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Pumpkin Spice Update

It's been a few months since an update of one of considerable size has rolled out from Google. But just yesterday Google announced ahead of time that they would be rolling out a new algo update over the next few days. This was done over Twitter, which I highly suggest you follow them on. Now f...

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Low hanging fruit magento seo

So you built your Magento 2 website and you are looking to see what tips you can do to get better positioning, more traffic and of course more sales. In today’s blog post, we are going to discuss the top 3 things you can change right now to help you reach those goals. No technical skills requi...

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June 2019 Google Core Algorithm Update

June 2019 brought one of the biggest algorithm updates that Google has done in some time. Unlike the one that launched back in March of 2019, this one seemed to impact a broader scope of websites and industries. Much of what we saw with the March 2019 update was more directed at health/finance type websites. This one, from what we have followed in the forums and groups, has impacted many, many other industries in sometimes, a devistating way.

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I've been working with Magento 2 for the past two years but somehow never got the courage or time to take on the certification exam. There were always some excuses that prevented me from booking the the exam -- excessive workload, newer version of Magento coming out or dozens of other reasons....

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Google My Business Monthly Fee?

If you are any sort of online or offline retail business, then you probably have a Google My Business listing. Well listen up, there may be some big changes coming down the pipeline if you value your Google My Business listing.

Monthly Fee?

News has been released that some Google My Business o...

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Progressive SEO: Infinite Scroll

A popular trend among websites is ‘Infinite Scroll’, also referred to as ‘endless scrolling’ or ‘long scroll’ which lets a user continuously scroll without clicking on another page to view information. This modern experience is to correlate with social feed trends of mobile users. However, this tr...

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Google Florida Update 2

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Now for those that have been in the SEO world as long as I have been, please don't confuse this update with the Florida update from back in November 2003. They are nothing alike. Google is totally different than it was then. This update just got this name, as did the previous one from being cl...

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Local environment is a crucial part of how frustrated a developer can get. In the past I went from Ubuntu, to Windows to macOS, using LAMP, WAMP, MAMP, Vagrant, VM's and local server with Apache, PHP and MySQL, each of them have their advantages and disadvantages, but until now I wasn't fully...

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Anticipating what will happen over the 2018 holiday season or any upcoming shopping increase for your business will be similar but different from past years. Every merchant is unique and many have their own plans during these two months as well as Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the lead up to Christmas...

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Loaders are great for UX, it gives the user a feedback that some data crunching is going on, so they know that it's no point in trying to abuse the clicks, they just have to wait and that is just fine. BUT having to wait around 4s in order to see the product image is not just fine. I know that...

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When you are running an e-commerce store, inevitably you will experience shopping cart abandonment - customer adds items to their cart but leaves your site before checking out. According to Baymard Institute information, the average shopping cart abandonment rate is almost 70%. There are a number...

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A Rational Look at Ecommerce Website Performance

Investigating Website Performance

Ecommerce sites tend to be heavy with a bunch of high quality imagery and increasingly, quite a bit of javascript to parse. The “cooler” a site is, the more javascript and high end imagery it probably has. There are many interesting options these days to make websites more engaging. Each of...

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NetSuite One Piece Flow Workstation Example

Here’s the story we all know too well:

We bought too much of something from China, Mexico or the USA. We then assemble that with some value-added activity we offer. We put the inventory in finished goods and stack them on a shelf. We then find some defects or that the customer specifica...

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Excess Inventory at the Home Depot Coffee Station

I took this photo at my local Home Depot home improvement store in the early evening this weekend. It’s located between the cashier and the exit/entry door. This isn’t a break room, it’s for customers. It’s out of the norm for what I expect to see from the largest home improvement store in Ame...

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After having worked on a few Magento 2 projects we've discovered that we've been repeating the same tasks over and over at the start of each project. Removing redundant navigation elements, changing header layout or including our handy LESS mixins are only a few of those tasks that we consta...

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One of goals of Magento 2 project was providing software with modularity. It gives us many advantages, and one of them is ability to disable modules which are not used. This speeds up compilation process, makes admin backend less-cluttered (what should improve UX) and finally, speeds up page load ti...

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5 Simple Tips for a Better User Experience

Improving the user experience of your e-commerce store or website in general is something that is critically important. The way a potential customer feels when they visit your website could be that determining factor if they proceed with a purchase.

Today I would like to present 5 Simple Tips for...

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As a frontend developer, there is a myth that CLI is for engineers or for sys admins and to don't touch it, but really, Magento 2 provides a straight forward list of commands and they can save you a lot of time on your development workflow.

What is CLI?

CLI stands for Command Line Interfac...

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There are times that you might want to give your client the ability to easily add or modify content on store front without using a full blown third-party extension. One common use case is a homepage slider or a simple content block in the sidebar with a catchy call to action. Using static bloc...

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Often when working on an M2 project customers use different 3rd party services for inventory management, shipping management etc. Usually if the 3rd party service only uses API calls to read data from an M2 instance there’s shouldn’t be any trouble, but when someone wants to make an update using the...

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