E-Commerce/Online Marketing

Online marketplaces tap India’s growing e-commerce – The Seattle Times

Monday, July 07, 2014

Until last year, all of Bhanu Priya’s sales of laptop computers came from customers who climbed two floors to her store in a dilapidated New Delhi building. Now, she gets an additional 3,000 orders a month from the Internet and has hired 10 people to handle the new business. Amazon.com, eBay and local competitors Flipkart.com and Snapdeal.com have built a $3 billion e-commerce market in India because of traders like Priya….

France’s Orange Readies Fresh Foray Into US Via E-Commerce Store – Wall Street Journal

Monday, July 07, 2014

PARIS—France’s former telecommunications monopoly is tiptoeing into the lucrative U.S. telecom market. Orange SA, formerly known as France Télécom, plans on Monday to launch an e-commerce website to sell smartphones, tablets and other gadgets to U.S. consumers. The website will also sell prepaid SIM cards that work on its French network so tourists going to France will be able to avoid exorbitant roaming costs. The new…

CBJ: Ask SCORE: Get results with right search engine optimization strategy – The Daily Progress

Monday, July 07, 2014

Posted: Sunday, July 6, 2014 6:56 pm CBJ: Ask SCORE: Get results with right search engine optimization strategy Once upon a time, being “found” in cyberspace was just about all most small businesses wanted. Usually, with a search engine optimization strategy that encompassed using some well-placed keywords, your website would start appearing in a search engine’s results list. With more customers making greater use of search engines to locate products…

France’s Orange Readies Fresh Foray Into US Via E-Commerce Store – Wall Street Journal

Sunday, July 06, 2014

PARIS—France’s former telecommunications monopoly is tiptoeing into the lucrative U.S. telecom market. Orange SA, formerly known as France Télécom, plans on Monday to launch an e-commerce website to sell smartphones, tablets and other gadgets to U.S. consumers. The website will also sell prepaid SIM cards that work on its French network so tourists going to France will be able to avoid exorbitant roaming costs. The new…

Online marketplaces tap India’s growing e-commerce – The Seattle Times

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Until last year, all of Bhanu Priya’s sales of laptop computers came from customers who climbed two floors to her store in a dilapidated New Delhi building. Now, she gets an additional 3,000 orders a month from the Internet and has hired 10 people to handle the new business. Amazon.com, eBay and local competitors Flipkart.com and Snapdeal.com have built a $3 billion e-commerce market in India because of traders like Priya….

Online marketplaces tap India’s growing e-commerce – The Seattle Times

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Until last year, all of Bhanu Priya’s sales of laptop computers came from customers who climbed two floors to her store in a dilapidated New Delhi building. Now, she gets an additional 3,000 orders a month from the Internet and has hired 10 people to handle the new business. Amazon.com, eBay and local competitors Flipkart.com and Snapdeal.com have built a $3 billion e-commerce market in India because of traders like Priya….

Online marketplaces tap India’s growing e-commerce – The Seattle Times

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Until last year, all of Bhanu Priya’s sales of laptop computers came from customers who climbed two floors to her store in a dilapidated New Delhi building. Now, she gets an additional 3,000 orders a month from the Internet and has hired 10 people to handle the new business. Amazon.com, eBay and local competitors Flipkart.com and Snapdeal.com have built a $3 billion e-commerce market in India because of traders like Priya….

Online marketplaces tap India’s growing e-commerce – The Seattle Times

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Until last year, all of Bhanu Priya’s sales of laptop computers came from customers who climbed two floors to her store in a dilapidated New Delhi building. Now, she gets an additional 3,000 orders a month from the Internet and has hired 10 people to handle the new business. Amazon.com, eBay and local competitors Flipkart.com and Snapdeal.com have built a $3 billion e-commerce market in India because of traders like Priya….

Advanced Ecommerce SEO (On-Page): Outranking Big Box Superstores – Huffington Post

Thursday, July 03, 2014

E-commerce product verticals are becoming increasingly competitive in organic search, with an ever-expanding amount of vendors and store owners battling for positions. Most e-commerce store owners are crushed in search by Big Box sites like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy, largely because these bigger players have bigger budgets, higher domain authority, aged and seasoned website history, and hundreds of thousands of pages, but that does not necessarily mean they are…

How To Create A Website With Maximum SEO Potential – Forbes

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

While it’s usually possible to effectively optimize an existing website, it’s generally most efficient to build the necessary SEO components into the site design and architecture right from the get-go. Whether you’re hiring a designer, using a pre-built template or building your site from scratch, it’s important to understand the basics of how to build an SEO-friendly website. Following are 8 of the most important factors you should incorporate if…

Breaking Down Page Speed Events For SEO Gain – Search Engine Land

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

We all know page speed is important to SEO, but how can we accurately — and quickly — assess if our performance is good enough? Identify where the issues actually lie? While Google’s Page Speed tool is excellent for diagnosing page issues, site-wide testing requires more. Also, taking a single performance snapshot doesn’t cut it for getting a true assessment of your page load times; so what tools…

Mobile SEO: Optimizing in the App-Store – ADOTAS

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Comment Print Article Email Permalink Written on Jul 1, 2014  Author PR  | By Direct Agents SEO Analyst Alex Levin, and Junior Analyst Brendan Strauss As mobile internet usage is growing by 61% annually, virtually all smartphone users are now using their devices for search, and the once PC-based SEO has had to evolve into the mobile world (Cisco). Mobile SEO is gaining in popularity across the industry, as businesses…

7 Critical SEO Mistakes Most Website Owners Make – Forbes

Friday, June 27, 2014

Websites are no longer a luxury; they’re now a necessity for businesses in nearly all industries in order to remain competitive. In perhaps misguided competitive spirit, website owners are increasingly adopting aggressive marketing tactics that are more likely to harm their website visibility in search engines rather than help it. Are you making any of the mistakes listed below? 1. Keyword Over-Optimization Prior to the release of Google’s Panda and…

Globby Helps Small Shops Take Advantage Of Southeast Asia’s Booming E … – TechCrunch

Friday, June 27, 2014

Mobile penetration is especially high in Southeast Asia, and still growing, and the increase in mobile devices also fuels a promising e-commerce market. The problem for many vendors, however, is how to bring their brick-and-mortar stores online. A Singapore-based startup named Globby (short for Global Blaze Solutions) wants to be the e-commerce platform of choice for Southeast Asia’s stores (and differentiate from other e-commerce platforms like Shopify and Magento) by…

Globby Helps Small Shops Take Advantage Of Southeast Asia’s Booming E … – TechCrunch

Friday, June 27, 2014

Mobile penetration is especially high in Southeast Asia, and still growing, and the increase in mobile devices also fuels a promising e-commerce market. The problem for many vendors, however, is how to bring their brick-and-mortar stores online. A Singapore-based startup named Globby (short for Global Blaze Solutions) wants to be the e-commerce platform of choice for Southeast Asia’s stores (and differentiate from other e-commerce platforms like Shopify and Magento) by…

True Confessions of a Former SEO Whore – Huffington Post

Friday, June 27, 2014

Admittedly, my digital marketing career never really took off until I started doing SEO in 2007. And up until January of 2012, I was still professionally known as that “SEO guy.” For you SEOs reading this, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Small business owners loved to talk to me about their websites and I listened to them all. Most who knew me would pawn their friends with websites…

11 Hot SEO Tools Every Publisher Should Use – Huffington Post

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Search engine optimization is a crucial part of any brand’s online marketing strategy. Without a cleverly crafted and well-executed SEO strategy, it’s likely that your website and/or business will miss out on valuable impressions, clicks, and sales. However, despite the fact that SEO plays an inarguably important role in the success of my business, many online publishers continue to neglect their SEO strategy, usually due to a lack of experience…

When Is SEO The Wrong Choice? – Forbes

Monday, June 23, 2014

As the owner of an SEO firm, it would be tempting for me to tell you, and everyone else, that SEO is always the first place to spend your marketing dollars. I believe that SEO, when executed correctly and under the right circumstances, provides a better long term return on investment than any other form of marketing. But there are circumstances that make SEO less than ideal for some companies….

Search Engine Optimization Is Ever-Changing: 2014 SEO Trends You Need to … – Huffington Post

Friday, June 20, 2014

With the recent Panda 4.0 Google algorithm update, SEO is beginning to change in 2014. Changing best practices, keywords and relevancy are just some of the issues businesses now face. It is important to keep up with the latest trends in the space so that your business doesn’t find itself on the wrong side of a Google manual penalty that keeps you from showing up in Google’s organic results. Here…

Mr. Dirt Cheap: Deepak Agarwal Started In Erotica. Today He’s An E-commerce … – Forbes

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Already 15 minutes late to his next meeting, Deepak Agarwal stands on a corner in Manhattan’s Diamond District, waiting for a hired car to whisk him 20 blocks south. The 29-year-old founder of a bargain-bin e-retailer called Nomorerack.com has just finished placing orders with a jeweler inside a stuffy, dimly lit fifth-floor office. Next up: a bedding merchant. Short and plump, Agarwal perspires in the late spring heat. A buzz…