Last Minute SEO Tip for the Holidays

It’s not too late to implement this tip from Ecommerce Holiday Playbook for Procrastinators, a webinar I co-presented with Marketing Experiments last year – include your free shipping offer (or other strong value proposition) in your title tags.


1. People actively search for “free shipping” in Google – especially around Christmas.

You can bet on customers appending searches with “free shipping” – like “iPad free shipping” – so including it in your title tag will help you rank very well for these queries.

2. Searchers scan title tags in search results pages. Numerous consumer surveys show that customers looooove sites that offer free shipping – they prefer sites that offer it (even when the site has higher product prices). Including “free shipping” in the title tag may win you the click (which hopefully turns into a sale), even if you’re not the first or second search result.

Looking for other ways to show off your shipping offers (or other value props)? Check out
Free Shipping: Got It? 10 Ways to Flaunt It

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3 Responses to “Last Minute SEO Tip for the Holidays”

  1. I added a free shipping page last year sometime. Well, I just checked on google and my site is on the first page. So thank God……..

  2. Jack says:

    Yeah, I started implementing SEO for this last year. Amazing how much traffic it generates during the Christmas period!

  3. Anyone with an e-comm site looking to boost sales should implement SEO not only now because of the holidays but in general, it will make such a difference. Putting yourself out there for people to find is vital to the success of your business.

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