Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chrome or Firefox: Which is the better browser?

When you open your laptop for some evening internet browsing, what are you clicking on? Google Chrome is currently the most popular browser in the world, but why? Both Chrome and Firefox offer fast, effective internet usage, but what makes one better than its competitors?

What are they?

Firefox (a browser run by Mozilla), according to its website, is "the highly popular free web browser that more than 450 million people worldwide are using to surf and interact with the Internet. Firefox is available for Linux, Mac, Windows, handheld devices, and in more than 70 different languages. You may currently be using Internet Explorer, but Firefox is faster which means that you don't waste time waiting for web pages to load. With a strong focus on your online security, Firefox helps to protect your personal information and activities from being seen and exploited while you surf the Internet. Firefox is well known for being the most customizable web browser. With a selection of more than 8,000 free add-ons on the Firefox Add-ons site, you can customize Firefox to have it look the way that you want, and function the way that you want."

Basically it is a free internet browser available in many languages, and has many free add-ons, or widgets, you can customize it with. To read more on Mozilla Firefox, you can visit their website at

Chrome (a browser run by Google), is "designed to be fast in every possible way. It's quick to start up from your desktop, loads web pages in a snap, and runs complex web applications lightning fast. Chrome's browser window is streamlined, clean and simple. For example, you can search and navigate from the same box and arrange tabs however you wish -- quickly and easily. 
Chrome is designed to keep you safer and more secure on the web with built-in malware and phishing protection, auto-updates to make sure you have all the latest security fixes, and more" 

Again, Chrome is another free internet browser many people use everyday to surf the internet. It is an easy-to-use browser, that has a clean and simple look to it. It is safe and secure, and it has built in protection from viruses and other malware. To read more on Google Chome, you can go to

Which one is faster?

According to my research, the various sites of the internet seem to agree that Google Chrome opens and operates faster than its counterpart, Firefox. They both are not slow by any means, but sometimes it's a matter of a few seconds to some people.

Which one has a better design?

They are similar in design, but Google Chrome offers personal customization in its settings feature. You can pick out of hundreds of possible designs, allowing your browser to show your personality. Firefox does not advertise any ways to do so.


I think Google Chrome is a great browser. It is good for quick internet surfing and for customization, and has an easier feel to it. It hardly ever crashes, yet to do things like clear your history, you have to go into a whole new page and it takes a bit longer. Although I like Google Chrome, I always find myself using Firefox, because it seems to me that many websites look better and work better on that browser.
Being a student, I have many online textbooks and websites I need to be able to load, and some are just not supported by Google Chrome, making Firefox my go to browser.

To Download
To download Google Chrome, go to, click on "Download Chrome", and follow the on screen instructions.

To download Mozilla Firefox, go to, click "Firefox Free Download" and follow the on screen instructions.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Does Guest Blogging and Commenting Still Drive Traffic?

If you blog, you've probably heard that guest blogging and commenting on others blogs are the bread and butter to your traffic, at least at first. The concept comes from the want to get your name out there. In the early days of blogging, that was the easiest and best way. You wrote a post, someone commented, and you went to their blog and checked it out.

Now, hundreds and thousands of blogs exist, and are all fighting to be the best of the best. Sometimes it's hard to know which blogs to comment on to bring in traffic, and which you will get buried under hundreds of other comments with. You have to find a happy medium.

With guest blogging, you need to find a website that somehow pertains to your topic, has a good amount of traffic and viewership, but isn't flooded with other guest posts that will make it harder to get noticed. It's all about getting your name out so more people recognize your name.

Guest blogging does work if you know where to go. Some websites doesn't openly offer about it, but sending them an email usually can get you an answer pretty fast. You need to write your best work when posting a guest blog, because if you don't, no one will come back to your blog. Readers want quality, reliable content they can use.

Commenting can work, but you have to again be professional about it. As I mentioned in my post "Five Easy Ways To Get More Readers on Your Blog", I talked about commenting. Instead of a quick "Great Post!", try writing something like how you agree with parts of the article, and what you thought while reading it. Don't be afraid to disagree. When other readers see an intelligent comment with a link a the end, they may be more inclined to check out your blog.

How do you use guest blogging and commenting on your blog to drive in viewers?


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