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Artificial Intelligence, SEO and drop shipping

Discussion in 'AI - Artificial Intelligence in Digital Marketing' started by Elifont, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Elifont

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    I am thinking of setting up my own dropshipping site, I want to implement AI techniques into this to solve any issues that I may come across, when reading about drop shipping it sounds like there are a lot of obstacles that could benefit from using AI / automation in some way, especially in terms of SEO.

    Overall, what would be the best artificial intelligence techniques or/and software to achieve what I want to achieve? I plan to use shopify so that will help a lot from the onset I reckon.

    I also want to use AI to detect trends.

    Would machine learning techniques help? If so what exactly?
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Ah-ha! You may not have known this, but we have an AI section here on Black Hat World.

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  3. Elifont

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    Ah do we, sorry about that, I did look for the most relevant section.
     
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  4. I know SEO

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    Machine learning spots patterns and makes a guess on what the next move is...

    How does this tie into dropshipping exactly?
     
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    No worries, it's a new section. :)
     
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  6. Elifont

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    Mainly this article under disadvantages I thought AI could be beneficial to some of these? shopify.co.uk/guides/dropshipping/understanding-dropshipping either how I am open to opinions although not approaching AI in a naive manner (I know a lot about this subject) I am approaching drop shipping and SEO in a naive manner I am still learning about these. I mean anything that can help me how AI relates to these two areas of SEO and drop shipping overall would be highly beneficial and helpful towards me whether it be a book recommendation, youtube videos, articles written here etc....
     
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    Oberlo is the closest thing to what you describe, but as you've said, you said you've only "read about drop shipping." You haven't done it. How can you automate something you know nothing about it? In order to even consider automating anything, you have to understand that topic intimately and have succeeded in it. I would recommend doing drop shipping first, find out how hard it is, and then realize that automating any aspect of it is much harder than drop shipping already is.
     
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  8. Elifont

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    This is a good idea to be honest, I mean how can I solve a problem that is undefined in the first instance? I did not know if there were dead cert guides or ways already established before I begin, but Oberlo sounds like one in that respect. Would you say the same in respect of SEO? I mean I have not even started at all on that yet.
     
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    I'd recommend you not to even think about AI at this point. Just go ahead and do it. If you can succeed doing it manually, you can find ways to automate your successful processes. Yoast SEO is a really good system for SEO.
     
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  10. Elifont

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    I was also looking into AI and machine learning techniques to detect trends better? If that is not a good idea, how do people find a good trend to sell and market?
     
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    Good question. I am interested in the replies you'll get as well.
     
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  12. Elifont

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    I mean there is this, which I could put to good use, problem is Node and JS is not really my main language, I get along better with PHP: https://www.npmjs.com/package/google-trends-api I suppose I could pull in the data using node and apply it accordingly to whether I need to in whatever language or database / spreadsheet I am using? If anyone else as done anything along these lines or knows something better than google trends let me know...
     
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    I don't believe that AI or machine learning will be useful for any of the disadvantages. Maybe for the Inventory Issues but if you'll dropship from Aliexpress I guess there is nothing you can to do check their inventory. AI will not help you to handle Supplier Errors, Shipping Complexity or possible low margins.

    From the point you're at you should simply start dropshipping. There are a million ways to explore that will increase your revenue and are simple to implement. If you have a successful shop which converts and is optimized you might look into advanced techniques like trend prediction.
     
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    I think trend and prediction are perhaps the most prevalent aspects of this topic and that I would be best looking into...
     
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    If there's a really huge trend you should enter you'll find that manually too and if not just pick something evergreen. Trend analysis (and I'm not talking about prediction because that will imo nearly be impossible) is just one piece and the time investment you'll need to make a perfect tool for that won't be worth it when you're just starting. You might find a product that will be super hyped soon but without prior dropshipping experience you won't be able to bank on it the best way.
     
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  16. Elifont

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    If that would be the case anyway, in terms of banking, then I presume when starting out dropshipping it helps to not make it more complex for myself, keep things as simple as possible and what people would buy, worry about taking risks like this later?
     
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    The best AI you'd have is pretty much to copy what amazon does, find products frequently bought together, study user behavior and have your website recommend or redirect users to appropriate products to get the highest possible conversion rate.
     
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  18. Elifont

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    I like this idea.
     
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    Yes... Alibaba Buyer - Ebay Seller Graphing. To follow the rabbit hole you must first know that you must follow the Pellet(s). Bait the rabbit and Make your wallet SPARQL baby!
     
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