5 top ecommerce blogs you should be following
Who has time to read more blogs? "Not me!" I hear you yell at the computer screen. You may not have heard this quote before, I certainly hadn't when I was told that I probably had.
"You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read."
It's a quote from a motivational speaker called Charlie 'Tremendous' Jones and he's right. The great thing about blogs is they give you the chance to virtually meet a vast wealth of entrepreneurs, experts and ecommerce analysts and gain deep insight into their thoughts and experience.
So, we've gathered together a list of some of the best ecommerce blogs on the planet.
A Better Lemonade Stand
Richard Lazazzera shares his real-life experiences in building an ecommerce business from scratch (using the hash tag #thegreatbuild). In his blog he covers a range of topics including choosing and validating his products, negotiating with manufacturers, SEO techniques and many more.
This is a blog by Andrew Youderian. He's probably one of the most respected solo entrepreneurs. Quitting his corporate job a few years ago, he built two ecommerce websites from scratch that currently turnover in excess of $1 million per year.
In his blog, Andrew shares his story, advice and his own particular perspective on ecommerce strategy. What's even better are the resources, free ebook, podcast and video training course that he provides.
If you haven't already heard of Kissmetrics then you should (slap on wrist).
It's a high powered and action packed blockbuster of a blog with real, usable information and techniques on gaining better insight into your existing marketing and advertising strategies, and how to get the most out of the metrics and data your ecommerce website provides.
The founders of Kissmetrics have helped big names like Techcrunch (one of the most successful technology blogs in the world).
Backlink is an ecommerce blog all about SEO. Specifically it deals with building backlinks to your website.
As an ecommerce business, one of the most powerful tools you have at your disposal is the backlink as a way to improve the position your website has in search engine rankings.
Brian Dean, shares some amazing techniques on how to get high-quality backlinks to your website, as well as case study examples and roundups.
Yes they're one of our main competitors. No, you're right, we shouldn't be advertising the competition (we probably wouldn't advise you to do it). But, their blog is first class.
They churn out daily blog posts on any and every topic you can think of about ecommerce. Targeting their articles at small start ups and solo entrepreneurs they cover areas like social media marketing, seo techniques, and latest industry trends.