Is your online security at risk?

Is your online security at risk?

SEO in Traralgon is something in which many business find themselves stressing over keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that make themselves unprotected. And so I wish to show you a few tips and tricks I have picked up to help you as a business in Traralgon so as to make sure you are not weakening your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress given that it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really basic ways that help make it more secure.

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There is an incredibly large number of people that come to us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can vary from some horrible things such as having data and information stolen, to even getting some malicious sites set up ads that you don’t want.

So my first bit of advice has to do with passwords. Lots of people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for every single thing, or it is something really standard. 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 recall, like a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Traralgon business was launched 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 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 really like the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My last piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and buy something with far better security. Most business that have safety and security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is not difficult 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 basically 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 totally free as part of their monthly specials.

That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, straightforward pieces of advice that you can implement this very day so as 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 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 Traralgon on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsTraralgon.com.au.

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