7 Tips to Help You Navigate the Online World

Starting an online business can be a daunting prospect, but it helps to develop a few skills that will help you navigate the online world. Explore the following tips to help make your online life a lot easier:

01. Use CTRL & TAB to switch between applications

Most of us have more than one application open at the one time. Use CTRL & TAB (CMD & TAB on Mac) to cycle quickly between applications.

02. Use CTRL & F to search web pages

You may already use CTRL & F (CMD & F on Mac) to search a Word Document for a particular word or phrase, but you can also use it to search a web page. Just hit CTRL & F and a small search box appears in the top right corner of your browser. Enter the word or phrase you’re looking for, and use the arrows or CRTL & G to cycle through all instances on the web page.

03. Do not open too many browser tabs

Having too many browser tabs open consumes memory and slows down your computer. Symptoms of Too Many Tabs Syndrome (TMTS) include procrastination, distraction and lack of focus. It’s not just the computer that’s overwhelmed, but you.

04. Don’t ever, ever, ever use Internet Explorer

You may be using a PC or laptop that has Internet Explorer installed – uninstall it. It’s older than the White Walkers and just as evil. Always use Google Chrome or Safari.

05. Use the 20-20-20 Rule

Spending too long staring at a screen is not only bad for your eyes, but can tire you mentally. Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break, and focus your eyes on something 20 feet away. Basically, every 20 minutes look out the window at a nice tree for 20 seconds.

06. Once you stop understanding, stop reading

You find an article that has an excellent introduction to something you’re researching – but as you read on it begins to get bogged down in technical jargon. You will always find a better explanation, and the website where you find the better explanation is the one you’ll return to again.

07. Use the current year when searching on Google

For example: enter ‘SEO Tips’ in Google and the results on the first page show links going back to 2008. However, enter ‘SEO Tips 2017’ and only the latest and most relevant results will display.

 

Tip 7 is just one of many Google Search Skills you can use for finding the right information online in the shortest possible time. Check out our blog post on 10 Tips for Your Google Toolkit

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