Fastest way to get traffic for your online shop?

Fastest way to get traffic for your online shop?

Discussion in 'E-Commerce & Payment Systems' started by Olinlama, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. Olinlama

    Olinlama New Member

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    For me to build a shop is not difficult, find products, install a wordpress and an eCommerce plugin, then create product, repeat and repeat this step, all is done.
    But the main problem is how to get more traffic to my online shop? what are the fastest ways? could you give me any suggestions?
     
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  2. vishwa

    vishwa Active Member

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    You can opt out for PPC programs like Adwords, Bing Ads etc if you have any advertising Budget. This will kick start your site advertising and also provide some initial results.
     
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    robertdn Moderator

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    Why don't you mention to facebook ad as an option for advertising online shop?

    Do Adwords and Bing ad get better results?
     
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    vishwa Active Member

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    Yes, Adwords and Bing does provide best result, if you use it effectively, I mean choosing and bidding on right keywords.
     
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    I would advertise it on Facebook for sure; join some relevant groups and post there, too; use Facebook paid ads.
     
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    PTTed Active Member

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    In my experience, Facebook ads totally suck for ecommerce stores. The conversion rate on traffic from Facebook will be so low that it will render your Facebook advertising unprofitable. If you want to make money from Facebook traffic, you should capture the person's contact information through some kind of opt-in offer. Then you can email them repeatedly for free and eventually turn them into a customer. But if you try to send traffic directly from Facebook straight to your store hoping that they will buy during that visit, then you will be very disappointed in your results.

    People who are spending time on Facebook are not in shopping mode. People who are searching for "best widgets for sale online" using Google are in shopping mode. That is why Google search network traffic converts so well and other forms of PPC traffic often times do not.
     
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    That is true. My experience is a little different. I've created a page on Facebook a year and a half ago and now I constantly have conversions from there. I didn't use Facebook ads all the time, just from time to time.
     
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    PTTed Active Member

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    Buying ads for a Facebook page is completely different than buying ads directly to an ecommerce store. When I mentioned that Facebook ads suck, I am talking specifically about buying ads that send the traffic directly to your ecommerce store. Just to be clear.
     
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    Adwords are the best option to advertise my ecommerce website online to drive more traffic. But apart from the internet I would also use other media services like electronic media and text media ads to reach out to local people in my country.
     
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    Labored New Member

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    My experience proves that Link exchange can be really beneficial in terms of getting visitors.
     
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    Dean Well-Known Member

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    One thing that hasn't been mentioned is promoting/advertising on Twitter. Twitter can send a lot of traffic to your site, and it's especially good if it's targeted traffic. You can follow people and businesses that are potential customers and most will follow you back.

    One good thing about Twitter is the ability to automate the posting process. You can use a service, buy a script that does this or even do it through Twitter itself. I bought a script on codecanyon that does this for me and it allows you to have multiple Twitter accounts that you can schedule Tweets for.

    The thing about Twitter is that you can post more often than on some other sites and still not come off looking like just spam posts.

    I would definitely recommend trying a Twitter campaign for anyone who needs more traffic.


    Cheers, Dean.
     
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    James91 Member

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    you can use facebook ads to promote your site
     
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    Muzzamil Active Member

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    Facebook ads are the fastest way to get targeted traffic. I know a guy he sells cat necklaces and he targets cat lovers through Facebook ads and get a lot of traffic and has a massive conversion rate because all of this traffic loves cats because like i said before he sells cat necklaces. Getting traffic is a thing but getting targeted traffic is better because even if you get less traffic, the very little traffic that you get will buy from you. Good Luck!
     
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    ulterios Global Mod

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    If you are looking for a fast way to get traffic to your online shop then social media marketing and promotion is going to be a good choice. You can get good and targeted traffic as soon as you start using social media, especially if you use it properly.

    Social media has always been a real good source of traffic for all my sites ever since I first started using it. Just be consistent and not "spammy" and you will get lots of good traffic from social media.
     
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    I don’t know what kind of product which you are selling but there are some general tips to increase traffic for online store. I hope this will help!

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    1. Optimize your website rank in Google search index. Google is the most popular search engine in the world and currently holds more than 70% search engine market share. If your website appears in top position of Google search, it can be a great source of traffic. The biggest problem is the high competitiveness between you and other related website. To climb to top of the search page, you must have a great website with great content and attractive information to visitors.
    2. Don’t forget about Bing and Yahoo. They may be not popular as Google but they can bring lot of visitor if you have a top position, especially Bing. Bing have a fast growth in search engine market share and have the potential to compete with google in the future. The traffic from Bing is nearly ¼ what you can get from Google and it is still a good source of traffic. Using Bing webmaster tools and submit your website to optimize your search position and gain the traffic.
    3. Create the responsive design for your website. The responsive design is a web design that suitable for visitors who using mobile devices and other devices which is not computer. According to some recent research, more and more people are using their mobile phone to access the internet. With responsive design, your website now is suitable for all devices and friendly for people to visit.
    4. Create an app for mobile deviceIf you have enough budget. you can develop your own app for your ecormerce website to gain not only the traffic but also the profit. Friendly layout and attractive design is the key to maintain the number of mobile users that using your app every day. Most of people will choose to develop their app for two app stores : Apple store and Google Play store because they have the largest number of user and dominant the market share. However, in some cases, you can choose to develop an app and publish on Amazon appstore as well.
    5. Collaborate with other high traffic websites. It could be one of the most effective ways to get a steady flow of free traffic to your site if you have a post on another high rank and trusted website. The word “collaborate” means if you want to post on other sites, you would allow them to post on your website and together level up the rank in search engine. First, you need to find out the editors of these web then try to connect with them. It can be a hard work but it is worth it.
    6. Keep your content up to date. “Keep it fresh and keep it relevant” - this was the Google’s advice about the importance of having fresh content on your site. Updated content is a key to level up your rank in google search index and also bring more traffic and more loyal visitors to your websites. Remember “quality always better than quantity”. You need to create a publishing schedule and follow it, always remember “quality is better than quantity”.
    7. Engage with Social network. Social network flatforms plays an important role in daily life and if you don’t have a specific strategy, you may end up losing your opportunity and your time without achieve any real benefit. There are many social network website but the best social platforms in terms of traffic are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn. Each of them has both their advantages and disadvantages and you have to spend time to find out how each platform work. Depend on what kind of your ecommerce website, you can choose the best social network platform and turn them into a tool not only get more traffic but also the revenue for you.
      -> Try to use Social login extension from Magestore to keep in touch with social channels.
     
  16. Maria Marketing

    Maria Marketing Active Member

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    The fastest way to get traffic to your ecommerce website is going to be using some kind of advertising and things like Google adsense will work well for that. The only thing is that it can be quite expensive but if you want fast then you have to pay.

    I have been doing quite a bit of research on similar topics and this seems to be the common thing that most people are saying.
     
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    If you want traffic for your online shop fast then it will cost you because you are going to have to do some kind of paid advertising like maybe Google Adsense. Free traffic takes time usually but paid will get you fast results.
     
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    There are other people you can reach out to: bloggers, vloggers, and press. The size of their audience varies, but some of them have large followings, and the process of reaching out to them is quite similar to reaching out to Instagram influencers.