Is your online security in trouble?

Is your online security in trouble?

SEO in Rockhampton 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 share with you a number of tips and tricks I have already picked up to help you as a company in Rockhampton in order to make sure you are not endangering your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress since it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really uncomplicated ways that help make it more protected.

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

So my first bit of advice has to do with 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 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 example, if your Rockhampton 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 certain you take a look at security plug-ins. These are really crucial and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would suggest 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.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My last piece of security advice for you is to stay away from free themes and buy something with far better security. Most business that have security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is simple but has far too many areas that can be abused. 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 just simply invest $20 and get a nice 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 free of charge as part of their monthly specials.

That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, practical pieces of advice that you can carry out 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 relies on 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 Rockhampton on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsRockhampton.com.au.

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