Is your online security in trouble?

Is your online security in trouble?

SEO in Hobart is something in which many business end up stressing over keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that make themselves at risk. And so I plan to share with you a couple of tips and tricks I have already picked up to assist you as a company in Hobart so as to make sure you are not endangering your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress since it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really straightforward ways to help make it more protected.

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There is a remarkably large number of people that go to us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can fluctuate from some terrible 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 concerns 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 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 example, if your Hobart business was launched up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still quick and easy to remember, but far harder to guess. Same rules apply to your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.

Next, I want you to make certain you take a look at security plug-ins. These are really critical and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would advise that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for years, and I have had clients 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 greater 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 simply invest $20 and get a good one which is known for security. I would suggest considering www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes for free as part of their monthly specials.

That’s everything I have to say, just 3 quick, easy pieces of advice that you can execute this very day in order 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 Hobart on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsHobart.com.au.

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