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Perform a free SEO audit on your site

2018-01-18T01:55:25+00:00

SEO is one of the most important factors in any e-commerce site. Just because you have built a super awesome site does not mean people will come to it. This is where SEO comes in, you have to let people know about your site, you have to get the word out that your super awesome site is in business, that you are ready to take orders. Regularly checking up on the SEO progress of your site is something that I would recommend to every site owner. Even if you do not currently have any SEO campaigns running, having the insights that [...]

Perform a free SEO audit on your site 2018-01-18T01:55:25+00:00

Module Compatibility: Sitolog

2018-01-16T17:48:23+00:00

Today we have another module development company that has decided to make their modules compatible with thirty bees. The newest company to join our compatibility program is Sitolog. They bring an interesting offering of modules to the table, mainly based on shop administration and making the administration of your shop quicker and easier. In addition to their shop administration modules, they also offer a few other categories of modules as well. Sitolog also offers tabs modules for your front office, accounting modules for French accounting, and many more modules. In total, they have about 10 modules that are compatible with thirty bees. [...]

Module Compatibility: Sitolog 2018-01-16T17:48:23+00:00

Using a CDN with thirty bees

2018-01-16T17:49:54+00:00

Using a CDN is a great way to improve the performance of your site. If you are trying to wring all the performance possible out of your site, it is usually a good choice to use one. A CDN will host your images, Javascript files, and CSS files in a location closer to your visitors. These files typically make up 80-90% of every page on your site. With thirty bees you can quickly and easily use the CDN service of your choice by simply setting the CDN in the back end. Cloudways CDN Cloudways has started offering a very reasonably priced [...]

Using a CDN with thirty bees 2018-01-16T17:49:54+00:00

The problems with speed optimization tools

2018-01-16T16:37:08+00:00

If you are very familiar with me you know I tend to obsess over site speed. It is one thing that I have become very passionate about over the years and I find the correlation to it and e-commerce immensely interesting. But at the same time, I find it confusing as hell too. It has been a ranking factor in Google for a couple of years, so obviously it is important. There are also a plethora of tools on the market that can measure your site's speed and give a diagnosis of problems and suggested fixes. So with all the tools on [...]

The problems with speed optimization tools 2018-01-16T16:37:08+00:00

Grammar matters in e-commerce

2018-01-05T00:28:24+00:00

Believe it or not, the grammar you use on your website does matter to buyers. Poorly written descriptions can make customers not trust your site with their purchases. I for one feel hesitant in doing business with a site that has a lot of typos and grammatical errors. Over this past weekend, I was looking through my newsfeed and found a pretty interesting product that can help with your grammar. It is called Grammarly. How does it work Grammarly is a browser plugin that you can install on your browser and it will catch grammar errors in the content on your [...]

Grammar matters in e-commerce 2018-01-05T00:28:24+00:00

A year in thirty bees

2018-01-15T22:06:23+00:00

It has been almost a year to the day that we decided to start thirty bees. The last year has been very eventful for us with thirty bees taking off faster than we expected. From the idea of making something better to making it a reality has been a journey, but it has been awesome so far. The one thing that makes all of this worthwhile is our community. They have stuck with us, reported bugs, helped us fix issues, given input on merchant processes, and even helped support us in both our Indiegogo and Patreon campaigns. What have we accomplished [...]

A year in thirty bees 2018-01-15T22:06:23+00:00

Two new community modules

2017-12-18T01:13:05+00:00

Today we are happy to announce the addition of two new modules to our community repository and store. Over the years I have come to realize how much speed means to e-commerce shops. It can increase conversion and also affect search engine placement. These two modules that have been added to the community repository are a bit of outlier modules. The do not increase your site speed for the average user. In fact, they do not change it at all. What they do however is increase the perceived Page Speed to Google. The techniques that are used in these modules is [...]

Two new community modules 2017-12-18T01:13:05+00:00

thirty bees community repository

2017-12-13T01:33:28+00:00

We are happy to announce today that we are starting a new initiative to help bring more free and open source modules to the thirty bees platform. We have created a community GitHub repo that we will let our community decide the direction of. The repository will be a great place for our community to get together and collaborate on modules or to find new modules to fork into the repository. We will even accept module donations from developers that do not want to deal with upkeep on modules. But... But we need community members to run the community repository. We [...]

thirty bees community repository 2017-12-13T01:33:28+00:00

thirty bees store update

2017-12-06T02:15:54+00:00

Behind the scenes we have been working on our store getting it buttoned up and ready to launch. We are hoping to have it launched Monday the 11th. Its taken longer than we wanted to, but that is often the case when you are designing a system that is made to be expandable and comprehensive from the start.  But it has been well worth the effort. We are planning on launching the store in two phases. The first phase will consist of free open source modules. This is actually where the majority of the work has taken place. We have designed [...]

thirty bees store update 2017-12-06T02:15:54+00:00

Module Compatibility: Presto-Changeo

2017-12-01T02:35:43+00:00

I am proud to announce today that we have yet another company willing to support thirty bees with their modules. Presto-Changeo has started testing and modifying their modules to support the thirty bees platform. With their support they bring to the table not only some great modules, but also a lot of experience in knowing what customers need and what our software is lacking. I met Tomer from Presto-Changeo about a year after I got into e-commerce. He has always been around to lend a hand or help me with any issues that I have had. He is one of the [...]

Module Compatibility: Presto-Changeo 2017-12-01T02:35:43+00:00