The Spork Marketing Blog

Online marketing tips, advice, insights, and news for the auto parts and accessories industry.

Accepting PayPal On Your Auto Parts eCommerce Store

If you’re an online retailer thinking about accepting PayPal, this article is for you. We’ll talk about why accepting PayPal is a good idea, PayPal’s different products/services, and give you some tips for getting started with PayPal as a retailer.

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Video SEO Basics Part 1

Wondering how you can maximize the SEO value of a video you’ve created? If so, this article is for you. We’ll discuss: Why video can boost your site’s rankings Where you should host your videos online Where you should share videos to maximize their SEO value How to optimize your site for your video to… Read More

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What’s The Difference Between SEO And PPC?

Here’s a basic question that a lot of people have for us: What’s the difference between SEO and PPC? In the screenshot of Google search results below, all the ‘green’ stuff is advertising, and all the rest is SEO.

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Do You Need SEO, Or Do You Need A Better Website?

Every so often a potential client with a poorly converting website asks for search engine optimization (SEO) services. We want to give people what they ask for, but we know that finding a way to bring more visitors to a poorly converting website isn’t going to help. Sometimes the problem isn’t that people aren’t finding… Read More

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Blogging Tip – Add Internal Links To Every Post

Blogging is one of the cornerstones of online marketing. When done correctly, a blog helps introduce consumers to your products, addresses objections consumers may have before buying, and supports consumers with installation advice, troubleshooting information, etc. A parts and accessories ecommerce site with a good blog is also likely to be ranked #1 on Google… Read More

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Ecommerce Abandoned Carts: A Plan of Attack

It’s estimated that 69.89% of online shopping carts are abandoned. That means that – on average – seven out of 10 online shoppers will put something in their cart and then leave a website without making a purchase. In auto parts, we find cart abandonment rates range from about 60% all the way up to… Read More

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Free SEO Tip – Make Your Site Faster With Optimized Images

User experience – particularly when it comes to website speed – is critical to both conversion rate and search engine optimization (SEO). Faster websites tend to sell more parts, and they also tend to rank better. There are several ways to speed up your site, but one of the easiest ways is to follow these image optimization… Read More

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SEMA Market Reports Show That Industry Needs Better Content

If you’re in the business of selling parts and accessories, a SEMA membership is probably a worthwhile investment. Not only does membership entitle you to attend the world’s greatest car show, but it also gets you some awesome market research info like the SEMA annual report. Free for SEMA members, you can download the report… Read More

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