How To Write Your First E-Commerce Blog Post

how to write your first e commerce blog postWriting for an E-Commerce blog can be a challenge. The objective of this post is to you how to write your first blog post for your eCommerce site.

Writing a review of a product you sell is just one of the many types of blog posts you can write. Doing it effectively will help you establish your voice in the marketplace. Let’s begin.

1. Frame of Mind

You’ve got to get into the mind of the people who would be reading your reviews and purchasing the products you sell. You can accomplish this by either reading other reviews on the internet and formulating your own review or using the product yourself and compiling a user-based experience review.

Which route will you choose?

Consumers want to know the who, the what, the why, the how often, and so on.  The more you can get into their shoes and figure out what makes them tick, the more powerful your reviews will be. If you can achieve that, then your likelihood of making sales increases dramatically.

2. Keyword Research

There are many types of keywords. For educational purposes, let’s just examine 2 types of keywords: broad and specific. To read a more detailed explanation of specific keywords, otherwise known as long tail keywords, click here.  When we use a free keyword tool, such as the Google Keyword Tool, and we enter a term like ‘Toilet Paper’, we find out that it is searched almost 500,000 times a month around the world.  This keyword is an example of a broad keyword.

Now, let’s examine a more specific keyword: ‘Charmin aloe toilet paper’. It gets searched only 22 times per month around the world. It is more targeted and if you sell this on your website, then you should be targeting keywords like these.

3. Take care of your Meta Tag Information

While SEO (search engine optimization) is rather complex, I’m just focusing on the basic fundamentals of SEO. There are 3 tags you need to worry about:

  1. Keyword Tag
  2. Description Tag
  3. Keywords Tag

Make sure your keyword is in each of those tags, with the exception of the Title Tag. I recommend making an attractive title over using a keyword rich title tag.

4. Use Pictures

Blogs are really hard to read when there isn’t anything but text. To liven up your post, you’ll want to include a picture of the specific product/keyword that you are blogging about.

5. Writing The Post 

Google favors articles that look like they’ve been sweat over. This can be gauged by the length of the post itself. I recommend that your post be between 400 and 1,000 words. Use the keyword 1-2 times in the post.

6. Link to the product page

At the end of your review, make sure you are linking to the specific page on your website that sells the product you are selling. Additionally, you need to make the link clickable. Otherwise you’ll be forcing readers to copy and the paste the link into their browser. We need to make things easy for readers.

7. Share your post

Once your post is written properly, it’s time to share the post and begin the promotion stage. If you have followers, likes, and connections, then this is a great way to get your post in front of some eyeballs. With the new Google Penguin update, links coming from social media carry more weight.

You’ll be wise to promote the post to your other connections. To learn how to properly promote your post, click here.

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  1. Laura Lukezich January 2, 2013
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