3 Ways to Fix Errors on Your PC Without Being a Computer Geek

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To fix errors on your Windows PC, there are 3 things which almost anyone can do:

1) Re-install / remove troublesome programs

Most of the time, single programs cause annoying errors or even fatal errors….

There have been instances of just starting a program resulting in Windows restarting, and it’s almost always down to a corruption somewhere in the program. This means that the program has either got a corrupt file or something else is wrong. To fix this, you can try re-installing the program in question. This will erase all the old data connected with the program and will put fresh new files in their place.

To do this, you just need to either put the installation CD into your hard drive or open “Setup.exe” again and then select “re-install”. If you can’t see the re-install option, you should uninstall the program and then install it again.

Please be warned that doing this WILL erase that program’s data from your computer, so make sure that you’ve got a backup before proceeding.

2) Perform a system restore

If you’re using Windows XP or Vista, you can actually use a feature called a “System Restore”. This is an inbuilt function in the later versions of Windows and is essentially a “backup facility” for your computer.

To use it, you just need to click on the START BUTTON > ALL PROGRAMS > ACCESSORIES > SYSTEM TOOLS > SYSTEM RESTORE

In there, you can select a date to restore your computer to, allowing you turn back the clock and restore the exact settings and environment your computer had at an earlier time. This is great because if you recently started seeing an error, you can get rid of it by performing one of these restore procedures.

3) Use An Error Fix Program to Get Rid Of Errors

If those other two methods don’t work, there’s always an “error fix” program to help solve your problems. This type of program has been designed to target all the “error hot spots” on your computer and fix them automatically.

It might sound a little strange that a software application can fix your computer’s errors for you but it does work…. and it works well because most computers have a central batch of errors which develop over time. These programs have been programmed to find ALL these errors and correct them accordingly.…

Are the Images on Your Website STOLEN?

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Website owners through the Internet do it, regardless of whether they're running business websites or personal websites or blogs; and many of them do it without knowing the legal implications. I'm talking about the usage of images on your website: more accurately, the use of copyrighted images on your website.

Searching for images online has become increasingly easy as search engines like Google improve their technology and devise tools that not only make it easier but also encourage the search for images. Similarly, social bookmarking websites across the entire Internet thrive on tagging and bookmarking images. There's nothing inherently 'bad' or 'evil' about this practice: it's simply what most Internet users want and like to share with each other.

Where 'the line' becomes a little blurry however, is in how Internet users choose to use the images they search for. On the one hand, technology has made acquiring images through search extremely easy, and on the other, Internet 'culture' and current trends are driving the social media arena to consume images and video almost as a necessity or a key part of participating in the discussion. Thus creating content for the consumers requires, almost by default – or at least a strategy to meet the audience's expectation – to involve images as well as text. And the acquisition of images, easy as it is, becomes a case of searching, downloading and re-using or repurposing other peoples' images for your own (or as you own!) Content.

This is where we enter into legal issues, because most images online are the property or their owners, either by license or by right. This fact seems to be largely ignored by Internet users, and its debatable whether this is a question of ignorance or lack of knowledge on the subject, or arrogance.

Business owners who delegate the running of their company websites to others can sometimes be oblivious to the production of the content in their own websites, including the use of images and their source. Unfortunately this is not something that the law takes into consideration in favor of the ignorant. If you're using images on your website without the permission or the legal rights to use them, then you're breaking the law.

Although nobody is exempt from this rule, when it comes to business websites, a lot of reputation damage can take place through using images unlawfully. The potential costs and ramifications far outweigh doing things the right way and taking the extra time to acquire the images legally.

What to do if you think you're using image illegally on your website:

If you manage your own website then you should have first-hand knowledge of how the images you use were acquainted. If someone else runs your website then it's your responsibility to make them aware that every single image on your website must be owned: either you bought the image or the rights to use it, or you took the original photograph. If this is not the case, it is in …

Dominating the Search Engines With the Help of Search Engine Optimization

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To reach the top of major search engines, like Google, you'll need to focus on both on-page optimization and off-page optimization. These strategies ensure that your web pages are properly coded and that many third party websites are linking in. Make sure to develop your web pages with proper search engine optimization techniques. Once you've done so, focus on building links to your website. Links should be formatted properly and generated from high ranking websites (Google PR).

1. Begin with properly formatted Meta Tags. The meta tags, including your title tag, description tag, and keywords tag, are important for classifying your web page and communicating to the major search engines the content of your page. Although meta tags are not as important as they once were, they are used for many purposes including how your listing appears in search engine results lists.

2. Focus on keyword density. Are you trying to optimize for a particular keyword or keyword phrase? Keyword density is the concentration (as a percentage) of your keyword phrase on a particular web page. Keyword density should range between 2 and 8%. To determine your keyword density on a given page, divide the number of times your keyword appears by the total word count of the page.

3. Use proper page formatting. Search engines love to see emphasis. You can identify your keywords with specialized tags such as title tags (h1, h2, etc.) and properly formatted text. Be sure to bold, italicize, and underline your keywords at least once on the page you are trying to optimize.

4. Generate links to your website through article marketing and link building activities. Submit original content to article directories and authoritative sites in order to generate back links. When a third party website links to your site, search engines take notice – improving your overall search result placements. Build as many back links as you can.

5. Obtain listings in Web directories. Large directories like the Yahoo! Directory, DMOZ and others are important to improving your overall search results. Many websites use these directories to display websites when users search on a particular term. If you're not included in the directory, your website may never appear as a search result option.

6. Use social bookmarks to generate inbound links. By bookmarking your website or webpage on popular social bookmarking sites, such as Reddit, Digg, or Del.icio.us, web browsers are pointed to your website and valuable links are created. This strategy is essential for making users aware of your content and generating interest. Many sites will provide links to valuable content.

7. Be persistent. By applying search engine optimization techniques on a regular basis, you're sure to improve your Google placements. The key however is to remain vigilant and continuously apply seo even when you've achieved a number one ranking. Do so ensures that you will remain in the top position.

These strategies are important for anyone interested in improving search results for their website. Begin any search engine optimization effort with …