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E commerce Plugin/ solution recomedations needed that doesnt hurt SEO

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by benjarvie, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. benjarvie

    benjarvie Junior Member

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    I have a existing site built on wordpress that is receiving around 2,000 uniques a day and am not wanting to monetize the traffic with a shopfront.

    Can someone suggest what ecom solutions that have had a positive experience with whilst staying withing the wordpress wireframe.


    I dont like the idea that alot of these ecom solution sites want us to create a sub domain and place a redirect to there site to host the shop front.

    Its very important this is all SEO friendly and organic rankings are held on our root and not some shopping cart reseller.

    Im looking to buy something in the next 72 hours so your input is most appreciated.

    We will be processing payments with paypal whilst waiting on a merchant account.

    thankyou in advance.
     
  2. cbar126

    cbar126 Junior Member

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    if you are going to promote your own products, use ecwid, you can insert the catalog anywhere, including wordpress (seo friendly), facebook, blogger, etc. They are great.
     
  3. davbel

    davbel Newbie

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    I'd look at Shopp plugin or woocommerce. Shopp is $55 but will prob do want you want as it's more powerful out of the box, but woo is free and a bit easy to set up / use, although you'll need to spend to get some of the more advanced pluggins.
     
  4. benjarvie

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    thanks for your insight people -

    Another thing i want to factor in is being able to use a furfillment house 3 months down the track with not having to customize the site all over again.

    this is the furfillment house im looking to use http://www.efulfillmentservice.com/integration-with-your-cart/ this page has a break down of what ecom front ends they work hand in hand with.

    has anyone used 3dcart of any of the others listed at the above url (which i am not affiliated with)
     
  5. benjarvie

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    Ive just checked out ecwid - nice easy setup (paste the html from your admin panel on there site into your page and bang its done)

    What are your thoughts though about dynamic page urls.

    I want to pick a solution that has a very strong SEO back-end.

    Titles, tags, metas, descriptions etc is all very basic on page stuff - im concerned about the site structure as time passes..... Any SEO architects in here that can shed some light on this ?



    **** just found this faq page that answers some of my seo questions http://kb.ecwid.com/w/page/15853308/SEO ****

    How it works: when search engine bots open your site, they see the plain-HTML copy of your store. So they can index it completely. However when your customers open your site, they see the full AJAX-driven Ecwid interface. Moreover, if your customer goes to any indexed plain-HTML page from Google search results page, the necessary AJAX page will be opened automatically too.


    it still seems to lack in permalink structure.

    I really want to make the right decision as changing my mind down the track will be a royal pain in the ass.
     
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  6. benjarvie

    benjarvie Junior Member

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    can anyone share there views on magento, shopify, big commerce, volusion

    WP ecommerce plugins im looking for opinions on - WooCommerce, wordpress-ecommerce, ready-ecommerce.


    Features im looking for is - Cart abandonment saving (ive noticed some will email the user to followup on the sale), Strong SEO/link structure, good upsel features, good support etc.
     
  7. Moriarty79

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    I have just helped a client migrate from Interspire Shopping Cart (pre runner to Big Commerce) over to Magento. It is a pretty solid e-commerce package.
     
  8. benjarvie

    benjarvie Junior Member

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    where you involved in making that decision ? why did you choose to run with it >? what features made you take the final plunge ?
     
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    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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