Digital Strategies for Today’s Busy Business Owners

Airtable. What You Need To Get Organized

Every business knows that organization is key. But what programs work the best? While each company needs to find the one that will fit their needs, we want to introduce you to Airtable. We use Airtable to keep our work organized and in one place.

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Manage Your Social Media Like A Rockstar

As we all know (or should know) social media is a powerful tool in growing your customer base. You should also be using it to expand your brand loyalty. Honestly, nowadays social media can make or break a business. Now, companies like us at  Raney Day Design can run social media like a boss. Want…

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Hello Dolly…Goodbye Dolly

As we talked about in our main blog, this blacklisted plugin is on the list because it really serves no purpose. Yep, you guessed it. We are talking about the Hello Dolly plugin. Why is this here and what does it do? Where did Hello Dolly come from? Hello Dolly was the first ever plugin…

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Sweet Captcha

We have all have heard of or used a captcha before. Sweet Captcha has a catchy name but it’s not so sweet to your website. Like we mentioned in our earlier blog, this is a major plugin on the blacklist. Not only is it not wanted by hosting companies, but it is also dangerous to…

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Broken Link Checker

You’re only human and it’s only technology…but sometimes broken links happen. We know you have a lot going on and keeping up with broken links just isn’t on your radar. But they are more important than you think. So the quick and easy fix is a plugin like Broken Link Checker right? A quick scan…

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Wordfence

We have been talking about plugins that some hosting companies don’t allow, WP Engine specifically. Last week we talked about WP SuperCache and what makes it where WP Engine doesn’t allow it on their server. Today we want to talk more about Wordfence and what WP Engine thinks about it. What is Wordfence? Great question.…

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WP Super Cache

As we mentioned in our blog about blacklisted plugins, we talked about the WP SuperCache plugin. Many servers recommend not using this plugin for caching your files. But why? What makes this plugin so bad it’s been blacklisted? Well, let’s see. It’s mostly unnecessary. Most server companies already have caching taken care of. Caching is…

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Are Your Plugins On The Blacklist?

Sometimes good plugins go bad. This can happen for several reasons: they become outdated, there are no revisions or support, or they become redundant. Whatever the reason, these plugins end up on the blacklist. This means that servers won’t allow them or they don’t play nice with them. Before you use these plugins, or if…

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Are They Buying?

The end goal of any website is to get the consumer to do something, as we talked about in our blog. It could be making a purchase, signing up for a newsletter, or even something as simple as getting them to contact you. But here is the catch, you don’t know if they are doing…

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What’s With The Bounce

Every business wants their site to do well. Sometimes things can be a little off, which can make people leave your site quickly. This can seriously affect your bounce rate. The higher the bounce rate, the more you know something isn’t working. So what is a bounce rate? That’s a great question. In a nutshell,…

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