Top 4 eCommerce Posts for February

10 Ecommerce Business Ideas For Profit Potential – Frugal Finance
Read on for ideas and inspiration that you can use to start your ecommerce business and make a killing selling products online.

How to Build a Content Marketing SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for your Business – Growth Hackers
But what is an SOP? Why is it important for your content marketing? And how do you go about creating one?

How to Be Creative on Demand – Harvard Business Review
Creativity is learnable providence.

7 Bold Leadership Steps for an Underknown and Undervalued Brand – Inc.
How to reach your customers when they don’t know or love your company.

Top 3 eCommerce Posts for January

5 Ways to use Irresistible High-Value Offers to Attract Clients to your Business – Growth Hackers.
Generating quality links can be a tricky task, especially for startups. Extensive marketing strategies do not always produce ideal results.

Top 8 Ecommerce SEO Trends for 2024 – Coalition
The use of AI is only one of the ecommerce trends of 2024.

How AI Is Being Used to Make Humans More Intelligent – Inc.
Just as the dawn of Google and YouTube helped expand our access to education, AI, when used correctly, can expand human intelligence.

Chrome Defaulting to HTTPS and Messing Up Some Sites

In its ongoing effort to promote a safer web browsing experience,  Google has decided to default HTTP URLs to the more secure HTTPS URLs.  This generally works fine because Chrome will only make the switch if the site has a valid secure certificate and can handle HTTPS.

So what is the problem?

In some cases, a site that Chrome switches to HTTPS will not display correctly.  Sometimes, its appearance is completely messed up.  This happens because Chrome will not load insecure links from a secure page.  Even though the initial page can handle loading securely, any non-secure links to other data will not load.  Things like images, JavaScript, and formatting files (CSS) will not load and therefore the display gets messed up.

The solution

The solution is to assume your web pages will always be viewed securely and thus ensure all URLs embedded on your pages are secure.  For stores using ShopSite to build their pages you merely need to go to Preferences > Hosting Service and enable the “Make Store URL secure” setting:


then click the Test URL button.  If “Success” is displayed, save the setting and Publish your store.  You are now good for the Chrome browser and other browsers that will also be incorporating this same functionality.


No matter the environment, increased security always comes with more work.  Luckily in this case, if you have used ShopSite for all your store pages, you merely have to click a button and you are good to go.  If you have created some pages outside of ShopSite or have hard-coded some URLs then you have a little more work to do to help keep the internet a little safer.


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