Commerce

The Benefits of a Professional Google Maps Listing

Why Put Your Business on Google Maps? Google Business Maps is a online directory of local businesses and other organizations. Formerly known as Google Places and whether through a search result or a maps [...]

Did You Know? A Growing Collection of (Sometimes) Useful Knowledge for Website Owners

Did you know that the term pagerank, often used when referring to web page rank but actually PageRank was named after Larry Page. Did you know that Google started as a research project at Stanford [...]

Are you responsive? A repost from August 2016 + offer

We originally posted this in August of 2016 but we think this is becoming increasingly important. Older websites that are not responsive to mobile devices will soon be left out of searches mobile and [...]

Techniques to Increase Niche Web Site Traffic

ways to target niche web traffic- There are so many ways to increase targeted website traffic, we'll try to touch on a few in this article. The first step is having a basic understanding of how the internet works as well as the behavior of [...]

The Dos and Don’ts of Twitter Marketing

Do you want to mix in your ads with your Twitter posts?  Twitter can be great as a marketing tooI if you proceed with caution.  Developing a brand on Twitter is important, but if you are not careful, that [...]

5 Smart Methods to Market Your Product on Twitter

How to compose a good ad for twitter Do you promote merchandise on-line? Whether or not you run a web-based store or you promote on eBay, Etsy or elsewhere, web advertising and marketing needs to be an element of your marketing strategy. Once you [...]

Managed WordPress Installation – All about Security

WordPress is the most popular publishing platform in the world. It runs over 27% of all websites worldwide. WordPress is also open source. Open Source means that the code that runs WordPress is visible to [...]

Great Interview – How Free Web Content Traps People In An Abyss Of Ads And Clickbait

Terry Gross of Fresh Air interviews Tim Wu, open internet advocate and author of the new book The Attention Merchants. His new book looks at how large web sites such as Google and Facebook create an [...]

New Web Hosting Add-Ons

Bring your web site out of the dark ages of desktop! That sounds crazy, huh? But it's true!!! If your web site is not designed to be "responsive" to all devices, desktop, tablet, phones, etc. then you are [...]

Shopper Behavior Insights

Mobile has forever changed the way people shop. A shopper's smartphone is there for them anytime, anywhere in countless micro-moments. The question for retailers is: Are you prepared to meet these shoppers in [...]

WooCommerce SQL injection vulnerability

Yesterday Matt Barry, one of our researchers at Wordfence discovered a SQL injection vulnerability in WooCommerce version 2.3.5 and older during a code audit of the plugin repository.  WooCommerce is [...]

New net regulating plan by FCC

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to announce a new plan on February 5 and put it to a commission vote on February 26 but Republicans in Congress make plan to preempt FCC on net neutrality. House and Senate [...]

Walmart, Rite Aid, CVS – What’s really going on with Apple Pay

From the headlines about Walmart, Rite Aid and others yanking Apple Pay one might conclude that it was because there was something wrong with Apple Pay. In fact, that is not the case at all. Merchants that [...]

Apple Pay in action – Review by Money magazine (video)

Money magazine writer Pat Regnier reviews Apple Pay in NYC. In this article he says: There are a few wrinkles you don’t see on camera. Setting it up wasn’t quite seamless. I deliberately tried to set it [...]

’tis the season – to get your shopping cart in order

Responsiveness - Make sure your site is responsive As we've stressed in an earlier post, mobile browsing is now more common than desktop browsing! What that means to commerce web sites that have not updated [...]

Apple Pay – PayPal, accepting payments is about change

After an announcement this week that eBay will spin off PayPal  to a different company John Donahoe, chief executive of eBay announced to investors.. “The era of digital payments is upon [...]

Apple Pay, will you accept it?

With Apple Pay ready to go live later this month (October 20th), it might be reasonable to question the wisdom of trusting Apple with user credit card information. Apple Pay is a secure mobile payment [...]

Pixel tags – another Facebook advertising method

Recently Facebook changed it's privacy policy now allowing outside developers to tap into information that Facebook can gather. By placing small bits of code on their web site, site owners can now have [...]

New news area for statuses and promotions

This is our new area to post new promotions, status and other relevant news for our customers and others that are interested in the web, development or just finding an occasional great promotion. Some of the [...]

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