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5 Things Your Agency Should Consider When Choosing a Sitecore Partner

Your agency needs an expert who can help you with a Sitecore implementation for your client — but it pays to be careful. Finding a partner who can truly deliver for your client while protecting your company’s interests can be tricky. There are five key things you should consider as you evaluate potential partners. We’ve outlined these in our free whitepaper, which also includes an interview checklist for agencies to use when contacting Sitecore firms.
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Why Sitecore Subscription Licensing Is a Smart Move

Your Sitecore sales representative has likely mentioned subscription licensing to you. At first glance, this new licensing option may seem like overkill and a bit difficult to wrap your brain around. However, the freedom and cost savings that subscription licensing affords you is worth a closer look. Overwhelmingly, Sitecore subscription licensing is the right choice for growing businesses who are adding more sites and more traffic.
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10 Signs You Need a New Sitecore Partner

Having Sitecore issues? It's probably your vendor. Here are 10 telltale signs you need a new Sitecore partner who understands best practices and will put your needs first.
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What is Sitecore Helix and why do I care?

You may have heard terms like “Helix” being tossed around as you’ve spoken with Sitecore partners. What exactly is Sitecore Helix, and why should you care? Learn all about Sitecore Helix and what it means for your company’s Sitecore implementation.
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9 Benefits of Azure PaaS vs Amazon Web Services

Many of our clients at Engagency have asked us, “Which is the better hosting environment for Sitecore: Azure PaaS or Amazon Web Services?” Both Azure PaaS and Amazon Web Services (AWS) offer significant benefits to businesses, but for the majority of situations, Azure PaaS is the one we recommend. Why? Azure PaaS is easier to set up, it’s easier to scale, and it can be significantly less expensive. But that’s not all. To learn more about the various benefits Azure PaaS can offer your organization over AWS, read on.
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Why Am I Having Sitecore Performance Issues?

Sitecore performance issues are frustrating for everyone who uses or visits your website. Here are the top 5 causes behind Sitecore performance issues.
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What Is Schema and Why Should I Care?

What is schema markup, and how does it affect the SEO rankings of your Sitecore website? Learn everything you need to know about schema. We'll dig into exactly what schema is, why you should care, and the powerful results it can drive for your Sitecore website.
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What You Can Expect from the Right Sitecore Partner

When it comes to Sitecore, you can find “resources” all over the globe, but experts are not a commodity. How do you know if you’ve found the “best and brightest,” or if this a Sitecore partner who plans to rush through your implementation and under deliver, nickel and diming you along the way? In other words, how do you find the right Sitecore partner for you? The kind of Sitecore partner who wants to be a trusted collaborator, who works with you to establish a clear, mutual understanding of what you want to get out of Sitecore, and how they can help you achieve it—on time and on budget. To get the full value out of Sitecore, you need a partner you can trust. Here are four signs that you’ve selected the right Sitecore partner.
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Customer Engagement Cookbook: Individualized Vacation Offers

This Customer Engagement Recipe uses a little explicit personalization to maximize transaction rates, by sending relevant vacation deals to your existing customers.
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Engagency Named Market Leader by Clutch

We're excited to be ranked so well in their research and receive so many positive remarks from our clients. We strive to offer the best possible customer service and solutions for Sitecore customers... being recognized like this is a testament to our team’s core values and our goal to be #1 in Customer Satisfaction.
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Google is penalizing sites that are not "mobile-friendly"

So maybe you've heard... Google is bringing down the hammer on sites that they don't consider "mobile-friendly". What does this mean?
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Legrand eCommerce Implementation

To continue growing rapidly in North America, manufacturer Legrand gave consumers not only the ability to research its products online, but to buy them direct—in just four months.
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Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade to Sitecore XP 8.1

People often ask us how to get the most out of Sitecore. With the release of Sitecore XP 8.1, the best way to get the greatest return on your investment, hands down, is to upgrade. Why are we excited about Sitecore XP 8.1?
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Unum Responsive Redesign Implementation

More than 80,000 employers in the United States offer their employees Unum group disability benefits. Recognizing that today’s consumers are increasingly managing their financial lives on mobile devices, Unum recently relaunched its new digital presence on Sitecore, presenting a responsive website that optimizes all of Unum’s content – including its popular benefit calculators and education pieces – for mobile devices.
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What Are Canonical Tags and How Do You Set Them Up in Sitecore?

If your company has invested in SEO, it’s likely you’ve heard the term “canonical tags” come up. Properly setting up your canonical tags is a SEO best practice and an important task in website content management. We explain exactly what canonical tags are, why you need them, and the best practices to follow when adding them to your Sitecore implementation.
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What Is a Sitecore Audit, and Why Do I Need One?

If you’ve been shopping around for a new Sitecore partner, you’ve probably heard of a Sitecore audit. The partners you’ve been talking to have probably suggested, or likely insisted, that you start your new relationship with an audit. If not, that should be a red flag. So, what’s the big deal with these audits? You already paid top dollar to hire a certified Platinum or Gold partner to implement your site. Why would you need to evaluate their work? Read this to find out.
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Why Is My Sitecore Website So Slow

Sitecore websites should load fast. It’s as simple as that. If that’s not the case, there’s a problem. Fortunately, there’s always a fix. You just need to know where to look. If your Sitecore implementation is suffering from performance issues, we’ve put together a quick guide for your developers on where to look first. Read on to learn more about how they can improve your Sitecore performance.
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5 signs that you need a Sitecore Audit

A Sitecore Implementation Audit is the first step to keeping your Sitecore sites in good health and ensuring you get the most out of this powerful platform. How do you know if it’s time to look under the hood? If any of the following sound familiar, it’s likely time for you to get a Sitecore audit.
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What Kind of Sitecore Support Do I Need?

There are a wealth of Sitecore support services out there, from ad-hoc improvements to 24/7 support. When you begin evaluating Sitecore support vendors, you’ll quickly realize how many options you have to choose from—and how different partners call the same thing by different names. To find the best Sitecore support services for your company, it’s helpful to first think about what your organization needs. We describe the various scenarios that lead a company to purchase Sitecore support services. Then we identify the best level of support for each scenario, and describe the features you should expect to receive.
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ENGAGENCY A Top Agency!

We're thrilled to be ranked as one of Austin's Top Web Developers.
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Physical vs. Cloud Hosting for Sitecore: 8 Benefits to Hosting Sitecore on Azure PaaS

Momentum is building for moving web application deployments from physical hardware to the cloud. Over the last few years a growing number of businesses have begun to reap the benefits of the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model. With PaaS, your organization pays for and manages the services offered by a third party in the cloud. The management of the underlying hardware and software infrastructure is handled by the third party. There’s never been a better time than now to consider moving your solution! Let’s take a brief look at eight ways your organization may be able to benefit from deploying Sitecore on PaaS.
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Why Are We Having Publishing Issues With Sitecore?

Is your Sitecore publishing slow? Are you running into issues publishing new content? Maybe it hangs on the Initializing screen, or the publish function fails completely. Here’s an overview of the top 5 most common causes of Sitecore publishing issues.