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The Ultimate Online Privacy Guide

Hemant Verma - 4:56 PM
Not everyone has had the opportunity to take the time and read a ton of information on online privacy, but I will explain what I know in detail to make things easier. Sometimes we all worry about our privacy being leaked somehow to the internet, but with a little care and measures taken you will never have to worry about something like that happening to you. Today I would like to go through some very important steps you should use to watch out for attacks and prevent them from happening.


Trusting with Social Media

I know in today’s society everyone likes to share their events with family and friends through social media, but the majority of the time most have total strangers also. You should make sure who you have as friends on these social media sites as sharing too much information can be a very common thing.
Did you know that most social media sites contain a GPS system for all your posts allowing people to see where you are posting from whether it is text or photos? Turning these sorts of features off is vital for your own personal safety and to help prevent any sort of privacy invasion.

Creating Complex Password

Using the internet means you will have multiple accounts floating around in cyber space. It is wise to have unique and complex passwords attached to these accounts especially if they are accounts that may contain very personal information such as bank statements or credit card numbers. If you are like me and have problems creating complex passwords on the fly, then you might want to check out generators online, or check out some really nice detail guides on how to transform an everyday password into something hard to crack.


Unsolicited Emails and Filtering

There have been many cases where people get scammed due to email phishing and fraudulent government mail. How email phishing works is frauds will attempt to contact you with an address that looks relatively similar to its official counterpart in order to fool the user into giving up important information. 
Try to stay away from any attachments that might be added with these types of email as they could be malware or system hostage bugs. Some of the information these scams usually request are:
  • Home Addresses
  • Full Names
  • Medical ID Numbers
  • Social Security Numbers

Disposing of Devices Correctly

Everyone has a few old devices lying around the house, phones, old beat up hard drives, and even tablets. These devices should be properly disposed of as they could contain vital information without you even knowing, even though it is a physical object it can affect your online life. Take the time to properly format drives and delete old contacts, if you have problems doing so you can look online for digital manuals that can guide you through the process.


Public Wi-Fi Use

It is now easier to find free public Wi-Fi than it is to get a free glass of water, but did you know these connections are extremely unreliable? Most Wi-Fi connections are not secured and can be hacked by a lurker attempting to steal someone's identity or banking information.
There are many hackers that use luring public network names to basically reel in people. Once connect to “Free Network” you are now going to get streamed and even stripped of all private information. A great way to make sure you don’t fall victim to these types of scams is to ask around to see if it is a legit connection. If at a cafĂ© don’t be afraid to ask the waiters, as it could potentially bite you in the rear.


Virtual Private Networks

These are tools to mask the users from basically anything online, if connecting to a public Wi-Fi network you instantly become undetectable. It is highly recommended to activate a virtual private network when outbound, as it can protect your system from malware or human invasions. Getting into detail, what the program does is takes all the information that goes into and out of your system and scrambles it, using encryption software, making it unreadable to hackers.
This is also a great way to bypass restriction like country censorship and administrative blocks. When traveling, a virtual private network can be used for many purposes, and that is why it is high on my list of online security.


Anti-Virus

With people being more aware of what’s out there, the anti-virus market has risen and now is flooded with many mainstream brands. I will say that most anti-virus programs due offer their own unique look at online crime fighting. Taking the time to look through them all and research them would be your best bet as some might not be offering what you are looking for.
The good thing about anti-virus software is that you will always be warned if being attacked and will always be updated to fight against some of the more advanced malware and malicious website phishing schemes.
I hope you are able to put some of these protection methods into practice and keep yourself safe when surfing the web. Knowing what threats are out there and knowing how to disable them is the best thing anyone can learn as a computer user. Identity theft is a serious matter and with technology becoming easier to handle, I am afraid things will only get easier for criminals.


About The Author:

This guest post was contributed by Caroline on behalf of www.securethoughts.com, one of the best possible online sources for information regarding internet security. Caroline is a technology enthusiast and blogger who enjoys writing about technology and her main area of interest is internet security.


Top 10 Ways Teenagers Can Make Money Online

Hemant Verma - 6:24 PM
Money is the only phrase which attracts users from a highly skilled business man to a common young child. Teenagers are known as the most vital asset of a nation, but usually they spend most of their time playing video games and surfing the internet which is destroying their capabilities. According to the scientific approach Teens are the brightest aspect of the world, so its time to make them realize that instead of wasting their precious time on uneventful activates they need to concentrate on building their future. However, they are adopting insignificant traditions due to lack of proper guidance. 


For Music Lovers

1. Music Xray-Sign up for free to become a fan. *You must have a Facebook account to use the fan side of the website because the site is built around Facebook functionality. Answer some questions about the type of music you like and start receiving music to listen to in your inbox. Get paid up to $0.10 for each song you listen to. The minimum payout amount to PayPal is $20. 

2. Slice the Pie-Upon signing up, there will be some questions asking about the type of music you like. Songs will then be displayed for you to choose from. Write a review (between 4-5 sentences) and receive payment. Most reviews pay $0.09, and you can redeem to your PayPal once you have earn $10. Earn more money by referring your friends to try the service! My students, of course, do not like to write! However, we were able to talk through a quick writing template for each review so that their time was maximized. 
Sentence 1: Did you like the song?
Sentence 2: Why or why not?
Sentence 3: What stood out in the song (beat, melody, vocals, etc)?
Sentence 4: What did the song make you want to do (i.e. workout, dance,sleep, etc)?
Sentence 5: Would you recommend the song and why or why not?

Blogging/Social Media Options For  Teens To Make Money


3. Bubblews (parental consent needed)-Get paid for your thoughts, opinions, experiences through social media. Receive compensation from advertisement revenue-share based on the number of likes, comments, and views your post receives. You can redeem to your PayPal once your account has reached $50. This site reminds me of Tumblr with the built in network of users and tags that you can search for and follow.

4. MyLikes (parental consent needed)-Create a social website that you own and share content you like on Twitter, Pinterest, Likes.com, Facebook, Tumblr, and any other social media site that you have. You will be shown an estimate of how much you can make based on your gallery. Payment options include PayPal, Amazon gift cards, and wire transfers. For PayPal and Amazon, you will need at least $20 for redemption. Payment is made weekly if you have a lifetime PayPal balance of less than $10,000 and have earned at least $20 that week. If you have made more than $10,000; you will be on a monthly payment schedule. Wire transfers need to have at least $50.

Ways For Teens To Make Money Doing Gaming and Website Testing


5. Game Testers-Sign up to become a game tester. No gaming experience is needed, and there are games for all platforms available. There are only a certain number of slots available to sign up and become a tester on a daily basis, so the best time to check would be in the morning. If you qualify for a study, there will be several options to receive payment.

6. Userlytics-Become a website tester. You will need a webcam as this will be used to record your reactions. Make sure that if you are testing, sit in front of a blank wall so that there is no identifiable information about you. Tasks include speaking your thoughts outloud about the website, video, or prototype. Note: Not all tasks require the use of a webcam. Payment per test is $10 (PayPal), sometimes more depending on the test and will take between 10 to 20 minutes to complete. Most tests need to be completed within 2-3 hours.

Ways For Teens To Make Money Online With Get Paid To Sites/Ads



7. Perk TV-Combination website and mobile phone app. Available on iPhone,iPod touch, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets, Windows phones (yes, I said Windows!), and some Kindle devices. I’m not going to go into extreme detail with this (that’s another blog post), but I will say that you should easily make $5 a month in passive income. I joined on July 21, 2014, and I currently average between 700-1000 points a day on the videos alone. If you are thinking about joining Swagbucks, check to see if it is available through Perk first and earn a quick 10,000 points! Every 1000 points is equivalent to $1, except for the PayPal redemption. The Perk TV app is available to users in the countries of US, UK, CA, IN, and AU. *New: Earn points taking trivia quizzes. ****As of January 30,2015; I am not recommending this app until they change back to their old point system for videos.

8. Designing a LOGO to earn money:


Teens are known for their creativity this is the reason why most they have vast knowledge about designing. they love to play with colors and prefer designing Logos. There are many online companies which require logo for their community and on this occasion teenagers can convert their talent into money by designing awesome logo. To design perfect logo they need to learn Photoshop, and if they have full command on Photoshop then they can work as professional designers. Learning Photoshop is not complicated at all it requires just few months to get use to it. Following are website where teens can sell their logos.

www.logobee.com : Where anyone can earn up to $50/Logo 

www.99designs.com : A Place where anyone can design logos and can earn up to $500/Logo.

9. Giving Lessons Online – Teaching:


Scientifically teens are the most promising aspect of a nation. Teenagers are capable enough to start their own online community. Where they can teach other on specific topics and can earn lavishly. By sharing their inspiring ideas they are not only educating others but also providing awareness among the younger generation.

10. Vlogging – Earning on YouTube:


Vlogging is a shorter version of Video Blogging it is a type of blogging in which video is used as a medium. With Vlogging teenager can make money easily without any stress. They can start off their career in Vlogging by creating a video on any topic that they like the most i.e. SEO, Blogger, Cooking, Sport and etc, once the video is created they can upload it to YouTube and can make extra money with their Google Adsense account.  


This is the reason why they accept every proposal which is offered online. Teenagers of 21st century are smart and courageous enough to start their own online business which will allows them to earn extra cash. Few teenagers, as young as fourteen have discovered unique ideas to earn, more then a man working from a nine to five job. Usually they required some sort of money to fulfill their needs.  They can give a huge boost to their pocket money if they are keen to earn. There are many ways they can make extra money on-line or off-line, as their interest. However, it appears to be an uphill task but if They maintain balance between online working and daily life success can be achieved. So today we will discuss how young teens can earn more money online.

SEO Techniques to Increase Visibility of Your Business on Search Engine

Hemant Verma - 5:55 PM
Presence in the World Wide Web is very important for business entities, whether it is a big corporation or a small or micro business. This is one of the best online marketing strategies any business owners and entities can make. Marketing over the internet is the trend these days because it offers many benefits for both seller and consumer. For the sellers/businesspersons, the internet is a place with rich potential for business expansion and growth. There is no need for huge capital to have a presence online and it possible to reach and get audience in various places, even from the other countries. It is easy to have your official website for your business, but maintaining it and making it well known to the online world is another aspect and this is always the part that needs consistent work and effort.



When it comes to making your website known over the internet, your search engine natural ranking is the best indication of it. Rankings from Google are dependent on many factors and if you will get to know the fundamentals of each of these factors and work on them, you will definitely reach high rank on Google. Here are some techniques to increase the presence of your business online as given by the experts from SEO firm in Syracuse:
  •  Get to know the basics of search engine optimization/SEO, which is the content of the website. When dealing with SEO, you have to create relevant and high quality contents that will capture the attention of your target audience. If you are selling products, you can write reviews about them. Online users are on the internet for information and if you can help them, better.
  • When creating your content, avoid plagiarism. Avoid using the description used by the manufacturer is you are selling their items. If not, make sure you do not duplicate the content you made or of others. Duplicate and low quality contents are taboos for Google.
  • Online users normally look at the images first before reading the content and hence, make sure you use the right media files in your content. It is advisable to add the related keywords into the ALT tagsof each picture on your site. 
  • Have links to your products/services from your home wed page. Do not bury your product web page deep within the structure of your links.  This will make it hard for users to find your products/services and it has consequences on your search engine ranking.
  • Your Meta descriptions for every page of your website should be unique and not the same for every page. 
  • If you have business listings over the internet, make sure that you secure them, update them and build them out on the local websites. This will make your business to look consistent and always available to third party websites that has millions of access to your potential consumers.
  • Interaction with the users and consumers is highly encouraged by the experts in SEO because it will build the presence of your business and its visibility on search engines.

Article Posted by:
Bill Brown from GodMonster.com



Top 5 Best Places to Legally Download eBooks for Free

Hemant Verma - 5:28 PM
If you're a voracious reader who's just gone digital, you must be loving the convenience of having all your books on you at any time, along with the extra features such as search, definitions, and highlights..



Whether you're using an e-reader like the Kindle or you're reading books on your phone or tablet, there are a lot of things to love, most of all the fact that it has also become incredibly simple to buy the books you want to read. Devices and apps all come with their own marketplaces, and it's pretty easy to rack up a big bill quickly.

But there are plenty of places where you can get great books without spending a single rupee - and we're not suggesting that you pirate books either. There are several legal free resources for books around the Internet. Most of these only offer old books that are no longer copyrighted - this means that you won't find books like A World of Ice and Fire - but that still leaves thousands of classics that you'll have to pay to buy in print.

Here are our favourite sites where you can legally download free ebooks to read on a Kindle, tablet, phone or even your PC:

1. Baen Free Library

Link =>> Baen Free Library
Baen is an American publisher that focuses on science fiction and fantasy writing, and its ebook store is well known for its reasonable pricing and for other consumer-friendly features like the lack of DRM, which means you can copy the books across devices without restriction. The publisher has a roster of well-known writers including Lois McMaster Bujold, John Scalzi, and Michael A Stackpole, though it's the work of its lesser-known writers that you'll find on the free section on Baen's website.

2. Feedbooks

Link =>> Feedbooks
Feedbooks is a good looking site that opens equally well on mobile devices, which makes it very convenient to use if you're primarily reading on your mobile phone or tablet. This way, you can save your self the trouble of needing to downloading books on a PC and moving files between devices.

3. Project Gutenberg

Link =>> Project Gutenberg
Most people have probably heard of Project Gutenberg. Run entirely on the effort of volunteers, Gutenberg is probably the oldest digital library, and houses over 48,000 ebooks. It has them in various formats, from plain-text to Kindle friendly formats to epubs.

Gutenberg even has a collection of audiobooks if you want. These range from ones read out by the computer, to ones that volunteers read out.

The website itself can be a little intimidating to use with books being nested behind several layers of navigation, but it's still possibly the most exhaustive resource for free books online.

4. Bartleby

Link =>> Bartleby
Quite unlike Herman Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener, who was most uncooperative, Bartleby the website is a great resource, particularly for students. The site contains a huge number of readings, classics from literature, and also has a large collection of non-fiction that includes works of political and social history.


5. Open Library

Link =>> Open Library
Another free resource for public domain books, Open Library is great because it has lists people can create, which you can also see - so for example, there's a list of historical romance novels, and a list of books on the fur trade. Or you could search for all books about Istanbul, for example, in the subjects view. These tools make it easy to find the next book to read, which is handy if you're not too familiar with the older books you find in these free libraries.


Google News Title Tags & H1 Tags Should Be Consistent For Ranking

Hemant Verma - 6:15 PM
Yesterday Google News Stacie Chan and Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller hosted a Google News Publisher hangout on Google+, which was filled with great information.



One question that many Google News publishers do not know, which I've heard before but personally do not practice myself, is that the title tag and your headline (H1) should be consistent and the same. If you do not have the same title and H1 tag, it can confuse Google News and give it a hard time understanding what your article/story is about.

With web search SEO, it is often good to slightly change up the title tag and H1 so you can rank for slight variations but maybe not for Google News SEO.

The question was asked by Jane Sanderson:
Is it better to have the Title and H1 content different? Google News rules indicate no, but some SEO's say yes. Is this just a matter that the algorithm is different for Google Search and Google News?

Stacie Chan from Google responded:

Consistency is key. One thing we always try to get right is extracting your headline. And if there are different places on the page that point to different headlines, that’s very confusing for the bot.
And that is why we get publishers sometimes writing in - "oh, you guys got my headline wrong!" And we say, "well, there are different parts of your page that say different things."
So really try to be consistent, it is the best way for us to correctly index your headline, index that snippet below.
 Here is the video where she answered this about 46 minutes into the hangout:


Add a Glued Fixed Flaping Widget in Blogger

Hemant Verma - 2:25 PM
We can create a good and professional designs by using the CSS and HTML and they both are sisters of each other and that's why we can create such a professional designs by using these languages so today there is also a new widget is waiting for you, this widget all made by these both CSS and HTML there is no any kind of javascript used so it will be very easy to use and also very easy to install in template and there will no be any kind of error comes in the template and also your template will be remain as same.


Facebook Legacy: What Will Happen With Your Facebook Account When You Die?

Hemant Verma - 10:44 PM
When I Die, I'd like someone to keep updating my Facebook Status, just to Freak people out, because who knew I’d have WiFi signal up there. Jokes apart, Facebook has fulfilled my this wish as well.
The social networking giant is giving its users control over what happens to their Facebook accounts when they die.



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