Is your online security in trouble?
SEO in Central Coast is something where many business find themselves fretting about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that leave themselves vulnerable. And so I hope to share with you a few tips and tricks I have actually picked up to help you as a small business in Central Coast to make sure you are not weakening your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress considering that it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really practical ways that can help make it more protected.
There is an incredibly large number of people that come to us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can differ from some horrible 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 item of advice concerns 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 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 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 Central Coast business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still simple to remember, but far tougher to guess. Same rules concern your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.
Next, I want you to make certain you consider security plug-ins. These are really essential 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 customers that really like the other two.
- Bulletproof security.
- Exploit Scanner.
My last piece of security advice for you is to stay away from free themes and purchase something with far better security. Most companies that have safety and security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is quick but has far too many areas that can be abused. Don’t get me wrong, many themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to simply invest $20 and get a good one which is known for security. I would suggest going over www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes completely free as part of their monthly specials.
That’s everything I have to say, just 3 quick, simple 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 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 Central Coast on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsCentral Coast.com.au.