Is your online security at risk?
SEO in Albury is something where many business find themselves worrying about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that make themselves vulnerable and open. Therefore I hope to share with you a few tips and tricks I have picked up that can help you as a company in Albury to make sure you are not ruining your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress simply because it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really basic ways to help make it more protected.
There is a surprisingly large number of people that go to us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can differ from some horrible 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 piece of advice is about passwords. Way too many people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for everything, or it is something really basic. 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, like a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Albury 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 more challenging to guess. Same rules concern your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.
Next, I want you to make sure you take a look at security plug-ins. These are really vital and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would encourage that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for ages, and I have had clients that really like the other two.
- Bulletproof security.
- Exploit Scanner.
My final piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and buy 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 exploited. Don’t get me wrong, lots of themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to simply 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 completely free as part of their monthly specials.
That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, straightforward pieces of advice that you can carry out this very day if you want 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 Albury on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsAlbury.com.au.