Shopify has taken the ecommerce made easy motto to the next level. There’s no question why over 2 million online stores are powered by this platform. It’s:
- easy to set up,
- comes with access to loads of attractive templates, and
- requires little to no coding background.
What’s not to love?
Well, a few things actually — SEO-friendliness being one of them.
It’s one thing to have a nice online store, but it’s another to have a lot of customers find your site in Google to buy your products. To do the latter, you need a solid SEO framework in place — one that’s unique to Shopify and tailored to your products.
Shopify’s built-in SEO configuration has improved a lot over the years, but it’s still far from perfect. It still requires technical knowledge and SEO experience to get collections, product pages and blog posts to rank the way you need them to.
We understand the nuances and weaknesses of this platform because we’ve worked with it for years. We’ve helped many businesses to dial in their SEO strategy, and we’re here to help you with our Shopify SEO services.
My team is skilled at acquiring and building businesses that sell products on Amazon. Part of our growth strategy however, is to sell outside of this marketplace. Shopify is our platform of choice when it comes to ecommerce sales.
While we have the capability to manage the brand and products behind each Shopify store, we don’t have the in-house expertise or capacity to run the SEO campaigns.
Dialed Labs is our partner of choice when it comes to getting more organic search traffic to our Shopify stores. Not only do they get the results we are looking for, they are efficient with both our time and money.
Marc RocaCEO, Go-Roca
Your Shopify SEO campaign should attract, engage and convert
Your online visibility directly impacts your revenue. If a buyer can’t find your store when they search for the products that you sell, they’ll end up spending their money with your competition.
Not only are you missing out on that sale, you also miss out on all of the other things that come with increased visibility, like:
- growing your remarketing audience,
- newsletter subscribers,
- repeat purchases,
- social media shares,
- word of mouth,
- and so on.
To tackle this problem, you need a bulletproof SEO strategy that’s unique to Shopify, along with the execution required to make it a reality — both of which we can provide.
Taking your Shopify store from zero to hero
Shopify is a done-for-you ecommerce solution that gives you a whole bunch of features right out of the box. Carrier shipping, payment processing, reporting, sales automation tools, staff accounts and loads of integration options, it’s amazing.
That said, the SEO side of things needs quite a bit of attention. There’s a lot more to it than just using the built in SEO functionality to include keywords in titles, meta descriptions, and page content.
Our Shopify SEO services include can assist with:
- Developing a simple, yet deeply researched content strategy that includes:
- Optimizing your existing content — collections, product pages and blog posts
- Technical SEO auditing, and ongoing maintenance so your SEO campaign is built on a strong foundation
- building authority in the eyes of Google, by earning backlinks on relevant websites to your industry
- seeking opportunities to improve your internal linking, to keep customers on your site for longer, increasing email signups, your conversion rate, and your average order value
Benefits of hiring a team of Shopify SEO experts
Technology has made it easier to get away without needing experts. The days of needing a team of developers to build an ecommerce empire are long gone.
For the most part, DIY works, but when it comes down to short cutting years of learning, it’s wise to get help. By engaging our experienced team, you can leverage decades of SEO experience.
Here are some specific ways you can level up your Shopify store by working with our team.
A better understanding of your audience — keyword research
At the core of every SEO strategy lies keyword research. When your target audience searches in Google for your products, they might be using very different words to the ones you do.
By researching and studying the terminology and words they are using, we get loads of insight. Most specifically, how far into the buying cycle they are, and what it’s going to take to bring them to your online store.
Keywords are your guide when it comes to creating content that works. We’ll help you target the right keywords in your niche and leverage them to generate sales.
Adapt faster than your competition
In a highly populated and competitive environment like ecommerce, it’s vital that you one-up your competition. Constant fine-tuning is the name of the game.
The best Shopify stores consistently keep their SEO strategy in tune with the latest algorithm updates by Google.
They keep tweaking their content and the technical side of things in order to rank and stay ranked.
Build credibility with backlinks
Authority flows through the internet in the form of links. When credible, high value websites link to your online store, Google sees it as a vote of confidence and rewards you with better rankings. If there was only one a reason why Amazon ranks so well in Google, this would be it.
We’ll help you to create a market-leading backlink profile while also optimizing your internal linking structure, to make sure your authority flows throughout your site nicely.
Catch SEO issues before losing sales — regular site auditing and fixes
While the hosting and SSL of Shopify gives you more stability than other ecommerce platforms, it’s hardly the full picture.
We all make mistakes. When someone on your team makes a change like updating a product description or installing a new Shopify app, they may also be accidentally jeopardizing your hard earned Google rankings.
Or maybe the product information PDF you are linking to on a manufacturer’s website has since been removed, now leaving a broken link on your site.
Our technical SEO maintenance process involves weekly auditing of your site in an effort to catch changes that put your organic search traffic at risk. When we discover a problem, we’ll fix it ASAP. It’s all about reducing risk and maximizing your upside.
Conversion and rank-optimized content
Your SEO efforts can be rendered useless if your content is not up to the mark. The last thing you want is more customers visiting your store but having them turn away as a result of poorly written or formatted content.
By optimizing the copy on your website for keywords and making it more compelling, not only are you one step closer to more website visitors, they’re one step closer to making an actual purchase once on your site.
We keep it simple, but we’ll tell you what we’ve worked on in addition to the ensuing results.
If you’re on board with one of our managed SEO service plans, ensuring the success of your Shopify SEO campaign means we need to be monitoring it closely.
We track important metrics such as traffic and keyword rankings on a daily basis, while more intensive monitoring of link building and site health takes place on a weekly basis.
At the end of each month, you’ll receive a report that tells you exactly where your online store stands, and how our SEO efforts are impacting performance.
Get in touch
To learn more about our Shopify SEO services and to find out if your business might be a good fit, please contact us today.