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Introducing Galleria 2.0 - Completely Redesigned from the Ground Up!

After 8+ months of intense work, collaboration, and multiple rounds of review scrutiny from Shopify's design team, we are beyond excited to introduce version 2.0 of our Galleria premium Shopify theme.  To say this is a major theme update would be an understatement -- the theme has been completely reimagined from bottom to top, and we think you'll appreciate the results!

So what's new?

Plenty.  First and foremost, we went back to the drawing board with the design of all home page sections, pages, products, collections, everything.  We'll go into more detail below, but for those who are a...

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Optimising for Google Voice Search – Hey Google, give me 3 tips

Note: This is a guest post by Gavin Hirst, copywriter, SEO and content marketing expert at Digital Hothouse in New Zealand.

It seems like we have been talking about voice search for forever. It seems that every year is going to be the year of voice search and we’ve not reached the tipping point….yet.

2018 has certainly been the first full year where it has made sense for companies to start looking at the way they optimise their content for voice search. Of course, some would have jumped on the bandwagon early, when the very first people started writing that voice search...

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7 Shopify plugins and tools you need to know about

Note: This is a guest post by Charlie Carpenter, co-founder and CEO of Kite. He is a mobile advocate with over ten years of industry experience.

Shopify is fast becoming a household name as it vies for the top position in the race for eCommerce market share. The comprehensive platform currently weighs in at an 8.98%, making it the 3rd largest platform currently in use.

Whilst this is impressive in itself, it’s Shopify’s remarkable growth that truly makes it stand out as a player to be taken...

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How Shopify Can Propel Your eCommerce Business Forward

Note: This is a guest post by Michelle, a freelancer who writes copy for Heroic Search, an SEO company in Tulsa. She is a storyteller that is passionate about communicating share-worthy content that helps businesses grow their eCommerce stores.

Thinking of turbocharging your Shopify store? Excellent. There are many store owners just like you. In fact, as of 2017 there were estimated to be around 2 - 3 million eCommerce companies in existence - and this wasn’t even including stores in China.

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Slideshows are Ineffective. Enter Galleria.

Last week we introduced our new Galleria theme for Shopify, which you can purchase from our own store or directly from Shopify.  This week we're going to talk about one of the most exciting features in Galleria, its slideshow.  We believe (and many recent studies agree) that slideshows (sometimes called carousels) are an ineffective way of reaching your audience. 

Conversion XL states that carousels are ineffective and takes the control away from the user.  Returning control to the user is an incredibly important aspect of designing an effective user interface to create a higher conversion rate.  Not only...

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