Is your online security in trouble?

Is your online security in trouble?

SEO in Adelaide is something in which many business wind up fretting about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that make themselves at risk. And so I plan to show you a couple of tips and tricks I have actually picked up that can help you as a business in Adelaide so as to make sure you are not jeopardizing 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 simple ways that can help make it more protected.

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There is an incredibly large number of people that visit us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can fluctuate from some horrible 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 item of advice has to do with 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 common. 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 recollect, like a date, but spell it out. For example, if your Adelaide business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still quick and easy 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 sure you take a look at security plug-ins. These are really critical and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would suggest 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 far better security. Most business that have safety and security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is straightforward 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 basically invest $20 and get a respectable one which is known for security. I would suggest looking at www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes completely free as part of their monthly specials.

That’s everything I have to say, just 3 quick, simple pieces of advice that you can execute this very day so as 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 Adelaide on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsAdelaide.com.au.

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