Is your online security a problem?
SEO in Perth is something where many business end up fretting about keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that make themselves vulnerable. And so I intend to show you a number of tips and tricks I have picked up to help you as a business in Perth so as to make sure you are not ruining your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress considering that it is the most commonly used program, and there are many really quick ways to help make it more protected.
There is an astonishingly large number of people that go to 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 advertisements that you don’t want.
So my first bit of advice concerns passwords. Lots of people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for everything, 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 recall, such as a date, but spell it out. For example, if your Perth business was launched up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still uncomplicated to remember, but far more challenging to guess. Same rules concern 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 valuable and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would advise that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for years, and I have had customers that love the other two.
- Bulletproof security.
- Exploit Scanner.
My final piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and purchase something with much 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 abused. 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 just simply invest $20 and get a nice one which is known for security. I would suggest considering 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, easy 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 buy 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 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 Perth on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsPerth.com.au.