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Surviving the Ecommerce Competition

Just as putting up any other business, e-commerce has also its own trade secrets. Not applying those trade secrets could detrimental to the survival of an e-commerce site.

While many webmasters believe that content is king, if you only depend on this one aspect of e-commerce, it is not the only factor that one should concentrate on. The uniqueness of the content of a site could attract visitors and for other sites to link to your site as well.

Another factor to consider is optimizing the pages of a site. Optimizing these pages include putting the right title tags, the right pictures, making these pages searchable by the spiders of the different search engines, putting the right navigation tools, and many more.

Marketing your site is also a critical factor to consider. This is your way of driving traffic to your site. Driving traffic refers to bringing in more visitors to your site - that is to let other people know what products or services you have from your site.

Driving traffic may take in many forms. Most webmasters compete for a particular keyword in the search engines. As of this writing, the three most popular search engines are Yahoo, MSN, and Google. Therefore, it is important that your site could be found by these search engines.

Submitting your site to the different portals is also a good factor to consider. Your presence in these portals is also important. As a reminder, marketing your site means making your site presence in as many sites as

 


possible.

Many other important marketing strategies do exist. These include linking exchanges, opt-in email marketing, viral marketing, and many more. It is important to note that you know the details of how to engage in these strategies to avoid being penalized. Most importantly, DO NOT SPAM.

Spamming can only make your site banned by the internet service providers (ISP's) and the search engines. Spamming can only make all your efforts useless; your time and money spent worthless; and most of all, your site may no longer exist.

While e-commerce has created some millionaires, not applying e-commerce strategies correctly has also made many broke. E-commerce has become a very highly competitive field of business. It takes time to make your site well established. E-commerce is not a quick-rich-scheme. On the average, it takes four to six months or more to make your site well established.

Should anyone try to venture in e-commerce, the most important virtues one should have is patience and persistence. Now that we have spilled some beans, it is up to you to make it in the world of e-commerce.
About the Author

VMT Singuillo is a freelance writter and has written articles for www.zeusmarketingrobot.com, www.grandfatherclock.biz, www.cheaphotelsforyou.com, www.sellrealestatenotes.org and more.