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WooCommerce SEO Tips

Launching a flexible, user-friendly eCommerce store with WordPress and WooCommerce is quite simple. But SEO for WooCommerce is a whole different ball game to get shoppers to your store. Use-friendly websites with unique content will be at the forefront, but you need to take into account several caveats and nuances to get shoppers to your store.

Here are smart WooCommerce SEO tips to rank higher in search results.

Product descriptions

One of the most important aspects of a good eCommerce SEO is the product description. While writing product descriptions, you need to take into consideration certain points to ensure descriptions are well in line with both user and search engine requirements:

  • Longer product descriptions work well: Longer and more in-depth content are recommended by Google. However, when we say longer descriptions, don’t take it otherwise and start writing super-long descriptions unnecessarily. Instead, focus on the product’s features, benefits, value, and ideal buyers.

Justify using superlatives and provide specific proof of why your product is best, appeal to readers’ imagination, cut through rational barriers with mini-stories, and seduce with sensory words ( words like “smooth,” “velvety,” “crisp,” and “bright” if you’re selling food products), and make description scannable. The more information you provide about the product, the more satisfied your visitors will be making a purchase.

  • Include product keywords: Before starting writing, do some keyword research and understand what users are searching for to find your product. Suppose that you are naming your product listing by their name (Narzo 360), but people are searching for them by manufacturer numbers, such as AT466. This is a ‘disconnection’ that will result in less visibility, fewer sales, and less traffic for the particular product or item.
  • Avoid generic manufacturer descriptions: Avoid creating generic descriptions about manufacturers for all products. This will be considered duplicate content by search engines, which can negatively affect your online presence. Such descriptions are also not valuable for users. So, focus on product features and keep it apart from other similar products.

Optimize Your Images

Like product descriptions, you need to optimize product images. Only high-quality images are not enough. If you fail to optimize images, it will lead to a disservice. For example, large images massively impact your website load speed, despite these images being high quality. The website should load in 2 seconds.

Follow these two easy steps to optimize your images:

  • Reduce the image file size: The first step is to reduce the file size of images without compromising quality. Use online plugging like WP Smush to do this.
  • Optimize Image title and image alt tags: Name all of your images. But, avoid just random number and letter combinations. Try to name images using the same keywords you use in product descriptions. Also, create alt texts that reflect your targeted keyword.

Site Navigation

Site navigation plays a vital part in the success of your eCommerce business on the WooCommerce platform. Good site navigation allows visitors to easily navigate from one page to another, which is good for both user points of view and search engines. Complex navigation has a serious impact on both search engines and user experience.

A good navigation system can be implemented in multiple ways. However, you need to ensure the whole website is logically laid out, all products are listed within the right categories, and so on. If users want to access their shopping cart, they should easily do so from any page.

An easy way to improve your site navigation is to include “breadcrumbs” on your pages. A breadcrumb is a small text path that reveals where the user is on a website or Web application.  Navigation Menu Best Practices include using clear and meaningful Language, making Top-Level Items Clickable, adding Dropdown Indicators, and stitching to Standard Locations.

Moreover, the website footer should contain information related to shipping information, return and refund policies, a privacy policy, terms and conditions, customer service details, FAQs, contact information, a search bar, and social media links.

URL Structure

Other WooCommerce SEO Tips include improving your current URL structure. Long URLs with complex characters and numbers are considered spammy by search engines. Make sure URLs are simple, short, and easy to understand and remember. To create an SEO-friendly URL structure, follow the below guidelines:

  • Always create a page’s URL to be relevant
  • Keep it short and simple
  • Follow a standard URL structure
  • Remove stop words
  • Use your primary keyword
  • Use hyphens to separate words (“a”, “the”, “is”, “are)
  • Use canonical tags where needed.

Schema and Rich Snippets

To take WooCommerce SEO to the next level, add schema markup/rich snippets to your product listings. This HTML markup is typically a series of information identifiers that allows Google to understand and index your website on an even deeper level. For instance, have you seen review starts next to product listings on a google search results page? Those are achieved through proper schema markup and often result in increased click-through rates for pages that have them.

Conclusion

WooCommerce SEO can be a challenge to nail down. There are an endless list of checkboxes and a lot of moving parts. The above practices like writing product descriptions, optimizing images, building easily site navigation, creating a simple URL Structure, and adding Schema and Rich Snippets can be a lot helpful to boost your eCommerce website ranking and improve organic traffic.

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Abhyudaya Tripathi is a digital marketing expert with over 8 years of precious experience and presently he is an Associate Director at ResultFirst Organization. He is extremely passionate about making information seekers and quest lovers aware about digital marketing. His area of expertise covers everything that comes under the umbrella of digital marketing . You Can Get in Touch With Me:

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