If you are planning to bring your business online and wants to have an online store that contains rich features that is appropriate to your operation needs then one of the ecommerce software that you can consider is Magento. Magento is an open source eCommerce platform that allows online merchants to bring their products online with highly flexible rich features of the system. It gives merchants a great way to control over the store securely and appearance of the site. If you are looking for a custom Magento web design,  you can visit http://claremontdesign.com for inquiries or contact them at dachondo @ claremontdesign.com.

Here’s what Magento requires so that it can be used on your servers:

  • Operating System: Linux x86, x86-64
  • Web Server: Apache or Nginx
  • Browser: IE7+, Chrome 7+, Safari 5+, Firefox 3.5+ with Flash Installed
  • PHP 5.2+ with Extensions
    • PDO_MySQL
    • simplexml
    • mcrypt
    • hash
    • GD
    • DOM
    • iconv
    • curl
    • SOAP (if Webservices API is to be used)
  • Safe_mode off
  • Memory_Limit: 512mb+
  • MySQL: 4.1.20+ with Innodb Storage Engine
  • SSL Certification for HTTPS
Now how much is Magento? The community edition of this system is for free but they asked for a minimal monthly fee for enterprise edition. You can visit http://www.magentocommerce.com/ for more details about this
With regards to SEO, Magento is build to be search engine friendly. As the administrator of the website, you can make use of its auto sitemap generator to be submitted to leading search engines like Google and Bing. It also gives you full control of the URL structure of the site and meta information for products and categories.
Of course, merchant’s success usually depends on how he market his online store. That’s where SEO should come to picture. Through search engine optimization, online presence of the brand increases which leads to higher traffic. Magento’s powerful features and usability increases how this traffic be converted into revenue. With various changes in the SEO hemisphere, your company should adapt with these changes and carefully plan how to make use of the search engines and social media to your marketing plan.
If you want for more information on how to fully make use of the potential of MAGENTO for your business, you can contact me via fbaguyo @ hotmail.com. My SEO team can provide you services like SEO consultancy, link building services, article writing, online reputation management (ORM), and social media optimization (SMO).
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