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WooCommerce Setup: Start Your First eCommerce Store

August 2, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

WooCommerce Setup- Start your First eCommerce StoreThere are over 2.3 million eCommerce stores hosted on the WooCommerce platform, and for good reason. WooCommerce makes creating your own eCommerce store quick and easy. Great functionality and an intuitive interface come together to create a powerful eCommerce platform. First you just have to complete the WooCommerce setup.

With a combination of additional plugins and options from the get go, getting through the beginning stages can seem like a daunting task. Don’t worry, with WordPress, it’s easy. This guide will take you from a clean WordPress install, through to creating your first product and customizing your storefront. Read more

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Which JavaScript Features Does Googlebot Support?

July 26, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Which JavaScript Features does Googlebot supportGoogle’s web crawlers have supported JavaScript for many years, but “support” is an ambiguous term. JavaScript is a fast-moving target and although Googlebot can process many JavaScript features, it is possible to do a lot of damage to a site’s SEO by relying on features that the crawlers can’t handle.

The issue of JavaScript-support has become increasingly important over the last few years. The release of client-side web frameworks like React, Vue, and Angular caused a move away from traditional server-side rendering. Read more

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Simple Website Optimizations to Increase Page Speed

July 24, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Simple Website Optimizations anyone can makePage speed is linked to almost every aspect of a website’s success. From SEO to conversions, to user experience and beyond. A faster site usually means better results across the board.

Yet improving site speed can be a complex process. From the hosting provider you choose to the application you decide to work with, there are a lot of areas that can be optimized.

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How Does Nexcess DNS Improve eCommerce Performance?

July 10, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

How Does Nexcess DNS Improve eCommerce PerformanceA Domain Name System (DNS) links domain names to the IP addresses that are used to route data around the internet. It is an important component of eCommerce performance: if a shopper’s browser can’t find the IP address of a store’s server, it can’t send requests and load pages. If the DNS system is slow to respond with an IP address, the browser and the customer are left waiting.

Often, eCommerce retailers have little control over DNS performance. For some, this causes a problem as a performance-optimized Magento store on lightning fast hosting can still be slow from the perspective of a shopper. Latency introduced by an unresponsive DNS nameserver is just as effective as increasing bounce rate as slow loading page elements are. Read more

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What Are Data Center Tiers Explained

July 3, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

The Definitive Guide to Data Center TiersIn the world of data centers, reliability is one of the most important factors. The more reliable you are, the more likely clients are going to want to use you. After all, who wants a data center that isn’t online?

Luckily, The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) published a standard for data centers defining four levels in regards to their reliability. The aim was that this standard would then be able to inform potential data center users about which center is best for them. While brief, the standard laid the groundwork for how some data centers would manage to pull ahead of others in the future. Read more

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Making Changes to Your Website Without Breaking It

June 28, 2018 0 Comments RSS Feed

Making Changes to Your Site Without Breaking ItChanges to your website are inevitable. Whether trying to refresh your site with a new theme or just applying a patch, sites are living environments that grow and evolve with your business and security needs.

Any change, however necessary, can cause downtime or broken functionality when applied without care. Such disruptions torpedo both your sales and your users’ trust. Properly executing these changes can be the difference between hours of limited access to your site, or mere moments. Read more

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