|Promoting an Ecommerce Site
The majority of
merchants will be using a some form of shopping cart to display and sell their goods.
However if you wish the contents of the shopping cart to be read by search engines then
must ensure it is search engine friendly.
Our shopping cart meets those criteria and is available from the URL above.
Most of the other major directories such as Yahoo are now
"paid for inclusion". Only submit to these if you think the business generated
will cover the cost of any fees.
If you decide to exchange links with other site then ensure it is in a similar sector as your own. Check the quality of the link. Is the content of its page relevent to your site. Do not link to directory type sites that have hundreds of automatically generated outward bounds links.
You will probably receive many emails from webmasters that use programs or scripts to automatically generate requests for links.
This usually start out something like this,
As both of our websites has a similar theme, I
have added your domain
Ignore them, as search engines are begining to filter out this type of link, so it is likely to be of little benefit in either traffic or rankings.
One way of spotting the automated emails is that they never mention you by name. They begin "Dear Sir/Madam" or simply just "Hi" or "Hello".