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wordpress Ecommerce OR Prestashop for an eShop ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by carlito, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. carlito

    carlito BANNED BANNED

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    Hi,
    What is best, for SEO purpose and for simplicity of use ? What could you advice plz ?
    I found Prestashop shops dont allow much content on the homepage, and we know content is important for SEO...
    Thanks
     
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    I'm also going to setup a shop and I'm with the same question in my mind, I hope someone experienced can clear our doubt! =)
     
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    I use Prestashop for my brick and mortar business. It's not been perfect but it has improved a lot recently. I switched to it from a paid cart (CubeCart) which I'd been with for 5 years. Prestashop is easy to use and I've not had any issues with SEO on it. I've used a number of services on here to get it ranking. It's currently sitting at pos 3 for a very competitive term.

    I've used WordPress for smaller, less important shops. I have a copy of ShopperPress too but ecommerce plugs or addons for WordPress are quite basic and are fine if you want to run a small, simple shop.

    If you intend to run a big shop with thousands of products you'll need proper ecommerce software. WP wasn't really designed for running ecommerce sites and you will be limited in future if you go down that route.
     
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    I should have also said the PS has a home page text editor under modules that allows you to add as much content as you want with all the formatting options you could want with a wysiwyg editor. The same applies on the product pages and of course you can have seo friendly urls'.

    My only gripe is the category pages. Your text can't be formatted - so no H1 text and so on.

    1.5 will be out early next year allowing you to run multiple shops from one install.

    Install PS in the root and put a WP blog in a directory or sub domain for the perfect setup :)
     
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  5. carlito

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    thanks dotcomdesigns, my eshop will be quite small there will be around 10 references of a same product, so maybe I can test WP. I was interested by Prestashop also, because the design of their shops is very cool, and there are many addons you can add (many shipping options, payment too, coupons management, and other stuff to enhance the shop).
     
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    really, no H1?? that's a pain... I thought we could modify the html code in the different files (tpl or php files)..
     
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    Didn't know that about 1.5...useful to know as I have 2 e-stores at the moment, 1 on presta and 1 on ecommerce and was looking to migrate the ecommerce one to presta but will wait.

    Potentially be able to save some hosting costs as well as looking to install SagePay on both.
     
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    Yes I've thought the same and it's on my to do list. I'm sure if you go into the theme files you can make changes there. But it's not available in the back office which would have been much easier. Maybe it will in 1.5
     
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    I have used prestashop, magento and shopperpress.
    for presta:
    unfortunately i have faced a lot of issue in SEO.
    you have to individually install a lot of module,and good ones are always paid version.
    site loading time is slower than magento. If you have a good server, I would say go with magento.

    but for just 10 product, magento might be too much.
    So,your best option would be Shopperpress. i think they are running 6.7.
    good thing about shopperpress is,you can add a lot of article in article section, which will help you boost your SERP for a lot of keyword.
     
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    I use Opencart and always recommending other people to use it too.
    So far, no complaints from them nor me.