Originally Posted by kathysaltlake
if there are so many ---don;t--- how does someone get their website promoted and traffic increased at the beginning ...?
In the beginning, your best source of visitors will come from your shopping feed. Set one up, and submit it to Google Merchant Center
It is now pay to play. I was so mad when they announced that they were moving to a paid model. But after it was implemented I became a happy little camper. All these little single product websites, which you used to clutter the shopping results, took off. Now only the big stores are left, and CPC was cut by like 60%
Let the feed generate your sales while you generate links, and soon you'll be ranking organically fro your products.
**AVOID SOCIAL MEDIA** at all costs. You can generate traffic until the cows come home, but they NEVER buy. The only people who will recommend social media promotion of an ecommerce site, are Internet Marketing Writers. They will advise you to promote your site on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, etc. But there is reason they write about ecommerce as opposed to running an ecommerce site. blah, blah, something, something cannot, then teach. I'll let you draw your own conclusions.