Is your online security a problem?

Is your online security a problem?

SEO in Bathurst is something where many business wind up worrying about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that make themselves vulnerable and open. And so I intend to share with you a few tips and tricks I have already picked up to help you as a company in Bathurst in order to make sure you are not jeopardizing your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress since it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really quick ways that help make it more secure.

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There is an amazingly large number of people that come to us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can differ 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. 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 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 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, like a date, but spell it out. For example, if your Bathurst 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 harder to guess. Same rules apply to 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 very important 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 last piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and invest in something with much better security. Most business that have security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is straightforward but has far too many areas that can be manipulated. 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 simply invest $20 and get a proper 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 all I have to say, just 3 quick, practical 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 trusts 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 Bathurst on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsBathurst.com.au.

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