Mobile eCommerce Website Layout

A mobile commerce website is a more complex system than a standard ‘business card/brochure site’ – and incidently, is worth more $$.

Here is a video explaining a typical layout, and how IMS Commerce does all of the complex stuff for you.

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Download the mind map used in the video

Mobile-Commerce-Web-Site.mm  (right-click and save-as)

Free Mobile Site Builder Software – Getting Started With IMS Commerce

Here’s a short intro to get you started using IMS Commerce – Free Version.

If you don’t already have it you can download for free from http://imscommerce.com/free-software.htm

How to Get More Traffic Using Google +1

If you’ve read any of my other articles or watched some of my videos about website traffic strategies, you will realize that I really detest “advice” from so-called gurus, that is not backed up by sound empirical evidence.

Fortunately seoeffect.com organized an experiment to see if using Google +1 had any effect on website rankings.

They found that there was a 20% increase in search rankings on all three of their websites, which increased their traffic.

So we are dealing with some real hard-core results here that you can take advantage of.

How to Install Google +1 on Your Site

You will need to create a Google account if you don’t already have one.

Grab the code for a +1 button from this url
https://developers.google.com/+/plugins/+1button/

Google developers have gone overboard with a fully developed API that would make programmers start to dribble, but as marketers this is not really relevant to us.  The main point is to install the button on your page and focus on people actually using it.

How to Get More Traffic

There are 2 ways that immediately come to mind to improve website traffic with Google +1.

1. Improved search engine ranking

The more +1’s your web pages receive the higher it should be placed on Google’s search results.

You can really notice this effect between Google+ social connections.  If one or some of your Google social connections have +1’d a page and you search for keywords relevant to that page, the +1’d page will appear higher on your search results.

The number of +1’s is shown and sometimes the actual names of people in your network who have voted for the site – really increases the visibility of the site.

2. Increase site traffic through Google social connections

Google +1 works the best with large Google social connections in the search results, but also websites that are +1’d are streamed in real-time on Google profiles within your network.

Urge or bribe your connections to +1 your content so that your page will appear on their streams and spread the word.

Now if you’re thinking what I’m thinking, then there has got to be scripts or plugins out there that lock content until a reader clicks someone’s Google Plus.  I found a wordpress plugin called PlusLocker on the Warrior Forum – link coming soon.

 How Does +1 Compare With Facebook Likes and Twitter Tweets?

There is no evidence to suggest that Facebook likes or twitter tweets has any effect on site rankings!

This is not to say that you shouldn’t do it as part of a social traffic plan, but don’t kid yourself that the Google Overseer can see all.

What Google can see though are their own +1 updates data, as well as traffic from their other properties such as YouTube.

I like to implement what has a high likelihood of actually working rather than just rely on guru trust – how about you?

Cheers,
John

Website Traffic Should Be Easy

Website traffic can make or break an internet site.

Whoever said ‘build it and they will come’ is not living in the real internet world – especially after the latest Panda and Penguin Google algorithm updates.

Get 50 pages of powerful web traffic strategies totally free from http://InternetBizFormula.com – No BS real-world traffic advice.

 

Cheers,
John

 

Free Mobile Website Software – IMS Commerce v2.0

I am delighted to report that IMS Commerce v.2.0 now has a Free Version for people that want to create awesome mobile commerce sites.

The free version allows one mobile website per user to be created on http://free.imscommerce.com servers.

Download the free version from http://imscommerce.com/free-software

There are a whole host of videos to help you get started in the free section of the members area.

You will get your own username and password sent to you after you download the software.

 

Awesome IM Tools Vol.1 Released

Very excited to release Volume 1 of Awesome IM (internet marketing) Tools!

How awesome is http://AwesomeIMTools.com for a domain?  Totally awesome hey.

If you can’t be bothered even clicking on the link (not awesome), then I’ll let the cat out of the bag.  It’s software to help automate setting up mass amounts of free blogs.

Why would anyone want to do that?  Well money of course!!

More specifically:

  • You might want to create a set of blogs to feed traffic to your main sites
  • You would like to quickly setup blogs to earn money through AdSense.
  • You want to market say a lot of amazon goods, but need them to be on different blogs
  • You could start a business selling newly created blog networks on fiverr
  • . …….. Are you getting it yet??

Frickin Awesome eh!

Digital Advertising Finding Big Growth in Mobile

The IAB (internet advertising bureau) has released a survey conducted by Price Waterhouse Coopers that indicates massive growth in the mobile advertising sector.

These results are regarded as the most accurate and reliable measurement of advertising dollar spend online, as the data comes directly from companies that are selling advertising.

Mobile advertising increased 95% to $1.2 billion in the first half of 2012.  The entire year of 2011 equated to $1.6 billion.

The figures indicate we are definitely in a growth phase for mobile expenditure.  It also suggests that companies believe that it is profitable to hurl advertising dollars at mobile devices – i.e. there is a lot of money to be made in this sector.

Reference: IAB

Paypal Actively Promoting Mobile eCommerce

Just about to delete an email from PayPal when I noticed that it’s title was ‘Make a Smart Move to Mobile’.

paypal mobile commerce

When heavyweight giants such as PayPal are promoting e-commerce directly from people’s phones, you would be crazy not to prick up your eyes ears and capitalize on this heading in to Christmas.

Here’s what they say.

In the ‘old’ days, you were met with a flurry of newspapers on your morning commute. These days, it’s a sea of mobiles and tablets blinking away as people make the most of their down time by connecting with friends, reading the news and increasingly, shopping online.

Mobile shopping is growing rapidly.Last Christmas, over 14% of visits to online retail sites in the US were made from a mobile device, up from 5% the year before. Morgan Stanley predicts the mobile phone will be the principle means of accessing the internet by 2014. So there is no doubt it’s time to focus on mobile.

When a user does make a purchase directly through their smartphone with PayPal they are no greeted with a mobile optimized checkout process.  This is now perfect to integrate with sites developed with IMS Commerce – Mobile Commerce Website Builder.

IMS Commerce Mobile Site Builder Delivering the Goods

IMS Commerce was recently released on the Warrior Forum as a WSO (Warrior Special Offer) with fantastic reviews being posted.

http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-special-offers-forum/690043-mobile-website-builder-software-ims-commerce-no-coding-quality-jquery-rapid-sites-download-now.html

Sure, lots of sales are good, but what really tickled me pink was this.

I’ve spent over a year perfecting the IMS Product line, and so when a happy customer uses it far better than I can myself, warm fuzzies all over!

IMS Commerce – Instant Mobile Commerce Website Builder

It’s finally here – IMS (Instant Mobile Site) Commerce version.
http://InstantMobileSite.com/IMSCommerce

IMS Commerce is software that can rapidly create great looking and fully-functional mobile websites that sell digital downloads.
No programming or graphic design skills required. jQuery compliant, payment systems, digital delivery & more.

Watch a 5 min tour here.

More detail -> User Guide and Detailed Video from the help page @ http://www.instantmobilesite.com/Help