Is your online security in trouble?

Is your online security in trouble?

SEO in Hervey Bay is something where many business end up fretting about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that leave themselves vulnerable. Therefore I want to show you a few tips and tricks I have picked up to assist you as a business in Hervey Bay so as to make sure you are not ruining your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress since it is the most commonly used program, and there are many really easy ways that help make it more secure.

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There is a surprisingly large number of people that visit us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can range from some horrible 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 piece of advice concerns passwords. Too many people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for everything, or it is something really common. 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 Hervey Bay 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 concern your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.

Next, I want you to make certain you look at security plug-ins. These are really essential and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would suggest that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for years, and I have had clients that really like the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My last piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and purchase something with far better security. Most business that have safety and security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is not difficult but has far too many areas that can be manipulated. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to simply invest $20 and get a nice 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 free of charge as part of their monthly specials.

That’s everything I have to say, just 3 quick, easy pieces of advice that you can implement this very day in order to save yourself pain and suffering down the track. Update your password, get a security plug-in, and purchase 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 Hervey Bay on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsHervey Bay.com.au.

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