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WooCommerce SEO Tips – How to Get The Most Out of Yoast SEO

If you’re running an online store you’re most likely using one of the following top three eCommerce platforms; WooCommerce, Shopify or Magento. In 2018 WooCommerce had the largest eCommerce market share with 21% which is mainly due to its ease of use, scalability and SEO capabilities.

Now, I’m not saying that just by using WooCommerce will make your website rank better on Google but there are several plugins that make the job a lot easier. One of these plugins is Yoast SEO and is the number one ranking SEO plugin for WooCommerce. It’s free, simple to use and gives you guidance when optimising your website.

You still have to put the work in to make your website appear for relevant search phrases in Google, but if you research your target keywords and follow the guidance from Yoast, you’ll be heading the right direction.

What I’m going to show you in this article is how to set up Yoast SEO and make the most of its analysis and recommendations. Even if you’re already using Yoast there are some hidden settings that can help your website rank better in Google.

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Quick SEO Wins in 6 Easy Steps

Quick SEO wins, is it possible? In our previous article, “SEO or PPC – Which is Better For Online Sales?”, I compared the strengths and weaknesses of SEO and PPC. There are many strengths for using search engine optimisation to improve your website traffic but one of the weaknesses of SEO is speed.

Generally, SEO campaigns can take several months before you see a major increase in website visitors. Before you write-off SEO, there are some easy quick SEO wins you can achieve to make your website appear higher in Google.

If your website can be found on Google it means that Google does like your website. But if it’s only appearing on pages two or below then it’s a problem for your business. Most people using Google don’t venture off page one, so page one is where you want to be to get the most website traffic and visibility.

What I’m going to show you today is a quick way of finding which website pages are already ranking on pages two and three and how to give them a push in the right direction with some on-page optimisation.

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SEO or PPC – Which is Better For Online Sales?

If you’re new to eCommerce or a seasoned retailer, there’s only one thing that counts… making sales! Deciding how you’re going to attract new customers and where you’re going to spend your digital marketing budget can be a bit of a minefield.

You’ve most likely come across SEO and PPC (pay-per-click) when researching ways to market your business but which is the best for you… SEO or PPC? Today we’re going to look at the strengths and weaknesses of SEO and PPC, letting you know which could work best for you in the short and long term, increasing your sales.

So let’s take a look at the different options.

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8 Local SEO Hacks to Increase Sales and Footfall

Do you want your business to be seen when potential customers are searching for local products/services?

Unfortunately, there’s no guaranteed way of getting listed in Google’s local 3-pack, but by working on your local SEO you can make your website more visible.

But first, why is local SEO important for businesses and can it really increase online and offline sales? Here are some local search stats.

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5 Actionable SEO Techniques If You’re Short On Time

Are you short on time but want to do something about your poor Google position?

Although SEO is a long-term strategy there are some quick actionable SEO techniques you can do today to increase your visibility in Google.

You’re not going to go straight to the top of page 1, but if you’re short on time and budget these simple changes will give your website a push in the right direction.

Let’s get into it!

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Short Tail vs Long Tail Keywords – Which Should You Use?

*Updated from April 2017

Keywords – the lifeblood of search engines. But which keywords should you be using on your website to get the most visitors and appear at the top of Google?

The first question you need to ask yourself is, what do you want to achieve? More visitors viewing your website or more visitors ready to buy from you?

The next thing you need to know is the different type of keywords available and which ones are the best to use for an effective SEO strategy. After you’ve done your extensive keyword research, finding the best keywords related to your business, you’ll have a list of short tail and long tail keywords which will make a good starting point.

So which keywords should you use?

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Blog SEO: How to Optimise Your Content

Last week we showed you how to find new ideas for blog articles with ease. Now that you’re a content producing machine, this week we’re going to show you how to optimise your blog article for maximum impact.

Blog SEO isn’t difficult. A well-optimised article will give your content maximum exposure and let people find the answers they are searching for. So, now that you have your blog topic and you’re ready to start writing, where do you begin?

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Finding Ideas for Blog Articles with Ease

You might have heard the saying “content is king” when you’ve been looking for new ways to market your business. Well it’s true. Creating good high quality content is a great way to; attract new visitors to your website, the perfect opportunity to target new or long tail keywords, and it shows that you know what you’re talking about.

This is all well and good but coming up with a new blog article can be a struggle. Most small businesses aim to publish blog articles 1-10 times per month which can be used on their website, email newsletters, social media channels or a video script. When you’re publishing content on a regular basis it’s easy to burn through ideas quickly.

We’re going to help you never worry about thinking of a new blog article again and set you on the path of being a content producing machine. But first of all what makes a good blog article?

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Actionable eCommerce SEO Tips for Online Retailers

You’ve got a great product, a slick looking eCommerce site but you’re not getting any visitors and not making any sales… what gives?

Most online retailers struggle with search engine optimisation (SEO) because there is a lot of work to put in. Your site is constantly changing with product updates, fulfilling orders, deliveries and stock management, plus your daily business tasks and social media marketing.

However, with the right knowledge and some hard work you can easily make some improvements and start to rise above the competition.

Like any website, eCommerce sites need visitors. But you need the right kind of visitors – ones that are ready to buy from you. By raising the position of your website within Google you can increase the number of visitors you will receive compared to other websites selling similar products and increase your chances of making the all-important sale.

If you follow the changes in this article you will vastly improve your eCommerce SEO and start to improve your visitors and sales.

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