The Ultimate Guide To B2B Ecommerce SEO Best Practices

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B2B Ecommerce SEO for Quality Lead Generation

Struggling to target the right business audience with your SEO efforts? Does the task of producing quality, industry-specific content that also ranks well seem daunting? Or maybe you’re grappling with the intricacies of B2B link-building strategies, seeking to establish authority and credibility in a marketplace that values trust above all else.

 

These are common stumbling blocks in the B2B ecommerce landscape, but they don’t have to be roadblocks. With a strategic approach and the right expertise, these challenges can be transformed into opportunities for growth and engagement.

 

B2B Ecommerce SEO Explained

B2B ecommerce SEO is a specialized approach to online optimization tailored for businesses that sell products or services to other businesses. Imagine the digital world as a bustling city. With so many streets and avenues, having the right strategy is like having a map that ensures your business stands out in the right SEO marketplace or audience.

 

At Area Ten, we’re dedicated to demystifying and delivering this strategy for you.

 

  • Keyword Research: This is the bedrock of B2B ecommerce SEO. By identifying and targeting specific terms and phrases that B2B professionals use, we can ensure that your online presence aligns with the needs and interests of these potential business partners.
  • Content Marketing: B2B buyers are often looking for in-depth, valuable information. Through content marketing, we create and disseminate quality content tailored to the unique challenges and questions that B2B buyers might have.
  • Link Building: Often considered a form of offsite optimisation, link building focuses on activities external to your website to build authority. While traditional link building techniques are popular, they aren’t as effective in the same way other AI-based alternatives are. Our advanced AI capabilities can deliver significant results within just six weeks, building your site’s credibility and visibility on a much larger scale and at a faster pace.

 

In essence, B2B ecommerce SEO is about tailoring your online presence to effectively communicate, connect, and engage with other businesses. At Area Ten, our expertise is focused on helping you achieve just that.

 

But what makes B2B ecommerce SEO different from traditional SEO and B2C ecommerce SEO? 

 

B2B Ecommerce SEO vs. Traditional SEO and B2C SEO

Regarding content focus, B2B ecommerce SEO is direct and sales-driven. Its primary goal is to convert visitors into buyers through concise product descriptions and clear calls to action. In contrast, traditional SEO offers a broader content spectrum, aiming to inform and educate. 

 

Also, ecommerce SEO typically employs a targeted keyword strategy, emphasizing terms that resonate with buying intent, such as “buy online,” while traditional SEO uses more general keywords that seek to educate, like “how to.”

 

Now while B2B and B2C SEO are under the ecommerce SEO umbrella, they have distinct characteristics:

 

  • The target audience in B2B is businesses, necessitating strategies tailored to their specific needs and operations. B2C strategies, on the other hand, cater to individual consumers, making them more general.
  • Sales cycles in B2B are typically longer and more intricate than in B2C, requiring a different approach to content and engagement.
  • Content in B2B focuses on striking a balance between education and engagement, given the nature of business decision-making. B2C content is usually more direct, emphasizing the product or service.

 

Importance of SEO in B2B Ecommerce

Think of SEO as the foundation of a building. For a B2B ecommerce structure to stand tall and noticeable in the digital skyline, that foundation needs to be robust and well-laid. At Area Ten, we’ve distilled its significance into the following:

 

  • Increased Visibility: B2B buyers often initiate their purchasing journey with a search engine. Through effective SEO strategies, we can enhance their prominence on search engine results pages (SERPs), positioning ourselves directly in the sightlines of potential customers.
  • Targeted Traffic: A well-orchestrated SEO strategy acts as a beacon, drawing in B2B buyers who are specifically searching for our offerings. By optimizing for relevant keywords and crafting valuable content, we can magnetize quality leads, enhancing our conversion rates.
  • Long-Term Results: B2B ecommerce SEO isn’t a flash-in-the-pan strategy. With consistent effort, we can help businesses maintain and even elevate their SERP rankings, ensuring a steady stream of organic traffic.

 

Measuring B2B Ecommerce SEO Success

The metrics and analytics used in ecommerce predominantly revolve around sales, such as conversion rates, cart abandonment, and average order value. In contrast, traditional SEO often concentrates on engagement metrics, including page views, time on site, and bounce rate. B2B prioritizes lead quality and long-term engagement, while B2C’s emphasis is on volume and immediate engagement metrics.

At Area Ten, our key performance indicators are tied directly to revenue, ensuring we remain on track for sustained business success.

 

Choosing the Right B2B Ecommerce SEO Agency

Take careful consideration of factors like: 

  • Experience: It’s vital to partner with an agency well-versed in the nuances of B2B ecommerce SEO, given its distinct dynamics from B2C. This includes experience with organic search strategies and collaboration with a partner with an expertise equal to that of a Google Ads agency for a well-rounded approach.
  • Services: An exemplary agency should offer a suite of comprehensive services—from lead generation to technical SEO—all tailored to B2B needs.
  • Technology: An agency equipped with the latest technology ensures accurate SEO analysis and robust strategy execution.
  • Customized Approach: SEO isn’t one-size-fits-all. The ideal agency should provide tailored strategies that align with your specific objectives.

Why Choose Area Ten?

Seeking impactful results without the prolonged wait? At Area Ten, we’re committed to start delivering results within just six weeks, focusing on high-impact opportunities first. 

Our B2B ecommerce SEO approach is far from generic. From in-depth analysis to targeted content creation, thoughtful prioritization, and strategic amplification, our campaigns are designed to elevate your website’s authority and ensure consistent visibility in the long run.

Area Ten’s Distinctive Approach to B2B Ecommerce SEO

At Area Ten, we pride ourselves on being a technology-first ecommerce and SaaS SEO agency. Our deep technical understanding allows us to drive bigger, faster SEO results for your B2B ecommerce site. 

Central to our innovative approach is the integration of our programmatic SEO platform, CMAX™. It leverages a sophisticated blend of supervised and unsupervised machine learning models, reinforced learning algorithms, and swarm intelligence techniques, all engineered to automate and refine digital content creation and interlinking. 

On top of that, our international team—comprising over 130 experienced professionals—ensures the impeccable execution of our bespoke B2B ecommerce SEO strategies. Our commitment even extends beyond mere recommendations, offering invaluable guidance and unwavering support to bring those strategies to fruition. 

Key Points to Remember

For B2B ecommerce SEO to be successful, every strategy requires careful planning. Below are the key elements of our unique approach here at Area Ten: 

  • Innovative: We champion a technology-first approach, leveraging our CMAX platform for unparalleled, SEO-friendly content creation.
  • Global: Our expertise encompasses diverse product verticals worldwide, touching every continent save for Antarctica.
  • Tailored: We deliver strategies that incorporate product-specific keywords, on-page optimization, rich content marketing, authoritative link building, and comprehensive technical SEO.
  • Expertise: With a team of over 130 seasoned professionals, we guarantee impeccable execution of every B2B ecommerce SEO strategy.
  • Commitment: We commit to start delivering results in just six weeks, focusing on high-priority opportunities from the outset.

Elevate Your B2B Ecommerce SEO Strategy 

At Area Ten, our unwavering dedication to excellence in B2B ecommerce SEO is evident in our technology-first methodology, global expertise, and commitment to fast, tailored solutions. 

With a team driven by precision and innovation, we not only chart the path to SEO success but also walk alongside you every step of the way, ensuring you achieve the digital prominence you deserve. 

Together, let’s unlock the full potential of your B2B ecommerce venture.

Case Study

Revs Check

  • 238

    Positions added since the SEO Programme started in December 2021

  • 78%

    YoY increase in SEO traffic

  • 29%

    Increase in SEO revenue over a year

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CarHistory

  • 172

    Position improvement in aggregate keyword rankings

  • 23%

    YoY increase in SEO traffic

  • 23%

    Sales revenue increase, delivering an SEO ROAS of 10.5

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Equifax

  • 419

    Position improvement in aggregate keyword rankings

  • 64%

    YoY increase in SEO traffic

  • 215%

    YoY sales revenue skyrocket in Credit and Identity products

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Quicken India

  • In just 3 months, QuickBooks India's priority terms ascended into the top 10 search engine rankings

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Snap Printing

  • 887%

    Lead increase via 24/7 Live Chat Sales, boosting conversion rates

  • 2,400

    Top-10 positions added in a 5-year period

  • 36.9%

    Organic traffic growth over a consistent 5-year period

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Learn To Trade Australia

  • 20

    Top Forex terms boosted to Top-3 rankings in just 2 months

  • 63.1%

    Organic traffic boost within the first 4 months

  • 90.5%

    Cheaper CPA achieved for forex course sign-ups in 4 months from Organic vs Paid channels

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Loans.com.au

  • 438

    Top-10 positions added in less than a year

  • 422%

    Year-on-Year organic traffic increase in 10 months

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Prezzee

  • 133

    Top-10 positions added in just 6 weeks

  • 747%

    Growth in organic traffic over 2 years

  • 303%

    Higher conversion rate from organic versus other digital channels

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eFax

  • 198%

    Organic traffic improvement over 3 years in B2B niche

  • 243%

    Expansion in keyword rankings with dominant head terms

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Pack and Send

  • 178%

    Surge in website traffic through targeted, strategic efforts

  • 91%

    Average increase in leads from targeted pages

  • 86%

    Monthly revenue growth due to successful SEO strategy

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BoozeBud

  • 153%

    Increase in Top 10 rankings in 6 weeks

  • 501%

    Growth in organic traffic over 2 years

  • 945%

    ROI surge in 2 years, outperforming paid media

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Marketplacer

  • 30%

    Increase in organic traffic within the first 6 weeks

  • 401%

    Organic traffic increase within 12 months

  • 453%

    Boost in organic leads over 12 months

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Peace Lilly

  • 35%

    Organic traffic boost in a year

  • 37%

    Increase in organic revenue in a year

  • 440%

    Increase in Organic visibility across target KWs

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MeetAlfred

  • 3881%

    Increase in non-brand incremental traffic in a year

  • 420%

    ROI surge in 1 year

  • 52%

    Average increase in transactions over a year

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Area Ten has helped us with this over the last 5 years, delivering growth in sales through paid search and helping us unlock our growth potential. The team has always delivered expert advice and has been adaptable and reliable in maximising sales. Area Ten is a great partner to have on this journey.”


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Lara Giovenale – Marketing Director @ The Proactiv Company

“We’ve been working with Area Ten for over 3 years. They’ve delivered consistently for us across multiple brands in an extremely tough market vertical and operating environment. I’m ex-agency and have dealt with lots of others in the space and what Jeremy and his team do is unique and effective. Great guys to work with.“

Nick St John – Head of SEO @ IAG

“Area Ten has supported Zurich with a strong Paid Search and Social Media strategy, driving cost effectives leads and sales revenue for the last 5 years. The team understands our business and proactively seeks new initiatives and optimizations that are in line with our business goals. I would recommend Area Ten to any company looking to expand its online presence and revenue in a competitive industry like ours.”

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Dan Smith – Head of Digital Engagement @ Kmart

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Navigating the B2B ecommerce SEO landscape is complex, but Area Ten is equipped to tackle its specific challenges head-on. 

 

We proficiently scale category and product page content, enabling businesses to expand their offerings without losing SEO traction. Our expertise also includes creating a strong web of cross-linking and optimizing user and search engine navigation. Addressing duplicate content is another critical area of our focus, ensuring your site’s integrity is maintained.

Absolutely. Area Ten is rooted in a deep appreciation for technology’s role in driving SEO success. 

 

We pride ourselves on our technology-first methodology, tailored to the nuances of various platforms such as Shopify, WordPress, and Bigcommerce. The swarm intelligence techniques we employ in our proprietary technology ensure that should certain pages fall behind in performance, our systems adjust, ensuring a balanced and effective website structure.

Area Ten is well-versed in delivering top-notch ecommerce SEO services across a plethora of product verticals, ranging from fashion and alcohol to electronics and pet goods, among others. While these are just a few examples, we’ve collaborated with numerous other industries in every continent except for Antarctica as well. 

 

Our wide-ranging experience underscores our technical know-how, ensuring we consistently drive impactful SEO results for our clients.

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