Is your online security in trouble?
SEO in Townsville is something in which many business end up worrying about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that leave themselves vulnerable. And so I plan to show you a handful of tips and tricks I have actually picked up to help you as a business in Townsville in order to make sure you are not spoiling your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress considering that it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really basic ways that help make it more protected.
There is a remarkably large number of people that come to us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can range 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 bit of advice refers to passwords. Lots of people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for every single thing, 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 remember but there are clever ways to think about this. One that I have seen used really well is to pick something easy to recollect, such as a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Townsville business was opened 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 look at security plug-ins. These are really crucial 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 patrons 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 greater security. Most companies that have safety and security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is practical but has far too many areas that can be manipulated. 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 going over 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 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 trusts 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 Townsville on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsTownsville.com.au.