#2. "RE: Just launched e-commerce site..." In response to Reply # 1
Hi Tina, I don't know if I will be putting foods on my site at this moment. But I would be willing to trade Picture links with you... You know, not just links, but send me a coold picture of a pepper and I link it to your site and in return you could link to mine... If that goes well, Maybe I will add your product to my site... Any words of advice on how to get higher up in the rankings... Thank you for the kind words Tina, hope to hear from you... Jeremy www.paradisegifthouse.com
#4. "RE: Just launched e-commerce site..." In response to Reply # 0
Your site does look nice. A couple of suggestions:
The free shipping for 100.00 doesn't state the currency (no dollar sign, notice, and if there were the same symbol is used in some other countries). Only by digging down could I discover that it has to be in US dollars, since you don't ship outside the US.
The section on shipping is a problem, because it has no real information: prices vary by size of order and zip code. Customers want to be able to predict what an order will cost. You may want to set up a policy of "rough justice," where shipping price is uniform at least for the continental US, despite the fact that shipping to some places will cost a little more (that's the way we've done it on our own on-line store). You should make it plainer that you don't ship internationally, possibly even on your home page. Even some big companies don't get this right.
But come to think of it, why DON'T you ship internationally? It's a big world, and you might find a lot of customers in Canada, the UK, continental Europe, Australia, etc. Shipping internationally is not the hassle you might think.
#5. "RE: Just launched e-commerce site..." In response to Reply # 0
Hi, Congrats. on your new site! I like it!
Here are a few of my suggestions, please take them as constructive advice, I don't mean to hurt any feelings:
1) I feel that people don't like to scroll down to find a navigation menu. Perhaps you can shift things around a bit and reduce the size of the top images so the left-hand menu is closer to the top of the page - so scrolling is not necessary.
2) What is the purpose of the individual items (under your savings coupon)? Are these specials, or popular items? Maybe you can put a colorful, bold heading above these items, stating they are "HOT PICKS" or something of that nature. Something to grab your visitor's attention.
3)I think you should more prominantly display your Products link. I suggest, in addition to your left-hand navigation manu, having a vertical nav. menu between your "featured product of the month image / logo and the main content of the page. This vertical menu can contain the links for Products, Promos, Contact, Home.
4) OK, now on to SEO. Your <title> tag can suggest more about your products. I assume you did some keyword research and determined the words / phrases people type into search engines to find sites such as yours. Use some of these keywords in your <title> tag, but keep it brief.
5) Use your keywords in the content. The main paragraph on your index page should contain your keywords, but don't over do it. Just write a paragraph or two about your products, incorporating your keywords in a manner that still reads well. Remember...people scan, they seldom read. Search Engines read.
That's it for now. Best of luck and keep up the great work.