Post by labeshops » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:53 am

Cue4cheap wrote:labeshops

As a follow-up... on google chrome the same things on that page and others...

https://www.labeshops.com/clothing-for- ... hing-coats
https://www.labeshops.com/home-decor-bo ... home-decor
https://www.labeshops.com/home-decor-bo ... -clock-v15

etc.

It seems like something odd losing the css.

BUT If you compare these two:
https://www.labeshops.com/clothing-for- ... rench-coat

https://www.labeshops.com/rocky-mountai ... rench-coat

The first one doesn't work... the 2nd one does. The difference is the procudt category in the url.
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That's odd and not sure why it is doing that. I have noticed it now and then since the upgrade to 2 and didn't realize the difference was the product category. Thanks and I'll see if I can track down why it is doing that.

The weirdest part is it is only doing it on labeshops it seems, which is my default store and all my stores use the same theme - qahar's default2 theme. But if you go to one of the pages that is not working with the category in the url, change labeshops to gothicplus, the page loads fine. Cannot for the life of me figure out why :( Changing it to the default them made no difference either. Very, very weird.

If anyone has an idea on that one, please let me know. :(

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Post by artcore » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:26 am

The css and javascript files return a 404
Here's a test for that page: https://www.webpagetest.org/result/160806_W4_DYG/
and one for the home page: https://www.webpagetest.org/result/160806_3S_E15/
I would look into minifying javascript as it's 25% of the entire page load and perhaps investigate some database optimisation to get the TTFB a bit lower.

For good measure one for you Mike: https://www.webpagetest.org/result/160806_HK_E2A/
Similar 'issues' with slow TTFB and a lot of javascript that makes the waiting for a completed site slow, in this case 20seconds. Labeshops had 16 secs. Both US hosting

And my own oc2 demo store with custom theme: https://www.webpagetest.org/result/160806_PY_E3F/
No extra extensions, just the default oc with minified js and css hosted in The Netherlands

Opencart demo beats us all ;D https://www.webpagetest.org/result/160806_1G_E54/

All tests were done from the same location in US Dulles, VA using Chrome as a browser.

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Post by labeshops » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:44 am

Cue4cheap wrote:The reason they are by brand is because the 'norm' is to have people shop like they do for a automobile. We find a lot of people do have brand loyalty if for no other reason then because they used the cue before or because of the hype. i.e. Use xyz cue brand because of our unique way of making the cue.
I get that - yours is a different market than mine though I do have some brand loyalty brands too. Just a suggestion though as filters do a lot of this too and to me, if I click a category and only see 1 or 2 things in it, I think it was a waste of time on clicking and they may think that is all you have for that brand when you have the cue, the cases, accessories, tc. Remember you also have brand pages built into opencart, so you could put a "shop by brand" in your menu and link to the brand pages for the brand loyalist customers you have which would show them all items by that brand across all product types. Just an idea - sometimes we don't think of alternatives to doing things because we get too close to our own products. A friend of mine has an anime store on opencart and she got hung up originally creating a subcategory for EVERY anime show and movie on EVERY product type and ended up with thousands of categories, often with a hand full of products in them. It slowed her store down and made it difficult for people to shop - people wanting to shop for products for a certain show wanted to see all items for that show, not have to go to figures > this show, then keychains > this show, etc. back and forth 10000 times. She is now working on changing it around because she has realized it.
labeshops wrote: Also since your original thread was about traffic, you really need to work on things like category names and meta titles. "Athena" is a Greek Goddess to me. "Athena Brand Pool Cues" would be better for your seo efforts. Product names and titles too need work "Athena 04 - Blue Heart" means nothing. I would do more like "Athena Blue Heart Pool Cue".
Now this one is funny only because we just, about 6 months ago, got rid of all the additional "pool cue" and "pool cue case" text because on advice of a 'professional' they said we were spamming those keywords, especially on the category pages since all products had in their title "XYZ pool cue" and that was a reason we were not, and would not, rank any higher.[/quote]

And were you ranking better now or 6 months ago? There is a balance and you do need to vary the keywords up some - maybe pool cue, billiard cue, pool cue case, case for pool cues, just cue sometimes without the pool, or whatever other terms are commonly used. I would especially pay attention to this in your product pages though. Product pages need to act as landing pages and be able to stand on their own so the product names and especially titles which are indexed by search engines need to easily communicate what the product is. Right now, if someone searched for "athena pool cue" your site comes up on page 6 of the results:

Pool Cues - Cues Plus Billiards
(yourstore)/store/pool-cues
Pool Cues for all types of players. Pool cues from a LOT of manufacturers from 5280, Action, Athena, Balabushka, Blade, Cuetec, Custom cues, Dufferin, Elite, ...

So if pool players are like car buyers and concerned about brand, not ranking for one of them is a major concern. If you are concerned about the category pages being "spammy" - not a problem I've ever had personally - you can use a robots-noindex tag on the category page so it is not indexed and focus on getting your product pages and brand pages to rank well instead. Take a look at your competitors - they are are using some variation of cue or pool cue...at least the top ranking 3 that I lookd at from the above search. I use "gothic" a gazillion times on gothicplus and rank #1 or on page 1 for nearly all of my search terms (2 competitors and 1 battle each other for #1 lol), so what do i know? lol
labeshops wrote: The description you provided struck me as funny, in the way of sounding provocative. (a genesis of me going to your shop, and you have a display issue when I am using safari: At least on this page: https://www.labeshops.com/corsets-busti ... rset-dress it seems to lose all css formatting) I see what you mean though. Again I do struggle with the fact they ALL have smooth finished shafts. If they didn't they would be sent back asap. :)
The delineation between one cue and another is truly in the link I posed above (in another post) and in the specs of the cue. Maybe I'll discuss with a few others if that is the right approach. Maybe one could be like the other but it is more about the individual product and the appeal of that product versus specification of what makes a cue (or case, or product) on paper a good playing cue. That is going to be tough to change that paradym since we do think the specs make the playability and a lot of the rest is design.
lol well, I do sell clothing, lingerie and shoes along with home decor so that is the way I think I guess :) But people buy benefits and appeal, not just hard facts which was my point. Find your own voice of course and write it perhaps from the sports point of view instead like how well it handles, reacts with the balls, etc. - that's not my area lol. Look at your competitors. And remember google loves content and your product description is the main content on your product page, so boilpoint specs don't give a lot of content for the search engines to love.

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Post by labeshops » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:46 am

artcore wrote:The css and javascript files return a 404
which makes no sense since all my 23 stores use the same theme, css and javascript files.

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Post by artcore » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:34 am

Looking at your source I noticed an empty base href. If this were your domain I believe all relative paths would work, like for the css, js and images.

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Post by labeshops » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:38 am

artcore wrote:Looking at your source I noticed an empty base href. If this were your domain I believe all relative paths would work, like for the css, js and images.
Hmmm you are right. My other stores have base href filled in correctly. Wonder why the default store is not populating it???

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Post by artcore » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:53 am

https://github.com/opencart/opencart/issues/3833

https://github.com/opencart/opencart/bl ... header.php

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$data['base'] = $this->config->get('config_store_id') == 0 ? HTTPS_SERVER : $server;
I can't check right now as I'm on the tablet and it's late here, but will tomorrow. Hopefully it gets sorted soon!
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Post by Cue4cheap » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:40 am

artcore wrote:The css and javascript files return a 404
Here's a test for that page: https://www.webpagetest.org/result/160806_W4_DYG/
and one for the home page: https://www.webpagetest.org/result/160806_3S_E15/
I would look into minifying javascript as it's 25% of the entire page load and perhaps investigate some database optimisation to get the TTFB a bit lower.

For good measure one for you Mike: https://www.webpagetest.org/result/160806_HK_E2A/
Similar 'issues' with slow TTFB and a lot of javascript that makes the waiting for a completed site slow, in this case 20seconds. Labeshops had 16 secs. Both US hosting

And my own oc2 demo store with custom theme: https://www.webpagetest.org/result/160806_PY_E3F/
No extra extensions, just the default oc with minified js and css hosted in The Netherlands

Opencart demo beats us all ;D https://www.webpagetest.org/result/160806_1G_E54/

All tests were done from the same location in US Dulles, VA using Chrome as a browser.

I guess quite a bit of bloat as I just optimized the database and it now says 5.454
https://www.webpagetest.org/result/160806_F3_HY4/

I hope that is actual as I have more stuff I need to do based upon this thread and things to think about.
Thank you and I'll be reading and conversing more as long as the thread has life to it. :)
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Post by labeshops » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:05 am

artcore wrote:https://github.com/opencart/opencart/issues/3833

https://github.com/opencart/opencart/bl ... header.php

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$data['base'] = $this->config->get('config_store_id') == 0 ? HTTPS_SERVER : $server;
I can't check right now as I'm on the tablet and it's late here, but will tomorrow. Hopefully it gets sorted soon!
Thank you!! That fixed it!!! Yippee :)

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Post by Cue4cheap » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:30 am

labeshops wrote:
artcore wrote:https://github.com/opencart/opencart/issues/3833

https://github.com/opencart/opencart/bl ... header.php

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$data['base'] = $this->config->get('config_store_id') == 0 ? HTTPS_SERVER : $server;
I can't check right now as I'm on the tablet and it's late here, but will tomorrow. Hopefully it gets sorted soon!
Thank you!! That fixed it!!! Yippee :)
I must be dumb or tired or both (I am tired for sure) but where did you make this change?

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Post by labeshops » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:04 am

/catalog/controller/common/header.php around line 29. Replace the line that is

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Post by Cue4cheap » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:45 am

Based upon labeshops input I started to look for a category by price module.
Not a filter but a category that I can click on that gives sub-categories that are in price ranges.
i.e.
Pool cues by price
- 0 to 50
- 50 to 100
- 101 to 200
- 201 to 300
etc.

And
Pool Cue cases by price
- 0 to 50
- 50 to 100
- 101 to 200
- 201 to 300
etc.

I can't find anything like that.

If anyone reading this knows of one I would be very interested in knowing of it. Willing to pay just so long as it isn't an arm or leg.

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Post by labeshops » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:56 am

Hmm I am not sure about that - you might have to have it custom coded. I was referring to the built in filters in opencart but they don't have a price range function. I have seen some extensions that do that, but not by subcategory I don't think.

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Post by artcore » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:22 pm

labeshops wrote:Thank you!! That fixed it!!! Yippee :)
Very happy it did. Must 've been devastating.

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Post by labeshops » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:23 pm

artcore wrote:
labeshops wrote:Thank you!! That fixed it!!! Yippee :)
Very happy it did. Must 've been devastating.
Not devastating but I really, really HATE weird errors that make no sense! lol
Thanks again

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Post by Paul_Bola » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:02 pm

straightlight wrote:
So that brings me to the questions.... Do you see anything straight away on our site that makes you say "FOUL! That is the issue" or even when surfing that you see if wrong....
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Thanks, It really works :)

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Post by straightlight » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:41 pm

No problem, Paul_Bola. This topic has now been added to the FAQ / Tutorials - > General section of the forum for future posters. :)

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Post by Cue4cheap » Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:00 am

I've gotten rid of the keywords.
Also changed the template so it is now responsive.
I've added a filter that breaks things down quite a bit once you get to the categories.

I still am going to re-read some of this thread but I like how it is currently and I do know there are things in this thread that I didn't get to and I do plan on reading this thread completely again on Monday.

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