Drop Ship Newshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/RSS feeds for 60http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92680/3-Tips-for-Driving-Traffic-to-Your-Online-Home-Dropship-Business#Comments03 Tips for Driving Traffic to Your Online Home Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/92680/3-Tips-for-Driving-Traffic-to-Your-Online-Home-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/traffic1.jpg" alt="tips drive traffic dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Are you interested in driving traffic to your online home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>business?<br><br>Sure you are!<br><br>And so you should be. Traffic means potential customers and increased sales which translates to more profits and money in the bank for you. <br><br>Driving traffic and getting visitors to your dropship listings on eBay or Amazon, or to your own website, is a constant source of worry for most ecommerce business owners.<br><br>You can spend a small fortune building a fancy website with all sorts of wondrous buttons and other techno gizmos and have the absolute best products at the absolute lowest prices on the World Wide Web….but if nobody sees them, what could will it do you?<br><br>Exactly. None. It will benefit you not one iota to have the best of everything if you don’t have traffic and visitors that convert to paying customers. So, driving traffic must, of necessity, be high on your list of priorities for your dropship business.<br><br> <h3><span style="color: #ff0000;"><strong>Tips for Driving Traffic</strong></span></h3> <br>There are a lot of ways to help drive traffic to your dropship business. Here are 3 that will be very helpful to you:<br><br><strong>I. SEO</strong>: Contrary to what you may have read or heard, SEO is not dead. In fact, it’s very much alive and thriving. If you want to get traffic to your dropship listings or website, it is essential that you use best practices for SEO. We won’t attempt to outline what those practices are but if you’re interested (and you should be) there are a lot of articles about using SEO in our archived blog posts. The point we’re making with this tip is simply to use good SEO.<br><br><strong>II. Content</strong>: One of the best and least expensive techniques for driving traffic to your dropship business is high quality content. Before the Google Panda and Penguin updates, there was saying on the internet as relating to ecommerce and getting a high ranking in the search engine results pages: Content is King. Guess what? That’s still true---actually more true---since those updates. No more crummy, poorly written content that offers little or no value to the reader. Have plenty of good, relevant, valuable content and Google will reward you handsomely, which means more traffic to your dropship business.<br><br><strong>III. Marketing</strong>: Marketing is a huge help when it comes to driving traffic to your online dropship business. There are many ways to market your business that won’t cost you a penny, or at the least, won’t cost you much. You can take advantage of social media marketing, email marketing, or have a blog, post articles on your website, etc. All of these marketing techniques will prove immensely helpful in driving traffic to your dropship business and mean more money and sales for you!<br><br>Ways to drive traffic should be one of the areas of your home dropship business that you treat as a must-do! Set aside some time every day or at least every week to hone your skills and techniques for getting traffic to your online home dropship 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/92680/3-Tips-for-Driving-Traffic-to-Your-Online-Home-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottSun, 23 Dec 2012 20:28:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:92680http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/90979/7-Tips-to-Increase-Online-Dropship-Sales#Comments07 Tips to Increase Online Dropship Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/90979/7-Tips-to-Increase-Online-Dropship-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/eCommerce-Icon.jpg" alt="increase dropship sales" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Is there an ecommerce entrepreneur anywhere that isn’t interested in increasing online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> sales?<br><br>Well, provided they have a dropship business and work from home, that is. <br><br>A dropship business is one of the easiest and most efficient of any work from home enterprise you could possibly find. <br><br>It’s fast and extremely easy to set up and maintain, plus it’s low cost, which is appealing to many wannabe work from homers who are starting a business on the proverbial shoestring.<br><br>Now, let’s assume that you have your online home business up and running and now you need some tips to increase your online dropship sales. What can you do that will help drive traffic and increase sales?<br><br> <h3><strong>How to Increase Your Bottom Line</strong></h3> <br>There are a lot of things you can do to help increase online dropship sales.<br><br>Let’s start with those of you who have your own websites as opposed to using eBay or Amazon for your marketplace. Since those internet commerce mammoths have an enormous amount of traffic flowing through their sites every day, if you’re selling on there you won’t have to work as hard to get traffic since these sites are doing a lot of that for you.<br><br>Here are some basics that should stand you in good stead and help increase dropship sales:<br><br> <ul> <li>Since the advent of the Google Panda and Penguin updates, Google wants high quality, relevant content. This means that you can’t outsource some person to write scads of fractured English and weirdly phrased content for peanuts anymore as long as it’s stuffed with keywords. Google now actively frowns on this practice (thank goodness) so the days of “article farming” to boost rankings in SERPs is a thing of the past. Just provide fresh, relevant, high quality content and you’ll get higher search rankings; which will mean more traffic and consequently---more sales.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Using great marketing techniques will work wonders for your online dropship business! The beautiful thing about marketing for ecommerce is that much--or even all--of it, depending on your personal capabilities, can be done by you and not cost a penny! Email marketing, social media marketing…these are fabulous ways to increase traffic and sales!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Think global! When your dropship sales are online, the whole world is your oyster! Unlike traditional brick and mortar stores, you aren’t limited to mostly local traffic, but may have shoppers from all corners of the world. Make sure that your dropship product source is set up to ship globally, of course.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Make sure your dropship site is mobile friendly. This can’t be stressed enough! With more and more Road Warriors doing their shopping on mobile devices, it’s a case of snooze and you lose. So, if your site isn’t mobile accessible---get busy and get it up to speed before the big holiday shopping rush begins.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>If you don’t have a Facebook page for your dropship business…do it now! Once you get your page looking good, be sure to post to it regularly and include such things as promotions, contests, steals and deals. You should also install a Like widget on your dropship site so that shoppers can share with their social circle on Facebook. You might be surprised how many sales are made this way, since it’s a proven fact that people tend to buy under the influence of others.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Even if you have your own dropship website, it wouldn’t hurt and would almost definitely help to run some listings on eBay and/or Amazon. Bear in mind that these two giants of online marketplaces have a huge amount of traffic every day!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Perform routine maintenance on your dropship site to make sure everything is running smoothly. The better and speedier your site, the less shopping cart abandonment you’ll have, which translates to more sales.</li> </ul> <br>Use these tips to help increase online dropship sales!<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/90979/7-Tips-to-Increase-Online-Dropship-Sales&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleyMon, 29 Oct 2012 01:05:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:90979http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/83402/How-to-Increase-Traffic-to-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business#Comments0How to Increase Traffic to Your Ecommerce Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/83402/How-to-Increase-Traffic-to-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/traffic.jpg" border="0" alt="increase traffic to ecommerce dropship busienss" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If you have a home business in <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/index.php" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> sales, you might be wondering how to increase traffic to your ecommerce site or listings.<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 />This is an extremely vital issue for any ecommerce entrepreneur! You might have the best widgets in the whole world at the lowest prices, but if you don&rsquo;t get visitors to your site or to your dropship product listings, you will not be successful. Traffic is absolutely essential to the life and prosperity of your dropship business. While the saying &ldquo;If you build it, they will come&rdquo; might apply to baseball fields, it doesn&rsquo;t work in ecommerce. You cannot simply list your dropship products on eBay, Amazon or another site---or post them to your own website---and expect potential customers to magically appear. To keep a goodly amount of traffic flowing, you will have to actively work at it. <br /><br />How Can You Increase Traffic to Your Dropship Products?<br /><br />There are several ways. Here are some suggestions that should come in handy for you:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Social Media Marketing---Social media and social communities are huge. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn&hellip;..all of these popular social sites can provide you with an effective and free platform to help drive traffic to your dropship products. Use them wisely and you will be well rewarded with increased traffic and sales.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Advertising---There are various ways to advertise. PPC, or Pay Per Click, is one that many entrepreneurs find quite effective. Although PPC isn&rsquo;t free, sometimes you have to spend money to make money and there is no doubt that it will drive traffic to your dropship business or listings.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Email Marketing---Another very effective way to increase your traffic and if you can write the email marketing newsletters yourself---free. Even if you must hire a freelancer to write your email marketing letters, you will still come out ahead provided you have planned out great campaigns and promotions that will drive traffic.</li> </ul> <br />Those are only a few ways to increase traffic, there are many more; such as having contests, offering coupons and good promotions, etc. The main thing is to work at increasing traffic and never take your eye off that ball! If you snooze, you lose.<br /><br />Drop Ship Access has 1.7 million high quality products available at genuine wholesale prices for you to start your own home business today in ecommerce, plus premium education material to help you learn how to market effectively, use SEO best practices, sell on eBay and much more.<br /><br />Visit Drop Ship Access today and check out the FREE ebooks, whitepapers, videos and more to help you increase traffic to your ecommerce business!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/46969/The-Top-10-Benefits-of-a-Home-Dropship-Business" title="The Top 10 Benefits of a Home Dropship Business" target="_blank"><strong>The Top 10 Benefits of a Home Dropship Business</strong><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/83402/How-to-Increase-Traffic-to-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottMon, 26 Mar 2012 00:14:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:83402http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/63471/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Better-Product-Pages-Mean-More-Traffic#Comments0Ecommerce Dropship Tips: Better Product Pages Mean More Traffichttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/63471/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Better-Product-Pages-Mean-More-Traffic<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/trAFFIC.JPG" border="0" alt="drive traffic dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If you have a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business or other ecommerce endeavor, you are probably aware that fresh, relevant content will stand you in good stead with Google and the other search engines, and drive traffic to your website.<br /><br />But, you may not realize just how crucial content is to the success or failure of your online dropship business!<br /><br />There has long been a wise saying about internet commerce: Content is king. Since Google changed their algorithm to favor high quality content and give a black eye to black hat SEO&hellip;content crammed full of keywords&hellip;that is even more true now than ever. <br /><br />Now, when you think of web content, chances are the first thing that comes to mind is written content. But, while written content is definitely extremely important, there are other types of content that can be leveraged to give you an edge over your competitors and get in better standing with Google. <br /><br />A great example of a way to combine written content along with other types of content is your product pages.<br /><br />Unless you are using your dropship business to sell something totally unique, you will certainly have competition. In fact, you are likely to have a lot of competition from other sellers within your same niche.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/whitepaper/drop-shipping-ebook/" title="Click Here for Valuable Information About Starting a Dropship Business!" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here for Valuable Information About Starting a Dropship Business!</strong></a><br /><br />So, one way to stand head and shoulders above the crowd of competitors and get noticed by Google, which equals more traffic to your ecommerce website and hence, more sales; is to polish your product descriptions and pages until they shine!<br /><br />Here are some handy tips on making your product pages the best they can be:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Take your own product photos. Yes, you can get these from your wholesale product source, and it&rsquo;s a lot easier to use those. But easy doesn&rsquo;t always mean better. In order to give yourself a competitive edge, try taking your own photos of the products you sell. This way, you won&rsquo;t fall into the same cookie cutter group as other sellers who are using the stock photos.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Ditto for your product descriptions. These, too, can be copied directly from your product source. But, most of the time these descriptions are pretty sparse. In fact, some use broken English and may even have misspelled words and typos. If this is the case with your product source, you really should bite the bullet and craft your own well written descriptions with a clear call to action. </li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Include reviews on your product pages. People like to see what other people think of something they&rsquo;re considering buying. Remember, most people buy under the influence of others. So, don&rsquo;t worry about getting a less-than-glowing review of your products from time to time. The good reviews showing on the page will outweigh those and help influence shoppers to convert to buyers.</li> </ul> <br />Use these tips to improve the content of your ecommerce dropship business and watch your sales soar!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/35985/eBay-Dropship-Sellers-Are-You-Taking-Advantage-of-Free-Listings" title="eBay Dropship Sellers: Are You Taking Advantage of Free Listings?" target="_blank"><strong>eBay Dropship Sellers: Are You Taking Advantage of Free Listings?</strong></a></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/63471/Ecommerce-Dropship-Tips-Better-Product-Pages-Mean-More-Traffic&bvt=rss">Greg ScottThu, 09 Jun 2011 16:24:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:63471http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/62789/7-SEO-Tips-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Website#Comments07 SEO Tips for Your Ecommerce Dropship Business Websitehttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/62789/7-SEO-Tips-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Website<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/ecommercemoney.JPG" border="0" alt="SEO dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If you have a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship business" target="_blank"><strong>dropship business</strong></a> website or other ecommerce enterprise, SEO is vitally important to your success, so you may be interested in some tips to help you use SEO more effectively.<br /><br />SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, simply means that you are using tactics and techniques to make it easier---optimizing, in other words---for your dropship business website to be found by the search engines such as Google. <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 />The higher you can rank in Search Engine Results Pages, the more traffic you will get and hopefully; if you are doing everything else right, the more sales and money you will make.<br /><br />Here are 7 great SEO tips:<br /><br />1. First and foremost, have great content. Quality weighs much more heavily with the search engines than quantity, so write good content that isn&rsquo;t full of misspelled words, grammatical errors or crammed with keywords.<br /><br />2. Be sure to use your primary keyword or long tailed keyword phrase in the title tags of your web pages. This will help to get your pages picked up by the search engines and as an added bonus it establishes your keyword as the link in the search engine indexes.<br /><br />3. Always use your keyword in the anchor text of your links. Since links stand out on most of the average web pages, this will give your link test higher priority than other content on the page.<br /><br />4. Be sure to have a site map. Site maps are favorites of search engines because it makes it easier to find your links. Just a plain HTML site map will do, no need for XML.<br /><br />5. Have a larger font size for your keywords. The search engines are canny and know that a bigger font usually indicates content that is more important than the other stuff on a web page, so they will be more likely to pick up your keywords if they are in a larger font. <br /><br />6. Update your pages and content on a frequent and regular basis. Search engines, particularly Google, love fresh, relevant content. So, the more of it you supply, the more favored your dropship business website will be by the search engines. <br /><br />7. Ask for inbound links! This is too often overlooked by ecommerce entrepreneurs but it is a great way to pump up SEO. There is no big secret to getting inbound links&hellip;.just ask!<br /><br />Use these SEO tips to help build your online dropship business!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26807/Survive-the-Recession-with-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business" title="Survive the Recession with a Home Dropshipping Business!" target="_blank"><strong>Survive the Recession with a Home Dropshipping 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/62789/7-SEO-Tips-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Website&bvt=rss">Greg ScottFri, 27 May 2011 16:52:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:62789http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59270/Can-Facebook-Help-Grow-Your-Ecommerce-Drop-Ship-Business#Comments1Can Facebook Help Grow Your Ecommerce Drop-Ship Business?http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59270/Can-Facebook-Help-Grow-Your-Ecommerce-Drop-Ship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/th_social-media-profiles1.png" border="0" alt="social media drop-ship" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If sales seem to be lagging a little, have you thought of using social media marketing and Facebook to help grow your <a title="drop-ship" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" target="_blank">drop-ship</a> business?<br /><br />Many retailers and e-tailers are reporting slow downs in sales recently. Market analysts are attributing this slump to the spikes at the gas pump. With gasoline prices rising to over $3.00 a gallon for the first in two years, and now up to a national average of more than $3.50 a gallon; there doesn&rsquo;t seem to be much doubt that this is definitely putting a dent in consumer spending.<br /><br />After all, most of us have to buy gasoline to run our vehicles. If we are forced to spend more to fill up the tank, it usually means that we&rsquo;ll have to cut back in other areas.<br /><br /><a title="Click Here to Get Valuable Tips on Social Media Marketing!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/use-social-media-marketing-to-increase-sales/" target="_blank">Click Here to Get Valuable Tips on Social Media Marketing!</a><br /><br />So, if this consumer cash crunch is affecting your drop-ship business, maybe it&rsquo;s time to take the plunge into social media if you have been putting it off for some reason.<br /><br /><strong>Why Facebook?</strong><br /><br />Facebook is a good place to start a marketing campaign for someone just dipping a toe into the social media pool.<br /><br />It currently has over 600 million active users. Wow. Any way you cut it, that&rsquo;s a lot of potential customers!<br /><br />Businesses large and small are flocking to Facebook to promote themselves and build their brand:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Lowe&rsquo;s</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Starbucks</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Kelloggs</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Nike</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Harley Davidson</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Pizza Hut</li> </ul> <ul> <li>And thousands more!</li> </ul> <br />Facebook is certainly the leading choice for companies wanting build their brand with social networking! Twitter is hot, too, but not keeping pace with Facebook.<br /><br /><strong>How Much Does it Cost to Have a Facebook Business Page?</strong><br /><br />It&rsquo;s FREE!<br /><br />That&rsquo;s right. You can create a Facebook business page without spending a cent. But, you can&rsquo;t just build a page and then sit back and wait for people to start visiting.<br /><br />Social media marketing, like everything else worth having, requires some effort and a commitment on your part. You must supply fresh, updated, valuable content on at least a daily basis.<br /><br />It&rsquo;s also a great idea to give people a reason to visit your Facebook business page by offering a nice little freebie such as an informative whitepaper or ebook, or better yet&hellip;..having a contest.<br /><br />Try Facebook to rev up sales in your drop-ship business!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also enjoy this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="Dropship 101: Social Media Tools to Measure Marketing Results" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32577/Dropship-101-Social-Media-Tools-to-Measure-Marketing-Results" target="_blank">Dropship 101: Social Media Tools to Measure Marketing Results</a></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/59270/Can-Facebook-Help-Grow-Your-Ecommerce-Drop-Ship-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottTue, 29 Mar 2011 16:03:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:59270http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59139/Blogging-is-a-Great-Way-to-Help-Promote-Your-Dropship-Products#Comments3Blogging is a Great Way to Help Promote Your Dropship Products!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59139/Blogging-is-a-Great-Way-to-Help-Promote-Your-Dropship-Products<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/daryl blog ebook cover-resized-173.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship products blog" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Blogs are HOT, and having a well written and maintained business blog can go a long way toward helping you promote and sell your <a title="dropship products" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" target="_blank">dropship products</a>.<br /><br />A blog, which is internet speak for &ldquo;web log&rdquo; is a wonderfully effective and best of all---FREE---way for you to let humans and search engines alike know about the products you are selling.<br /><br /><strong>What About a Website?</strong><br /><br />Naturally, if you have a website of your own, you can have a blog. But it isn&rsquo;t necessary to maintain your own website in order to maintain your own blog.<br /><br />For example, if you are an eBay dropship seller, you probably don&rsquo;t have a website. <br /><br />This makes no difference! There is still plenty of room for you in the photosphere, and numerous online sites available that will allow you to set up a blog absolutely free.<br /><br />WordPress is one such online service, and definitely one of the most popular of all the free blog sites.<br /><br /><a title="Click Here to Learn the Benefits of a Business Blog!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/blog-your-way-to-greater-profits/" target="_blank">Click Here to Learn the Benefits of a Business Blog!</a><br /><br />It has a user friendly, simple interface that is extremely easy to set up and use, but all of the bells and whistles you could possibly want to dress up and customize your blog.<br /><br /><strong>How to Make a Blog Work for You</strong><br /><br />A blog can be tremendously helpful in driving traffic to your dropship products, on your website or another venue such as eBay or Amazon. But it doesn&rsquo;t work by magic!<br /><br />In order to be effective and help increase your sales, you will need to make a commitment of time and effort. <br /><br /> <ul> <li>Google and the other search engines love fresh, relevant content! So, while it isn&rsquo;t necessary to try and compose some epic work along the lines of Gone With the Wind, you do need to make sure your blog posts are informative, entertaining, easy to read and well written with proper English. </li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>A good average length for a blog post is 350-450 words. Anything much over that and you risk losing a viewer&rsquo;s attention. So, as a general rule, keep your blog posts short and sweet for best results.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Update with new blog posts at least once a day if possible. Use your blog and keywords wisely so that the search engines will get to know you and know what you&rsquo;re all about. This makes it easier for them to index and locate your dropship products.</li> </ul> <br />Start blogging today and increase your sales!<br /><br />If you enjoyed this article, this one is a must read:&nbsp;&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="Blogging for Dollars: A Social Media Guide for Your Dropship Business" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/48040/Blogging-for-Dollars-A-Social-Media-Guide-for-Your-Dropship-Business" target="_blank">Blogging for Dollars: A Social Media Guide for Your Dropship Business</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/59139/Blogging-is-a-Great-Way-to-Help-Promote-Your-Dropship-Products&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 26 Mar 2011 16:45:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:59139http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59086/What-Google-s-New-Algorithm-Means-to-Your-Wholesale-Dropship-Business#Comments0What Google’s New Algorithm Means to Your Wholesale Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/59086/What-Google-s-New-Algorithm-Means-to-Your-Wholesale-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/dsa seo.png" border="0" alt="SEO Google dropship" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If you have a <a title="wholesale dropship" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" target="_blank">wholesale dropship</a> ecommerce business, you might be aware of Google&rsquo;s newest algorithm, without being sure if or how it will affect your website. <br /><br />First of all, it really isn&rsquo;t a question of &ldquo;if&rdquo; this new algorithm will affect your website. No doubt about it---it definitely will.<br /><br />Now, the next big question you may have is how your website will be affected by this change in the biggest search engine filtering algorithm. <br /><br />Google&rsquo;s newest update has been nicknamed &ldquo;Panda Update&rdquo; and is not only the talk of the blogosphere but the subject of much discussion anywhere and everywhere people are interested in the state of the World Wide Web, online and off.<br /><br /><strong><a title="Click Here to Get the Inside Scoop on Using SEO to Boost Search Ranking " href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" target="_blank">Click Here to Get the Inside Scoop on Using SEO to Boost Search Ranking </a></strong><br /><br />According to the word handed down from Google itself, the purpose of the new search algorithm was to improve and enhance search in general, with the basic targets being content mills and spam/aggregator sites. <br /><br />What is a content mill?<br /><br />In the online community, a content mill is one that cranks out scads of very low quality short articles, nothing more than ads, poorly written and using deplorable language skills in most cases.<br /><br />To Google, these content mills are much the same as puppy mills are to qualified, responsible dog breeders.<br /><br />So, if you have been buying $1 apiece articles from these content mills and stuffing your website with them, you can take it to the bank that the new Google algorithm will affect your website&rsquo;s search ranking.<br /><br />And if this is the case, that will probably be just about all you&rsquo;ll be taking to the bank, since if viewers can&rsquo;t find your online business, they won&rsquo;t be buying from you.<br /><br />Based on recent internet research, the newest algorithm has affected approximately 12% of search queries.<br /><br />If you have noticed a decline in website traffic lately and are concerned that your dropship website might be adversely affected, you can check your website&rsquo;s search ranking here: <a title="Check Your Search Ranking " href="http://www.site-report.com/google.php" target="_blank">Check Your Search Ranking </a><br /><br />Check out Google&rsquo;s new algorithm and make sure your wholesale dropship business is up to speed!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also enjoy this one: <br /><a title="Dropship Product Tips: Mastering SEO " href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/54661/Dropship-Product-Tips-Mastering-SEO" target="_blank"><br />Dropship Product Tips: Mastering SEO </a><br /><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/59086/What-Google-s-New-Algorithm-Means-to-Your-Wholesale-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottFri, 25 Mar 2011 16:05:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:59086http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/58842/How-SEO-Can-Help-Build-Your-Home-Dropship-Business#Comments0How SEO Can Help Build Your Home Dropship Business http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/58842/How-SEO-Can-Help-Build-Your-Home-Dropship-Business<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/DSAfree_seo_tools2.jpg" border="0" alt="SEO dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Did you know that using SEO best practices can work wonders to build and grow your <a title="home dropship business" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" target="_blank">home dropship business</a>?<br /><br />First of all, let&rsquo;s start with the basics in case you are a newbie at ecommerce and are now scratching your head, wondering what &ldquo;SEO&rdquo; stands for.<br /><br />Sweet Edible Oranges? Southern Eggplant Organization? Superior Educated Orangutans?<br /><br />No. None of the above.<br /><br />SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization.<br /><br />What does this mean to an ecommerce merchant? In the world of ecommerce, where your products or services are all sold online, you are swimming around in a huge pool of other vendors offering the same or similar goods or services.<br /><br />In order to be found by users cruising this vast ocean of enterprises, you must be able to be found when one of them turns to a search engine to help locate the particular thing they want or need.<br /><br />Bear in mind that in most cases, unless you have somehow managed to corner the market on your widget or service, competition is fierce and plentiful.<br /><a title="Click Here For a FREE Whitepaper About Using SEO! " href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" target="_blank"><br />Click Here For a FREE Whitepaper About Using SEO! </a><br /><br />In fact, it may well be extremely plentiful! For example, if you do a Google search for the word &ldquo;furniture&rdquo; there are 398 MILLION results! If your ecommerce niche is furniture sales, you can imagine how your website would virtually be swallowed up and disappear into these massive search results.<br /><br />So, you must do all you can to ensure that when someone is looking to buy furniture online your business shows up early on, since internet retail research has shown that most people don&rsquo;t go past the first page of the search results. <br /><br />How on earth can you hope to get on the first page of search results?<br /><br />Good ol' SEO.</p> <p>When you use proper SEO, you are giving the search engines everything they need to find your dropship sales website and rank your site high in SERPs, or Search Engine Results Pages.<br /><br />This means paying attention to detail and making sure to do the things that will make your ecommerce business search engine friendly. <br /><br />There are many free resources available online to help you learn all about using SEO effectively to improve your site&rsquo;s visibility in search engine placement. <br /><br />Start learning and using these SEO techniques and watch your home dropship business sprout wings and fly!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one: <a title="Dropship SEO: Use the Google Wonder Wheel to Find Great Keywords" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/33354/Dropship-SEO-Use-the-Google-Wonder-Wheel-to-Find-Great-Keywords" target="_blank">Dropship SEO: Use the Google Wonder Wheel to Find Great Keywords</a><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/58842/How-SEO-Can-Help-Build-Your-Home-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottMon, 21 Mar 2011 16:02:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:58842http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/53119/Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Is-SEO-Dead#Comments1Your Ecommerce Dropship Business: Is SEO Dead?http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/53119/Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Is-SEO-Dead<br>Anyone with an online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" title="dropship business " target="_blank">dropship business </a>or other type of ecommerce enterprise is probably well familiar with the importance of Search Engine Optimization, but with the advent of such things as Face book’s “Like” button….is SEO dead?<br><br>It’s certainly true that Facebook’s infamous Like button has an effect on traditional SEO. Basically, the Like button has catapulted Facebook into the search engine category, in a very real sense. <br><br>Why? Simply because when a user “likes” a particular post or page on Facebook or wherever else a Like button is embedded, other Facebook members can check it out to see what’s so special about it, and “like” it themselves. <br><br>The more Likes a post or page receives, the greater its exposure.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Download this FREE whitepaper to get expert tips about using SEO effectively!" target="_blank"><strong>Download this FREE whitepaper to get expert tips about using SEO effectively!</strong></a><br><br>So, there is no doubt that Facebook is having an effect on search and SEO.<br><br>With this in mind, is SEO as we have all known and used it dead and soon to be buried?<br><br>No.<br><br>SEO is still very much alive and well. You just need to adapt your SEO practices to encompass the role that Facebook and other social media sites are playing with the search engines.<br><br>There are several ways to do this:<br><br> <ul> <li>Since you are hopefully doing a fair amount of social media marketing anyway, put your blog posts and presence on various social sites to good use by employing great SEO. This way, you effectively kill two birds with one stone: You are increasing your exposure across the entire World Wide Web while using social media marketing to grown and build your dropship business.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Make sure to imbed a clickable Face book “Like” button on your dropshipping website, blog, Facebook Fan Page, wherever you possibly can. This way, you will enable viewers to share content or products of yours with others, which will eventually lead to higher traffic and increased sales.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Don’t forget YouTube! Videos are a great place to use SEO for your business and you can place a “Like” button there, too.</li> </ul> <br>SEO is here to stay, but social media has altered the ways we should be using it to promote an ecommerce dropship business! Adapt! Things change and evolution has shown us those things that don’t change and adapt end up on the scrap heap as extinct as the Dodo bird!<br><br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/dodo_bird.jpg" alt="dropship dodo bird" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0"><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><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32665/Facebook-vs-Twitter-Which-is-Better-for-Social-Media-Marketing" title="Facebook vs. Twitter: Which is Better for Social Media Marketing?" target="_blank">Facebook vs. Twitter: Which is Better for Social Media Marketing?</a></p> <br><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/53119/Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Is-SEO-Dead&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleyMon, 20 Dec 2010 16:24:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:53119http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/53046/Want-an-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Blog-Try-Tumblr#Comments0Want an Ecommerce Dropship Business Blog? Try Tumblr!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/53046/Want-an-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Blog-Try-Tumblr<br><img id="img-1376104744005" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/DSA blog-resized-600.jpg" alt="blogging dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Your<a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" title=" dropship business" target="_blank"> dropship business</a> or other ecommerce endeavor would undoubtedly benefit from a blog, and if you want to start blogging for dollars---check out Tumblr!<br><br>What is Tumblr?<br><br>Tumblr is probably the simplest and most user friendly of any blogging platform on the World Wide Web at the moment. It was designed to be easy to use and has succeeded admirably. You can set up an account and post your first blog in a matter of minutes.<br><br>Best of all…it’s FREE!<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/learn-the-benefits-of-a-business-blog/" title="Download this FREE e-book and learn about the benefits of having a business blog!" target="_blank"><strong>Download this FREE e-book and learn about the benefits of having a business blog!</strong></a><br><br>Here are what some of the big names in the world of media have had to say about Tumblr:<br><br><em>“Tumblr makes blogging blissfully easy.”</em> New York Times<br><br><em>“It’s blogging, the way blogging was meant to be.”</em>&nbsp; Fast Company<br><br><em>“Tumblr: Microblogging done right.”</em> cnet<br><br><em>“Marketers trying to keep pace with Twitter and Facebook may want to check out another emerging social media platform: Tumblr.”</em> BrandWeek<br><br>We can’t always put a lot of credence in some of the hype we read about new things online, but Tumblr seems to live up to its reputation.<br><br>Another plus is that Tumblr is growing by leaps and bounds! Since June of this year, global page views have increased from about 1.5 billion to more than 3.5 billion for the month of December, 2010.<br><br>Tumblr blogs have begun going viral on other social media websites such as Twitter, StumbleUpon and Digg. <br><br>If you have been considering starting a dropship business blog to help drive traffic to your site, build your brand and increase sales; Tumblr would be an ideal blogging platform for you!<br><br>Here are some helpful hints for using Tumblr:<br><br> <ul> <li>Apply the KISS principle and keep your posts simple. You aren’t writing War and Peace or Gone With the Wind, after all. Blog posts are meant to be short, simple and snappy!</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Use images! The blog posts on Tumblr or any other blogging platform do best if there is an image posted, especially something funny and catchy such as a meme type image.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Tweet your Tumblr post to Twitter. Another great way to broaden your exposure.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use the queue system to schedule your posts so that you don’t have to worry about forgetting to post or needing to update with fresh content when you are busy with something else.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use reblogging when desirable and appropriate. The reblogging feature on Tumblr lets you reblog someone else’s post to yours. It provides fresh content for you and passes credit to the original poster, besides putting your account into the notes for the original thread, which could help attract others to check out you blog.</li> </ul> <br>Tumblr is super easy to use, free and really gaining ground! Use it to start a blog for your dropship business as part of a social media marketing strategy!<br><br><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe" id="hs-cta-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe.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-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe&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><br><br>If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32368/Social-Media-Yahoo-Joins-Twitter-Facebook" title="Social Media: Yahoo Joins Twitter &amp; Facebook" target="_blank">Social Media: Yahoo Joins Twitter &amp; Facebook</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/53046/Want-an-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Blog-Try-Tumblr&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleySun, 19 Dec 2010 16:28:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:53046http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/53002/Dropship-Tips-How-to-Use-SEO-to-Maximize-Your-Facebook-Presence#Comments0Dropship Tips: How to Use SEO to Maximize Your Facebook Presencehttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/53002/Dropship-Tips-How-to-Use-SEO-to-Maximize-Your-Facebook-Presence<br><img id="img-1354336685143" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/DSAfacebookLogo2.jpg" alt="dropshipping Facebook" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" title="dropship business" target="_blank">dropship business</a> can benefit from a social media marketing presence on Facebook, and using effective SEO practices can maximize your efforts.<br><br>You may not have put much thought into using SEO for your dropshipping business Fan Page, but the fact is that employing SEO best practices is always a good idea across any and every platform!<br><br>Since the search engines rank and also rate all web sites on the internet based on content, it just makes sense that this applies to Facebook content, as well. <br><br>With the advent of Google’s Real Time search, your Facebook content has become even more important, which makes it advisable to use your prime keywords whenever possible.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/jump-on-the-social-media-bandwagon/" title="Download this FREE e-book to learn powerful secrets of social media marketing!" target="_blank"><strong>Download this FREE e-book to learn powerful secrets of social media marketing!</strong></a><br><br>Another thing to bear in mind is Facebook’s Open Graph, which basically enables Facebook to function as a search engine of sorts, tying social to search in a brand new way with its “Like” button and making SEO rich content on your Fan Page even more crucial.<br><br>Here are some basic tips for making your Facebook Fan Page more SEO maximized for the benefit of your dropship or other ecommerce business:<br><br><strong>Naming Your Fan Page:</strong> Your Facebook Fan Page should have a name that incorporates at least one of your prime keywords. For example, if your dropshipping business sells aquarium supplies, and the name of your website uses the keywords “aquarium supplies,” then you should use those keywords in your page name. Please note that once you&nbsp; have chosen a name for your Fan Page you will not be able to change it!<br><br><strong>Choosing the Proper Category:</strong> When you begin creating your Facebook Fan Page, you will be shown a menu of categories to choose from. Choose wisely! Select a category that is most relevant to your dropshipping business and niche. Facebook will use this category to index your business, brand, etc. so it is important to place your page in the right category.<br><br><strong>Using the Vanity URL:</strong> Once you have accumulated 100 fans, Facebook will allow you to choose a Vanity URL, or User Name, for your Fan Page. This may be the most important aspect of SEO for your Facebook presence, so do try to come up with a great Vanity URL. For example, if your main dropshipping products are mattresses and your business name is “Goodnight Sleep,” you might go for a Vanity URL such as: <br><br>"www.facebook.com/goodnightsleepmattress"<br><br>Using good SEO can help make the most of your social media marketing efforts on Facebook to grow and build a home 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:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/31653/Survey-Says-Global-Time-Spent-on-Social-Media-Surges" title="Survey Says: Global Time Spent on Social Media Surges" target="_blank">Survey Says: Global Time Spent on Social Media Surges</a></p> <br><br><br><br><br><br><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/53002/Dropship-Tips-How-to-Use-SEO-to-Maximize-Your-Facebook-Presence&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleySat, 18 Dec 2010 16:10:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:53002http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52931/Valentine-s-Day-Let-Cupid-Help-Boost-Online-Dropship-Sales#Comments0Valentine's Day: Let Cupid Help Boost Online Dropship Sales!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52931/Valentine-s-Day-Let-Cupid-Help-Boost-Online-Dropship-Sales<br>Although the main winter holidays are still ahead of us, it is time to start thinking about getting your <a title="dropship business" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">dropship business</a><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/valentine's.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship valentine's day" class="alignLeft" style="float:left" /> ready for the next big holiday when Cupid reigns supreme: Valentine&rsquo;s Day. <br /> <p><br />The National Retail Federation reports that Valentine's Day is the second-biggest shopping holiday of the entire year. <br /><br /><a title="Download this free e-book to get inside marketing secrets that will greatly improve your traffic and sales!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/rev-up-sales-with-these-ecommerce-marketing-tips/" target="_blank"><strong>Download this free e-book to get inside marketing secrets that will greatly improve your traffic and sales!</strong></a><br /><br />It isn&rsquo;t too early to start getting your email campaign all lined up, along with your Valentine&rsquo;s Day promotions, deals and sales. Ditto for your social media marketing and PPC ads---think ahead and make your plans now to make sure you take maximum advantage of this very lucrative holiday!<br /><br />In fact, it won&rsquo;t hurt a thing to get the jump on the competition by starting your Valentine&rsquo;s Day promotions a little ahead of everyone else. This will enable you to get the lion&rsquo;s share of the early bird shoppers.<br /><br />Discovery Card conducted a survey on Valentine Day&rsquo;s sales in 2008 and learned that:<br /><br /></p> <ul> <li>Men planned to spend approximately $127 on their sweethearts, while women planned to spend around $74. Of these women, approximately 53% said they would purchase some kind of gadgets for their significant others. </li> </ul> <ul> <li>65% of Valentine&rsquo;s Day shoppers will make their purchases about a week before February 14th</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Almost 10% of male shoppers will wait until February 14th, the actual holiday! </li> </ul> <ul> <li>Almost 40% of female Valentine&rsquo;s Day shoppers didn&rsquo;t plan to buy a gift at all.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>22% of men and 15% of women planned to shop online for Valentine&rsquo;s Day gifts.</li> </ul> <p><br />Now, it seems exceedingly likely that this percentage of online shoppers has increased significantly since 2008, simply because the percentage of people who are choosing to shop online in general has increased dramatically in the past few years.<br /><br />So, the point is that Valentine&rsquo;s Day can be a very profitable day for your online dropship sales!<br /><br />You don&rsquo;t have to sell flowers or candy in order to cash in on the shopping for Cupid&rsquo;s big day. <br /><br />Perfume, bath and body products, jewelry, lingerie and more are popular gifts for the ladies.<br /><br />Techno gadgets and man toys are always great gifts for the guys.<br /><br />Your dropship business can greatly increase sales by capitalizing on this romantic holiday!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp;</p> <p class="title"><a title="Showcase Hot Products to Boost Sales on Your Dropship Website" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32034/Showcase-Hot-Products-to-Boost-Sales-on-Your-Dropship-Website" target="_blank">Showcase Hot Products to Boost Sales on Your Dropship Website</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/52931/Valentine-s-Day-Let-Cupid-Help-Boost-Online-Dropship-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 17 Dec 2010 16:22:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:52931http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52819/Dropship-Tips-Top-5-Free-Social-Media-Tools#Comments0Dropship Tips: Top 5 Free Social Media Toolshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52819/Dropship-Tips-Top-5-Free-Social-Media-Tools<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/Daryl-money-womanrev-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship free social media tools" class="alignLeft" style="float:left" />Having a social media marketing campaign for your <a title="dropship business" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">dropship business</a> or other ecommerce enterprise is good business sense, and using free tools to streamline your efforts is even better business sense!<br /><br />As any ecommerce entrepreneur knows---time is money!<br /><br /><a title="Download this free whitepaper and learn about one of the best home business opportunities around!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/whitepaper/business-value-of-drop-shipping/" target="_blank"><strong>Download this free whitepaper and learn about one of the best home business opportunities around!</strong></a><br /><br />So, finding time-saving ways to accomplish everything on your social media To Do List will free you to pursue other aspects of running your dropship business such as listing products on eBay or perhaps researching new products. <br /><br />There are a lot of free social media marketing tools available on the World Wide Web. The following list of 5 seems to be among the most popular and widely used:<br /><br />1. <a title="HootSuite:&nbsp;" href="http://hootsuite.com/" target="_blank"><strong>HootSuite:</strong>&nbsp;</a> This one is great and allows you to track conversations on as many as five social platforms. It also has tools available to track your social media marketing campaigns, which is essential to any well run campaign! There is a paid version with more bells and whistles than the free model, but for many home business operators, the free version will suffice and fulfill their needs quite nicely.<br /><br />2. <a title="Topsy:" href="http://topsy.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Topsy:</strong></a>&nbsp; This one offers &ldquo;real time search for the social web.&rdquo; It describes itself as a real time search engine powered by the social web. Want to get the latest buzz on what&rsquo;s hot in the online world of social communities? Just check with Topsy!<br /><br />3. <a title="SocialMention:" href="http://www.socialmention.com/" target="_blank"><strong>SocialMention:</strong></a>&nbsp; A fantastic free way to manage your online reputation! You can get social media alerts that work like Google alerts. Find out what is being said about your business&hellip;the good, the bad and the ugly&hellip;.as well as who is saying it.<br /><br />4.<a title=" Omgili:&nbsp;" href="http://omgili.com/" target="_blank"><strong> Omgili:&nbsp;</strong></a> Stands for &ldquo;Oh my God I love it.&ldquo; Strictly speaking, this one isn&rsquo;t all that widely used at present, but it is definitely deserving of your consideration simply because it allows you to search online forums for a particular keyword of your choosing to see where your product or business is being discussed. And what is being said.<br /><br />5. <a title="Klout:" href="http://klout.com/ " target="_blank"><strong>Klout:</strong></a> Klout says that it is the standard for online excellence. You can track the impact of your opinions, recommendations and links across your social sphere. Klout analyzes the data and then gives you innovative tools to interact with and use the data. <br /><br />There are a lot of other free social media tools you might want to use for your dropship business, but these five will serve you well!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="5 Reasons Why Your Social Media Marketing Isn&rsquo;t Working" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/34581/5-Reasons-Why-Your-Social-Media-Marketing-Isn-t-Working" target="_blank">5 Reasons Why Your Social Media Marketing Isn&rsquo;t Working</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/52819/Dropship-Tips-Top-5-Free-Social-Media-Tools&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleyThu, 16 Dec 2010 16:26:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:52819http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52464/New-Year-s-Resolutions-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business#Comments0New Year’s Resolutions for Your Ecommerce Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52464/New-Year-s-Resolutions-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/DSANew-Years-2011-Beach2.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship 2011 new year's" class="alignLeft" style="float:left" />You may have always considered New Year&rsquo;s resolutions to be something made on a purely personal basis, but have you thought about making resolutions for your ecommerce <a title="dropship business" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">dropship business</a> for 2011?</p> <p>One of the most wonderful things about a home business in dropship sales or another online endeavor is that you are the captain of your ship.</p> <p>You make all major decisions. You decide what to do or not do, which new products to sell, which old products to stop selling, when to work and not work, and so on and so forth.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s all up to you!</p> <p>So, you are free to make whatever New Year&rsquo;s resolutions you want to for the upcoming year. Think about it. Invest a little time in just sitting down and mulling over the past year as pertaining to your business.</p> <p>What would you have done differently? Have you made mistakes and learned by them? Did you try a new marketing technique that exceeded your expectations to the extent that you want to continue on with it next year?</p> <p>Did you discover that you are not a morning person and are most productive if you set your working hours later on in the day?</p> <p>When you work at home and are your own boss, you have the freedom to experiment with what works best for you and your business.</p> <p><a title="Download this free e-book and get the facts about one of the hottest home business opportunities available! " href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/do-you-want-to-achieve-personal--financial-freedom/" target="_blank"><strong>Download this free e-book and get the facts about one of the hottest home business opportunities available! </strong></a></p> <p>Take advantage of what you have learned during the past twelve months to help you craft a fantastic set of New Year&rsquo;s resolutions that will make you more productive and your business more profitable.</p> <p>This is also a great time to think about your weaknesses.</p> <p>Are you prone to procrastinate? Do you work best when you&rsquo;re working on a deadline and it&rsquo;s right down to the wire? Do you work best when you are relaxed with plenty of time to accomplish your tasks?</p> <p>Ponder these types of things and be honest with yourself while you&rsquo;re at it.</p> <p>Do you tend to take too-long lunch breaks that interfere with completing your days&rsquo; work in the allotted hours? Are you caving to temptation to surf the web checking out freebies and deals or playing online games when you should be buckling down and applying yourself to running your business?</p> <p>Decide which areas need improvement, which things bear repeating&hellip;.and make your resolutions accordingly.</p> <p>Vow to eliminate or at least cut back on the time wasters and any counterproductive habits you have had during the past year.</p> <p>Resolve to incorporate your good strategies and habits into the next year.</p> <p>Make your New Year&rsquo;s resolutions wisely and you will help your dropship business to survive and thrive in 2011!</p> If you liked this article, you may also like this one:<br /> <p class="title"><a title="Tips For a Successful Online Home Business in Dropshipping" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/33508/Tips-For-a-Successful-Online-Home-Business-in-Dropshipping" target="_blank">Tips For a Successful Online Home Business in Dropshipping</a></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/52464/New-Year-s-Resolutions-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleySun, 12 Dec 2010 16:14:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:52464http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52452/Dropship-Tips-What-Time-is-the-Right-Time-for-Social-Media#Comments0Dropship Tips: What Time is the Right Time for Social Media?http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52452/Dropship-Tips-What-Time-is-the-Right-Time-for-Social-Media<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/clockticking-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship social media marketing" class="alignLeft" style="float:left" />If you have an ecommerce <a title="dropship business" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">dropship business</a> and are engaged in social media marketing, which hopefully you are, you might find yourself wondering which times of the day or days of the week are best to tweet, post on Facebook or otherwise put in an appearance on a social site.<br /><br />We&rsquo;ve all heard the old saying: timing is everything.<br /><br />But, does this apply to social media marketing, as well?<br /><br />If you surf the web for answers to this question, you are liable to find a widely diverse set of opinions on the subject of social media marketing and timing.<br /><br />There are those who swear they have tested and found no major differences in the success of their marketing efforts based on the time or day they tweeted or posted on Facebook or another social site.<br /><br />On the other hand, there are those who steadfastly maintain that timing is important and that your social media marketing efforts will bear more fruit if done on certain days at particular times.<br /><br /><a title="Download our free e-book and get in the inside track with social media marketing! " href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/jump-on-the-social-media-bandwagon/" target="_blank"><strong>Download our free e-book and get in the inside track with social media marketing! </strong></a><br /><br />So, who is wrong and who is right?<br /><br />When all is said and done, it seems that the answer to that question might depend on your dropship sales niche and your target market. <br /><br />For example, if your target market is senior citizens, then almost anytime of the day or night might work equally well to reach out to this demographic for the simple reason that many or even most seniors are no longer in the work force and more apt to be online while some are on the job.<br /><br />However, if your target market is high school and college age people, then it would seem likely that less of this target market would be online during classroom hours and that you might better expend your efforts during the evening.<br /><br />Maybe the bottom line is that there is something to be said for times when there will be more activity and users online, as well as times when there are fewer people online and less activity.<br /><br />With more people online and hence more activity, you can reasonably expect to have more exposure but also more competition and &ldquo;noise&rdquo; which could cause less actual engagement with your target audience.<br /><br />If you choose to focus your efforts on times when there are fewer folks online and less activity, you will have less competition and distracting noise, but also less exposure.<br /><br />So, there may be no black or white answer to the question of which times are best for social media marketing.<br /><br />To determine which times and days produce the best results for your dropship business, try testing and tracking to determine if there really are certain times of the day and/or days of the week that are optimal for you&hellip;.and go from there. <br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="Build Your Brand &amp; Grow Your Dropship Business with Twitter" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/33428/Build-Your-Brand-Grow-Your-Dropship-Business-with-Twitter" target="_blank">Build Your Brand &amp; Grow Your Dropship Business with Twitter</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/52452/Dropship-Tips-What-Time-is-the-Right-Time-for-Social-Media&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleySat, 11 Dec 2010 16:02:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:52452http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52418/Build-a-Better-Facebook-Page-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business#Comments0Build a Better Facebook Page for Your Ecommerce Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52418/Build-a-Better-Facebook-Page-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/likebuttonrev-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="Facebook dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float:left" />Facebook, with over 600 million users and still growing strong, is definitely a great place to promote your ecommerce <a title="dropship business" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">dropship business</a> and you might appreciate some tips to help you build a better Facebook page.<br /><br />How can having a Facebook page benefit your online business?<br /><br />As mentioned above, there are presently more than 600 million Facebook users and that growth doesn&rsquo;t show any signs of slowing down. According to Facebook stats, approximately 50% of all those users will login at least once every day. So, this makes Facebook a good place with a huge target market to promote your business.<br /><br />However, your page needs to be maximized in order for you to reap the most benefits from your presence on this mammoth and so-popular&nbsp; social site.<br /><br /><a title="Download this FREE e-book and unlock powerful secrets of social media marketing!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/jump-on-the-social-media-bandwagon/" target="_blank"><strong>Download this FREE e-book and unlock powerful secrets of social media marketing!</strong></a><br /><br />Here are some handy tips that might help you build a really good Facebook Pan Page:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>When you build your page, you will see a place to enter a personal profile. Unless you want to have your personal profile tied to your page---don&rsquo;t go there. It isn&rsquo;t necessary to have this personal profile but once you&rsquo;ve done it, there is no going back. The only way to get rid of it once you&rsquo;ve created it is to delete the entire page and start all over again from scratch. The good news is that if it&rsquo;s too late and you have already done this, you can set your personal profile so that it can&rsquo;t be viewed by anybody except you.</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>It is very helpful to add images to your Facebook page updates, and based on recent data from a study conducted by the social media marketing group <a title="Vitrue" href="http://vitrue.com/?ref=google&amp;kw=vitrue&amp;gclid=CMjm8e-J4qUCFchA2goduWfkkQ " target="_blank">Vitrue</a>, you are better off to do this on Friday mornings. Here is the scoop from Vitrue&rsquo;s findings:</li> </ul> <br /><br />&ldquo;Posts with images get clicked on 22 percent more often than video posts, and 54 percent more often than text-only posts<br /><br />Posts published before noon get clicked on 65 percent more often than those published later. <br /><br />Posts published on Friday do best; weekends are the worst.&rdquo;<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Don&rsquo;t get carried away and post too many updates! In general, social media marketing experts advise no more than 1-2 updates daily to your Facebook business page. </li> </ul> <br />These tips will help you make the most of your Facebook business page and will help grow your dropship business. <br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="Social Media Marketing for a Dropship Business: Facebook &amp; Privacy Issues" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/34951/Social-Media-Marketing-for-a-Dropship-Business-Facebook-Privacy-Issues" target="_blank">Social Media Marketing for a Dropship Business: Facebook &amp; Privacy Issues</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/52418/Build-a-Better-Facebook-Page-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleyFri, 10 Dec 2010 16:15:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:52418http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52329/SEO-Tips-for-Google-Instant-That-Will-Help-Your-Dropship-Business#Comments0SEO Tips for Google Instant That Will Help Your Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52329/SEO-Tips-for-Google-Instant-That-Will-Help-Your-Dropship-Business<br><img id="img-1354336831540" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/google-logo-resized-600.jpg" alt="Google Instant for dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Since Google Instant came on the scene a few months ago, it has basically changed some of the existing tenets of SEO, so you might need some pointers about how to adapt in order to build your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" title="dropship business" target="_blank">dropship business</a>.<br><br>What is Google Instant?<br><br>For those of you who might not be familiar with Google Instant, here is a definition straight from the horses’ mouth, so to speak---from Google itself:<br><br><em>“Google Instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type. We are pushing the limits of our technology and infrastructure to help you get better search results, faster. Our key technical insight was that people type slowly, but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds (a tenth of the time!) to glance at another part of the page. This means that you can scan a results page while you type.”</em><br><br><a href="SEO%20Tips%20for%20Google%20Instant%20to%20Build%20Your%20Dropship%20Business" title="Learn inside secrets of SEO experts! Download our FREE whitepaper now and get your business on the fast track to success!" target="_blank"><strong>Learn inside secrets of SEO experts! Download our FREE whitepaper now and get your business on the fast track to success!</strong></a><br><br>So, that’s what Google Instant is, but…..what does it mean in terms of keeping your dropship business ranking high in search?<br><br>It means that you must adapt your SEO and other things that have an impact on your search rankings with Google. This may end up being a case of adapt or die, because as any ecommerce entrepreneur knows; the higher you rank with Google the better off you are.<br><br>If you fall off the first page in Google search, it could be a steep climb back to the top!<br><br>What can you do to adapt your SEO and other strategies to be more compatible with the new Instant search?<br><br>Here are a few tips that should prove beneficial for you:<br><br> <ul> <li>Because of the Google Instant Preview, which allows viewers to take a peek at your website before making the decision to actually go there, you may need to take a good look at your website’s first impression. The first impression that viewers get from your website is even more crucial than before due to the Google Instant Preview. Devote some time to sprucing it up to the max!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Work on your meta-descriptions and make them as good as they can get! A viewer using Google search will have to click on the little magnifying glass to preview your site, and the meta-descriptions will offer searchers an incentive to preview and then visit your website.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Make sure your alt tags are descriptive! This will be quite helpful when images pop up on Google for a particular keyword.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Your header tags are essential! Viewers probably won’t be able to read all of the text, but they will almost certainly be able to read the larger items in the header. The information they get from your header may make the difference between previewing your website and moving on---or visiting.</li> </ul> <br>Use these tips to help maximize Google Instant to help increase traffic and sales in 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:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32874/SEO-for-Your-eCommerce-Dropship-Website-What-NOT-to-Do" title="SEO for Your eCommerce Dropship Website: What NOT to Do" target="_blank">SEO for Your eCommerce Dropship Website: What NOT to Do</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/52329/SEO-Tips-for-Google-Instant-That-Will-Help-Your-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleyThu, 09 Dec 2010 16:22:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:52329http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52250/What-Social-Media-Optimization-Can-Do-For-Your-Dropship-Business#Comments0What Social Media Optimization Can Do For Your Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52250/What-Social-Media-Optimization-Can-Do-For-Your-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/th_social-media-profiles1.png" border="0" alt="dropship social media" class="alignLeft" style="float:left" />If you have an online <a title="dropship business" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">dropship business</a> or other ecommerce enterprise, you need to be fully aware of what social media optimization can do for your traffic and sales!<br /><br />Social media marketing is HOT!<br /><br />More and more ecommerce entrepreneurs are recognizing the value of using social media to promote and build their online businesses.<br /><br />But, if you tweak your marketing efforts just a bit and employ SMO, or Social Media Optimization, your benefits will multiply!<br /><br /><a title="Want to learn powerful social media marketing techniques? Download this FREE social media marketing e-book now!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/use-social-media-marketing-to-increase-sales/" target="_blank"><strong>Want to learn powerful social media marketing techniques? Download this FREE social media marketing e-book now!</strong></a><br /><br />Use these useful tips to maximize your social presence and watch your traffic and sales grow!<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Provide plenty of information about your business---who you are, what you do, how long you&rsquo;ve been doing it, where you do it, how you do it if applicable, etc. The more you personalize yourself to other social community members, the better off you will be and the more memorable. Telling people about your business makes them feel more inclined to check it out for themselves and once they visit your website, you have a decent chance of gaining a new customer!</li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Interact with other social site users. Visit other pages that have interests somehow relevant to yours. Be friendly but not pushy! If someone takes the trouble to post on your page wall, reciprocate in kind. </li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Don&rsquo;t ever oversell! This is one of the cardinal rules for ecommerce entrepreneurs on social sites. Yes, your primary purpose in having a social marketing campaign is to reap benefits for your dropship business, but if you come on like Crazy Larry the used car salesman, you&rsquo;ll lose potential friends and someday-customers. </li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Share something of value! Instead of just promoting your business, share interesting content with other users. It may be something humorous, an informational tidbit, a strange story, anything of interest. If you want others to like you and follow or friend you, then be sure to give them a good reason to do so!</li> </ul> <br />Social media optimization can work wonders to build your dropship business into a profitable, thriving endeavor!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="eCommerce: Social Media Optimization &amp; SEO for Dropshipping" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/31629/eCommerce-Social-Media-Optimization-SEO-for-Dropshipping" target="_blank">eCommerce: Social Media Optimization &amp; SEO for Dropshipping</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/52250/What-Social-Media-Optimization-Can-Do-For-Your-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleyWed, 08 Dec 2010 16:15:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:52250http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52051/Dropship-Tips-A-Beginner-s-Guide-to-SEO-for-Ecommerce#Comments2Dropship Tips: A Beginner's Guide to SEO for Ecommercehttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52051/Dropship-Tips-A-Beginner-s-Guide-to-SEO-for-Ecommerce<br><p><img id="img-1354335910064" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/DSA%20SEO.png" alt="seo dropship" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you are a brand new entrepreneur with a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" title="dropship business" target="_blank">dropship business</a> or other ecommerce endeavor, you might appreciate getting some basic SEO tips to help you get started in the world of online sales!<br><br>What is SEO?<br><br>SEO stands for “Search Engine Optimization.”<br><br>Why is it important to have Search Engine Optimization?<br><br>In a nutshell, if the search engines such as Google can’t find you, then neither will anybody else, including customers. There are all sorts of things that an online business in dropship sales can probably do without, but having customers is not one of them!<br><br>There is a saying that is familiar to most ecommerce business people: If you don’t exist with Google---you don’t exist.<br><br>And that’s about the size of it.<br><br>So, to make sure that the search engines can find your business or your dropship products, you must use SEO.<br><br>First and foremost, it is important that you have a working knowledge of keywords. <br><br>What are keywords?<br><br>Keywords are the words or phrases used by internet users when they are searching for a particular thing on the World Wide Web. For example, if you wanted to buy a pet bed online, you would probably type the words “pet bed” into the Google search box, or the search box of whichever search engine you use. So “pet bed” is a keyword phrase, and if you were selling pet beds, this would certainly be your prime keyword that you would use for SEO.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" title="Want to take a great crash course in SEO? Download our FREE whitepaper for lots of tips &amp; pointers!" target="_blank"><strong>Want to take a great crash course in SEO? Download our FREE whitepaper for lots of tips &amp; pointers!</strong></a></p> <p>Where do you need keywords?<br><br></p> <ul> <li>In your title: Your page title is crucial and should always contain at least one of your most relevant keywords.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>In your URL: Always try to have a URL with your best keyword/s. For instance, if you are selling Christmas decorations, you should have something like www.bestchristmasdecorations.com or something similar. If you are selling a specific type of Christmas decorations such as wreaths, then use the words “Christmas wreath” in your URL if at all possible. This will net you better targeted traffic, which will help your conversion rate, which will help your ranking in SERPs, or Search Engine Results Pages.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>In your content: A rule of thumb is that your keywords should comprise approximately 5-7% per 500 words. Don’t go over 10% or you will be cooking your proverbial goose with Google because that is known as “Black Hat SEO” and that’s a bad thing that can get you blacklisted with Google and other major search engines.</li> </ul> <br>There are other important places to use SEO and great keywords, but those will get you started and will help drive traffic to 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:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/49162/Use-Free-Online-SEO-Tools-to-Optimize-Your-Dropship-Business" title="Use Free Online SEO Tools to Optimize Your Dropship Business" target="_blank">Use Free Online SEO Tools to Optimize Your Dropship Business</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/52051/Dropship-Tips-A-Beginner-s-Guide-to-SEO-for-Ecommerce&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleyMon, 06 Dec 2010 16:10:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:52051http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52014/Your-Dropship-Business-Social-Media-Marketing-Rules-to-Follow#Comments0Your Dropship Business: Social Media Marketing Rules to Followhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/52014/Your-Dropship-Business-Social-Media-Marketing-Rules-to-Follow<br><img id="img-1354033517642" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/social_media-resized-600.jpeg" alt="dropship social media marketing" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" title="dropship business" target="_blank">dropship business</a> will benefit greatly from social media marketing as long as you follow a few simple rules.<br><br>To be effective, social media marketing requires an investment in time, patience and commitment. But it also needs to be done right. In fact, if you go about it wrong, you may very well do your ecommerce dropship business more harm than good.<br><br><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/use-social-media-marketing-to-increase-sales/" title="Download this free e-book &amp; start learning inside secrets of social media marketing!" target="_blank"><strong>Download this free e-book &amp; start learning inside secrets of social media marketing!</strong></a><br><br>Ouch!<br><br>Nobody wants to waste all that time and energy doing something the wrong way that will hurt instead of help them, so take note of these basic rules of using social media marketing correctly:<br><br> <ul> <li>Target your audience! This is crucial. There may be over 600 million members on Facebook, for example, but the chances are exceedingly slim that your niche product will appeal to every single one of those people. So, spend time on the social site and discover who among the community is most likely to have a genuine interest in your product, and then interact with those people.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be creative with content. Regardless of how ho-hum your product might be, you can still come up with content that will be readily shared amongst members of the community if you put your thinking cap on and work on it. For instance, humor is something that is universally appealing to most of the world’s population. Try having some fun with the content you post on Twitter and Facebook, and you might be surprised at how many followers and friends you will add.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Always remember that one of the cardinal rules of social media marketing is that you have to give something to get something. This means that you must give something of value to get something of value. People are hugely popular with almost everybody, so you might offer a free coupon for a percentage off a purchase or free shipping. Alternatively, you might offer a free whitepaper or e-book that will be informational and useful.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Update regularly! The failure to do this is probably the main reason why many ecommerce entrepreneurs do not succeed at social media marketing. You must update your content on a frequent and regular basis! When you start a social media marketing campaign, plan on being in it for the long haul and don’t expect instant results.</li> </ul> <br>These simple rules can make you a better social media marketer for your dropship business.<br><br>If you liked this article, you may enjoy this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/33909/The-Social-Technographics-Ladder-Can-Improve-Dropship-Sales" title="The Social Technographics Ladder Can Improve Dropship Sales!" target="_blank">The Social Technographics Ladder Can Improve Dropship Sales!</a></p> <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><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/52014/Your-Dropship-Business-Social-Media-Marketing-Rules-to-Follow&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleySun, 05 Dec 2010 16:03:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:52014http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/51971/Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-and-Valentine-s-Day-2011#Comments0Your Ecommerce Dropship Business and Valentine’s Day 2011http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/51971/Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-and-Valentine-s-Day-2011<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/CUPID-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship valentine's day" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />Your <a title="dropship sales" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">dropship sales</a> are still going strong for the Christmas holidays, but don&rsquo;t forget to start planning your marketing campaign for the first big holiday of the new year: Valentine&rsquo;s Day.<br /><br />Valentine&rsquo;s Day is a lucrative event for ecommerce entrepreneurs!<br /><br />According to internet retail analysts, the average off-line shopper will spend about $103 for Valentine&rsquo;s Day. <br /><br />Based on research conducted by Shop.org, more Valentine&rsquo;s Day shopping is being done online than ever before. In fact, the shoppers who flock to the World Wide Web to buy gifts for their sweethearts spend approximately $69 more than the shoppers who go to traditional brick and mortar stores.<br /><br />So, that means that an online shopper will drop somewhere in the neighborhood of $172 for Valentine&rsquo;s Day gifts, compared to the $103 for off-line shoppers.<br /><br />This is no small chunk of change and you would be wise to start gearing up for this profitable holiday so that your dropship business gets in on the consumer action.<br /><br />That is quite a healthy difference and should motivate you to start planning ahead now for your Valentine&rsquo;s Day marketing campaign.<br /><br />You don&rsquo;t have to sell candy or flowers to take advantage of this opportunity for online sales!<br /><br /><a title="Download our free e-book to learn dynamic ecommerce marketing techniques that will boost your traffic &amp; sales year round!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/rev-up-sales-with-these-ecommerce-marketing-tips/" target="_blank"><strong>Download our free e-book to learn dynamic ecommerce marketing techniques that will boost your traffic &amp; sales year round!</strong></a><br /><br />Think outside the box.<br /><br />There are a lot of products that might be purchased as gifts for this holiday besides the traditional mushy ones. What you will need to do is plan your marketing strategy and then bring your customers and potential customers on board. <br /><br />Almost anything could qualify as something you could market for Valentine&rsquo;s Day if you present it that way. Be imaginative! Let your creative juices flow! Come up with catchy ideas and themes that will help you market your dropship products for Cupid&rsquo;s big day!<br /><br />Have a great email marketing campaign all mapped out. Get your social media approach ready and waiting in the wings to trot out when the current holiday season is over. <br /><br />There will be a lot of money spent online this Valentine&rsquo;s Day and an excellent opportunity to get your new year sales started with a bang. So, make this holiday a big event for your dropship business!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="Tips to Increase Sales in Your Online Dropship Business" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/33343/Tips-to-Increase-Sales-in-Your-Online-Dropship-Business" target="_blank">Tips to Increase Sales in Your Online Dropship Business</a></p> <br /><br /><br /><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/51971/Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-and-Valentine-s-Day-2011&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleySat, 04 Dec 2010 16:02:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:51971http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/51932/SEO-for-Facebook-to-Promote-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business#Comments0SEO for Facebook to Promote Your Ecommerce Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/51932/SEO-for-Facebook-to-Promote-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/likebuttonrev-resized-600.jpg" border="0" alt="dropship facebook" class="alignLeft" style="float:left" />Should you be bothering with SEO for your social media marketing on Facebook to promote your <a title="dropship business" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">dropship business</a>?<br /><br />YES!<br /><br />With over 600 million users, Facebook is huge! If you are using Facebook as one of your social media marketing platforms and not taking a little extra time to practice SEO best practices, you are leaving money on the table.<br /><br />Why?<br /><br />One very good reason is because Google is using a Real Time search and social media content plays a vital part in that as long as you are providing fresh, relevant content and updating on a frequent and regular basis.<br /><br />So, why not take maximum advantage of this exposure and use good SEO on Facebook? It will pay handsome dividends for your dropship business in terms of more traffic and sales.<br /><br /><a title="Want to unlock powerful SEO techniques? Download this FREE whitepaper now!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" target="_blank"><strong>Want to unlock powerful SEO techniques? Download this FREE whitepaper now!</strong></a><br /><br />Here are a few tips to help your Facebook content be more search engine friendly with SEO:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>Use great SEO, and when you add a link, be sure that it is trackable. This way, you can be well informed about where you spend your time. If Facebook isn&rsquo;t going to produce much buzz for you, for example, you might be better off concentrating your main social media marketing focus on another social site such as Twitter. You can use the Google URL builder to create trackable links, and then use a free URL shortened like Bit.ly to make your trackable link even better. </li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Facebook pages can be accessed by anyone, even if they aren&rsquo;t a member of the site. Profiles, on the other cannot. So don&rsquo;t worry about using SEO on your profile. Bearing in mind that the search engines access Facebook pages, be sure to fill out all of the information you possibly can in this space as this gives the search engine crawlers more to sink their little teeth into. Use targeted SEO! </li> </ul> <br /> <ul> <li>Another major difference between Profile pages and business Fan pages on Facebook is that although your profile doesn&rsquo;t allow a targeted URL, your business page will have a URL directly related to the name of the page. So be sure to name your page something keyword rich!</li> </ul> <br />These three tips can help you use SEO wisely on Facebook to grow and build your dropship business!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="Your E-Commerce Dropship Business: SEO Tips for Business Bloggers" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/38009/Your-E-Commerce-Dropship-Business-SEO-Tips-for-Business-Bloggers" target="_blank">Your E-Commerce Dropship Business: SEO Tips for Business Bloggers</a></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/51932/SEO-for-Facebook-to-Promote-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleyFri, 03 Dec 2010 16:27:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:51932http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/51876/Dropship-Tips-Keep-Up-With-Social-Media-Marketing-the-Easy-Way#Comments1Dropship Tips: Keep Up With Social Media Marketing the Easy Wayhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/51876/Dropship-Tips-Keep-Up-With-Social-Media-Marketing-the-Easy-Way<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/socialmedia again-resized-600.gif" border="0" alt="dropship social media" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If you have a <a title="dropship business" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">dropship business</a>, chances are you&rsquo;re using social media marketing to grow and build your traffic and sales, but finding time to keep up with all of the latest trends and changes can be challenging.<br /><br />One fairly easy way to do this is to let other people do it for you. Let someone else blaze a trail and then all you have to do is follow it. Much easier and certainly less time consuming than doing all of the groundwork and research yourself, no?<br /><br />So, if you decide to simply sit back and let others do the trailblazing regarding current trends and changes to the world of social media marketing, and then digest their findings, how do you know who these people are and where to find them on the internet?<br /><br />Well, you can let somebody else dig that information up for you, too! <br /><br /><a title="Download this FREE e-book now to learn inside secrets of social media marketing pros!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/use-social-media-marketing-to-increase-sales/" target="_blank"><strong>Download this FREE e-book now to learn inside secrets of social media marketing pros!</strong></a><br /><br />Here is a current list of some blogs that can be counted on to provide you with fresh, updated news about social media marketing:<br /><br /><a title="Social Media Examiner:" href="http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/" target="_blank">Social Media Examiner:</a> This is an excellent FREE online magazine always chock full of helpful and informative articles geared toward helping dropship entrepreneurs or other ecommerce business people make the most of social sites such as Twitter, Facebook and others. <br /><br /><a title="Chris Brogan:" href="http://www.chrisbrogan.com/" target="_blank">Chris Brogan:</a>&nbsp; Anybody with a smidgen of knowledge about social media marketing recognizes this name as a guru on the subject! President of New Marketing Labs, this guy knows what he&rsquo;s talking about and is guaranteed to make you more knowledgeable about the ins and outs of social media marketing if you read his blog. <br /><br /><a title="Mashable:" href="http://mashable.com/social-media/" target="_blank">Mashable:</a>&nbsp; A tried and true blog for all things social media! Mashable has a wealth of free info for all you ecommerce people who want to expand your horizons with social media marketing. You can gather tips, pointers and all the latest and greatest buzz about happenings on Facebook, Twitter and other social sites.<br /><br /><a title="Brian Solis:" href="http://www.briansolis.com/" target="_blank">Brian Solis:</a>&nbsp; Another social media marketing guru, he is co-founder of the Social Media Club and world renowned for his knowledge as well as expertise in branding and marketing. <br /><br />These will help you stay on top of social media marketing for your dropship business without reinventing the wheel every time you want to know the latest buzz!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="Dropship News: Social Media Marketing With Facebook" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/33700/Dropship-News-Social-Media-Marketing-With-Facebook" target="_blank">Dropship News: Social Media Marketing With Facebook</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/51876/Dropship-Tips-Keep-Up-With-Social-Media-Marketing-the-Easy-Way&bvt=rss">J. J. WhitleyThu, 02 Dec 2010 18:41:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:51876http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/51666/5-SEO-Tips-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business#Comments15 SEO Tips for Your Ecommerce Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/51666/5-SEO-Tips-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/DSA SEO.png" border="0" alt="seo dropship" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" />If you have an online <a title="dropship business" href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" target="_blank">dropship business</a> or other ecommerce endeavor, you need to be using SEO best practices in order to stay alive in the competitive atmosphere of the World Wide Web.<br /><br />Yes, competition is stiff! If you want to lead the pack of your competitors, or at the very least not fall hopelessly behind---you must employ great SEO.<br /><br />Keeping abreast of current SEO trends will keep your dropship business on the cutting edge and ensure you of getting a great spot on SERPs, or Search Engine Results Pages.<br /><br /><a title="Want to unlock secrets of SEO pros? Download this FREE whitepaper now &amp; get your business on the fast track to success!" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/what-is-seo/" target="_blank"><strong>Want to unlock secrets of SEO pros? Download this FREE whitepaper now &amp; get your business on the fast track to success!</strong></a><br /><br />Here are 5 timely tips that will help you keep your SEO up to snuff:<br /><br />1. Don&rsquo;t limit your products to only one category if they can legitimately fall into multiple categories. For example, if you are selling makeup, it could fall into several categories such as: lipstick, eye shadow, blush, etc. You get the idea. By using multiple categories, you increase your chances to use keyword rich, descriptive Meta tags, which is a big boost with Google and the other search engines.<br /><br />2. Have a separate landing page for each category. Link each sub-category to a main category and be sure that you use HTML anchor text that clearly describes the products.<br /><br />3. Various internet analysts have tested and concluded that only your first link will count with the search engines. For example, if you have a link to the product and another identical link to its image, whichever link comes first is the one that will be picked up by a search engine. So, make sure that your first link is great and SEO perfect!<br /><br />4. Update, update, update! Google, especially since the inception of its Real Time search, absolutely adores fresh, relevant content. So if you want to score some brownie points with Google&hellip;.which of course you do&hellip;.make sure to provide plenty of updated, relevant content on a frequent and regular basis. There are various ways to do this. You might allow User Reviews; have a blog for your business, a Users Forum, etc. <br /><br />5. Stay single! With your keywords, that is. If you think about it, it would seem to make sense to have your keywords plural. For instance, if you sell pet beds it would seem only natural to have your keywords &ldquo;pet beds.&rdquo; But the rub here is that the majority of searchers are not going to look for pet <em>beds</em>, plural, they&rsquo;re going to type &ldquo;pet bed," singular, into the search box. So always bear that in mind when using your prime keywords. Think like a searcher!<br /><br />Use these SEO tips to help build your dropship business and keep traffic and sales flowing and growing!<br /><br />If you liked this article, you may also like this one:&nbsp; <p class="title"><a title="SEO for Your eCommerce Dropship Website: What NOT to Do" href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/32874/SEO-for-Your-eCommerce-Dropship-Website-What-NOT-to-Do" target="_blank">SEO for Your eCommerce Dropship Website: What NOT to Do</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/51666/5-SEO-Tips-for-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 30 Nov 2010 17:20:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:51666