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How to Add Drop Shadows in Canva

Posted by on March 30th, 2021

While creating graphics using Canva, we kept running into one continual problem: there was no easy way to provide a drop shadow to basic elements like squares and circles. Canva’s built in features were lacking (and sometimes created poor looking drop shadows). While normally Canva can do a lot, and has a lot of flexibility for on-the-go graphics creation and image editing, we found this lack of feature particularly frustrating. The solution, however, is rather simple, and we’d like to provide that solution to you as well.

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Building a LinkTree Alternative: Cutting out the Middle Man

Posted by on February 15th, 2021

LinkTree is great and often used by many people, especially on Instagram, since you can only share one link and links within the description and comments don’t parse. A LinkTree is a great method of giving people the option to find links to multiple places using the same URL in your bio, so you’re not constantly chasing changing a single link all of the time, and you don’t leave your readers/followers confused. LinkTree’s concept is great. It’s an awesome platform to use if you don’t know how to custom code your own solution.

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What are WordPress’ images and image sizes?

Posted by on October 8th, 2020

One of the greatest things about WordPress, a CMS that runs about 35% of the internet, is the flexibility of it. You can do just about anything with WordPress or the plethora of unending plugins available for download. WordPress’ back end is so robust that there are plenty of features built in that you don’t necessarily need to download a plugin to get what you need. With a little bit of knowledge, and some fiddling in the back end (make sure you do a backup prior to any work!), you can achieve impressive results. One thing WordPress has, by default,…

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Ensuring Contact Form 7 Submissions are Received on Office 365

Posted by on September 1st, 2020

One of the single most frustrating things I’ve dealt with is the variations of things that can cause contact form submissions not to be received. The most common reason is that they are labeled as spam, but are still received. On rare occasions, contact form submissions are not received at all. In Office 365 email setups, this seems always to be the case. Unfortunately, by default, GoDaddy uses Office 365, so you may be here wondering how to tackle this issue.

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How to handle social media posting during a time of crisis

Posted by on June 1st, 2020

This year, although we have not yet lived through half of it, has already been one particularly rife with crises. Speaking from a global perspective: A global pandemic is an immense stressor on every single sentient being on this planet. Speaking from a US perspective: We are a young country, still fighting out who we are and who we want to be. Speaking personally: I have more thoughts and feelings about this than would fit here, but I am going to restrict this post to a very narrow topic, and that is how we handle business social media in a…

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How to brainstorm blog topics for your business blog

Posted by on April 30th, 2020

While we’ve certainly talked plenty about why blogging can benefit your business, why you should use broad topics, and how to structure a blog post, one thing we haven’t really touched upon how to determine what topics to write a blog post about. In this post, we’ll go over some places you can generate blog topics, and how those blog topics will work for you.

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Tips for Working At Home

Posted by on March 16th, 2020

During this time of uncertainty, many companies are opting to adopt work-from-home policies. Working from home is great… If you have the kind of self-discipline to be at home around your pets and family and do meaningful work at the same time. Not everyone is an ideal candidate to work from home, and we understand that it can be more difficult for some people than others. hasOptimization is a work-from-home company, and we wanted to share with you some of the work from home tips and tricks to help you be as efficient and comfortable as possible during this time….

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How to send out freebies using MailChimp

Posted by on January 30th, 2020

One helpful marketing tool we constantly try to get our clients to leverage is building marketing mailing lists. Building an email marketing list is a great way to get in direct contact with your customers — and potential customers — and can help you when you’re suffering from poor reach on social media platforms. It’s also a better way to make big announcements that go directly to people’s email. I’m sure you know the benefits of an email marketing list, but building one can be a challenge. Typically, clients import their current customers and stop there. There’s a big opportunity…

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What is a review bomb and how do you stop it?

Posted by on December 27th, 2019

You may have heard of this phenomenon. It can happen anywhere, to anyone at all with a reviewable presence, whether it’s on Facebook, Yelp, Google, Bing, Steam, Amazon, or even somewhere else. A review bomb, or review bombing, is when the internet turns against you.

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Is your hosting costing you unnecessary amounts of money?

Posted by on August 26th, 2019

At hasOptimization, we intend to apply optimization to all facets of work that we do. If we see something that can be done better somehow, we’ll at least make a point to suggest an easier, more optimized solution to that process. One of the constant sources of audit, especially for new clients, is their hosting packages. Time and again we find that clients are happily paying for services they don’t need, never use, or can be purchased cheaper elsewhere. This often means we can make a lot of cost-cutting suggestions to our clients that can sometimes save them hundreds or…

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