Is your online security in trouble?
SEO in Wagga Wagga is something where many business find themselves stressing over keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that leave themselves defenseless. Therefore I want to share with you a couple of tips and tricks I have picked up to help you as a business in Wagga Wagga to make sure you are not weakening your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress considering that it is the most commonly used program, and there are many really basic ways that help make it safer.
There is a surprisingly large number of people that visit 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 set up ads that you don’t want.
So my first piece of advice concerns passwords. 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 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 remember, like a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Wagga Wagga business was launched up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still quick and 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 take a look at security plug-ins. These are really necessary 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 customers that really like the other two.
- – Bulletproof security.
- – WordFence.
- – Exploit Scanner.
My last piece of security advice for you is to stay away from free themes and purchase something with better security. Most business that have security issues have just gone with 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 just invest $20 and get a trustworthy 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, easy 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 website is open to security threats and no one relies on 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 Wagga Wagga on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsWagga Wagga.com.au.