AVG is a very good anti-virus program – every Windows user should have it! They also have come out with a way to make a bootable CD or USB stick so you can start an infected system and clean it up.
AVG Resecue CD
The best time to make the rescue device is before you need it, so don’t delay making your CD!
This site is rather interesting if you’re looking for a domain name made of a single word. If you are considering a .net address, I would suggest checking the .com version to make sure nothing bad is there, since your (potential) customers may mis-type the URL.
Last Words Left
Here’s a neat site where you can upload a PDF, then fill it in. I tried it out and it works great!
Fill any PDF
For your security, do not use this service for forms which ask for your credit card or other sensitive information.
Here’s a really neat resource for getting all kinds of useful information about your web site:
The Web Site Grader program will give suggestions for getting better results in the search engines. One of my favorites on this site is the Gobbledygook Grader… it tells you if you’re using outdated phrases or too much industry jargon on your pages. Neat!
As we move more of our stuff into the “cloud” of internet computers, we need a way to get a copy of the important stuff. Here’s an article which details different ways to get at your data.
Free Tools to Backup Your Online Accounts – from Lifehacker
As always, if you need any help with backup, contact us.
Today’s Lifehacker brought a very interesting tip. To stop sponsored ads from appearing alongside an email in gmail, simply include the following two sentences somewhere in your email:
I enjoy the massacre of ads. This sentence will slaughter ads without a messy bloodbath.
I just love Web Marketing Today for advice on all things SEO. This is an area where I only dabble… I know the basics and am trying to learn more about it so I can help our clients get better search engine rankings. Here’s a really good article about how to make the best description meta tags:
How to Get Compelling Descriptions into Your Search Results
If you’re using WordPress, you’ll want to get the All in One SEO plugin, which allows you to set meta tags for every page and post.
Here’s a really neat tool which will tell you all of the colors in a picture you upload, plus it will give suggestions on complimentary color palettes. It comes in handy when building a web site around a logo or picture.
You can email yourself (or your webmaster) the results, too!
Sometimes when you’re on the phone with support, they want to know things about your computer, like what operating system you’re using, or what browser. Here’s a site which can help you answer those questions with ease!
Simply visit the site and the answers will be revealed. It even has a nice feature to email the details!