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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 6th December 2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,858
Posted By serpyre
Re: What are the best Magento extensions?

As we said, it was our mistake, we didn't realise it was a rapid 30day system integration architecture which has no place in any of these forums. We thought the concepts were transferable to small...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th December 2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,858
Posted By serpyre
Re: What are the best Magento extensions?

Right, our mistake, makes complete sense now.

So we have just seen a confidential presentation from the people who funded a $2mil architecture based on Magento, Hybris, WebSphere. The architecture...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th December 2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,858
Posted By serpyre
Re: What are the best Magento extensions?

Unless, heaven's forbid, it turns out to be true :)
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th December 2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By serpyre
Re: Where are the holes in our commerce plan?

Your product would be classed as niche, which means a low revenue per employee, the platform becomes less critical. Marketing is standard 8% of revenue (Amazon is 4%), this is the breakdown for your...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th December 2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,897
Posted By serpyre
Re: What type of online business options do I have ?

Simple, if you take your time/cost to setup a platform where IT is 5% of business revenue, you can extrapolate the rest of the time/cost to hit balanced revenue ie. return on investment.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th December 2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By serpyre
Re: How to build/get the script of an e-bay like website?

eBay generate $550,000 revenue per employee, Magento CE if you get it exactly right (which no-one does) tops out at $220,000. Even if you had access to the technology, which you won't, IT is only 5%...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th December 2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By serpyre
Re: Live chat plugin for eCommerce website

Nope, live chat reduces your automation efficiency down to zero, you are desk/computer bound, fine for niche, anything else and it's a painful journey.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th December 2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,858
Posted By serpyre
Re: What are the best Magento extensions?

Basically a couple at most not including the handful that come with the theme, SMTP, Solr, Infinite Scroll are about it, the more you add the lower your revenue per employee out of the platform.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd November 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,479
Posted By serpyre
Re: is it a realistic goal to build up to 10,000 visitors a day in 7 months

A slightly different view. You can do it generically but only if you have a high revenue per employee, for example Amazon is $750,000. Google somehow, and don't ask us as we refer to higher level...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 22nd November 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,884
Posted By serpyre
Re: Revenue per Employee in eCommerce

Glad to be of some assistance, we now directly concentrate on $1-2mil revenue per employee so are happy to provide advice to allow retailers to generate $220,000 revenue per employee out of the box....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th November 2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By serpyre
Re: Has anyone here recovered from Penguin before?

Of course, we only need Summary information to have a conclusion, everyone else needs the Details to come to the Conclusion which takes 90% of the time. The problem understanding the Details is that...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 18th November 2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By serpyre
Re: How to migrate Prestashop to Magento?

Summary, you need an automated tool as the Magento datasets can be difficult, Conclusion, use Cart2Cart as it's the easiest and cheapest method.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By serpyre
Re: Is Hosting location important for SEO?

For direct unlikely, but indirect ... in summary, yes, except in cache of niche, due to association and price/performance balance, in conclusion yes because Google knows everything about everything.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th November 2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By serpyre
Re: Enterprise Software

Then we suggest you skip enterprise software, it all works very differently to mass market small business software.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th November 2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By serpyre
Re: Did Google make it harder for small businesses online?

That depends, if you are backwards looking, no, if you are now then neutral to yes, and if you are forward looking yes.

Business conditions have changed, small business were allowed to increase...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th November 2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By serpyre
Re: Enterprise Software

Enterprises all run at high efficiency, if you don't understand the less is more approach, which most small business don't, you will have a bit of a problem.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,479
Posted By serpyre
Re: is it a realistic goal to build up to 10,000 visitors a day in 7 months

The top corporate sites generate 25-30visitors per $1 of spend, so that's either $10,000/mth in services or $10,000/mth of your time at corporate levels - small business are usually single digits -...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th November 2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By serpyre
Re: Will Penguin update more regularly now?

Of course, it has been happening for over 3yrs as the rampup has been so slow that small business who work on faster cycles never noticed. Now they are noticing, the update speed and severity will...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th November 2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By serpyre
Re: which is the easiest and cheap platform for ecommerce sites

Magento is your best choice for high quality open source, the others are more restrictive. If you use Magento you should change your merchant account to a compatible supported extension, otherwise...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 13th November 2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By serpyre
Re: Web Platform for Ecommerce business needed

Then a clean install Magento CE with small clusters (AWS) or good host (Nexcess), you can have it running in a couple of weeks. We do it in a day or two but we have access to special technology that...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th November 2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,785
Posted By serpyre
Re: ecommerce platforms

Alright chaps, you're on you own from here on out - our job is done. The collapse is now in full swing - it will complete in around 12-18mths and will take out many established small business...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th November 2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 30,323
Posted By serpyre
Re: Do NOT use Magento for your Ecommerce site

You are falling in to the trap of any small business platform - although Magento is more excessive - you don't need programmers or service providers - the most efficient with Magento are close to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,023
Posted By serpyre
Re: How to rank a site?

Impressive, that just shows you are even less switched on than we gave you credit for. Amazon AWS provides 12mths free micro instances on db, ec2(web), elasticache(redis), loadbalancer - so you can...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th November 2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,785
Posted By serpyre
Re: ecommerce platforms

This is just too good not to pass on.

Magento Stack Exchange Needs Your Help! : Magento (http://www.reddit.com/r/Magento/comments/2lcvlr/magento_stack_exchange_needs_your_help/)...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th November 2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,785
Posted By serpyre
Re: ecommerce platforms

We'll add a caveat to that last statement. Small business is low efficiency so is time based, as they are squeezed by larger corporates they demand more changes which requires more time - however...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,023
Posted By serpyre
Re: How to rank a site?

Of course they do, that's how they generate their own revenue - with chargeable time - doesn't mean it actually works given Google have 2,000% efficiency and know everything about everything.


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Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 5th November 2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,723
Posted By serpyre
Re: Lost Everything - Ruined by Google - Should I Fix or Rebuild on New Shopping Cart

This is what you need to do, install Magento CE on best practice rapid install (minimal extensions) which can be running in a day or two using 'big websites' post #26, run it on HHVM with Nginx and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,023
Posted By serpyre
Re: How to rank a site?

You really are not very switched on - your suggestion is to wait - hahahahaha - that's pathetic. Well of course it's nonsensical to an seo sevice provider who doesn't have any clue how Google works...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th November 2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,785
Posted By serpyre
Re: ecommerce platforms

No, that's the problem, all small business providers sell time - which means they add unnecessary functionality and reduce efficiency - the faster it's live the more efficient the install as it means...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th November 2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,785
Posted By serpyre
Re: ecommerce platforms

You will shoot yourself in the foot with WooCommerce in this situation - it's primarily a niche tool and not as scalable as Magento. You can have a Magento install running in a few days, just keep...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th November 2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,023
Posted By serpyre
Re: How to rank a site?

Ridiculous, service providers again with their slow growth chargeable time strategies.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th November 2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,785
Posted By serpyre
Re: ecommerce platforms

That's just service providers overselling chargeable time and helping put the retailer out of business before they start. We have dropped in small busines Magento sites (ok, only one as we don't work...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th November 2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,023
Posted By serpyre
Re: How to rank a site?

Nignx with HHVM on Amazon AWS multi-node clusters - Google can't get enough of them - some consultants gave us the architecture to use (Vanquish). Stupid fast little things they are - can outperform...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th November 2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By serpyre
Re: If you didn't recover during this penguin update...

Run your site on Nginx with HHVM and Amazon AWS multi-node clusters - Google loves them and HHVM is enterprise grade (Facebook) - skips all the drama with manual seo. Slow & steady - nonsense these...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 4th November 2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,870
Posted By serpyre
Re: Should a buy a magento template?

As we've already answered before, it's as simple as this, yes Magento CE is a good choice and the top small business platform, you choose a high sales Themeforest theme. You need good hosting, the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th October 2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,557
Posted By serpyre
Re: Need SEO help and site building

Google are now using 'true' ranking - rather than looking the other way as the service providers and retailers in the past built their entire business using over-optimised perceived efficiency for...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 28th October 2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,723
Posted By serpyre
Re: Lost Everything - Ruined by Google - Should I Fix or Rebuild on New Shopping Cart

Someone who uses the same platform solution as us recommended we answer this question - were pretty happy not being involved any more but anyway - here is the complete answer - Did anyone experience...
Forum: Warrior Forum News 20th October 2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 19,385
Posted By serpyre
Re: Warrior Forum Moderator Updates

Well done WarriorForum, removes the service provider conflict of interest that's endemic all the community moderated forums - nice to see you're the first to bring it inhouse. Now just need to bring...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By serpyre
Re: How can I get the best ranking on google

https://twitter.com/Serpyre/status/524227032482586624
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th October 2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,881
Posted By serpyre
Re: Have I been hit by some kind of penalty??

We just gave ourselves our own clarity "guiding inexperienced trekkers is not efficient and increases your own risk". The smallest projects (not companies) we worked on were $millions (D),...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th October 2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,881
Posted By serpyre
Re: Have I been hit by some kind of penalty??

If you take standard metrics business SEO (backlinks, press releases) are just 2% of a business revenue stream. It is just one pawn on the chessboard, there are other factors (pawns) that also...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th October 2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,881
Posted By serpyre
Re: Have I been hit by some kind of penalty??

You need to read the content and all the relevant context links especially the one from 18mths ago and the graphic about linear progression vs timeline, if not that's up to you but we're not writing...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th October 2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By serpyre
Re: 9 year old site - over 70% drop on Sept 23

Read this https://twitter.com/Serpyre/status/523009227598856192 and this Overestimated earnings forecast for new site. : ecommerce...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th October 2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,881
Posted By serpyre
Re: Have I been hit by some kind of penalty??

It's just this - https://twitter.com/Serpyre/status/523009227598856192 - you can read everything here - Overestimated earnings forecast for new site. : ecommerce...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th October 2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By serpyre
Re: What are your ranking methods these days?

Try this, it's simpler to understand regarding Google at 2,000% and small business at <200% - https://twitter.com/Serpyre/status/523009227598856192.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th October 2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By serpyre
Re: How many personnel required for drop shipping business?

Depends how efficient your automation is, small business <200%, Amazon 1,100%, Google 2,000%. If you can outsource at multiple levels then your efficiency goes up, sitting at a desk taking chat and...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 16th October 2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,449
Posted By serpyre
Re: Import or convert xml files?

It all depends on how many products, how fast you want to grow, whether you want to sell national or international, types of product. So of the small business platforms Shopify & WooCommerce (50%...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th October 2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By serpyre
Re: What are your ranking methods these days?

Sure, it is actually to do with automation efficiency - now for reference you cannot extrapolate upwards - it doesn't work - almost everyone tries and they lose the point completely along the way....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th October 2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By serpyre
Re: Is it possible to beat amazon in competition?

Yes, there are now two ways, previously you had other methods but as Google are now starting to ramp up use of their 2,000% efficiency those methods are either not working or the effectiveness is...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 15th October 2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 30,323
Posted By serpyre
Re: Do NOT use Magento for your Ecommerce site

You have to check this out - and people think the service providers are on their side - this is the primary Magento forum now - magento 1.7 - Optimizing app/etc/local.xml - caching like Redis -...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th October 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 973
Posted By serpyre
Re: What are your ranking methods these days?

Look, it is really simple how it all works. Google run at 2,000% efficiency, small business <200% - there are two types of seo business and technical. Most use business - corporates use tech - have...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th October 2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,819
Posted By serpyre
Re: dropshipping Niche With Good Profit Margins?

It's an oxymoron - niche by definition is low efficiency, low volume, customer service orientated. You will generate 1:1 revenue:effort or simply zero automation efficiency, corporates run at 1,000%...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th October 2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By serpyre
Re: Moving Ecommerce Sites

Which were the two platforms - without that context it is impossible to understand the relevance.
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 14th October 2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,184
Posted By serpyre
Re: Why Magento and Its Advantages?

Simply because Magento CE will allow you to generate 100-200% automation efficiency if you implement it correctly (most don't) - the highest of any open source solution, platforms like Shopify are...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 11th October 2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By serpyre
Re: How to increase business sales?

Right, all makes sense now. See from your posts that you are an existing Magento retailer that did it the hard way, however given that every post of yours about hosting mentions Nexcess.

So when...
Forum: eCommerce Sites, Wholesaling & Drop Shipping 11th October 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By serpyre
Re: How to increase business sales?

Right, so you expect us to sell seo or ppc or any other service which covers 1-2% of a business revenue stream at some stupidly absurd rate of $40-50/hr generating 100-200% small business efficiency...
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