IP addresses are an essential part of keeping track of people’s online activities, especially when it comes to web analytics and remarketing. When a new member signs up for your website or app, you’ll want to keep their IP address so you can analyze their activity on your site and in your app (if you have one). You can also use their IP address to determine where they are in the world and to target marketing campaigns at regions, countries or specific areas.
You can’t easily track users’ activity if you don’t know their IP addresses. Fortunately, there are ways you can keep your membership website from storing your members’ IP addresses. You can use methods like secure connection (HTTPS), or use a VPN to keep your personal data safe. You also have the ability to randomly generate IP addresses for new users, so you don’t have to remember anyone’s by name. In this blog post, we’ll cover how you can keep your members’ IP addresses safe in order to better track and engage with your audience.
Protect Your Members’ Privacy
As a website owner, you most likely already know that collecting and storing members’ personal information is a major no-no when it comes to digital marketing. Your members have full control over their personal information in your app, so you must make sure they’re aware of this fact and understand how their personal data will be used.
Randomly Generate Members’ IP Addresses
If you’ve ever tried to keep track of users’ IP addresses, you may have noticed that most services require you to manually input your members’ IP addresses whenever you create an account. This is extremely inefficient if you have a large number of members, and it’s also an easy way for a malicious party to gain unauthorized access to your website or app.
Instead of manually entering your members’ IP addresses, you can use tools like NoIP to randomly generate IP addresses for your users. When a member creates an account with your website, they will be presented with a number of IP addresses that you’ve chosen at random. This will make it harder for anyone to track your members’ activity if they use automated software to do so. You can find out more about NoIP and how they work here.
Use A VPN For More Security
When users log in to their Google accounts on a public Wi-Fi network, their personal information may be visible to anyone within range. To prevent this from happening, they can use the free Google Chrome plugin, VPN Master. When you install the VPN Master plugin, your device will ask permission to create a profile which will then be used whenever you log in to a public Wi-Fi network. This profile will then encrypt all of your web traffic, hiding your personal information from snoopers.
You can also use a VPN to keep your personal data safe when you use public Wi-Fi to log in to sites that require a login. Anyone within range of your device who is also connected to the public Wi-Fi network will be able to see your activity online, including your searches, emails, and social media posts. To prevent this from happening, you can install the VPN Master plugin, and create a new profile for each device you use on a daily basis to connect to the internet. Doing this will ensure that no one can track your activity when you’re on public Wi-Fi.
These are just a few tips on how to keep your membership website from storing your members’ IP addresses. By taking the time to educate yourself on the best methods of doing so, you’ll be able to provide your members with a safe and secure experience on your site, and ultimately grow your user base.