Is your online security at risk?

Is your online security at risk?

SEO in Port Macquarie is something in which many business end up worrying about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that leave themselves at risk. And so I intend to show you a handful of tips and tricks I have already picked up to assist you as a small business in Port Macquarie in order to make sure you are not weakening your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress because it is the most commonly used system, and there are many really uncomplicated ways that help make it more secure.

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There is an astonishingly large number of people that come 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 having some malicious sites set up ads that you don’t want.

So my first piece of advice refers to 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 recollect, such as a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Port Macquarie business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still quick and easy to remember, but far harder to guess. Same rules concern 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 encourage that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for ages, 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 stay away from free themes and buy something with much better security. Most business that have safety and security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is uncomplicated 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 simply invest $20 and get a respectable one which is known for security. I would suggest checking out www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes for free as part of their monthly specials.

That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, easy pieces of advice that you can execute this very day if you want 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 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 Port Macquarie on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsPort Macquarie.com.au.

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