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Attracting Spiders To Your Ecommerce Site: 3 Online Marketing Resources You Should Be Using

Oct 17, 2007
The search engines are still the biggest factor in driving Internet traffic, which is why you need to keep up with online marketing trends that can help you better your web site's search positioning. According to Internet marketing strategist Catherine Seda, of http://DriveTrafficToday.com, there are several e-marketing trends that lend themselves quite well to helping your web site achieve higher natural rankings. Advises Seda, "These are easy-to-use, powerful tools you can use to attract the search engine spiders by supplying the fresh, relevant content they're looking for."

* Blogging

Besides providing you with exposure to highly targeted traffic that you can drive directly to your web site, blogging also gives your site a boost in the search rankings. Search engines love new content and links, and that's exactly what blogs give them. Whether you create a blog, or just post helpful information and tips on blogs that appeal to your market demographic, you gain quality back links to your web site.

If you prefer to start slowly, try a site like http://BlogPulse.com or http://IceRocket.com. Type in keywords to find blogs related to your niche market, and post useful comments with a link back to your site. Or if you're ready to commit to managing your own blog, you can get started on http://Blogger.com, http://WordPress.com, or http://blogs.eBay.com.

* Social Networks

Social networking sites like Flickr, YouTube, and MySpace allow you to share information in a community environment. Flickr is a photo sharing site; MySpace covers all kinds of information; and YouTube is primarily for sharing videos. Each site represents a huge consumer base and presents you with the chance to reach a whole new audience of shoppers - a built-in listening and viewing audience.

These kind of social online communities enable viral marketing - users see something, comment on it, and send it on to their friends. For this reason, social networks should play very importantly into your overall marketing strategy. Most social sites allow you to create a profile page which you can link to your business site, and that link potential helps drive your site's rankings. And because your profiles are stand-alone pages within each community, they can also be ranked by the engines, further increasing the value of the created back links.

* Press Releases and Article Distribution

Another way to strengthen your positioning is to write articles and press releases and submit them to a distribution service like http://PRWeb.com or http://NewsForce.com. Both sites have writing tools that show you where to insert relevant keywords to achieve the best SEO results.

The more content you can get out on the web, the more you'll attract those spiders. Often, you can send out a press release for under $100, that may get picked up by any number of relevant web sites and blogs. And most PR services offer statistical reports, so you can measure the results of your advertising dollars.

Gaining good search engine positioning doesn't have to be an unsolvable mystery - it's really just a matter of putting into practice the things you know to do. States Seda, "Too many E-Biz owners don't use the resources at their disposal. Employing these very simple techniques can really bolster your rankings - and that means more exposure, more sales, and ultimately, higher profits."
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