Is your online security a problem?

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Is your online security a problem?

SEO in Warrnambool is something where many business find themselves fretting about keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that leave themselves a sitting duck. Therefore I hope to show you a handful of tips and tricks I have already picked up to assist you as a business in Warrnambool in order to make sure you are not jeopardizing 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 useful ways to help make it safer.

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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 terrible things such as having data and information stolen, to even having some malicious sites set up advertisements that you don’t want.

So my first item of advice concerns 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 simple. 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 recall, like a date, but spell it out. For example, if your Warrnambool business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still very easy to remember, but far more challenging 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 critical and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would advise that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for ages, and I have had patrons that love the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My last piece of security advice for you is to stay away from free themes and invest in something with better security. Most business that have security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is manageable but has far too many areas that can be exploited. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to just invest $20 and get a respectable one which is known for security. I would suggest considering www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes free of charge as part of their monthly specials.

That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, simple 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 Warrnambool on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsWarrnambool.com.au.

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