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Protect Yourself At All Times When Using Social Media

Protect Yourself At All Times When Using Social Media

Protect Yourself At All Times When Using Social Media

There are a number of groups and foundations dedicated to the constant research of information regarding Internet safety. Most importantly, these groups collaborate safety tips that need to be understood for online social networking.

Protect Yourself At All Times When Using Social Media

Below is a list of the most important safety tips that every social media enthusiast should become aware of when they want to become active online.

Learn how each social networking site works before you join. Understand if your information is private, semi-private (controlled by you) or completely publicly available

Control the information you post. You might want to restrict access to your page/account to a select group of people like friends and family

You dont have to post your full name. This is a personal decision. There is never a need to post other info like address, phone number, or bank and credit card account numbers. Avoid publishing any info that could identify your offline location.

Create an anonymous screen name. Dont use your name, your age, or your hometown.

Remember that many people can see your page. This may include parents, kids, colleagues, your boss, your employees, etc… Once the information is posted online, it is out in the public forever. Make sure you are okay with what is being broadcast.

You dont have to post a picture of yourself. This is always optional and you should consider that your photo is now publicly available.

Understand that social media sites can be very anonymous and that people you meet online can easily fake who they are. Consider all online friends as virtual unless you know have actually met them in person.

Be careful when clicking on links that have been sent or posted to your account. They may appear to come from a friend but may have been maliciously placed there by someone who wants to send you to an untrusted site.

Avoid allowing social media sites to connect to your address book. In doing so, you may be giving away the email address of friends who do not authorize the sharing of their information. You might want to send a personal email to a friend if you would like to invite them to a new site. That way, they can check out the site and decide to join on their own terms.

Finding Relevant Keywords: What To Bear In Mind?

Finding Relevant Keywords: What To Bear In Mind?

Finding Relevant Keywords: What To Bear In Mind?

When doing your keyword research it’s very important that you don’t overlook a very obvious, but frequently overlooked fact: you don’t just want traffic to your site, you want targeted traffic. You want to draw the people to your website who are most likely to buy the product or service you are selling. For that reason you cannot forget to consider the relevant keyword when evaluating your keyword list.

Make sure that the keywords you are targeting are relevant to what your website is promoting. If you find that you have kind of missed the boat you can either renew your keyword list or change some of the content on your website to make it match up more closely with your keyword list.

Finding Relevant Keywords: What To Bear In Mind?

All the search engines consider relevance very highly. If you target keywords that are not closely related to your website, the search engines will find that you have very low relevance and won’t rank your site as high.

Do not get too caught up on one or two word keywords, in almost all cases they will be much too competitive and you will have a very hard time ranking for them. Instead, find a large list of keyword phrases. When you have a 3 or 4 word keyword phrase you may not get quite as many searches but you also won’t have nearly as much competition.

Longer keyword phrases can still deliver a lot of searches, probably not as many as the more popular one and two word phrases, but they will also be much less competitive.

When you first start your keyword research you can use many tools online, some of them are free, some of them are not. If you have a limited budget you should start with the free Google keyword tool. This one tool can give you all the information you need to compile an excellent keyword list.

Again, the basics of a good keyword list is to have keywords that get a lot of monthly searches (around 1,500) and few competitors (usually anything less than 20,000, though this can vary, you have to find your own parameters).

It may take you and little trial and error to find the highly relevant, well searched for keywords that also don’t have a lot of competition. This process can sometimes get a little tedious, but remember a good keyword list is like money in the bank. When you have a highly targeted keyword list you can get a lot of quality traffic to your website and that can relate directly into sales.

To recap, in order to build a top notch keyword list that will allow you to get a ton of very targeted traffic you will need to consider several variables. One of them is to find only the most relevant keyword possible. The keyword must relate directly to the subject of your website. If it does you can have a much higher conversion rate and you can also get a lot more organic traffic.

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