Is your online security a problem?

Is your online security a problem?

SEO in Kalgoorlie is something where many business end up stressing over keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that make themselves vulnerable. Therefore I hope to show you a couple of tips and tricks I have picked up that can help you as a business in Kalgoorlie so as to make sure you are not risking your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress since it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really uncomplicated ways that can help make it much safer.

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

So my first piece of advice has to do with passwords. A lot 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 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 remember, such as a date, but spell it out. For example, if your Kalgoorlie 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 more challenging to guess. Same rules apply to your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.

Next, I want you to make sure 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 patrons that really like the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner

My final piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and invest in something with far better security. Most companies that have security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is quick 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 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 free of charge as part of their monthly specials.

That’s everything I have to say, just 3 quick, straightforward 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 invest in 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 Kalgoorlie on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsKalgoorlie.com.au.

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