Is your online security a problem?
SEO in Coffs Harbour is something in which many business find themselves fretting about keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that make themselves vulnerable. And so I wish to show you a few tips and tricks I have picked up to help you as a small business in Coffs Harbour in order to make sure you are not weakening your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress since it is the most commonly used system, and there are many really straightforward ways that can help make it more secure.
There is a surprisingly large number of people that come 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 getting some malicious sites put up ads that you don’t want.
So my first item of advice concerns passwords. Lots of people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for every little thing, 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 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 example, if your Coffs Harbour business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still very easy 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 useful and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would recommend that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for ages, and I have had clients that love the other two.
- Bulletproof security.
- 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 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, plenty of themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to merely invest $20 and get a good one which is known for security. I would suggest considering 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 everything I have to say, just 3 quick, straightforward pieces of advice that you can implement this very day to save yourself pain and suffering down the track. Update your password, get a security plug-in, and get 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 Coffs Harbour on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsCoffs Harbour.com.au.