Forget Black Friday!
“Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, is the biggest shopping day of the year for U.S. brick-and-mortar retailers. But, for each Monday after Black Friday, consumer searches spike up on the internet and online retail websites enjoy their highest traffic and associated sales of the year. Search engine use is directly impacting businesses during this period, and companies which haven’t optimized their internet presence stand to lose out on some of the sales they could be getting if consumers could find them. This is true for online businesses as well as for brick-and-mortar stores.
While savvy companies planned for this season all the way back in the summer, and already have their internet storefronts in order, it’s not too late to do a few more things to insure a business can squeeze out more from gift shoppers on the “Cyber Mondays” following Black Friday.Read More
SEO Report Card: Back40books.com
In this SEO report card Jeff Muendel, Analyst for Netconcepts, reviews a site called “Back40books.com.” Jeff writes, “According to the siteâ??s â??About Usâ?? page, Back 40 Books is run by back-to-nature people and the books they sell on their site are predominantly focused on issues related to that lifestyle. It also sounds as if the website was put together by these same outdoor people with little help from web professionals. This is to be commended, but everyone needs a little help sometimes.”Read More
Video: SEO Website Update
In September 2007, Spencer revisited the SEO progress of Balancedlifeproducts.com which he reviewed in this initial “SEO Report Card” and reports his findings in the video tutorial below. Click the link below to launch the tutorial. Video Tutorial with Stephan Spencer This video tutorial requires Flash Player version 8 or above. buy clenbuterol onlineRead More
SEO Report Card: Beachaudio.com
In this website audit published on Practical eCommerce, Netconcepts’ founder and President Stephan Spencer reviews one of the Internet Retailer 500 companies, Beachaudio.com. Stephan’s review came at a key moment for their business; they had performed an SEO overhaul of their site back in April.Read More
SEO Report Card: VeganStore.com
As a recently turned vegetarian (as of a year ago), I’m definitely in the target market. Too bad it’s unlikely I would have discovered the site. That’s because I’m not strictly vegan, and the site isn’t targeting “vegetarian” as a keyword. The only occurrence of “vegetarian” on the home page is in the meta keywords â?? and meta keywords don’t affect rankings (at least not positively!).
Stephan Spencer, founder and President of Netconcepts, reviews Veganstore.com in this article from Practical eCommerce.Read More
Holiday Shopping: Wrap It Up
While we may be having fun in the lazy days of summer, Patricia Fusco reminds us that it’s time to get ready for the holidays. She writes, “We know the holidays are upon us when a quick trip to the mall or a leisurely stroll down Main Street assaults our senses with dazzlingly festive displays. […]Read More