Jimmy Rodriguez

Jimmy Rodriguez
COO & Co-founder @ 3dcart. focused on helping internet retailers succeed online by developing strategies, actionable plans and customer experiences that grow and improve performance.

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SEO | 3 min read

How To Find Out If Your Online Store is Penalized by Google

Online stores can’t understate the importance of a comprehensive SEO strategy. That said, there is such a thing as an overzealous one. If your SEO program is over the top, Google and other search engines won’t look kindly on your website.

You migth not be aware that your website has been penalized by Google, but if visits keep slowing down, follow the simple actions listed below to help you determine if your website is currently being penalized. And learn the common reasons that could be[...]

SEO | 2 min read

Basic SEO tactics your online store might be missing

Whether you’re the sole employee or have a team of ecommerce wizards at your disposal, digital marketing might be the most time-consuming part of running an online store. Entrepreneurship is all about growth, and marketing is how you grow your online presence.

In the digital marketing realm, SEO often gets a bum wrap. It seems technical, whereas marketing tactics like establishing your social media presence and putting an email marketing plan in place might seem more straightforward. It’s[...]

SEO | 4 min read

5 common SEO problems online stores should fix right now

The internet is a noisy place. How does your online store stand out from the competition?

We frequently see online stores grapple with the discovery phase of marketing their websites. It can take time for your store to gain enough traction for potential customers to find you. A little patience can go a long way for your store. That and a whole lot of optimization. If you find drawing in customers is taking too long, you might be committing some of the cardinal SEO sins, and you’ll want to[...]

SEO | 9 min read

SEO Mistakes that Can Harm your Rankings

SEO — Search Engine Optimization — is a critical part of today's marketing efforts, and yet many online sellers miss the mark. This is partially because there's so much information out there, and a lot of it is outdated. Google is the leader when it comes to determining best SEO practices, and they're always implementing changes to ensure only the best content reaches the top of search results. The side effect of this is that tactics that used to be quite effective are now not only outdated,[...]

Conversion Optimization | 4 min read

5 critical issues affecting your Bigcommerce online store sales

Web Design | 6 min read

How to Create a Homepage that Converts in 8 Steps

Your homepage is the face of your website. Not only is it how most of your visitors will get to your website (nearly half stop here first), but your homepage is your business’s chance to make that crucial first impression. In order to do its job, a homepage needs to look stunning and function even better. If your homepage is lacking, whether in aesthetics, design, or functionality, it will fail to convert your customers. That means, not giving your homepage the attention it deserves is[...]

Starting a Business | 4 min read

How to Create a Members Only Site

Have you ever wanted to create a site with specific areas for members only? Thanks to the features in 3dcart, you can customize your site to have a Members Only section. In the following article, we will discuss how to set the cart up in this way and why each feature or step is necessary.

eCommerce Marketing | 5 min read

How to Design an Awesome Welcome Email

The welcome email, typically triggered upon joining a mailing list, is one of the most important emails a customer will receive during the course of their relationship with a business. As the crown jewel of any retailer’s email marketing effort, the welcome email sets the tone for the type of relationship a business hopes to build with its customers, and can serve to aid or hinder a brand’s image.

Whether a welcome message is presented in a magazine style ad or more of a hero image[...]

Conversion Optimization | 2 min read

Turn Order Receipts into a Marketing Tool

A digital receipt, delivered straight to your customer’s inbox, is a powerful marketing channel that many businesses fail to fully utilize. Email receipts are an easy way for small and large businesses to establish powerful call-to-actions and promote free, revenue-generating advertising.

While the primary purpose of an email receipt should always be functional and never marketing-oriented, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room to incorporate tactics that will increase revenue. An excellent[...]

Holiday Shopping | 4 min read

8 Surefire Tips for Maximizing Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the busiest shopping days in the United States, with millions of people hitting the web for hot, limited-time deals. Every store, whether it's online or brick-and-mortar, is bound to take part in some of the best sales anyone will see all year. In fact, last year’s Cyber Monday is commemorated as the biggest day in U.S. online shopping history, ever!

eCommerce Marketing | 0 min read

How Product Reviews Can Lead To More Sales For Your Online Store

In the world of eCommerce, gaining customer trust is vital. When first coming across your store, customers immediately gauge the trustworthiness of your site & your brand to decide whether they feel comfortable purchasing from you.

Web Design | 3 min read

Top 5 Reasons to have a Responsive Website

Times are changing and online businesses are finding new ways to standout in crowded and competitive markets. One design element that is experiencing a transition from trend to industry standard is the ability to view websites on any mobile device. If you are still convinced that having your site show up well on a desktop is enough, you might want to take a moment and consider these 5 reasons a responsive website is in your best interest:

Success Stories | 6 min read

American-Made Online Stores

While eCommerce is a global phenomenon, everyone has a special bond with the country they call home. 3dcart is like that, too — eCommerce transcends national boundaries and we have team members from all over the world, but we've all come together in our US headquarters with the same mission: to build something awesome.

In honor of Independence Day (July 4), we're showcasing a few American-made online stores that are thriving on 3dcart. They cover a variety of industries, but each represents[...]

Web Design | 0 min read

Makroffice Responsive Theme – New Updated Themes from 3dCart

Here is the preview of our most recent theme “Makroffice", a new FREE professionally designed responsive theme.

Web Design | 0 min read

Metropole Responsive Theme – New Updated Themes from 3dCart

Here is the preview of our most recent theme “Metropole", a new FREE professionally designed responsive theme.

3dcart News | 1 min read

3dcart Launches Major Updates to Theme Engine for “Mobile-First” Changes

[Press Release] Today 3dcart announced that following the HTML5 Updates to its Template Engine over 100 Mobile-Ready, Responsive Themes will be available for online stores.

Web Design | 0 min read

Altamira Responsive Theme – New Updated Themes from 3dCart

Here is the preview of our most recent theme “Altamira", a new FREE professionally designed responsive theme.

Web Design | 0 min read

Heritage Responsive Theme – New Updated Themes from 3dCart

Here is the preview of our most recent theme “Heritage", a new FREE professionally designed responsive theme.

eCommerce Marketing | 4 min read

Get to Know the Competition: Best Tools for SEO Research

If you are running an ecommerce business and trying to build authority, the best way to design an effective strategy is to take a close look at the competition. What keywords are they targeting? How are they building quality links? And perhaps most importantly: how can you use that information to your advantage?

3dcart News | 0 min read

Last Call for Beta Testers of the New Admin Interface

Thanks to all the merchants participating in the Beta of our new Admin interface.  We’ve been receiving great feed and have our development team actively working on these updates.

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