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Why Use Google Merchant for Your Magento Store

August 1, 2016 google-shopping-feeds-magento-fi

With its large size and popularity, Google is one of the top search engines merchants are most concerned with.  Whether it’s SEO, AdWords, or Analytics chances are a Google product or service is being utilized to get clicks and generate revenue.  Although Google Analytics is integrated into Magento out of the box, other products, such as Google Merchant products, are not. What are the benefits of using Google’s Merchant Services? If you have a Google Merchant account and a Google Read More »

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July Newsletter 2016

July 29, 2016 July-Newsletter-Banner-fi

Save some time and headache! How to avoid migration, integration, and deployment problems in Magento 2 for a streamlined process. Read More

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Magento 2 Migration, Integration and Deployment Problems

July 15, 2016 magento2-deployment-fi

Magento 2.0.0 was finalized for release on November 16th, 2015. From then until July 2016 there have been 8 additional releases – the current version being 2.0.8. So far we have worked with one new Magento 2 Enterprise Edition built and have migrated a couple of websites to Magento 2 Community Edition. In both cases, we have encountered a number of hurdles which resulted in lost time. First and most common Magento 2 problem we have encountered so far has been Read More »

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June Newsletter 2016

June 30, 2016 June-Newsletter-fi

Looking to freshen up the look and feel of your online store but don’t know where to start? Follow our six steps to improve your store’s appearance and user experience. Read More

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Six Customizations That Can Improve Your Magento Store Today!

June 24, 2016 simple-customizations

Magento is a complex and advanced eCommerce platform that offers endless opportunities for growth. Sometimes, updating the look and feel of your Magento store can seem like a daunting task, however there are plenty of simple things you can do that will make an impact on your store’s appearance and user experience. We have created a fictional candy store to show you some of ways that simple updates can make a big difference for your store. Ditch the container Instead Read More »

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Speed and Performance Optimization Case Study

June 13, 2016 bps-case-study-fi

Speed and Performance Optimization for BeautyPlusSalon.com GOAL: Reduce median load speeds throughout Beauty Plus Salon from over 6 seconds on average to under 3 seconds. Steps were taken to improve speed and performance by Shero: Image resizing, compression and optimization – Our team analyzed all images loading on CMS pages and helped the Beauty Plus Salon team resize and optimize images. Larger images were optimized manually for best appearance, and smaller images, as well as product images, were optimized automatically Read More »

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Content Caching & Dynamic Content in Magento 2

June 6, 2016 dynamic-content-caching-fi

While Magento 1 had no standard way to declare if a block of content was dynamic or static, in Magento 2 the interaction of these two concepts has dramatically improved. In Magento 1 developers had to set a parameter in the PHP code to indicate if it should be cached or not and optionally use a time period for how long it can be cached.  If no parameters were set, Magento 1 would default to not caching the block. Unfortunately, Read More »

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May Newsletter 2016

May 31, 2016 May-Newsletter-fi

Is your Magento website taking too long to load? Chances are that the log database size has become very large, which results in a slower website, not enough hard disk space, and a huge backup copy. Regular Magento maintenance on logs, caches, and indexes can avoid these problems. Read More

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Are eCommerce Popups Worth It?

May 27, 2016 popup-blogpost-fi

What is a Popup? If you’ve been using the internet for a while, there’s a good chance you already know what a popup is, but I’ll sum it up for those who may not know. A popup is a small window that literally “pops up” when you first land on a website. These popups could be asking you to sign up for a newsletter or redirect you to a sale. The majority of them are used to to capture email Read More »

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How to handle Magento maintenance on logs, caches, and indexes.

May 20, 2016 magento-maintenance-fi

There is a lot of confusion of how to run regular maintenance on logs, caches, and indexes in Magento. Most of it stems from applying maxims from the past to today.  In the past, server storage space was at a premium – and offsite storage required tape backups to handle the quantity of data.  Which also meant difficulty to access such data.  The modern maxim is “disk space is cheap”  – and it is! The other main issue is that Read More »

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