In response to my article on search engine mysteries in which I said that the essential thing is to get the right information, I mainly receive the same question, asking me how to get the right info on the Internet.
So, I decided to write a few words about it to offer a bit of an answer. To make the right decision, it is necessary to filter the information you found carefully. I am going to describe my way to you here.
First, what I consider the right information:
The right information, as I see it, is a piece of information that is true, accurate, complete, reliable and timely, ie. I can use it to build something on it before my competition can. The right information MUST have all the above attributes, but sometimes you get the right hint, which is valuable, but it is up to you to find out more or develop it to make it the right information.
I have a couple of bad features in my character, namely, I am mean, it is very difficult for me to part with my money, and the other one is that I have problems to trust anyone without checking everything personally.
These two, in fact, are very good protectors on the Internet. I do not regret any single case I did not buy something and the same it is for trusting someone or something. Whenever I did not trust anything or anyone, it was right.
The thing is that even established authorities and /gurus/ are not a hundred percent right in everything and sometimes spread a wrong piece of information not on purpose, of course, but simply because they trust themselves too much, even think that they know everything already, that they simply make hasty wrong conclusions.
I myself check and test everything to see whether it works and how well it works and am trying to learn something new every day. Yet I make mistakes, and once you start to think you know everything, you start making costly mistakes.
When you are on the Internet long enough and go the way of reading and testing everything you come across, you will very soon know to whom you can trust, how much and when.
There is a lot of useless panic over a scam sometimes that it is not a scam, and sometimes an obvious scam is promoted and marketed like a real thing.
So how to evaluate the information:
Read and test everything you manage to get into the picture and learn how to feel different situations and how to judge the individual pieces of information and persons from whom you get it and be very careful about partial information and wrong conclusions.
Also, in connection with scams: it is vital to differentiate between a scam and inexperience of a company where the expenses simply grow beyond the powers of the people involved.
Why? You may ask now because the results may be the same for you – loss of money, time, efforts and illusions.
The answer is simple: because different signs are pointing to it which may warn you in time. While some of the scams are sometimes very difficult to recognize, when it is about expenses, you can say right from the start. The signs are obvious, and you can spare yourself.
There are several /guru/ people online claiming everything to be a scam, starting from people using FREE sites through FREE hosting to everything bad that happens, creating thus a completely wrong atmosphere.
While my experience shows that almost everything paid is a scam (- Do not get me wrong, I do not say you should not buy anything online. I only say that you should be careful. You will find out that you have to buy items but it is a different topic.) This only shows how everything online is individual and you should never make general conclusions.
Since you have to trust someone or some source of information in order to make a decision. For me, I divide the source people into three categories: I fully trust the first one, and when I was thinking about this article, I realized that sometimes I do not even check the information I get from them (- you cannot even check everything every time). I trust partially to the second, ie. I consider the information I get from them but check it carefully, and do not trust the third, not even consider it, I just read what they say.
I did not create my categories at random. When I started on the Internet, I read and tested everything thoroughly and dropped everything that I either could not properly check or I have some doubts about. In the course of this, several people showed to provide me constantly with the above three categories of information.
And in fact, this is my answer to the above question and my advice:
To read and check and test everything you get all the time to create your categories but try and avoid hasty conclusions, not to drop things or judge people too quickly and definitely not because of one occurrence. You have to get steady results before you can do anything like that. Otherwise, you will end up misjudging things or people. Everyone makes mistakes, you too.
And just a few words to finish this: It is not often you get the right information or the right hint at a given time; since the information you found sometimes can become out of date. So, have an open mind toward new information, but analyze them carefully before making your final judgments.