Simple Tasks to Boost PC Performance

Written by Willie Long

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Update and Run Your Virus Scan Software

Make sure you have virus scan software on your computer. If you don't, McAfee offers a free program you can use overrepparttar net. Visit and click "Home and Home Office". If you already have virus scanning software, update it, and run a full check periodically.

Run Scandisk

Double-click your My Computer icon onrepparttar 150335 desktop. From their, right click your hard drive(c: isrepparttar 150336 default), select Properties, then selectrepparttar 150337 Tool tab. Now you need to select Check Now inrepparttar 150338 error checking section. Once you click "Check Now" a small window will pop-up. Checkrepparttar 150339 "Automatically fixrepparttar 150340 system errors" box and hitrepparttar 150341 Start button. Followrepparttar 150342 instructions your system gives you from this point.

Run Disk Defragmenter

This is by farrepparttar 150343 longest step in this article. I suggest you perform this procedure last. It may be best for you to let this program run overnight or while you are at work. Over time,repparttar 150344 information on your hard drive may become fragmented. Imagine being assigned a file clerk position at your job. Would it be faster and easier ifrepparttar 150345 files you need to sort/retrieve are all in one location and alphabetized? Or, would it be easier for you to randomly look forrepparttar 150346 files all overrepparttar 150347 office?

Sometimes your computer needs to "look for files all overrepparttar 150348 office". Defragmenting your hard drive will correct this problem. To run this program, double click My Computer, and right click your hard drive (c: isrepparttar 150349 default) and select Properties. Fromrepparttar 150350 Properties window, selectrepparttar 150351 Tools tab and click Defragment Now. You can also clickrepparttar 150352 Start Button- Programs- Accessories- System Tools. Make sure you run ScanDisk before you run Disk Defragmenter.

There may be errors on your hard drive that need to be fixed before you defragment. I would hate for you to run this program, head to work, and find outrepparttar 150353 program stopped on its own once you get home.

These are just a few things that you can do to boost your PC performance. If you would like further tips and tricks, visit

Willie Long is the webmaster at He has 8+ years experience working in the Information Technology field.

Five Ways To Win The Favor Of Search Engines

Written by Sean Felker

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When writingrepparttar content for your website, put yourself in other peopleís shoes. The people who will be your target audience or market. Knowrepparttar 150231 possible questions they might have about your topic, and give answers to them in your site.

3. Learn fromrepparttar 150232 best

Take time to browse and read sites that get lots of visitors and haverepparttar 150233 same topic as yours.

Take note of any recurring phrases in these sitesí text. These phrases are most likely keywords. Incorporate them in your own siteís content.

Donít saturate your site with keywords, though. You donít want to sound redundant to your site visitor. A 3% density level would be enough.

In searching forrepparttar 150234 right keywords, use Overtureís services. It may take quite some time, as it is more of a trial-and-error method, butrepparttar 150235 results are conclusive, and a pattern can easily be observed.

4. SubmitÖand re-submit

You will never get a certain job if you donít send in your application for it. The same thing applies to SEO.

If you want your site to be recognized by search engines, then go out of your way to register your site with them.

After a couple of weeks, search for your site by putting inrepparttar 150236 keywords you used in your content. If your site is still not coming up inrepparttar 150237 search results.

Do not give up, and just re-register and resubmit your site. Itís possible that your initial registration was discarded without being processed.

This usually happens because a lot of submissions are being done everyday.

5. Constantly update your site

This canít be stressed enough. Search engine spiders love sites which constantly change their content.

You canít build your site and expect it to last forever without any updates. There will come a time when those search engine spiders would stop fetching your site for query requests.

Hereís a tip: integrate a blog program in your site. Blogs have a user-friendly interface that allows easy updates.

Sean Felker is the publisher of the very successful and popular Work at Home and Making Money on the Internet blog:

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