Is your online security in trouble?

Is your online security in trouble?

SEO in Bunbury is something where many business find themselves fretting about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that make themselves vulnerable. And so I hope to share with you a few tips and tricks I have actually picked up that can help you as a business in Bunbury to make sure you are not spoiling your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress considering that it is the most commonly used program, and there are many really uncomplicated ways that can help make it more protected.

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There is an astonishingly large number of people that visit 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 advertisements that you don’t want.

So my first bit 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 everything, 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 instance, if your Bunbury business was launched up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still very easy to remember, but far tougher to guess. Same rules apply to 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 vital and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would encourage 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 avoid free themes and invest in something with far better security. Most business that have safety and security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is simple 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 invest $20 and get a respectable one which is known for security. I would suggest looking into 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, straightforward pieces of advice that you can implement this very day so as 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 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 Bunbury on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsBunbury.com.au.

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