Is your online security at risk?

Is your online security at risk?

SEO in Launceston is something in which many business wind up worrying about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that leave themselves unprotected. And so I plan to share with you a handful of tips and tricks I have actually picked up that can help you as a business in Launceston in order to make sure you are not compromising your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress given that it is the most commonly used program, and there are many really practical ways that 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 range from some terrible things such as having data and information stolen, to even having some malicious sites put up ads that you don’t want.

So my first piece 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 standard. 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 Launceston business was launched up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still simple 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 critical 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 purchase something with much better security. Most companies that have safety and security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is effortless but has far too many areas that can be abused. Don’t get me wrong, many themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to just invest $20 and get a good one which is known for security. I would suggest exploring 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 execute this very day in order 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 Launceston on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsLaunceston.com.au.

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