Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Safer Surfing Tips and Unsafe Browsing Habits

 We are all guilty at times of overlooking the need for online safety
How many times have you Clicked on “Agree” without reading the terms (and installing some great malware). Downloaded files from questionable websites. Doing online shopping with that free public WiFi. Using simple passwords, because you think no one is watching

There are many ways you can put yourself in trouble online, but some of these habits are common mistakes we can change with very little effort. Are you guilty of any of the below examples? If "Yes" try our solutions, they could just save you from some very big trouble

 Some of the most common unsafe browsing habits and tips to help protect you

Thursday, March 25, 2021

DNS Hijacking, DNS Redirecting, How to Prevent it

 DNS based attack is not something the average World Wide Web user would know about. But this can be a serious online threat. To learn about DNS hijacking or redirecting you first need to understand what DNS is and how it is used with the Internet

 How Does DNS Hijacking Happen

DNS is highly decentralized. No single DNS Server contains all the IP addresses and Domain Names for the whole Internet. Your request will travel across a multitude of DNS Servers before you see your results

DNS hijacking is the practice of redirecting DNS queries. You send out a query but a third party steers the query the wrong way. As a result, a false IP address is used and the wrong website is shown in your Browser

Sometimes a different website that looks exactly like the web page you wanted is shown
This is known as phishing scams. Hackers create fake copies of a website to extract critical information

But In most cases, DNS Redirecting is more annoying than harmless. When you type the Domain of a website that does not exist you would normally see a 404 Error Message

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Best Hosting Review Websites

 Almost all "Best Web Hosting Reviews" found online are not review sites at all. Learn how to spot these fake review websites and how you can do your own comparison when shopping for a great web hosting company

The World Wide Web is inundate by literally thousands of "Best Review" websites. These sites can have a massive impact on the perception about a product or service. But most people do not know that the large majority of these review websites do not review anything. They are nothing more than "Affiliate Websites"

Best Hosting Reviews

How can you tell if a hosting review site is just another affiliate website?
Even some are the biggest name Websites like CNET and are nothing more than Advertisement Websites

Affiliate Programs

Why does almost every website, blog, YouTube video with the "Best Hosting Websites" seem to recommend just a handful of Hosting Companies?

Those Companies pay the highest affiliate commissions

Most of the biggest hosting companies have affiliate or payout programs
(This is why they need you to sign up for at least a year, They have to pay out their commission)

Below is a short list of Affiliate companies:
BlueHost $65 per referral
Host Gator $50-$125 per referral (depends upon sign up volume per month)
Squidix $25 per referral
MDDHosting $15 per referral
Fresh Roasted Hosting $15 per referral
MonsterMegs $20 per referral
DreamHost (not an EIG company) - $30 for month to month and $97 for annual referrals
LiquidWeb (not an EIG company) - $60 per referral
GoDaddy (not an EIG company) - 30% commission

Most of the above sites are EIG* companies

The Endurance International Group (EIG) formerly BizLand owns over 70 web hosting companies
This includes BlueHost, HostGator, iPage, FatCow,, IPower, A Small Orange, etc. There’s nothing wrong with owning a bunch of brands, but not having honest reviews by honest Reviewers is just bad businesses. This company grows by acquiring new brands continuously to stay on top of the "Best of" and "Top 5" lists out there on the Internet. It’s a public company, feel free to check it out for yourself

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Best Product Review Websites and Why They are Fake

Do you know that the large majority of Review websites do not review anything. They are nothing more than "Affiliate Websites"? They are basically advertisement websites that contain links to companies that pay out for new customers. Read further to learn how to identify phony review sites and how to carry out your own comparisons when buying any product

 Spotting That Fake Review Site

Are you finding similar "Best Reviews" websites? Are they all reviewing the same products or companies?

When reading the reviews do you notice similar word groupings and writing styles?

This often means the reviewers are either copying information or that the reviews were all written by the same person. Yes we have seen as many as 12 different websites all written by the same person

Check if the outgoing links on the "Reviewed Products" include an affiliate tracking code. If so anything appearing on the site is based not in truth, but in what is most likely to generate sales

If everything on the website is nothing but advertising disguised as impartial reviews, then they have no expectation of having visitors return, and consequently no risk of anyone questioning the integrity of the reviews

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