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How well do you know the Web, and how fast can you surf? The Internet is pervasive in our lives. So, too, are poor habits borne from unskilled web browsing. Boost your speed and efficiency with the tools and strategies of the pros.
If you love to surf the Net, here are a few ways to organize your time and speed up your productivity.
6) Stay on track. If you originally set out to find some specific information, but find you're easily distracted if other interesting sites come up, then you need to use a tool to remind you what your original goals were. Set a timer to go off every 15 minutes. If you're still on track with your original goals, great. If not, jot down the web site you're on for future viewing, and then go back to your original goals.
7) Learn search engine specifics. You can find things much faster on the search engines if you know the best keywords and keyword phrases to put in, and how to put them in. For instance, if you use Google, you'll see a link called 'Advanced Search' on their home page. If you use Yahoo, you'll see an 'Advanced' link on their home page. These pages will help you narrow down your search, so you come up with sites that best meet your needs.
8) To bookmark or not to bookmark. Bookmarks allow you to easily return to a page you liked, without you having to remember the web address. Most web browsers, such as Explorer, have a bookmark option. In America Online, this option is called 'Favorites.' Try to only bookmark sites you plan to revisit over and over again, so you don't clutter up your Bookmarks directory. Of course, if you see the Bookmarks directory getting full, weed it out just as you would a thick file folder of papers.