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Searching with Head Tags

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Searching with Head Tags

Need a little help getting your Web site noticed? If so, try these tips!

Search engine traffic is the best traffic a Web site can get and obviously, the higher your site is in the search engine listings, the more visitors your Web site will get. Most people will perform a search and then click the very top result. This means, if you are at the… Continue reading

Set Your AOL Homepage

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Set Your AOL Homepage

Here’s one for all you AOL users out there!

For the longest time, I thought it was impossible to have a homepage for my AOL. I thought the AOL Welcome window was all the homepage I could ever get. I mean, it’s always there and it seems hard to get rid of. Did you think the same thing? Well, I’m here to tell you that’s not… Continue reading

Optimizing Week, Day 5 – Ebay and Amazon

Alright, let’s end this Optimizing Week with a bang! Ebay is arguably the most popular online shopping service on the Internet these days and today, I’ll be showing you how you can jazz up Ebay, along with another great shopping Web site: Amazon.com.

Ebay Companion – We’re kicking off today with the ultimate Ebay/Firefox add on! It’s called the Firefox Companion… Continue reading

Optimizing Week, Day 4 – Wikipedia

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Optimizing Week, Day 4 – Wikipedia

First of all, Wikipedia is one of the best research utilities on the Web today. I use it all the time and I’m sure you do too! Well, today, I’ll be showing you how you can make this Web site even better. When you’re ready, let’s go!

History – If you’re often researching something on Wikipedia and browsing through several articles at once… Continue reading

Optimizing Week, Day 3 – Digg

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Optimizing Week, Day 3 – Digg

Do you Digg? No, I’m not talking about digging holes in your backyard! I mean, do you ever use the social bookmarking site of digg.com? Well, if not, it’s a Web site anybody can use to share what they found on the Internet with the whole world. Also, with Digg, if you like a page someone else has found, you can… Continue reading

Optimizing Week, Day 2 – MySpace

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Optimizing Week, Day 2 – MySpace

If you didn’t know already, MySpace is the number one social networking Web site in the country. Millions of people visit it everyday. So, if you have a MySpace account and you want to get the most out of it, just check out these simple tips!

Ad Killer – We’re going to start with fixing one of the most prevalent problems on MySpace… Continue reading

Optimizing Week, Day 1 – YouTube

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

Optimizing Week, Day 1 – YouTube

Hey everyone! I have some great news for you today. All this week, I will be showing you ways you can make your favorite Web sites even better. That’s right! We’ll be using Firefox and Greasemonkey to customize sites like MySpace, digg, YouTube, Wikipedia and Ebay. We’re kicking off the week with YouTube, so let’s get down to business!

YouTube… Continue reading

MySpace Music

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

MySpace Music

Are you among the many who have a MySpace profile? I know there has been a lot of controversy over the popular social networking Web site since it first started, but it really is a great way to keep in touch with long lost friends or distant family members. At least that’s what I use it for and I absolutely love it. I’ve been able to… Continue reading

SeaMonkey Update

Friday, July 27th, 2007

SeaMonkey Update

Are you an avid SeaMonkey user? If so, I’ve got some great news for you today! On July 19, 2007, SeaMonkey version 1.1.3 was released and it is now available for download. Now, if you know anything about new releases by now, you know that they always come with new features. And well, SeaMonkey is no exception. They have jam packed this new version with everything they could… Continue reading

A Better Tabbed Browsing Experience

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Q:
I like to use Firefox as my main Web browser, but sometimes the tabbed browsing confuses me a little bit. Is there anything you can tell me that will help me get the most out of tabbed browsing? I just feel like I’m missing out on something. Please help!

A:
Sure, that’s no problem! Yes, the tabbed browsing feature that first came out in Firefox several years… Continue reading

Opera 9.22 Released

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Opera 9.22 Released

Well, last week, I told you about an upgrade for Firefox and today, I’ve got good news for all you Opera users out there! That’s right, Opera version 9.22 was just recently released and it is now available to download for anyone who is interested. As with any upgrade, there have been several changes made since the 9.21 version. Let’s check out some of those right now… Continue reading

Firefox 2.0.0.5

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Firefox 2.0.0.5

I know what you’re probably thinking. Another new version of Firefox! How can that be? Yes, it has only been a couple months since the last version (2.0.0.4) came out, but it just goes to show that Mozilla doesn’t like to waste any time. So, here are the details. Firefox 2.0.0.5 was released on July 17, 2007 and it is now available to download for any of you… Continue reading

iGoogle

Friday, July 20th, 2007

iGoogle

Welcome to the wonderful world of iGoogle. Let’s check it out!

iGoogle is Google’s attempt at producing a customizable homepage where you can add widgets (similar to little programs or Web sites) to a page, change the way it looks and make it exactly how you want it to be. Basically, it is a page where you can check on certain content, such as your e-mails, appointments, the latest… Continue reading

Lost Toolbars

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Lost Toolbars

Are you one of the many who have a toolbar installed on your computer along with your Web browser? For example, along with my Internet Explorer browser, I always use the Google toolbar. Maybe you do the same or perhaps you use another toolbar, such as the versions from Yahoo! or AOL. Either way, if you’re like me, you probably use those toolbars on a very regular basis… Continue reading

Slingbox

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Q:
Do you happen to know anything about Slingbox? I’ve seen it mentioned in a few articles I’ve read online and it sounds pretty neat, but I don’t fully understand what it is. Please inform us!

A:
Ah, I’m so glad you asked this question! Slingbox is one of the newest and coolest features to hit the Internet in a long time. I mean, of course, the Internet… Continue reading

Google Image Recognition

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Google Image Recognition

Hello everyone! Here’s a tip I know you’re going to love. We here at WorldStart recently talked about a filter in the Google Images search (you can read that article here) that allows you to view pictures with faces only. I thought that was pretty useful, didn’t you?! But, after thinking about it for awhile, I concluded that it’s rather annoying to have to type… Continue reading

An Update on Trillian

Friday, June 29th, 2007

An Update on Trillian

Do you use one or more instant messenger services? Maybe you have friends on AIM or MSN and others on Yahoo! and even more on ICQ.

Whatever your case may be, isn’t it a pain to have to connect each of them, log on and then keep an eye on all of them at the same time? I think it is!

Wouldn’t it be nice if… Continue reading

Google Calendar Updates

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Google Calendar Updates

In case you haven’t already guessed it from the title, yes, Google has added yet another couple new features to its Google Calendar application. And I’m so excited to tell you all about it today! So, what are they? Well, one deals with event reminders and the other has to do with accessing your calendar from your mobile phone. Sounds cool, huh?! Now, you do need to… Continue reading

Sputtr

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Sputtr

It’s true, we’ve talked about quite a few search engines here at WorldStart before, but this new one, Sputtr, definitely takes the cake. In all actuality, Sputtr isn’t even a search engine itself. But, it’s better than your favorites (like Google, YouTube, MySpace, etc.) and that’s because it allows you to search all of them (and more) from one convenient location!

Sputtr has a very cool and sleek… Continue reading

Google’s Image Search

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Google’s Image Search

Recently, the world’s most popular search engine, Google, made a slight, but innovative change to its image search method. Now, as we all know, the Google image search is a great way to find images of virtually anything, whether it’s a snowstorm in Alaska or the picture of your favorite singer. However, a lot of times when you search for a person, you are presented with a… Continue reading

Safari in Firefox

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Q:
I read your article last week about the Safari Web browser now being available for Windows. I looked a little more into it and I like what Safari does, but I really don’t want to stop using Firefox. Is there any way I can get some of Safari’s features in Firefox? Please let me know!

A:
That’s an excellent question! And to be honest, at first, I… Continue reading

E-cards

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

E-cards

Boy, do I have something special to share with you today! This is something everyone can do for either a purpose or for pleasure. There are probably some people you know who have anniversaries, etc. coming up and you are probably going to be in the mood to give or send them a card. Right?! Or, maybe you just want to send someone very special a card just for… Continue reading

Firefox 3

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Firefox 3

Wait! I know what you’re probably thinking. Mozilla just came out with version 2 of Firefox, so how could a third one be on the way already? While it does seem impossible, it’s not! I guess that’s just how the world of Web browsers works these days. There’s always something new coming around for all of us users to try. So, yes, it is true that a Firefox… Continue reading

A Firefox Auto-Reload

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Do you ever watch an item on auction sites, such as WorldStart or Ebay, and wait until it gets down to only minutes left to decide if you want to bid or not? Or how about any Web site in which you tend to hit the Refresh button every couple of minutes so you can see the updated page? After awhile, on auction sites especially

Safari For Windows

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Safari For Windows

If you’re a Mac user, you’ve probably used their Safari Web browser before, right? I mean, it is one of the best for those kinds of computers, so why wouldn’t you? But what if you’re a Windows user? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have the chance to experience Safari too? Well, if that’s what you’ve been waiting on, you don’t have to wait any longer… Continue reading

Let’s Digg!

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Let’s Digg!

In case you don’t already know, Digg is a community Web site where users can submit news items from Web sites, blogs, etc. (You can read more about it here). If you’re an avid blogger or if you have your own Web site, Digg is the perfect solution for adding hits to both of those. This article will help you achieve that by helping you add… Continue reading

Mahalo

Friday, June 15th, 2007

Mahalo

In the already crowded world of search engines, there is yet another new entry that goes by the name of Mahalo. Now, I wouldn’t bother you with yet another article about search engines if it wasn’t for the divine human intervention! Before you get confused about the human intervention bit, allow me to explain. Mahalo is a new search engine that uses extensive human resources to sort through the… Continue reading

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