Is your online security at risk?

Is your online security at risk?

SEO in Ellenbrook is something where many business wind up worrying about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that leave themselves vulnerable and open. Therefore I would like to share with you a few tips and tricks I have actually picked up that can help you as a business in Ellenbrook in order to make sure you are not risking your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress due to the fact that it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really useful ways that can help make it much safer.

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There is an astonishingly large number of people that visit us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can vary from some horrible things such as having data and information stolen, to even having some malicious sites set up ads that you don’t want.

So my first piece of advice refers to passwords. Too many people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for everything, 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 remember 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 example, if your Ellenbrook business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still very easy 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 certain you 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 patrons 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 invest in something with better security. Most business that have safety and security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is not difficult but has far too many areas that can be exploited. Don’t get me wrong, many themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to merely invest $20 and get a decent 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 totally free as part of their monthly specials.

That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, straightforward pieces of advice that you can apply this very day if you want to save yourself pain and suffering down the track. Update your password, get a security plug-in, and purchase 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 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 Ellenbrook on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsEllenbrook.com.au.

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