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Blog Traffic

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Blog Traffic

It seems that everyone and their brother have a blog nowadays. No matter how shy anyone might be, they want everyone to come and read their blogs. If you are an experienced blogger, you know that there’s simply nothing more tragic than building up a nice blog, full of interesting content and getting no or very little visitors. After all, wouldn’t you like at least 100 comments to… Continue reading

Session Expired

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Q:
Sometimes when I try to log in to some of my favorite Web sites, I get a “Session Expired” error message. What does this mean?

A:
That’s an excellent question. The “Session Expired” or the “Session Has Expired” error messages have been around for quite some time. They happen to come along whenever you’re visiting a Web site that is maintained mostly by a database, requires login… Continue reading

SearchMash

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

SearchMash

Google is passé. Yes, you heard me right. The day of the Google search engine is nearly over. Says who, you may ask? Well, it wasn’t me, but it was actually Google themselves. Yes, that’s right. Unknown to most of us, Google for some time now has been trying out a new format for their next generation search engine. No, it’s no longer Google. For whatever reasons, they have… Continue reading

IE Menus

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Q:
Whenever I open a menu when I’m using Internet Explorer, they open sort of in an odd manner. Is there any way I can change that?

A:
You’re in luck! There sure is a way to do this, so allow me to explain.

When you click any menu in Internet Explorer, you will notice that it opens with a fade effect. This feature for opening all the… Continue reading

Copying the Links

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Have you ever visited a Web site that you just loved and you knew you had to share it with someone else? Maybe the site had an awesome picture on it or maybe even a video you wanted to share. Either way, how can you manage it so your friend can see the site? Well, there’s a couple of things you can do and they’re both so easy!… Continue reading

Google Answers Stops

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Q:
I enjoyed using Google Answers, but now the site says it’s retired and is no longer accepting any questions. Do you know what happened? I’m very interested to find out.

A:
Yes, it’s true. Google Answers has decided to close up their answering shop once and for all. Google made the announcement just recently, which left several users disappointed and a little confused as to why they… Continue reading

Live Search Books

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Q:
Now that you’ve told us about the Google Book Search, please inform us about Microsoft’s version of a book search. I’m very intrigued to learn more about it.

A:
Wow, you all know a good thing when you hear about it, don’t you?! It was just yesterday that I mentioned something about Microsoft’s new book search and I already had several questions about it from all of… Continue reading

Google Book Search

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Q:
What can you tell me about the Google Book Search? I’m interested in learning more about it.

A:
This topic is perfect for any of you who like to read. If you enjoy reading as one of your main hobbies, you will be so excited by the time you finish this tip. The Google Book Search is one of the coolest features on the Internet today. With… Continue reading

Another Side of IE 7

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Another Side of IE 7

WorldStart has already written a number of articles about Microsoft’s new Web browser of Internet Explorer 7 and I would endorse their views that it is worth taking a look at. It demonstrates a lot of new features (including that of tabbed browsing, which was so sadly lacking in earlier versions) and it has addressed the growing security concerns over its predecessors.

But, have you… Continue reading

Clusty

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Q:
Do you know anything about the new search engine called Clusty? If so, please fill me in!

A:
Well, to be honest with you, I didn’t know a whole lot until you asked me about it. Once you did, I was intrigued and figured I should check it out. So, I did and let me tell you, I was very impressed! I’m a Google kind of gal… Continue reading

Cancel MySpace

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Cancel MySpace

With MySpace, you either have a love/hate, a love/love or a hate/hate relationship with it. So, for all you out there who love it, I’ll just leave you be, but for all of you who hate it, this one’s for you! If you have a profile set up on MySpace and you want to remove it, you can easily do it in just a few steps.

Start by… Continue reading

Secrets of IE 7

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Secrets of IE 7

Are you one of the many who downloaded the new Internet Explorer 7? If so, you might be having some trouble figuring out certain things within the new browser. There hasn’t been a whole lot of help in that aspect, so that’s what I’m here to do today! Also, since we’ve already talked about some of the new security features in IE 7, I thought it… Continue reading

IE 7 Security

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Q:
I downloaded the new Internet Explorer 7, but I’m having trouble recognizing if I’m on a secure site or not when I surf the Web. Did they change something?

A:
They sure did. This may be one topic, among all the others, that wasn’t explained very well when the new Internet Explorer was fully released. Yes, we all heard about how it was going to make us… Continue reading

Google Pack

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Q:
Can you give me any information about the Google Pack?

A:
I sure can! This is actually pretty cool, so I’m really glad you asked about it. If you’re an avid Google user, you’ll definitely want to check this one out. Basically, the Google Pack is a collection of essential Google software that you can download for absolutely no cost. It’s a compilation of the software that… Continue reading

Safe Search for Kids

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Safe Search for Kids

Although most search engines are really efficient at what they do, most of us have probably still noticed offensive links mixed among the search results. As adults, most of us know what links to click on and what to skip over. However, when you are sharing a computer with children, it surely pays off to take as many preventive measures as you can. Today, I am… Continue reading

Is It Secure?

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Is It Secure?

When you’re browsing through different Web sites, do you ever notice that some URLs have the http:// beginning, while others have an https:// start to them? (If you’re not even sure what I changed there, I added an “s” to the second example). So, what is the difference between having an “s” and not having one? Well, let’s find out!

The “https” prefix indicates that you are… Continue reading

Click to Activate

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

Click to Activate

I’m sure most of you have run into this little predicament before, but just in case you haven’t or if you’re not sure what to do when it does happen, this tip should help. If a Web site you’re trying to look at has some sort of flash animation included with it, you might receive a pop up message that says something like “Click to activate and

Pay Per Click Providers

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Pay Per Click Providers

As some of you may recall, I wrote an article about a month ago about the essentials of pay per click (PPC) advertising. While the article was probably educational to a great many of you, I thought it was important to elaborate on the examples of the “small” pay per click providers that I mentioned as alternatives to Yahoo! and Google’s PPC programs. Upon… Continue reading

MySpace Attacks

Friday, November 17th, 2006

MySpace Attacks

Now, I already know that many of you think of MySpace as only a joke, but on the other hand, I think several of you use it to keep in touch with your friends and families. Whichever group you fall into, this tip is good to know. Recently, MySpace has been getting hit with a lot of virus and malware material. Basically, they have been hacked… Continue reading

RetailMeNot

Friday, November 17th, 2006

RetailMeNot

I always love to introduce new and exciting Web sites to all you folks who read WorldStart’s newsletter regularly and for this purpose, I continuously scan the Internet one Web site at a time for something useful. But this time, I found a real steal for you! This is especially useful if you shop around a lot on the Internet.

When you shop online, have you ever noticed that… Continue reading

Google Earth Update

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Google Earth Update

Yes, that’s right. There is yet another update to the Google Earth mania. This one is the fourth update to the beta program and is called Google Earth Release 4 – Beta. This update was announced at the beginning of November, so I am little late on this one, but I guess it’s better late than never, right?! So, what’s new with GE? Let’s check… Continue reading

Control Click It

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Control Click It

We all know that pop ups are bad and to help our computers combat against them, most of us have pop up blockers installed on our PCs, right? I know I do! I don’t like to waste my time with those things! But, on the other hand, has a pop up ever prevented you from clicking on a link that you wanted to check out? This has… Continue reading

Search Engine Resources

Friday, November 17th, 2006

Search Engine Resources

So, we all use search engines pretty much on a daily basis, don’t we? Whether it’s Google, Yahoo, Dogpile or whichever one you like the best, we always put them to good use. We expect them to get us the information we need, but have you ever thought about how all of those search engines get their information? Who provides the search results we rely on so… Continue reading

IE 7 vs. FF 2

Friday, November 10th, 2006

IE 7 vs. FF 2

Are you ready for this?! I have been getting several e-mails lately about which browser is better: Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2. Well, I do have some thoughts on this very topic and I’ve been waiting to let them all loose, so I guess now is my time! Before I continue on though, I just want you all to know that this is an… Continue reading

Stop the Animation

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Q:
Some of the Web sites I visit always have some sort of animation going on. Whether it be a scrolling marquee or a picture, it’s pretty distracting. Is there any way I can turn those off?

A:
As a matter of fact, there is! And what’s even better? It’s so very simple to do. Okay, so here’s the deal. You go to one of your favorite Web… Continue reading

IE 7 Requirements

Monday, November 6th, 2006

IE 7 Requirements

So, we’ve been talking about Internet Explorer 7 for quite a few days now and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you might be living under a rock. Along with everything that we’ve already told you, I believe we may have forgotten one of the most important parts: the system requirements for IE 7. If you’re been wondering about that, read on!

First, to be… Continue reading

IE 7 Features

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Q:
I’ve been debating on whether or not to download the new Internet Explorer 7, but I’m just not sure if I want to yet. Can you tell me a little more about the features it offers?

A:
Well, it’s a good thing you asked this now, because I just found out some very interesting news today. According to an article released by The Washington Post, Microsoft is… Continue reading

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