This is my site for links to Genuine Free Stuff as well as some useful advice. I use most of these programs regularly. It's good gear. It's all worth having.

** April 2014. Major revamp and update for relevance happening, especially now that support for Windows XP has ended, and now that we all are addicted to our Android phones. A lot of old stuff is going.

This post in particular started this whole website...

I have been building and using computers since about the Ice Age, from DOS 3 through to Windows 7.
I have been mucking about with mobile phones for quite some time, using Symbian S60 and then Android.

Press F8 at boot to start in safe mode - Windows XP and 7
To see the details of you computer, download, install and run 'Speccy' - shows Operating System, Firewall, Anti-virus and hardware.
If you think you have a virus, start here 'Free Online Virus Scan'. Try any or all, and be patient.

March 8, 2014

Website ranking, search analytics and traffic metrics. Alexa. Woorank. feedthebot

Here's a couple of websites and tools you should know about if you have your own Blog or Website.  

 AddThis - share buttons and website tools
AddThis offers you website tools, advertising solutions and massive data.


Link for their top 500 websites

"Genuine Free Stuff Links" ranks about 11,500,000. Sigh, it's long hard road.


For example, here's the Woorank for Genuine Free Stuff Links.

Overall I score 46/100. Not so good
Check it out. It's a good free tool.

  feedthebot - Does your site follow the Google webmaster guidelines?

Their spider simulator is interesting to look at.

  W3C Quality Assurance Toolbox.

"The Basics - what you should run on all your web pages
* The MarkUp Validator. - Also known as the HTML validator, it helps check Web documents in formats like HTML and XHTML, SVG or MathML.
* The Link Checker - Checks anchors (hyperlinks) in a HTML/XHTML document. Useful to find broken links, etc.
* The CSS Validator - validates CSS stylesheets or documents using CSS stylesheets.

Cheers. Si.
Checked April 2014 for link and relevance.
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