Is your online security a problem?

Is your online security a problem?

SEO in Shepparton is something where many business end up worrying about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that leave themselves vulnerable and open. And so I hope to share with you a few tips and tricks I have already picked up to help you as a company in Shepparton in order to make sure you are not weakening your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress due to the fact that it is the most commonly used program, and there are many really basic ways to help make it more secure.

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There is an incredibly large number of people that visit 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 put up advertisements that you don’t want.

So my first item of advice is about passwords. Too many people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for every single thing, or it is something really basic. 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 remember, such as a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Shepparton business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still easy 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 valuable 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 really like the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My final piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and get something with better security. Most business that have security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is straightforward but has far too many areas that can be exploited. Don’t get me wrong, many themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to merely invest $20 and get a proper one which is known for security. I would suggest looking at www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes totally free 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 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 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 Shepparton on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsShepparton.com.au.

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