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Thursday, September 02 2010
eCommerce shopping cart reports are vital to track you sales and success.  Within the eDirectHost website builder you can click on the "store" tab and then click on "eCommerce Reports & Analysis" on the bottom right side.  In here you can view your sales report by date to see if sales are up or down from previous date ranges.  You can also click on "sales by product" to see which products have been selling the best, you can also look at this over numerous months to see if your selling more or less and even see if it's a seasonal product which only sells certain months.  If you setup your products with a cost amount the system will even give you a "sales profit/cost report" which will help you see which products are more profitable and this may help you determin if you need to change your focus on a certain product or product line.

There are many more reports like sales by credit card type, state, product count, sales tax and more.  The tool is there and it's included in all of our plans for free so check it out.

To comment on this blog just click on "comments" below, A form will open up below where you can enter your comments.  Commenting on this blog and then entering your website link will help promote your site and help it move up in the search engines.
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Wednesday, August 25 2010
If you don't have a free google webmaster tools account setup then now is the time to have one setup.  It's free and provide a wealth of information about your website and how it's seen on the internet.  Go here to setup your own free account: /webmasters/ .  Once you have your site setup, don't forget to link your website sitemap to the google tools.  To do this, on eDirectHost, click on the marketing icon on the main admin page and then click on "Generate Sitemap" option under the search engine heading.  It's about the 5th item down and then scroll down to create your sitemap.  you will then take this link and copy/paste it over to google webmaster tools.  let us know if you have any problems setting it up.

To comment on this blog just click on "comments" below and a form will open up below where you can enter your comment.
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Tuesday, August 24 2010
This blog post is a test to make sure it feeds directly to eDirectHost Twitter & Facebook Account.  This is a very cool feature by twitterfeed.com which will publish any of my blog entries into my Twitter account and Facebook account.  This way I don't have to do the same work 3 times.  Feel free to try it at twitterfeed.com as well.
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Saturday, August 21 2010
If you want to move up in the search engines then you need links pointing to your website.  The links can be from a website as a text link or within facebook or twitter.  Lately it's been shown that social media links are worth more than website links.  So if your a heavy facebook or twitter user then start sending some links back to your website.  Blogs are another way to link back to your website.  If you can include your key word within the link then the link will be worth 10x more.  For instance I can have a link that looks like www.edirecthost.com or I can have a link that looks like "ecommerce website builder", the ecommerce website builder link is worth much more than just the edirecthost link.  So if you want to help your website move up in the search engines, start getting links on other websites, blogs, facebook, twitter or even directory listings.

One good place to start would be to comment on this blog about the article and then add your website link within the comment that links back to your site.  So what are you waiting for, lets start getting your website moving up.

To comment on this blog just click on comments below and a form will open up below that where you can enter your comment.
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Friday, August 20 2010
To submit your website for FREE to the search engines, click on the "admin" tab on the very top of your screen.  Then click on the "Marketing" icon on the far right.  In here click on "Search Engine Submission" icon on the bottom right of the screen.  The icon has a big "+" sign on it.  Then below to the right you will see an option to "submit your site", click on this to submit the website.  It does take a few weeks for the search engines to pick you up.
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