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Traffic Browser

For the previous few articles I have been talking about Traffic Exchanges.

You are saying to yourself, “Ok now I have these Traffic Exchanges and He said I would get free traffic to my website and people would be able to view them.

I need credits!!???
How do I get credits so other people will see my website that I am promoting?

If you read the second article I wrote you would probably remember something about surfing.
Yes, it’s called surfing, viewing other individual’s sites to earn credits. You assign the credits, that you earn, to your website so that it will be displayed on
the Traffic Exchange so other people will view your opportunity.

Here is what I suggest that you go to the website below:
TrafficBrowser.com

Sign up for the free “Traffic Browser” it is Software that once you use it you will not be able to be with- out it for surfing Traffic Exchanges.
Once you get your account they have everything to get you started. Video Training even helps me once in awhile. (LOL at myself).
If I try to tell you about this amazing tool it would take way too long and I wouldn’t mention some of the important features.

Just go to TrafficBrowser.com and see it for yourself!!

If you have any questions feel free to contact me:

Steven Higgins
wate@whitetailhide-away.biz

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So You Want to Join a Traffic Exchange?

For some people joining a Traffic Exchange is pretty simple for other people who are less computer savvy it is not an easy task.

Some people get overwhelmed with the idea of joining a number of Traffic Exchanges all in one day!
I suggest to try a slow and easy way and try to join 5 in one day. That way you can join them and get all of the necessary info completed to have the Exchange work properly for you and you can take some time to familiarize yourself with the exchanges and understand them a little bit better.

The other thing is just because there are 1496 traffic exchanges online; Don’t join them all! In the first place you will not be able to surf all 1496 exchanges efficiently so they will benefit you in bringing traffic to your website or opportunity.

Fortunately, there are some Traffic Exchanges out there that have information printed so that you can read it and familiarize yourself with the Exchange before you join. The other advantage to this is that some of the material is common to all Traffic Exchanges and it will help you in understanding them all much better.

Here is some of the Table of Contents from the eBook “Advertising Know How” Traffic Exchange:

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………………4
Joining AKH …………………………………………………………………………………… 4
Logging in for the first time ……………………………………………………………….. 5
Downline Builder …………………………………………………………………………….. 5
Global Surf ……………………………………………………………………………………. 7
Promote AKH …………………………………………………………………………………. 8
Square Banner Co-op ………………………………………………………………………. 8
Learning Center ……………………………………………………………………………. 10
Pro Tracking System ………………………………………………………………………. 11
Your AKH Stats …………………………………………………………………………….. 15
Your Ads ………………………………………………………………………………………16
Adding a Site ……………………………………………………………………………….. 16
Adding a Banner …………………………………………………………………………… 18
Adding a Text Ad …………………………………………………………………………… 19
Auto Assign …………………………………………………………………………………. 20
Login Spotlight ……………………………………………………………………………… 21
Buy Credits …………………………………………………………………………………. 21
Using Lightboxes …………………………………………………………………………… 22

This is not the whole Table of Contents I just wanted to give you and idea of what was in the eBook.

If you would like to find out more information about joining Traffic Exchanges.

Go to my website and join for FR^EE!

What Are Traffic Exchanges

What Are Traffic Exchanges

If you have any questions.

Feel free to contact me at:

Steven Higgins
wate@whitetailhide-away.biz

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What Are Traffic Exchanges?

Good Question!!!

I use Traffic Exchanges to get new prospects to see my website.
It is an inexpensive way for you to advertise your business.
I always am looking for ways to communicate with people to give them the best and most accurate information about a certain subject. I always find that at times other people can explain things better than I can and they make more sense.

Any way I did find this new website and new ebook that tells you what Traffic Exchanges are and how to get started using them. The book was written by Sunny Suggs. When she writes things it is easy to understand.

I took an excerpt from the book and thought you would like to read part of it.

I also have a link to the web site and You can also download the book from this blog page in a day or two.

Simply put – a Traffic Exchange (or TE) is an advertising platform, where you can advertise the site you’re promoting. You view other people’s sites in order to earn Credits. For each credit earned, you get a certain amount of views.

Viewing other people’s sites is called “surfing”. Depending on the TE and your membership level – you’ll get a Surf Ratio from .25:1 to 1.5:1. The first number is the amount of credits you’ll get per – the 2nd number is a view.

So in a TE where the Surf Ratio is .25:1 – for every site you view, you’ll get 1/4 of a credit.

Remember, usually you need a whole credit to get a view to your site.

Now, you don’t just go into TEs and surf sites willy nilly – most of them will have a Surf Timer. The Surf Timer will count down – this could range from 30 seconds to 2 seconds – and when the timer has stopped, you’re free to move on to the next site, and collect your credit. Or 1/4 credit.

Membership Levels – Most TEs will have at least a free level and a paid level. With the paid level, the Surf Ratio will go up – and sometimes the Surf Timer will go down. Most serious surfers/advertisers upgrade to paid levels. There’s a wide variety of other perks upgraded members can get, depending on the traffic exchange.

You can also buy credits, and advertise without surfing at all.

There are many opinions about Traffic Exchanges – they work for some, and not for others. As with any business, if you know your audience, and promote to them correctly
– TEs *can* work for you.

Great info I think!

What are you waiting for?!

Here is the link to the website:

Like I said previously you will be able to download the book for free here on this website in a few days!

Happy Surfing!

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How to Learn Blogging Software

Here is some information on how to use Blogging Software.
With anything new take your time and keep at it..

A lot of blogging software is specifically designed to be
simple to use, but even the least intimidating blogging
program can feel very overwhelming to somebody who
has not spent a lot of time learning the ins and outs of
different kinds of software. Particularly for newer
bloggers, learning how to use the interface of blogging
software is the most difficult part of blogging. If you are
somebody who feels comfortable expressing themselves
in another medium, it may prove to be well worth your
time and effort to learn blogging software, but that
doesn’t mean that the task will be easy.

The main thing that will help you find success as you
learn how to use a new kind of blogging software is to
try and take things slowly. Many people get so excited
about learning to blog that they try to rush into the thick
of it and start exploring the most complicated features
of a program right away. This can lead to getting
confused and feeling frustrated, and all too many
potential bloggers burn out during this stage of the
process. If you take your time learning the basics of
your blog software program before you move on to
more advanced techniques, you will be more likely to
retain what you have learned, and to keep feeling
positive about your ability to understand the world of
blogging.

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You CAN NOT Use Windows XP Safely on the Internet!

Here is some more info on why Windows XP is NOT SAFE to be
using it on the Internet.
I know some people may disagree. I am talking about the
average person not the people who are Computer Savvy.
This article gives so much good information. If you
do everything they say your PC is still NOT SAFE!

Microsoft discontinued support for its Windows XP operating
system this week, which means users need to beef up their
security practices to cope

My bet is that the vast majority of the Windows XP users reading
this did not update their computers/operating systems by 8 April.
What actions should they take to minimise their exposure to
attack, while they consider their options/save up? Whitesocks

Microsoft has shipped its final update for Windows XP, which
means all the new security holes will not be patched. Nobody
knows what will happen next, but malware writers are expected to
target the remaining machines. If you are still running Windows
XP, it would be a good idea to make it as secure as possible.
Unfortunately, there is no “magic bullet”. The things
you can do to protect XP apply to all versions of Windows.
However, because XP will now get more insecure every month, you
need to take protection much more seriously.

It’s a huge problem. There are roughly 1.5 billion PCs in
the world, and NetMarketShare reckons that 27.7% are still
running XP. That’s more than 400 million machines. Since XP
is fundamentally much less secure than Windows 7 (48.8%), Windows
8 (11.3%) or even Vista (3.0%), it’s a very attractive
target for malware writers. (For comparison, all versions of Mac
OS X add up to 7.6%, with Linux at 1.5%.)

The quickest way to make a Windows XP machine almost completely
secure is to prevent it from accessing the internet. This works
for some business PCs that are used for specific purposes, such
as controlling machine tools, but isn’t practical for most
users. However, an alternative is to install a copy of Linux on
the same PC, or boot Linux from a Live CD, and use that for
browsing and email. Dual-booting two operating systems is tedious
and time consuming, but at least you can get online while
continuing to use the XP software that has presumablyprevented
you from upgrading to a more recent version of Windows.

Microsoft’s solution was to provide an XP Mode in Windows 7
Pro. This let you run Windows 7 as your main operating system,
while simultaneously running a free “virtual” copy of
Windows XP. The price of Windows 7 Pro means this isn’t a
solution for most home users: you’d be better off putting
the money towards a newer– perhaps secondhand–
PC.

So, let’s look at what you can do to run an XP machine
normally, but more safely.

Protecting XP on the net

The quickest and simplest way to make XP more secure on the
internet is to use it from a limited account. Most people use
“administrator” accounts, because these let you do
whatever you like. The problem is that any malware that gets
control of your admin account can also do whatever it likes. The
solution is to use a “limited” account, which also
limits what most malware programs can do.

Of course, if you need to install some software or make system
changes, you will have to switch to an admin account. To make
this a little more palatable, tick the box that says “Use
Fast User Switching” when you set up the limited account. If
children or accident-prone adults share the same PC, they should
definitely be given their own limited accounts.

All XP accounts should be protected by passwords, though many
people don’t do this.

You should also download and use a more secure browser than
Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8. Microsoft has chosen not to provide
its own more secure browsers, IE10 and IE11, to XP users, at some
sacrifice in market share. However, there are several
alternatives including Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Generally, I prefer Firefox, as it consumes far fewer tabs, and
doesn’t crash as often. Against that, Chrome is probably
more secure because its “sandbox” means malware writers
need two exploits to penetrate it: one for Chrome and another to
get out of the sandbox.

When you have installed Firefox, Chrome or Opera, add a browser
extension called HTTPS Everywhere. The “S” indicates
that it uses encrypted communications to talk to websites,
whenever possible. Its main purpose it to improve privacy, but it
also makes browsing more secure.

Finally, for this section, be careful where you go. Most
commercial sites tend to be safe, but sites that offer free stuff
— pirated music, movies and software, wallpapers etc
— either may not be professionally run or may be making
their money by other means. Websites can make a lot of money from
“drive by” installations of advertising programs and
other unwanted software.

Keeping software up to date

You will no longer be able to update Windows XP, but that makes
it even more important to keep all your other programs up to
date. In my experience, the simplest way to do this is to run
Secunia’s free Personal Software Inspector (PSI) to check
for and install updates. In particular, make sure you keep Adobe
Flash, Adobe Acrobat and Oracle’s Java up to date, as these
have poor security records. Best of all, uninstall all versions
of Java completely, and see if you can manage without it. If not,
you can always install the latest version when you need it. (Java
has nothing to do with the browser scripting language,
JavaScript.)

Indeed, it’s a good idea to run the Add/Remove Programs
utility and a utility such as SlimCleaner to see if you can
remove any other software you don’t need. The fewer programs
you have, the fewer things there are to attack.

Many people update their browsers and desktop software, but
completely forget about updating their browser plug-ins. This is
dangerous because Flash, Java and similar plugins are in the
front line. You should therefore visit Mozilla’s Check Your
Plugins page. This also provides trusted links to the newer
versions that need to be installed. Qualys also offers a
browser-checking site. The option to “Scan without
installing plugin” is quick but not as thorough as the
plugin version.

Again, uninstall any plugins you don’t need. This will make
your browser slightly more secure, and it will probably run
faster.

Note that Microsoft has also stopped supporting Office 2003, and
this is now vulnerable software. If possible, upgrade to a more
recent version. If you aren’t willing to pay the (very
reasonable) price, you can use the free but less powerful online
Office web apps that are part of Microsoft’s free OneDrive
cloud storage. If you only need to read or create relatively
simple documents, the free and open source LibreOffice may be a
viable alternative.

If there’s a program you can’t either update or
replace, you can run it in a protected sandbox by using another
free program called Sandboxie. You could also use it to protect
your browser or social networking programs. However, only the Pro
version ($15 per year) lets you run multiple
sandboxes at the same time.

Security software

If you are still going to use Windows XP, you should also beef up
your anti-malware software. While Microsoft will keep updating
Microsoft Security Essentials, you should either replace that
with something stronger or add extra protection by using
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. There are plenty of free replacements:
see the Best Free Antivirus Software section at Tech Support
Alert (aka Gizmo’s). If you are willing to pay for an
anti-virus suite, Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 and
Bitdefender Total Security 2014 are worth a look.

If you’re not buying a suite, it’s also worth replacing
Windows XP’s firewall. Again, Tech Support Alert has a
useful guide to the main options. For XP, I’d suggest the
Comodo Firewall with the Maximum Proactive Defense feature
installed. It uses a Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS) that
tries to stop malware from working by monitoring its behaviour.
There will be an annoying period where you have to tell it which
things are safe, but extreme suspicion is justified in an
unsupported operating system.

Finally, for this section, there are now programs that monitor
and/or analyse websites and block ones that might be malicious.
They also help to protect you from phishing attacks and
clickjacking. You can’t use Microsoft’s SmartScreen
filter, which is included with IE10 and IE11 and built into
Windows 8. However, Web of Trust is a community-based substitute.
The new Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium ($24.95 per year for
three PCs) also does some ferocious site blocking.

It remains to be seen whether all of this will be enough to
protect Windows XP in the long term. It will certainly make your
online experience more annoying. That’s part of the price of
using unsupported software in a world where most of us do online
shopping and banking, where malware can encrypt your hard drive
and hold your PC to ransom, and where identity theft can have
devastating consequences.

Frankly, it would be better to buy an upgrade to Windows 7 or
Windows 8 — now that 8.1 Update 1 deals with the vast
majority of complaints about the original version — or
install a version of Linux. Update 1, released on 8 April, also
runs in less memory (it can run on tablets with only 1GB) so it
should also work better even on older PCs.

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Are You Still Running Windows XP ?!!

As I had mentioned previously I Repair Computers.
Lately I have run into several individuals that are
still running Windows XP as their Operating System.
If you are playing games and not on the Internet you
are fine.
If you are on the Internet or want to do things online
Please upgrade to Windows 7 for your own good.
Here is some information that I came across that I
thought would be helpful to people who don’t
understand “Why they should Upgrade from Windows XP
or Windows Vista to Windows 7 or Higher!

It’s been two years since Microsoft ended support for Windows XP,
the popular operating system that’s been around since 2001 and
which many people just don’t seem willing to let go.
Microsoft did about all it could to drag XP-ers into the present
with pop-up warnings urging them that they need to upgrade, and
a free migration tool to help people transfer their files and
settings to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

It’s not merely that Microsoft wants to get everybody onto
the latest version of Windows, although it has certainly gone
to great lengths recently to get people to upgrade to
Windows 10, whether they want to or not.

But as we at Naked Security repeatedly warned XP users, the
end of support means “zero-days forever,” because those
vulnerabilities will never be patched – and XP computers
are sitting ducks for cybercriminals to attack.

And yet there are still millions of XP computers connecting to
the internet, where all manner of malware is waiting to pounce.
Windows XP was still running on 10.9% of all desktops as of
March 2016, according to stats compiled by Net Applications.
To put that in perspective, according to Net Applications’ figures,
Windows XP is still the third-most popular desktop OS, trailing only
Windows 7 (51.9%) and Windows 10 (14.2%).
And there are more PCs running XP than Windows 8.1 (9.6%), and all
versions of Mac OS X combined (7.8%).

By the way, there are some Mac OS X users who are using out-of-support
versions, too, meaning they are also vulnerable to never-going-to-be-fixed
security holes.

Net Applications’ stats show that just under 1% of all desktops are
running OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion) or 10.8 (Mountain Lion),
which are no longer receiving security updates from Apple.

Things look slightly better when you look at OS market share measured
by a different company, Stats Counter, but there’s still an alarming
number of PCs running XP.

According to Stat Counter, Windows XP represents 7.4% of all desktops in
April 2016, down from 10.9% in April 2015.
That’s an improvement.

But when you consider that Microsoft puts the number of Windows devices
at more than 1 billion, we are still talking about tens of millions of
computers today running a very old, very outdated, and very insecure
operating system.

If you have any questions or you need any assistance in Updating
your computer feel free to contact me:

Steven Higgins
Whitetail Hide-Away Computers

wthacomputers@gmail.com
715-612-3944
Skype –stevepse
Facebook — stevehiggins55

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Choosing The Right Free Blogging Tools

Yesterday we talked about picking out a Free Blogging Website.
Now How about some Free Blogging Tools to help you with your content?
Choosing the right tools does not mean you have to use all of the tools.

There are many free blogging tools on the market, but
loading up your blog with all of the free accessories that
you can find isn’t necessarily a good idea. While it may
be tempting to add a visitor counter, a flashy
background, an exciting new font, and a cluster of
quirky animated gifts to your blog, this kind of plan can
easily backfire. The key to getting the most from free
blog tools is being selective.

It is a great idea to learn about all of the kinds of free
blogging tools that are available so that you can make
an informed decision about what to add to your blog,
but try to remember that just because you can have
something doesn’t mean that you need it. Practice
restraint and only choose the options that you think will
really be useful. If you can find out how many visitors
are reading your blog by checking your traffic statistics,
a visitor counter is likely to add unnecessary clutter to
your page. If your blog is text-based, a flashy
background can be more of a distraction than an benefit.
Be realistic about assessing what kinds of blog
accessories will help you realize your vision and
improve your site. Remember that even a blog tool that
doesn’t cost you any cash may not be an asset in the
long run.

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Picking The Best Free Blogging Site

Remember a few days ago I told you about finding out what
Blog would be right for you depends on the person.
One of the ways you can find out what blog suits you
is to try a Free Blogging site first. That can be a
challenge as well.

Choosing a free blogging site can feel overwhelming
because there are so many options. There are several
large free blog-hosting sites that dominate the
blogosphere, but there are also smaller sites. Whether
you decide to join up with an established site like
blogger or whether you choose to sign on with a
relatively new venture depends on what your priorities
are.

Reliability is perhaps the best reason to opt for a large
and well known free blogging site. When you choose to
have an established brand host your blog, you can feel
secure that your blog will not crash often and will not
disappear in the middle of the night. A company that
has been around for a while is likely to have the
resources to make sure that its clients aren’t
unpleasantly surprised by any technical glitches.

However, many bloggers decide that this isn’t enough
of a selling point. The bloggers who choose to go with
smaller, newer blog hosting sites do so for a variety of
reasons, but perhaps the number one advantage is a
fairly abstract one. Bloggers tend to relish the fact that
the internet is a place where the underdog has a strong
chance of success, and by choosing to have a small
company as a blog host, a blogger is casting his or her
vote for David against Goliath.

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The Right Blogging Platform For Your Needs

Choosing which blogging platform to use is one of the
most important decisions that you can make as a
blogger. The right platform can make blogging a
breeze, and the wrong platform can make blogging a
chore. Because the program that you use to blog with is
such a powerful part of your blogging experience, it is
well worth putting in the time to find a platform that
provides your ideal balance between a user-friendly
interface and a flexible framework that allows you to
make your blog look and feel unique. Finding the right
platform isn’t always easy, but with a little bit of
contemplation and a little bit of research, you will be on
your way to finding the perfect blogging platform.

WordPress.com

Deciding what your priorities are in terms of ease of use
versus customization. Most highly customizable
blogging platforms, like moveable type, are a bit more
difficult to use than very automated platforms like
WordPress. If you are new to blogs and to internet
technology, you might want to sacrifice the ability to
create a custom background design or to integrate a
unique font into your template in order to find a
program that will be easy for you to use. On the other
hand, if you are a veteran web designer with knowledge
of html or javascript, you will probably find the
limitations of a user-friendly platform to be frustrating.

There is no such thing as a blogging platform that is
objectively the best platform, because every blogger has
unique needs. The blogging movement is very much
about individuality, so it makes plenty of sense that
there would be many different platforms available that
are designed to meet the needs of different kinds of
individuals undertaking different kinds of projects. This
diversity is a good thing, because it means that you will
almost certainly be able to find a program that suits
your level of technical aptitude.

However, the fact that no two bloggers need the same
thing from a blogging platform can make your search
for the right platform a bit tricky. When you are reading
reviews of different platforms, try to keep your
priorities in mind and do your best to take into account
the position that the reviewer is coming from. For
example, a negative review written by an accomplished
software designer who complains that a popular
platform is too limited may tell you that the platform in
question is ideal for a beginning blogger. There is no
such thing as the perfect platform for everybody, so
instead of looking for the “best” platform, look for the
best platform for your specific criteria.

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