Your online store needs to have people visiting so that they will make purchases. The best way to get traffic to your site is to optimize your e-commerce store for search engines. The goal of SEO (search engine optimization) is to be where your potential customer is online before your competitor gets there. This checklist will help you get more traffic to your site and ultimately more sales for your online business.

* Keywords- The more people you can get interested in your website to share information with, the more chances you will have to sell them your products online. Use your top 25 keywords in the anchor text of your links. Another important point is that you should not overuse any one keyword. It tends to look unnatural if all of your links have the same anchor text.
* Content- Content is the master of attracting online searchers. The more useful and unique your content is on your website the more opportunities you will have to create interest around the products and services that you are selling online. Great content gives freshness and relevancy to your e-commerce website to boost the ranking.
* Link Building- Links on relevant sites are more powerful and should be the primary focus of your link building/buying efforts
* Site Map- Adding a site map makes it very easy for search engines to find and index every page on your website.
* Image Descriptions- The text around images is very valuable for SEO and using captions for images is beneficial as well.
* Develop Relationships- An easy way to direct traffic to your website is by linking to other sites.
* Product Reviews: A great strategy for unique content is by displaying user-generated content from your online shoppers. Allow customers to review products they’ve purchased and comment on them.

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