Hi There! As I am working on refreshing my SEO campaigns, I was thinking of all the things we do every day on the internet. Like the use of Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc. My wife loves to shop on Amazon for everything, because of the fast shipping. But do you ever wonder why a simple look on the internet for supplies for your dog, for example, seems to pop-up everywhere else on your computer? You are checking out your email, and on the right, is an ad for the dog collar you checked out on Amazon, but didn’t buy. That is because of cookies on your browser are tracking where you shop, what you are viewing, everything. A bit scary at times, but according to Google its to help with the internet user experience. I claim that is B.S. It is a violation of our privacy, am I right? Is there a solution?… of course! When clicking on your Google browser, put your browser in private mode. This is located at the top of the right corner of the screen. Look for the three little dots at the top right, and click the option of “ New incognito window “ and voila….. you have privacy! If you are doing online banking or buying anything online, you absolutely should be in private browser mode. These temporary browser windows will not save data like credit card information, passwords, or stored address information….so it may seem like it a hassle to have to enter in data you normally don’t have to on an unsecured browser window. This will help to keep things more private in a world where we are being tracked every day…… No one is protecting you, you have to do it yourself. In a world where its common for your credit card information to be stolen, you have to protect your self. You can also do things like changing your Facebook settings to private, get a VPN blocker for your home network, update your virus protection to include safer surfing on the web, and make it a habit to clear out your cookies, browsing history and keeping your computer up to date on security patches from Windows.

Here is a helpful video from Common Craft to inform you of the need to be safe while on the internet. As well as to checking your email on a daily bases. Beware of false leads, hackers trying to get personal information from you by making a website from your bank or any other financial institution look real for an example.

by Common Craft https://www.commoncraft.com/