Roboform, that is! If you are tired of filling forms, give your hands and the poor keyboard a break, and use this tool. It has made my life simpler, so I am sure it would be useful for you too!
Now, while I use Roboform for a lot of stuff, in this article I will just tell you how to use it for Angela’s backlinks and Paul’s backlinks! You would however need to buy the Pro version of Roboform; the free version is too limited to be useful in this case!
Once you have purchased and installed Roboform Pro, download this file, unzip it using Winzip or Winrar, copy the "Z-ID for Backlinks Subs.rft" file to Roboform’s Default Profile folder, which should usually take the form of:
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\My Documents\My RoboForm Data\Default Profile
The identity should now be available both from your Roboform toolbar as well as the administrator console of Roboform! Launch Roboform from your taskbar, and click the "EDIT" button to modify the information you want! I have added notes within the Identity card itself, but for your convenience, I am also including them below! Enjoy! :)
You would want to customize the data with your information. While most fields are self-explanatory, I would specially ask you to take note of the following:
Phone numbers: Not usually required, and I don’t recommend giving away your phone number to unknown sites! If a website insists on this information, you can use a fake phone number instead (unless of course you know and trust the website really well)
Email: I use and recommend either a Gmail address or your own website address, such as firstname.lastname@example.org.
Income: Again not usually required, but I have provided a sample because a few sites ask for it.
Social security number: Not usually required, but I have provided a sample just in case some sites ask for it. Be very careful about sharing your SSN number! Unless you know and trust the website really well, you should NOT provide this information!
Company name: I usually use my domain name (of the website I am building backlinks for) as my company name. Such as ArindamChakraborty.com
Credit Card and Bank Account tabs:
This information is usually not required, and I have NOT provided samples for them either, for reasons explained below! Be very careful about sharing your credit card and/or bank account details! Unless you know and trust the website really well, you should NOT provide this information!
Personally I keep these two tabs empty. There are sites which ask you to join a trial membership or something, usually optional. However, when you are filling forms at such sites, you are at risk of accidentally entering your credit card information (in case you have stored it in Roboform) and have your card charged for no reason! ;)
Same thing may happen with bank account numbers too. So, if you store any information in those tabs, double check each and every form you fill up; otherwise, I would suggest you leave them blank!
Password: I highly recommend you use Roboform’s in-built password generator (it can be accessed through the "Generate" button on your toolbar) to generate your unique passwords. Passwords should be a minimum of 8 characters in length, and contain both alphabets and numbers.
Some websites even insist on passwords containing alphabets, numbers AND a special character, such as $,&,#, etc! You can generate such passwords as well with Roboform’s password generator!
Password answer: This helps recovering your password from a site in case you forget it (although, since you are using Roboform, this should not be the case with you). I suggest creating unique password answer. DO NOT use dictionary terms, phrases or idioms or your personal information as your password answer! Instead, use something absolutely unique that has no meaning for anyone except YOU, cannot be found in any dictionary, is not connected with you in any way, and is not easily guessable!
I don’t use it personally; unless you are an advanced user, you should not either!
Any questions? Let me know! :)
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If you want to know how to get "fake information" to use at these backlinks sites, here is one naughty article I wrote a while ago (use your discretion while following the advice of the article! :D)
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