It takes more than having a range of good products in your online shop to participate in the online trade boom and secure yourself a large slice of the cake. The basic requirement and the first step to success in online trade is the fast and simple traceability of your products, both in the popular search method, “Googling it”, as well as via the internal search function provided by your shop.
The second step is obviously providing customers with sufficient information about the product to ensure that they can make a purchase decision with a feeling of confidence. This means that the relevant product information must be clearly structured and include detailed illustrations of the products being offered on your site as well as convincing product descriptions.
Corporate Blog – For marketing experts, blogs have been the focal point of communication with their target groups for quite some time. In the meantime, a growing number of companies fall back on this method of communication. There is work involved in a blog but the effort is worthwhile. The website obtains new, unique content, that can also make potential customers aware of a company, for example through publicity in social networks, including Facebook or Twitter. Correctly used and with suitable topics, blogs can help companies present themselves in a better light. It makes a company look more authentic, sincere and transparent than an advertisement ever could.
The Google search engine algorithm, “Penguin 4.0” update, is due to be released this year. Gary Illyes, the Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, announced this at the beginning of October. Worldwide, Google Penguin was initially introduced in April 2012, and has been updated five times since. The last update, Penguin 3.0, was launched in October 2014.Read more
To successfully operate an online shop you have to observe certain things. Among others, the shop and the content need to be updated at regulars intervals. This includes product descriptions as well as pictures of the products. However, many operators forget to categorize and tag their products.
Many operators still view and use e-commerce platforms only as distribution channels. The ability to tap the full potential of the website by integrating it into their own marketing mix generally remains unexploited especially in the area of product policies. Product policies include all decisions that are relevant to the features of the product. These include the offer and presentation of the product portfolio, design and packaging as well as the often forgotten product-related services.
It is common knowledge that the changes in the field of IT and “New Media” are progressing at a very quick pace and involve continuously new possibilities and trends. Based on its importance for marketing management, one can say that online marketing provides much more new knowledge than any other topic.
Companies must constantly observe the trends and changes in the areas of search engine optimization, search engine advertisement, further online advertisement options, social media, mobile devices, communication channels as well as web based interactive options in order to provide marketing activities that are target-oriented and up to date.