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September 20, 2018

5 Steps to a Successful Website Migration

Website migrations can be scary, but they don’t have to be. Here are 5 steps for making your moving experience as seamless as possible; starting from knowing what you need to back-up, and finishing with full DNS propagation and your new hosting solution going live.

August 30, 2018

The Nexcess Grill-Off: 2018 Edition

Dear Summer, It seems like you arrived only yesterday. Won’t you consider staying for another month or two? Halloween is so anxious to meet you! Forever your friend, Michigan

August 24, 2018

Link Building for eCommerce Businesses

In my previous two posts here on Nexcess, I talked about technical SEO and keyword research for eCommerce companies. Both of these form the base of a great SEO strategy. Without a crawlable website or pages on your site targeting keywords with search volume that are relevant to your business, you will never rank. But […]

July 11, 2018

Why Time To First Byte (TTFB) Isn’t as Important as You Think

Time To First Byte (TTFB) is the time it takes for a web server to respond to a request. It’s a metric reported by several page speed testers. It is also often quoted as being a primary means for measuring how fast a site is. The idea being that the faster a web server responds, […]

June 19, 2018

The Adobe Magento Acquisition on Twitter (as It Unfolded)

The last day has been one to remember. The acquisition of Magento by Adobe has been completed. The Magento community was abuzz as members began to once again revisit their expectations and hesitations. This was especially prominent on Twitter. Here’s how Twitter reacted following the news.      

June 15, 2018

Data By The Numbers: A Look Inside Our Southfield, MI Data Center

Originally developed as part of a light industrial park, Nexcess’ Southfield, MI facility was initially renovated by us back in 2010. As of today, it’s been running as a dedicated data center for four years. And it’s a facility we’re very proud of. Today, we’d like to share that pride with you, courtesy of a […]

June 14, 2018

How to Choose a Data Center Location: Best Practices and Strategy

Choosing the right data center location can feel as though it’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make when taking your business online. On top of the sheer volume of choice, you also have to confront some very real performance requirements.  A good choice means an optimized web environment capable of reaching your entire […]

May 29, 2018

Why You Should Attend Meet Magento UK 2018

There are a lot of ways to keep up to date with the Magento industry. The community is incredible and you’re almost never left in the dark on new developments. So why should you dedicate time to travelling to and attending a conference, especially when it’s all already available online?

April 10, 2018

What Is FOSTA and How Is It Changing Online Legislation?

Last month saw FOSTA (the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) pass through the US Senate. Despite having important implications for online businesses and communities, the new bill managed to pass through relatively unnoticed. The bill’s proposed changes to online rules and regulations aim to reduce sex trafficking online, but have been met with mixed opinion.

April 06, 2018

Reducing Abandoned Carts On Your WooCommerce Store

Last year, the Baymard Institute published a fascinating list of eCommerce cart abandonment rates. The average rate of cart abandonment reported by the study is just shy of 70%. According to Statista, abandonment rates in the second quarter of 2017 were 77.3% averaged across eCommerce sectors. Most reports on the subject report cart abandonment rates […]