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Expand Your Reach With Rafflecopter

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Articles, Search Engine Optimization, Social Networking, Website Promotion | 0 comments

Expand Your Reach With Rafflecopter

                  One way to increase your overall reach online and get masses of new subscribers is to run a giveaway. Many people love to enter online contests, including myself. I even won a couple of them! The prize can be related to what your website is promoting, or it could be something completely unrelated. It doesn’t have to be anything extraordinarily expensive either. I have seen everything from gift cards to ebooks given away. With Rafflecopter you can see how many people have...

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More Server Improvements

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Articles, Client News | Comments Off on More Server Improvements

More Server Improvements

          Providing great services – and making them better – is a non-stop job at MidState Design. The latest improvement  is a big one for those of you hosting your websites here. I am proud to announce the addition of Varnish Cache to lineup of features hosting customers will enjoy. Varnish Cache is a server-side application that helps to balance the load of the server, and will dramatically speed up your website(s). This is beneficial to you because your visitors will have a shorter amount of time to...

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Server Upgrade, Security Improvements, and Free Updates – Oh My!

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Articles, Client News | Comments Off on Server Upgrade, Security Improvements, and Free Updates – Oh My!

Server Upgrade, Security Improvements, and Free Updates – Oh My!

NOTE: This applies only to clients who are hosting their website(s) with MidState Design. There have been a large number of changes over the last couple of weeks, both security improvements and hardware upgrades. Needless to say, I’ve been ‘burning the midnight oil’ a lot lately.  Due to these changes, I wanted to make sure that the new security settings didn’t have an adverse affect on anyone’s website. As such, I have gone through – backing up and updating everyone to the latest minor version of...

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5 Simple Security Tips For Computers and Websites

Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in Articles, Computer Tips and Tricks, Helpful Info and Tech Tips, Security, Useful Programs | Comments Off on 5 Simple Security Tips For Computers and Websites

5 Simple Security Tips For Computers and Websites

Whether I’m giving computer advice to someone or trying to help them keep their website protected, I always stress one thing. Security.  Keeping your computer and website secure should always be something that is on your mind. Why? Because there are people out there that would love nothing more than to exploit them for their own purposes. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor. If you have a computer or website? They want what you have. Here are some tips to help you to keep them out, and keep your digital world safe. Use an...

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Author Dorian Dalta Is Featured In Saint Cloud Times

Posted by on Jan 5, 2014 in Articles | Comments Off on Author Dorian Dalta Is Featured In Saint Cloud Times

Author Dorian Dalta Is Featured In Saint Cloud Times

Dorian Dalta is one of the wonderful authors MidState Design works with. Always proactive in marketing his books, Dorian Dalta has grabbed the attention of the top newspaper in St. Cloud, MN. MidState Design is honored to have built the website for Dorian Dalta, and would like to congratulate him on being featured in the St. Cloud...

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Tips For Preparing To Have A Website Built

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Articles, Getting Started | Comments Off on Tips For Preparing To Have A Website Built

Tips For Preparing To Have A Website Built

Instead of rambling, I’ll just cut to the chase. Note that some of these might not apply to your business, depending on your individual situation. Pick a domain name. Dot Com’s are still the favored TLD (top level domain), so go with that if you can. Try to pick a name with two words or less, and with as few letters as possible. Decide who is in charge of making decisions regarding the website. I cannot stress this enough. Having ten people, each having equal input to additions and changes can quickly become a nightmare for...

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Warning About Domain Name Scams

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Articles, Domain Names, Security | Comments Off on Warning About Domain Name Scams

Warning About Domain Name Scams

   Quick overview: If you should ever receive a letter like this one, dispose of it. It is NOT what it seems at all. The letter below is a scam. Companies like “Domain Registry of America” simply look for domains without privacy features enabled and send them junk mail. There are ways to look up a domain name and find information about the owner (unless they have opted to pay to keep their personal details private). How It Works: Companies, or even individuals, find unprotected domain names. They then harvest the information...

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WordPress Releases Security Update 3.6.1

Posted by on Sep 12, 2013 in Articles | Comments Off on WordPress Releases Security Update 3.6.1

WordPress Releases Security Update 3.6.1

A critical security update was released for WordPress yesterday. All of our Valued clients who have also chosen to host your website(s) through MidState Design , have had this security update applied for you – free of charge. MidState Design takes the security of your website(s) very seriously and does a variety of things, such as this update, to ensure it remains free of malware. (e.g. viruses). The following excerpt is from the official WordPress press release: ————– “This maintenance release fixes...

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Clearing Your Browser Cache

Posted by on Sep 9, 2013 in Articles, Computer Tips and Tricks, Helpful Info and Tech Tips | Comments Off on Clearing Your Browser Cache

Clearing Your Browser Cache

One of the most frustrating things a person can experience is not seeing changes reflected on your website after updating. This most often happens due to the page being cached in your web browser. Simply clearing out the temp files in your browser can save you a huge amount of frustration, anxiety, and time spent getting personal support. Your web browser saves various files in a temporary directory whenever you visit a website. Sometimes these files do not get overwritten when you return. Worse, they might stick in your browser – even...

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WordPress 3.6 Has Been Released!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Articles, Video, Wordpress News | Comments Off on WordPress 3.6 Has Been Released!

WordPress 3.6 Has Been Released!

A wonderful new version of WordPress has been released. This video will show you a few details about what to expect. (Hint: It’s pretty...

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