In the last few versions of Magento 2 a few shiny new features regarding robots.txt appeared and they bring some interesting issues with them. In this blog post, I’ll attempt to walk you through all of the different cases you can encounter while modifying the Magento 2 robots.txt file.Read more
Posts by Toni Anicic
The default description, default title, and default keywords input fields in Magneto administration used to create SEO issues for store owners ever since version 1.X of Magento. Magento versions 2.X are no exception to this issue.Read more
Often, during an SEO audit, we figure out that the store that came to us for the audit suffered a manual or an algorithmical penalty from Google which resulted in a significant loss of organic traffic.
During the years we got pretty experienced in removing such penalties and getting the website back on the right track for clients that listened to our advice.
But, did you know our own clients who have a consulting retainer with us never got penalized by Google?
Here’s why…Read more
We’ve analysed over 1.5 million sessions that happened in the last 30 days on some USA, UK, and Germany based eCommerce websites to find out the average percentage of logged-in customers that used the “Forgot your password” e-mail password reset functionality in Magento.Read more
Whenever you speak to a conversion rate optimization specialist or internet marketer in general regarding sliders you’ll hear a big rant about them. They’re bad for usability. But why do we still see so many sliders all around the web then?Read more
Last weekend Google sent out a batch of new manual penalty notices that mostly hit bloggers. What does this have to do with eCommerce SEO? Well, bloggers were penalized for accepting free products in exchange for a review with a link to merchant’s website or accepting paid reviews with such links.Read more
Some of your visitors hate the experience they have when they’re browsing your store. It doesn’t matter who you are, it’s true. You can’t satisfy everyone as some people prefer to do things one way while others like it the other way around. In future we will have online stores so predictive of your visitors preferences that it will completely adapt the user interface dynamically based on what it knows about your visitor. There are some stores and services that already do that but it’s still very basic and not something we could call automatic and complete user interface change and adaptation to customer’s needs.Read more
Magento 2 has launched and on Magento’s official blog, they introduced some of the first Magento 2 featured online stores.
We took some time to analyse some common SEO mistakes in new Magento 2 stores and write them down for you in this article. Hopefuly this blog post will help you and serve as a sort of SEO checklist before you launch your own Magento 2 store – be it a new one or “upgrade” of the existing Magento 1.X store.Read more
The SEO industry exploded with news about RankBrain, a new artificial intelligence that recently became the 3rd most important ranking signal out of hundreds of ranking signals Google uses to determine which page deserves which organic ranking spot.Read more
If someone asks you which result in Google gets the most clicks, you’d probably say the first result. Several years ago, you’d be absolutely right.Read more
Everybody knows that correlation does not equal causation and that is especially apparent in the world of SEO. But what if we’re measuring the correlation of ranking high with a factor that Google told us does indeed influence rankings? I guess that fact gives additional weight to the correlation study.Read more
Nowadays, eCommerce market in many niches is extremely competitive. Customers have more choices than ever which has several major implications on eCommerce businesses sales performance.Read more
While it’s much more complicated than that, in case you need a short overview of what marketing budget in eCommerce looks like in one sentence, this would be it:
A well allocated eCommerce marketing budget is a fine balance between investing in new customer acquisition and retaining the existing customer base (churn rate reduction).
You heard it right. Google might no longer show your title tag in search results. But don’t panic, you still retain some level of control over what’s shown using certain microdata markup implementations.Read more
When looking at year over year eCommerce conversion rate growth (or fall) many eCommerce business owners might come to wrong conclusions unless they dig deep enough.Read more