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Old 09-29-2017, 08:54 PM
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After 2 years trying only 2 percent of products appear on Google. Why?


I signed up with Ecwid about 2 years ago, because I was changing from doing my own business website maintenance to allowing a company to do it for me.

When I was managing the site, 100% of my products were appearing on Google. I programmed a routine in Autohotkey to create pages on the fly from my inventory, and at the same time it created the xml sitemap in the way Google likes it.

I uploaded the new pages via FTP, including the xml file, then notified Google via the webmaster tool that it was updated. Worked great.

Since I changed companies, my site has been migrated to a Wordpress site, and I signed up with Ecwid because they have a wordpress widget that I could upload my inventory to.

2 years later, 2% of my products show up in Google.

I've been modifying the uploads and my settings looking for a perfect setup, and increasing the details I manage to pull out of my limited dataset of product info through randomization and by adding details based on keywords (when I can).

I've been pressing the web company who's handling it to get my parts pages listed, and they've added sitemaps and say they're working hard to get them on Google, but my list of parts they show online keeps getting smaller and smaller.

I'm at my wits end, and ready to fire everybody lol, and go back to being my own web guy... but jeez I would rather not.

Can someone look at http://www.servicecare.net/store/ and tell me if I'm doing anything wrong as far as the website goes? Missing anything? (Other than substantive content, which is hard to generate based on the limited info I have in this database of parts).

Thank you,

Toxey McDavid, Service Care
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:36 PM
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Hi,

I'm Edward from Ecwid Team.

I'm sorry that you've faced this problem. Let's try to sort that out.

One of our agents has already replied to your email inquiry regarding this issue. I will also copy the email message below in case others face a simial problem with SEO.

I've checked the indexing results by typing this request in Google:

Google shows 211 results:



The fact that these results display shows that your store can be indexed and there is nothing preventing it. To improve your results, I'd recommend you these methods as well:
  • Make your website https.
    Google tends to 'prefer' https website as they are considered more secure than http. Your website runs on http. To switch it to https, install SSL certificate to your website.
  • Add product links to your sitemap.
    I've checked your sitemap here: http://www.servicecare.net/sitemap.xml It contains links to the main store page and to categories. I'd recommend that you add the links to the product pages as well. To do that, use the free app called 'Sitemap generator': https://www.ecwid.com/apps/featured/...generator-j-26
  • Submit the sitemaps to the Webmaster tools.
    You will be able to see the progress how your store pages are indexed. If there are any problems, you will see them there as well. Let us know if you see any technical problems/warnings about Ecwid store pages indexing.
  • Share products in social networks.
    It's believed to speed up the indexation if you share products in Facebook and Twitter. See how to do it here: https://support.ecwid.com/hc/en-us/articles/207807405 Also, it's good if you post links to your store and products in other websites and forums.

Let us know if there is anything else we can help you with. Thanks!

So if you have any questions — feel free to reply to our email. We'll be happy to help you.
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