WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform on the web

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WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce platform on the web, according to stats from Builtwith. When you look at the “Entire Internet” (Statistics for websites using eCommerce technologies), WooCommerce is used by 42% of eCommerce sites. Among eCommerce sites in Canada (with a “.ca” domain), the number is 39% for WooCommerce, with a strong showing …

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Top Five ‘Make Sures” for Better SEO

Inspired by this article from Jonathan Long, here’s my Top Five ‘Make Sures” for Better SEO. 1. Make sure your website has the “S” HTTPS is no longer just an option. Most Internet users (and search engines) expect your website to be safe and secure. Google favors websites that utilize https. 2. Make sure you …

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New Year’s resolutions for your website

Six things you should do for your website in 2017. Lose weight. Pare down large images,  graphics, outdated plugins and overweight code. Your customers and Google both appreciate a website that loads quickly. Check your site speed with Pingdom. Be a better friend. Make sure your website is socializing well. Make it easy for people …

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Does my website need an SSL certificate?

Yes. Google has started favoring websites with SSL certification (websites with “https”) over regular websites (sites with “http”) in it’s search results. SSL certification shows that your website is using encryption to protect users and their personal information. By January 2017, the Google web browser, Chrome will treat all regular “http” websites as non-secure. With …

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Common mistakes that small-business websites make

My take on some points made in the article “These Website Mistakes Are Costing You Money” from entrepreneur.com. Poor SEO – “I can’t find your website on Google.” No mobile  – “I can’t see your website on my phone.” No social media links  – “I can’t share your website with my friends.” No website manager …

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Which CMS is #1?

When it comes to a Content Management System for you website, which CMS is the most popular? Was there any doubt? It’s WordPress! WordPress is behind over 51% of Canadian websites, with Wix and GoDaddy trailing. In the US, WordPress is also #1 at over 50%, with Wix at #2. Globally, WordPress is #1 and …

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