Product Identifiers Essential for higher SEO, Conversion and Customer Experience

By Prasanna Dhungel

TOPICS eCommerce, Product Management, Retail

Product Content is king in online retail. Resellers that have product data with rich content, detailed data, product pictures, videos, reviews and FAQ benefit. Purchase decisions start in search and products that have rich data benefit from higher SEO and conversion. Customers that use long tail searches know the products they are searching so rich data is key. For example, you may be looking to buy a size 10 Blue Nike Air Jordan shoe that is rainproof. If your product data has these attributes in the right distinct fields, there is higher likelihood of this appearing in a customer’s search.

While the benefits of this are obvious, manufacturers may not provide rich product data. Retailers must find product identifiers on their own and place them on their ecommerce stores, marketplaces like Amazon, Walmart, EBay, Houzz, Jet and Ad Channels like Google and Bing. Some won’t allow you to sell or advertize if you don’t include identifiers – Google Marketplace requires GTIN while Amazon requires ASIN.  Retailers that are on top of this have high product acceptance in these channels. Google writes in depth on importance of identifiers.

We hear from retailers and manufacturers who lack product identifiers –

  • Unique Attributes: GTIN or ASIN
  • SKU specific Attributes: Color, Size, Case Pack, Brand, Materials etc.

We find product unique attributes and SKU specific attributes for our customers to increase their SEO, conversion and acceptance by channels. We verify that product attributes are compatible across data types – eg. product color on image is the same as the color mentioned on the text.  We review manufacturer’s data and prepare product attributes. Our end goal is to give our customers “Gold Standard in Product Data”.

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