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TIP#19 -- Web Site Ranking!
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Using Google to search for your web site can be a disappointing experience.
When entering into Google an import keyword, your site appears at the bottom of
the list or worse, does not appear at all.
End users complain about being able to find your site or your site is very
Running as a non-administrator removes all possibility of seriously infecting
a machine - follow these simple steps.
Avoid getting spyware and viruses via email by better understanding emails.
Out-of-the-box, your wireless router leaves your home open to computer attack
As shipped, every Windows machine contains a very powerful ID: Administrator.
This technical note describes renaming the ID, greatly reducing the system's
Windows comes free of charge with a built-in firewall. This technical note
shows how to enable the firewall.
Purchasing an upgraded desktop, laptop, or upgraded hard drive are usually
great experiences—now your new machine will run much faster than before—but
The most used browser is Microsoft's Internet Explorer. IE (Internet
Explorer) has the ability to be extensively customized. Unfortunately, adware,
viruses and advertising monitor software have also used the same customization
hooks to imbed themselves into the browser.
Once a hard drive fails, all of your data is lost - follow these tips to try
to get the data back.
By manually managing Windows, memory performance can be greatly increased.
As Windows starts, you either see the black selection screen (nothing) or
worse, the Blue Screen of Death - a blue screen with a technical failure
message. Neither of these screens is a good sign.
A newly installed software program causes more problems than it is worth. An
incorrect program installation or poorly written program can cause lock-ups,
malfunctions or crashes.
After installation or upgrade, when opening a file, the wrong program
appears. This happens because the newly installed or upgraded program has
redirected the file assigned program. This technical note will guide you in
selecting which program opens for a specific file or file type.
A little maintenance goes a long way to preserve your computer data. Follow
this technical note to protect your hard drive.
Over time, because of file fragmentation, a computer's speed will slow down.
Following this tip will return the hard drive to its normal speed.
Windows, as shipped, balances performance and graphics wizardry. By reducing
the graphics wizardry, system performance can increase by 15%.
Temporary files are created by applications, but most are not deleted. This
technical note shows how to safely delete the files and recover your disk space.
Microsoft sometimes releases daily operating system updates. Keeping a
computer up to date can be very time consuming and frustrating.
Edited Outlook attached documents disappear and are lost. The disappearing
documents were originally received as attachments in Outlook and then edited in
As additional programs are installed or upgraded, the computer boot time
Follow these simple tips to avoid your email being classified as spam.