br>Targeting the right keywords and keyword phrases simply means that you should use those in your titles and descriptions. For example, if you are dropship plus size nightgowns, be sure to use those words in your titles and product descriptions.<br><br>Not duplicating content is another thing to be conscious of as the search engines frown on this. If you are selling several variations of a product, write a fresh description for each item instead of the same one with only the color or whatever changed.<br><br>Hyperlinking is a very important part of great SEO for your eBay dropshipping sales. For example, if you are dropshipping basketball equipment, you might use this phrase within your description for a basketball goal: “Check out my great deals on basketball equipment” with the word basketball hyperlinked to your store listings.<br><br>Using proper SEO will be quite beneficial to you, not only with the eBay Cassini search engine, but with Google and the other big search engines as well, that crawl the internet looking for content.<br><br>EBay has a ton of traffic, but chances are that you will have a lot of competition, so being smart about SEO will help give you that competitive edge once you learn how to <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/31906/seo-for-ebay-how-to-get-your-listings-seen-by-more-buyers" title="use SEO to boost eBay dropshipping sales" target="_blank">use SEO to boost eBay dropshipping sales</a>!<br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100161/How-to-Use-SEO-to-Boost-Ebay-Dropshipping-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeMon, 19 Aug 2013 21:46:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100161http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98526/Dropshipping-SEO-Tips-How-to-Make-Google-Love-You-Again#Comments0Dropshipping SEO Tips: How to Make Google Love You Againhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98526/Dropshipping-SEO-Tips-How-to-Make-Google-Love-You-Again<br><img id="img-1372286857216" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/love-resized-600.jpg" alt="SEO tips dropshipping Google" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br>If your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> home business website has been hit hard by the Panda and Penguin updates, you might appreciate a few SEO tips on how to make Google love you again.<br><br>First of all, if your relationship with Google suddenly went South after the updates, you aren’t alone. In fact, thousands of websites found themselves out in the cold after Google rolled out Panda and Penguin.<br><br>You might feel abandoned, betrayed, dumped, jilted….the whole enchilada of rejection emotions. After all, you love Google and now Google doesn’t love you back. Is there anything worse than unrequited love? You may find yourself wondering what went wrong. Was it something you said? Something you did? <br><br>To explain the entire Panda and Penguin updates would be a mammoth undertaking, so suffice to say that if you woke up one morning to discover that your dropshipping site had fallen off the front page of Google search results; these tips might furnish some insight on why you got shoved to the back of the bus and what you can do to get back on the first page of search results again.<br><br>Here are some handy SEO tips for the new and improved Google:<br><br> <ul> <li>How is your content? There was a time when “article farming” was big business on the World Wide Web and ecommerce entrepreneurs would hire whoever would agree to work for peanuts to crank out content of some kind---any kind---just to rank high with the search engines. Those days are gone, thank goodness. Google wants proper usage of grammar, no misspellings, and content that actually makes sense; rather than nonsensical gobbledy gook stuffed with keywords. So, take a realistic look at your content. If it is inferior; get it up to speed by improving the quality.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>What kind of outbound links do you have? Are they of good quality? If not, Google is going to judge you by the company you keep and penalize you for linking to poor quality sites. So, check your links and ditch any that might be dragging you down in the search engine results.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>How is your keyword ratio? In the pre-Panda and Penguin days, many website owners used “Black Hat” SEO, meaning that they stuffed keywords. Nowadays, this is a big no-no with Google. Your keyword ratio shouldn’t be above 3%. If it is---cut it down. Google will penalize you for using too many keywords and it will probably hurt you more than not using enough.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Are you using text styling? This simply means bolding and/or italicizing your keywords. If not, get with the program and be rewarded by Google. Using this tactic will weight your keywords more heavily for optimal search engine results.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Are you using long tail keyword phrases? If not, you should be. Many dropshipping home business owners don’t understand that it is better to use some longer keyword phrases that are more specific to your products. Why? For one thing, there is less competition this way than trying to stick with strictly one or two keywords. By using longer keyword phrases with less competition, Google and the other search engines will find your site more easily.</li> </ul> <br>Don’t sit around nursing your broken heart because Google dumped you! Use these SEO tips for your dropshipping home business and make Google love you again!<br><br><br><br>&nbsp;<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/98526/Dropshipping-SEO-Tips-How-to-Make-Google-Love-You-Again&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 26 Jun 2013 21:50:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:98526http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96527/SEO-Basics-for-Your-Dropship-Business#Comments0SEO Basics for Your Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96527/SEO-Basics-for-Your-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/seo-image-resized-600.jpg" alt="SEO basics dropship business" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br>Are you new to ecommerce and interested in some SEO basics for your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business?<br><br>If so, read on. <br><br>SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is incredibly important to the success or failure of your ecommerce home dropship business. While some had declared that with the advent of Google’s Panda and Penguin updates SEO is dead, this is not true. SEO is very much alive and if you want to do well and make money in your dropshipping business, you will master at least the basics.<br><br>One of the main things to remember about SEO is an old saying that has been around the internet for a while: If you don’t exist with Google---you don’t exist.<br><br>This is as true today as it was when the expression was first coined, simply because the World Wide Web is a huge place. In order to get visitors and prospective customers to your dropship website or listings, it is imperative that you exist with Google. This means making sure that Google finds you and ranks you high in search results.<br><br>When you stop and think that the average online shopper rarely goes past the first page of search results, you realize just how very important it is to make your site or listings Google friendly.<br><br>Here are some tips that are great for beginner ecommerce entrepreneurs who are just getting started:<br><br> <ul> <li>Your content and the infrastructure of your website are the most critical parts of it. You need great content with good SEO, plus a working site that is fast and without errors. This is the foundation. You can build on that with social media content, paid search and more. But that is where you need to start. This means making sure your keywords are judiciously applied throughout your website. Google and the other search engines frown on keyword stuffing, poor content and a bad user experience due to a poorly designed and malfunctioning website.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Make sure you choose a domain name that incorporates your primary keywords. Besides having just the one domain name, it’s a good idea to nail down and claim as your own the ones that might be misspelled by people searching for your site. This keeps any of your competitors from getting them, which they might simply because they would be getting traffic meant for you.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use various types of content. While text is very important, don’t make it the be-all and end-all of your content. Instead, use other medias such as videos, which are quite popular with viewers. You might do instructional videos about your dropship products, for instance. Avoid Flash; it’s too distracting to visitors.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Never overlook meta data such as meta descriptions and title tags. These should be unique to your website and not duplicated. Always keep your meta data specific and applicable to the page it’s on. You also need to be sure that your meta data is formatted right.</li> </ul> <br>Use these SEO basics for your dropship business and start living large while working from home!<br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/96527/SEO-Basics-for-Your-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyMon, 29 Apr 2013 23:19:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:96527http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95927/Hot-SEO-Tips-for-Your-Home-Dropship-Business#Comments0Hot SEO Tips for Your Home Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95927/Hot-SEO-Tips-for-Your-Home-Dropship-Business<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Daryl-money-womanrev-resized-600.jpg" alt="SEO home dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Are you interested in some hot SEO tips for your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>business?<br><br>Although some believed that Google’s Panda and Penguin algorithm updates meant the death of SEO, nothing could be further from the truth. SEO is very much alive and kicking and if yours isn’t up to par, it will cost you money!<br><br>If you are new to ecommerce, you might be wondering what SEO is. Here, direct from that trusty free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, is a definition of SEO:<br><br>“Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search, news search and industry-specific vertical search engines.<br><br>As an internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. Optimizing a website may involve editing its content, HTML and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and to remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines. Promoting a site to increase the number of backlinks, or inbound links, is another SEO tactic.”<br><br>Basically, using good SEO means that your dropship listings or your dropshipping website will have a much better chance of being ranked high in the SERPs, or Search Engine Results Pages. Since internet research has shown time and again that the majority of online users seldom go past the first page of search results…..this is obviously where you want to be in order to get plenty of traffic and sales.<br><br>Now, here are some handy SEO tips for your home dropship business:</p> <ul> <li>Use your keywords wisely. If you are writing product descriptions, for example, be sure to have your primary keywords in the first and last sentence of the descriptions. Ditto for the title.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>If you are using content marketing and writing articles to promote your dropship business, use the same principle with your keywords---title, first and last sentence. As far as everything in between, aim for a keyword density of around 2% and write your content for humans instead of search engines. Google will reward you for this!</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Be sure to use good SEO for your image alt tags, meta tags, headers and site map. This will help Google and the other search engine crawlers to find your dropship business site or your listings.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>If you are active in social media marketing, which hopefully you are, don’t forget to use best SEO practices on your social sites, too. Use your keywords to best advantage on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, MySpace, LinkedIn or whatever social platform you are leveraging.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Submit a site map to Google. Sure, Google and the other search engines will probably find your dropship site eventually without a site map, but submitting it to them expedites the process considerably.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Use Google Webmaster tools to track and analyze your SEO. You will find a whole suite of SEO tools from Google that can be extremely helpful to you. For instance, you can find out which search queries brought one of your pages up in Google search results, your most popular landing pages and which search engine they came from and even a geographical breakdown of where your click throughs are coming from.</li> </ul> <p><br>Use these SEO tips for your home dropship business and watch traffic and sales soar!<br><br><br><br></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/95927/Hot-SEO-Tips-for-Your-Home-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 09 Apr 2013 22:44:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:95927http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94559/FREE-SEO-Tools-for-Your-eCommerce-Dropship-Business#Comments2FREE SEO Tools for Your eCommerce Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94559/FREE-SEO-Tools-for-Your-eCommerce-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/free2.jpg" alt="free SEO tools dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Search Engine Optimization is critical to the success of your ecommerce <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business, so you might be able to put a few free SEO tools to good use!<br><br>Knowing how to use SEO best practices will help you immensely when it comes to driving traffic to your dropship site or listings, simply because it will get you ranked higher in the SERPs, or Search Engine Results Pages. The higher you rank in these pages, the more people will see your link and visit your site and---hopefully---make a purchase while there.<br><br>One of the biggest jobs an ecommerce entrepreneur faces is driving a fresh, steady stream of traffic to a website or listings, so using great SEO to help with this is a big step up the ladder of success.<br><br>These are free from <a href="http://www.seotoolset.com/tools/free_tools.html" title="SEOToolSet" target="_blank">SEOToolSet</a>:<br><br> <ul> <li>Search Engine Optimization/KSP Tool: This one provides keyword statistics that helps with search engine marketing decisions. It measures the popularity of your keyword and shows daily approximations of how often each of your keywords is searched for in the larger search engines such as Google, derived from monthly statistics. Each of your keyword's top 3 search engine categories are viewable, as well.&nbsp; You can enter as many as 12 keyword phrases at a time, one per line or separated by commas, and click "Run KSP." Search counts and other statistics are displayed in a table.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Site Checker: When the search engine spiders crawl your website, they need be able to easily index the maximum number of pages. The Site Checker tool allows you to quickly verify the “crawl-a-ability” of your dropship website. It reads the server's response headers and detects any potential problems. The free report will identify redirects, if any, and problems with your server that could cause issues for the search engine spiders. It shows server status, too, along with other details for your reference. </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Page Analyzer: This free tool is wonderful for checking up on your competition. You can find out how many of your competitor’s unique pages are ranked in the Top 10 with the major search engines and compare it to yours.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Link Analysis Report: This free tool lets you see who links to your competitors, as well as who links to you. The odds are good that if the website linked to your competitor, it may be a candidate to link to you. Look before you leap and research each link! You want links from established websites with content that is directly related to the content of your website, not something from a link farm, which Google takes a very dim view of.</li> </ul> <br>There are scads of other useful, free SEO tools available on the internet. Here are a few more sources:<br><br><a href="http://tools.seobook.com/" title="SEOBook" target="_blank">SEOBook</a>: This site is chock full of fantastic and very helpful free SEO tools to help with your home business, such as a Keyword List Generator, Keyword Suggestion Tool, Meta Tag Generator and more.<br><br><a href="http://www.internetmarketingninjas.com/tools/" title="Internet Marketing Ninjas" target="_blank">Internet Marketing Ninjas</a>: You can have a field day here with all of the free SEO tools, including On-Page Optimization Tool, Image and Link Analyzer, Social Image Resizer Tool and more.<br><br>These free SEO tools can g a long way in helping you stay in good standing with the major search engines, along with keeping an eye on the competition, which is always a good idea.<br><br>Once you master the basics of SEO and utilize the free tools available on the World Wide Web to fine tune it, your dropship business will have a much better chance of making you a comfortable living.<br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94559/FREE-SEO-Tools-for-Your-eCommerce-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottMon, 25 Feb 2013 19:44:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:94559http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94551/The-Basics-of-SEO-for-Your-Home-Dropship-Business#Comments0The Basics of SEO for Your Home Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94551/The-Basics-of-SEO-for-Your-Home-Dropship-Business<br><img id="img-1361803399490" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/seo1-resized-600.jpg" alt="basics of SEO dropship" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you have, or are planning to start up, a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business online, you might benefit from getting a few tips about the basics of SEO.<br><br>Since Google rolled out the Panda and Penguin updates, many have wondered if SEO was dead and no longer needed. In fact, nothing could be farther from the truth. SEO is very much alive and definitely necessary for anyone who wants to be successful in ecommerce.<br><br>For those who are just starting out in ecommerce and a little vague about what SEO actually is, here is a great definition from that free and trusty internet encyclopedia, Wikipedia:<br><br>“Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine” natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search, news search and industry-specific vertical search engines.<br><br>As an internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. Optimizing a website may involve editing its content, HTML and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and to remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines. Promoting a site to increase the number of backlinks, or inbound links, is another SEO tactic.”<br><br>So there you have it. SEO is vital to the success or failure of your home dropship business! Here are some tips for the SEO basics you will need to use to make sure your listings on Amazon or eBay---or your own website---are search engine friendly. Remember that the higher your ranking in search results, the more traffic will be driven to your dropship product listings.<br><br> <ul> <li>Interactivity: Although this may not seem to have anything to do with SEO, the fact is that online consumers these days want an interactive experience when shopping online and Google will reward you for providing it. Make sure your dropship website is interactive, fast loading, user friendly, and streamlined to the hilt for ease of shopping and buying, right through checkout.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Panda friendly: The Google Panda update was engineered to penalize websites with too many ads and sales hype. For all practical purposes, Panda views everything on the web as either videos, blogs, and entertaining or informative content. This can hurt a commercial endeavor such as a dropship business unless you take steps to counteract it. One of the main things you can is to avoid excess sales hype and advertisements. Plus, give each product its own unique description. Don’t use pre-written descriptions from your product supplier as this will be duplicate content all over the web and Panda doesn’t like it at all.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>No stuffing keywords: In the past, black hat SEO and article farming which consisted of tons of content with no value whatsoever, just crammed full of keywords---was considered an okay way to get picked up by the search engine crawlers. Now, this is a huge no-no! Make sure to place your keyword into appropriate places such as titles and sub-headings, but other than that…..forget it as long as your content is about your keyword.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Mobile friendly: Make sure that your dropship business site is friendly to mobile device shoppers and use SEO the same as on your regular site. According to Forbes, 50% of all internet shopping will be taking place on mobile devices within 3 years. You will score points with the search engines if you take this into consideration and make sure your site is mobile accessible.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Penguin friendly: Stay Penguin friendly. This Google update will be your friend if you are judicious in who you link to and vice versa, use a variety of links, use social media to build links that happen in a natural manner.</li> </ul> <br>These SEO basics can help to make your home dropship business the darling of the search engines and you’ll reap big rewards in terms of increased traffic!<br><br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/94551/The-Basics-of-SEO-for-Your-Home-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeMon, 25 Feb 2013 17:12:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:94551http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/93577/SEO-The-Google-Panda-Penguin-Updates-Your-Dropship-Business#Comments3SEO: The Google Panda & Penguin Updates & Your Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/93577/SEO-The-Google-Panda-Penguin-Updates-Your-Dropship-Business<br><img id="img-1359425297998" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/googlepanda.jpg" alt="Google dropship business" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0">If you are making money with ecommerce and concerned about SEO, you may be wondering about the Google Panda and Panda updates and your dropship business.<br><br>For instance, you might be wondering whether or not these updates affect your dropship business.<br><br>The answer to that question is short and sweet: Yes. <br><br>Yes, the Google updates most emphatically affect your ecommerce home business, along with all other online endeavors. These updates have changed the way you need to use SEO and even look at SEO. <br><br>Some people are saying that SEO is useless now, that it doesn’t weigh with Google anymore and consequently; doesn’t matter. This isn’t true. SEO is still vitally important, but the way you use it has changed in some areas of your ecommerce business. <h3><span style="color: #ff0000;">The Panda &amp; Penguin Updates</span></h3> <p><br>What have the Google Panda and Penguin updates changed?<br><br>First of all, you should know that there have been numerous tweaks and updates to the updates regarding Penguin and Panda. Perhaps one of the changes that are of special importance to you is this one:<br><br><strong>The Top Heavy Update---</strong>Google rolled this out last January and does something the giant search engine had never done before, which is punish websites for having too many ads or ad type content “above the fold.” If you aren’t familiar with this phrase, it originated in newspaper jargon and refers to the top half of the page, or what is “above the fold.” So, the last thing you want is to be too salesy above the fold, or top heavy, because Google will punish you.<br><br>Here is a chart that is interesting and might provide you with mor einsight on the new SEO for Google:</p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/googlesherpa-resized-600.jpg" alt="Google SEO" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br><br></p> <p>Other things that night have an adverse affect on your rankings in Google search pages are these:<br><br></p> <ul> <li>Poor quality backlinks. With Google, you’re judged by the company you keep. So, the days of link farming and buying links just to get a bunch, thinking it will give you a boost with Google, are a thing of the past. Be very picky about whose backlinks are on your site!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Poor quality content. This is yet another area where Google has drawn a line in the sand and those who dare to step across it will find themselves penalized. In fact, some websites that had a healthy front page ranking with Google slid down to page 5 or even lower due to poor content. This means that if you’ve outsourcing your content writing to get it done on the cheap and your website is full of content with fractured English that offers nothing of value to readers….Google’s gonna getcha!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Keyword stuffing. Big, huge no-no! Besides using the bots to crawl sites and check for this sort of Black Hat SEO, Google employed humans to check websites, too. The ones that were cramming keywords found themselves knocked waaaayyy down in the search ranking. The focus is on valuable content that is naturally written for humans, not stuffed with keywords for the search bots.</li> </ul> <br>The Google Panda and Penguin updates can definitely affect your dropship business website and if your site has slid down in search results, this is a wake-up call to clean up your site and make it one that Google will approve of and reward!<br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/93577/SEO-The-Google-Panda-Penguin-Updates-Your-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleySat, 26 Jan 2013 20:04:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:93577http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92218/5-FREE-Google-SEO-Tools-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business#Comments35 FREE Google SEO Tools for Your Ecommerce Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92218/5-FREE-Google-SEO-Tools-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business<br>If you are an old hand at ecommerce, you probably are already very much aware of the importance of best practices SEO for Google; and if you’re just getting your feet wet with an online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship business" target="_blank"><strong>dropship business</strong></a>, you will soon see how vital Search Engine Optimization is---so here are 5 free SEO tools for you!<br><br>There is a saying that you will see used over and over again on the World Wide Web as pertaining to ecommerce:<br><br>“If you don’t exist with Google, you don’t exist.”<br><br>This is quite true and even more so since the Google Panda and Penguin updates. Using SEO wisely will stand you in good stead when it comes to getting higher rankings in the search engine results pages.<br><br>Use these 5 Google SEO tools to boost your rankings up there to the front page!<br><br><a href="http://www.google.com/analytics/" title="Google Analytics" target="_blank">Google Analytics</a>: This free SEO tool is fantastic! Take a look at the sample graphs below that show a Google Analytics dashboard to get an idea of all you can do with this awesome service. Standard reports make it easy to measure and understand engagement on your site. Plus it only takes a few clicks to quickly build out customized reports, visitor segments, and identify important data to share with your team. Plus, there are a lot more features.<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/GA_GroupFeature_Header_AnalysisTools-resized-600.png" alt="Google SEO tools dropship business" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br><br><a href="http://www.google.com/trends/" title="Google Trends" target="_blank">Google Trends</a>: This one allows you to compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, and time frames for any search term or phrase. Track search terms and find potential customers based on their search volume. You simply type a word or term into the search box and get all sorts of neat results that can be quite helpful in your dropship business.<br><br><a href="https://adwords.google.com/o/Targeting/Explorer?__u=1000000000&amp;__c=1000000000&amp;ideaRequestType=KEYWORD_IDEAS#search.none" title="Google AdWords Keyword Tool" target="_blank">Google AdWords Keyword Tool</a>: Definitely one of the best of the best! This free Google SEO tool can be invaluable in helping you find a great niche with dropship products that are popular and in great demand. You simply type the keyword or long tail keyword phrase into the search box and Google shows you how many global searches are done for it in a month. Big help!<br><br><a href="http://www.google.com/alerts" title="Google Alerts" target="_blank">Google Alerts</a>: Another extremely handy free tool from Google! Here is what Google has to say about this one: <br><br>“Monitor the Web for interesting new content<br>Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your queries.<br>Enter a search query you wish to monitor. You will see a preview of the type of results you'll receive. Some handy uses of Google Alerts include: <br>monitoring a developing news story<br>keeping current on a competitor or industry<br>getting the latest on a celebrity or event<br>keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams”<br><br><a href="http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&amp;topic=1745146&amp;answer=2661700" title="Google Analytics Content Experiments" target="_blank">Google Analytics Content Experiments</a>: Gotta love this one! Really great tool and one that you should use on a regular basis. Formerly known as Google Website Optimizer, it has been updated with fresh new ways to help keep your website the best it can be. You can meet your goals of measuring, testing, and optimizing all in one place. It can help you decide which page designs, layouts, and content are most effective. Very useful!<br><br>These 5 free Google SEO tools will go a long way toward helping you achieve success in your ecommerce dropship home business!<br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92218/5-FREE-Google-SEO-Tools-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 07 Dec 2012 21:53:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:92218http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92030/6-SEO-Tips-to-Help-Build-Your-Online-Dropship-Business#Comments06 SEO Tips to Help Build Your Online Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92030/6-SEO-Tips-to-Help-Build-Your-Online-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/seo.jpg" alt="SEO onl.ine dropship business" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br>Regardless of what you might have heard to the effect that since the advent of Google’s Panda and Penguin updates, SEO is dead…don’t believe it because Search Engine Optimization is alive and kicking; and these 6 SEO tips can help build your online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business.<br><br>SEO is necessary for your success in ecommerce.<br><br>It’s just that simple.<br><br>If you are just getting started in a home dropship business, or are planning to get one up and running soon; you need to master at least the basics of SEO.<br><br> <h3><span style="color: #008080;"><strong>What is SEO?</strong></span></h3> <br>SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Simply put, it’s a way for the search engines to find your website or dropshipping listings on Amazon, eBay or whatever marketplace you are using.<br><br>Think about it. The World Wide Web is HUGE and there are literally millions of websites and ecommerce products for sale. If you want yours to get noticed and shown in SERPs, or Search Engine Results Pages, you will have to use SEO best practices.<br><br>In case you are a newbie, it might be helpful to explain a bit about how search engines work.<br><br>Search engines such as Google send out “spiders” to crawl through websites and find the content that people are looking for online. For example, many people perform a Google search for “dog beds.” So, Google would send its bots to search for this keywords phrase.<br><br>In the past, there were “article farmers” who outsourced for extremely cheap articles crammed to the hilt with keywords, just for the purpose of getting picked up by these search engine crawlers. Quality or having the content actually offer anything of value to the reader was not a consideration because the sole purpose of the Black Hat SEO was to get ranked higher in the SERPs.<br><br>Linking worked much the same way. Some website owners would buy scads of links without regard to the quality of who they were linking to, just to get higher rankings in search results because at one time, quantity of links was more important than quality.<br><br>Now, thank goodness, Google has changed all of that.<br><br>No more article farming, no more poor quality links. At least for the savvy ecommerce entrepreneurs who know better, anyway. To do these things now is a sure and certain way to get blacklisted with Google and the other major search engines.<br><br>The moral of the story is that you need to use good SEO.<br><br>Here are six tips to help you use basic SEO best practices:<br><br> <ul> <li>Use high quality content. Offer content that gives something of value to the reader, be it informative, entertaining, whatever. Remember, focus on quality rather than quantity and don’t stuff your content with keywords.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use your keywords judiciously wherever they will benefit you most. If you have your own website, be sure to use your prime keywords in page titles, product titles and descriptions, alt image tags, etc.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Avoid duplicate content! This is frowned upon by Google and other search engines. Provide fresh, relevant, high quality content and you will be rewarded with higher rankings in SERPs.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use product reviews to help furnish the search engines with fresh content and since the reviews will be about your dropship products, your keywords will be included.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Have a dropship business blog. This affords you an excellent opportunity to feed fresh content to the search engines while providing readers with helpful info, tips and strategies to help them be successful in a dropshipping home business.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>If you offer coupons, try to get them listed on internet coupon sites. And be sure to use your keywords. This kills two birds with one stone. You get some great quality links plus make more sales!</li> </ul> <br>Use these 6 tips for great SEO and they will help build your online dropship business!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92030/6-SEO-Tips-to-Help-Build-Your-Online-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSun, 02 Dec 2012 23:08:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:92030http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/88598/SEO-for-Your-Home-Dropship-Internet-Business#Comments0SEO for Your Home Dropship Internet Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/88598/SEO-for-Your-Home-Dropship-Internet-Business<br><img id="img-1354336640271" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/penguin.JPG" alt="SEO dropship internet business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">You may have caught some of the buzz about Google’s new update to its algorithm and wondering if SEO is still important for your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> internet business.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo" title="Click Here For a FREE SEO Whitepaper!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE SEO Whitepaper!</strong></a><br><br>To answer your question: Yes!<br> <h3><span style="color: #ff0000;">Is SEO a Has Been?</span></h3> <br>SEO is still of vital importance to any ecommerce endeavor, including your dropship internet business.<br><br>How has the Google update affected SEO?<br><br>Strictly speaking, the latest Google update, called the “Penguin” update, has not really affected SEO best practices one way or the other. What it has affected is SEO worst practices.<br><br>Let’s expand on that a bit. <br> <h3><span style="color: #ff0000;">The Penguin Update</span></h3> <br>The Penguin Update from Google probably hasn’t affected your dropship internet business provided you weren’t doing things you shouldn’t have been doing anyway, such as Black Hat SEO and keyword stuffing, article farming, low quality links and more along those lines.<br><br>But for folks who were doing those things, Google’s new Penguin update has basically blown them right out of the water.<br><br>So, what does Google want with the new Penguin update? Should you forget SEO?<br><br>Google wants your dropship internet business website to have good quality content---fresh and relevant if possible---and high quality links, plus no keyword stuffing.<br><br>You should use your keywords so that they flow naturally and make sense in the content. A good rule of thumb is about 2% of your content should be keywords, if that much. Many people are going for around half that amount.<br><br>So, in 500 words of content,&nbsp; you should use your keywords in the title, the first paragraph, the last paragraph and approximately 2-3 times in between. Be very careful to try and write so that the keywords seem natural in the content.<br><br>This can be challenging, but Google will make it worth your while by boosting your dropship internet business in the SERPs, or Search Engine Result Pages.<br><br>Drop Ship Access has valuable FREE educational resources, including an informative whitepaper about SEO. Visit Drop Ship Access now and check out the high quality products and educational resources, then get ready to start your own home dropship internet business!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" id="hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/33615/Use-Google-s-Double-Click-Ad-Planner-for-Online-Dropship-Advertising" title="Use Google’s Double Click Ad Planner for Online Dropship Advertising" target="_blank"><strong>Use Google’s Double Click Ad Planner for Online Dropship Advertising</strong><br><br></a><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/88598/SEO-for-Your-Home-Dropship-Internet-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 17 Aug 2012 22:07:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:88598http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/87001/Your-Home-Business-Is-SEO-Still-Important-for-a-Dropship-Website#Comments0Your Home Business: Is SEO Still Important for a Dropship Website?http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/87001/Your-Home-Business-Is-SEO-Still-Important-for-a-Dropship-Website<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/google-logo-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="SEO dropship website Google" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />With the most recent changes to the Google algorithm, many ecommerce entrepreneurs with a home business are wondering if SEO is still important for a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> website.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo" title="Click Here For a FREE Whitepaper: &ldquo;What is SEO?&rdquo;" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Whitepaper: &ldquo;What is SEO?&rdquo;</strong></a><br /><br />Google&rsquo;s &ldquo;Penguin&rdquo; update that was released earlier this year has led many people to wonder if SEO is dead. The fact is that the update really did have a significant impact on many tried and true SEO techniques and some websites were drastically---and disastrously---affected. Some websites fell from first page rankings into oblivion and many dropship website owners felt that it was the death blow for their businesses. <br /><br /><strong>Why the Change?</strong><br /><br />Google brought about this algorithm change in an effort to cut down on web spam, an unfortunate problem. Basically, the Google algorithm engineers were in hopes that the changes would help to cut down on the number of websites using &ldquo;Black Hat&rdquo; SEO. What is Black Hat SEO? In a nutshell, it is keyword stuffing. They also wanted to reduce Black Hat link building methods employed by some to boost their rankings in search.<br /><br /><strong>SEO is Not Dead</strong><br /><br />But, despite the new Penguin update, SEO is not dead, so don&rsquo;t bury it and give it a funeral just yet. You can still use SEO to your best advantage on your dropship website to drive traffic and increase sales proportionately. Using best SEO practices will help to boost your rankings in search with Google the same as always, provided you do it right.<br /><br />Here are some tips for using SEO effectively with the new Google Penguin algorithm update:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>On page content is still vitally important and good SEO on those pages, as well. When Google seemed to clobber many websites with a lot of on page SEO, it wasn&rsquo;t because of the SEO, per se; it was because there was more SEO than actual quality content. So, use SEO but focus more on the quality of your content! Write to engage humans who visit your dropship website or blog, not search engines.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Don&rsquo;t keyword stuff. Your content needs to make sense and be valuable to the reader. Use keywords an average of 2% and not much more. In a 500 word article, this would be about 10 times.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Try to use variations of your dropship website keywords as frequently as possible, as long as you can work them into the content naturally.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Use internal linking. For example, link to related articles within your website.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Be sure to use your keywords in image alt tags.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Embedding YouTube videos within your content is a great way to engage readers and gain Google&rsquo;s approval.</li> </ul> <br />SEO is till alive and kicking, but use these tips to help your dropship website rank higher in search results.<br /><br />Drop Ship Access has 1.2 million high quality products at wholesale prices and a goldmine of FREE educational resources that will help you learn more about ecommerce and SEO for your dropship website!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/35074/SEO-for-eBay-Increase-Your-Dropship-Sales" title="SEO for eBay: Increase Your Dropship Sales!" target="_blank"><strong>SEO for eBay: Increase Your Dropship Sales!</strong></a><br />&nbsp;<br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/87001/Your-Home-Business-Is-SEO-Still-Important-for-a-Dropship-Website&bvt=rss">Greg ScottTue, 10 Jul 2012 19:40:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:87001http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77968/SEO-for-Google-5-Tips-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Home-Business#Comments0SEO for Google: 5 Tips for Your Ecommerce Dropship Home Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77968/SEO-for-Google-5-Tips-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Home-Business<br><img id="img-1354336042068" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/google_3600x1500-resized-600.jpg" alt="seo for google dropship business" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0">Even if your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> home business is going great guns at the moment, most ecommerce entrepreneurs are always eager for ways to help them boost sales and traffic to greater volume, so these SEO tips for Google might interest you.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Click Here For a FREE SEO Whitepaper!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE SEO Whitepaper!</strong></a><br><br>There are other search engines besides Google, of course. But the fact is that none are as popular or widely used as the giant among them, namely Google. Knowing how to use SEO effectively to make points with Google can be tremendously helpful in growing your dropship business. <br><br>Here are 5 tips for best SEO practices for Google:<br><br>1. Ideally, you should have determined your best keywords before creating your dropship website. However, if you didn’t, all is not lost. You can still sit down and figure out which are your optimal keywords and start using them. Choosing the best and most relevant keywords involves finding the ones with the highest search volume and the lowest amount of competition. There are free tools available on the internet to assist you with your keyword research.<br><br>2. Optimize your titles to the max! The page title tag is one of the most important factors for high rankings with Google. The title tag is shown as the first line of text at the top of the browsing window. An SEO title tag should contain around 60-80 characters and be concise as well as descriptive. This is what will show up in Google search results as a link to your dropship web page, so make it work for you!<br><br>3. Always use keyword rich, relevant headings for your web pages. Your header tags are important&nbsp; because they tell Google what is important on your web page. One best SEO practice for your dropship business is to use your primary keyword or keywords in your H1 header and your secondary keywords in your H2 and other headers. <br><br>4. Always create a site map and Google XML map. When you submit an XML site map to Google, you are facilitating finding and indexing your dropship web site.<br><br>5. Take the time to create a Robots.txt file for Google. This file will tell Google which pages should be crawled and which shouldn’t. Every dropship website is going to have pages that simply are not relevant for search engines and by creating a Robots.txt file that leaves these pages out, you are making it faster and easier for Google to crawl and index your relevant content.<br><br>Use these 5 handy tips to beef up your SEO for Google and grow your dropship business!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" id="hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one:<strong> <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/68494/Ecommerce-Dropship-Sales-Plus-Size-Lingerie-is-a-Proven-Winner" title="Ecommerce Dropship Sales: Plus Size Lingerie is a Proven Winner!" target="_blank">Ecommerce Dropship Sales: Plus Size Lingerie is a Proven Winner!</a></strong><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/68494/Ecommerce-Dropship-Sales-Plus-Size-Lingerie-is-a-Proven-Winner" title="Ecommerce Dropship Sales: Plus Size Lingerie is a Proven Winner!" target="_blank"><br></a><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77968/SEO-for-Google-5-Tips-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Home-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 19 Nov 2011 17:20:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:77968http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77229/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-To-Be-An-SEO-Ninja-Part-III#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: How To Be An SEO Ninja Part IIIhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77229/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-To-Be-An-SEO-Ninja-Part-III<br><img id="img-1320516683968" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ninja-resized-600.jpg" alt="SEO ninja dropship busi9ness" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Using SEO wisely can mean the difference between success and failure of a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business or other ecommerce endeavor and these tips from Google can help you learn how to maximize your keywords so that you use them to your best advantage.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Click Here For a FREE SEO E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE SEO E-Book!</strong></a><br><br>Google has published a really great Search Engine Optimization Guide and although it’s been around a while, it is still chock full of good tips and tricks to help you use best SEO practices and improve your dropship home business.<br><br>So, continuing where we left off with Part II of this series are these additional tips from the Google SEO Start Guide:<br><br> <ul> <li>Offer Quality Content and Services---According to Google, interesting websites will increase search engine recognition on their own. In fact, here is what the Google SEO gurus have to say about your site’s content: “Creating compelling and useful content will likely influence your website more than any of the other factors discussed here.” Wow! Great content is more apt to be shared and linked to, which will help boost your rankings with the search engine results pages, or SERPs.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Write Better Anchor Text---What is anchor text? It’s the clickable text that users see as the result of a link and is placed within the anchor tag. This text tells Google and the other search engines, as well as internet users, a little something about the page you are linking to. You should use descriptive, concise text and format links so that they’re easily spotted. Don’t neglect your internal anchor text, either.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Optimize Your Use of Images---You can use a filename along with alt text for images and should take full advantage of both. The content of the alt attribute contains information about your image. Don’t scatter your image files in a bunch of directories and subdirectories, but store them all in a single directory. This will greatly simplify the path to your images. Use commonly supported file types such as PNG, JPEG, GIF and BMP.</li> </ul> <br>Use these tips from the experts at Google to maximize your SEO and grow your ecommerce dropship home business!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" id="hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/34109/Dropship-Sales-Improve-Your-Conversion-Rate-With-Great-Copy" title="Dropship Sales: Improve Your Conversion Rate With Great Copy!" target="_blank"><strong>Dropship Sales: Improve Your Conversion Rate With Great Copy!</strong></a></p> <br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77229/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-To-Be-An-SEO-Ninja-Part-III&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 05 Nov 2011 17:35:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:77229http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77191/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-To-Be-An-SEO-Ninja-Part-II#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: How To Be An SEO Ninja Part IIhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77191/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-To-Be-An-SEO-Ninja-Part-II<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ninja-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="SEO ninja dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />In Part I of this little series, we provided tips straight from Google about how to use best SEO practices for your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business and in Part II we&rsquo;ll embroider on that theme and furnish more tips about how to use Search Engine Optimization to your best advantage.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/dropshiping-niche-toolkit/" title="Click Here For a FREE Dropship Niche Toolkit!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Dropship Niche Toolkit!</strong></a><br /><br />These tips are from Google&rsquo;s SEO Starter Guide and while they have been around awhile, the basics are just as applicable now as they were when it was released:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Create Unique, Accurate Page Titles---These are very important because they tell search engines as well as viewers what your page is all about. You should create a unique title for every page on your website. Your page title contents are displayed in search results, so it needs to be as descriptive as possible while using your prime keywords.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Make Use of the Description Meta Tag---A page&rsquo;s description meta tag provides Google and the other search engines a brief summary of what the page is about. Your page title will only be a few words or a short phrase, but you have considerably more leeway with your meta tag and can have as much as a brief paragraph. These are important because Google might see fit to use them as snippets for your pages. You should use unique description meta tags for each of your pages.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Improve the Structure of Your URLs---You need to have friendly URLs. This means that you need to have URLs that are relevant to the content of your site and that tell Google and searchers what may be found there. Try to keep your URLs simple yet descriptive so that searchers will have an easier time remembering it if they want to pay another visit to your site at a later date.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Make Your Site Easy to Navigate---Starting with your Home page, map out your site navigation so that it will be user friendly for shoppers as well as the search engines such as Google. Breadcrumb navigation that shows visitors where they have been and where they are at any given time on your site is extremely helpful and will help the search engines crawl your site better, too.</li> </ul> <br />Use these tips from Google to improve the SEO of your ecommerce dropship home business website! Stay tuned for Part III of this series for more handy tips and tricks from Google about using best SEO practices. <br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/34435/Dropship-101-7-Simple-E-Commerce-Tips-for-Beginners" title="Dropship 101: 7 Simple E-Commerce Tips for Beginners" target="_blank"><strong>Dropship 101: 7 Simple E-Commerce Tips for Beginners</strong></a><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77191/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-To-Be-An-SEO-Ninja-Part-II&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 04 Nov 2011 16:18:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:77191http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77137/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-To-Be-An-SEO-Ninja-Part-I#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: How To Be An SEO Ninja Part Ihttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77137/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-To-Be-An-SEO-Ninja-Part-I<br><img id="img-1354336883840" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ninja-resized-600.JPG" alt="SEO ninja dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Anyone with a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business or other ecommerce endeavor is probably all too aware of the importance of using SEO best practices and might appreciate a few simple tips to help become an SEO ninja!<br><br>SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is absolutely vital to your online dropship business. SEO is what helps the search engines such as Google find your dropship website or your products in whichever marketplace you are using. Failure to use SEO correctly will often mean that your ecommerce sales will tank and your business will fail, as well. Using best SEO practices will help to keep you leading the pack of competitors within your niche!<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Click Here For a FREE SEO E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE SEO E-Book!</strong></a><br><br>Here are a few simple tips from the Google SEO Report Card to help you use best SEO practices and boost traffic to your dropship website or listings. Per the Google SEO Report Card:<br><br><strong>Search Result Presentation</strong><br>A more descriptive title tag (optimized keywords) and URL naming structure can help the search engine understand the content of the page better. It is suggested to use a maximum of 60 characters on title tags as an opportunity to tell both users and search engines what the focus of the page is. There’s no need to go past this many characters, as most search engines will display ellipses ( … ) after this limit. Also, search engines may give less weight to words after a certain point.<br><br><strong>URLs and Redirects</strong><br>Choose the form of the URL that is easiest to remember as the canonical and be consistent with this canonical form across all products. Think of the most common URL forms visitors are likely to try and then 301 redirect these to the preferred/canonical URL or be sure to use the rel=”canonical” link element if you cannot redirect.<br><br><strong>On Page Optimizations</strong><br>Optimizing on page elements of your web pages, including keywords, heading tags, and internal links will help Google and other search engines understand the content of your pages, along with how they’re structured. As an added bonus, a lot of these optimizations aid user navigation and enhance the usability of your site. <br><br>These 3 tips are straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak---from Google itself and can be invaluable to making your dropship products SEO as good as it can get! Stay tuned for Part II of the SEO Ninja series!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" id="hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also find this one helpful: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/41628/Drop-Ship-News-Shopping-Cart-Tips-for-E-Commerce" title="Drop Ship News: Shopping Cart Tips for E-Commerce" target="_blank"><strong>Drop Ship News: Shopping Cart Tips for E-Commerce</strong><br><br></a><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/77137/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-How-To-Be-An-SEO-Ninja-Part-I&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyThu, 03 Nov 2011 16:15:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:77137http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/73317/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Using-Internal-Links-for-Best-SEO-Practices#Comments1Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Using Internal Links for Best SEO Practiceshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/73317/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Using-Internal-Links-for-Best-SEO-Practices<br><img id="img-1316797793098" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/chain%20links%202-resized-600.JPG" alt="dropship business link building" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Every ecommerce entrepreneur with a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other online home business should be aware of the value of using internal links correctly for maximum SEO advantages.<a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/dropshiping-niche-toolkit/" title="Every ecommerce entrepreneur with a dropship or other online home business should be aware of the value of using internal links correctly for maximum SEO advantages. Click Here For a FREE Dropship Niche Toolkit!" target="_blank"> <br><br><strong>Click Here For a FREE Dropship Niche Toolkit!</strong></a><br><br>Many of those with an internet business focus entirely on acquiring high quality links for the value they provide and the boost in search engine favor. But, they often overlook one of the best resources for using links to best effect---their own website!<br><br>So, how can you use your internal links to their best advantage? Here are a few tips to put your internal links to work for you:<br><br>If you haven’t already done so, create a keyword list of your best and most targeted keywords. This is a great place to use some long tail variations of your keywords, by the way. <br><br><br>Go through your pages and identify the ones that have keywords from your list that you wish to build internal links for. <br><br>Once you have listed all of your pages, then go to each individual page and hyperlink the relevant keywords. This signals Google that the page is important as well as providing some information as to what the page is all about. Also, by linking the page to another destination, it throws up a relevance signal as well as building more pathways within your website.<br><br>If your prime keywords aren’t highlighted on a certain page, try to tuck a few of them into the content in a natural manner so that they don’t appear stuffed or make the content nonsensical.<br><br>Chart and track the results of your efforts in building keyword rich internal links. Remember, search engine algorithms are subject to change without notice and what worked last week might not be getting the job done this week, in which case you will need to revise your strategy.<br><br>Don’t forget some of the most often overlooked sources of valuable internal links: administrative pages. These include your About Me/Us page, Contact Us, Terms and Privacy Policies, Shipping Info, etc. These pages are particularly good because they are usually a mere click or two away from your home page, which is normally the most visited page you have; collecting more links and building more equity.<br><br>These tips can serve you well in your ecommerce dropship home business.<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" id="hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71996/Time-Management-Tips-for-Your-Ecommerce-Home-Dropship-Business" title="Time Management Tips for Your Ecommerce Home Dropship Business" target="_blank"><strong>Time Management Tips for Your Ecommerce Home Dropship Business</strong></a></p> <br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/73317/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Using-Internal-Links-for-Best-SEO-Practices&bvt=rss">Greg ScottFri, 23 Sep 2011 16:02:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:73317http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/73315/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-Items-You-Shouldn-t-Forget-Part-II#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: SEO Items You Shouldn’t Forget Part IIhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/73315/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-Items-You-Shouldn-t-Forget-Part-II<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/home office 2-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship home business SEO" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />SEO is an integral part of your success as an ecommerce entrepreneur with a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other online sales business, and there are certain items that shouldn&rsquo;t be overlooked on your website for maximum results and increased traffic, plus more sales.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Click Here For a FREE SEO E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE SEO E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />Here are a few more important SEO items that are frequently neglected by dropship sellers on their websites:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Make sure that your alt attributes are keyword enhanced for best SEO practices. This is an area that falls through the cracks all too often on dropship or other ecommerce websites where an omission like this will translate to fewer sales and less profits. While you don&rsquo;t want to over work this point by stuffing too many keywords into alt attributes or adding keywords to bullet points; it is nevertheless a key item that will enhance your SEO and make it easier for the search engines such as Google to find your website.</li> </ul> <br /><br /> <ul> <li>Don&rsquo;t run out of room on your pages for content. Always remember that content is king! For optimal results, every page should have at least 200 words of keyword rich content. Don&rsquo;t neglect such things as headers, either. H1 and H2 and so on headers are a great opportunity to use your keywords for best SEO. Again, don&rsquo;t overdo it by stuffing keywords as far from making brownie points with the search engines, you will antagonize them to the point of possibly even being blacklisted due to your Black Hat tactics, which would sound the death knell for your dropship home business.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Internal linking is such an important part of best SEO practices and many dropship entrepreneurs completely overlook the potential in this area. Your internal links are a vast reservoir of opportunity to put your keywords to good use!</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Use unique, keyword rich meta descriptions for each and every page on your ecommerce website! Bear in mind that these meta descriptions will be the snippet seen in search results, so be sure to include a brief call to action.</li> </ul> <br />These prime SEO items are a fantastic way to grow and build your dropship ecommerce business!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/27488/A-Tip-for-Better-Dropship-Selling-on-eBay-Increase-Sales" title="A Tip for Better Dropship Selling on eBay: Increase Sales!" target="_blank"><strong>A Tip for Better Dropship Selling on eBay: Increase Sales!</strong></a></p> <br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/73315/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-Items-You-Shouldn-t-Forget-Part-II&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 22 Sep 2011 16:14:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:73315http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/73191/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-Items-You-Shouldn-t-Forget-Part-I#Comments1Ecommerce Dropship Tips: SEO Items You Shouldn’t Forget Part Ihttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/73191/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-Items-You-Shouldn-t-Forget-Part-I<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/daryl ebook cover effective marketing revised.jpg" border="0" alt="ecommerce marketing ebook dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />There are certain SEO items that are frequently forgotten or overlooked by many ecommerce entrepreneurs on their <strong><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank">dropship</a></strong> website.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/2-ecommerce-marketing-strategies-to-grow-your-business/" title="Click Here For a FREE Ecommerce Marketing Strategies E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE Ecommerce Marketing Strategies E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />These are things that really don&rsquo;t need to be left out as they all play critical roles in the success of your dropship sales business. Here are a few SEO basics to be sure and keep in mind:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Before you start building your ecommerce dropship website, decide what your keywords are going to be. It is much easier to begin basic site building with these keywords pre-determined than to create the entire site and then go back to add all of your keywords and use best SEO practices. Do the necessary keyword research so that you know before even starting to build your website exactly what your prime keywords will be and how to use them for maximum SEO.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Use keyword based URLs. There are two types of URLs: Static and dynamic. In static URLs, the contents of the web page remain the same unless the changes are hard coded into the HTML, whereas dynamic URLs are generated from particular queries to a site's database. Search engines don&rsquo;t like dynamic URLs. So, play it safe and use static URLs that are keyword rich.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>If you are dropship selling more than one product, you should have a unique keyword enhanced URL for each product that you are offering. This will ensure that you don&rsquo;t have duplicate content problems if you have a product on more than one page.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Be sure to use 301 redirects if you deactivate a link. If you merely take a page down and fail to redirect, you will lose all of the benefits of links gathered to that page and.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Always have a 404 error page that is customized to your dropship website. That way, if somehow someone clicks on a broken link, they will know they are on the right website and not just assume your whole site is defunct and hit the back button.</li> </ul> <br />These SEO tips will stand you in good stead and help to grow your dropship home business.<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/27426/Make-Social-Media-Marketing-Work-for-Your-eCommerce-Business" title="Make Social Media Marketing Work for Your eCommerce Business" target="_blank"><strong>Make Social Media Marketing Work for Your eCommerce Business</strong></a></p> <br /><br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/73191/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-Items-You-Shouldn-t-Forget-Part-I&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 21 Sep 2011 16:25:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:73191http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72337/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-The-Basics-of-SEO-Copywriting#Comments2Ecommerce Dropship Tips: The Basics of SEO Copywriting http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72337/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-The-Basics-of-SEO-Copywriting<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Work-At-Homerev-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="ecommerce dropship online home business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If you want to grow your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business, it helps to familiarize yourself with the basics of SEO copyediting.<br /><br />Here is a saying you will see over and over again on the internet: Content is king. This saying has become widespread for the simple reason that it is all too true. Now, more than ever, your content is worth its weight in gold to help boost your rankings in the SERPs, or Search Engine Results Pages. This is especially applicable since Google changed their algorithm.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Click Here For a FREE SEO E-Book!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE SEO E-Book!</strong></a><br /><br />The days of Black Hat SEO---stuffing your content with keywords just to boost your search engine rankings---are over. In fact, you will find yourself penalized or worse yet, blacklisted by Google and the other major search engines for using this type of Search Engine Optimization. <br /><br />But, you do need to use best SEO practices in your content and your copywriting. Here are a few tips to help you get started with SEO copywriting:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Remember that your copywriting is being written for humans, not search engine bots. So, be sure to make it interesting, informative, entertaining or otherwise worth reading for human beings. The quality of your copywriting weighs heavily with Google, so bear that in mind.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>While not stuffing keywords, do understand when copywriting for your ecommerce dropship business that targeted traffic is the best kind of traffic you can get. By judicious use of your prime keywords, you will attract much more targeted traffic---people who are actively searching for what you are selling. This will improve your conversion rate, which is another boost with the search engines, while increasing sales and profits.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Although you are writing your content for humans, you must also realize that the way human eyes see a web page is not the way the search engine crawlers view it. So, take pains with your title tags, meta tags, alt image tags, header tags and so on to make sure that they are incorporating your best keywords. This will help the search engines to see what your business is all about and makes it easy for them to show anyone searching for your keywords a link to your website.</li> </ul> <br />Use these SEO copywriting tips to help boost traffic and sales for your dropship online home business.<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/66900/Dropshipping-Cellphones-Accessories-for-a-Profitable-Home-Business" title="Dropshipping Cellphones &amp; Accessories for a Profitable Home Business" target="_blank"><strong>Dropshipping Cellphones &amp; Accessories for a Profitable Home Business</strong></a></p> <br /><br /><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/72337/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-The-Basics-of-SEO-Copywriting&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeMon, 12 Sep 2011 16:11:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:72337http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71560/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-The-Marriage-of-SEO-and-Social-Media#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: The Marriage of SEO and Social Mediahttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71560/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-The-Marriage-of-SEO-and-Social-Media<br><img id="img-1354034733818" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/socialmedia5.jpg" alt="dropship social media" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you have a<a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title=" dropship" target="_blank"><strong> dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business, you need to understand that in order to be most effective, you cannot separate social media marketing from good, basic SEO.<br><br>These two are a very harmonious pair, in fact, and combining both will allow you to have the best of both worlds and do wonders to build your brand and grow your ecommerce dropship sales.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Click Here For a FREE E-Book about SEO!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE E-Book about SEO!</strong></a><br><br>You might see articles on the internet proclaiming that social media rules and SEO is dead, but don’t believe it! SEO is alive and kicking and using best Search Engine Optimization practices will help you leverage social media to the max.<br><br>So, how do you go about using SEO effectively on your social media marketing platforms?<br><br>Here are a few tips that will help you make the most of SEO and social media marketing. Think of these things as part and parcel of SMO---Social Media Optimization.<br><br> <ul> <li>Make your content count! Use SEO effectively in your social media content and use your best keywords so that the search engines will be able to easily find your fan page posts, tweets or whatever.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Your titles, subtitles and headers on social platforms are just as important as they are on your dropship website, so make them work hard for you by incorporating great SEO and utilizing your prime keywords.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be sure to use SEO in any images you post on social sites. Your image alt tags should have your best keywords.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Get as much mileage as you possibly can from your links’ anchor text by using your keywords as close to the front as you can.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Before you start using SEO as part of your social media marketing, you need to define your goals. If you are mainly interested in increasing search engine ranking, you will need to use SEO with that in mind. If you want to reach as many people as possible in the social community, then focus on SEO toward that end.</li> </ul> <br>Bear in mind that people don’t generally use social communities to search for something although the practice does seem to be growing. However, search engines have admitted to using social content as part of their algorithm in ranking.<br><br>Use SEO with social media marketing and grow your dropship home business.<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" id="hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=04e8d163-b9ab-4fe6-a089-65d0f23ff619&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked thus article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/30244/Your-Home-Dropshipping-Business-Staying-Motivated" title="Your Home Dropshipping Business: Staying Motivated" target="_blank"><strong>Your Home Dropshipping Business: Staying Motivated</strong></a></p> <br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/71560/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-The-Marriage-of-SEO-and-Social-Media&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 03 Sep 2011 16:15:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:71560http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/70344/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-for-Landing-Pages-Part-II#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: SEO for Landing Pages Part IIhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/70344/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-for-Landing-Pages-Part-II<br><img id="img-1354336149260" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/home%20office%20with%20cat-resized-600.jpg" alt="SEO dropship ecommerce business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Your landing pages are vitally important to the success of your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business and using good SEO will go a long way toward making those critical pages more effective.<br><br>Part I of this series offered a couple of basic but very important tips for optimizing your landing pages for the search engines. Now we’ll proceed on with more timely tips for SEO for your dropship landing pages. This time, we’ll focus on content.<br><br><strong><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Click Here for a FREE SEO Whitepaper That Will Help Your Sales!" target="_blank">Click Here for a FREE SEO Whitepaper That Will Help Your Sales!</a></strong><br><br>If there is one thing that Google and the other search engines love, it’s content. Your landing pages need to have a minimum of 300-400 words and the content should follow through with the theme of the page as well as the promise of the link that brought a visitor to your site.<br><br>One of the biggest reasons for a poor conversion rate is failing to follow through with that promise. For example, if a visitor clicks a link in the search results that mentions “salt water aquariums” then this is obviously where that person’s interest lies. So, you wouldn’t want to lure them to your website landing page on the basis of salt water aquariums as your keywords only to have them land on a page that was about something completely different. <br><br>Whatever your landing page link….make your content on that page reflect the same thing. Use your keywords in this content as long as they flow naturally with the text. Don’t stuff or cram keywords into your landing page content as you might actually find yourself blacklisted by the search engines. In the realm of ecommerce, this would be a death blow to your dropship sales!<br><br>How much is too much when it comes to using your keywords for SEO on your landing pages or other content?<br><br>There are different schools of thought on that subject. Some SEO gurus say it’s best to stick to about 2%, which equals out to around 10 times in 500 words of content. Others swear by using a 3-5% concentration of keywords. Basically, stick to whatever works for you without going over 5% as long as your content reads naturally. Depending on your keywords, it can be challenging to work it or them in naturally 10 or more times within 500 words of content. So just try to do the best you can, knowing that using good SEO practices on your landing pages will help to build your dropship business!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" id="hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/27072/Google-Search-Myths-that-eCommerce-Entrepreneurs-Need-to-Know" title="Google Search Myths that eCommerce Entrepreneurs Need to Know" target="_blank"><strong>Google Search Myths that eCommerce Entrepreneurs Need to Know</strong></a></p> <br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/70344/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-for-Landing-Pages-Part-II&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyThu, 18 Aug 2011 18:45:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:70344http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/70214/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-for-Landing-Pages-Part-I#Comments1Ecommerce Dropship Tips: SEO for Landing Pages Part Ihttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/70214/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-for-Landing-Pages-Part-I<br><img id="img-1354336250070" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/homeoffice3.jpg" alt="SEO dropship ecommerce online home business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Your<a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title=" dropship" target="_blank"><strong> dropship</strong></a> or other ecommerce business will benefit from using best SEO practices on your landing pages.<br><br>SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is a critical part of your overall success in an online home business. SEO is what helps Google and the other search engines find your website or dropship products and then show them in the SERPS, or Search Engine Results Pages, to any shoppers out there searching for what you are selling.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Click Here For a FREE SEO E-Book That Will Send Your Sales Soaring!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here For a FREE SEO E-Book That Will Send Your Sales Soaring!</strong></a><br><br>So, it just makes sense that your landing pages---so vitally important in and of themselves---will benefit tremendously from using good SEO. Here are a few tips to help you get the most mileage out of your landing pages with SEO:<br><br> <ul> <li>Title Tags---Your page title tags should be your first step toward incorporating good SEO into your landing pages. You need to really work at using your primary keyword/s right up front at the beginning of the page title tag. For example, if your dropship sales niche is memory foam mattresses and pillows, then your title tag for landing pages should look something like this: Memory Foam--Your Website’s Name. Why is this important? Because the search engines weigh keywords at the front of a title tag more heavily than those at the end.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Meta Descriptions: A meta description is intended to provide the search engines with a little help by furnishing a brief description of the web page as well as its content. Using SEO wisely in your meta descriptions will go a long way toward boosting your rankings in search results. When someone does a search for your keywords, they will see this little dab of information; too, as the search engines usually include your meta descriptions in the results. So, here again--use your primary keyword/s as close to the front of the meta description as you can for the same reason you placed those keywords right up front in your page title tags. Be inventive and try to use those hot keywords twice in your meta description. Here is an example of a well written meta description for someone dropship selling memory foam mattresses: “Memory foam mattresses are a great investment. Sleeping on a memory foam mattress is pure bliss.”</li> </ul> <br>You get the idea. Now, we have laid out a track for you to run on with two key elements of your landing pages and will follow up with further installments to this series, so be sure to check back.<br><br>SEO, used judiciously, can rev up your dropship traffic and sales!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" id="hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/41628/Drop-Ship-News-Shopping-Cart-Tips-for-E-Commerce" title="Drop Ship News: Shopping Cart Tips for E-Commerce" target="_blank"><strong>Drop Ship News: Shopping Cart Tips for E-Commerce</strong></a></p> <br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/70214/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-for-Landing-Pages-Part-I&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyWed, 17 Aug 2011 16:06:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:70214http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/69396/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-for-Dummies#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: SEO for Dummieshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/69396/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-for-Dummies<br><img id="img-1354337015132" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/school.JPG" alt="SEO for dummies dropship ecommerce" border="0">If you are just getting started in ecommerce and have already launched your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> home business or are in the process of doing so, you might appreciate a little bit of basic SEO information….SEO for Dummies, if you will.<br><br>Mind you, nobody is really calling you a dummy! But, if you are a newbie to the world of online commerce and marketing, you must admit to being a bit of a dummy in that one particular area. <br><br>And that’s okay. <br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Click Here for a FREE SEO Whitepaper!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here for a FREE SEO Whitepaper!</strong></a><br><br>Everybody has to take that first baby step to start the learning process and you will find that once you get a little more involved in ecommerce and start understanding the basic principles of SEO, slowly but surely it will all start falling into place and you’ll begin to understand what it’s all about.<br><br><strong>What is SEO?</strong><br><br>SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. This means making it easier for the search engines such as Google to find your products or your website. If the search engines can’t find your dropship products, it will be almost impossible to generate enough traffic to make the sales you will need to make in order to realize a good profit on your business. <br><br>There is a popular saying on the web about Google, the largest search engine that is popular and oft’ repeated simply because it is true: If you don’t exist with Google, you don’t exist. That’s about the size of it!<br><br>So, you need to use SEO to optimize your content in order to make it easy for Google and the other search engines to find you and include your website or dropship products in their SERPs, which means Search Engine Results Pages.<br><br><strong>Using Basic SEO</strong><br><br>In the beginning, once you familiarize yourself with the basic tenets of SEO and have gained a working knowledge to be getting on with, start with your ground floor: <br><br> <ul> <li>Landing Pages</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Home Page</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Headers</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Image Descriptions</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Page Titles</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Categories</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Product Descriptions</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Links</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Navigation</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Content</li> </ul> <br>Determine your best keywords and use them wisely in the areas noted above. In addition, provide the search engines with fresh, relevant content as often as possible. You can do this by adding pages about your products, for example, that are interesting and informative; or any number of ways. The main thing is to add the fresh content and work your prime keywords in at a ratio of about 10 keywords per 500 words of content. This comes out to about 2%, which is what Google prefers. <br><br>You may also find it very helpful to attend a few free webinars on SEO to help you find your way.<br><br>Once you have mastered basic SEO, don’t relax and rest on your laurels! This is an area of your dropship business that will require ongoing education, so make it a point to carve out a little time for it at least once a month or so.<br><br>Using SEO wisely will mean the difference between success and failure for your ecommerce dropship home business!<br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" id="hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" \=""><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b" style="border-width:0px;" src="http://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=eaa0c999-1b8f-4288-98b7-98b3f347515b&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one:<br> <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32315/SEO-Tips-for-Your-Online-Dropship-Business-Blog" title="SEO Tips for Your Online Dropship Business Blog" target="_blank"><strong>SEO Tips for Your Online Dropship Business Blog</strong></a></p> <br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/69396/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-SEO-for-Dummies&bvt=rss">Hope WhitleyTue, 09 Aug 2011 16:19:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:69396