Questions tagged [ecommerce]

eCommerce, consists of the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks. This is a generic tag for all ecommerce systems. Frameworks that facilitate development of such systems like magento, nopcommerce have their own tags as well.

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Should I mention my products on marketplaces as <link rel=“alternate” … >?

Assume your are selling a product on both own webstore and marketplaces like eBay. The marketplace will insert a canonical link in your product page on its sites. So far I know, one can't do anything ...
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Requiring billing address form prior to PayPal checkout for digital goods?

I have recently moved off of Woocommerce selling digital-only products (templates, plugins etc). Having used PayPal only, my shop collected billing info via PayPal transaction and the user never had ...
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Google XML Feed, Schema and product availability

Regarding product availability, there's that little something I don't quite understand. We have an online store with a few thousand products. Some of those products we don't have "in stock" for ...
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Which method provides a better user experience? [closed]

We have a CMS e-commerce website and sell pet foods. But unlike any e-commerce site, our customers do not buy the products for themselves. Our customers buy products to be sent to the animal rights ...
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“ItemAvailability” value for factory direct (non stocking distribution) items?

Anyone know the best way to communicate ItemAvailability in cases where the item cannot be stocked, but the item is available direct from the manufacturer/factory? In other words, sometime a ...
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Sitemap confusion on Google Console: One website accessible by two URLs

I am a novice when it comes to websites, the language and technical side. Excuse if this sounds elementary. If you have one website accessible by two URLs, do I need to add a sitemap for each one? ...
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Use forward slashes (/) or dashes (-) for URL design in 2019? (for categories in e-commerce)

What is a better URL design for an e-commerce website? Case a: http://example.com/shoes-women http://example.com/shoes-women-red http://example.com/high-heels-red http://example.com/high-heels-red-...
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Is setting deep filtered categories to noindex a good practise?

The situation now: The project is not launched, but we have lot of categories and a big filter system in the end (color, brand, dimension, size, model, material,..). Most of categories will have a ...
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What are the SEO benefits of a product specification/detail page vs a product overview page?

Is or should there be a difference between these two pages or should they be combined to form one page? I'm just curious because I haven't seen a product page on an ecommerce site go into heavy detail ...
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E-commerce tracking in wordpress using woo commerce

I work on a small business and they asked me to "set up e-commerce tracking on Google Analytics". First things first, some information on the webstie: It's on Wordpress I have already successfully ...
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Discrepancies In Analytics Ecommerce Data

While I think most of us are familiar with/have encountered discrepancies between GA and Google Ads or other platforms, this one has me rather stumped. A new client's reporting has always seemed a ...
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Can a site with Google ads also link to a commercial site?

Can a blog with original content and Google ads also link to a commercial site which sells stuff?
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Should I provide structured data for the related products on a single product page?

In a single product page, should I provide Schema.org structured data for the related products, too? As an example, this is a page of my ecommerce. As you can see, there are 5 Product items in the ...
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Use of word “buy” as focus keyword

I am building an e-commerce Website using WooCommerce and Yoast SEO. I am looking at the competition and I noticed that in my industry, if you type "buy adidas stan smith" on Google, results that ...
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Does moving eCommerce platforms have the potential to tank SEO initially even if we expect better SEO in the long term?

We are currently re-platforming from an old e-seller pro eCommerce website to Magento. our domain has been registered for over 15 years and Google has indexed the existing website, we even show on ...
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Pricing on product page only shown with campaign code, but can I omit it from the canonical URL?

I have a product page in the following format: example.com/products/brand?campaignCode=<a campaignCode> The /brand page shows generic information about the brand (name, description, image, etc....
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Will the google crawler miss the footer content if we implement unlimited lazy loading of our Products in our Catalog Page on our Ecommerce Website?

Our SEO expert has suggested we not do lazy load and do pagination as they said google crawler will not be able to crawl footer content if we implement unlimited lazy loading of our Products in our ...
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How long to recover Google traffic after period of out of stock in webstore?

I have a webstore and recently went on holiday so just placed all of the products out of stock and left the website open. In this time my traffic, which is almost entirely from google, dropped from 5k ...
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How does ecommerce tracking work for multiple currencies

I have a client based in the UK which sells from one website to multiple countries. I am setting up standard ecommerce tracking through GTM and wondering, if someone pays in USD, will GA recognise ...
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Affiliate networks: what work do they involve on my store?

I run a fairly successful online store. I would like to join an affiliate network to drive more traffic to my site, and I would like to know what sort of technical effort this involves. Let's say ...
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Does the currency in a webshop affect SEO?

Does a page get ranked higher in google, bing, ... if a webshop uses the user's local currency? I am wondering because we are discussing to add more currencies to our webshop. Our thoughts are that ...
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Ecommerce SEO structure - Headings [duplicate]

I have done quite a bit of research on SEO as I have a new website (around 6 months old) and it does not feature on google for any search terms that I would associate with it other than the website ...
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JSON-LD for a product brand page as a showcase of a web store

After my first question about Store main blocks, I think this is way better to explain with an example. Let's say we are doing the Footlocker webpage. And we have a homepage JSON-LD like this (which ...
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How do we track customer lifetime value (LTV) through Google Analytics or our own database?

We operate a cashback site with clients from all over the world. Our business model is pretty simple. A client registers to us and finds products or services he/she likes. The client goes to our ...
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Should rel=nofollow be used, when internally linking to cousin pages?

I am currently working on an eCommerce website. I am thinking of creating a structure, which would allow the visitor to browse the site by Product Category, Room and Theme. As such, I would end up ...
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How can I address my website product content being considered duplicate because it's on retailer websites?

Currently I provide retailers (e.g. Amazon) with the same product content that's on my website. However, I want to do my best to get my website ranking over retailers, especially for brand terms. ...
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Tagging different currency pages for multi-currency webshop

I present two selections in my site; one is language (which will change the URL and content) and currency. The currency setting is applied via querystring, like page?curr=EUR, then it'll remember for ...
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Why do some sites replace a 'Product Parent Category' with a 'Page'?

Recently, I have been looking at how websites structure their eCommerce sites. After browsing quite a few sites, I have noticed there seems to be 2 primary approaches in how to handle 'Parent' and '...
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Now that I have a eCommerce website for it, can I continue to use a Facebook group, or should I convert it to a page?

I set up a Facebook Group for an activity in my town. I have now set up a website selling merchandise and other items specific to the Facebook Group and have been advised that groups should be for ...
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Can you optimise ecommerce product pages for SEO when the product names are specific and have no search volume?

If there's no search volume for individual product names, should I just focus on optimising category pages rather than individual products?
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Do search engines factor in both Product Categories and their Tags, when ranking pages?

I am currently working on an Arts & Crafts eCommerce website, with my current focus being on the creation of the Content Inventory/Site Architecture. I am wondering if, as part of their SERP ...
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Can I use a cart software like shopify with my custom website?

I'm sure there is an obvious answer to this question, but can't seem to find it. I'm building a custom site for a client (html/php) and need to have a web store on it. Building a web store from ...
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Hikashop USPS Shipping plugin does not seem to be computing shipping rates correctly

I have a near fatal issue where I can not get the USPS (United States Postal Service) Plugin written for Hikashop to return the proper USPS Postal Rates. According to the developers it "should be ...
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Are the list of products being purchased required for the Google Analytics enhanced eCommerce checkout step?

I want to push checkout step data dynamically to GA Enhanced Ecommerce (after each AJAX step progression), but I don't currently have access to the array of products in the cart. I have the step push ...
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Will adding an external ecommerce link to a site navigation effect seo?

I have an ecommerce store built with an external vendor on a different URL than my main site. If I add a link to the store in the navigation of my main site, will this be seen as malicious by Google ...
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Product pages were found as duplicate content and thin content

I have a lot of products on my website that only have a short description on them, and don't have much content. Google does not show them in the index when I search for my domain and says: "In order ...
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Using Schema.org's OfferCatalog for separate offers from different sellers

Is it a proper usage when OfferCatalog contains offers from different sellers (online marketplace, for instance)? The intent is to create offer list which contains separate offers from different ...
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Keep order status private from search engines?

I searched hard before posting this question. I apologize if it is a duplicate or if this is not the correct forum. We have a homegrown shopping cart website. We do not require shoppers to register ...
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If I sell the same things that a manufacturer sells on their site, does my SEO suffer if I use their default product descriptions?

If I sell the same things that a manufacturer sells on their site, does my SEO suffer if I use their default product descriptions? I understand that technical specs are ok.
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Funnel visualisation vs Reverse goal path

I manage an e-commerce and I created 10 different goals on Google Analytics - all of them with "destination" that "equals to" the URL of purchase completed. Also I created for all the goals, the ...
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Google Analytics payment gateway referrals whack-a-mole

My employer uses third-party payment gateways to process debit and credit card payments on our website. Until recently, including these in GA's Referral Exclusion list has been adequate to make sure ...
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In Google Analytics e-commerce data, should the product price include tax?

Should the product price include tax in Google Analytics e-commerce data? Is that tax then tracked separately?
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SAQ A-EP - what do the initials stand for?

When it comes to delegating PCI compliance to payment service providers, there are two types of integrations: SAQ A and SAQ A-EP. SAQ means Self-Assessment Questionnaire. But I can't figure out what "...
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How to add SEO related terms in the page to maximize seo rank for certain keywords?

We have platform where users can sell their bikes. The most relevant SEO key terms user type to find online platform to sell the bike is like: Sell bike in new york Sell bike in new jersey (Similar ...
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Schema.org Product: Same product, different quantities?

How do you deal with a product that the only "variation" is the quantity pack (which changes the price per unit)? Example: 100 Sheets $11.40 300 Sheets $32.85 (Save 4%)
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Can a Web store with .eu domain sell products intended only for UK market?

This has nothing to do with Brexit and I am not even sure this is the right place to ask this question. I recently bought an electrical appliance from a Web store with the .eu domain extension, only ...
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Google Analytics - Comparing transactions vs page metrics

Is it possible to compare ecommerce transactions (eg product performance) vs page metrics, like average amount of time on page, page views, pages per session, etc? I'm trying to find out things like ...
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Do similar products across different categories affect SEO?

If I have one category Long Sleeve T-Shirt With its products Family Long Sleeve T-Shirt Children Long Sleeve T-Shirt Vintage Long Sleeve T-Shirt Now I have another category Jersey T-Shirt But ...
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If product titles are similar to category title, how does it affect SEO?

Let's say I have a product title of "Long Sleeve Shirts" Will it be okay if my products' titles are Children long sleeve shirts Family long sleeve shirts Couple long sleeve shirts So every ...
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Do we really need Google services to increase profits?

Do we really need Google services like analytics (maybe), Adwords, remarketing etc. to increase profits? I ask this question because according to my observation e-commerce sites pay huge amount of ...