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Google Tips to Secure Yourself and Your Sites Online

It pays to be safe not only offline but even online. As scams, frauds and identity thefts continue to exist on the web, every internet user needs to be vigilant and take the necessary steps to protect his privacy.

Google marked the Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 5, to raise awareness on the ways people can protect their personal information online. Unaware to some of you, Google launched a site called Good to Know in 2012 as a venue for promoting its educational campaigns particularly on staying safe online. The site also provides guidelines on how to best secure your computer and mobile devices.

Emails and even blogs today are not spared from hacking and Google definitely has some surefire tips to help you deal with these issues. The search engine giant revealed it identifies more than 10,000 unsafe websites on a daily basis and they are taking action to keep internet users informed. Google said it displays warnings on up to 14 million Google search results as well as 300,000 downloads informing users of something suspicious in the site or link.

Blogging Popularity Remains, the Stats Have It!

Blogging is valuable and helpful. For the private individuals, it’s an avenue to share their thoughts and feelings about their life experiences. For the business organizations, it’s a way to reach out to their target audience and provide them with useful information.

Platforms

Blogger is the top bog site used in the U.S. with 46 million unique monthly users. This is based on the 2012 blogging stats.

As for WordPress, there are now more than 60 million sites worldwide that use this platform. Each month, some 33.9 million new posts and 40.9 comments are made on WordPress.com while more than 399 million people view more than 3.5 billion pages. On a daily basis, data from 2011 showed that more than 100,000 new WordPress sites are created.

Social Media Trends in Asia

When it concerns social media usage, a lot of people think that those in Asia are so far behind. But in truth, Asians are not to be outdone when it comes to engaging in their favorite social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

Reports have it that internet usage is rapidly on the rise in the Asia Pacific region. For a 10-year period from 2000 to 2010, the growth rate among internet users went up with Vietnam topping the list at 12,035 percent followed by China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines.

The Chinese are the number one social media users and RenRen is where they often …

How to Add Social Media Buttons on a Blog

A blog is one way of sharing useful information over the internet. For businesses, it is an effective way of updating consumers of new products and services, promotions, events and other activities. Companies can actually use it as an addition to their existing blog.

It should be understood, though, that a blog should not be used as a standalone site all the time. It has to be linked to the main website and if possible, to a person or company’s social media accounts. In this way, people have more avenues by which to learn more about what you do as well as the products and services you offer. …