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What would you do in this situation? ( eCommerce Related )

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by The Secret, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. The Secret

    The Secret Junior Member

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    I currently have a large number of eCommerce stores all in different niches.
    I stock all the products.

    I am looking at starting a type of "mega store" that will stock all of my products from
    all of the different stores i have.

    Would you...
    Create the mega store and run all stores.
    Or..
    Create the mega store and redirect all the other stores to the appropriate category of the new mega store.

    Which do you think would be the best option.

    Also one of my stores was affected by penguin but the others were not.
     
  2. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    As someone who has one mega store and is trying to setup lots of little stores to spread the risk I'll say that lots of smaller stores will be more work, but safer in the long run.

    Do both - thats my plan. It's great when you fill 7 of the top 10 with 3 different sites, the customer thinks they're getting a choice.
     
  3. The Secret

    The Secret Junior Member

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    Yeah that was my thought as well, only maintaining lots of different stores with fresh blogging, social networking and daily duties is a bitch when you have 10 stores.
    And im greedy so i dont like outsourcing, and find that im not happy with the job other people do.
    How big is your mega store? Do you stock products or dropship?
     
  4. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    I come from a land downunder
    I'm actually a travel agent, with one big site and now building smaller ones covering the subniches within it.

     
  5. PeaceLoveSubmission1

    PeaceLoveSubmission1 Regular Member

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    cool, just started a e commerce store and adding all the products one bye one is the most boring thing ever. Seriously demotivational and to top it off i went and got more product lines today :|

    The sites getting about 50 uniques a day at the minute which is very low but it gets the odd sale every few days. What traffic do you think i need to be seeing atleast 50 sales a day?
     
  6. Narrator

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    Keep them all separate and have a mega store. Magento may be able to do all of this, I know it has a multi-store system.
     
  7. KINGCOS

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    I can't answer your question, sorry but was hoping you could help me.

    I have one e-commerce store magento that is in the high competition area of health supplements (1,200 AUD sales per week). I am wanting to concentrate on a niche product but am not sure where to start. I am in Australia. Could you pls give me a suggestion, PM me.

    My sales come from mostly FB fan page referrals and not SEO.

    If I had to answer I would say try your first suggestion build up traffic, and then when ready and have enough sales from the megasite, redirect the small stores but only when you are selling more products on the megastore than the individual niche sites. That's how I would do it if I built up enough stores .

    Ps are you a dropshipper or physically stock your products in warehouse?
     
  8. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    Both. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
     
  9. ok180

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    I almost went down the path of creating one big store prior to penguin and im glad I didn't. As others have said, don't put all your eggs in one basket.
     
  10. Motive

    Motive Newbie

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    Like others have said, its a good idea to spread your websites out. What e-commerce platform are you running?
     
  11. The Secret

    The Secret Junior Member

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    Nice suggestions from everyone, i appreciate it.
    I use Interspire for all of my stores.
    Its ugly as hell but i can customise it to look good.
    And i really like the cpanel and order process pages.
     
  12. rossdavvid

    rossdavvid Junior Member

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    you want to work like Amazon?
    Amazon is a mega store which allow store owner to build their online store free and their also listed on amazon and inventory also successfully manage in both stores.
    you can hire a PHP developer for it developing.
     
  13. toptoptop

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    My vote for small stores.
    If your megoshop gets de-indexed then you are in a deep ass and if one of your small stores gets de-indexed you just are to build more stores.