Is your online security a problem?

Is your online security a problem?

SEO in Canberra is something in which many business wind up worrying about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that make themselves vulnerable. Therefore I would like to share with you a couple of tips and tricks I have already picked up that can help you as a small business in Canberra in order to make sure you are not jeopardizing your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress given that it is the most commonly used system, and there are many really uncomplicated ways that can help make it safer.

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There is an incredibly large number of people that visit us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can vary from some terrible 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 refers to passwords. Lots of 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 remember, like a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Canberra business was launched up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still quick and easy to remember, but far more challenging 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 valuable and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would recommend that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for ages, and I have had clients 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 purchase something with greater security. Most companies that have safety and security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is not difficult but has far too many areas that can be manipulated. 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 respectable one which is known for security. I would suggest taking a look at www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes totally free as part of their monthly specials.

That’s everything I have to say, just 3 quick, basic pieces of advice that you can carry out this very day if you want to save yourself pain and suffering down the track. Update your password, get a security plug-in, and purchase 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 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 Canberra on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsCanberra.com.au.

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