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How to Increase Awareness and Generate Leads with Local SEO

The rise of Local SEO has made it easier for businesses to increase brand awareness and generate leads through search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Unlike conventional searches, local ones include a “where” component such as an address or city. Search engines are now prioritizing local businesses in these searches, providing opportunities for those businesses to reach a larger audience. Plus, investing in local search rankings doesn’t require a large financial investment, making it a cost-effective marketing tool. The Google Places feature is the primary tool for local search marketing on the web and is largely free. Bing and Yahoo also offer local business listings. Business websites should be optimized for geo-targeted keywords.

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Introduction

Your business has powerful partners that are working hard to help you increase brand awareness and generate new leads. Are you taking advantage of Google, Yahoo, and Bing’s new focus on Local SEO?

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What is Local vs. Conventional Search?

Local search queries differ from conventional searches in that you are adding a “where” component, such as an address, a city, or a zipcode, to the “what” component (keyword, product, service, etc) that you are looking for. For years, these searches have often been dominated by national competitors: large directory sites with thousands of pages and other non-local SEO powerhouses. Now, the game has changed, and search engines want to feature your local business, your products, and your services.

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Those companies without a local presence are finding it harder and harder to compete for these valuable search queries – searches that are increasingly being performed from smartphones and other mobile devices by consumers who are immediately looking to make a purchase.

Why the focus on Local SEO?

Consumers have always been in need of local products and services. What’s changed is their behavior and the tools they use to perform local searches. Traditionally, local directories like the Yellow Pages, along with newspapers and local magazines, supplied this information, but the digital age has changed all that. Computers and search engines have replaced the Yellow Pages and increasingly, smartphones and other mobile devices are your computers. When was the last time you picked up a copy of the Yellow Pages to order food or look for a local service or product?

What’s currently happening online is that many sites are battling the search engines for your local attention. While Google is still dominant (and has been since rolling out Google Maps in 2004), the landscape has changed: in addition to Yahoo! and Bing, many new local options like FourSquare, Yelp, Merchant Circle, and Urban Spoon are giving consumers what they want – reviews and feedback on local merchants and their services or products.

All of this focus on local search means that now is the perfect time to roll out a local SEO strategy and grow your business.

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Cost a Concern? Local SEO is Budget Friendly

It is possible to achieve great local search rankings without a large SEO investment – as long as you are willing to invest the time. Local business listings, when optimized, can quickly achieve first-page exposure and will outperform expensive, traditional advertising.

Study after study illustrates that organic search traffic converts at a higher rate than most other marketing channels. Consumers are actively seeking you out – this makes search marketing much more effective than traditional “interruption” marketing.

The Great Equalizer

Google’s focus on local businesses has resulted in a dramatic change in search results compared to the past. Geo-targeted searches return Google Maps listings that level the playing field for small businesses that have one huge edge over national competitors: a local address.

How to Increase Awareness and Generate Leads with Local SEO 10Without that all-important street address, it makes little difference how much money these companies throw at SEO. You can rank well and get in front of potential customers when and where they are shopping. This makes local search one of your most powerful tools for building brand awareness and establishing credibility and authority.

There’s an App for That – Local and Mobile

Whether you’re an iPhone, Droid, or Blackberry user, one thing is clear– the user experience on mobile puts everything at your fingertips. Apps that tie into Google Maps or other local listings will often eliminate search listings altogether and only pull from these niche listings. Your business details, reviews, and driving directions are at your customers’ fingertips, and the only way you miss out is if you aren’t listed locally.

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Local Search and Google

Google Local Success Starts with Google Places

Google Places is the #1 place for local search marketing on the Web, and it’s largely free. Google Places gives your business visibility to potential customers even if you don’t have a website. More than likely, you have seen Google Places listings recently when you have searched for services or products in a specific city. People performing these types of searchers are HOT buyers and they want to buy locally. Google realized this and has slowly transitioned Google Places into a powerful tool for local search.

Keep in Mind that Google Places is not a Directory

Google Places displays listings as ranked by a mathematical formula (algorithm). So, your business may not always appear on the same keyword search in the same order or even in the same category day-to-day. Google states that:

  • “Changes are automated and impartial.”
  • “Having a correct, comprehensive, and up-to-date listing is the most effective way to ensure the best possible ranking.”
  • “Google Maps ranks business listings based on their relevance to the search terms entered, along with geographic distance (where indicated) and other factors. Sometimes our search technology decides that a business that’s farther away from your location is more likely to have what you’re looking for than a business that’s closer.”
  • “Google Maps and Google Places are a free service, so there’s no way to request or pay for a better ranking. We also can’t provide additional details about our ranking algorithm. We do our best to keep the details of the algorithm confidential in order to make the ranking system as fair as possible for everyone.”

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The Evolution of Google Places

In September 2004, Google launched its “Google Local” business listings with maps. “Google Maps,” a more extended mapping feature, was launched in April 2005, featuring “satellite view” and directions, and quickly that was merged together to form “Google Places.”

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Integration with Organic Search Listings

For many years, Google Places listings have dominated local search results and you are probably very familiar with the “7-pack” search results, which display a local map and the top 7 local businesses corresponding to your keyword query. These results frustrated many companies’ local SEO efforts because they pushed companies with great organic search ranks far down page 1 (best case) and onto the second page (worst case).

Enter the “0-Pack”

November 2010 ushered in a dramatic new look and feel for many local search results, one which integrated the “7 pack” results with their corresponding organic search results.

This new look can now be found in many markets, as can the traditional 7-pack results, which don’t appear to be phasing out entirely.

What You Need to Know: The Zero-pack emphasizes the importance of optimizing both your Google Places listing as well as your organic listing – local companies with a focus on each seem to have the edge right now. Here’s a snapshot of this new look:

As you can see, Google’s new layout gives businesses significantly more exposure than the 7-pack layout. Plus, the new results take up more real estate, which further spotlights the 3-4 optimized listings that rank near the top.

So how do you ensure that top ranking? Let’s discuss that now.

Building a Powerful Google Places Listing

Listen to Google. Google provides you with concise directions on how to build your business’s places page. Before you begin, there are a few things you should understand that will help ensure that Google Places is having maximum Local SEO impact.

Consistency – Conventional SEO puts a high premium on having the proper keywords in place…for good reason. Google Places does give you plenty of opportunities to tell visitors what search terms your business relates to but you also need to ensure that your business information is consistent with the contact information (address, phone, URL, etc) found on your primary domain AND any citation sites. Google needs to be able to trust you, and when they see consistent business information across multiple sources, it helps.

Completion – Complete your Google Places listing. So many businesses go halfway and provide the bare minimum, but a thorough, complete Google Places listing will rank better and provide a stronger user experience. This means photos, videos, and coupons – Google allows you to include a lot of information, and remember: It’s ALL FREE.

Citations – To Google, citations equate to trust in the same way backlinks do. Citations are loosely defined as a link from an authoritative source or directory, review site, or local pages directory. Citation links help establish trust with Google through the validation of business information. Be sure that all citations accurately represent your business address, phone, URL, and other pertinent information (as mentioned above in the category section).

Note: Be sure to check out our citation source list in the conclusion section

Here is a quick rundown of what an effective Google Places listing entails:

Business Name

  • Represent your business in the exact same way that it appears offline.
  • Save taglines, phone numbers, or URLs for their appropriate place. Inclusion here might appear as an attempt to manipulate results.

Business Location

The location appears to play a key role in the places algorithm. Follow these guidelines carefully:

  • Use the exact same street-level address that you should have listed in the footer section of your website. Consistency is key.
  • Keep in mind that this needs to be a physical address, not a P.O. Box.
  • One is listing per physical business location – even if you operate in a larger service area. Don’t worry – you can designate your service areas separately.
  • Do you have multiple specialties in the same office? Create a listing for your offices and a separate listing for each practitioner. According to Google’s standards, this should not appear manipulative.
  • Remember, this is about trust and consistency across many different information sources; if your address is somewhat rural or miles away from a city’s “epicenter” zip code, you might be tempted to list just the city name.
  • Multiple business locations? Create listings for each!

Website and Phone

  • Provide a phone number that connects to your individual business location as directly as possible, and provide one website that represents your individual business location.
  • Your phone number SHOULD be a local number for maximum impact.
  • Also, know that you should not select the “verify listing by phone” option if you use an automated phone system. Google’s system can only provide your verification PIN to a live person or voicemail.

Categories

Here is where your keywords will come into play.

  • Keep in mind that Google Places categories should say what your business IS, not what it does. For example, If you are a law firm, that is your category. Not “personal injury attorney.”
  • Google will provide category suggestions – you can override these and create your own, but the inclusion of location keywords will appear as an attempt to manipulate the listings.
  • Get as specific as you can within categories. Say you have a book store; try to choose a specific category like “college books store, “comic books,” “used book store,” “new books,” or “rare and antique books.”
  • Also, check and correct listings for your business on citation sites such as YellowPages.com and SuperPages.com because Google aggregates information about your business from another website to determine under what categories and for what keywords your Google Places business listing appears.

Advanced Tips – Reviews

Customer reviews will usually appear with your Google business listing. It’s smart to have customers and colleagues create Google Maps reviews for your business.

Positive reviews are a powerful motivating factor for Google users deciding which business to buy from. First, your reviewer must locate your business in Google Maps, click “More info,” and then click “Write a review,” then write the review, choose a rating, and click “Save.”

Important note: They must be logged into their Google Account to write a review. If they’re not logged in they’ll be prompted to either sign in or create a Google Account. Their Google Account nickname will appear next to the review.

Google also pulls reviews in from 3rd party resources – this means those reviews can create incredible exposure for your brand. This can be a double-edged sword, though and many businesses have experienced problems with inaccurate or unjustified negative reviews.

Google advises, “If you’re concerned about a review that was submitted through Google Maps, click the Flag as inappropriate link found under the review and submit a report. If we find that the review is in violation of our Google Maps policies, we’ll remove it. Some reviews found on Maps listings are created on third-party websites such as Yelp, CitySearch, Yahoo, and Trip Advisor. If you feel that a review from a third-party site is inaccurate, you would have to express your concerns to the webmaster of the site where the review was posted. If the review is removed from the third-party website, the change will also be reflected on Google.”

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Yahoo and Bing Local

Yahoo Local (only available in the U.S.)

Much like Google Places, Yahoo offers a thorough local business listing that is tied directly into their search engine. Unlike Google, Yahoo’s local listings are not tied to a local area map.

How to Increase Awareness and Generate Leads with Local SEO 15If you are using Yahoo for local searches in the U.S., it is likely that you will see local directory results. Unlike Google, Yahoo offers a free basic listing but withholds many extended features for their “enhanced” listings which cost $9.95/mo.

The free basic listing is limited to the following:

  • Contact information: phone, website, address
  • Hours of operation
  • Products or Services

Enhanced listings include the above plus:

  • Your logo and tagline
  • Up to 10 company photos
  • Detailed business description

Like Google, Yahoo integrates reviews from many different social networks and includes them in your local listing under a tab entitled “web reviews.” Yahoo also indexes review content, which makes keyword-friendly reviews a powerful ally – review content alone can literally help position you above your competition when local search results are returned. Be sure to create or claim your Yahoo local listing – oftentimes, the traffic here will convert very well. Yes, the volume pales in comparison to Google in most markets, but it’s still a great free resource for your business.

Bing Local

Bing’s local listings now run through the Bing Business Portal and are tied to a map feature that is very similar to Google Maps. Bing’s search volume has grown, and many customers prefer Bing exclusively… registering with Bing’s Business Portal will ensure that you are capturing the attention of these non-Google web prospects.

Within the Business Portal, you can:

  • Claim, create, verify, and manage local business listings
  • Identify key search categories where you want your listing to appear
  • Customize listings with enhanced details such as logos, photos, and more
  • Create a mobile Website (and free QR Code) so customers can learn about your business on their mobile devices
  • Create a custom menu (restaurants and bars) for inclusion on a mobile menu
  • Create Deals (coupons) and promote them for free on Bing (both PC and Mobile) and Facebook

Bing’s listings also include testimonials and reviews from 3rd party sites like citysearch.com and Yelp. Make these reviews a high priority. Don’t be afraid to ask for them! Trust and credibility are key components to your online success. The popularity of Yelp and other aggregator sites means that one positive review can carry significant weight across many different sites.

Note: The mobile website offering makes the Bing offering a great resource – one that you will want to take advantage of to round out your local SEO strategy.

Your Website

While local listings on various search engines have been emphasized, it is important to highlight that your business website needs to be optimized for your geo-targeted keywords. Standard SEO practices apply here, and try to include your city or regional keywords in:

  • Your URL
  • Page Titles
  • Meta Description
  • H1 and H2 tags
  • Throughout your site content

Refrain from keyword stuffing

Google hates it, and so do your site visitors. It’s easy enough to convey to both your readership and the search engines what your various pages are about without entering “black hat” SEO territory.

Are you blogging?

Blogging is a great way to increase your local ranking. It is easy for local businesses to include geo-specific keywords in posts about current events, local government policies, or business interests. You can even add these keywords to your tags and create categories. Again, just make sure that you are writing FOR YOUR READERS and not causing harm by adding blog posts or categories that are geo-targeted but confusing.

Link Building Locally

Local link-building opportunities abound – as long as you know how to find local sites. Here are some of the most obvious ways to build links locally:

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1. Use Social Media – Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn communities will help you network and find likeminded people who would be willing to link to your site

2. Associations and Organization – are you a member of the Chamber of Commerce? Better Business Bureau? Local organizations like these will link back to your site and help search engines trust you as a local authority site. Don’t stop there – can you think of other local groups you are affiliated with? Credentialed by?

3. Query Local Blogs and Websites – you might live in an area populated by great local sites and blogs that you can tap into. Links from these sites establish the local trust that the search engines look for, so comment with links, offer to guest post, or request a link for a valuable “local resource.” To find sites like this, simply search for:

  • Your City + “Blog” or “News”
  • Your Zip Code + “Blog” or “News”

4. Directories – finding local directories should also be easy. Use search queries such as:

  • Your City + “Directory “
  • Your Zip Code + “Directory “
  • Your Neighborhood + “Directory “

You can even do a statewide query for directories like this – you get the picture.

This is not meant to be an exhaustive link-building list but a local complement to the conventional SEO that you are engaging in. Remember – content is KING! Writing valuable content will build credibility locally and not only attract Google, Yahoo and Bing but will also elevate your status as an expert with potential customers.

Congruency is Key

It’s vital that you maintain consistency in how you describe your company and list your address and other company-specific information. Your website should include your company contact information in your footer – so that the local listings that you have worked hard to build can recognize your business. The biggest reward here will be when your site and places listing populate in Google’s new “O-pack” local listings.

Conclusion and Additional Resources

By now, you should have clarity on the importance of local SEO to your business. If you are targeting customers regionally, it is in your best interest to implement a local search strategy to ensure that they find you when and where they are shopping. Most resources are free. Others are very budget-friendly, and this makes for a high ROI activity.

Start with Google Places – it will have the most impact and, as mentioned, will help your organic search efforts for dual impact. Expand from there and focus intently on getting as many citations as possible. Not only will they drive targeted traffic to your site, but they build much-needed trust.

Last but not least – Measure your strategy’s effectiveness by carefully annotating updates and new listing creations in your analytics program and measuring traffic and conversion increases. Your metrics won’t lie to you – your local SEO strategy should include many new listings, so it’s important to see which ones best suit your particular niche.

Local Citations – Here is a list of some of our favorite local citations:

1. Yelp – www.yelp.com

2. Foursquare – www.foursquare.com

3. Merchant Circle – www.merchantcircle.com

4. Judy’s Book – www.judysbook.com

5. Dex Knows – www.dexknows.com

6. Local.com – www.local.com

7. City Search – www.citysearch.com

8. Insider Pages – www.insiderpages.com

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Jamie Noel is a Marketing Manager and Internet Strategist at Ebranbz. This company specializes in SEO, pay-per-click management, social media optimization, and affiliate management. He enjoys writing about SEO, social media, web development, and IT technologies. He will give support to SEO Resellers. Follow Tari and Ebrandz on Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter to learn more!

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How to Make Money with eCommerce Website

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According to the International Trade Administration, worldwide eCommerce growth increased by 19% in 2020.

Most business institutions open digital stores to reach the maximum number of customers. So, in the last year, the growth of the eCommerce business has become a skyscraper.

The future of eCommerce is flourishing because the advancement of technology will generate AI Shopping. Large numbers of mobile phone users will also increase the length of the eCommerce sectors.

So, if you are an eCommerce business entrepreneur, you need to know multiple techniques to take advantage of this competitive marketplace.

Let’s get some idea about eCommerce websites.

An Idea About eCommerce Website

Idea About Ecommerce Website

An eCommerce website is a website that primarily focuses on selling products online.

eCommerce works on a simple model: a company sells products online, and customers purchase the products by making payments online. Store owners can promote their products online with email marketing and digital advertising on multiple channels.

eCommerce websites can be classified based on the method of payment they accept.

The customer can either visit the website to make the payment or submit the order over the phone, and the company will deliver the products to the customer’s door.

If the customers are unsatisfied with your products, they can return them and may ask for a refund.

 

How to Start an eCommerce Business

This section will discuss how to start an eCommerce business as a beginner.

1. Go through Research

If you want to start an eCommerce business, you must research the competitors in the current marketplace. Gather knowledge about the customer’s demands for multiple products.

Suppose you want to open a digital book store, then you need a good idea about which book genres and writers are popular in the current market.

If you sell autobiography books in your store, but your audience likes fictional books, it will negatively impact your business. So, you must go through better research before starting an eCommerce business.

2. Choose the Business Name and Product Types

After completing the research, select a name and type of product for the target consumers. You have to choose a business name that is relevant to your products.

Let’s assume you want to open an online food court, but you set the store’s name as “Bestseller.” This name will not be familiar with your products.

Also, choosing the correct product type according to the marketplace demands is very important. You have to choose products depending on geographical location, customer demands, economy, market trends, etc.

3. Approval from the Authority

Before starting an eCommerce business, you need legal permission from your country’s government. You have to apply for registration in the government office, and they will provide you with a license to continue your business.

4. Finalize your Business Plan

As a starter, you need a proper arrangement of the products you want to sell. You don’t have to store all the products before starting the business, but you can contact the dealers and agree on how many products you need.

Financial management is also essential before starting an eCommerce business. Calculate your future expenses, such as shipping costs, product costs, etc.

5. Create an eCommerce Store

This is the most significant part of establishing an eCommerce business. If you started a physical store, you had to find a location to build your store.

But you are opening a digital business and need a website to run your business.

So, get a domain name and URL for your website.

You need to use an eCommerce platform to customize this website according to your eCommerce business. Multiple platforms are available, such as WooCommerce, Shopify, Magneto, Squarespace, etc.

WooCommerce is the most flexible platform because it’s an open-source and free plugin with full eCommerce compatibility.

You can promote your eCommerce products by creating a product feed. CTX Feed plugin will help you to generate product feed.

With the help of this plugin, you can maintain your WooCommerce product feed for multiple channels, such as Google Shopping, Bing Ads, etc.

6. Promote your eCommerce Website

You have successfully generated an eCommerce website, but this is not the end.

Now you have to promote this website to reach the maximum number of customers. Focus on SEO optimization to improve the website’s search results ranking.

You have to create a better networking circle with the other successful eCommerce owners in the marketplace. Also, you need to share your website on multiple social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc.

Customers don’t readily come to your website, and you need to follow multiple marketing strategies to reach them properly.

Some Strategy for the Growth of eCommerce Business

After successfully starting an eCommerce business, you need to focus on essential factors to improve the eCommerce growth.

1. Focus on Social Media Promotion

Social Media Promotion

Social Media plays a significant role in the marketing of an eCommerce business. In everyday life, many people use social media, and it can create a massive impact on the growth of your eCommerce business.

You can make promotional posts about your eCommerce store products on multiple social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Research multiple social media posts, comments, and reactions about your business and products. This helps you get a decent idea about your customers’ demand for the products.

When writing a post, you have to focus on the post structure that identifies the value of the products. If you use well-researched keywords on social media posts, it will grab more customers to your site.

Another important social media promotion strategy is to spend money on paid promotion. Product ads on platforms like Instagram and Facebook are very beneficial, and promotional video ads are now the top priority in the digital marketing world.

YouTube is one of the most visited websites on the internet, and it is the best platform for promotional video ads. So, you can create video ads about your products and use them on YouTube. Analysis of user purchasing behavior and their thought process is also essential for the growth of your eCommerce site.

2. Generate Mobile Friendly Website

Mobile Friendly Website

According to Statista, in 2021, there were almost 6.2 million smartphone users. So you must optimize a mobile user-friendly eCommerce website to get the highest numbers of customers.

The Google search engine keeps the better mobile experience websites in the highest rankings.

Optimizing your websites for mobile users will increase the sales speed of the products.

Today, most of us are very busy with multiple jobs, so if we want to buy something from the internet, it needs to be a short duration and more flexible.

Users can order their desired product from anywhere with just a click on the mobile screen. Mobile marketing is essential for the growth of the eCommerce business.

Nowadays, most business sites have a smartphone app for customers so that the owners can send push notifications about new updates, offers, new products, etc. Also, they can send promotional SMS to the customer’s phone numbers.

To compete in the eCommerce marketplace, you need to update your business frequently, such as launching new apps, because today, youths are a significant part of the market.

With the help of mobile-friendly sites, you can reach more customers, which will increase the revenue of your eCommerce business.

3. Focus on Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization
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SEO ranking plays the most significant role in the growth of an eCommerce website.

When customers search for any products on the internet, they click on the first few results.

Suppose you have a better-developed and highly optimized eCommerce website, but most prominent search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo don’t have any data on your site. This will not be beneficial for your business.

So, you need a proper SEO e-commerce strategy to improve your website ranking on the search results.

You should follow these factors.

  • Better SEO Ranking: To improve your SEO ranking, you need to research your competitor’s websites appropriately.
  • Relevant Keywords: Choosing perfect Keywords is also significant for the search ranking, and use those keywords that are relevant and famous in the marketplace.
  • Brand Awareness: It also impacts brand awareness. If your product’s links are constantly displayed at the top of the results, that will create a better impression of your website to customers.

SEO also impacts the marketing funnel where it creates awareness to the customers, and then they get interested in that product and finally buy it.

Search engine optimization will help increase the conversion rates of websites.

If you focus on SEO, it will significantly impact your product’s sales, which will help you generate more money from the website.

4. Value of Customers Review

Value of Customer Reviews
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As an eCommerce retailer, one of the best ways to ensure you’re making money on your products is to get them in front of as many potential customers as possible.

Product reviews are a great way to generate quality traffic to your website, create your brand’s values as an authority in your industry, and build a better connection with potential customers.

They’re also a great way to build your email list and engagement, the key to long-term revenue.

The review will provide explicit knowledge about the customer’s thoughts on your products. Better customer reviews create a trustworthy relationship between customers and owners.

Nowadays, most consumers research product reviews before deciding to purchase products.

They focus on the positive user experience of that product or service, then finally purchase. The recommendation of others influences most people when they select products. So, a positive review is a significant factor in increasing sales.

Product review also impacts the SEO ranking of your eCommerce website.

Also, shop owners can get a good idea about the product acceptance by the customers and improve the product quality to ensure customer satisfaction.

Positive reviews help market your eCommerce business because it creates a loyal and trustworthy customer base, which indirectly makes a better promotion.

After learning from the negative reviews, you can improve your product and service quality.

So overall, product review helps you make more money from your eCommerce website.

5. Using Email Marketing Method

The most popular way to market your products is through email marketing.

Many email marketing services are available in the market that help you send emails daily to customers.

It is a cost-effective way to market your products. When you market your products using email marketing, you can build a relationship with your customers.

They feel comfortable contacting you whenever they have a question or want to share their experience with your product.

Through email marketing, you can also build a community around your brand. They will be more likely to purchase from you when they see others using your product.

The most significant way to keep your email marketing subscribers is to provide valuable content continuously. This generates a positive brand perception and builds a long-term relationship with your customers.

You can send them emails with product updates, special discounts, and other marketing campaigns. Then they feel extraordinary to receive your emails because they know that you care about them.

6. Better Product Image

Product images are an essential element in eCommerce websites. It helps enhance the aesthetic appeal of the products and capture the customers’ attention. You can use images of your products on your website to show the quality and size of the product.

You can also include images of your product from different angles to demonstrate the quality.

The customers’ opinion about product image is critical. When customers browse through your product page, they will have an idea about the quality of your products. But they won’t buy anything without physically seeing the product.

If you provide good quality product images with multiple viewpoints, customers will be satisfied.

The customers will immediately get an idea about the quality of the product by looking at the image. So, it is always essential to have good product images, and people will purchase products that they can see themselves using.

So optimizing better product images will impact your eCommerce business revenue.

Conclusion

Today, eCommerce is one of the most profitable business platforms. So you can earn a good amount of money from eCommerce.

This article has discussed how to start an eCommerce business as a beginner and some significant factors to help you make money from e-commerce.

We hope you will get a better idea about eCommerce before starting the business.

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Fahim Muntasir

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Fahim Muntasir works as a content writer at WebAppick – a giant WordPress plugin development company. His specialized sectors are WordPress, WooCommerce, Google Merchant Center,eCommerce, and other topics.

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What is Blockchain Technology? Impact of Blockchain Technology On Various Industries.

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Blockchain is a scrambled computerized data set shared by a few gatherings in a distributed organization. Any transaction that happens in the organization is recorded, verified, and put away in an information base. Transactions are communicated to all arranged members — making an unalterable transaction log. Blockchain is based on technology, where different duplicates of information exist across an organization instead of a solitary server or data set. Because no concentrated power — or institution — controls it, members can get to a similar version of the information in close to ongoing.

The decentralized administration takes into consideration quicker, less exorbitant handling of transactions while likewise permitting untrusted members to arrive at a consensus on the condition of the information base. This article will tell you everything from the beginning to the end about blockchain technology and what are its impacts on various industries. Also, you can hire a Top Blockchain Development Company from here if you need.

For what reason is it so Popular?

Exceptionally Secure – It utilizes a computerized signature element to conduct misrepresentation-free transactions making it difficult to ruin or change the information of a person by different clients without a specific advanced signature.

Decentralized System – Conventionally, you want the endorsement of administrative specialists like an administration or bank for transactions; nonetheless, with Blockchain, transactions are done with the common consensus of clients bringing about smoother, more secure, and quicker transactions.

Automation Capability – It is programmable and can create precise actions, occasions, and installments naturally when the standards of the trigger are met.

Impact of Blockchain Technology On Various Industries

Banking Sector

Imagine you send $5K to your companion through a conventional bank. The bank charges you a $100 expense; thus, truth be told, you’re only sending her $4900. If she’s abroad, she’ll settle the scoreless because of move rates and other secret expenses included. Generally speaking, the interaction is tedious and costly – and isn’t destined to be 100 percent secure.

Blockchain, on the other hand, disrupts the business banking framework by giving a distributed installment framework with high security and low charges. No focal power exists, so you don’t need to pay for one. How cool is that? This kills the requirement for an outsider to make a transaction utilizing a digital currency, such as Bitcoin or one of the numerous others. Your transaction to your companion is kept in a record that is seen and reviewable by any of the cryptographic money clients – giving you genuine autonomy over your transaction.

For instance, a digital currency application called Abra gives distributed money moves. With Abra, clients can store, move, and get advanced money on their PCs, tablets, or smartphones. A beneficiary can pull out cash through an Abra teller. Clients don’t have to have a financial balance! As may be obvious, then, at that point, the utilization of digital forms of money rather than banks genuinely disrupts the personal money market, imperiling the last option – as it ought to be. Why pay charges and dread security when blockchain can finish transactions rapidly, unreservedly, and without stress?

Medical care

Can we just be real? Today, horde issues exist in the capacity of individuals’ well-being information. Anyone can approach this extremely private information because it is totally contained in halfway found records. Whenever someone asks someone else for a person’s information, it can require hours for that person to find the right document, offering open doors for information breaks, burglary, or misfortunes. That is the reason blockchain technology in this industry is so significant.

Blockchain technology here kills the requirement for a focal power and empowers quick admittance to information. Here, each square is connected to one more square and distributed across the blockchain hubs, making it difficult for a programmer to ruin the information. Keeping personal clinical record information hidden is the very pinnacle of concern, so blockchain technology seems OK, no?

Another medical care concern spins around fake medication, and blockchain technology has some control over this, as well. That’s what the issue is; often, fake medications are difficult to distinguish from genuine ones. Blockchain technology tackles this issue by utilizing store networks and the executive’s conventions where the medication provenance can be followed.

Joined Healthcare has worked on the protection, security, and interoperability of clinical records utilizing blockchain technology. It’s seen its operations work decisively subsequently. We anticipate that other medical organizations should go with the same pattern as they decentralize their operations, as well.

Network protection

Cyberattacks are the top danger to our computerized world. Look what happened when Equifax declared its immense information break earlier that impacted 143 billion consumers – that went off the deep end. Blockchain technology can end such bad dreams. There are chances of the data leak, unapproved access, and altering. Because blockchain is a decentralized framework, it’s great for environments where high security is involved. Here, all the information put away on a bitcoin or other blockchain network is verified and encoded utilizing a cryptographic calculation – which prompts no SINGLE mark of section for a wide-scale assault.

Likewise, you can undoubtedly identify malignant information assaults with blockchain because of shared connections, where information can’t be adjusted or altered. Also, by disposing of a focal power, blockchain gives a solid and straightforward approach to recording transactions without disclosing private information to anyone. One illustration of a company effectively utilizing online protection this way is Guardtime. Because of its prosperity, we expect that many organizations will follow, further disrupting this industry as well.

Inventory network Management

Blockchain technology can follow every one of the means of an inventory network, so suppose you put in a request for food, had the food conveyed, and observed the food disgusting. The proprietor of the company from whom you requested it could revisit his blockchain record and figure out how in the store network the request veered off-track to displease you. For instance, he can go from the rancher to the maker, to the distributor, to the retailer, then, at that point, as far as you might be concerned, the buyer.

At the end of the day, in the production network, the executives, blockchain gives long-lasting straightforwardness and validation of transactions shared by different production network accomplices. All transactions are super durable and verifiable, making it simple for a proprietor or a client to see each record.

It very well may be utilized for a verification – for instance, fish verification, where it can follow the fish from sea to showcase. The Pacific Tuna Project utilizes blockchain to oversee fishing information, trading/bringing in subtleties, and buying subtleties to follow fish fishing. This forestalls unlawful fishing. As such, utilizing blockchain for the production network, the executive’s work permits you to fish for the information you want and reel in the right responses like clockwork.

Government

Blockchain technology can end electoral misrepresentation. In a traditional democratic interaction, most citizens stand in line to project, cast a ballot, or send in mail votes. Then, the votes should be counted by a neighborhood authority. Online democracy is conceivable in this situation, as well; however, likewise with any remaining industries we’ve discussed, because a focal authority is utilized, issues of misrepresentation arise.

Utilizing blockchain technology in this way turns into the wisest decision. Here, individuals can cast a ballot online effectively without uncovering their characters. Utilizing blockchain, officials can count votes with outright exactness, realizing that every ID can be ascribed to only one vote. Misrepresentation can’t happen because it is close to inconceivable with blockchain technology. What’s more, once a vote is added to a record, it can’t be changed or eradicated.

Wrapping up

Blockchain technology is poised to assume control over the manner in which we work. Fostering the right instruments and tending to these limitations will take time, yet continued interest in blockchain technology will probably address a considerable lot of these issues and difficulties confronted, like other mechanical revolutions of the past. Perhaps ten years from now, similar to the web, blockchain will be commonplace technology, and we will look forward to the following innovation. If you are looking for a blockchain development company, then you can click here to hire.

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Steam is powerful, hot, and painful. It can move trains, boats, and has driven minds crazy with the power of invention. And now, the power of steam has come to Linux. That’s right, Linux. Until recently Linux users were the most unloved members of the gaming world. They have been the outcasts, the rejects in the corner who preferred an operating system, which quite frankly, is the most logical of all of them. They are Linux users. And now, they have arrived.

Ok, enough with the dramatics; Portal is available if you’re running Valve’s Linux Steam client, you’ve got it. If you don’t have it, get it, because the Steam Box is coming. While PC, Xbox, Play Station, and Mac users have all had a gaming advantage, the love for Linux users has never been there. Until now.

Linux gamers now have access to Valve’s Half-Life,Half-Life: Blue Shift, and the just-released beta Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2). And that’s good news.

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For all the mega super awesomeness that this news could potentially be, it’s not quite the best. Valve’s current catalog for Linux is still quite sparse. With only 13 titles as of this article, it’s barely a scratch against the wall of Mac and PC game titles out there, but hey, it’s a start. I mean, Portal is a game from 2007, and the original Half-Life was first published in 1998.

This padding of the Linux library is likely part of preparations for the Steam Box console, which is expected to run the OS. Valve’s entire catalog will probably be available for Linux before long. The question is whether any other big-name developers will follow suit. There are over 100 Linux titles on Steam right now, but most of them are smaller games from indie developers. The Steam Box may have to stream games from a Windows-equipped PC if it wants to offer a similar selection of blockbusters to next-generation consoles.

Now, Remember that Valve utilizes a Direct3D -> OpenGL layer for its ports. It takes the D3D9 with extensions and dynamically created oGL calls. Not only does have to call oGL but it also has to deal with that translation overhead. Despite that, it still ends up being faster than native DX where no translation is done.They still use d3d9 but go through live translation to oGL calls and still they outperform the native DX9 implementation despite having the same limitations. Faster than native despite having additional translation overhead is nothing short of impressive especially when you consider Valve had next to no oGL experience when they started this ( although then basically then hired an all-staroGL team to carry out the endeavor.

It’s hard to talk about the Linux OS without talking about the Steam Box, which, if you believe Valve head Gabe Newell, is the console killer. Newell has confirmed that Valve’s own Steam Box will come packaged with Linux. The OS is anathema to the walled gardens of Windows, being both free and open-source. It’s just as alien to the Xbox and Playstation front-ends. Where they curate content and load up with adverts, the Steam Box is as open as an average PC.

Newell says you’re free to install Windows on Valve’s Linux box, and download whatever you fancy. Imagine a console with Adblock. Imagine a console that isn’t hamstrung by its components half a decade down the line, a console that doesn’t force its creator to make a loss on each sale or to devote a gigantic chunk of budget half way through its life cycle to make its successor.

The Steam Box should scare console makers. 2012 was a monster year for PC gaming, the portents of doom that dogged the platform for years finally shaken off as the once dominant consoles felt their teeth grow too long.

 

With the upcoming Steam Box, and Portal and Left for Dead 2 coming to Linux, the rise of the few should be a concern to all.

 

Author Bio: The article is written by Jason Phillips, a freelance writer and an enthusiast. His passion about gaming inspired him to write gaming articles, blog about gaming and starting an online gaming site Zombie Games 365.

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