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Old 30th December 2008, 02:48 AM   #1
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Hello Friend,

I have an on line store which is selling a wide range of designer pet products, such as pet clothes. [see site in signature]

i heard that selling via a blog has a great effect to the business, is that so? if so, any suggestions?

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Old 30th December 2008, 04:36 PM   #2
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Selling via a blog is not much different from selling via any other website. After all, a blog is a website.

In other words, blogs are not magic. "Blog" simply refers to a specific type of content management system. There's nothing special about a blog that doesn't also apply to any other type of website. What makes a blog "work" is good quality content, strong inbound links and logical, visitor-friendly site organization. Same as any other website.

You can use blog posts to help promote your reputation as an industry expert. You can attract readers with humorous or controversial content. Subscribers to your RSS feed will be reminded of your products or services every time they read your feed.

The improved reputation and/or increased traffic can help stimulate sales on your main web store, or you can sell products or services directly through the blog.

Either way, the same "rules" apply as with any other form of online selling.

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Old 31st December 2008, 05:04 PM   #3
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A blog has benefits that a normal website has not.When a blog is updated often, search engines are indexing it fast.When you are selling something online you should definitely build an email list.

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When you update a "regular" website often (and it has a good number of inbound links) it will also get indexed fast.

I repeat: there is nothing magical about a blog. A blog is simply a type of content management system. The main advantage a blog has is built-in RSS feeds, but you can add those to any website. So RSS feeds are not an exclusive advantage of blogs.

Because of the way blog software is set up, by default they usually also feature strong internal navigation. But again, for other types of websites, it's simply a matter of good planning and you can have exactly the same thing.

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Old 21st January 2009, 03:32 PM   #5
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Our e-commerce site utilizes several blogs to drive traffic.

The one most used to "sell" is written by our sales department. Once a day, a member of our sales team will write a quick blog about how one of our products has crossed their path (with links to that product).

It has definitely worked, as we have gotten phone calls requesting specific salespeople, who then generate orders for the products that they blog about. Pretty cool stuff.

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For me ,starting blogs got much more traffic to my website.My opinion content is king with blogs.Links are the king with web sites.I have used Wordpress,blogspot and today.My favorite is wordpress.

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