Our Blog

17 Jun 2008

Ecommerce Links – “DoFollow” Tuesdays

DoFollow ImageWelcome to “Do Follow” Tuesdays. To read what this is all about, you can check our announcement postBe sure to vote for your market today!  VOTE HERE  

In summary, every Tuesday we pick a vertical market based on the number of votes a market receives at our Vertical Market Poll. This week we cover Ecommerce Retail Websites. We invite all of you out there to post in the comments a specific link building recommendation for the Ecommerce market (a good directory, authority website, blog, link search, etc.). If it adds value, we will approve it, give you the credit and a “do follow” link to your site. However, we will just delete stupid, irrelevant, spammy comments – only truly useful information will be allowed. 

This week’s suggestion from our staff comes in the form of a variety pack.  We will recommend some specific link building tactics and we will recommend a couple of great resources for more information as it relates to ecommerce sites.

Articles – we still believe articles can be a very effective link building method if you take your time and do it correctly.   Correctly means writing (or having someone write) unique, valuable content and submitting them to related sites on a limited basis.   Don’t blast it out to hundreds of free article directories, instead look for a few niche sites related to your business.  Here are several websites we found in less than 30 minutes covering a variety of topics:  Business Know HowWomen in BusinessAll MerchantsFiber to Fashion, and the Art of Retail Management.  Depending on your niche, you should be able to think of an article these sites would be interested in posting, that just happen to have a couple of links back to your site.

ResourcesJustilien wrote a great article on building links for online retail and e-commerce sites.   Here is a good article on tapping your suppliers for links.   Here is a list of 20 cheap ways to get links to your ecommerce site.  Lastly, Jason Boom discusses Yahoo Answers and other techniques on his blog.

OK, now lets hear from the rest of you. Place your advice for link building for the e-commerce & online retail market in the comments below. Those that are accepted will get a nice "do follow" link from us.

Make sure you sign up for our email or RSS feed so that you are alerted every time a new niche market is covered. Even if we are not focusing on your niche, you just might see a pretty creative idea that will trigger an thought for your market. 

Be sure to vote for your market today!  VOTE HERE  

[tags] ecommerce, retail stores online, ecommerce websites, online retail, vertical markets, niche, markets, link building [/tags]