In our era of advanced technology and high-speed Internet connections, you can find information on virtually anything.

In the space of just a few minutes, we can find recipes for the tastiest pie or learn all about the theory of wave-particle duality.

But more often than not, we have to sift through a vast body of knowledge to get the information we need, and this can take hours rather than minutes.

This is why Bright Side has put together a list of the most effective methods for searching Google to help you find the precious material you’re looking for in just a couple of clicks.

1. Either this or that

Sometimes we’re not sure that we’ve correctly remembered the information or the name we need to start our search.Search Secrets

But this doesn’t have to be a problem! Simply put in a few potential variations of what you’re looking for, and separate them by typing the “|“ symbol.

Instead of this symbol you can also use ”or.” Then it’s easy enough to choose the result that makes the most sense.

2. Searching using synonyms

Our language is rich in synonyms.

Sometimes this can be very convenient when doing research online. If you need to find websites on a given subject rather than those that include a specific phrase, add the “~” symbol to your search.

For example, if you search for the term “healthy ~food” you’ll get results about the principles of healthy eating, cooking recipes, as well as healthy dining options.

3. Searching within websites

Sometimes you read an interesting article on a website and find yourself subsequently wanting to share it with your friends or simply reread it.

The easiest way to find the desired piece of information again is to search within the website.

To do this, type the address of the site, then a key word or entire phrase from the article, and it should come up immediately.

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Source: 10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About



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Having trouble sending & receiving emails?

This is for our clients that have email accounts set up for their domain, eg, excluding those with Microsoft Server Hosting.

You may notice some issues sending and receiving on some email clients eg Outlook etc.Email

Check your settings for the email account within your email program.
If you have as the Incoming Mail Server or your Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP)

Then change both incoming & outgoing settings to either (depend on which hosting server you are on)

Also make sure in Advance Outgoing Mail Settings that the box is ticket ‘my Outgoing Server requires authentication’

The reason for this is that the domain name is delegated to that server & some email programs need to have the raw server name rather than the delegated name.

Any question please contact us

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Is your Service Club, Sporting Club or any non for profit organisation looking for an easy to use Fundraising Platform.

Want to get Donations, Sell Event Tickets or run a Raffle or Art Union, contact Karanda Holdings – Find Net Solutions – for the right advise and effective web solutions.

There is an example of the e-Ticketing Website we set up for the Lions Club of Sanctuary Cove Hope Island –

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Email Setup Options: IMAP versus POP

Most email providers offer two ways to setup your email IMAP and POP. The most well-known and up until now the most popular is POP (Post Office Protocol) and the other is IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol).  Below is a  breakdown of what POP and IMAP can and cannot do for you and the benefits of using one over the other on your devices when you are getting, saving, replying and sharing emails between advice’s.

Note: Most email clients today now automatically set up your emails on the device as IMAP.  Whereas in the past you chose either POP or IMAP in the set up process.

POP (Post Office Protocol)

The POP method push messages to a device (computer, phone) and they sit there on your device. Depending on your email setup depends on how this really works. Basically all emails get delivered to all of your devices and you deal with messages on each and every device.

pink down arrowsSo POP is a one-way email street, from the mail server to your device where it is kept on your hard drive or hard drives if using multiple devices.

This means with POP email setups reply emails from an account are NOT reflected on any other device you have.

However POP emails are backed up only as far back as the storage capacity of your email account and/or your own computer’s hard drive or backup.

With POP email set up, loosing your computer’s data means, then you’ve lost your emails

The advantage of POP is that you don’t need a large mail server as the server only holds your emails until you open your email client on your device and then you download to your hard drive.

IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol)

IMAP is for email users that like their email to be “the same” across all devices, IMAP is the sure-fire way to go.

pink up down arrowIMAP keeps your email client synced with the email server. If you delete an email in the inbox, it deletes it across all devices. This method is helpful when trying to manage large volumes of email and when replying from various devices throughout the day.

Better yet with IMAP, you can create folders using the IMAP account and they will sync across all devices keeping all of your email with you at all times. IMAP is a two-way street. Users on an Exchange Server have the same functionality as IMAP accounts.

POP is recommended over IMAP when a users is a heavy email users, someone that keeps all old unnecessary email that don’t require the dynamics of IMAP. Sometimes IMAP is the ONLY option an email provider offers.

However, one may choose to use POP over IMAP if s/he wants an original copy of every incoming message s/he gets on every device s/he owns.

Why should someone using POP convert to IMAP? Someone who uses multiple devices to check, respond to and send emails would benefit greatly from IMAP due to its cross-device access. No matter what device you are on you can see your email in the same way. You can still have computer-based folders for emails that don’t need to sync across all devices if storage is an issue.

The disadvantage of IMAP is – the mail server size required is much much larger that required by POP emails (and can be more expensive for domain email users eg than POP users. This is amplified by lazy users that don’t sort and delete old unwanted emails.





Starting April 21 2015, Mobile Friendly Website are critical.Mobile Friendly Test in Google Web Developer Tools

Google will be expanding the use of mobile-friendliness as a Search rankings.

This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.

Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.

Q/ Is your website mobile friendly?

If NOT Mobile Friendly you will continue to drop down in Google Search Results

Q/ How mobile Friendly is your website?

We can evaluated your website mobile friendliness with Google – contact us if you would like this done

If your website is not ranking well with Google your website needs updating or upgrading.

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Great news for all our clients that have had a new website or website upgrade in the last 2 years. We have set up at no cost to you a monthly automated website file back up to Dropbox.

This means that every month your website database & other files are automatically backed up and stored in a 3rd party cloud storage facility.

This means that if your website becomes corrupted or the server fails we can access a copy of the website so we can install it on the web server, liked to your domain. This will reduce the down time of your website and reduce the cost to you to have your website back up and running.

Dropbox is a great way for sharing files and you can get a free Dropbox account here.





There is one thing worse than having a bad review on your Google + Business page Google local search mouse over & reviews

(formally known as Google Places page). That one thing that is worse is when the review is not founded, or not related to the business or is a personal attack on a staff member.

I cropped off the bad review in this image as it has one of the staffs names.

So what can you do?

  1. You can delete the page & start over however as you can see in this case this business as the top position in a Google local search (Business A) So lets not delete this yet, unless we don’t have another option.
  2. We can add about 10 new reviews & hopefully that will push the bad review lower down the page so it ends up in the section click for more reviews’ Report a Google review violation
  3. The other option is to report a violation to Google. So in this case we will try that first.

How do you report a Google + Review Violation to Google?

  1. Do a Google local search eg search ‘Auto Electrician Canberra’
  2. Click the link Google Reviews, find the review that is in breach of Google policy violation.
  3. Mouse over next to the reviewers name, a small grey flag appears, click thaGoogle report a policy violationt flag & it opens a page ‘Report a policy violation’
  4. Choose the Violation Type
  • This post contains hateful, violent or inappropriate content
  • The post contains advertising or spam
  • Off topic
  • The post contains conflicts of interest

Then click submit.

Please Note:
The outcome of reporting a Reviews Violation comes down to what Google (the machine) believes & you have no recourse. You may find that your Google+ page disappears or drops in ranking & at the same time  that terrible Google + Review is still there.

If you need a hand with any website, SEO Search Engine Optimisation, Google +, Google pages or listings or any internet marketing issue contact us