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Web Hosting

Do I Need My Own Server?

When you first launched your website, you probably didn’t start out with your own server. So, how do you know when it’s time to upgrade? After experiencing significant growth and increasing web traffic, are you ready for your own server?

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Security, WordPress

Wordfence for Beginners

Keeping your WordPress website secure should be a top priority. After putting in all that work to design, promote, and launch your WordPress site, you don’t want to lose all of your content in an attack. A simple way to protect your WP site is with the Wordfence security plugin. 

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8 tips and quotes on combining social media and seo
SEO

8 Quotes on the Power of Combining Social Media and SEO

Your website has to compete with millions of other websites for web traffic. How can you use SEO and social media to increase your traffic and stand out from the rest? We asked the experts for you! Check out these tips on how a combination of SEO and social media can help you promote your website effectively.

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Geek Out

6 Infamous Hacking Scenes from 90s Movies

There are so many truly terrible hacking scenes in TV and movies it’s impossible to rank them. Whether it’s two people using one keyboard or 3D graphics to represent code, the inaccuracies are everywhere. Hollywood hacking has been the topic of many explainer videos and articles. Determining which scenes are accurate and making fun of the ones that aren’t is a good reason to learn more about basic hacking. For anyone who wants in on the joke, here are several of our favorite hacking scenes from ‘90s movies:

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WordPress

WP Hosting vs. Shared Hosting for Your WordPress Website

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) available, which is one of the reasons pair offers separate hosting services specifically designed for WordPress websites. WP hosting plans don’t exist to make you pay more for having a WordPress website. There are real advantages to using WP hosting for your WordPress website. It doesn’t work for every budget though, which is why pair also offers Shared hosting with pairSIM for WordPress. Which type of hosting will work best for you and your WordPress website?

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How Social Media Influencers Can Benefit from Having a Website
SEO

How Social Media Influencers Can Benefit from Having a Website

A website can help micro- and macro-influencers expand their brand and monetize their reach more effectively. With a website, influencers have a one-stop shop to showcase their brand and share it with potential collaborators. Websites allow for more flexibility with the messaging and format while also establishing credibility for you as an influencer. Are you a social media influencer? Influencer marketing means businesses focus on influential people on social media instead of trying to reach their target market as a whole on a particular platform. Instead of investing money in sponsored tweets or boosted Facebook posts, businesses will have an…

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More Lanes, More Traffic 5 Ways to Grow Your Website
SEO, Web Hosting

More Lanes, More Traffic: 5 Ways to Grow Your Website Audience

In the real world, adding more lanes for cars always equals more traffic. You can apply the same idea to your website. Adding more lanes or more ways people can find your site, the more traffic you’ll see. You can create lanes using a variety of different tools and methods. Here are five quick strategies to help you get started: 1. Paid Acquisition As with most things, money talks. The quickest way to get more web traffic is through paid acquisition or online advertising. If you have the budget for it, start with pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns on Google. Google processes…

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Landing Page vs Website: What's the Difference?
SEO

Landing Page vs. Website: What’s the Difference?

Many businesses use a combination of landing pages in addition to their website to generate awareness and attract new customers. Other businesses rely solely on their website to reach and satisfy the needs of their audience online. What’s the difference between a landing page and a website? Which one should you use for your business?

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Why You Need an Event Website and How to Get Started
Design & Development

Why You Need an Event Website and How to Get Started

Whether you’re hosting a wedding or a conference, you can benefit from having a website for your event. You can increase awareness for your event and build anticipation more effectively with a website. A special event website will also give you more freedom and flexibility with messaging. You can easily change and update information as needed to let your guests and participants know what’s happening.

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Domain Name Renewal FAQ
pair Domains

Domain Name Renewal FAQ

How do I renew my domain name? How much does it cost to renew my domain name? What is the best time to renew my domain name? Can I renew my domain automatically? What happens if my domain expires? 1. How do I renew my domain name? Renewing your domain name is easy with pair Domains. All you have to do is log in to your pair account and navigate to Domains. Then, select the domain name you wish to renew and click Renew.

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Why You Need a Small Business Website
Design & Development, SEO

Why You Need a Small Business Website

Every business needs a website even your small business. Whether you’re starting a new business or you’ve had a storefront for years, there is value in joining the global community online with your very own website. The internet is a powerful tool that you can use to your advantage and reach millions of people. A small business website acts as a storefront, a marketing platform, and more all in one accessible place.

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SEO for WordPress How to Get Started
SEO, WordPress

SEO for WordPress: How to Get Started

Using WordPress to build your website has never been easier. You don’t need to take a class or learn how to code to use WordPress. While building a website is easy, getting people to visit your site is where it gets tricky. Simply having a website doesn’t mean people will find it and use it. You have to let people know your website exists first. And the key to attracting humans to your website is cooperation. Getting started with WordPress requires a little cooperation with search engines like Google and Bing. This cooperation is called search engine optimization (SEO).

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FAQs Building a Website
How To, Weebly Site Builder

FAQs: Building a Website

Building a website from scratch sounds daunting. Fortunately, there are tools available that make it easier than ever to build and launch a website on your own. With the right resources, you can have your new website up and running in less than a day.

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WordPress

How to Get the Most out of WordCamp Pittsburgh 2018

Pittsburgh will host its third annual WordCamp conference on September 22, 2018. Are you ready to learn, share, and absorb everything there is to know about WordPress? Conferences offer an overwhelming amount of activities, information, and free swag. Use this quick guide to help you get the most out of your WordCamp experience!

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Common WordPress Problems and Solutions
WordPress

5 Common WordPress Problems and Solutions

WordPress is a powerful tool for creating, managing, and sharing your content. But even powerful tools need maintenance and a little help troubleshooting problems. If you want to simplify your WordPress launch, you can get a ready-out-of-the-box solution from a reliable web host.

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WordPress

Our 10 Favorite WordPress Plugins

WordPress offers over 55,000 plugins to its users. Your site would probably crash if you tried all of the WordPress plugins available and you don’t have time to waste testing Worthless Plugins. So, here are several of our favorite (and useful) WordPress plugins:

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What Does It Mean to be WordPress Optimized
WordPress

What Does It Mean to be WordPress Optimized?

What do web hosts mean when they say optimized WordPress hosting? You already decided you want to use WordPress to build your site. Do you really need special hosting services for WordPress? It depends on what you want your WordPress site to do and your technical abilities. Here’s what you need to know about web hosting services optimized for WordPress.

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Getting Started with the WordPress Gutenberg Editor
Web Hosting, WordPress

Getting Started with the WordPress Gutenberg Editor

WordPress developed a new visual editor and you can finally take it for a test drive! The WordPress Gutenberg editor, named for the inventor of the printing press with movable type, is now available as a plugin. Before you install the new Gutenberg plugin, here’s what you need to know: What Is Gutenberg for WordPress? WordPress version 5.0 will include the new Gutenberg visual editor, which you can test as a plugin before the real launch. The existing visual editor that you know and love requires more shortcodes and HTML. Gutenberg employs a block interface and is designed to simplify…

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7 Tips for Writing Email Subject Lines
Email, How To, Tutorials

7 Tips for Writing Email Subject Lines

How many emails have you received today? With over 105 billions emails sent every day, you probably have a few unread emails in your inbox and so do your customers. Compelling email subject lines may be the difference between the emails you read and the ones you move to your trash folder. Subject lines are like first impressions; you want them to be good, memorable, and, in this case, clickable.

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