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Banned by Google Ads, SpyGuy.com Ponders Alternative Channels

Ecommerce entrepreneurs understand the need for multiple revenue channels.  Relying exclusively on, say, Facebook or Amazon or Google can lead to disruptions. And that’s what happened to Allen Walton’s company, which depends on Google Ads for most of its traffic and revenue. “My business, SpyGuy, sells surveillance products, such as covert cameras, hidden cameras, nanny […]

Community Resources, Weekly Newsletter, And Boosting Skills Online

Community Resources, Weekly Newsletter, And Boosting Skills Online Community Resources, Weekly Newsletter, And Boosting Skills Online Iris Lješnjanin 2020-08-14T13:00:00+00:00 2020-08-15T04:35:09+00:00 Improvement is a matter of steady, ongoing iteration. If you’ve been around for a good while, you’ll know that Smashing has been through a good number of changes in the past: a new design, a […]

A Smashing Guide To The World Of Search Engine Optimization

A Smashing Guide To The World Of Search Engine Optimization A Smashing Guide To The World Of Search Engine Optimization Frederick O’Brien 2020-08-14T09:00:00+00:00 2020-08-16T04:35:14+00:00 Search engine optimization is essential to most websites. The industry is worth more than $70 billion a year, and it’s only going to grow. It has specialists, sub-specialists, thought leaders, dedicated […]

Ecommerce in France: Loyalty to Domestic Sellers

France has the third-largest population in Europe with 65.3 million residents and the second-largest ecommerce market. French consumers are loyal to their national brands and often shun cross-border ecommerce. Roughly 60 percent of French shoppers make only domestic purchases, according to the Ecommerce Foundation, a Netherlands-based research firm. The French also buy services online — […]

Accessibility In Chrome DevTools

Accessibility In Chrome DevTools Accessibility In Chrome DevTools Umar Hansa 2020-08-13T07:00:00+00:00 2020-08-14T04:07:16+00:00 I spend a lot of time in DevTools, and in doing so, I’ve come to learn about some of the more ‘hidden’ features in DevTools and would love to share some of them with you in this article — specifically around accessibility. This […]

Google Lighthouse SEO Scores of Every Shopify Theme

This is the third article in my series on analyzing Shopify themes. The first article used Google’s PageSpeed Insights tool to rank page speed. The second updated those speeds using Google’s new Core Web Vitals metrics as measured by Lighthouse, the open-source tool from Google. This post addresses the search-engine-optimization capabilities of every Shopify theme, […]

4 Lessons Web App Designers Can Learn From Google

4 Lessons Web App Designers Can Learn From Google 4 Lessons Web App Designers Can Learn From Google Suzanne Scacca 2020-08-12T10:30:00+00:00 2020-08-13T04:05:58+00:00 Whenever I’m curious about what more we could be doing to improve our users’ experiences, the first place I look to is Google. More specifically, I go to the Google Developers site or […]

Share Customer Data Anonymously to Combat Fraud

Ecommerce fraud prevention depends on good data. That data can come from payment card providers, credit bureaus, address listings, and, more recently, other merchants. A few years ago, a shoplifter stole products at a D&B Supply store in Caldwell, Idaho. Then a couple of days later, he robbed the chain’s store in Meridian, Idaho, some […]

Is Apple Entering the Payment Acceptance Business?

In July, Apple acquired Mobeewave, a relatively unknown payments-technology startup in Montreal, Canada for, reportedly, $100 million. For nine years, Mobeewave has been developing technology to convert conventional smartphones into payment-accepting devices without requiring additional hardware components. What may seem to be just another acquisition for Apple could have broad implications for the payments industry. […]

How To Configure Application Color Schemes With CSS Custom Properties

How To Configure Application Color Schemes With CSS Custom Properties How To Configure Application Color Schemes With CSS Custom Properties Artur Basak 2020-08-11T10:00:00+00:00 2020-08-12T04:04:41+00:00 Variables are a basic tool that help organize colors on a project. For a long time, front-end engineers used preprocessor variables to configure colors on a project. But now, many developers […]