Swapit is on Instagram now

Swapit just got on Instagram. You can follow us here: https://www.instagram.com/swapitla/

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We’ll be posting the “Swapit Item of the Week” on our @swapitla Instagram account as well as other interesting items and sellers on Swapit. Make sure to follow us on Instagram, there might even be some exclusive promotions popping up on Instagram — especially when you least expect it.

If you haven’t tried Swapit yet, you can get it from: http://get.swapit.la/now

3 Winners Were Chosen for the Swapit Mobile Studio – XMAS Promotion

CONGRATULATIONS to the 3 winners of our Post+Win a Mobile Studio from Swapit!

The 3 Winners:

  1. 219 posts: rads*****@gmail.com
  2. 72 posts: julia*****@gmail.com
  3. 44 posts: nani*****@gmail.com

 

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We’ve just reached out to our three winners and they now have 24 hours to reply to our email. Once we receive a reply, we’ll arrange for a hand over of a Swapit Mobile Studio to each of the winners.

It’s been great to see a lot of people participating and sharing Swapit to their friends.

Have you tried Swapit yet? You can download it for free from: http://get.swapit.la/now

Post+Win a Mobile Studio from Swapit

It’s holiday time, it’s gift time, and we want to give as well. That’s why we’ve just launched another great promotion where we’re giving away 3 Mobile Studio sets. They are lid up with LEDs and create a great environment for you to take the perfect photo of an item you want to sell on Swapit.

It’s really easy to participate: Open Swapit, post an item for sale, and you’re in the race for winning one of three mobilM Studio sets. Swapit user with the most item posts wins.

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Open Swapit & Join To Win a Mobile Studio

It only takes 30 seconds to post your item on Swapit. That’s it and you immediately joined joined the race to win one out of three Mobile Studio sets, valued at $75 (HKD580) each.

This promotion runs until January 2nd, 2017. In early January we will know the top three participants. So make sure you’re in and join right now!

Remember? Last year we gave away a OnePlus X in a similar promotion. It was great to see the happy winner back then, and now we’re giving away 3 Mobile Studios. So we are already excited to make 3 winners happy very soon.

Post+Win Mobile Studio Timetable:

  • December 19: Launch campaign
  • December 19 to January 2nd: Swapit users who post items, join automatically
  • January 2nd: Campaign closes
  • January 3-5: Three winners will be determined
  • January 5-7: Winners will be contacted
  • January 8-15: Winner ceremony will be held (exact date to be confirmed)

If you have any question, feel free to contact us.

Have you tried Swapit yet? You can download it here: http://get.swapit.la

Swapit Ranks #1 on Google Search

For every business it is important to a Google Search ranking that is as high as possible, so everyone who “googles” your name, will be able to find it right away.

CHOOSING THE NAME SWAPIT

When we launched Swapit, we actually weren’t quite sure if “Swapit” was the best name for us. While there several reasons for going with “Swapit”, we also knew that the name is not very original. It is comprised of the verb “swap” and the pronoun “it”. Both such terms are very general and combining both does not create a unique term. So we could not guarantee that we would end up ranking #1 when searching for “Swapit” on Google.

RANKING ON GOOGLE SEARCH

Yet, we managed to get our website http://swapit.la rank #1 for the term “Swapit” in the end. Moreover, our online properties or pages related to us, now take up 8 out of the first 10 results on Google Search. Have a look:

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HOW WE DID IT

Content. We meticulously composed content on all of our online properties to match our product as close as possible, while ensuring we keep using a similar style and vocabulary, which allows search engines to find related websites and content easier.

Online Media Sites. Furthermore, we’ve reached out to many websites with high PageRanks. Once they wrote about us, our name made its way on the Google search index – even though it is on their website. Very good examples for that are W Hub, StartupsHK and ButterBoom. A big thanks to all of them again at this point. Your coverage is much appreciated!

Customer Support. Every time a customer sends us an email, he receives an instant reply email with a support case number and our social media links in the email signature. That same signature also comes with every email reply from us. That looks like this:

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{fullname}
{email}

Swapit Download: http://get.swapit.la

Follow us on
Twitter: http://twitter.com/swapitla
Facebook: http://fb.com/swapitla/

Swapit Corporate Site: http://swapit.la
Swapit Startup Blog: http://blog.swapit.la

As a result, every customer has really quick ways to follow us on social media, check out our website, or just forward one of our URLs to their friends.

mailchimp-linksEmail Marketing. Everyone who is using Swapit, knows we are sending some emails from time to time. We give tips on how to sell your items on Swapit quickly, announce new features and run surveys. Each of those emails also links back to our website, Facebook page, Twitter account and our blog. As you can see, it’s really easy to click any of those and find out more about Swapit. Every time, a customer goes to any of our online properties, we have one more chance to engage with them again. As a result, it a lot more likely that they share one of our links in some of their own conversations on the web. So in the end, that increases our PageRank on search engines like Google.

screenshot_croppedIn-App Links. Inside the Swapit app, it also very easy to reach our website or blog with just one click of a button. Through our in-app analytics, we can see that some people are actually using these buttons to find out more about us. That’s great and definitely one of our intended use cases for them. Besides having a positive effect in terms of page visits and blog views, it also important for us to be transparent. It is important that our users know, who is running the Swapit marketplace and that they can trust us and our expertise in the market.

THE MISSING PIECE or WHERE IS THE BLOG?

You might be wondering, where our blog in the list of search results is. At least, I was definitely looking for that! It only comes in at rank #2 on page 2. That’s definitely too far down and not acceptable — especially, when I am considering how much valuable and unique content we have on our blog.

While we have http://blog.swapit.la as a dedicated sub-domain for our blog, it does actually run on WordPress.com under the URL: https://swapitblogit.wordpress.com

As a result, Google considers all content of our blog not to be related with our website swapit.la. That means, the content written here on our blog, does not help our main website in terms of PageRank.

It appears, this is a point where we can still take action and rather quickly be able to bring a whole set of rich content to be considered part of Swapit’s main domain’s content. We’ll look into that part and see what we can do on that front.

CONCLUSION

Generally, our Google search ranking seems to be quite good. While I am still just talking about the “Swapit” search term, it is still a great achievement that we rank so high – given the fact that (1) the term “Swapit” is rather general / common, and (2) there are other sites out there that exist for a much longer time. Yet, we have outperformed them already.

Let’s see what the future brings. Every new blog post should and will (soon) have a direct effect on our ranking on search engines like Google Search.

 

Have you tried Swapit yet? It’s free. Get it from: http://get.swapit.la/now

Tips for Making a Sale on Swapit – Updated

After we published our first Tips for Making a Sale, we’ve now doubled our number of tips from 10 to 20. All come together nicely in a collection of separate images, which are easy to digest and help you close your sale faster.

This is how you make a sale:

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Swapit makes it easy to connect you with potential buyers nearby. Just make sure you follow our tips and you will be able to sell your stuff quickly.

If you haven’t used Swapit, you can get it from: http://get.swapit.la/now

Congratulations Robert – Winner of the Swapit SELL+WIN a Braven BRV-PRO Bluetooth Speaker

We’re proud to announce the winner Robert of the BRAVEN BRV-PRO Bluetooth speaker, which we were giving away in our SELL+WIN promotion.

Congratulations Robert!

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Screenshot_20160818-130244We had a lot of entries into our competition and Robert was one of our top users during the promotion period. With every post his chance to win increased. For example, he’s currently selling a Lenovo S100 laptop, which seems to be a great deal at $900. Check it out:

Lenovo S100 Laptop on Swapit

If’ve also got some great first-hand feedback from Robert on our Swapit app. That was very valuable to us and we will make sure that feedback makes its way into one of the next app releases of Swapit.

The Braven Bluetooth speaker was sponsored by Street Value Asia. Please visit their online shop at www.streetvalue.asia to view all Braven speakers. You can use the “SWAPITBRV” voucher to get $200 off every Braven speaker.

Have you tried Swapit yet?
It’s free: http://get.swapit.la/now