Search and you shall find! - Search Engine Optimization for Your Shop
With just a few simple keystrokes, you can make your Spreadshirt shop easy to find for search engines. Below you will find important information which we highly recommend adding to your shop. This will help your shop achieve good placement in the often-used search engines like Google, Yahoo or MSN. These meta elements play a very important role because they act as the directory for your shop and help the search engines categorize it correctly.
1. Fill in the Meta Elements for your Spreadshirt Shop
Examples of good meta elements:
Meta “Title” (max. 60 characters):
Basketball T-Shirts, Sweatshirts , Jerseys and more | Basketballshirts
Meta "Description" (min. 100 and max. 150 characters):
Find and buy basketball t-shirts, sweatshirts and jerseys at low prices in our basketball t-shirt shop. Basketball shirts in many sizes and colors.
Meta "Keywords" (4-6 of the most important keywords/phrases, max. 250 characters)
basketball t-shirts, basketball shirts, basketball jerseys, basketball sweatshirts, basketball shorts
2. Enter Name, Description and Keywords for Every Product.
Go to “Your Spreadshirt” > “Products” where you create and edit your products. By clicking on “Details” underneath each product, you come to the meta element settings page. Here you can edit the name, description and keywords for each individual product.
Important: You should only focus on one keyword/phrase for each product and use a unique name, description and keyword set for each product.
An example of a good product name, description and keyword set:
Men’s Basketball Jersey "got Game" | Basketballshirts
Men’s red basketball jersey "got Game". We have basketball shirts in all colors and sizes. Great designs and great prices at Basketballshirts.
Keywords (4-6 words/phrases):
Men’s Basketball jersey, red, got game, Basketball, Men’s Jersey
3. Text, Text, Text!
Search engines love reading text – give them something to read. Create texts which make sense, describe your shop and its contents and, above all, include the most important keywords or keyword phrases.
An example of a good header text:
Welcome to Basketballshirts – the Shop for Basketball T-shirts, Jerseys, Sweatshirts & Shorts
At Basketballshirts you can find a great selection of individualized basketball clothing which will most certainly impress your teammates and your opponents on and off the basketball court. We offer basketball t-shirts, basketball jerseys and basketball shorts. Simply browse through our shop until you have found your basketball shirt and order it.
The shirts, jerseys, etc. are printed by our partner Spreadshirt individually for you and are ready to ship within 24-48 hours of ordering.
If you have a cool idea for basketball jerseys or basketball shorts, just send us an e-mail. We can then try to make a basketball jersey with your own customized design or text.
4. Link yourself
The more links which lead to your Spreadshirt shop (at best from websites with related themes), the better your shop will be rated by the search engines (Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.). This means that your website, your blog, your accounts at MySpace / Digg / Twitter / Misterwong / Linkarena / del.icio.us / and so on should all link to your Spreadshirt shop. It is very important that you make sure to link your keywords.
An example of good linking in a blog:
- You can find basketball t-shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, and basketball apparel and much more in my Spreadshirt shop. I designed the basketball shirts myself with cool basketball designs and fonts so your teammates and opponents will certainly be jealous. You can get your hands on these at a great price. I have partnered with Spreadshirt to take care of the printing, shipping etc.
A bad example:
- You can find basketball t-shirts I have designed in my Spreadshirt shop here.
5. Keep it fresh!
Search engines love up-to-date content. Therefore, we recommend regularly adding new and unique products for your shop (and of course paying attention to point 2 above).