Harsh but this the Lorax's advice is the best advice you've gotten so far.
The BIGGEST mistake anyone who opens a new website/store makes is thinking that you're going to some how launch, get to the first page of google and make lots of money.
It CAN happen if you find a niche with no competition on your keywords or create your own niche all-together. 9.5 times out of 10, this is NOT the case.
When launching a new company/website/store you always have to expect that you're going to need to INVEST heavily in advertizing and branding through as many channels as you can. If you can't invest heavily with money, you'll need to invest heavily with time. There is no way around it. There is no short-cut execept for some very lucky people.
I can assure you, unless you're paying an SEO wiz or company to employ some specific tactics for you, there's little you'll be able to do yourself to make a huge difference. Most of what you read around the web are foundational recommendations and you need to do it anyway to compete but remember that EVERYONE follows these tutorials. They're not going to put you at the top of Google. They're just going to set you up so that you can at least rank.
The "secret" to launching a successful business (regardless of the platform used)
Notice that the store/website is actually #4 on my list.
How you choose to do #2 & 3 is up to you. Some people create forums, some use social media, some support a cause (eg: toms, ivory ella), some blog, some use influencers. (the most successful use all of the above).
Using Ebay, Amazon, Etsy, and the like can help you circumvent this a bit because people who go to those sites are a captive audience but using those selling channels present their own problems.
You can safely ignore everything that has been posted in this thread. Including the advice from Shopify reps. It's actually in your best interest to do so.
I can sell $5,000 a month on Amazon without even trying, shipping only 2 days a week.
In the same month, without trying, I can sell $200 on Shopify, and $600 on Ebay.
I don't have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or any of that nonsense.
I do not coddle an audience. I do not give 2 squirts about Google rank.
Amazon is God.
It's all you need if your product is quality and desired, and you have good business sense.
Please my store is not showing on Google
Hi Sean Cowie,
Just wait for sometime and you'll be there in google SERP for your brand name.
I agree with Tony's suggestion, Go to Google Webmaster Tools and select your targeted country.
I would suggest to start work on SEO as well on your website.
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