Understanding Magento Cron Jobs

Apparently many Magneto developers are a bit confused about how Magento cron jobs work. It's easy to know why. In the Magento backend, there's a Cron configuration screen where you can set the frequency at which cron schedules are to be processed, under System >...

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How to Spread Your Message

After you build your website, the next logical step is to let people know it exists. In 2010, 21.4 million websites were added. That’s roughly 58,630 new sites every day! Marketing If you want to attract immediate attention to your site, it’s important that you...

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Marketing Your Website

5 Tips for Physical Retailers to Migrate Online

Bret's series on brick-and-mortar retailers and their move online continues with specific planning tips. The first installment, "How Small Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Succeed Online; 4 Keys," offered sound advice on how retailers can compete online. This next...

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Practical E-commerce

E-commerce Sales Increase 17.6% in 2Q

The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce released their e-commerce sales report for the second quarter of 2011. The retail sales for the second quarter of 2011 were estimated at $1.04 trillion, an increase of 1.2 percent from the first quarter of 2011....

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E-Commerce Growth

A Checklist for Your Business

I’m a person who could be classified as a list maker. It’s one of, if not the, most important tool I use to stay organized and on task. In fact, my kids learned at an early age just how important Mom’s lists were. Posted on the refrigerator was a notepad where...

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Checklist for Business

Niche Brands Make Successful Etailers

Online shoppers, we have found, are generally a discerning bunch. They shop online to find those items they can't simply pick up conveniently at their local store. Most people still enjoy getting out and shopping, but the wider selections found online, the...

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2011 Record Online Sales

E-commerce Spending Up 14 Percent

Online retail spending in the US increased 14 percent for the second quarter of 2011 versus the same period just one year ago. This is a continuation of the online spending trend. In fact, this is the seventh consecutive quarter in online sales growth. comScore,...

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E-Commerce Growth

What Does Google Know?

One big security topic, widely discussed today, revolves around the protection of our privacy as we surf the Web. We've long known and understood that e-commerce websites we visit keep track of information about our shopping preferences, habits, even what products...

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Google Ad Preferences

Adding Video to Your Website

A recent blog posted on the Entrepreneur website questioned if your business was ready for video. The article sited survey results conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project which found that 71% of American's use online video sites like YouTube and...

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Website Videos


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