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4:13 PM October 16, 2017

whats new in magento-2


Magento’s latest update to Magento 2.2 is the result of customer feedback and the need to improve security. In the article below we lay out all the items that are new and improved so you can see why you might want to update. Although you should update anytime there is an update if there are security patches.


No pain, all gain

Released in September 2017, the new Magento 2.2 solves a number of issues experienced by B2B and B2C companies. Most revolutionary is the ability for you to combine your Magento store data with your Google Analytics Data visible, all in a single dashboard. This allows you to view your KPIs in your Magento dashboard without the need for any third-party extensions or customizations.  The new expanded reports now represent order, customer and metric data in graph form, another feature that will increase productivity and sales planning.


Less (time) equals more (sales)

Let’s take a look at the new Magento 2 B2B features:

Updated Account Management tools – Imagine being able to streamline your customer support with a simple drag and drop function to add or remove multiple buyers. Supervisors can now view orders and quotes more easily, while also providing access for your finance team to view balances.

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SEO Changing Right Before Our Eyes

3:06 PM September 1, 2017

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SEO is Changing Right Before Our Eyes

With SEO changing at a such a rapid pace, it’s crucial for e-commerce website owners to stay up to date. The first moment web designers and business owners realized you could make money online by improving your Google ranking, search engine optimization (SEO) has been in a state of constant flux. That evolution has taken off in unexpected ways recently, to the point that entirely new approaches and considerations are called for.

In other words, the world of SEO is moving rapidly and businesses that don’t adapt are going to being left behind. Which of these changes matter most and what can you do about them? To get the answers, let’s consider a few of the most important themes one by one…
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Social Media Quick Reference Guide‏

6:04 AM August 24, 2017

Businesses of all sizes, small one-person enterprises to multinational brands and corporations are riding the social media wave in a bid to capture attention and engage with targeted audiences.

Who can blame them? According to Hubspot, online professionals list social media as one of their most important sources for generating business leads. On top of that, social media marketing costs only a third of what other traditional lead generation channels require.

 track social media effectiveness

Source: Hubspot’s State of Inbound Marketing

No wonder over 97% of marketers participating in social networks, with 80% claiming to have generated more website traffic as they reach out and connect with more than 73% of adult online users active in these social channels.

how to leverage social media for marketing

Source: QMEE’s Online in 60 Seconds Infographic

But with so many social networks available online, many businesses are left in confusion as to how they can choose the right social network that would work best with the type of business, market and targeted audiences they have.
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3:58 PM June 7, 2017


The Facebook Ads Manager is great once you know your way around it, it’s kind of like Myspace back in the day. Remember Myspace? Well, Facebook’s business pages and Ad Manager are sort of like that learning curve you had to deal with when first using Myspace back in the 90’s and early 2000’s.

Let’s jump right in, I’m going to do this quickly because I have to get back to work, but I think this should help a lot of people wanting to add a user to their Facebook Ad Manager.

  1. Login to your Facebook Ads Manager.
    Facebook Ads Manager
  2. Select Ads Manager upper left, far right under Settings select Ad Account Settings.
  3. On the Account Page select Account Roles from the left navigation and then to the far right you will see Add a User.
  4. Select this and you will get a pop-up window where you will see the Enter a friend field. Type the name of the person you would like to add and click on them.
  5. The final step is to choose the dropdown next to the person box and assign the type of privileges you want the person to have. You will have three choices.
    1. Ad Account Admin – admins will have the same account privileges as the Facebook Ads Manager owner, so be careful and only select this is you truly trust the person you’re working with.
    2. Ad Account Advertiser – advertisers can see and edit all your ads and create new ads with the payment method for the account.
    3. Ad Account Analyst– analysts can only view the ad performance.

That’s it, that’s all there is to it. Once you have accomplished this the person you selected will get a notification on their Facebook profile page.

If you would like to learn more, here is the link to the Facebook Business Help Center topic which covers how to give someone else access to Facebook Ads Manager.

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3 Ways to Supplement a Strong SEO Campaign

9:20 AM May 3, 2017


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Whether you have a very strong search engine optimization campaign – and the top ranking on Google to go with it – or you’re just getting started and adding keywords to your site, there are a few other activities you should sprinkle into your Internet marketing mix.

On the one hand, this keeps you from being overly dependent on Google and its competitors to send qualified traffic your way (in other words, it keeps all your eggs out of one very small basket). And on the other hand, there are other Internet marketing avenues you can pursue that actually enhance your ongoing SEO efforts.

The bottom line is that spreading out your effort, attention, and resources is just a good idea all around. With that in mind, here are three ways you should supplement a strong search engine optimization campaign:

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How to leverage Magento to grow your online store.

8:54 AM April 7, 2017


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If you own or manage an e-commerce website, and you haven’t heard of Magento, then it’s a good thing you found this article. You owe it to your customers and the future of your online business to give the Magento shopping cart platform a serious look. In this article, show you how to leverage Magento to grow your online store.

If you’re serious about giving your customers the best shopping experience and making real e-commerce profits while building a business that will earn more money month-after-month and year-after-year, then you need high-powered analytics, marketing tools, and back-end functionality that can grow with you.

That’s where Magento comes in.

If you aren’t familiar with Magento, it’s the industry standard e-commerce platform used by online retailers all over the world (including numerous big-name brands like Vizio, The North Face, Banana Republic and The Gap). Magento is a full-featured, scalable, open source online shopping platform that ties things like automated marketing, online catalogs, search engine optimization, shopping carts, shipping, and so much more all together into one glorious e-commerce package. Or, to put things in simpler terms, Magento is like a legal form of steroids for your e-commerce site, helping you do a lot more with your web presence with less time. We are a Los Angeles Magento development company, so we know a few things about what interests e-commerce website owners. Let’s highlight some key benefits of Magento for you.

Key Benefits of Magento
There is a lot to love about Magento as an e-commerce platform, including:

Flexibility: Magento is a customizable, open source software base. That means that a large community of developers are always looking for improvements and that it’s infinitely adaptable. No matter what you need Magento to do for your online store, it probably has the capability. Custom programming to industry-specific extensions and other tools make Magento an online retailer’s workforce.
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Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 Dynamics 365

4:55 PM April 6, 2017

Microsoft Dynamics 365 or Dynamics AX7


AX7 is picking up steam and getting a lot of traction in the business community. We’re getting about one Microsoft Dynamics AX 7 Magento integration request a week now and people are happy with the product.

Microsoft took a giant leap with Microsoft Dynamics AX7 (otherwise known as Dynamics 365 for Operations) by adding a number of significant UI, functional, technical and architectural enhancements. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is pushing the Cloud First, Mobile First, Integrated, and Interconnected agenda hard and it’s working.

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8 Reasons Why Responsive Websites are Great for SEO

1:09 PM April 6, 2017

In this article I discuss 8 reasons why having a responsive website it great for SEO. – (Infographic)


The Internet has grown to full maturity. Just take a look at how people access the Web these days and you’ll agree that this statement is true. People can go online in the office or at home with their laptops and desktops, or even while on the move with their web-enabled gadgets. The Mobile Internet is rapidly evolving and it’s predicted that this year will be the year that mobile web access will finally overtake desktop Internet access.

With a diversity in devices comes the need to present your content, products and services to any Internet enabled smart gadget with a uniform design and functionality. If your website is presented well on a desktop or laptop, it should present equally as well when on mobile devices.

To answer this need comes responsive web design. Responsive design was developed to make websites more mobile-friendly, no matter what gadgets online users have at their disposal. With mobile Internet comes mobile search, a fact business website owners need to get adjusted with, particularly if they are relying on SEO to drive targeted traffic to their sites. A responsive website is the perfect platform to cater to this need. The following 8 reasons why a responsive web design is great for SEO.

1. A Responsive Website Gives You One Website for All Devices

The main goal of a search engines is to present searchers with the information they are looking for. A problem arises when mobile users visit websites not configured for mobile devices. If a website is not mobile optimized with a responsive design statistics show 61% will perform another search.

Google ranking algorithm takes into account the bounce rate on a website, even from a mobile device. Increased bounce rates definitely affect your site rankings. When your website is responsive you don’t need not worry about what device a visitor is using.

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MS Dynamics Magento Integration Infographic

2:44 PM April 5, 2017

Infographics are a great way to visually show something and engage the reader more than text alone can. In this infographic we wanted to highlight our new service offering for Microsoft Dynamics Magento integration and our design chops for beautiful designs.


Real Time Sync with MS Dynamics & Magento

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How to sell SEO to C Level Executives

8:29 AM April 4, 2017

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In every business or organization, higher management plays a significant role (and in many cases the only role) in the decision-making process. Everyone – from employees, partners, suppliers and even customers – look upwards to the C-Level pedestal for guidance and decisions that will steer the business or institution.

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