Security Alert: Was Your Gmail Account Hacked?

Security breaches happen, from credit card numbers coming from major chain stores to the most recent hack of Gmail. It’s hard to stay on top of what passwords you need to change what accounts were affected. Enter KnowEm’s newest free service to keep track if your account has been affected: KnowEm’s Security Alert.

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3 Quick Tips To Help Build Trust In Your Brand

Building your brand isn’t just  done overnight or in any specific length of time.  Building your brand is an ongoing and never ending process that begins with defining what your brand is – your ideals and goals; in short, your mission.  It starts with creating a memorable logo that represents those ideals and goals, and of course securing all […]

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How to Partner with KnowEm: Affiliate, White Label, API or Re-seller?

Every day we get multiple requests from people wishing to become a member of our affiliate program, or to white label our Enterprise Dashboard. So to help everyone out, I decided to take the time to write a description of each in the hope that it would help you decide what would be the best way to resell KnowEm to your current client base, readers/followers or potential clients.

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KnowEm Turns 5: How We Built a Brand

First, our back story: In February 2009 my partner Barry and I launched a website called CheckUsernames.com.  There was a similar site that had just decided to close down due to the owner’s time constraints on maintenance, so we knew there was already an interest for such a tool. Upon closing, however, that owner did decide to list […]

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Knowem Partners With Webnames.ca To Offer Free .Tel Domains

We are always looking for new ways to help our clients, and today we think we have something pretty cool to offer from our friends at Webnames.ca. KnowEm is pleased and happy to announce that any purchase of a Business, Corporate or Enterprise level package will receive a free .tel domain name registration with free hosting for 1 year (a $22 value).

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The New KnowEm – Announcing our latest APIs and Enterprise v2

We’ve had a lot going on lately at KnowEm and we are very excited to share some of what we have been working on in the labs with you!

Just this past April we officially turned 4 years old, a feat we are quite proud of. It seems like just yesterday we were working on drafting a press release for our initial launch. Since then it has been a great trip and we have had some awesome clients, accomplishments, and products. Well now we have some more stuff up our sleeve and we would love to show you what we’ve been up to!

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Social Media Optimization (SMO) Is The New SEO

Is SEO Dead? I don’t know, but it sure doesn’t hold a candle to the power of Social Media signals these days. I think a lot of people much smarter than I will agree with that statement. So if Social Media is becoming arguably more important than Search Engine Optimization, what are you doing about Social Media Optimization?

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Are You Being Catfished? Simple Steps to Research Someone

With the recent media surrounding Manti Te’o being fooled by a man posing as a woman he virtually dated for over 2 years without ever meeting, along with the growing popularity of the movie turned Television show Catfish, we decided to divulge a few tricks of how to research someone online using a few free tools and some creativity.

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Highschooler Opens Bogus Twitter Account In School Directors Name

We’ve seen this before and it never ends good. This time it’s resulting in an identity theft charge for Ira Trey Quesenberry III, an 18-year-old student at Sullivan Central High School. A few years ago this would have been looked upon as a victimless prank. But times have changed and as social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and others have morphed into much more than just recreational websites, it’s not just unacceptable, it’s a crime.

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Google’s Transparency Report: A Step Backward for IP Theft and Copyright Protection?

When I first read that a new factor in Google’s ranking algorithm was going to be DMCA take down notices, just like the rest of the Search Engine Optimization community I was a bit shocked and curious about how this would play out. Could this mean a whole new round of fake take down notices to attempt to hurt a competitor’s rankings in the SERPs? Take look at the increase in these notices and I will let you judge this for yourself:

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