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Black Friday landing pages analysed: AO.com to Tesco

Some retailers are making basic errors preparing their landing pages for Black Friday.

As we’ve discussed previously, retailers need a year-round Black Friday landing page to ensure that they achieve decent search rankings and keep their audience informed.

Granted, Black Friday only truly hit the British consciousness during 2014’s elbow-fest, but some websites have missing pages or redirects where their Black Friday landing pages once were.

Amazon muscles in on supermarkets’ search rankings

A recent study found that Tesco was the most visible supermarket website in mobile searches on Google UK. 

This may come as no surprise, since Tesco dominates the grocery market in general. What is surprising though, is how much Amazon has muscled in on this market. 

How grocery retailers use email to convert new customers

In recent weeks I’ve been conducting various user tests on grocery store websites, and in the process I’ve registered my details with most of the UK’s biggest brands.

My inbox is now slowly filling up with welcome emails and other marketing messages trying to lure me back to their ecommerce sites.

Which retailers had a good Christmas online?

It’s that time of year when retailers report on Christmas trading, so I’ve rounded up some of the key ecommerce figures.

As IMRG reports, ecommerce continued to grow, with the market worth £104bn in 2014, up 14% YOY. 

Not every retailer had a great Christmas though… 

How retailers handle site search for the most popular Christmas gifts

In which we take a selection of the most popular gifts this Christmas and see how some of the top UK retailers’ site search handles them.

When I begin typing ‘Frozen Snow Glow Elsa’ into Amazon’s search box, will the item immediately appear at the top of the predictive text suggestions? When I search for ‘Nerf’ at John Lewis will the first product listing be its most popular model ‘The Demolisher’. Will Toys R Us direct me to the correct ‘Transformers Grimlock’ toy?

Black Friday takes out some major ecommerce sites

This year, thanks to the greater promotion from retailers, Black Friday seems to have taken hold in earnest in the UK. 

The scenes from 24 hour Tesco and Sainsbury’s stores suggest that retailers didn’t realise Black Friday was going to be so popular, and the websites of some big names have also struggled to cope.