Is your online security a problem?

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Is your online security a problem?

SEO in Geraldton is something where many business wind up stressing over keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that leave themselves a sitting duck. And so I intend to share with you a couple of tips and tricks I have actually picked up that can help you as a business in Geraldton in order to make sure you are not jeopardizing 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 quick ways that help make it safer.

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There is a remarkably large number of people that visit 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 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 everything, 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 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, like a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Geraldton business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still uncomplicated to remember, but far more difficult to guess. Same rules concern your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.

Next, I want you to make sure you look at security plug-ins. These are really valuable 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.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My last piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and get something with far better security. Most business that have security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is manageable but has far too many areas that can be abused. 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 just simply invest $20 and get a proper one which is known for security. I would suggest taking a look at www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes totally free 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 invest in 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 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 Geraldton on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsGeraldton.com.au.

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