Domain Extensions: Why You Should Stick With What Works

If you’re new to ecommerce and websites you can read my guide to domain names and why you need one. Another question which seems to come up a lot when somebody is picking a domain name is which is the best extension to go for? Domain Extensions for SEO Technically it shouldn’t really make a […]

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Interview: Rich Blake of Just Keyrings

This is the first in a series of interviews with eCommerce website owners / managers and Rich of Just Keyrings has been kind enough to share his thoughts with us: “Let’s start with a little bit about Just Keyrings, when did you launch the site and what made you decide to get into the Keyring […]

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What is a domain name and why do you need one?

Domain names, along with hosting, are a key ingredient to any website whether it be an ecommerce one or not, find out exactly what they are and why they are important. Domain names, or domains for short are unique identifiers which all Internet users use to locate your content. They are tied to something called […]

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5 Ways to Make Your New eCommerce Business Appear Bigger than It Is

If you’re launching your ecommerce site on a shoestring budget, like many of us have, then here is a list of 5 inexpensive tips to help make your site look and feel more professional in the eyes of customers. 1. Get a Decent Telephone Number Unless your business is targeting a specific geographic region then […]

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How to Automatically Monitor your Competitors with No Effort

Okay I lied a little bit, this method of automatically and instantly monitoring your competitors online activities takes a whole 2 minutes to setup but requires zero on-going effort. Oh, and it’s completely free as well! How would you like to know when your competitors do any of the following? Add a new section to […]

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Which hosting account should I use for my ecommerce website?

Over the many years that I’ve been involved with websites I have owned and used quite a few different hosting packages from a variety of suppliers. I think the first one I ever paid for was a shared account with Webfusion and I don’t remember having it for very long really, my memories of it […]

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What different types of eCommerce hosting are available?

A basic requirement of running your own ecommerce website is having a host, but what exactly is a host and what are the differences between them? Essentially hosting is simply a combination of disk space (to store your files) and a server operating system (to run your site). Server Types There are two basic choices […]

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Getting Your First Sale

Are you planning your first ecommerce site? Maybe you’re bogged down in the day to day process of running your site and need a lift? Here’s a little post to give you some inspiration or a fond smile of remembrance… It was winter 2008 and I was sat in front of my computer tinkering with […]

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My Ecommerce History

Obviously if I’m writing and publishing articles on an ecommerce blog then I guess it would help if I knew something about ecommerce really… My first encounter with ecommerce came in 2005 although I had been developing websites in other fields for a few years before that. It was through my local SEO consultancy business […]

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5 Easy Link Building Tips for eCommerce Websites

Here are some link building techniques with my take on them and how you could apply them to your eCommerce website. 1. Directory Links There are many website directories which are basically pages of links to other websites categorised together, examples of some directories are: Yahoo Directory Best Of The Web DMOZ – Open Directory […]

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