Archive for January, 2013

Do You Have the Right Personality for SEO?

Posted on January 31st, 2013 by Guest Blogger

Many recent graduates and even those still pursuing their degree are landing terrific new careers in the thriving SEO industry. While in this competitive and difficult job market, professionals have found it difficult to get an interview without years of experience in the business world. On the other hand, those opting for SEO careers are…

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Face-off: PostgreSQL vs. MySQL

Posted on January 31st, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Developers and programmers have different responses regarding the issue of whether PostgreSQL trumps MySQL, although the former is starting to make quite a name for itself. “PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system,” said PostgreSQL. “It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a…

Four Driving Forces Behind Linux’s Growth

Posted on January 30th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

The penguin is soaring high in the IT industry, consistently earning a reputation for high reliability. Linux servers regularly appear as a Fortune 500 company favorite when it comes to solid performance computing and cloud infrastructure deployment. “More than 7,800 developers from almost 800 different companies have contributed to the Linux kernel since tracking began…

Online Storage Face-off: SkyDrive vs. Google Drive – Which is Better?

Posted on January 29th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Prominent technology brands, Microsoft and Google, are now offering cloud storage services, making it easier for Internet users to save, upload, and back up files. We recently reviewed Dropbox against Google Drive in the race for the best storage application and with a combination of Dropbox-like syncing and back-up features, both Google Drive and SkyDrive…

Midphase Site Renovators Winner Announced!

Posted on January 23rd, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Last month we excitedly announced our Site Renovators contest which gives one lucky winner an awesome website makeover! Our marketing, design, CRO and SEO teams agreed to donate more than $1000 worth of time to analyze the winner’s website and provide recommendations to increase site visitors through SEO, create compelling content, display a professional design…

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Site Renovators Contest Update

Posted on January 22nd, 2013 by Jake Neeley

We’re really happy with the number of people (a few hundred) who submitted their website for the Midphase Site Renovators contest! Our team is poised and ready to dig in and then share what they feel will make a difference with the winner’s website. We are in the final steps and are very anxious and…

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Four Open-Source Accounting Software Packages for Small Businesses

Posted on January 21st, 2013 by Jake Neeley

QuickBooks is one of the world’s leading accounting packages and at times synonymous with small business.  However, it would be mistake to believe that this is the only option out there.  We found a few solutions, including some free ones, which you may find useful to manage the business hosted by Midphase.

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Three Ways to Invoice Your Clients Online

Posted on January 20th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Using cloud-based computing software to invoice clients makes it more convenient for freelancers and creative professionals to receive payments for orders and business transactions. Anyone who keeps track of the expenses and records, from purchase orders, invoices, hourly rates, etc., could benefit from using a simple cloud-based platform. Here are just three solutions that may…

10 Elements Included in the eBay Redesign

Posted on January 18th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

eBay, one of the world’s largest e-commerce sites, understands the importance its home page holds in the world’s pantheon of online retailers. In light of this, it set about recently giving its site a facelift, including new shopping pages equipped with “Feeds,” or a curated list of items in Pinterest-like aesthetics. “We’re delivering a cleaner,…

Two Open-Source Photo Editors for Startups

Posted on January 17th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Should users consider an open-source platform as an alternative to commercial software? With the commercial software, a single company develops the product, and sales fund its testing and development. Unlike open-source software, it’s developed collaboratively, supported by a team of volunteers, and allows anyone to distribute freely or improve the features. Plus, it’s totally free….

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