I apologize for the gap in posts. I belong to a group called Octopus eCommerce (OctoEcom) comprised of Marketing and Technology folk who meet once per week to discuss our eCommerce projects.
I have been working on building a public forum for our discussion over at OctoEcom.com. If you like the content and discussions here you’ll love this blog. Head on over and give it a once over. I’ll be heavily moderating all discussions on the site so feel free to drop me a line.
Below is a list of our initial Forums that will be developed:
Establishing the Business
Sell a product or advertise for someone who is – Time/Financial Investments – Skill sets you will require
Hosting Options – Choosing Domain Names – Open Source vs Proprietary – Programming Languages Pros / Cons
From Scratch or CMS – Look and Feel – Content Development – Integration of Payment / Shipping Features
Direct, Referral, Search (Paid & Organic) – Bootstrapping a website – Good and Bad Sources – Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Keyword Keywords Keywords – Goal Conversion – Evaluating Content Entrance and Exit Points – Geotargeting
Web Tools, Scripts and Utilities
Webmaster Tools – Site Evaluations – Handy AJAX, PHP, Powershell and Other Scripts – FTP, Photo Editing, and Other Utilities