Simple Tasks to Boost PC Performance

Written by Willie Long

Many people wonder why their computer seems to get slower and slower as time passes. Just like a car, a computer needs routine maintenance to continue running properly. Here are several steps to get your system back in order.

Check Your Hard Drive for free space

If you are running out of storage space, your computer will definitely slow down. You can simply double click My Computer, right click your hard drive, and select properties to view your used space and free space. If you are running low on space, now isrepparttar time to delete any old programs you no longer need.

Uninstall Old Programs

Click your start button, then head to Control Panel- Add/Remove Programs. Here you will see a list of programs that are installed on your machine. Read throughrepparttar 150335 list and uninstall any programs you no longer need. If you aren't sure what something is, it is best to leave it for now. You can use an internet search engine to find out about it later.

Clean Out your Web Browser's Cache

Many people fail to realize their browser usually keeps a record ofrepparttar 150336 sites that they visit daily. You may want to get rid of this for several reasons. Forrepparttar 150337 purpose of this article, we want to get rid of allrepparttar 150338 temporary files, history and cookies. You need to know beforehand that a full clean-up may get rid of some of your saved usernames for specific sites. Internet Explorer users should click, Tools, Internet Options, andrepparttar 150339 General Tab(Default). Here you can delete your cookies, delete your temporary files, and clear your history.

Scan your computer for Spyware and Adware

This is by farrepparttar 150340 most common problem I encounter. If you constantly get pop-up windows from sites you have never visited, you may be infected. Spyware and Adware are programs installed on your computer that trackrepparttar 150341 sites you visit and send you unsolicited ads related to your frequently visited sites. You should download two programs to remove these programs; Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware. You can find both of these programs by visiting and searching for their names. After downloading and installingrepparttar 150342 programs, make sure you run them. You may be surprised by what is installed on your computer without your consent.

Five Ways To Win The Favor Of Search Engines

Written by Sean Felker

Youíve got a cool new website with allrepparttar works: cool Flash presentations, eye-catching colors, informative text, easy-to-use layout, and an interesting topic. You think your site is amazing, and you know that others will agree with you. If only they know it exists.

How do you make your website known? How do you make yours stand out among millions of others? You can spend lots of money on advertisement, but that will not work if you donít haverepparttar 150231 money to spare on advertising. So what do you do? Make search engines work for you, thatís what!

Google, Yahoo, MSN, Lycos, Altavista - you want to be atrepparttar 150232 top of their results list. The higher your site is in a search results page,repparttar 150233 better chances that it will be visited. The science behind making your site a popular search result is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Donít worry, though - even if SEO is referred to as a science, it is not all that complicated. You just need to take note of a few things, and before you know it, your site will have more visitors than you could ever dream of.

Here are five tips to ensure that your site would be a favorite of search engines all aroundrepparttar 150234 cyber world.

1. Give importance to substance over appearance.

Do you want to share your knowledge on a subject that you have authority on? Do you want to sell products? Do you want to build an online shrine for your favorite actress? Whatever topic you have chosen for your website, make sure that you are able to give useful information on it.

Search engines work by scanning sites for keywords. They search text and completely ignore everything else. So if you have made your site rich in colors, donít forget to make it rich in content as well.

After all, a beautiful layout can make people look, but relevant content is what will make them stay. Remember, in this day and age: content is king!

2. Know your topic well

If you know much about your topic, you will know what people usually ask about it. What they ask aboutrepparttar 150235 subject. This is what they will type inrepparttar 150236 search bar.

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