Category: Web Development

SMTP Service Crash Course

Today, we’re re-visiting Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) basics including the benefits of using SMTP, who should be leveraging STMP in their email programs, and some common questions that email clients ask when getting set up. 1. What is an SMTP service? On the most basic level, an SMTP service functions as a method to […]

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He Uses Curated RSS Aggregator To Help Investors Read News That Matter

From quick culinary to advanced physics, the internet has so many resources on every conceivable subject it can be overwhelming – and it often is. With that in mind, Kai Zhang created Market Cafe – Financial Market News & Analysis, a website dedicated to curating quality content in Chinese about the financial world. His goal: […]

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What Is Email Throttling?

We discussed email throttling in a previous post called Email Throttling Basics, but we wanted to revisit the subject and talk a little more about how throttling works within the SendGrid platform.

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How To Add HTML Files To WordPress

Back in the day, you had to create websites from scratch with HTML code. I ain’t Bill Gates! Thankfully, now there are content management systems like WordPress that make it easy for any ol’ schmo to create their own site. But just because you don’t have to use HTML anymore doesn’t mean that you can’t. In this post, I’ll show you two methods you can use to add HTML files to WordPress. Method 1: Visual Editor The easiest way to add a HTML file to your site is to use the WordPress Visual Editor. Log in to your WordPress account and

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5 Essential Tools to Keep Your WordPress Content Marketing Strategy Organized

What’s the main purpose for owning a WordPress site? For some people, the goal is the website itself. They build it because they want to share something important with the audience. When it comes to business websites, however, the idea is clear: it’s all about marketing. In both situations, the website will need some promotion, …
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Lazy Loading Images: Complete Guide Plus 3 Ways to Implement It

As functionality and interactivity increase on the web, there has been a steady increase in web page size over the last few years. As of early 2018, the average page size on the internet stood at over 2 MB! How to battle this? A little something called lazy loading images is one of the better solutions.

What’s Display Ad Retargeting, and Why is it so Effective?

With the recent release of SendGrid Ads, you can now leverage display ads to grow your business and increase website engagement. One of the best ways you can do this is through display ad retargeting. What is display ad retargeting? Retargeting, also called remarketing in some circles, refers to the common digital advertising practice of […]

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We Need Your Help- Fill Out the Torque Community Survey

Five years ago Torque was created as a way to teach and communicate with the community. Ever since then, our community has grown and evolved. We want to carry on the tradition of community interaction by inviting you to participate in a survey to help make Torque better. We want to hear what you like …
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5 SEO Tactics That No Longer Work and That You Need to Retire

The field of search engine optimization has gone through so many changes and keeps evolving so fast that it’s hard to keep track. As a consequence, things that used to net you a good chance of landing on the first page of Google no longer do so. However, you might not even be aware that …
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Giving Back at SendGrid: What We’ve Done and Where We’re Going

Read about how SendGrid is committed to giving back to the communities where we live, work, and play.

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How to Install a Magento Extension in Quick Steps (With Video)

Magento is a powerful eCommerce platform, but it truly excels when boosted by extensions. The platform allows developers and store owners to create an online store and provides essential marketing tools, search engine optimization, catalog and cart management, control over the content and looks of stores. Magento is the second biggest eCommerce platform with 9% […]

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The Colorful History of WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the biggest, baddest, most popular e-commerce plugin for WordPress, which, by extension, also makes it the most popular e-commerce platform of them all. But how did the journey begin? Was WooCommerce always the top dog right from day one?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Riding the Tidal Wave of Email

Preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday occurs year-round at SendGrid. Our VP of Technical Operations breaks down how it’s done and the lessens learned.

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Your Guide to Better Product Emails

As a marketer, sending email updates about your product or service is something you probably look forward. We’ve picked a handful of great examples of companies that are doing things the right way to show you how to send your next product email.

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