Is your online security at risk?

Is your online security at risk?

SEO in Tamworth is something where many business end up fretting about keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that leave themselves at risk. Therefore I plan to show you a few tips and tricks I have actually picked up that can help you as a business in Tamworth 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 easy ways that help make it more protected.

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

So my first piece of advice refers to passwords. Way too many people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for every single thing, or it is something really common. 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, such as a date, but spell it out. For example, if your Tamworth business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still simple 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 take a look at security plug-ins. These are really crucial 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 clients that love 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 greater security. Most business that have security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is not difficult but has far too many areas that can be exploited. Don’t get me wrong, many themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to basically invest $20 and get a respectable one which is known for security. I would suggest looking 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 all I have to say, just 3 quick, practical pieces of advice that you can apply this very day 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 web site 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 Tamworth on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsTamworth.com.au.

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