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Over the years, browsers (including security processes in the browsers), search engines and operating systems have all changed dramatically. If you’re still using ShopFactory 4, 5, 6 or even 7, you are far behind the times.

Over the years — browsers (including security processes in the browsers), search engines, and operating systems have all changed dramatically. If you’re still using ShopFactory 4, 5, 6 or even 7 — you are far behind the times. By not investing in upgrading to new and adapted technology, ask yourself: "How much are you losing in 'traffic' and 'sales'?"

Here is a prime example of why upgrading and updating regularly is important:

Rose Elliot, owner and founder of ladyBead.com, started her business as a hobbyist. Four years ago she switched to ShopFactory. Back then, it was a very hard decision for her to do so. After all, her small online business was "like a child to her". She was getting about 2,500 visitors a month with her old non-ShopFactory website.

After the first year of switching to ShopFactory and by using SEO properly with-in ShopFactory — she almost doubled her traffic to 4,500 visitors. The immediate trend took place with-in a month or two of switching. Her main focus is on the keyword terms "barefoot jewelry" and "destination wedding jewelry" and these remain her top landing statistics. Although her site captures traffic and a great number of sales through many other keywords as well.

With-in five minutes after upgrading to ShopFactory 8 — she received five orders from her updated website design in that version. It was a pleasant and big surprise to her. But with new cart improvements, page layout improvements, and easier check-out systems — it was obvious something affected sales for her immediately after uploading her updated site!

After upgrading to ShopFactory 9 and continually building her market network through Twitter, Facebook and other sources — She now sees 20,000+ visitors a month — and hit this milestone this past January 2012.

This has directly affected her tremendous growth in sales as well. Below is a stats count from her server showing the last three months trends.

Month Unique visitors Number of visitors Pages
Jan 2012 16,307 20,688 568,803
Feb 2012 15,935 20,819 548,357
Mar 2012 16,716 22,048 612,308

Her husband also has another site using ShopFactory 9 — that site is showing the exact same history, growth trends, and sales increases.

More on LadyBead.com’s success and her testimonial can be found here.