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Measuring Website Performance: Sampling Your Visitors

Measuring Website Performance: Sampling Your Visitors

In this series we are looking at three methods of measuring your website performance: 1. Sampling your visitors 2. Analysis and recommendation tools 3. Time measurement. All are distinctly different ways of measuring the performance of your website, with advantages...

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Shopify Marketing From Scratch

Shopify Marketing From Scratch

How to get traffic to your Shopify store (with a little help from Plug in Useful) It’s all very well to have an amazing concept for an online store but let’s be honest: if you only build it, they probably won’t come. Once you have a growing audience of shoppers, you...

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A Better PageSpeed Report for Shopify

A Better PageSpeed Report for Shopify

PageSpeed Insights is undeniably the standard tool for measuring the speed of any website. But for both Shopify merchants and speed experts it's frustrating and worse, misleading, as a way to find opportunities to speed up your shop and to implement them. The biggest...

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Fastest Shopify Theme – 10 Free & Fast Shopify Themes

Fastest Shopify Theme – 10 Free & Fast Shopify Themes

One of the very first thoughts that come up when setting up your Shopify store is “which theme should I use?” Of course, you want something beautiful, fitting, and functional for your products - be it dropshipping electronics, selling your handmade pottery, or an...

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Shopify SEO – A Beginner’s Guide

Shopify SEO – A Beginner’s Guide

You have a Shopify store. You want to grow your business. Not necessarily by spending tons of money on advertising. If there's one thing we can definitely recommend, it's Search Engine Optimization. We can even put a number on that, with research showing 5 times the...

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Can Shopify Liquid code slow down a shop?

Can Shopify Liquid code slow down a shop?

There's a lot of talk about JavaScript, CSS, images and apps affecting the speed of your Shopify store but not so much about the 'server' code behind all shops: Liquid. Is it possible that is Liquid code can be slow? The first crucial thing to talk about is caching....

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Malware: How much do you trust that free Shopify app?

Malware: How much do you trust that free Shopify app?

Last week users of Plug in Speed got in touch to report some unusual goings-on in their shops. We investigated and were shocked by what we found. Down the rabbit hole There's a popular JavaScript library (useful code) called jQuery: it's in just about every Shopify...

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