Cloudflare is launching domain registration services

cloudflare registrar screenshot

Cloudflare has built a name for itself as a reliable CDN, firewall, and DNS provider. Now the company is coming after another service that’s plagued with overpriced providers and confusing configurations: domain registration.

Before the end of the year, Cloudflare will open up registrations and transfers for domain names. Continue reading “Cloudflare is launching domain registration services”

A brief review: WordPress eCommerce plugin preparations for GDPR

There’s a good chance upcoming regulations will catch many eCommerce store owners by surprise next month. With the possibility of getting slammed with a penalty of 4% of annual revenue, now is the time to start preparing for the new requirements.

GDPR, which can be seen as a ‘suite’ of privacy regulations from the EU, will go into effect May 25, 2018. If you don’t sell any products to customers in the EU, congratulations, you don’t have to worry about compliance with GDPR. However, it should be noted that many of the requirements are generally consumer-friendly privacy practices that you may want to consider nevertheless. Continue reading “A brief review: WordPress eCommerce plugin preparations for GDPR”

Abandoned cart recovery made simple with Jilt [tl;dr review]

Abandoned cart recovery for WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads used to involved a jumble of janky extensions and a couple crossed fingers. That’s a thing of the past.

Here’s a quick review of Jilt, from the reputable SkyVerge. Continue reading “Abandoned cart recovery made simple with Jilt [tl;dr review]”

Google Analytics basics: how to see your website’s performance in a few steps

Most website owners have spent the couple minutes installing Google Analytics on their website. But when was the last time you actually looked at the Analytics dashboard? What did you learn from that?

If you’re like most business owners I’ve talked to, you haven’t opened up google.com/analytics since you installed it. Or, if you did open it up, you weren’t too sure what all the numbers meant or what you were supposed to do with that information.

In this post, I’ll show you how to access actionable data with Google Analytics so you can improve your site and get a better understanding of how it’s performing.

Before we begin, have you seen the new Analytics dashboard?

Not too long ago, Google Analytics updated their main dashboard (or “Google Analytics Home”) with more user-friendly wording and graphs. Right away, you can see how you’re acquiring new visitors, what pages they’re visiting the most, and what devices they’re using.
Continue reading “Google Analytics basics: how to see your website’s performance in a few steps”

“Setting up a CRM you’ll actually use” – WordCamp LAX presentation slides now available

At this year’s WordCamp Los Angeles, I presented “Setting up a CRM you’ll actually use”. The slides are now available:

If you’re looking for your first CRM or wanting to switch to our recommended platform, check out ActiveCampaign (aff link).

This post will be updated once the video of the presentation is available.

Interactive Website Audit – Downtown LA Fine Arts (September 21)

Looking to improve your website to get more leads or purchases? Or just want a free lunch!?

Here’s your chance to get professional website and eCommerce feedback – for free – with a live, interactive website audit.

If you’re able to attend the session in downtown, bring your website URL and we’ll provide lessons and takeaways for some of the submitted sites during this session:

  • How to increase the number of people contacting you
  • How to make your messaging clearer
  • How to take advantage of your branding
  • Where to place contact information and Call-to-Actions
  • How to build more trust for more eCommerce purchases

Location

WeWork Fine Arts
811 E 7th St
Los Angeles CA 90017

About the consultant

Scott Buscemi, founder of Lumen Foundry, has been working with eCommerce clients for 9 years. His expertise in user interface, user experience, and WordPress/WooCommerce means he can spot areas of concern for low-converting sites.

RSVP here!

  • Enter your website's URL if you'd like for us to review the site during the session.
  • Bringing a +1? Let us know how many people we should expect.

Interactive Website Audit – Burbank (September 27)

Looking to improve your website to get more leads or purchases? Or just want a free lunch!?

Here’s your chance to get professional website and eCommerce feedback – for free – with a live, interactive website audit.

If you’re able to attend the session in Burbank, bring your website URL and we’ll provide lessons and takeaways for some of the submitted sites during this session:

  • How to increase the number of people contacting you
  • How to make your messaging clearer
  • How to take advantage of your branding
  • Where to place contact information and Call-to-Actions
  • How to build more trust for more eCommerce purchases

Location

WeWork Burbank
3900 W Alameda Ave
Burbank CA 91505

About the consultant

Scott Buscemi, founder of Lumen Foundry, has been working with eCommerce clients for 9 years. His expertise in user interface, user experience, and WordPress/WooCommerce means he can spot areas of concern for low-converting sites.

RSVP here!

  • Enter your website's URL if you'd like for us to review the site during the session.
  • Bringing a +1? Let us know how many people we should expect.

Interactive Website Audit – Hollywood (September 28)

Looking to improve your website to get more leads or purchases? Or just want a free lunch!?

Here’s your chance to get professional website and eCommerce feedback – for free – with a live, interactive website audit.

If you’re able to attend the session in Culver City, bring your website URL and we’ll provide lessons and takeaways for some of the submitted sites during this session:

  • How to increase the number of people contacting you
  • How to make your messaging clearer
  • How to take advantage of your branding
  • Where to place contact information and Call-to-Actions
  • How to build more trust for more eCommerce purchases

Location

WeWork Hollywood
7083 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90028

About the consultant

Scott Buscemi, founder of Lumen Foundry, has been working with eCommerce clients for 9 years. His expertise in user interface, user experience, and WordPress/WooCommerce means he can spot areas of concern for low-converting sites.

RSVP here!

  • Enter your website's URL if you'd like for us to review the site during the session.
  • Bringing a +1? Let us know how many people we should expect.

 

Interactive Website Audit – Culver City (September 14)

Looking to improve your website to get more leads or purchases?

Here’s your chance to get professional website and eCommerce feedback – for free – with a live, interactive website audit.

If you’re able to attend the session in Culver City, bring your website URL and we’ll provide lessons and takeaways for some of the submitted sites during this session:

  • How to increase the number of people contacting you
  • How to make your messaging clearer
  • How to take advantage of your branding
  • Where to place contact information and Call-to-Actions
  • How to build more trust for more eCommerce purchases

Location

WeWork Culver City
5792 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90016

How to RSVP

Please RSVP through the Facebook Event.

About the consultant

Scott Buscemi, founder of Lumen Foundry, has been working with eCommerce clients for 9 years. His expertise in user interface, user experience, and WordPress/WooCommerce means he can spot areas of concern for low-converting sites.

Interactive Website Audit – Pasadena (September 13)

Looking to improve your website to get more leads or purchases?

Here’s your chance to get professional website and eCommerce feedback – for free – with a live, interactive website audit.

If you’re able to attend the session in Pasadena, bring your website URL and we’ll provide lessons and takeaways for some of the submitted sites during this session:

  • How to increase the number of people contacting you
  • How to make your messaging clearer
  • How to take advantage of your branding
  • Where to place contact information and Call-to-Actions
  • How to build more trust for more eCommerce purchases

Location

WeWork Pasadena
177 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena CA 91105

How to RSVP

Please RSVP through the Facebook Event.

About the consultant

Scott Buscemi, founder of Lumen Foundry, has been working with eCommerce clients for 9 years. His expertise in user interface, user experience, and WordPress/WooCommerce means he can spot areas of concern for low-converting sites.