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Understanding Bounce Rates

Posted on: Thursday, August 14, 2014 by Dan Marsh

What is a bounce rate? Bounce rate is an amazing metric because it’s easy to understand and gives you a very quick method of identifying landing pages with issues. Generally speaking a bounce rate of about 30% is considered good where as a score of 50%+ is considered negative and possibly points towards landing page […]

How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Magento’s Success

Posted on: Thursday, July 24, 2014 by Dan Marsh

As the Magento platform continues to dominate the eCommerce marketplace with it now powering over 240,000 businesses online (26% of all eCommerce sites in the Alexa top one million sites list), it comes to no surprise that with its ever-growing success, hundreds of new companies are now exploring Magento and offering their implementation services. But […]

Magento Go Coming To An End

Posted on: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by Dan Marsh

Magento and eBay Inc. today announced that support will be officially dropped for the Magento Go and ProStores platforms, effective from February 1st 2015. Launched in February 2011, Magento Go offered a cloud-based eCommerce solution that was designed to support small businesses without the need for extensive development and provided hosting by Magento. Emphasising the use […]

Page Analytics Chrome Extension (by Google)

Posted on: Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Dan Marsh

Google has just brought out an amazing Chrome extension called “Page Analytics” which allows you to view Google Analytics data for the page you are currently on. Once you have downloaded the extension you need to be logged into the relevant Google account to see the stats for a given site. To toggle the information […]

Bristol: A great place to work; so we’re moving closer

Posted on: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 by Stephen Leyton

Here at The Pixel we’ve always considered Bristol to be a fine place to do business; a view that seems to be shared by many if a recent report in the Bristol Media Barometer is anything to go by. Conducted on behalf of Bristol Media, one of the biggest creative networks in the UK, the […]

Google is always innovating and Product Listing Ads (PLAs) are just one of many new updates. In February 2014 Google announced it was adding Shopping Product Listing Ads to replace the existing PLAs. For those still using the old PLAs – you have up until August 2014 to upgrade, but don’t waste time.

Lyco Now Live: Magento ERP Integration and More

Posted on: Thursday, February 7, 2013 by Stephen Leyton

Our latest Magento site is now live. Lyco was established in 1995 and has grown to become the UK’s premier lighting company. Lyco focuses on providing the latest products from around the world at the very best prices, and they offer Next Day Delivery, dispatching 98% of all orders on the same day they […]

Why Magento ERP Integration is Still a Good Idea

Posted on: Friday, June 15, 2012 by Stephen Leyton

Following the recent decision by the Magento team to remove the integrated ERP facility from Magento Enterprise, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight why having a Magento ERP solution> was a good idea in the first place. One of Magento’s main advantages is its integration with other applications and systems – […]

If you want to see where people are leaving on your checkout page then setting up Goal Funneling within Google Analytics is a good start. The trouble with the default Magento one page checkout is that it only uses one page and AJAX to process through the checkout procedure. In order to optimise your sites […]

Magento SEO Tips for On-site Optimisation

Posted on: by Stephen Leyton

Here are some Magento SEO tips that will help you make use of the inbuilt tools Magento has available to maximise your chances of getting found. There are also and a few extra tricks to be found along the way… Meta Robots Tag Make sure your Magento website is visible to search engines and their […]