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How to Opt Out of Popular People Search Sites

Online white page search sites can be an invaluable resource for people looking to get in touch with friends and loved ones, but like anything on the internet, illicit people search sites can take a good thing and turn it inside-out for their own ill-gotten gains.   As illustrated by numerous court cases filtering into the legal system within the last year or so, advertisers have developed techniques aimed at siphoning money out of unsuspecting individuals who attempt to use the internet to look up friends or acquaintances via so-called people search sites masquerading as legitimate white page sites. When someone types in the name of a person they are looking for – or their own, for that matter – into a search engine, web-based advertising programs gathers that information and utilizes it to automatically craft internet advertisements directly targeting the individual in question.   For example, if you were to type the name of an old college friend into Google – say, “John Smith” or something – you might suddenly find yourself beset with ads proclaiming “WE HAVE FOUND JOHN SMITH – CLICK HERE.” And, of course, once someone with a bit of naiveté does just that, they will most likely find themselves taken to a site requesting payment before the alleged information that they possess on John Smith is relinquished. Once they make the payment, it instantly becomes clear that the unfortunate user has been scammed, but by then it’s too late…their money is gone, and (of course)

A Run-Down of the Top Businesses Types in Yellow Page Online Searches

Well, there no doubting that, in 2017, over 80 percent of Americans are getting their business listing information from online yellow pages as opposed to print; it just makes sense, and is such a prevalent fact at that point that it barely warrants repeating (although we just did!). But this article isn’t just about the fact that people are using the online yellow pages now more than ever…it’s about what people are using online yellow pages FOR, specifically. Of course, using online yellow page listings is fast, efficient, and ensures the most up-to-date results, but what are the top business types being searched for? Read on to find out more.   When it comes to online yellow pages, the most popular business searches tend to focus on immediacy; that is, what people need in a hurry, which is why, in recent polls and data collected from the top search engines, the plumbing and electric field tends to be the most trafficked when it comes to yellow page listings. And why might that be, you many ask? Well, such professionals are rarely called upon when time is NOT of the essence; indeed, most people tend to scramble for the online yellow pages to locate the nearest plumber or electrician when their basement is filling up with several feet of water or their power has gone down and it’s not a neighborhood-wide blackout. At trying times such as these, people will hop on their computer or smartphone, pull up the yellow pages,

The Top Eco-Friendly Business Practices for 2016 and Beyond

When it comes to running a company, there’s a plethora of business practices to take into consideration- helping employees balance work and life, making enough profit to stay open and keep the stockholders happy, adhering to local and state ordnances, and countless other factors. However, the one factor that is skyrocketing to the top of many companies’ to-do list in recent years is sustainability, or their ability to do business in an environmentally-friendly fashion.   So, with that in mind, we’d like to present to you our list of the top eco-friendly business practices for 2016 and beyond, in an effort to educate prospective entrepreneurs or seasoned corporations alike in the benefits of “going green” in an effort to help save our planet while maintaining their profit margins as well.   Using Less Paper by Printing Less   Paper makes up about 35% of our waste stream – even though it’s one of the easiest materials to re-use and recycle. You can help reduce this waste by using as little paper as possible, and being smart about the paper you do use. When you do need to print important documents, make sure you use a recycled paper, and set your printer or copier to print on both sides of the page.   Pull the Plug   Turn off everything you possibly can before you leave the office each day, including your computer, printer, external hard drive, and other office gadgets. It helps if you plug everything into one power strip…they

Utilizing the Power of Online Yellow Pages to Research Businesses

In this day and age of the internet, information is literally at the fingertips of each and every consumer with access to a keyboard. Whether you’re looking for a garage to get some work done on your car, hire a landscaping service, or add a second floor onto your home so mom can move in, there’s no better why to get the low-down on who’s reputable and who will swindle you than with a quick trip to the online Yellow Pages.   Notice that I didn’t just say “Yellow Pages,” but “online Yellow Pages.” There’s a big, big difference between the two, especially these days. Print Yellow Page directories are quickly becoming obsolete in the age that has been ushered in by the digital revolution…when coupled with an economy that often sees businesses closing as often as they open their doors, a print directory – which is typically issued either annually every six months as best – can often be out-of-date the moment it hits your doorstep. Meanwhile, online Yellow Pages are usually updated daily, if not hourly, ensuring that your search results for any given business or business type are the very most accurate possible. So, for the same of this article and ensuring that you know what you need, when you need it, when you read “Yellow Pages,” you’ll know we’re talking about the online version and nothing but.   With that out of the way, we can get to the true meat of this article, namely using

Looking at the Latest Wave of “Green” Business Apps for 2016

With environmental conservatism growing in popularity over the years into the measuring stick that many businesses and organizations adhere to when it comes to their overall gauge of success, the amount of companies that are “going green” in an effort to save the ecosystems of the planet we all live on is doubling every month, it seems.   With businesses and individuals doing their part to help create a sustainable atmosphere where the environment is held first and foremost – after all, it’s the only one we’ve got – it’s only natural that another field that’s going by leaps and bounds – technology – should be doing its best to keep up with the demands of the public when it comes to this green trend. With the proliferation of hand-held, internet-accessible digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, and portable laptop computers, numerous multi-purpose applications – also known as “apps” – are all the rage these days.   Easily downloadable and serving just about any purpose you can imagine – from gaming, social media, and organization to shopping, digital photo editing, texting, and much, much more – apps are everywhere, and it’s only natural that they too would begin to adhere to the benefits of the green movement. So, today we’re going to look at some of the best and brightest eco-friendly apps on the market these days…are they worth your hard-earned data and time to download? Read on to find out.   It’s hard to believe that in this day

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