Below is a listing of our top 10 tips for the popular social networking website Facebook.
Hide users, games, polls, etc.
It quickly gets annoying seeing some users posts, game invites, polls, etc. Hovering your mouse to the right of the post and clicking the Hide button as shown below can hide any post. Once this button is pressed you’ll be prompted with the option to hide that user or in the case of a Facebook application the option to hide that application from ever showing up on your profile.
To unhide someone or unblock an application click the Edit Options link in the bottom right corner of the news feed as shown below. Continue reading
Below is a list of our top ten Google tricks many people who use Google don’t know about.
Pull up the definition of the word by typing define followed by the word you want the definition for. For example, typing: define bravura would display the definition of that word.
Visit Google Local enter the area you want to search and the keyword of the place you want to find. For example, typing: restaurant at the above link would display local restaurants. Continue reading
You don’t need the http:// portion of a web page
When typing an Internet address you do not need to type http:// or even www. in the address. For example, if you wanted to visit Computer Hope you could just type computerhope.com and press enter. To make things even quicker, if you’re visiting a .com address you can type computerhope and then press Ctrl + Enter to type out the full http://www.computerhope.com address.
Quickly move between the fields of a web page
If you’re filling out an online form, e-mail, or other text field you can quickly move between each of the fields by pressing the Tab key or Shift + Tab to move back a field. For example, if you’re filling out your name and the next field is your e-mail address you can press the Tab key to switch to the e-mail field.
Tip: This tip also applies to the buttons, if you press tab and the web developer has designed correctly the button should be selected and will allow you to press the space bar or enter to push the button.
Tip: If you have a drop-down box that lists every country or every state you can click that box and then press the letter of the state or country you’re looking for. For example, is a drop-down box of States in the United States you could press u on the keyboard to quickly scroll to Utah. Continue reading
Most information is found on the Internet by utilizing search engines. A search engine is a web service that uses web robots to query millions of pages on the Internet and creates an index of thoseweb pages. Internet users can then use these services to find the information they’re looking for. When searching for information on the Internet keep the below things in mind.
Surround searches in quotes
If you are searching for multiple common words such as computer and help, it is a good idea to place quotes around the full search to get better results. For example, “computer help”. This trick can also be used in parts of your search query. For example, Microsoft “computer help”would search for anything containing ‘Microsoft’ and that also has “computer help” together. Finally, you can also do multiple words surrounded in quotes. For example, “Microsoft Windows” and “computer help” would refine your results even more.
Be aware of stop words
Many search engines will strip out common words they refer to as stop words for each search that is performed. For example, instead of searching for why does my computer not boot, the search engine would search for computer and boot. To help prevent these from being stripped surround the search with quotes.
Tip: If stop words are not important, don’t enter them into your search.
Familiarize yourself with Booleans
Many search engines allow Booleans, which can prevent results you many not want from being displayed. Although common Booleans include “and”, “or”, and “not” most search engines have replaced these keywords with symbols. For example, if you were wanting to find computer help but didn’t want to return any results for Linux computer help you’d type computer help -linuxthe -linux indicates to exclude any results containing the word Linux. Continue reading
There are several lists with “ways to make money with a website” on the Internet, but none of them seem to be complete. That is why I decided to create this one. If you know a method that is not listed below, just let us know and we’ll update it.
Notice that ways to make money with a website are different from ways to make more money from it. Methods to increase your traffic or click-through rate will help you make more money, but they do not represent a method of making money per se. Continue reading