Protecting Yourself From Affiliate Link Thieves

Written by Stephani Richardson

So, you have worked really hard to build a fabulous affiliate site. You tookrepparttar time to add your keywords and relevant information aboutrepparttar 105872 products. Your pages load quickly, and your site is even listed inrepparttar 105873 search engines for specified terms. You look at your stats, and you see a regular flow of traffic coming into your site. You get really excited! You log in to your affiliate program manager, and.... WHAMO! You have very few commissions from sales, and your click-throughs are extremely low. Suddenly, you are asking yourself, "whatrepparttar 105874 heck happened here??" The answer... You might possibly berepparttar 105875 victim of affiliate link hijacking!

In this revolving world ofrepparttar 105876 Internet, we are constantly being bombarded by spammers, spyware, viruses, and hackers. Now, we have to worry about link hijackers stealing commissions that are rightfully ours. So, what is link hijacking and how do you prevent it?

Inrepparttar 105877 simplest terms, link hijacking occurs when someone replaces their affiliate ID with yours. The result? They getrepparttar 105878 commission instead of you. You did all that work, but someone else is getting paid? Yes! You may be wondering how this happens. Let me explain. I first heard about this phenomenon while visiting various discussion boards on affiliate marketing. Many affiliates had experienced a decline in sales while their site's traffic stats remained high. Common discussions found in affiliate forums include various software programs which "steal" information. Many of these programs download themselves onto a person's computer, either knowingly or unknowingly. These programs can override your affiliate links each timerepparttar 105879 customer visits your site, therefore giving credit to someone else. Many times, people download packaged programs that contain these types of software. The innocent surfer may not even realize they have a program running inrepparttar 105880 background. Anyone who takes part inrepparttar 105881 Internet community, whether it be a webmaster or a surfer, should stay informed about these programs by visiting on a regular basis.

Putting Workplace Violence In Perspective Following September 11, 2001...

Written by Felix P. Nater

The Security Consultant's Perspective...

Puttingrepparttar threat of violence and security inrepparttar 105871 workplace following September 11, 2001 in perspective has a broader meaning and greater appreciation. The price of Workplace Violence has a physical, emotional and financial toll onrepparttar 105872 victims, witnesses andrepparttar 105873 businesses. While worst-case scenarios are notrepparttar 105874 norm, incidents of assaults, homicides, threats and acts of sabotage are real inrepparttar 105875 typical workplace. However,repparttar 105876 simple but equally annoying and escalating hostile conduct creates emotional contagions and spontaneous responses. When thinking of workplace violence one should consider situations and events of any type that if left uncorrected could escalate into a violent response. Service employees being harassed on their routes, nurses fearful of conducting home visits, plant employees taunting another, use of increased resources to protect threatened employees and salesmen who resign rather than do business in certain neighborhoods are all realities at work. Even though reported incidents of violence are down for 2003 according torepparttar 105877 Bureau of Labor Statistics security awareness should continue to remain high onrepparttar 105878 prevention category.

Some Statistics About Workplace Violence...

According torepparttar 105879 Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 11% (631) ofrepparttar 105880 5,559 fatal occupational injuries in 2003 resulted in homicide (mostly by shootings). A March 2004, FBI Report estimated that nearly 80% of these workplace homicides are committed by criminals with no other connection torepparttar 105881 workplace, who have committed robberies or other violent crimes. Inrepparttar 105882 areas of Non-fatal occupational injuries, BLS reported that 18,104 such incidents in 2002 resulted from assaults and violent acts by person, representing nearly 1.3% ofrepparttar 105883 1.4 million reported occupational injuries and illnesses. According to repparttar 105884 Bureau of Justice Statistics, (BJS) US Department of Justice, in 2002 nearly 750,000 crimes of violence were committed each year against people at work or on duty and another 170,000 against people traveling to and from work.

In January 2004,repparttar 105885 Society of Human Resource Managers reportedrepparttar 105886 results of their own internal survey on workplace violence. Roughly, almost two-thirds of HR Professionals who responded reported that at least one incident of 'violence" had occurred since 200o. Most common were incidents of inappropriate language, verbal abuse or verbal threats.

In May 2004,repparttar 105887 American Society of Safety Engineers' (ASSE) survey on workplace violence reported that 44% of 750 respondents had indicated that their place of work had been victim to incidents of violence since 1998. While threats do not harm victims,repparttar 105888 mere utterance damages perceptions of management's ability to provide for a safe workplace if no corrective action is taken.

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