It is not uncommon to start getting more orders overnight from the SEO Tune Up because we upload all of your products to Google Shopping in addition to making your Miva Merchant store extremely SEO Friendly for all major search engines.
The Miva Merchant SEO Tune Up takes Miva Merchant stores and formats them to be extremely SEO friendly so your great content is read by search engines and ranked well.
The truth is that no matter how great and original the content on your web site is you will still not be ranked well in search engines if your content is not formatted correctly.
Although Miva Merchant is formmated pretty well for SEO there are major improvements that can be made. Here is a list of what the SEO Tune Up entails.
Short Links – We will replace the long Miva Merchant product and category links with short links throughout your entire store.
Canonical Links – We will create canonical links on your product, category, and other Miva Merchant pages to make sure search engines recognize your short links and remove the possibility of duplicate content.
H1 Tags – We will make sure your category names and product names on your category and product pages have the appropriate h1 tags at least once on each page.
Alt Tags – We format all product images to have appropriate alt tags for optimum search engine results.
Google Sitemap – We will setup and install the template data feed module so you can create Google sitemaps and submit them to Google. We will show you how to do this as well. We will do the first one for you.
Google Shopping Product Feed – We setup a feed for you products and upload them to google base (shopping) so all of your products will be available by http://www.google.com/products . We will show you how to run your feed and upload it to google as well.
This service requires the Emporium Plus template data feed module. If you do not already have that module we can purchase and install it for you for $39.50.
If your store is NOT CSSUI then this service will also require the Emporium Plus Tool Kit. If you do not have this module we can purchase it and install it for you for $46.95.
According to Google ‘Sale’ pages which contain 1 or more duplicate products that you have in other categories will not be considered duplicate content. In this video Matt Cutts explains that the Google web crawlers are smart enough to recognize that the information on the sale page serves a different purpose than the original product or category page as long as it is within reason.
Matt Cutts, from the Google “Search Quality Team”, officially denies that google uses the meta keywords tag in its algorithm that creates web rank. According to Matt you could leave the meta keywords tag out of your page and it would not make a lick of difference. Even though those are my words and not his that is certainly what he meant.
The video below was posted on the Webmaster Central Blog. According to the article and logic there is no way to overuse or under use a keyword in that tag. Matt Cutts says, “At least for Google we do not use that information in our ranking even the least little bit”. I beleive him.
Check out the video below and check out Google Webmaster Central Blog.
There are many misconceptions about search engine optimization. It seems that anyone that has ever worked with a website has theories on how to rank well in search engines like Google. Remember just because someone claims to be an expert in SEO (Search Engine Optimization) does not mean they really are. There are far more misconceptions and unproven theories about SEO than you might think.
You should really consider the source when taking advice from so called SEO experts, be skeptical, and always research before spending time and/or money making changes on your website for SEO value.
An engineer from Google, Matt Cutts, answers some questions about Google search engine SEO basics and some misconceptions in this video. You should also check some of the other videos I posted of Matt Cutts.
Finally, there is a list of SEO recommendations to implement on your Miva Merchant store to make it more appealing to search engines when they crawl your site. Miva Merchant is not completely search engine ready straight out of the box. The Miva Merchant SEO recommendations made here are my opinions based on 10 years of experience working with hundreds of Miva Merchant stores. There is no guarantee that implementing these changes on your site will get you top search engine listings because that is mostly dependant on you and your content and of course your competitors but I will guarantee that using these techniques will get you better search engine rankings than you have now. (more…)
According to Google’s engineer Matt Cutts, the age of your domain name does not affect your Google search engine rankings. You should only worry about your content and the links that point to your domain. Check out this video. This was propaganda started by domain name regstrars to get be to sign up for more domain names and register them longer. (more…)