DIdea #6 - Protect All Areas of Your Business

It is vital that you take precautions to protect all areas of your business. Unscrupulous people are everywhere. Thieves are a problem for brick and mortar business owners and thieves are a major problem for cyber space business owners. Brick and mortar thieves take money and merchandise in cyber space thieves take commissions, Intellectual property, Identity. Brick and Mortar merchants use locks, alarms and guards to deter thieves. Cyber Space business owners need to use state-of-the-art security software...
Protect Your Information: 
 

1. Use Copyrights
 
If you have any of your original work stored on your computer, the very first step after creating it is to copyright it, by either printing or recording your creation and adding a copyright symbol to it. You can also get your work registered.
 

2. Password Protect your Web Pages
 
A password is a great tool to ensure your safety. Hence, you are always advised to choose a password that no one can predict and break into. Password protecting your web pages can prevent others from gaining access to your information.
 

3. Prevent Copying of Your Web Pages
 
Websites now days have a feature to prevent visitors from copying matter from the web page to prevent infringement and misuse of matter. Thus, it is a safe option for you to prevent copying of your web pages to keep your work protected.
 

4. Clear Your History
 
It is hardly possible that you are the only person who has access to your computer. Although you may trust people with your computer, clearing your history from time to time will help people not betray your trust even if they try to because they will not find anything to snoop around.
 
5. Use only trusted websites and programs
 
Simply activities such as browsing the web, playing games, downloading and using e-mail can provide hackers with entry into your computer. If you use programs and websites that contain unsafe software your information will be vulnerable for others to access.  You might be thinking that every step here to protect your computer seems easy; however, you must find the time to stay on top of your businesses' safety by reviewing your security standards and maintenance schedule and take corrective actions when warranted.   by protecting your business information you will be rewarded exponentially.



Protect your Commissions:


 
1. Use Meta Refresh
 
Meta refresh is a simple bit of HTML code that will refresh a page after X seconds, and a new URL would automatically redirects your visitor to another page (your affiliate URL).  Meta Refresh provides a more pleasing way of presenting affiliate links in all your communication.  It is believed to help reduce commission bypassing and commission hijacking also.   A big advantage of using Meta Refresh is that should merchants change their affiliate links, you only have to change one file instead of having to change all your affiliate links.  Use this technique cautiously, some search engines don't like the use of Meta Refreshes because, they're often used for unsavory purposes.  You can get help to write the HTML code for it online.

 
2. Use URL redirection service 

You can redirect your URLs.  You can use a free service but, usually you only get one free URL.  You can buy a unique domain name for each affiliate program you promote but, the cost of that could get expensive.  Ideally you could join a program that gives you unlimited URLs for a nominal monthly fee.  URL redirection makes affiliate links less obvious as you can name it whatever you want.  This helps to minimize loss of commission from theft.

 
3. Use web-based ad tracking service

  The ad tracking link initially hides the affiliate link, reducing thefts.  Be careful with tracking if cloaking is included as cloaking sometimes strip valuable commission information.

 
4.  Use ad tracking script
 
If you are not familiar with what Tracking software is.  It is software program(s) that keeps track of how many times your links are clicked.  Your banners, text links email etc.  Any time your link is clicked through whatever means of advertising it keeps track to determine how much you should get paid.  Good ad tracking scripts hide the affiliate link, as well as, track when the link is clicked.  An additional advantage is that the link doesn’t promote anyone else’s domain.


5. Use JavaScript Redirect

This initially hides the affiliate link and should reduce commission thefts. 

The above information are only a few suggestions to call your attention to the importance of protecting your online business', there are countless ways to protect your business.  It is for you to get the correct information to identify what is necessary to secure your property and take the necessary precautions.  It is well known that thievery is prevalent on the Internet and that it is a major problem for online businesses.  Consequently, It is absolutely crucial that you be vigilant and take the necessary precautions to protect your computer, your information and your commissions to stay safe onnline.
 
Protect Your Business Online Completely Secure All Areas
It is imperitive that you protect All Areas of Your Online Business completely by taking extreme precautions to secure your online business on the web: Your Computer, Your Information and Your Commissions.  Unsavory characters cause major problems to business owners in the brick and mortar world and they are of major concern to online business owners also. 

In the brick and mortar world, thieves take Money and Merchandise and in cyber space they invade your computer, take your intellectual property and your commissions .  In the real world business owners use locks, alarms and armed guards to discourage thieves. The Internet business owners need to be at least just as diligent, if not more so, and use state-of-the-art security methods for their computer , copyrights for their intellectual properties and anti-theft software to protect their commissions. 

Listed below are some suggestions of some of the things you can do to protect your computer, your information and your commissions: 


Protect your Computer:
  

1. Secure Your Computer   

The best way to secure your computer is to:
 
a. Select an operating system that is best known for its security (bear in mind that every computer is prone to viruses, but the effectiveness of your operating system can prove as a shield against viruses)
 
b. Install only original software and programs on your computer.
 
c. Always have an original antivirus program installed on your computer to scan external devices inserted into your computer; to run through downloads for safety and to prevent you from browsing unsafe websites.

 
2. Secure Your Network
 
While the internet is a boon of information and knowledge, it can prove to be a bane as well because it exposes you to the threat of hackers, scammers, identity thieves, viruses and worms. An insecure network makes your computer vulnerable to hackers who can gain easy access to your system by keeping track of everything you do, along with your passwords. You can secure your network by:

a. Using a combination of alphabets, numbers and special characters to safeguard your network.

b. Replacing old adaptors, routers and modems from time to time.

 
3. Keep Programs Up to Date
 
Software programs are always being updated and upgraded to eliminate flaws in the previous versions. At times, these flaws make your pc more vulnerable to virus attacks. Hence, it is wise to keep your software programs up to date.

 
4. Clean Your Computer Frequently
 
You are always likely to find old files on your pc that you hardly ever use. It is advisable to delete such files so that your computer remains clean and away from clutter. Clutter makes your computer a favorable environment for viruses.

 
5. Back Up Your Data
 
In case all your security measures fail, you can reduce your stress by backing up your data from time to time. Therefore, even if your computer falls prey to virus attacks that clear your system clean, you won’t have to ever lose your data since it has been backed up.  There are also, a variety of external memory devices available in the market today to protect your data. 

The main reason people invest into a computer is so that they can have access to vast amounts of information and store data all at the same time in a simple machine. However, this simple machine can complicate matters for you if all the data stored in it is not secure. Scary isn’t it? Don’t worry; we have just the perfect solution for you.


Protect Your Information: 
 

1. Use Copyrights
 
If you have any of your original work stored on your computer, the very first step after creating it is to copyright it, by either printing or recording your creation and adding a copyright symbol to it. You can also get your work registered.
 

2. Password Protect your Web Pages
 
A password is a great tool to ensure your safety. Hence, you are always advised to choose a password that no one can predict and break into. Password protecting your web pages can prevent others from gaining access to your information.


3. Prevent Copying of Your Web Pages
 
Websites now days have a feature to prevent visitors from copying matter from the web page to prevent infringement and misuse of matter. Thus, it is a safe option for you to prevent copying of your web pages to keep your work protected.
 

4. Clear Your History
 
It is hardly possible that you are the only person who has access to your computer. Although you may trust people with your computer, clearing your history from time to time will help people not betray your trust even if they try to because they will not find anything to snoop around.
 
5. Use only trusted websites and programs
 
Simply activities such as browsing the web, playing games, downloading and using e-mail can provide hackers with entry into your computer. If you use programs and websites that contain unsafe software your information will be vulnerable for others to access.  You might be thinking that every step here to protect your computer seems easy; however, you must find the time to stay on top of your businesses' safety by reviewing your security standards and maintenance schedule and take corrective actions when warranted.   by protecting your business information you will be rewarded exponentially.