Is your online security at risk?

Is your online security at risk?

SEO in Mt Gambier is something in which many business end up worrying about keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that make themselves vulnerable. Therefore I want to show you a few tips and tricks I have picked up to help you as a company in Mt Gambier in order to make sure you are not jeopardizing your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress because it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really basic ways that can help make it much safer.

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There is an astonishingly large number of people that go to us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can differ from some terrible things such as having data and information stolen, to even getting some malicious sites set up advertisements that you don’t want.

So my first bit of advice concerns passwords. Way too many people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for every little thing, or it is something really simple. Do not use your date of birth, your dogs name, or your email name. you want letters, numbers and symbols. It may be annoying to recall but there are clever ways to think about this. One that I have seen used really well is to pick something easy to remember, such as a date, but spell it out. For example, if your Mt Gambier business was launched up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still simple to remember, but far more challenging to guess. Same rules apply to your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.

Next, I want you to make certain you consider security plug-ins. These are really very important and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would recommend that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for years, and I have had clients that love the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My final piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and buy something with far better security. Most companies that have security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is easy but has far too many areas that can be exploited. Don’t get me wrong, lots of themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to just invest $20 and get a decent one which is known for security. I would suggest taking a look at www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes completely free as part of their monthly specials.

That’s everything I have to say, just 3 quick, practical pieces of advice that you can carry out this very day in order to save yourself pain and suffering down the track. Update your password, get a security plug-in, and invest in a good theme. Your SEO campaign is not going to do you any good if your website is open to security threats and no one turns to you anymore. If you have any security concerns at the moment, or you want to learn more about what else you can do with SEO feel free to contact us here at Internet Marketing Experts Mt Gambier on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsMt Gambier.com.au.

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