How to Protect and Recover Your Social Media Accounts

Social media marketing is undoubtedly one of the most powerful tools for online promotion. It doesn't matter if you are a small business trying to create a personal brand, or a blogger who is making efforts to promote content, because social media should be part of your strategy. However, with so many social media networks around, it may be hard to keep track of your efforts. I have sometimes found that it is nearly impossible to remain active on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, while writing and searching for new sites on which to contribute.

Although virtual socialization has become as important as real-life socialization, it comes with the plus of not having to reveal your personal details. Nevertheless there are dangers to be faced even from the comfort of your own home. No matter how strong of a password you think of, what type of protection software you use, you may still be targeted by hackers, especially if you have an active account. If you are in the unpleasant situation of having your account cracked, here are a few things you can do to recover it.

#1 Always Use Anti-virus

Most people I've come across do not understand the importance of owning an up-to-date anti-virus which is also capable of protecting you from online threats. As primary as this tool may seem, it is one of the most efficient ways to keep obnoxious malware away from your precious information. I recommend that you scan your computer at least once a week, and keep away from free-make-money-online sites, porn or gambling sites.

#2 Consult with a Specialist

If you are in the situation of having your accounts compromised I strongly advise you to consult with a digital agency. These companies know all there is to know about the way that the internet, SEO and social media platforms work. Keep track of your social media activity, and if you discover something suspicious, for example a wall post that you don't remember posting, or a tweet that you didn't send, immediately change your password. In addition, as helpful as social media dashboards like Tweetdeck or HootSuite are, make sure that you change the password directly from the source. You can access and file a support ticket in case you cannot remedy the problem.

#3 Be Aware of the Dangers of Smart-phones

Mobile internet technology is still young and testing, and this means that accessing accounts from smart-phones has its risks. Your accounts are a lot more vulnerable if they are accessed from mobile devices, because hackers are able to inject cell phone spy software through the bandwidth. It is possible to protect yourself by applying the aforementioned steps of logging onto social media accounts.

#4 Don't Share Your Accounts

You may not be yet fully aware of the consequences of having a shared account. It doesn't matter if you are friends with someone, you can't just give them your password. Think about it this way, if you have a Facebook account, for example, a lot of personal information is available on it, and someone with bad intentions can destroy your online reputation in the blink of an eye. Like socks and underwear, social media accounts are meant to be private.

All in all, it would be sad for you to lose all your hard-work because you have failed to protect your account from unwanted intruders. Everybody knows that it is extremely difficult to build a loyal community, and nobody wants to lose it over something as unfortunate as a hacker.

Author Bio: Dana Browne is a social media community manager who freelances for a living, but she also knows a great digital agency for those who prefer the corporate approach. She enjoys blogging and interacting with her online community peers.

Review, Security, Socialmedia


  1. Hello,

    I would always say to follow the necessary steps to secure our social media profiles, as it has our complete information.

    thanks for the great tips.

  2. awesome post thanks for sharing informative and useful post.

  3. We must protect our social media account in order to protect our identity.

    thanks for the tips.

  4. Hello,

    For every social network we can easily recover it by using email recovering option..


  5. Hello,

    Thanks for sharing the awesome informative post, the best thing to recover or protect the social profiles is to set lot of security answers and emails.

  6. Thanks for sharing this great article! I am always searching for informative information like this!

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  8. Useful tips, these are regularly followed by me... Thanks for sharing this.. :)

  9. Hello,

    Awesome post as usual and I guess social media must be protected.

  10. I guess I've come across do not understand the importance of owning an up-to-date anti-virus which is also capable of protecting you from online threats.