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- How to Use Topic Hubs with Drupal
How to Use Topic Hubs with Drupal
There are a few good reasons why independent blogs and major news and publishing outlets alike use Calais Topic Hubs. At its core, Topic Hubs is essentially an easy way to populate lists of specific articles. If you run a political news site and write a substantial amount of articles on California, for example, you can set up a topic hub to automatically display any piece on California. But beyond simply featuring tagged articles, Calais and Topic Hubs allows you to easily display specific groupings of content – that political blog can have [...]
- How to Optimize Drupal for Search Engines
The SEO process much more than pumping your site full of keywords. Search engine companies spend millions keeping their algorithms up-to-date, and are aware of any sort of trick an SEO strategist might try to pull. Drupal, though a great content management system, can be a bit tricky to optimize for search engines. Straight out of the box Drupal is actually a bit dismal when it comes to SEO. Luckily, there are a few ways you can optimize your Drupal site and begin climbing up the rankings. All you need are the right modules and a bit of elbow grease.
- An Overview of Three Stand Alone eCommerce Platforms: Magento, Ubercart, OpenCart
Smaller online businesses have seriously benefited from the rise of independent, eCommerce platforms. There are, of course, other solutions out there – many small businesses use big names like Amazon, Etsy, or eBay to sell their merchandise. While these sites are certainly secure, using them requires that you give up a percentage of your revenue and forces your business to follow their return policy. And what if you provide a service, instead of a tangible product? What can you use then? Luckily, there are plenty of eCommerce platforms that can help new online stores display and sell their inventory or [...]