7 Tips for Effective Product Pages in Magento

Ron Peled 7:01 am

7 Tips for Effective Product Pages in Magento

By | Magento, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Assuming normal traffic patterns, a Magento website will most likely receive only 40%-50% of its traffic directly to the Homepage. The rest of the traffic goes to the Category pages, CMS pages, and mostly your product pages. This means that product pages are highly important for most eCommerce websites. Here are 7 useful tips to help provide effective product pages and improve usability & SEO

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New Bulk Images Upload and SEO Magento Extension

Ron Peled 3:29 pm

New Bulk Images Upload and SEO Magento Extension

By | Magento, Videos

Activo Bulk Images Upload and SEO extension provides a fast and efficient way to mass upload product images for large size catalogs with one mouse click. It is extremely easy to use, allows uploading multiple images per product SKU, works great with CDNs, and now has image SEO features.

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How to Upload Multiple Product Images (In Bulk) to Magento with One Click

Ron Peled 9:17 pm

How to Upload Multiple Product Images (In Bulk) to Magento with One Click

By | Magento, Videos

This video shows how to use our most recent extension, Bulk Images Magento Extension, now available on our Magento Extensions store. The extension allows easy product images management for large catalogs. Essentially even with say a few hundreds SKUs and 3-5 images per SKU you end up with 500 to 1,500 image files for your online store. Uploading every single one of them manually takes too much time and is absolutely not necessary. With this extension you control how you want the products associated, what is the order of the images within the specific product image gallery, and the extension can help you manage small changes as well as large changes to the entire store. The extension also is CDN ready and can support almost any front end caching mechanisms that your store may be using. Enjoy!

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Magento Admin Tip: Run mysqldump Without Locking Tables

Ron Peled 4:12 pm

Magento Admin Tip: Run mysqldump Without Locking Tables

By | Magento, Web Development

Hey all Magento administrators or developers out there, just a short tip here on how to avoid locking tables when you perform a full mysqldump on a live server. This does not apply for any shared hosting, but only the more advanced dedicated hosting (VPS/cloud or not). When you perform a mysqldump on a live environment, the default behaviour is to lock the entire set of tables until the dump is complete, even if it takes 1 minute or less, it means that during that minute, users will not be able to checkout, or admins may not be able to perform any transactions in the back end.

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Magento Extensions Here We Come…

Ron Peled 6:23 pm

Magento Extensions Here We Come…

By | Magento, Web Development

I’m excited to announce a new division of Activo was recently born: Magento Extensions. This new division will focus on the various magento extensions which we have working on in the past 3 years. Essentially, every single piece of code that we have developed or delivered to our clients was written properly by extending Magento via their extensions mechanism. Some (not all) of these functionalists were developed further to easily integrate with other websites and hence allow a wide variety of online merchants to enjoy these advanced features.

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