Wednesday, December 31, 2008

StoresOnline Merchants Plan SEO Success for 2009

As 2008 wraps up, StoresOnline would like to thank the many StoresOnline Employees and StoresOnline Merchants who have contributed their time, talents, and positive energy to the cause of online entrepreneurship.

The New 2009 Year is before us. If you haven't made any New Year's Resolutions, there is still time. But for those of you StoresOnline Merchants who are busy thinking of what you can do to further boost your online business, let us direct you to the Google SEO Starter Guide. Every StoresOnline Site can use an SEO site audit to start the New Year off right.

Although Google is not the only search engine out there, it is an undeniable powerhouse for online search. Here is what Google has to say about their SEO Starter Guide:

"Webmasters often ask us at conferences or in the Webmaster Help Group, "What are some simple ways that I can improve my website's performance in Google?" There are lots of possible answers to this question, and a wealth of search engine optimization information on the web, so much that it can be intimidating for newer webmasters or those unfamiliar with the topic. We thought it'd be useful to create a compact guide that lists some best practices that teams within Google and external webmasters alike can follow that could improve their sites' crawlability and indexing.

Our Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide covers around a dozen common areas that webmasters might consider optimizing. We felt that these areas (like improving title and description meta tags, URL structure, site navigation, content creation, anchor text, and more) would apply to webmasters of all experience levels and sites of all sizes and types. Throughout the guide, we also worked in many illustrations, pitfalls to avoid, and links to other resources that help expand our explanation of the topics. We plan on updating the guide at regular intervals with new optimization suggestions and to keep the technical advice current."

If you haven't read through the Google Search Engine Optmization Starter Guide, click here to download your copy today. StoresOnline wishes you a happy New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2008

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An Overview of the StoresOnlinePro Website Builder
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

StoresOnline Customer Service Holiday Hours

In observance of Christmas and New Years, starting at 12:01am Mountain Time on Tuesday 12/24/2008 until Friday 12/26/2008 at 6:00am Mountin Time and starting at 12:01am Mountain Time on Wedneday 12/31/2008 until Thursday 1/1/2009 at 6:00am Mountain Time we will not offer chat support.

Telephone Customer support will be closed on Wednesday 12/24/2008 through Thurday 12/26/2008. Telephone Customer Support will be available again on Friday 12/26/2008. Telephone Customer support will also be closed on Thursday 1/1/2009. Telephone Customer Support will be available again on Friday 1/2/2009.

We will, however, be checking an emergency email system every few hours during this time. Any email that is emergency related, should be directed to Please note that any "non-emergency" email will be responded to within 72 hours of returning back to the office.

Thanks for your understanding as we allow our support staff to spend the Holidays with their families.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

StoresOnline Press Release Announcement

iMergent Announces Board and Management Changes

OREM, Utah, December 11, 2008 - iMergent, Inc., (AMEX: IIG) a leading provider of eCommerce software for small businesses and entrepreneurs, announced Brandon Lewis resigned as the company’s president and chief operating officer, effective March 9, 2009. Lewis also resigned as a director effective immediately, and the board will consist of six members.

“I am very appreciative of Brandon’s years of dedicated service to iMergent,” stated Steven G. Mihaylo, CEO of iMergent. “His commitment and vision were instrumental in iMergent’s development and growth over the past several years. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

About iMergent
iMergent provides eCommerce solutions to entrepreneurs and small businesses enabling them to market and sell their business products or ideas via the Internet. Headquartered in Orem, Utah, the company sells its proprietary StoresOnline software and training services, which help users build successful Internet strategies to market products, accept online orders, analyze marketing performance, and manage pricing and customers. In addition to software, iMergent offers website development, web hosting and marketing products. iMergent typically reaches its target audience through a concentrated direct marketing effort to fill Preview Sessions, in which a StoresOnline expert reviews the product opportunities and costs as well as offers StoresOnline Express for sale. These sessions lead to a follow-up Workshop Conference, where product and technology experts train potential users on the software and sell upgrades to StoresOnline Pro and StoresOnline Platinum. iMergent, Inc. and StoresOnline are trademarks of iMergent, Inc.

Company Contact:
Steven G. Mihaylo, CEO
iMergent, Inc.

Investor Relations Contact:
Kirsten Chapman
Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates

For more information about this press release, click here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

StoresOnline Merchants & Google Alerts

StoresOnline Merchants if you aren't using Google Alerts, now is the time to get started. Google Alerts will assist you as you track a specific keyword or key term that you are focusing on. With Google Alerts, when the specific keyword is written about on the Internet, Google Alerts will send you and email with the keyword highlighted as well as the source of the new information.

StoresOnline teams are aware of the benefits of Google Alerts. We use Google Alerts to watch for news about StoresOnline. Today I received this Google Alert:

An Online Business with StoresOnline Express
By Online Consumer Solutions
StoresOnline Express allows you to create and maintain an eCommerce-enabled website with simplicity and ease. Simply gather content, design your site, publish your StoresOnline Express website to the Internet, and allow customers to
...Online Consumer Solutions for... -

This write up on this blog highlighted the StoresOnline Inside Sales website. As per the blog post, the StoresOnline Express is being offered on this site for $50.00. As you can see, using Google Alerts helps provide you additional resources that will help you keep a finger on the pulse of news about your StoresOnline site or business. Not only did we get new StoresOnline information to share with you, we also were able to show you one of the benefits of using Google Alerts.

Monday, December 1, 2008

StoresOnline SEO Tip: Link Building 101

StoresOnline Merchants are constantly researching ways to build their websites organically. Some of the best advice that StoresOnline can offer Merchants is to make time to work on some basic aspects of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) such as making sure your Meta data is done right and that you are adding fresh, keyword relevant content to your StoresOnline website.

Another very important SEO aspect that you need to plan for is building links to your website. There are many different types of information out on the Internet about link building “do’s and don’ts” however a great resource that StoresOnline Merchants might want to check out is forums. As an illustration of the type of information that you can find, here is a bit of a post about how to get more quality links to your StoresOnline website:

1. Build a “101 list”. These get Dugg all the time, and often become “authority documents”. People can’t resist linking to these.

2. Create 10 easy tips to help you [insert topic here] articles. Again, these are exceptionally easy to link to.

3. Create extensive resource lists for a specific topic

4. Create a list of the top 10 myths for a specific category.

5. Create a list of gurus/experts. If you impress the people listed well enough, or find a way to make your project look somewhat official, the gurus may end up linking to your site or saying thanks.

6. Make your content easy to understand so many people can understand and spread your message.

7. Put some effort in to minimize grammatical or spelling errors, especially if you need authoritative people like librarians to link to your site.

8. Have an easily accessible privacy policy and about section so your site seems more trustworthy. Including a picture of yourself may also help build your authority.

9. Buy relevant traffic with a pay per click campaign. Relevant traffic will get your site more visitors and brand exposure. When people come to your site, regardless of the channel in which they found it, there is a possibility that they will link to you.News & Syndication.

10. Syndicate an article at EzineArticles, GoArticles, iSnare, etc. The great thing about good article sites is that their article pages actually rank highly and send highly qualified traffic.

11. Submit an article to industry news site. Have an SEO site? Write an article and submit to WebProNews. Have a site about BLANK? Submit to

12. Syndicate a press release. Take the time to make it compelling and newsworthy. Email it to some handpicked journalists and bloggers. Personalize the email message. For good measure, submit it to PRWeb, PRLeap, etc.

With these tips on your side, a StoresOnline Merchant can avoid wasting precious time and effort on link strategies that might not be worth the work. StoresOnline wishe you the best as you continue to marketing your StoresOnline website.