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Has Your Magento Store Been Shoplifted?

by Dan24. April 2015 13:04
Magento Shoplift Patch


If you host with Web 2 Market then probably not. Our team has confirmed that all of our sites have been patched to protect your store from the Shoplift Bug. You most likely heard about the vulnerabilities when logging into your Magento Admin last week. Here is a helpful link to test if your website is vulnerable:https://shoplift.byte.nl/.

If you find out you are still vulnerable and would like help patching your site please contact us at 708-653-3100 or on our website form here.

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"Mobile-Friendliness" Google's Newest Ranking Signal

by Dan6. April 2015 12:04

Google Mobile Algorithm

Starting April 21, 2015, Google will add "Mobile-Friendliness" to its search ranking algorithm for mobile searches. This will affect "mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results," according to the Google announcement.

So how will this affect your site?
If your site is not completely mobile friendly you could lose rank starting April 21, 2015 on mobile searches. Google has also been clear that the "Mobile-Friendliness" test is a true or false answer. There is no 50% mobile friendly or 70% mobile friendly, the page is or is not mobile friendly.

Will this change affect my desktop site?
When asked if the change will effect desktop site searches during a panel discussion at SMX Munich, Zineb Ait Bahajii, from Google said it would not. But with the growing influence of mobile users I would not be surprised if this changed in time.

What are the next steps?
First, test your site pages using Google's Mobile-Friendly Test here.
If your site is not "Mobile-Friendly" and you don't want to lose page ranking with Google contact us to discuss your options.
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Google's announcement can be found here.

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5 Signs it may be time to Upgrade your Site

by Dan9. February 2015 15:02

1. Slow Response Times


Slow Response Times
Image from SemRush.

There’s tons of research on response time, to the point where it can get overwhelming. Let’s break it down. People are busy and don’t like to wait. Sites which take too long to load affect your bounce rates, sales conversion, and Google Page Rank (check out the Google Blog Post here.) Some research even shows that sites which have an average load time of more than three seconds increase their bounce rate by 7% for every second.

2. High Traffic, Low Conversions


High Traffic, Low Conversions

Does your site get loads of traffic but it fails to convert to sales? This may indicate different problems. Issues like broken links, poor navigation, and a lack of quality traffic or stale/out of date content are big culprits. Simply having an SEO friendly website doesn’t guarantee sales. If your customers can’t find what they are looking for fast and easy, they will go somewhere else.

3. Not Mobile Friendly


A website that’s optimized for PCs/laptops, tablets, and smart phones is a necessity. With over 10,000,000,000 (that’s right, 10 zeros!) mobile connected devices in use today, your site must look good and function fast on all platforms. Google is watching too. They check out if your site is mobile friendly when ranking your page. For more info on mobile e-commerce, see ourblog post.

4. Stale Content


Stale Content

No one wants to look at an old website. Old, outdated products or worse, websites, can deter a customer from making a purchase. Google is on the lookout, too! It ranks updated content much higher than older content. Keep your site fresh with new content to help on both fronts.

5. Added Functionality, Bug Fixes, and Security Updates


Added Functionality, Bug Fixes, and Security Updates

It’s important to keep e-commerce platforms updated, improved, and maintained. These things include adding new features, catching and fixing bugs, and enhancing and updating security. If you are running an older version of your site, you may be missing out on a critical, if not necessary, updates. Studies show upgrading your site, on average, every three years, keeps your sites appearance up-to-date and functioning at an optimum level.

For more information on version update please click on your platform: Magento / AbleCommerce

As always, if you need help with any of these or anything else on your Magento or AbleCommerce Site contact the EXPERTS at Web 2 Market

Magento Certified Solution Specialist

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Magento 1.9 User Guide

by Dan7. January 2015 15:01

Here is the latest User Guide from Magento



Magento CE 1.9.pdf (11MB)

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Is Your Site Mobile Friendly?

by Brad Kort23. December 2014 11:12

With mobile sales setting new records year over year make sure your site is mobile friendly. Check out this infographic featured on www.cpcstrategy.com.

If you are interested in learning how to make your Magento or AbleCommerce site Mobile Friendly contact us here.


E-Commerce Mobile 2014

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Merry Christmas with Free Magento Extensions

by Dan22. December 2014 11:12
Christmas Banner

We at Web 2 Market would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas.

In the spirit of Christmas we are offering many of our Magento extensions for FREE from Monday, December 22, 2014 to Wednesday, December 24, 2014.

Just head to our Magento extension store at www.extensionsstore.biz to find the perfect Magento extension. No codes needed.

Thank you for your continued support and have a wonderful holiday!

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MPA E-Catalog has launched!

by Dan21. November 2014 11:11
Web 2 Market


MotorCar Parts of America Screenshot

Using Web 2 Market's ShowMeTheParts Integration Motorcar Parts of America can now display all their products in a fully customized E-catalog. By using the ShowMeTheParts catalog they no longer have to maintain their data on their online catalog and pull all their parts information directly from ShowMeTheParts. Customers are able to search for all of Motorcar Parts of America's parts by:

  • Year-Make-Model
  • Part Number
  • Cross Reference Number
  • VIN

To learn more about Web 2 Market's ShowMeTheParts Integration and to see if it may work for your company visit our website at http://web2market.com/smtp

Magento Certified Solutions Specialist

Dan Voss
Web 2 Market, Inc. ¦ 5628 W. 120th Street ¦ Alsip, IL 60803
708.653.3100 ext 203 ¦ dvoss@web2market.com ¦ www.web2market.com


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Magento Go is Closing February 2015

by Dan23. October 2014 10:10
Web 2 Market
Magneto Go is Closing February 2015 but Web 2 Market is Here to Stay

Magento Go is Closing in February 2015
but Web 2 Market is Here To Stay

Migrate your Magneto Go Store over Magento CE 1.9 with Web 2 Market quickly and easily

Additional Options

Migrating your Magento Go Store in 3 Easy Steps.

1. Select your hosting plan from our wide variety of cost effective hosting options

Hosting Plans


2. Choose a design.
  • Choose from one of our free designs and we will install it AT NO COST!
  • Choose any Magento Theme and we will install it for a small investment
  • We also do custom designs


3.We migrate over your Magento Go Data into your new Magento Store AT NO COST!
Data we migrate over for Magento Go


If you are looking for any other services such as eBay integration or customizations please contact us for details.

Start here by choosing your hosting Plan.

Magento Certified Solution Specialist

Dan Voss
Web 2 Market, Inc. ¦ 5628 W. 120th Street ¦ Alsip, IL 60803
708.653.3100 ext 203 ¦ dvoss@web2market.com ¦ www.web2market.com

*requires additional investment

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ProStores is Closing in February 2015

by Dan23. October 2014 09:10
Web 2 Market
ProStores is Closing; Web 2 Market is Here to Stay

ProStores is Closing in February 2015
but Web 2 Market is Here To Stay!

Migrate you ProStore over to Magento CE 1.9 with Web 2 Market quickly and easily

Additional Features

Migrating your ProStore in 3 Easy Steps.

1. Select your hosting plan from our wide variety of cost effective hosting options

Hosting Plans


2. Choose a design.
  • Choose from one of our free designs and we will install it AT NO COST!
  • Choose any Magento Theme and we will install it for a small investment
  • We also can do custom designs


3.We migrate over your ProStores Data into your new Magento Store AT NO COST!
The Data We Migrate


If you are looking for any other services such as eBay integration or customizations please contact us for details.

Start here by choosing your hosting Plan.

Magento Certified Solution Specialist

Dan Voss
Web 2 Market, Inc. ¦ 5628 W. 120th Street ¦ Alsip, IL 60803
708.653.3100 ext 203 ¦ dvoss@web2market.com ¦ www.web2market.com

* Requires additional investment

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Come See Us At APPEX

by Brad Kort13. October 2014 15:10


Web 2 Market will be joining ShowMeTheParts at the 2014 APPEX Show in Las Vegas. Come learn how you can take advantage of the ShowMeTheParts Integration with Magento to sell and display your parts online. All with out having to manage your parts data.

For more information please click here or give us a call at 708-653-3100 ext 203.

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About Brad Kort

President and owner of Web 2 Market, Inc.

Education     

Northwestern University
MBA, Innovation & Entrpreneurship
1995 – 1997

Loyola University of Chicago
BA, Marketing
1982 – 1995

 

I enjoy helping small and medium sized business use technology strategically. The Internet is an awesome, dynamic place to compete.

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