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Own a Small Publishing Business?

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If you are a small business person and do not have a blog, LinkedIn offers a sensational platform that you can use for free. If you do have a blog, you have the opportunity to link this platform to your existing blog to drive new traffic and attention to your author platform!

More and more Social Media sites open publishing platforms to all its members. LinkedIn’s platform was opened to about 25,000 users. More will be added gradually until every member
has publishing privileges. Posts you publish will appear as part of your professional profile.
From there they can be shared with your immediate network.
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The Year of the Social Small Business
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As one writer said:  “Just another thing to keep traditional media awake at night.”
What about you?  Are you going to publish/duplicate your blog on LinkedIn? 
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If you would like to get more support in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites – or to learn how you can make yourself a name as an author through content writing: We offer all this and more for only $179 for three months – or less than $2 per day! Learn more about this customized Online Seminar / Consulting for writers: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars   Or visit http://www.e-book-pr.com/book-promo/ to advertise your new book, specials, your KDP Select Free Days or the new Kindle Countdown Deals.

Please check out all previous posts of this blog (there are more than 1,030 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.
Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing
http://www.111publishing.com
http://www.e-Book-PR.com/
http://www.international-ebooks.com/
http://bit.ly/VmtVAS 111Publishing @ Google+

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Social Media: Is it a Total Waste of Time?

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It’s always surprising: when searching on Google for a certain word or topic, I often find our own articles and blog posts, as well as re-posted content from our Google+ sites on Google’s first page. This very high ranking on Google’s Search Engine means that users find easily our content. And if YOU, as an author, write a lot of posts, blog articles etc. – always with a link to your website or Amazon author page – you will be high in Google ranking too and more people will learn about your books.

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Total Waste of Time
Authors flock to Social Media sites to get the word out about their books. However, many writers see it as a waste of time and would rather write on their next book. Smart authors combine the best of the two worlds and post small snippets of their writing or interesting details of their research on Google+ posts. Think about it: if you combine your Google+ page with your Twitter presence, explained here in detail, you post only once on Google+ and it appears on Twitter as well. You save 50% of your time on Social Media!

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Your Goal for Being Online:
Unless you have ten-thousands of dollars every month to spend on advertising for your book, you might use the more subtle way of book marketing and meet your readers online on Social Media sites. But what would your (potential) readers be interested in or want to hear from you? They certainly want to learn more about you as a writer and they want to learn about your books and get samples of your writing. It means you can do what you like most: WRITING and at the same time give your potential readers and buyers of your book reasons to follow you and tell others, or re-post and re-tweet your content.

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Use Your Creativity
Authors often ask: “what should I post on Google+ or on Social Media sites in general?” Nothing easier than that. You can use every word, every fact, every location or scene in your book to write a short post, blog or even a long article. Even novels, such as a Science Fiction story has lots of potential to be used to write short articles. Just one example: I recently thumbed through a clients’ book and found on the first page, under acknowledgements, that she thanked the police chief of her town for giving her a tour and explaining her certain laws when she did the research for her book. Her meeting with the police chief and each one of the laws she learned about, could be the topic of a short article or blog!

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For Authors: It’s a Must to Be on Google+
Google has been using Google+ to discover new content, and many authors have discovered that URLs (links to their sites or articles), but also posts that they commented and shared on Google+ are indexed very quickly – and they find themselves often on page 1 on Google’s search results – one of the main reason to be on Google+ or to post on Google+ communities.
Compare this to Facebook, where privacy settings and restrictions on data sharing, make it rather often impossible for posts to never be crawled or indexed by Google at all. Unlike Facebook, which hides data from Google, or Twitter – which directs Google not to follow most of its links – Google+ data will be immediately and fully accessible on the Internet and readers can find you and your books easily. Each post on Google+ acts like a mini blog post and adds highly share-able, link-able context to the search engines. Last but not least: Don’t miss to link to all relevant profiles from your Google+ “About” page.

To sum it up:  Use your research and your manuscript to write lots of blog posts, articles and Social Media content and post it first on your Google+ page.  Combine your Social Media sites, linking to each of them.  Post with one click on several of your Social Media sites, which can be done by using scheduling sites, such as Hootsuite.com or Shortening Sites, such as Bit.ly. This is just for posting your articles – not for directly connecting with your followers or readers. The time you save when linking your Social Media sites is not only time you save to write, but also some time you can spend to connect directly with your readers!  Social Media = Social Networking.

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More About the Benefits of Google+

https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/how-to-get-your-author-page-on-googles-page-1/

https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2014/02/25/5-tips-for-a-successful-google-presence/

https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/3-top-reasons-to-be-on-googles-page-1/

https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/09/01/15-reasons-to-be-on-google/

https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/how-to-get-more-followers-on-your-google-page/

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If you would like to get more support in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites – or to learn how you can make yourself a name as an author through content writing: We offer all this and more for only $179 for three months – or less than $2 per day! Learn more about this customized Online Seminar / Consulting for writers: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars   Or visit http://www.e-book-pr.com/book-promo/ to advertise your new book, specials, your KDP Select Free Days or the new Kindle Countdown Deals.

Please check out all previous posts of this blog (there are more than 1,030 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.
Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing
http://www.111publishing.com
http://www.e-Book-PR.com/
http://www.international-ebooks.com/
http://bit.ly/VmtVAS 111Publishing @ Google+
http://pinterest.com/111publishing/

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Show Off Your Writing Skills: Write Guest Blogs

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Hi everyone : ) For the past 36 months I have written more than 1,060 blog posts for SavvyBookWriters.com/blog – which have been read by more than 450.000 individuals at
SavvyBookWriters. These posts are submitted several times to Google+, Twitter, Pinterest,
Facebook, Tumblr, StumpleUpon, dozens of Google+ Communities, Goodreads etc.
However, this blog would benefit from a variety of voices, additional advice and different points of view. I am now inviting guest posts on this blog.

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Guest Posting
It is a great way for your blog and your books sales page to get some fantastic exposure. You certainly can add links from your guest blog via the re-blog function to your website, your own blog or the online retailer where your book is sold.  At the same time you will be helping readers of this blog by providing them with useful and relevant information.  I welcome posts from writers or bloggers and others in the publishing industry, who know from their own experience what they are writing about.
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Here are Some Guidelines for You:

  • Topics should be related to writing, publishing and book marketing only. It doesn’t have to be specific to e-books. Write about victories and … in your writing career, or great tips you can give other writers or small publishers.
  • Your Guest Post must be original. It should be a new, original post, written entirely by you – No articles from article directories.
  • Length: Your guest blog should be at a minimum of somewhere between 500 words to 700 words.
    Longer posts are certainly welcomed.
  • Exclusivity will be for 30 days. By submitting a guest post to us, you agree not to post it anywhere else online for a period of 30 days after it first appears on this blog- re-blogging on your page is fine.
  • Use examples and anecdotes to clarify your points
  • Offer fresh content that has not been published before
  • Send us a pitch only if you are a blogger with your own blog
  • Ensure that your post does not violate any copyright laws
  • Have a conclusion at the end of your article
  • Have a call to action for readers after the conclusion

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Important: Learn to Write for the Web & Social Media
Writing for blogs is totally differently from writing a novel. Learn how to write the “inverted pyramid” from most important on top to less further on. Is your text easy to read? Eye-tracking studies have shown that readers SCAN text (in an F-shaped pattern), rather than to READ it. And: website visitors read more slowly on the screen than in print. So, how to you use this knowledge for your writing?

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Use bullet lists, such as this one:

  • Create lots of short paragraphs, and give them all a headline
  • Keep sentences short, they should never be longer than one line
  • Use spell check and a beta reader / software
  • Readers like to interact on the Web, so give them lots of links
  • Illustrate your text, use lots of images
  • Don’t let your readers scroll on the screen, keep it to one page
  • Except prepositions and the words “and” and “the”, all major words in a headline should be capitalized

Online content is not just about words. When you write for the Internet, think “presentation”. Print content is formally written and a passively read. Online content is informally written, interactive and dynamic.
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Don’t Query or Inquire About Topics.
Just send your entire post to 111publishing *at* gmail . com – directly in the email-body – NO
Word or other attachments will be opened!!!
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Subject: Guest Post
Please include a short “About the Author” bio of approximately 70-80 words (not including the
link to your Web site. Include your Twitter, Google+ or FB ID with the post.
The link back to your blog or author sales page should be within the author bio, NOT within the
article itself. Your bio link must link to your own author site, writing- or publishing-related web
site or book sales page. No affiliate links and no links to unrelated sites.
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Please submit a polished post that you would be proud to have published. You will be contacted within three working days. Thank you for your interest and I do look forward to hearing from you!

Doris @111Publishing

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If you would like to get more support in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites – or to learn how you can make yourself a name as an author through content writing: We offer all this and more for only $179 for three months – or less than $2 per day! Learn more about this individual book marketing help: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars
Or visit http://www.e-book-pr.com/book-promo/  to advertise your new book, specials, your KDP Select Free Days or the new Kindle Countdown Deals.

Please check out all previous posts of this blog (there are more than 1,060 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.
Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing
http://www.111publishing.com
http://www.e-Book-PR.com/
http://www.international-ebooks.com/
http://bit.ly/VmtVAS 111Publishing @ Google+

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2013 in Review

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The WordPress.com stats helper prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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THANKS to all our subscribers and readers (almost 400,000 in total now) of 970+ blog posts.
Happy New Year to all of you!

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Here’s an excerpt from the WordPress Article:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 280,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 12 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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3 Simple Changes to Improve Your Articles

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Not really happy with the response to your blogs?  Try these three changes for your blog posts, website or article writing. It will make a huge difference between articles being read or going viral.  Implementing these tips only half-heartily – starting with better headlines – I already gained almost 300,000 blog visitors in the last year.
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# 1 The Secret to Writing Great Headlines
Studies have shown that you can increase your conversion rate on a blog article, tweet or link by 73% if you use a great headline. People read blog posts because the title catches their attention. Create headlines that will captivate readers. Posts don’t go viral, but headlines do. It’s the headline that people share on Social Media.

  • Use Promises
    Readers will click on headlines that promise a reward, such as a solution to their problem or a sure path way to success. The most popular headlines are starting with numbers, such as “How to” or “Tips for”. You have seen lots of titles like: “99 Top Websites to Show Your Book“……… “77 Reasons Why Your Book Was Rejected” ….. or “The Benefit on Using Google+” ……
  • Use Celebrity Names
    All the top tweets feature celebrities, such as Obama or Oprah. For example: “Oprah uses this visualization technique. Should you?”
  • Use “New”
    Your headline should promise something new. “How a New App is Changing the Way we Edit Books.” or “5 Social Media Trends You Need to Know.”
  • Use Best and Worst
    Jeff Bullas, writing at the same topic, not only suggests to use new, celebrity, promises or numbers, but also best and worst: “Top 10 Google+ Posts or 2013.” or “Biggest Social Media Mistakes of 2013.”

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# 2 Quote an Expert – or Several
If you read the most popular blogs on the Internet, you will notice that they have quite a few outbound links. People take you seriously when they know your information comes from an insider or a specialist in a certain field.
Theoretically, one can compile blog posts together on subjects she or he knows absolutely nothing about. As long as one knows how to quote and cite the right people, one will be taken seriously. Gather expert knowledge. This is how journalists make money with their articles (after thoroughly researching the topics).

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# 3 Tell Stories or Write About Your Learning Experiences
Point to your own mistakes / experiences or to stories of companies or individuals that had done what you recommended, and how it worked for them. Readers like to listen to real stories. Which are much more likely to go viral than just blank information.
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If you change only one thing about your blog content, this one should be it: Sprinkle a few stories and examples into your blog posts to justify what you are saying.
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Last but not least: don’t get discouraged. Many bloggers write a couple of posts, don’t see much traffic, and give up. Building a readership takes time and experience. It takes effort to find ways to get your particular audience to visit, comment on your posts, and recommend you to others – but it’s worth it.!  Read More Blog Posting Tips:

http://writetodone.com/3-secrets-to-writing-blog-posts-that-go-viral/

http://www.startupbros.com/32-ways-to-make-your-blog-post-go-viral/

http://mycrazygoodlife.com/5-ways-im-making-my-blog-content-go-viral/

http://blog.crazyegg.com/2013/06/24/get-more-retweets/

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If you would like to get more support in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites – or to learn how you can make yourself a name as an author through content writing: We offer all this and more for only $159 for three months! Learn more about this individual book marketing help: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars
Or visit http://www.e-book-pr.com/book-promo/
to advertise your new book, specials, your KDP Select Free Days or the new Kindle Countdown Deals.

Please check out all previous posts of this blog (there are more than 970 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.
Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing
http://www.111publishing.com
http://www.e-Book-PR.com/
http://www.international-ebooks.com/
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Top 12 Blog Posts in 2013

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12-Top-Blogs

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Approaching 400,000 readers …

We do not only use FavStar  – which shows us the most popular and most re-tweeted posts, but also a handful of other online tools e.g. Bit.ly to learn about our most popular / viral going blog articles and at what time they received the most tweets. 

Timing of posts and tweets plays a huge factor, as well as the practical value of blog posts for the reader.

Free book marketing tools and Social Media in general seem to get the most readers and responses:
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46 Top Websites to Promote Your Book for FREE

Writing is an Art – Publishing is a Business!

7 Top Reasons for Writers to Be on Goodreads

Twitter or Facebook? What’s Better For Authors?

11 Websites to Find Freelance Writing Jobs

Less than Minimum Wage for Authors?

5 Tips to Improve your Amazon Author Page & Sell More Books

Smart Authors Get Paid for Marketing Their Books!

11 Tips How to Create Web Content WITHOUT even Writing

9 Things Authors Should Never Do on Twitter

99 Top Forums/Blogs to Post Your Book for FREE

Why You Should Have a Print Book Too & POD

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We are very grateful for so many readers, subscribers and comments at our blogs 

http://SavvyBookWriters.com and http://SavvyBookWriters.wordpress.com, as well as on http://www.e-book-PR.com and http://www.international-ebooks.com

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If you would like to get more support in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites – or to learn how you can make yourself a name as an author through content writing: We offer all this and more for only $159 for three months! Learn more about this individual book marketing help: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars
Or visit http://www.e-book-pr.com/book-promo/
to advertise your new book, specials, your KDP Select Free Days or the new Kindle Countdown Deals.

Please check out all previous posts of this blog (there are more than 970 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.
Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing
http://www.111publishing.com
http://www.e-Book-PR.com/
http://www.international-ebooks.com/
http://bit.ly/VmtVAS 111Publishing @ Google+

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How to Promote Your Books with Goodreads’ Author Program?

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Book-Marketing

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Learn more about how to promote your books with special tools on Goodreads. Each slideshow demonstrates a different aspect of the Goodreads Author Program.
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Get the word out about your book! Here are some of the promotional tools available on Goodreads:

Author Profile, Author Dashboard, and Widgets
All members of Goodreads have regular reader profiles where they can review books, add friends, and post information about themselves. When an author signs up for Goodreads, he or she begins with this basic user profile.

For any book listed in the Goodreads catalog, you can click on the author’s name to find the author profile. This page lists all of the author’s published work, whether he or she is a member of Goodreads or not. When an author joins the Author Program his or her user profile will be merged with the author profile. Becoming a Goodreads Author carries special privileges, such as the ability to

  • edit profile information,
  • add book cover images,
  • write a blog,
  • list quotes that you like
  • upload your videos,
  • promote events, book launches, book signings,
  • and start featured author groups.
After you have signed up for the Author Program, your log-in process does not change: You will still use the same username and password, but now your user profile will point to your author profile. You will also have access to a special Author Dashboard that contains useful links and statistics about your books.
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If you would like to get more support in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites: We offer all this and more for only $159 for three months! Learn more about this individual book marketing help: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars
Or visit http://www.e-book-pr.com/book-promo/
to advertise your new book, specials, your KDP Select Free Days or the new Kindle Countdown Deals.

Please check out all previous posts of this blog (there are more than 960 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.
Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing
http://www.111publishing.com
http://www.e-Book-PR.com/
http://www.international-ebooks.com/
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How to Get More Readers to Your Blog

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Writing Blog Articles

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Subtitle: How to get more exposure for your articles, blogs, books …  as these tips are universal for all your writing.  Lots of visitors / readers are crucial for your success in building a following. Writing an article is just the beginning of content marketing.  If you want to reach a wide audience you have to place your work in front of many readers.
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There are several steps in promoting your writing, no matter if you are a freelance writer for magazines and newspapers or a blogger who writes for an audience of potential readers:

  1. Set up plug-ins to your website or blog in order to have your articles automatically pinged to Social Media sites, as soon as you hit the “publish button”.
  2. Join as many blog directories and sharing sites as possible (see link addresses)
  3. Set up at least two Google+ sites and join Google+ communities in your field
  4. Claim your authorship on Google’s Search Engine
  5. Offer your article to newspapers and magazines, starting with local papers
  6. Split your article in sentences, add the link to your site and post it on Social Media sites
  7. Convert your article in a short slide show and post it for free
  8. Write guest blogs and/or comment on other blogs
  9. Consider to re-write your article and post it on high-traffic e-zines
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Best of the Web Blogs
There are many paths to building links, such as link baiting or blog roll-link swapping, but few are as easy to implement and cost effective as submitting to blog directories, just to name a few:
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http://blogs.botw.org/Arts/Literature/Publishing/
http://www.bloggeries.com/Writing_Publishing/
http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/entertainment/books/
See all 20 Blog Directories to submit your blog

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Document sharing sites
Scribd, a social publishing site, where millions of people share original writings and documents. Convert your original article to a PDF file and upload it to Scribd. Unlike article directories Scribd allows you to incorporate links within your content. You can upload anything onto Scribd as a way to grow your audience, just like on your personal blogs. Choose copyright settings, among many other options, making your documents most searchable. Authors are uploading e-books for sale on Scribd, and keep 80% of the profits. What’s intriguing the most about Scribd, though, is the idea of 50 million readers. Your blog certainly isn’t reaching that many people.

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Video article
Convert your article to video by making a series of slides from your content. Import the slides into Windows Movie Maker then add music. Submit your video article to YouTube and other video sharing websites. Make sure you always include your full website address in the description meta-tag and also include it in the last slide to direct visitors back to your website.

Blogger (Blogspot)
Is a public blogging platform owned by Google and therefore is rapidly indexed by the search engines. Open another blog here and post parts of your articles.  If you already use Gmail you can simply add Blogger to your account. Every time you create new content add it to this blogging platform. Be sure to include links within the content and in your resource box that link back to your main website. This will boost the rankings of the original article you added to your blog or website.

Social Media Sites
On Google+ you can easily post your article, if it is under 500 words. There are for sure more possibilities on social media sites and on most you can add images and certainly link back to your website or blog. Read also this article about Social SEO Strategies for Start-Ups.
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Google Authorship
Jeff Bullas explains: “What is eye opening is when I research things in the digital industry I am presented with a Google SERP (search engine result page) in which only a handful of results have a Google+ cover photo next to it! If we’re in the digital industry, and blogging extensively, aren’t we all supposed to be using Google+ and claiming authorship?  Read why Google+ authorship is important.
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As you can see, there is so much you can do to let your articles and blogs go viral on the Internet. It takes a little bit of effort, but the results in a couple of months will be rewarding. 

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If you would like to get help in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites: We offer all this and more for only $ 159 for 3 months. Learn more about this individual book marketing help: http://www.111Publishing.com/Seminars
Or visit http://www.international-ebooks.com/book-promo to advertise your new book, specials or KDP Select Free Days.

Please check out all previous posts of this blog (there are more than 900 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.

Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing
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http://bit.ly/VmtVAS 111Publishing @ Google+

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The 15 World Top Websites in Alexa Ranking

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Alexa Ranking

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Alexa.com, the web information and measure company, let you know the traffic relation between your website / blog and the rest of the almost one billion sites worldwide. At www.Alexa.om you can search by country, by category and global. As lower your ranking is as better. Check out your own site: Just go to Alexa.com and type in your blog or website.
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Why is the Alexa Ranking so Relevant? 
Website ranking, as a concept, is stressed as an important component of search engines, particularly by Google themselves. Sites with higher Alexa Ranks become more likely to attract potential advertisers and/or marketing offers. And if you are looking for promotion of your books, compare the companies’ Alexa Ranking, among other variables, before you make a decision!
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The Examiner.com Wrote:
“The first thing you need to know about Alexa, that like a golf score, a lower number is better. What Alexa does is rank your website based on traffic.  Data collected provides a 3-month view of how many people visited your site, how long they stayed, how many pages were read and search queries used to find your site.  Most sites never go under 1 million, simply because they don’t rank well on search engines, others get really good scores (less than 100,000) because they are viewed so often.
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Tips to increase your Alexa Ranking:

  • The better the content of your blog or website, the stronger the readership. It would also attract good traffic and your Alexa ratings would soar. If you are a novice blogger, you need to regularly post at least a blog/day to keep your blog alive and breathing. Promote your blog on social networking sites and it will no longer clog.
  • A great way to increase the Alexa rank, is to write guest posts. The numbers of your Alexa rank will scale to a much higher level if you build the back links and your own readership will soar to great heights.
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Our latest numbers on Alexa.com out of 1 Billion websites:
Global rank 105,556 for SavvyBookWriters @111Publishing
USA Rank 48,970

We welcome guest blogs from writers that fit into our topics. If you are interested, read the more about guest blogging.  Got some ideas? Drop us a line, including your own website / blog link at 111Publishing gmail com

Top 15 Websites as of October 22, 2013

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What is Your Reason for Blogging?

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Blogging Stats, published by Technorati:

The only way to become a better writer is to write – pages and pages, day after day. That’s exactly what an active blogger spends her or his time doing. The more you blog, the more you write – and the better a writer you become. Additionally, you can sell your best articles to newspapers and magazines, even getting more attention to your writing and more authority.

Search engines are looking for results that are helpful to their users.  When you write a series of in-depth, valuable articles around a topic, Google’s Search Engines take notice.  Each high-quality blog post that you publish is another opportunity to get traffic from search. It’s called CONTENT MARKETING.
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The State of Blogging

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Who Are the Most Avid Bloggers?
13% of the blogosphere are entrepreneurs, or individuals blogging for a company or organization they own. 84% of these bloggers blog primarily about the industry they work in, with 46% blogging about business and 40% about technology. 76% blog to share expertise; 70% blog to gain professional recognition; and 68% to attract new clients for their business – or readers and reviewers for their books.
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Static websites don’t attract many new clients or customers. However, a regularly updated blog can produce a constant stream of good leads from all around the world.  
Blogs have so much influence on purchase decisions. A blog allows the luxury of space and the time to develop a writer’s points of view.  Blog content provides added value and it will always trump advertising.
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Sometimes a blog starts out as a hobby only to become a full-time business. That type of growth is not typical – only if you are willing to commit to it. Trust is a rare and valuable commodity online. You can’t buy trust. It has to be earned by demonstrating your commitment to your readers, time and time again.
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Blogging is the foundation of Social Networking:
“The richest people in the world build networks. Everyone else looks for work.”  – Robert Kiyosaki

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How to Make the Most Out of Photos

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First of All: Where to Find Inexpensive or even Free Photos?
You might be an avid photographer, just like me, taking often several hundred images a month. However, from time to time the need for a certain motive arises, and the question is, where to turn to for inexpensive images for a blog or a web site? A lot of research brought up a handful of online offers that I like to share with you.

How to Use Photos on Your Online Articles
Improve SEO through your photos: There is more to it, than just placing attractive photos on your blog or website. Here are some tips how you can optimize your photos to improve SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and to get more traffic to your website or blog.

Post LARGER Photos!
Use LARGER photos on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. (Facebook shows them prominently in the Newsfeed). People love to share photos and you can now use #hashtags on Google+ and on Facebook. See also 11 Tips How to Create Web Content Without Writing
Getting more visual in your book marketing pays!

Find websites in these articles that provide good deals on royalty-free photographs or even free ones. If you don’t know the difference between royalty-free and free photos, take the time to read these articles below thoroughly.
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Stealing Images Online VS Using Images Fairly

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Where to find free photos and illustrations?

Part II of Free Image Sources

Part III of Free Image Sources

Part IV Free – Inexpensive Photo Sources

Why Steal When You Can Get it for Free ?

5 Laws Writers Should Know to Avoid Getting Sued

10 Rules of USA Copyright Infringement

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Our largest visitor stream we ever got on any blog was via Google Image Search. People were looking for a certain image on Google and found our website. The photo had the right size, motive and it was named with the right keywords. Images are an important part of the web presence!

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5 Tips for Re-Blogging

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One of the 11 Tips How to Create Web Content Without Writing was re-blogging of other writers blog posts.  Another article Re-Blogging vs Copyright Infringement in this blog explains the difference between re-blogging and copy / paste without attribution, which is theft.
WordPress.com set up an informative page, explaining: “You can re-blog posts directly from your Reader, which displays a stream of all the updates published on all the blogs you follow from your WordPress.com account. set up an informative page, explaining: “You can re-blog posts directly from your Reader, which displays a stream of all the updates published on all the blogs you follow from your WordPress.com account.

  • How does re-blogging work?
  • What happens when my posts get re-blogged, do I get credit for it?
  • What happens if I re-blog a re-blog?
  • Can I edit a post I’ve re-blogged?
  • Are there any restrictions on who can re-blog posts?

How does re-blogging work?
You can also use the re-blog button in the toolbar that appears at the top of the screen when you logged into the WordPress.com article. You’ll only see the like and re-blog buttons when you’re looking at individual posts, e.g. https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/11-tips-how-to-create-web-content-without-writing/  – NOT on https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com
Re-blogging is only available on WordPress.com posts, unfortunately not on Blogger / Blogspot, and not on WordPress.org, at least I haven’t found it so far, despite many searches.

Re-blogging is a quick way to share posts published by other WordPress.com users on your own blog. People have been re-blogging others’ posts since blogging started, but the new re-blogging system enables authors to retain greater control over their content.

When a post is re-blogged, it shows up with a link back to the blog it came from, the first image in the post, an excerpt of the post’s introduction (if it contains text), and thumbnails of any other images that the post contains. It also shows any comments left by the person who re-blogged the post.
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What happens when my posts get re-blogged?
An excerpt of your post will be published on the re-blogger’s site (with a link back to your original post), and you will receive a re-blog notification in the post comment. All re-blogs contain a link back to your original post, so the more people re-blog your posts, the more likely it is that you will attract new visitors – and perhaps new followers, too!
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What happens if I re-blog a re-blog?
It is better to always re-blog the post from the original source, in order to comment or add something of your own to the post.
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Can I edit a post I have re-blogged?
You can go back and edit the comments you left when you re-blogged a post, but you cannot edit any parts of the original post excerpt (including the post title). If you like, you can add categories or tags to the post. Re-blogs show up under Posts -> All Posts in your dashboard, and they can be edited the same way you edit your own posts.
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Are there any restrictions on who can re-blog posts?
If you aren’t sure if another blogger would want their post re-blogged on your own site, there’s no harm in asking them for permission first. Please note that re-blogging is not the same as lifting an entire post without attribution. If you’re not comfortable with others being able to re-blog your content, you may want to make your site private, under Privacy Settings. The Privacy Settings control who can and cannot view your blog. You can change your Privacy Settings via your Settings -> Reading page.

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Do You Put People You Know in Your Books?

Finding Characters

Guest Blog by Romance Writer Jan Scarbrough

Author-Jan-Scarbrough's-dogs“Do you put people you know in your books?”  How many times have I been asked that question by friends?

Once the ladies in accounting asked my husband (then my boyfriend) if he was the inspiration for my love scenes. He blushed and hid his face, ducking quickly out of the cubicle where they were working.

Robert McKee, author of Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting talks about this very thing in his presentation at the Chicago Romance Writers of America (RWA) convention in 1999. I recently listened again to the tape.

Writers watch people, he said. They gather material through observation, assembling characters from the bits and pieces of people around them. Sort of like Dr. Frankenstein creating his monster.
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More importantly, writers find characters in themselves, because the only person they can truly know is themselves. We understand other people the more we know ourselves, because we’re all fundamentally human. McKee points out that if we are thinking it, feeling it, others are experiencing it too. Self-knowledge is the key to all great writing.

Okay, I’ll buy all that. I don’t have one person in mind when I create a character, but I admit to putting myself into each one of my characters. McKee says we have to love our characters just as we must love writing simply because we love doing it.
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All profound stuff. All eye-opening stuff. But I want to fess up:
I put my pets into my stories too.

In Kentucky Flame, I created a white English Setter named “Major” after a dog I rescued as a puppy from the Humane Society. The real dog, “Flops”, shared my life and my children’s lives for fifteen years.  What better way to memorialize a faithful friend?

Kentucky Cowboy contains pets that have also crossed over Rainbow Bridge. “Ginger”, a tortoiseshell cat with a peculiar stripe down the bridge of her nose was the real life “Gloria”, a cat my daughter brought home from college for Thanksgiving. My husband’s cat “Jester” also stars in the book as “Joker”, the hero’s black cat. Our late Border collie, “Binky”, was my inspiration for the heroine’s pet dog.

When I wrote Santa’s Kiss, I had fun giving the heroine a traveling companion named “Little Bits”, who is the carbon copy of “Lenny”, my comical Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
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Excerpt from Santa’s Kiss where a dog named “Little Bits” comforts the heroine:

That dull, nagging pain of regret hit her again, souring her stomach, making her want to throw up. Dawn reached for a Coke Zero in the console and took a drink from the half-empty bottle. It was tepid and flat. As flat as she felt. Flat and defeated. She was having trouble coping with the sudden changes in her life. Yip! Yip! Yip!  The sound of barking from the travel carrier in the back of the SUV made her smile. “Hush, Bits. We’re almost there. Yip! Yip!

Dawn heard Little Bits circling in his crate, trying to get comfortable. The trip had been hard on the small Corgi, but he had been a trooper and her only companion on her cross-country journey. Self-pity surfaced and Dawn wiped another tear from her eye. No, she wouldn’t cry. She had done enough of that. She would make the best of this, no matter what. She just needed some rest, some peace and quiet, and solitude to figure out what had gone so terribly wrong.

There’s one important lesson I learned about putting pets in books—never kill a cat in a romance. In my first book Tangled Memories I broke the rule! I must admit the gray cat “Munster” that met a sudden death in the book is really a gray domestic long-haired cat named “Bugsy”. She lived long nineteen years until old age took her across the bridge while I wrote Tangled Memories.

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11 Tips How to Create Web Content Without Writing

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I get this questions so often from new writers, book marketing clients or those who start a new blog or website for the first time: “What shall I write on my blog?” It surprises me always to hear this from authors, that have written 200 or 300-page manuscripts …

Creating Content Without Writing A Word?
Is that possible? Well, a couple of words, headlines or introductions should be always there, along with links to other websites, photographers or resources. All writing – and if it is only one single sentence should contain keywords for Search Engines to find and increase the ranking of your web presence.
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Great content doesn’t only come by way of articles, it can be:

  1. Photos
  2. Videos
  3. Podcast
  4. Re-blogging
  5. Slide-Shares
  6. Guest posts
  7. Infographics
  8. Lists
  9. Snippets from your book
  10. Polls / Surveys
  11. Research for your book

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Photos
Brainstorm what kind of photos you can shoot, that would be compelling to your readers and other prospects. These photos you take are not only useful for blogs and websites, but also for all your social media site, especially on Pinterest and Google+. Photos can certainly be free uploaded from a variety of photo sites, see a couple of URL’s on a former blog.

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Videos
Video engages your audience more than text because it includes sights and sound. Link to any
of the million videos on the internet or create your own.The content can range from quasi
power-point-presentation to an animation movie. It is a lot of fun, and if you are new to video
shooting and editing, get tips at 111 Tips to Create Your Book Trailer.  Learn how to plan and
download free software, create and most important: market your video.

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Podcast
Become your own radio / TV station and post your creations on your blog. You can create what
is essentially a radio program that you can promote through iTunes or your blog. What pod
casting is, how it works, and how you can create pod casts, is shown an intro video:

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Re-blogging
Re-blogging http://en.support.wordpress.com/reblogs/ is considered legitimate
sharing when the original source is obvious and available, linking to the original source,
comparable to sharing on Facebook, where it includes the link and where only a small portion
is shown. Readers can then follow the link to read the full article on the original post. WordPress’
re-blogging also includes an excerpt of the blog post, a link to the original blog post, and it
encourages you to add your own comments or an introduction before the re-blogged post. Alice
Elliott explains in her excellent blog post step for step how it works and shows all the details via
computer screen shots.

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Slide-Shares
Slideshare.net is a site where you can host your presentations and share them with others. Your
presentations can be linked to the site itself or embedded in a web page. Use this link to your
slide show to embed it into your website, blog and all social media sites your are on. You can
also synchronize an MP3 audio file (podcast) with the slide set to create a slide cast – a more
powerful way of distributing presentations/tutorials. Slideshare is also a fantastic resource site of
presentations. See some samples from Slideshare.net website to get inspirations.
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Guest posts
Invite other writers to post on your blog. Let them add their bio and a short description and link
to their book’s sales page. And post often about this guest blog. A review for this writer’s book would also be a nice gesture. Your friendly guest blogger might even bring you some new readers. But at a later time write for them as well – it’s a two-way lane.
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Infographics
These visual stories became highly popular – the bloggers answer to cartoons in magazines
and books. Five years ago, barely anyone knew what the heck an infographic was. Search the
Internet for infographics that are free (copy and paste their code) or if you are fit with InDesign or
Photoshop and have time at your hand, you can create them yourself. Ordering them from a
designer might be a bit more than you want to spend. How to create infographics is explained here:
http://www.quicksprout.com/2013/07/25/how-to-create-a-popular-infographic/
http://readwrite.com/2013/06/10/5-tools-for-creating-your-own-infographics#awesm=~ogTr9VVEBhg3hJ

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Lists
are a very easy and friendly way to read a blog post as long as the list is not too long and is
structured correctly. Create fantastic headlines with lists: “The five best …”, “The secret of the
most successful …”, “Seven ways of telling ….”.  You get the point?

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Snippets from your book
Use these short articles as a teaser for your book, always add your books blurb and a short bio.
And certainly add the cover image of your book, and links to all online sales pages where
readers can get it.
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Polls
Get to now your audience. Why not give your readers an opportunity to get involved and give you feedback on existing books or planned product feature releases, such as book covers to choose from, or the types of content they’d like to see on your page. Use apps from Polldaddy (a WordPress subsidiary) to start polls / surveys.”How to Supercharge Your Social Media Presence with Online Surveys” is an informative guide.

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Use the research for your book
You gathered a lot of material, newspaper clips, websites, you might have been even travelling
to places. Use every bit of information you have for blog posts – and at the same time write articles, using this very material to feed your stories. Check out this blog post I wrote about Content Marketing for Writers: How Smart Authors Get Paid for Marketing their Books.

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Don’t forget:
Your blog is the basis for your Social Media partizipation, the “bread and butter” and your
inventory. Use it! When it comes to updating your blog, the more frequently you do so the better.
To reduce the likelihood that you let weeks slip by without a blog update, set a schedule for
updating your blog, committing yourself to doing so every Monday and Thursday, for instance.
Read other related blogs, comments on posts, forums or ebooks. This is how the best ideas
come to my mind. And writing down your own experiences and answers you found when
looking for solutions.
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Some useful tips about blogging and the do’s and don’ts

http://www.trafficgenerationcafe.com/write-great-blog-post/
http://bloggingwithamy.com/15-basic-blogging-dos-and-donts/
http://www.probloggingsuccess.com/capturing-readers-interest/

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Is YOUR Computer Save?

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Just a quick reminder …
Been a victim of computer viruses, trojans or malware already? You wouldn’t be the only one: banks, governments and big business all have been there.  If you are not, chances are high you could be, if not properly protected. Computer security software creators are working very hard to catch up with the ever expanding threats of malicious attacks of cyber terrorists.

Here is the ugly truth about this epidemic of computer threats:
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Software Terrorists: Scams and Viruses

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Computer Security has a lot of meanings
Locking your computer room and your machine, protecting your log-in accounts with passwords, using file protection to keep your data from being destroyed or encrypting network communications lines for example. The least you can do, is to get a security software for your laptop or home computer.

Emails saying you’ve already won money, pop-up ads that want you to click and claim a free prize. Online scams and viruses can not only put your computer at risk, but also your privacy, identity, and money.
Don’t rely on free programs. Sure they are better than nothing, but to be on top of the computer scams and viruses software, specialists have to work hard and when they charge just a few dollars per months, this small change is worth it.

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