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Evercome Shathees

11:29 am on Dec 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

We have plan to change our E-Commerce website into Deals Search Engine. So, We collect deals from various sites and Placing on our site also We promote our website. Will search engines will penalize my site for using the content from same site?


3:41 pm on Dec 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

In short, yes. Here's a few tips that your website should embody:

1. Thin pages are like bamboo. The panda (Google) will eat them. Duplicate content is another example of a bamboo page. The ultimate question each page should be asking is, do I stand out from the crowd?

2. Would you trust information from this site? Would you give this website your CC details? Does this site provide original content?

3. Get positive reviews!

4. Find advocates for your brand. Bloggers in your industry, etc, who can write about your products or deals and link back to your site.

5. A clean sitemap is key. Check out yours here: [ipullrank.com...]

6. Source user opinions. Have third parties analyze the effectiveness of your website.

7. A-B test pages.

These are notes taken from a Distilled webinar on SEO for ecommerce. The slides aren't public but I'll post a link to them when they are. Hope this helps!


6:49 pm on Dec 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

Great answer from CPC_Andrew,

I would add the following:
1/ add a blog connected to your site (get at least 2 articles published a wekk, if not one every day)

2/ Place your Blog feed on one or multiple rss aggregator

3/ setup a simple 1 step checkout

4/ Use sponsored reviews: Sites like PayPerPost and ReviewMe offer interactive platforms where online businesses provide a monetary incentive to publishers who post content about an e-commerce product/service

Evercome Shathees

12:00 pm on Dec 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Completely Blown now. I am not comfortable with all you guys trying to say. Plz I request you to explain me in simple words.


4:12 pm on Dec 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

Please tell me which exact part you did not understand,
also did you try to google some of the words we used?

Its pretty hard to start teaching you what blog is or what an rss aggregator is via this forum.
This forum is more about providing hints and not really about teaching a whole course on some subject.
They really some great sites out these that will provide you with absolute free tutorials.

Evercome Shathees

11:38 am on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi Mattia,

I didn't Get following point from your view:
3/ setup a simple 1 step checkout

And, Also following points from andrews:

6. Source user opinions. Have third parties analyze the effectiveness of your website.

7. A-B test pages.


3:47 pm on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

Source user opinions just means get your friends (who hopefully know a little about SEO) to judge your site as well. Outside opinions can go a long way in a website's design.

Here's some more info on A/B testing pages:




4:56 pm on Dec 15, 2011 (gmt 0)

A one step checkout is a simple checkout process where the customer who was already registered before only need to provide his/her email address and your store will take him directly to the FINAL checkout page where the [place order] button is located.

So he does not have to provide his billing/shipping address again and not even his credit card information.

Of course you will need to find a payment gateway that can save the credit card info for you, so you can remain PCI compliant.
Also, you will need a shopping cart that make use of such payment gateway and can offer such 1-step checkout.
(paypal quick checkout is an example of a 1 step ckeckout)

Evercome Shathees

12:43 pm on Dec 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi All,

Thanks for your replies. I got your ideas. Previously we were selling our own deals. now we changed into deals search engine. If you have suggestions, plz drop here.

[edited by: lorax at 7:16 pm (utc) on Dec 16, 2011]
[edit reason] no links to your site pls [/edit]


5:32 pm on Dec 16, 2011 (gmt 0)

Very cute site, lots of work..
BUT WHY forcing people into a cell phone verification? That would be a HUGE deal breaker for me!
I would never give my cell phone number away.
I have done it once and it was only because it was Facebook, but would never do it again... NEVER EVER!

You could maybe do it for SELLER but for buyers?
It is already hard to get people to come to your site so if you add this cell phone verification it would just make it WAY more difficult for them...

Yulia from DNP

3:46 pm on Dec 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

Nice things said, i agree with the fast billing process, but, im not sure that saved credit card details is a great idea.
Why? well would you want to know that your credit card details are saved on some site that you barley know ? even if you buy there all the time, such info shouldn't be saved anywhere except in your wallet.
I would personally love that i will be recognized by the site as a return costumer . But lets be honest, people feel much safer when they know that the only one who knows their credit card details are them and the bank )
So , except this, i think you have great ideas.


4:30 pm on Dec 18, 2011 (gmt 0)

@Yulia from DNP

1/ FYI, the CCard # would not be stored in the store database but at the payment gateway site.

2/ these payment gateway are not just some site invented overnight, we are talking about authorize.net or 2checkout.com or paypal...., these are giant that are trusted by HUNDREDS of millions..

3/ How do you do secure the rebilling of subscriptions based transaction, you have to use payment gateways who accept to save the credit card and do rebilling..

4/ In few months/1 or 2 years max, most if not all shopping cart on the market will be PCI compliant and will all redirect customer to a payment gateway for checkout process.

People know that and the world is starting to believe more and more that it is becoming very secure to provide our CC online.

Evercome Shathees

5:37 am on Dec 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi All,

Thanks for your suggestions. We are working on new UI according to our customers feedbacks. Hope it will increase our site visibility on users & Search engines.

Evercome Shathees

11:11 am on Jan 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi Everyone,

We have launched New UI for the website discountpandit. Kindly look on it and i expect your valuable feedbacks.

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