300+ tips for e-commerce professionalsIn the past couple of years we have published a lot of tips on this blog to try to provide readers with practical suggestions on how to optimise their businesses. 

I thought I’d collate some of the best articles to provide you with a feast of ideas to help you improve your websites, strategies and operations. 

Included within these lists are a lot of generic tips for best practice in web strategy, though this is perhaps most relevant to e-commerce professionals...


Top 10 tips for retailers to combat the economic downturn

10 tips on product page design

50 SEO tips for online retailers

Seven tips on making the most of product images

Seven tips on providing user reviews

A 10 point checklist for landing page design

Three tips for improving landing page headlines

Six tips on site search results pages

Seven tips on site search box design

Five tips on producing a shopping comparison feed

Six tips for improving feature filtering

Seven Valentine’s Day tips for etailers

Eight tips for effective filtered navigation in e-commerce

Four ways to attract more product reviews

The four ways of handling out of stock items

10 tips on improving online customer service


10 ways to measure social media success

Top 10 tips for brand engagement via social media

10 linkbait strategies to build links and drive traffic

Six tips for brands starting out on Twitter


29 of your top tips for website optimisation

Six design tips for better URLs

Five tips on internal linking strategy

Five navigation tips for websites

You can also distil tips from these articles on the science of sucking: 

50 swinish ways to annoy web users

Top 10 most common e-commerce mistakes

10 reasons why your websites sucks

10 reasons why customer service doesn’t have to suck 

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Chris Lake

Published 26 May, 2009 by Chris Lake

Chris Lake is CEO at EmpiricalProof, and former Director of Content at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter, Google+ or connect via Linkedin.

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Comments (3)


Stuart Crowder, Internet Marketing Consultant / Social Media Expert at n/a

This is one of the most useful posts EVER!!! Thanks Chris!

about 9 years ago

Gary Jackson

Gary Jackson, Affiliate Marketing Manager at 121doc Online Clinic

An excellent information for all WEBMASTERS.

about 9 years ago



I am going to have to say that I wished I had discovered your site earlier. The contents of the article are superb and true facts and are sure to help a lot of us. More grease to your elbows and I am surely going to be adding your site to my favourites

about 9 years ago

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