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July 03, 2012

Alternatives to Banner Ads for WordPress

The evidence has been in for quite some time now: banner ads are not an effective use of the webspace on your page. The expected CTR (Click-Through Rate) for banner ads is below 0.2 percent. That means for every 1000 people that view your page, less than 2 of them are going to click on […]

June 14, 2012

New Features Coming in WordPress 3.4

This week sees the release of a new version of everyone’s favorite Content Management System. It’s an opportune time to take a look at the new features and improvements we can expect from WordPress 3.4, which is scheduled for release on Tuesday. Improved Theme Control One of the improvements to WordPress we are most excited […]

May 21, 2012

Installing Varnish for your Magento Store on CentOS 6

You’ve compressed and minified your JavaScript and CSS, optimized your database, and tweaked your caching config, and yet you still can’t seem to get that time-to-first-byte to drop below one second. Tweaking dynamic applications like Magento can be frustrating. Sometimes there’s so much behind-the-scenes processing that goes into generating that catalog page that even your […]

May 14, 2012

Nexcess to Sponsor Meet Magento Conference in Germany

Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 14, 2012 -Nexcess, a leading provider of Magento eCommerce solutions and Magento hosting partner, is pleased to announce sponsorship of the upcoming Meet Magento #6.12 conference in Leipzig, Germany. The conference will feature keynotes from industry leaders, panels, lectures, and the chance to network with over 500 attendees. Attendees will also […]

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May 03, 2012

Top 10 Social Media Plugins for WordPress

The benefits of using social media for building brand awareness, driving traffic, and creating leads are well accepted. However, maintaining and monitoring a coherent content strategy across multiple channels can involve a lot of work. Thankfully, for those with a WordPress site at the heart of their web presence, there are a huge number of […]

April 20, 2012

Magento Used on 20% of E-Commerce Sites

A survey of e-commerce sites in the Alexa top million websites has found that, as of the first quarter of 2012, Magento is by far the most popular e-commerce solution. Alexa Internet Inc. tracks the web use of millions of internet users and gathers information about the sites they visit. A recent analysis of their […]

April 16, 2012

Simple Magento Sort Optimization Patch

While doing some profiling and benchmarking of Magento to test PHP-FPM I found that Magento was spending roughly a quarter of the run time for some page loads on comparing attributes. This struck me as odd, and so I looked into it more and found that it was specifically on pages with several products (like […]

March 05, 2012

Keeping WordPress Secure

Being one of the most widely-deployed blogging engines around, it’s no surprise that WordPress holds the interests of a wide audience. Unfortunately, not everyone is out to become the next rockstar blogger or tech pundit; the sad truth is that many WordPress installations exist simply to generate revenue through AdSense or other advertising platforms, and […]

February 24, 2012

Magento Enterprise and Memcached

I recently worked with one of our Magento Enterprise Cluster clients who wanted to improve the performance of their site. This client was using our Content Delivery Network to offload the serving of static assets, and was following all of our recommended Magento Optimization best practices. They were also using Memcached as the fast-backend in […]

February 14, 2012

Nexcess to Sponsor 2012 Magento Imagine Conference

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Feburary 15, 2012 – Nexcess, a leading provider of superior web hosting services and a Gold Magento hosting partner, has announced participation in the second annual Magento Imagine eCommerce Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Acquired by eBay in 2011, Magento is the fastest growing eCommerce platform in the world, featuring over 250 […]

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