timeforcake: Oldies but goodies & 3 links
February 24, 2013
Today I’m re-sharing a few of the more popular tips and information from past articles. Perhaps you missed them last time around?
Question: I upgraded to Word 2010 and I have to make some new forms but no matter where I look I can’t figure out how to add checkboxes. I looked through all the menus and I couldn’t find the answer on Google. Hope you can help me. – S.M., SilverthorneAnswer: Checkboxes are found in the Developer section of Word 2010. Open Word and look across the top of your screen. You should see File, Home, Insert, Page Layout, etc. If you’ve looked around Word but haven’t seen the form checkbox icon, it sounds like the Developer menu isn’t visible to you. Here’s all you need to do:1. Right click on an empty space in the main bar across the top (the one that contains all the icons).2. Choose “Customize the Ribbon” from the small menu that drops on click.3. In the list on the right, make sure the “Developer” checkbox is checked, then hit OK at the bottom.4. Now look across the top of your screen again. In the menu, you should now see the word “Developer.” Click it.5. In the icons that are now displayed you’ll see that checkbox icon you’ve been looking for. Click it when you’re ready to insert a checkbox into your document.
Question: I’ve been told that my site’s URLs can affect my search engine rankings. Is this true?Answer: Yep, absolutely. This article does an excellent job of summarizing what you need to know: http://tinyurl.com/l9bddv
You don’t need to go to UPS.com or FedEx.com to track your packages. Honestly. Just about all major search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.) allow you to drop your package’s tracking number into their search boxes. Hit enter and the search results will give you a direct link to your tracking page. Quite convenient.
1. http://tinyurl.com/3w47p3l – It’s time. If you can’t make sense of the basic summary you see when you first open up Google Analytics, you’re purposefully staying ignorant about your website’s most basic performance data. And we really are talking basic. Do you know how many people visit your site? How long the average visitor stays on your site? Which pages in your site are the most popular? If your site runs Google Analytics (and if it doesn’t, fix this issue asap), this basic information is tracked daily and is available to you 24/7 in your Google Analytics account. Read this fantastic article and you’ll wonder why you ever found the basic tracking data intimidating or confusing. 2. http://tinyurl.com/9sc5gno – Learn how to effectively market your business daily using no time and no money. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. It’s for real. (How do I know? Because I wrote the article, of course.)3. http://www.PageModo.com – Create a beautiful, custom business Facebook page. On your own. For free. In minutes. No design, graphic or coding skills necessary. erin pheil is the owner of timeforcake creative media – the Web Design company voted #1 in Best of Summit. Visit the timeforcake website at http://www.timeforcake.com or email Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.