Is your online security at risk?

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Is your online security at risk?

SEO in Maitland is something where many business find themselves worrying about keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that leave themselves at risk. Therefore I wish to share with you a handful of tips and tricks I have actually picked up to assist you as a company in Maitland in order to make sure you are not weakening your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress due to the fact that it is the most commonly used program, and there are many really helpful ways to help make it much safer.

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There is an astonishingly large number of people that go to us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can fluctuate from some terrible 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 is about 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 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 instance, if your Maitland 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 more difficult 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 necessary 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 clients 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 get something with better security. Most business that have safety and security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is manageable 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 basically invest $20 and get a proper one which is known for security. I would suggest investigating www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes totally free as part of their monthly specials.

That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, simple pieces of advice that you can execute 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 turns to 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 Maitland on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsMaitland.com.au.

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