Top 10 Popular DCT Posts In 2017


The Top 10 Posts In 2017

#1 – Is ScanGuard Legitimate

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Just recently I’ve had a number of people ask me about a relatively new program called ScanGuard. The company behind ScanGuard describes it as “The All In One Security & Optimization Software” and, apparently, the software has been extensively advertised online, especially on Facebook. So, in view of the number of inquiries, I decided to take a closer look at the ScanGuard software.

Written and published in November, 2016 by Jim Hillier, Is ScanGuard Legitimate came in at Number 1 with 132,087 views. This post was far and away the most-viewed article in 2017.

#3 – How To Rename Files/Folders In Sequential Number Order

Renaming a load of files or folders in a sequential numbering order can be quite time consuming but it doesn’t have to be. Here is a quick and easy way to batch rename your files/folders giving them sequential numbers.

Published way back in 2013, How To Rename Files/Folders In Sequential Number Order hooked position Number 3 in this list with 54,294 views. This made it into the Top 10 List for 2016, too! This goes to show that old articles can still retain value over time.

#4 – Convert Hardcopy Document Into Editable Digital Document

Here’s the scenario; you have a hard copy of a typed document you want to edit but there is no digital or editable copy available. Your scanning software does not include OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and only saves scanned documents in non-editable image format. Your only courses of action appear to be… a) download and install OCR software or… b) completely retype the document from scratch.

Jim Hillier scores a second hit on this list with Convert Hardcopy Document Into Editable Digital Document with 47,476 views.

#5 – How To Change Facebook Language Back To English

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I just had a computer brought to me– a Windows 7 laptop. The owner said the language on her computer had changed. She mentioned she was on Facebook when it happened, so I turned it on and everything seemed normal. I opened her browser and went into her Facebook account and it was changed to what I discovered was Portuguese.

Coming in at Number 5, Terry Hollett published this great “How-To” article in June, 2016 and you can read How To Change Facebook Language Back To English right here. It got 42,715 views last year.

#6 – Is Reimage Repair legitimate

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DCT may be a small fish in a very big pond but we still receive quite a few partnership and affiliate offers. These offers generally involve some sort of quid pro quo arrangement – requiring DCT to promote or advertise a product for example – so we vet each and every offer thoroughly. DCT is very fussy about any partnerships or affiliates, maybe our standards are overly rigid but we value our reputation highly.

Jim’s Is Reimage Repair legitimate article once again got him on this list with 41,923 views! This is getting out of control  😉


#8 – New Zemana Antimalware Is Not What You Might Think

First off, I want to make it clear that Zemana AntiMalware is not free, there is no free version available, only a premium version which, of course, you have to pay for. You may have heard the name Zemana associated with the company’s very good AntiLogger software, widely regarded as among the best, if not the best anti logging software available. Now, it seems, Zemana is attempting to infiltrate the anti-malware market with its new product Zemana AntiMalware.

Jim published New Zemana Antimalware Is Not What You Might Think back in September, 2015 and it makes this list with 34,771 views.

#9 – Windows 10 Won’t Sleep – Solved

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Ever since I first installed Windows 10 on my computer, there has been one niggling, recurring problem– it won’t go to sleep! By searching various forums on the internet and spending countless hours with search engines, I have over time “fixed” this annoyance several times, but it keeps coming back to pester me some more like an itch you can’t quite reach.

Hey Jim, I got one! Windows 10 Won’t Sleep – Solved was published by yours truly in January, 2017 and garnered 34,211 views.

#10 – 3 Ways To Turn Off Your PS4

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Just the other day my wife asked me if there was more than one way to turn off the PS4. This also came up because of our youngest son turning on the PS4 when the TV is off. Then, when we finally notice, it is in Sleep-Mode. She wanted to know if she could turn off the console without having to turn on the TV or getting a controller out.

One of our favorites, Jason published 3 Ways To Turn Off Your PS4 in December, 2016. It made this list with 29,028 views. Way to go!

For the Hawk-eyed Among You

Keen observers will have noticed that numbers 2 and 7 are missing from this list. I omitted them from the main list because they weren’t contributed by a single person, but rather, they are a result of the combined efforts of everyone involved.

#2 -DCT Home Page

Our Home Page saw 61,865 views last year. Those visits would probably be mainly due to search engines pointing in our direction, but also from people coming to our site to read one article, but then hunting around a bit to see what else was in the coffers.


#7 – Daily Giveaway

The Daily Giveaway option has been a popular addition to DCT since its inception. Last year it saw a whopping 37,885 visits! You will find the link in the Main Menu at the top of every page.

Conclusion

In total, Dave’s Computer Tips got just shy of 2 million visits in 2017. I watch the graphs constantly and they showed a steady climb throughout the year. A slow climb, but it is in the right direction, nevertheless.  😉 The increase is about half a million more page views this year than in 2016.

May this upward trend continue in 2018, and thank you for all your support of, and interaction with, DCT,

Richard

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About the Author

Richard Pedersen

Richard received his first computer, a C-64, in 1982 as a gift and began dabbling in BASIC. He was hooked! His love for computing has led him from the old “XT” boxes to the more modern fare and from clunky 10MB hard drives to smooth and fast modern day SSD drives. He has run BBS services, Fido mail, and even operated his own computer repair business.

2 Comments

  1. Congrats to DCT for being able to receive so many visits. Would it be time to place some of those articles to rest, to be viewed, but comments are closed. Do we require feedback posts over a year old.

    Might I suggest “Check this box to receive email notification of new comments!” be replaced with “Uncheck this box if you do not want to receive email notification of new comments!” since I believe many new posters do not notice this box when aiming for the Post Comment box, Mindblower!

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