11 Primary Mistakes E-Commerce Companies Make on Social Media

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Social Media Mistakes for eCommerce Sites

People are using social media more and more all the time. Incredibly, nearly one-third of clicking, scrolling, and typing of online users occurs on social networks. On average, we log 116 minutes every day on Facebook, Twitter, and other social channels. Assuming this behavior remains steady long-term, it adds up to 5 years and 4… Read more »

How to Choose a Managed Services Provider

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How to Choose a Managed Services Provider

What is an MSP?   In the interest of information security and staying focused on core competencies, many companies choose to work with managed services providers (MSPs). An MSP is an organization that manages the computing needs of customers. Services are performed at a distance and often funded by a subscription, a fee charged each… Read more »

Steps Your Ecommerce Store Can Take to Build Trust

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Build Trust in Your E-Commerce Store

Trust. Just at face value, I think we all know how important that one factor is to e-commerce sales. Certainly it should be on the minds of both consumers and businesses, given the natural security concerns on the Internet – heightened by events such as the Sony hack (a particularly devastating one, with a price… Read more »

Using Magento with WordPress and E-commerce with Blogging

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  Why integrate? How to integrate WordPress and Magento with various plugins Improving your blog to better spark e-commerce sales General e-commerce blog rules Types of e-commerce blog posts to try   When businesses go out to find core software for their businesses, two of the most important pieces are the content management system (CMS)… Read more »

How to Make WordPress as Easy to Manage as Possible

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    Let’s state the obvious, WordPress is popular: It represents 50-60% of the content management system (CMS) market worldwide. 22% of new sites in the United States use WordPress, as do 297,629 of the Alexa 1 million. Adopters of WordPress include Time, Spotify, TechCrunch, NBC, CNN, Fortune, and USA Today. [source]   Clearly businesses… Read more »

CentOS 5 EOL – What you need to know.

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The CentOS 5 End of Life is fast approaching.  If you still use CentOS 5 on your server(s) now is the time to update to a more recent, supported version of this popular OS.  This was posted back in October 2016 but with the impending EOL coming up fast it’s well worth reading again.  If proper… Read more »

How to Make Sense of the Mirai Botnet – Part 1

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Nearly 400,000 video recorders, webcams, and home routers are being used to launch attacks against targets around the world. This threat is an Internet of things (IoT) distributed denial of service (DDoS) weapon called the Mirai botnet. Below, we will look at basics on the DDoS mega-attack of security reporter Brian Krebs, open-sourcing of the… Read more »

How Can You Better Understand Your Ecommerce Customers?

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    Huge potential for ecommerce sites Elements of online shopping behavior How the market is adjusting to changing needs High-performance ecommerce hosting   Ecommerce is a massive economic phenomenon. According to the US Department of Commerce, more than half of web users across the planet (53%) bought something online in 2016. That means no… Read more »

What are the essentials of a CMS?

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A content management system, or CMS, is software that includes a user interface, allowing you to post and edit content on your site. In other words, just as its name sounds, a CMS allows you to manage content in an organized and straightforward setting. Since content has become so incredibly important to online success, these… Read more »