Sunday, December 17

Yahoo Secrets – Part 1

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Yahoo Introduction:

Yahoo! is the most popular site on the Internet. More people visit Yahoo! every day than visit America Online or Google or Amazon.com or eBay or any other Internet destination. With more than 237 million users in 25 different countries (and 13 different languages), Yahoo! is visited by more than two-thirds of all Internet users at least once a month.

Go Directly to Almost Any Yahoo! Page.How do you access all these services, anyway? Well, you can access most of these services from links located somewhere on Yahoo!’s home page—if you can find the right link. If you can’t find a link to a particular service on the home page, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Even More Yahoo! link. This takes you to a page that lists every site and service that Yahoo! offers.

Secret:1 – Use the Direct Address
Even better, almost every Yahoo! service has its own unique URL that you can enter directly into your browser’s address box, or bookmark as necessary. You might think that remembering dozens of unique URLs would be difficult. And, of course, you’d be right,if you actually had to memorize the URLs.

Fortunately, Yahoo! uses an address scheme that’s easy on the old memory,thanks to its common-sense nature.Yahoo!’s address scheme is simple. Just take the yahoo.com domain and add the service name in front of it, like this: service.yahoo.com. So, for example, if you want to go to Yahoo! News, you enter news.yahoo.com. If you want to go to Yahoo! Mail, enter mail.yahoo.com.

Secret:2 – Use the Search Box Shortcut
If entering an entire URL is too much work, Yahoo! lets you use special shortcuts in its search box to go directly to a particular Yahoo! site. All you have to do is enter the feature name followed by an exclamation mark, like this: feature!.So if you want to go to Yahoo! Travel, enter travel! into the search box and then click the Search button. If you want to go to Yahoo! Mail, enter mail!. You get the picture.

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