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Facebook Data Breach – How to stop this.

This Facebook Data Breach and How to control your Social Media is the 3rd part of the story and what you may have to endure to stop this again. Social Media Management especially your own is important and such breaches are important and could have consequences yet to be discovered.

Your Social Media Management techniques should be reviewed. As I suggested previously,the API has been used to generate logins to other sites. If you disable this feature on FB you will have to renew and certainly change all your passwords to your SM sites after this and there is no guarantee what has happened with what information. This article from How to Geek outlines how to change your settings.

I hope this will be of use and is certainly something to consider.

 

How to Stop Facebook Giving Your Data to Third Parties

by Harry Guinness on March 22nd, 2018

The Cambridge Analytica fiasco wasn’t really a data breach. Everything collected was allowed by Facebook’s Terms of Service. So, how can you protect yourself against these sort of things?

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The real problem here is Facebook’s API and platform. By logging into the Cambridge Analytica quiz app, Facebook users willingly (though probably unwittingly) gave up information about themselves and their Facebook friends. So, unless you’re going to go all in and delete your account, you need to address how much of your information third-parties can access with the Facebook API.

Head to Facebook, click the downward facing arrow in the top right, and then click the “Settings” option.

On the sidebar, switch to the “Apps” category. You can also go directly to this link.

There are two options we’re interested in here: “Apps, Websites and Plug-Ins,” and “Apps Others Use.”

The “Apps, Websites and Plugins” setting controls whether you can use Facebook for third-party apps at all. You can only turn it on or off. To do so, click the “Edit” button under that section, and then click the “Disable Platform” button.

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The problem for you  is that a lot of sites and services use Facebook to verify logins. If you turn it off completely, you won’t be able to log in to things like your Spotify account. If you’re really serious about making sure third-parties can’t get your data, you can disable it, but for the most part, you’re better off being careful with which apps you give your Facebook data to and removing any you no longer use.

The better option is to limit what data of yours third-parties can get from the apps your friends use. To do that, click the “Edit” button under the “Apps Others Use” section.

The checkboxes here control what third-parties can get when your friends log in to their apps. For example, if one of my friends had logged into the quiz and I had things set up the way they’re shown as before, a lot of info is available.

Cambridge Analytica could have my Bio, Birthday, Family and Relationships, Home Town, Current Location, Education and Work, Activities, Interests and Likes, App Activity Website, and whether or not I’m Online. That’s a hell of a lot of info.

To stop your friends inadvertently sharing all this stuff about you, turn off all the options, and then click the “Save” button.

Now, as long as you’re careful with which apps you use, third-parties aren’t going to end up with your data. If they already have it, there’s not a lot you can do, but at least you’re protected from future issues.

Image credit: Clint Adair.

https://www.howtogeek.com/346783/how-to-stop-facebook-giving-your-data-to-third-parties/

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Facebook Likes – Do you like? You should read this!

I know what’s going on.

Do I? Do you? More than we thought it seems.

The Facebook data breach rumbles on with Mark Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook having to make a formal apology today. Does this include Facebook Likes possible data breaches?  Is it a bit late for that now? Read the article and see what you think and maybe we should the consider whether we should LIKE something from somebody we don’t know.

My thanks to the Newstribune.com newsdesk

FILE – In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica, a data-analysis firm that worked for President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, over allegations that it held onto improperly obtained user data after telling Facebook it had deleted the information. Matt Rourke, File AP Photo

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How Facebook likes could profile voters for manipulation

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY AND ANICK JESDANUNAP Technology Writers

March 20, 2018 05:15 AM

Updated 4 hours 18 minutes ago

NEW YORK

Facebook “likes” can tell a lot about a person. Maybe even enough to fuel a voter-manipulation effort like the one a Trump-affiliated data-mining firm stands accused of — and which Facebook may have enabled.

The social network is under fire after The New York Times and The Guardian newspaper reported that former Trump campaign consultant Cambridge Analytica used data, including user likes, inappropriately obtained from roughly 50 million Facebook users to try to influence elections.

Monday was a wild roller coaster ride for Facebook, whose shares plunged 7 percent in its worst one-day decline since 2014. Officials in the EU and the U.S. sought answers, while Britain’s information commissioner said she will seek a warrant to access Cambridge Analytica’s servers because the British firm had been “uncooperative” in her investigation. The first casualty of that investigation was an audit of Cambridge that Facebook had announced earlier in the day; the company said it “stood down” that effort at the request of British officials.

Adding to the turmoil, the New York Times reported that Facebook security chief Alex Stamos will step down by August following clashes over how aggressively Facebook should address its role in spreading disinformation. In a tweet , Stamos said he’s still fully engaged at Facebook but that his role has changed.

It would have been quieter had Facebook likes not turned out to be so revealing. Researchers in a 2013 study found that likes on hobbies, interests and other attributes can predict personal attributes such as sexual orientation and political affiliation.

Computers analyze such data to look for patterns that might not be obvious, such as a link between a preference for curly fries and higher intelligence.

Chris Wylie, a Cambridge co-founder who left in 2014, said the firm used such techniques to learn about individuals and create an information cocoon to change their perceptions. In doing so, he said, the firm “took fake news to the next level.”

“This is based on an idea called ‘informational dominance,’ which is the idea that if you can capture every channel of information around a person and then inject content around them, you can change their perception of what’s actually happening,” Wylie said Monday on NBC’s “Today.” It’s not yet clear exactly how the firm might have attempted to do that.

Late Friday, Facebook said Cambridge improperly obtained information from 270,000 people who downloaded an app described as a personality test. Those people agreed to share data with the app for research — not for political targeting. And the data included who their Facebook friends were and what they liked — even though those friends hadn’t downloaded the app or given explicit consent.

Cambridge got limited information on the friends, but machines can use detailed answers from smaller groups to make good inferences on the rest, said Kenneth Sanford of the data science company Dataiku.

Cambridge was backed by the conservative billionaire Richard Mercer, and at one point employed Stephen Bannon — later President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman and White House adviser — as a vice president. The Trump campaign paid Cambridge roughly $6 million according to federal election records, although officials have more recently played down that work.

The type of data mining reportedly used by Cambridge Analytica is fairly common, but is typically used to sell diapers and other products. Netflix, for instance, provides individualized recommendations based on how a person’s viewing behaviors fit with what other customers watch.

But that common technique can take on an ominous cast if it’s connected to possible elections meddling, said Robert Ricci, a marketing director at Blue Fountain Media.

Wylie said Cambridge Analytica aimed to “explore mental vulnerabilities of people.” He said the firm “works on creating a web of disinformation online so people start going down the rabbit hole of clicking on blogs, websites etc. that make them think things are happening that may not be.”

Wylie told “Today” that while political ads are also targeted at specific voters, the Cambridge effort aimed to make sure people wouldn’t know they were getting messages aimed at influencing their views.

The Trump campaign has denied using Cambridge’s data. The firm itself denies wrongdoing, and says it didn’t retain any of the data pulled from Facebook and didn’t use it in its 2016 campaign work.

Yet Cambridge boasted of its work after another client, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, won the Iowa caucus in 2016.

Cambridge helped differentiate Cruz from similarly minded Republican rivals by identifying automated red light cameras as an issue of importance to residents upset with government intrusion. Potential voters living near the red light cameras were sent direct messages saying Cruz was against their use.

Even on mainstay issues such as gun rights, Cambridge CEO Alexander Nix said at the time, the firm used personality types to tailor its messages. For voters who care about tradition, it could push the importance of making sure grandfathers can offer family shooting lessons. For someone identified as introverted, a pitch might have described keeping guns for protection against crime.

It’s possible that Cambridge tapped other data sources, including what Cruz’s campaign app collected. Nix said during the Cruz campaign that it had five or six sources of data on each voter.

Facebook declined to provide officials for interview and didn’t immediately respond to requests for information beyond its statements Friday and Monday. Cambridge also didn’t immediately respond to emailed questions.

Facebook makes it easy for advertisers to target users based on nuanced information about them. Facebook’s mapping of the “social graph” — essentially the web of people’s real-life connections — is also invaluable for marketers.

For example, researchers can look at people’s clusters of friends and get good insight as to who is important and influential, said Jonathan Albright, research director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. People who bridge different friend networks, for example, can have more influence when they post something, making them prime for targeting.

Two-thirds of Americans get at least some of their news on social media, according on Pew Research Center. While people don’t exist in a Facebook-only vacuum, it is possible that bogus information users saw on the site could later be reinforced by the “rabbit hole” of clicks and conspiracy sites on the broader internet, as Wylie described.

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An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the sum paid by the 2016 Trump campaign to Cambridge Analytica. It was $5.9 million according to federal election records.

AP technology reporter Ryan Nakashima contributed to this report from Menlo Park, California.

https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/business/article205824634.html

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How to Sell using the 4 Ps – A video

How many pens do you want?

Check out this great video I found on how to selling using the 4p’s. Its short and to the point but worth having your notebook ready. Old school? Maybe but some things are classics and a foundation for us all who want to sell Digital Media, Ebooks, online Digital content or Ecommerce products. Can you learn from it? That is down to your level of experience but I think so. As always, positive thoughts are the way forward, don’t bring yourself and others down by negative thoughts and emotions. Be positive and go forward.

I will be talking about relaxing and productivity in future posts.

All the best     –   Paul

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Cryptocurrency News – Bitcoin under pressure?

Say bye to Bitcoin: 7 other cryptocurrencies to invest in

Here’s an article on Cryptocurrency, featuring Bitcoin and informing us of the Bitcoin news and alternative currencies making a play. Has the Bitcoin Bubble burst or are there more Crypotocurrency shocks awaiting us? Some full time traders express great caution at present about investing more than you are prepared to lose (which is always good advice) in case the bubble bursts. Are Governments also making a play to get involved? Would that mean more regulation, time will tell.

Although Bitcoin has been the largest power player in the blockchain market to date, here are seven more emerging players to watch out for.

Published  23 hours ago on  March 19, 2018

By  Vikas Agrawal

Cryptocurrencies have been gaining traction in the mainstream market since Bitcoin began in 2009. The buzz even grew louder when the unit price of a Bitcoin passed the $11,500 marklast year. Online searches for cryptocurrency and its forms also rose in the same year.

 

If you purchased $100 worth of Bitcoin in 2011 — when it was trading at 30 cents apiece — your investment would have been around $3,357,965 as of Feb. 16 this year. But take note that its value is on a downward trend now.

 

Investing in Bitcoin and any cryptocurrency, for that matter, entails risks. First, internet currency trading is a highly speculative activity because the ups and downs follow no specific pattern. Second, the market is unregulated. And third, transactions are conducted anonymously so they cannot be traced and are outside of government control.

However, there is still a potential to make money on a cryptocurrency platform, like as a legitimate form of payment among online stores and merchants.

If you are seeking to invest in cryptocurrency, make sure to build a diversified portfolio. Consider these seven digital currencies that are not Bitcoin.

Ethereum (ETH)

 

Ethereum actually refers to the blockchain network in which miners work to earn Ether, a tradeable crypto token. This crypto token fuels the Ethereum network, which was developed by computer programmer Vitalik Buterin. Since its inception in July 2015, Ethereum has grown its value to 13,000 percent. It has the second-highest market capitalization today, next to Bitcoin.

 

VeCoin (VEN)

The platform originating in China has rebranded and now hosts two currencies, namely, VeChain Tokens (VET) and Thor Power (THOR). VET works like the Ethereum network. Before you bet on it, check out the performance of VeCoin. Although it was not spared from the massive slide of prices across the cryptocurrency market, it has been quick to rise back again.

Ripple (XRP)

Ripple has consistently been one of the top five cryptocurrencies by market capitalization throughout the previous years. But what may have propelled it to the world stage is the widespread adoption by companies including reputable institutions like MIT. A ReviewsXP article reports that a startup called Omni recently raised $25 million through its Series C and D funding using ripple rather than traditional money.

 

Litecoin rose to the challenge and became one of the top five cryptocurrencies in late 2017. (Source)

 

Litecoin (LTN)

The release of this peer-to-peer digital currency is credited to a former Google employee named Charlie Lee. The coin is similar in technical detail to Bitcoin. It became among the top five cryptocurrencies by market cap when its value soared toward the end of 2017. Not only that, it makes up 45 percent of the aggregate cap of all virtual coins and is the most traded cryptocurrency to date, says the Motley Fool.

 

Dash (DASH)

The portmanteau of digital cash, Dash is deemed a better alternative (hence, altcoin) to Bitcoin. In June 2017, it registered daily trade volume of approximately $100 million. It falls sixth among the top cryptocurrencies, having reached a market cap of $4.8 billion by the same period. It is widely talked about in forums as well. But most importantly, it aims to solve issues that have slowed down Bitcoin, such as transaction speed. It takes four seconds to confirm Dash transactions compared to Bitcoin’s 10 minutes or so.

 

IOTA (MIOTA)

Positioned to be a more scalable version of the blockchain, IOTA is marked by a lightweight, blockless distributed ledger. One of its more attractive features is that it allows you to transact or transfer value without a fee. It saw a jump in November and December and is currently ranked 10th by market cap on CoinMarketCap.

 

Steem (STEEM)

Steem is a token that circulates within Steemit, an online content platform that has embraced blockchain technology. On Steemit, you can get paid in online currencies — Steemit dollars and tokens — for generating content such as blogs and comments. Put Steem on your must-watch list as it is expected to expand its use as a payment method in the near future.

 

Final words

Investing in cryptocurrencies is a fairly new way of making money, and there are more retail investors than institutional ones that get enticed to try it. It is best to read up more about these platforms, as well as other options not mentioned here. Yet, at the end of the day, the world is moving toward a cashless future — and cryptocurrencies may just be the fuel that will keep the engines running there.

DISCLAIMER: This article expresses my own ideas and opinions. Any information I have shared are from sources that I believe to be reliable and accurate. I did not receive any financial compensation in writing this post, nor do I own any shares in any company I’ve mentioned. I encourage any reader to do their own diligent research first before making any investment decisions.

Bitcoin Alternatives  Article credited to  born2invest.com

https://born2invest.com/articles/7-other-cryptocurrencies-invest/

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Report of Data Breach at Facebook

“What happened ?  It’s not my fault Guv  I dunno”

Here’s something you should be aware of, a recent story just breaking, this article credited to the Recode Newstream. I shall update my blog to pass on interesting articles constantly.

The feature being referred to is the Facebook login. To me it unclear if  this also includes the login you can sometimes do when you use the ‘Login with Facebook or Google Chrome’ in other programs. However, it does appear to include all your friends contact details.

For myself, whilst being a public person, I want my Internet personal privacy and respect that of others and find this shocking from such a large company.

Perhaps we should consider this more when giving similar permissions elsewhere on Social Media.

 

Here’s how Facebook allowed Cambridge Analytica to get data for 50 million users

Facebook says it isn’t at fault.

By Kurt Wagner  Mar 17, 2018, 3:47pm EDT

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Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm that helped Donald Trump get elected President, amassed a trove of Facebook user data for some 50 million people without ever getting their permission, according to a report from The New York Times.

Facebook is in another awkward situation. The company claims that it wasn’t breached, and that while it has suspended Cambridge Analytica from its service, the social giant is not at fault. Facebook contends that its technology worked exactly how Facebook built it to work, but that bad actors, like Cambridge Analytica, violated the company’s terms of service.

On the other hand, Facebook has since changed those terms of service to cut down on information third parties can collect, essentially admitting that its prior terms weren’t very good.

So how did Cambridge Analytica get Facebook data on some 50 million people?

Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos, tweeted a lengthy defense of the company, which also included a helpful explanation for how this came about. (He later deleted the tweets, saying he “should have done a better job weighing in,” though you can see screenshots of some of them below.)

Facebook offers a number of technology tools for software developers, and one of the most popular is Facebook Login, which lets people simply log in to a website or app using their Facebook account instead of creating new credentials. People use it because it’s easy — usually one or two taps — and eliminates the need for people to remember a bunch of unique username and password combinations.

An example of what Facebook Login looks like. Facebook

When people use Facebook Login, though, they grant the app’s developer a range of information from their Facebook profile — things like their name, location, email or friends list. This is what happened in 2015, when a Cambridge University professor named Dr. Aleksandr Kogan created an app called “thisisyourdigitallife” that utilized Facebook’s login feature. Some 270,000 people used Facebook Login to create accounts, and thus opted in to share personal profile data with Kogan.

Back in 2015, though, Facebook also allowed developers to collect some information on the friend networks of people who used Facebook Login. That means that while a single user may have agreed to hand over their data, developers could also access some data about their friends. This was not a secret — Facebook says it was documented in their terms of service — but it has since been updated so that this is no longer possible, at least not at the same level of detail.

Through those 270,000 people who opted in, Kogan was able to get access to data from some 50 million Facebook users, according to the Times. That data trove could have included information about people’s locations and interests, and more granular stuff like photos, status updates and check-ins.

The Times found that Cambridge Analytica’s data for “roughly 30 million [people] contained enough information, including places of residence, that the company could match users to other records and build psychographic profiles.”

This all happened just as Facebook intended for it to happen. All of this data collection followed the company’s rules and guidelines.

Things became problematic when Kogan shared this data with Cambridge Analytica. Facebook contends this is against the company’s terms of service. According to those rules, developers are not allowed to “transfer any data that you receive from us (including anonymous, aggregate, or derived data) to any ad network, data broker or other advertising or monetization-related service.”

As Stamos tweeted out Saturday (before later deleting the tweet): “Kogan did not break into any systems, bypass any technical controls, our use a flaw in our software to gather more data than allowed. He did, however, misuse that data after he gathered it, but that does not retroactively make it a ‘breach.’”

Tweets from Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, Alex Stamos, which have since been deleted.

The problem here is that Facebook gives a lot of trust to the developers who use its software features. The company’s terms of service are an agreement in the same way any user agrees to use Facebook: The rules represent a contract that Facebook can use to punish someone, but not until after that someone has already broken the rules.

Facebook is not alone in this world of data sharing. The major mobile platforms like iOS and Android allow developers to collect people’s contact lists with permission. Twitter has a login feature similar to Facebook Login, and so do Google and LinkedIn.

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How to get Traffic to Your Website Tips – Part 1

My FREE Traffic Tactics

 

A number of the older free strategies for directing people to your site have become  saturated over the last couple of years. One reason for this is because of the ever increasing number of individuals beginning to make use of these methods.  In any case, there’s still expectation – while some of these strategies may wind up stagnated, others take advantage from the increase in the number of web advertisers beginning to use them.

There’s likewise, new techniques and systems flying up into the digital marketing system it seems like every other week. I will be sharing some of these later with you.

Free website traffic development is something each Blogger , Website Owner and you, an Internet Marketer are searching for. Whether it’s also for Ecommerce or Offline Marketing, Email Marketing or Affiliate Marketing, by utilizing techniques to drive free site traffic back to you, you can limit your promotion costs while drawing in focused guests to your site and more importantly building your List.

Many Marketers now say there is no problem getting traffic, the problem is getting a List of qualified buyers whilst maintaining customer engagement.

These elements all mean though that you can work to drive free site traffic regardless of what the specialists say. It just takes a little time to build.

I am going to teach you now several old but gold methods as well as up-to-date methods and incredible new technology to build your traffic. Let’s start with one of the best methods.

 

Social Media Traffic

Truly the most powerful item on this rundown is online social networking systems.  Why?  coz they’re HUGE regardless , and they keep on growing and growing continually. One may grow others may decrease. Facebook is apparently losing out amongst young people to Snapchat and Instagram. Instagram is now very a powerful option and this is where I will be concentrating this year. So  that’s all there is to it then?

Each IM  attempting to make it online this year, NEEDS to have and be visible on networking media. This is the place a dominant part of my activity originates from in differing forms and where a lion’s share of the traffic of individuals I know originates from. You should get on the online networking train, sign up and dynamically engage with the sites. By doing this you will have the capacity to drive excellent, laser focused on traffic to your site without paying anything to anybody.

The vital part – How to do this-

Facebook  Networking.  Use the FB search tool and find any relevant sites in your Niche. Join several. Good Tip – Enter all your accounts in an Excel Spreadsheet. Look at the terms and conditions of how you can make posts to benefit others Make a Topical post or answer a question. Don’t join a make money on line group and start talking about puppy training.

See who is posting a lot and add them to your follow and friends list. Do not use your personal account make a Business Page. You can search how to do that in FB. Get a feel for the site and then try and make a helpful post.

You could maybe answer any “How to Questions”  if you know the answer. If not open a notepad file or just a good old notebook and pencil and then “Google” it. If somebody wants a good site for a WP Theme you can google it, find 2 or 3 sites write down or copy the links. Go there and check it out. Find an easy one to use and note the cost. You could then recommend this as a suitable option. Don’t try and sell anything just post a heplful answer.

Then when you have been able to post a few times, you could make a similar post if you had an affiliate link. Not in your main post but as the first comment. Try to gain a following by being there a lot and posting generally.

When individuals become acquainted with you, you can begin to toss in some of your connections and they will be substantially more likely to tap on your connections (contrasted with simply offering connects to the gathering and no different kinds of substance).

Facebook Groups

Again search FB and find relevant groups in the niche and join them. Check out the group’s rules. Make some general posts and valuable content that will lead back to your site. Give content away first.

Google +

Make a copy of your blog post here and link back to your blog for other content there and an Opt in or subscribe page.

Google+ Collections

Create “Collections” and add your content to them.

Twitter Networking

Find People in your Niche here and follow them. This is a big field in itself and I will have more info on my blog at freshnichecontent.com

Instagram

Another site becoming more and more popular. An account is a necessity. I will talk about this in upcoming posts.

Video Production and Promotion

Video is increasingly becoming the better way to blog. More and more people are preferring to watch a video as opposed to reading a long-winded  blog article on the site. Video is rapidly becoming the future with 58% of the content on Facebook being videos.

Note though many videos are being watched with no sound so you need to display your message in Text. Take advantage of this current year. You need to open a Youtube Channel.

Making a straightforward video doesn’t take up excessively time, and you don’t need to record yourself on camera if you want to.  Just make a slideshow video or utilize a screen throwing project to record your PC screen while you exhibit something. At that point add some content and voice to your video and you’re prepared to distribute.

You  can go to Fiverr.com and for $5 request somebody to make a video for you.  This is incredible value.

Once your video is prepared, you have to distribute it to various video sharing sites YouTube being  your first.  Other sites to open an account at are Metacafe – Daily Motion – Vimeo and send high quality Vids to Udemy and WWW. Instructables.com.  Additionally implant your video on your site (Embedding your video from YouTube on your site will spare you A LOT of transmission capacity on your facilitating account).

Offer your video to all your online content networking sites and social bookmarking sites such as delicious.com, digg.com and stumbleupon.com. You can likewise request that your visitors share your video on their web-based social networking accounts.

Driving free site traffic with recordings is getting to be less and less demanding. YouTube has millions of dynamic visitors daily and the numbers are rapidly increasing. This means you now have a chance to TAKE ADVANTAGE of these  large number of daily visitors and drive some of them back to your site.

It is important to make certain to use a catchy title, a series of relevant tags and enhanced keywords in the Title and sub-title. Make  sure to link back to your website. Your Keywords are ultra important as Youtube is now owned by google. Google will reward you for high quality content.

Further info about Keywords especially the power of long-tail-keywords  will be on freshnichecontent.com soon.

Article Marketing

Despite the fact that article showcasing is an exceptionally old time technique to drive traffic  back to your site for nothing, it still appears to work. Numerous web marketers at Warrior Plus assert that article promoting is not valuable any longer. The Jury is out on this we are not sure. The pros, you can portray yourself as an expert with your articles and can link back to your website or product to sell in your signature box. The articles posted to ezinearticles have remained there for many years.  The cons. Google will not give high ranking now so your article will not be as visible.

More cons – You can not make several copies of the same article any more to get extra results.  People can download and take your work and give you no credit.

The way to progress with article showcasing is to put in a little effort – particularly when you’re just beginning. You have already written the article and can just post it to ezinearticles.  Look for traffic from this source to see if it is worth it.

The more you compose, the higher you get in the rankings of the article destinations you distribute your articles on.

 

 Contests and Quizzes

Contests are now very popular and multiple sites claim great success in getting people to subscribe to your content to play.  Challenge or quizzes are currently essentially easy  to run and are a good form of Interactive Marketing with high customer engagement levels..

The  old initial step was to settle on a prize you offered to  challengers. This can differ from anything between an eBook identified with your specialty,  to a more valuable genuine  prize such as a watch, ipad or $10 Amazon voucher.

The vital thing is that the prize should offer something of significant worth – for instance, don’t just focus on the quiz, in a diet niche or weight reduction specialty, you may offer a quality eBook about getting more fit or controlling your eating regimen, or Diet Recipes. You can reward winners with free samples of your products.

You can utilize online programming to begin your challenge, and offer your challenge on your site. Make certain to likewise share your challenge via web-based networking media.

Your entrance  qualification should be an email address and then to/like/tweet/+1 – along these lines, each time somebody participates in your challenge, they will be compelled to share or like your product or site.  Get them to challenge their friends or update their scores with friends.

This makes your substance accessible to all of their companions/contacts – which implies more activity to your site. An ever increasing number of individuals will begin to see your challenge, and they will need to enter. More traffic engagement means more leads to your site.

Nowadays,  you can also get special software for generating quizzes such as WWW.surveymonkey, www.Quizbean and https://testmoz . WordPress software WP Quiz and WP Quiz builder appear free.

Quizzes can be a knowledge test or product orientated with some software changing paths according to answers given to give an answer specific for a different product eg a skincare article.

 

Blog Comments

The next strategy I will give you today is becoming a Guest Blogger. You should be able to write a fairly long quality post.

Basically you are going to find blogs in your niche and you can create content for in exchange for a link back to your site. You can do this by google”guest post” (your niche) or using sites such as mybloggerguest.com, Slashdot.org/submission or bloggernews.net/write-for-bnn.

Then you should identify the owner or a moderator to get the owners details and say how much you like their site and recent posts and would he like you to make a guest post. You should enclose a couple of your best posts. Not everyone will reply but you should get a good % and if your work is good you should be invited to submit an article to them for approval.

On a smaller scale you can search for web sites in your niche with blogs  that enable you to enter a site address while leaving a remark. Remark on these web journals with an complimentary remark or helpful comment.  Try not to incorporate a link to your site in primary remark, yet rather on the “Site address” field that is accessible – this will add a hyperlink to your site. Somebody then can hit the link to visit your site.

Blog remarks are a method for connecting with the creator of the blog entry you are remarking on, and additionally a method for speaking with different analysts. This is likewise an awesome method to drive quality traffic to your site.

In conclusion.

These strategies are quality ideas to start driving free traffic to your site whether you are an Affiliate Marketer Email Marketer or in Ecommerce. These free strategies can lead to building up to the  astounding approachof generating  hundreds to thousands of additional guests to your site without payment. They are just a beginning stage, and there’s many more ways you can drive traffic back to your site.

By utilizing these strategies as outlined, you would already be able to get a tremendous boost by driving unlimited free traffic. In my next post, I will outline some extra resources and some secret weapons.