Is your online security at risk?

Is your online security at risk?

SEO in Geelong is something in which many business end up stressing over keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that make themselves vulnerable. Therefore I intend to share with you a few tips and tricks I have already picked up to assist you as a company in Geelong so as to make sure you are not ruining your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress due to the fact that it is the most commonly used program, and there are many really helpful ways to help make it much safer.

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There is a remarkably large number of people that go to us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can range 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 refers to 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 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 remember but there are clever ways to think about this. One that I have seen used really well is to pick something easy to recollect, like a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Geelong business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still very easy to remember, but far more difficult to guess. Same rules concern your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.

Next, I want you to make sure you look at security plug-ins. These are really 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 patrons that love the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My last piece of security advice for you is to stay away from free themes and buy something with better security. Most companies that have security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is quick but has far too many areas that can be exploited. Don’t get me wrong, plenty of themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to just simply invest $20 and get a trustworthy one which is known for security. I would suggest exploring 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 all I have to say, just 3 quick, straightforward pieces of advice that you can execute this very day in order to save yourself pain and suffering down the track. Update your password, get a security plug-in, and buy a good theme. Your SEO campaign is not going to do you any good if your web site is open to security threats and no one relies on 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 Geelong on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsGeelong.com.au.

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