If you’re not blogging then you’re missing out on over 50% more traffic and 80% more leads according to credible research.
The search engines like Google love fresh content and blogging is the most cost effective way for you to get more traffic to your Volusion eCommerce website.
More targeted traffic from your blog means more leads and an increase in sales.
You can’t install a WordPress blog in your Volusion store however you can easily create a sub domain and link it from your Volusion menu anywhere on your site.
Create a Volusion Sub Domain for Your Blog
Most Volusion users create a sub domain for their blog.
If volusion are managing your domain, you can simply submit a ticket for technical support requesting that they create a subdomain for you.
Adding Your Blog To Your Volusion Store
Once you have created a blog, you can quickly & easily create a link to your WordPress blog by creating a new category that will appear on any of your navigation menu’s.
When you are in the category record, under the Advanced section, you will see a field called Alternative URL. Simply add the url of your blog page in this field to link WordPress to Volusion.
How To Increase Sales Traffic With a Blog
- Find out what your readers want and give it to them
- Listen to what your existing customers need and write about it in your blog
- Write information that’s relevant to your industry
- Add content in blog posts that provides solutions to your existing customers problems
Here’s 7 reasons why you start your own WordPress blog and the benefits you’ll get back from adding your blog to your volusion store.
Starting a WordPress Blog
Creating a WordPress blog which you can then link to your volusion store is easy.
I’ve created a Guide to Getting Started with WordPress which is free.
You can also check out this simple to follow article on How to Start a WordPress Blog for Beginners.
Linking Volusion Products from Within WordPress
If you are a WordPress blogger, you can also install the volusion plugin for WordPress and link to your volusion products within WordPress.
Once you have activated the plugin, you can simply embed your volusion product images in your WordPress posts & pages.
Several of my blog readers and clients use Volusion for their eCommerce shopping store and link their WordPress blog to a menu in their store.
If you are currently using Volusion or thinking about starting a Volusion eCommerce store, consider adding a WordPress blog otherwise you will be missing out on sales traffic.