Is your online security in trouble?

Is your online security in trouble?

SEO in Wollongong is something in which many business end up worrying about keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that leave themselves at risk. Therefore I wish to show you a couple of tips and tricks I have already picked up to help you as a company in Wollongong to make sure you are not risking your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress given that it is the most commonly used system, and there are many really practical ways that can help make it more secure.

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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 horrible things such as having data and information stolen, to even having some malicious sites put up ads 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 single 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 recall but there are clever ways to think about this. One that I have seen used really well is to pick something easy to recollect, such as a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Wollongong 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 sure you consider security plug-ins. These are really critical and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would suggest that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for ages, and I have had customers that love the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My final piece of security advice for you is to stay away from free themes and buy something with far better security. Most companies that have safety and security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is basic but has far too many areas that can be abused. 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 basically 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 totally free as part of their monthly specials.

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

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