Veronica Davis

March
04
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Creating Custom 404 Error Pages (and Some Cool Examples!)

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  A customer visits your site only to be given a 404 error page… that’s not a good thing. If you’re lucky, they’ll stick around and find their way to the front page. But often times, they’ll just hit the back button and they’re gone. Maybe if you had created an interesting, custom 404 error...

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March
01
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Cloudflare Leak Security Breach: Change Your Passwords Now

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  A tiny bug in Cloudflare’s code allowed sensitive data to be leaked and cached by search engines. The data included passwords, cookies, API keys, personal messages, IP addresses and more. This Cloudflare leak is being called Cloudbleed and it’s a single character in the code that’s ultimately to blame. Google’s Tavis Ormandy, working with the...

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February
18
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Your Guide to the Most Popular WP Backup Plugins

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  WordPress makes running a site easy, but managing databases and files by hand isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Luckily there are plenty of WP backup plugins available that make it easy to ensure you always have a current backup ready to go if you need it. Here we’ll take a quick look at some...

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February
15
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Take Charge of Your Bounce Rate

If people aren’t spending time on your site then it’s pretty safe to say it’ll be darn near impossible to turn them into a customer. If they’re landing on your site just to hit the back button then something’s obviously wrong. Not only is that not making you any sales, but Google will see it...

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February
04
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cPanel Webmail Guide and Comparison

cPanel gives you the ability to not only create email accounts, but you can actually do all of your email activities right inside cPanel or through your browser using your domain and /webmail. There are three main webmail options that you have to choose from: SquirrelMail, Roundcube and Horde. The one you should choose depends...

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February
01
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You Need to Understand Dark Social and How to Track it

Understanding dark social

If your analytics is telling you that your site gets a lot of direct traffic, there’s a good chance it can’t properly determine where the traffic is coming from. This is especially true if they’re supposedly visiting inner pages with long URLs. Do you really think they’re typing all that in manually to visit that...

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January
20
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Can You Help Me Create a Backup for My Site?

Protect your site with website backups

  Creating and maintaining a site today is much easier than it was in the past. But there’s still plenty that can go wrong. And we aren’t just talking about security breaches, which are unfortunately becoming all too common. A simple update to the platform your site is built on or the theme/design it uses...

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January
11
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SEO is Pointless if You Ignore This…

There’s no denying that SEO is important. But it can’t be your sole focus for your online business. You can drive all the traffic you want and rank #1 for the best search terms, but if your site isn’t converting then what’s the point? Whether you want people to buy something, call you, download a...

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January
06
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You’re on Social Media, but are You Listening?

Merely having a social presence doesn’t cut it. In fact, if you’re not paying attention and communicating with your followers in a timely manner, it could be doing more harm than good. There’s a pretty decent chance that they’re following you specifically in order to communicate with you. Sprout Social conducted a survey of 1,000...

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January
04
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3 Simple Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Shared Web Hosting Plan

… and how it could affect your business When you first put your website online, chances are that you chose a cheap hosting plan that’s most likely a shared hosting plan. Shared hosting from a good provider gets you a good bang for your buck. But as your site grows, it may  not be good...

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