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Web Browser and Search Engine Tips

Website Address bar vs. Search Engine search bar.  For many people web browsers can be a challenge.  Yes, it’s true.

Some people are confused by the web site address when they have a specific url they have to enter to get to a specified page.  Often, they have the exact web site address, but put it in the search engine bar, and do a search for it.  When, since they have the actual url (or website address) , all they need to do it type it in the Web browser, address bar.

Below is a graphic and example if you are looking for a website address.  If you have the EXACT url or address, such as; ours below for our connect page.

http://northstatesolutions.com/connect/

You can type this in the Web Browser Address bar.  If you do not know the actual address, and need to find it, then you would type in the Search engine bar, the name, city, product, etc, in search of what you are looking for.

 

Address bar tool in search engine Google.
Address bar, and search bar.

 

 

False Repost about Fees in Facebook

This is what the text looks like as in below, all capitalized letters. Could be without caps also. This is warning people that Facebook would start charging users.

This is completely false. One of the major attractions of Facebook and most all social media, is the fact that it is free.

In addition, have you noticed advertising on Facebook? Facebook makes money in that way. They also partner with companies, sell Facebook users information, such as Likes and Activities. Then these companies, market products, according to the habits, and interests of the users within the Facebook platform.

FACEBOOK JUST RELEASED THEIR PRICE GRID FOR MEMBERSHIP. $9.99 PER MONTH FOR GOLD MEMBER SERVICES, $6.99 PER MONTH FOR SILVER MEMBER SERVICES $3.99 PER MONTH FOR BRONZE MEMBER SERVICES, FREE IF YOU COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE BEFORE MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. WHEN YOU SIGN ON TOMORROW MORNING YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR PAYMENT INFO…IT IS OFFICIAL IT WAS EVEN ON THE NEWS. FACEBOOK WILL START CHARGING DUE TO THE NEW PROFILE CHANGES. IF YOU COPY THIS ON YOUR WALL YOUR ICON WILL TURN BLUE AND FACEBOOK WILL BE FREE FOR YOU. PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE ON IF NOT YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE DELETED IF YOU DO NOT PAY

 

Word Press Getting Started and Changing the Permalinks.

When I first started using Word Press, I had a little help from someone. As I learned more on my own, and had more sites. There was one thing that I had wished I had learned early on. That is regarding changing the Permalink settings. This is under Settings when you are in the Dashboard in the admin panel of WP.

These are the defaul settings: ?p=123 is the post.
http://www.mywebsite.com/?p=123

When you are sending out links about your post that is what people will see. ?p=123.

That is probably not what you want. Instead, you can pick monthandname, or dayandname options, then it will give the name of the post, and also the month or day depending on what you choose. I like to choose the month and the name.

Here is a sample of what the post will look like then.

http://www.mywebsite.com/2011/08/sample-post/

This is much better for people to read your links and such.

The reason why this is so important to take of in the beginning is because when you start sending out links to your site, the links will be invalid, after you change the permalink settings later. So all those posts which posted on the default permalink settings, will later be invalid if you change it down the road FYI.

Virus Links in FaceBook via Instant Messaging (IM)

Recently a friend in FaceBook posted a warning about a virus link that she got via an Instant Message.  The IM was from a friend of hers in FaceBook.

In the IM was the message, “Is this you?”,  with a link to a video app.

Most likely there is not video of you, if you want to be notified of someone actually tagging you in a video, then go to

Account Settings.  Then the tab Notifications.  If you scroll down you will see video.  You can have notifications sent to your phone also.

In the Notifications Tab you can select all different sorts of actions which will notify you via your phone or via email.  Everything from wall comments, to photos, pages, events, notes, links, whatever you want to be notified of in FaceBook.

Good Luck and watch out for those tempting links via email, Facebook and other forms of social media.