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The "Practical strategies to increase wine ecommerce sales" class includes tips and strategies that you can use to increase your website traffic and sell more wine direct to consumers. We'll cover a variety of topics, including basic website search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing strategy, email marketing, and Google Analytics. You'll learn how other wineries use these strategies to effectively drive online sales, increase brand visibility, and make smarter choices using data and experiments.


  • Michael Meisner Manager, Digital Marketing Services 1 1
  • 1:00-1:15 Check-in & Introduction 1:15 2:15 Website Optimization 2:15 3:15 Content Marketing Strategy 3:15 Break 3:30 4:00 Google Analytics & Data 4:00 - 4:30 Email Marketing 4:30 5:00 Open Q & A 2
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  • The opportunity for DTC wine sales continues to grow each year. 4
  • 10% rise in both value and volume DTC shipments of wine over past twelve months. Rose, Sparkling Wine and Pinot Noir saw the greatest increases in volume and value of shipments in 2012 CA dominates as a destination for shipments, receiving 32%. NY, TX, IL, and FL combine for another 30%. 5
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  • In Thomas Friedmans The World is Flat, he provides ten key events in history, such as the collapse of the Berlin wall and the IPO of Netscape, that created a level playing field in terms of commerce. 7
  • We decided back in 2007 for our @1000 case Sonoma County Pinot Noir Winery to forgo distribution all together, and place our bet on direct sales, starting primarily through a prime location (Tasting Room , on the Healdsburg Plaza Square) This allows us to build our sales base in a linear fashion (albeit from zero!) meet all of our customers in person, and of course retain 100% of the sale price. It also allows us to spend more on our product (as necessary), that the 50% of retail (FOB) that we would get in the three tiered system, we dont have to worry about getting paid from an out of state stranger, licensing issues are minimized,channel management is simplified and we have a way each time to reconnected with our customers, since weve virtually met them all! Its a slower pace for sure, but a steady one. 8
  • Drive traffic. Get leads. Make sales. But first, make sure you have a decent website. 9
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  • Not bad: Much better: Use keywords and phrases before brand name. Keep it short and descriptive. 12
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  • 14 Use descriptive image name, i.e. carneros-pinotnoir.jpg Include ALT tag Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir
  • s.showPage&pageid=a189049a-ab78-a3c0-2ff4d1f9c059f6d VS. 15
  • Use contextual links to guide users to relevant pages on your site. 16
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  • Focus on using keywords in titles, headings, images, and page URLs. Write descriptive meta descriptions for each page. Focus on creating a clean product page that guides the customers experience. Test and revise small elements to increase conversions. 20
  • 41% lift in revenue per visitor for wine retailer Google webmaster tools Free on-page SEO audit 21
  • Why customer experience optimization is the new search engine optimization. 22
  • I dont really do SEO anymore. Instead, I build brand awareness, positive perception, and market share by shaping experiences to be found and used by people. 23
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  • Add reviews to your product page with proper data formatting. Which provide users with extra information in search results. 37
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  • Crowdsourced content = minimal effort on your part, big engagement. Take a photo at winery, or while drinking wine. Pretty simple. You can do better. 39
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  • Use local search marketing strategies to you connect with nearby visitors and drive more traffic to your tasting room. 52 52
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  • Google delivers search results specific to your location, as shown in the local listings to the left. If you type winery it will show you nearby wineries in this area. 54
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  • Get listed in the Big 3 (Google,Yahoo, Bing) Each business listing needs to use a uniform name, address and phone number. Encourage visitors to leave reviews on sites like Tripadvisor, Fodors, Google+, and Yelp. Theres a strong correlation between user reviews and local search rankings. Fully optimize your Google+ Local business page 57
  • If youre looking for a clever and easy way to help optimize your website for your local region, use these easy tactics. Use the ALT tag The image ALT tag gives search engines a description of the image. Image filename Nobody searches for logo so instead, name your image something relevant like, oregon-winery.jpg and it will show up in image search results for those terms. 58
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  • Every major wine region has at least a few websites dedicated to promoting the area, and sharing information about the local wineries. Tourists often use these sites to learn about the different wineries and plan their visit. Consider building a presence on these sites: 60
  • Be sure to update listings beyond your website to gain more exposure. http://www.


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