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Protecting Your Information While Using Social Media for Plumbing Marketing

September 18th, 2015 by gtowsley Leave a reply »

 

When it comes to using social media for plumbing marketing you want to make sure you have a strong presence. Social media for plumbing marketing is great for building a strong brand, engaging with customers, and creating a strong web presence. We definitely like to encourage plumbers to take advantage off all the wonderful and affordable plumbing marketing options offered by social media. However with this in mind we also want to make sure that you are keeping safe practices while using social media for plumbing marketing and for personal use.

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The truth of the matter is no matter what your intentions are, business or pleasure, there are always going to be people out there looking to exploit your information and do harm. With so much information available online these days, its important to take the extra steps to protect yourself, your information, your customers, your customers information, and the safety of family and friends. Here are some security tips to practice while using social media for plumbing marketing and personal use.

 

Personal Information

Identity theft is a serious threat these days. Unfortunately we cant stop all criminals from stealing information from us, but we can help protect ourselves by not volunteering the information. To protect your identity on social media never provide security sensitive information like date of birth and birthplace. Never provide your personal phone number and address. When using social media for plumbing marketing yes you want to make sure your business information is readily available, but for security reasons avoid providing your home address and phone number.

 

Giving Away Too Much Information

Aside from protecting your identity you also want to protect yourself from any harm. A lot of us are guilty of sharing too much information. For example letting people know that you are going out of town, and sharing where you are going for dinner. As innocent as this sounds you could be setting yourself up for disaster. Advertising that you aren’t going to be home could invite a home invasion or telling people your wear abouts could let wrong people know are itinerary. This is particularly important if you have teenage users at home.

 

Being Too Transparent

When using social media for plumbing marketing its important to give people a glimpse of who you really are to encourage relationships and be real with people, however you want to avoid sharing too much information. Avoid sharing anything that would incriminate you or others you are involved with. Remember once its out there it can be really difficult to get it off the internet.

 

Social media is great for plumbing marketing and can be really fun for personal use, you just have to make sure you are going about it the right way. If you are unsure about your privacy take a look at your profile and see what information is readily available. If you haven’t looked at your privacy settings maybe its time to do so. If you are using social media for both plumbing marketing and personal use we recommend having two separate accounts, that way you can protect your personal information but also provide the right information for your business.

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