A friend and I are starting an online business selling a product. As we are kind of new to the online world, we are looking for a little advice from anyone who has already travelled that road.
I have made a few websites, but I think doing this ALL myself would be getting out of my realm of knowledge.
a few questions…
Does anyone know of any companies that are specialize in boosting your google search ranking?
Any suggestions on adding a shopping cart to a website?
Or…any suggestions on a company that will do the whole site (shopping cart, search ranking considerations, hosting, , site design, the whole nine) at a reasonable price?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated…
Thanks in advance [/quote]
There are companies that can increase your ranking. I was on a site not long ago but lost it now…I’m sure you will find it on google. It isn’t that cheap, and personally I question the results, but they are out there.
It isn’t that hard to buy a high spot with google adwords on the sponsored links section, but acheiving a high ranking (top10-20)through organic listing is quite hard and takes time and is really determined by alot of factors. Generally speaking, if your site is selling something, you will have a harder time getting to the top of organic because they are generally for information based sites.
You can check out www.perrymarshall.com, he is an expert at google marketing and his 5 day course will give you some good knowledge of how google works.
Adwords can be very expensive if you don’t know what you are doing and depending on what you are selling. Some high demand products such as weight loss can cost more then $5 per click which can add up real fast. $5/click * 20clicks/day *30days/month = $3000/month and this is only getting people to your website, you still got to make a sale. In saying that though, google commands about 50% of all search engine traffic globally and is the best place to start. Yahoo nets around 25-30% I believe.
There is alot to learn, but I believe it is worth learning yourself as you can apply the knowledge again and again. I think if you pay somebody do it, you will likely only have mild results opposed to you doing it yourself. Obviously this is not the short term solution you seem to be after.