How Many People Visit The Top Websites Daily?

This infographic only shows hits from the United States but still gives some pretty interesting stats for Google, Facebook, Ebay, Amazon and all the other big names.  The numbers are pretty impressive.

Via GrowTraffic

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Google Takeout

If you are a Google user, you probably have a lot of information stored in your various Google accounts. All your emails, contacts, photos, Google drive files, and even your location data is all out there on the cloud.  Now there’s a simple interface for downloading all that data for back up or archiving.

Google Takeout is not new, but it has been redesigned to make the interface easier to use.

After opening the app, you see a list of all the different types of data you can archive. Just check the box next to the data you’d like to download.

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You can touch the arrow to the left of the check mark to see additional options. For items like contacts, bookmarks,  SMS messages or location data a file is created with all the data in it and there aren’t any options to configure. But in some cases you can be more selective about what exactly you back up.

For example, under Google Drive, you can choose to include everything you have uploaded to your online storage account, or select only specific files, folders or even only files of a certain type.

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Under Google Photos, you can also back up everything or select individual albums. I use Google+ for my online photo storage, so I happen to have a large number of albums (over 800 just in 2014) to back up.

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And if you’re downloading your gmail data, you can archive the entire account (complete with attachments) or extract only the folders that are important to you.

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Once you’ve decided what you want to archive,  you can choose your format and delivery method.

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Google will let you know when your archive is ready for download. I selected my entire account while I was creating this post, and I am still waiting a week later, so please be patient if you have selected a large amount of data.

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Reset Your Browser Settings

Courtesy of HowtoGeek:

How to Reset Your Web Browser To Its Default Settings

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Want to reset your web browser to its default settings? You can’t necessarily just uninstall it — your personal files will stay on your computer. And if your browser is Internet Explorer, it can’t be uninstalled at all.

Resetting your browser to its default state can often fix problems. For example, a program you install may change your search engine, install toolbars, and do other unwelcome things. Or you may have accidentally changed advanced settings on your own.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome has an option that will reset itself to its default settings. To find this option, open Chrome’s menu and select Settings. Perform a search for “reset browser” and you’ll see the Reset browser settings button.

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You could also just plug chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings into Chrome’s address bar to pull up this page.

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Use this option and Google Chrome will erase almost everything — your extensions, settings, cookies, history, home page, default search engine, and more. Chrome won’t delete your bookmarks or passwords, so your important personal data will be kept.

Learn more about troubleshooting Google Chrome crashes if this didn’t solve your problem.

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox also allows you to return it to its default state. To do so, click the Firefox menu button, point to Help, and select Troubleshooting Information.

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Click the Reset Firefox button on the Troubleshooting Information page.

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Firefox will erase your extensions and themes, browser preferences, search engines, site-specific preferences, and other browser settings. However, Firefox will attempt to preserve your bookmarks, history, passwords, form history, and cookies.

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The Reset feature accomplishes this by creating a new profile for you, copying this important data over. Your old profile will be placed on the desktop in a folder titled “Old Firefox Data.” If you lose important data in the reset, you can attempt to recover it from this folder. If you don’t need the folder, you’re free to delete it.

Consult our guide to troubleshooting Firefox crashes for more information.

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Internet Explorer

The desktop version of Internet Explorer has the ability to reset its settings to the default ones. If you’re using Windows 8, resetting Internet Explorer on the desktop will also reset Modern Internet Explorer’s settings.

To do this, open the Internet Explorer desktop app, click the gear menu, and select Internet options.

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Click over to the Advanced tab and click the Reset button at the bottom of the Internet Options window. Internet Explorer warns you that “You should only use this if your browser is in an unusable state,” but that’s just to dissuade you from wiping out all your personal settings unless it’s absolutely necessary.

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Internet Explorer will disable browser add-ons and erase browser, privacy, security, and pop-up settings. If you also want to reset your home page and search providers, as well as delete temporary files, history entries, and cookies, check the Delete personal settings box.

Your favorites and feeds won’t be erased. However, passwords you’ve saved in Internet Explorer will be deleted.

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After resetting Internet Explorer, you’ll have to restart your computer for your changes to take effect.

Read more about troubleshooting Internet Explorer crashes if you still experience problems.


Safari has no built-in feature that resets itself to its default state. You can click the Safari menu and select Reset Safari, although this will only delete your browsing data — not reset Safari’s browser settings to their defaults. You’d have to delete Safari’s configuration files by hand to entirely reset Safari.