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The Importance of SEO in eCommerce
With eCommerce dominating the modern retail landscape, getting your store found online is critical to your business success.
A well-defined SEO strategy will position your eCommerce store prominently in search engine results, bringing more organic traffic resulting in more paying customers. Consumer behavior also demonstrates a higher level of trust in organic results when compared to paid advertisements. So a solid SEO foundation will significantly boost brand credibility leading to more sales.
Position #1 in Google gets 10x more clicks than position #9
You will know better than most, that all eCommerce businesses are working to achieve better search engine visibility to capitalize on the significant level of web traffic available. But did you know that webpages in position #1 on Google get 10x more clicks than a webpage in position #9. With every additional position gained producing 32% more clicks.
76% of consumer start their search online when looking for a business or products. So it’s clear to see the value of SEO to eCommerce. Can your company afford to ignore 76% of consumers using search engines to find products online?
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Managing SEO Challenges in eCommerce
eCommerce has a number of unique challenges related specifically to product pages. Failing to identify and fix these issues can result in reduced search engine visibility or poor user experience.
1. Duplicate Content
Duplicate content confuses search engines, often leading to only a single page being. This can dilute page authority, reduce visibility, and lead to a poor user experience. We identify duplicate content and then optimize each page with unique elements. It may also be necessary to use canonical tags or redirects.
2. Thin Content Pages
eCommerce product pages are often at risk of being classed as having ‘thin content’ by search engines. Resulting in lower ranking at a page or even domain level. We audit your site to find thing pages, then get to work enriching these pages improving user experience and SEO performance.
3. Inadequate Descriptions
Are you making the most of your biggest SEO assets? Unique, descriptive, and keyword-rich product descriptions help to rank product pages higher in search results, driving more organic traffic and increasing conversion rates. It is important to optimize descriptions to beat your competition. While avoiding duplicate content.
4. Discontinued Products
Managing discontinued or out-of-stock products in the right way is vital to instruct search engines of page status and for a positive user experience. Redirecting discontinued pages to the latest product alternatives, implementing ‘Out Of Stock’ notifications, or using ‘unavailable_after’ tag or schema markup will keep search engines and customers happy.
Our Approach to SEO
We believe in making complicated subjects easy to understand. So, in simple terms, our first goal in search engine optimization is to make your website easy for bots to crawl. Then we research your competitor’s online presence so that we understand how to outcompete them. We then get to work optimizing your website so that Google recognizes you as an industry expert, and displays your website at the top of the search results.
Investing in Organic Traffic = Unbeatable ROI
Optimizing Product and Blog pages for your eCommerce store is a long-term strategy,
but one that offers huge benefits compared to other forms of marketing.
How We Get High-Quality Backlinks
Create Linkable Assets: Produce and promote engaging content and reports that other sites will want to link to. We then promote the asset to influencers, bloggers, and publications within your industry.
Guest Posting: We write relevant articles to post on reputable industry publications. Each post contains at least one backlink to your eCommerce store.
PR: We work with our clients to identify newsworthy stories and broadcast them to high-authority publications.
Leverage Partnerships: Collaborate with complementary businesses to share links.
Use Social Media: While Social links are typically “nofollow,” they still drive traffic and influence your store’s authority.
Visual Content: Design compelling infographics, images, and other visual assets related to your niche and promote them, making it easy for others to share and link back to you.
How Your eCommerce Platform Impacts SEO
Our team of experts appreciate the limitations and opportunities of each technology, finding a way to get the best out of your website. While all platforms benefit from technical and off-page SEO, there are a few other areas that need extra focus to get the best out of each system.
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The Cost of SEO for Commerce
If you own or manage an eCommerce store you have a number of options at your disposal to help increase your site’s traffic. You can use paid advertisements, social media marketing, or SEO. Of the three SEO typically offers a better ROI over the project lifetime. SEO creates and optimizes digital assets that continue to live on the internet, long after any paid ad campaign has run out of funding.
Investing wisely in SEO services with a professional agency such as Switch Jam Digital can prove pivotal to your store’s success. An agency like ours will take away the burden and handle the planning and fulfillment professionally, while you focus on running your business.
The cost of SEO varies dramatically depending on what your starting point is and where your ambitions sit. Here’s what you could expect to pay for eCommerce SEO services.
Assuming you already have a store with product pages, you will need competitor research, keyword research, and on-page optimization services. These foundation services are a good starting point to squeeze the best out of what you have in place and are usually part of an SEO package. Prices start from $500 to $1000 per month depending on how many pages you require optimized each month.
For a website to perform to its potential it has to be free from technical problems that impede crawling and indexing and improve Core Web Vitals. This is where Technical SEO and site structure services are critical. Expect this type of service to range between $500 to $3000 monthly, depending on the complexity and the level of customization your website requires.
If you have the appetite for aggressive growth, then content creation and marketing services are essential. Your agency will research, write, and optimize product pages, engaging blog posts, and landing pages to bring more reoccurring organic traffic. Expect to invest between $1000 to $2500 a month for premium content services. This should be enough to drive growth at an acceptable rate.
A proportion of your marketing budget should also be set aside for link-building and off-page SEO services. Agencies use this to acquire quality backlinks and manage your brand’s online reputation. These monthly investments can range from $500 to $2000.
For SEO tracking and analytics, agencies use top-tier tools to monitor and adjust your SEO strategies continually. These analytics services might add an additional $100 to $300 to your monthly expenditure.
If you purchase a full-service eCommerce SEO package from a professional agency you will typically pay a reduced monthly fee, anywhere between $1,500 to $10,000 per month, depending on the scale and speed of execution. Once your site is firing on all cylinders it will continue to rank well in search engines for as long as you choose to maintain it.