Is your online security in trouble?

Is your online security in trouble?

SEO in Melbourne is something where many business end up worrying about keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that leave themselves at risk. And so I wish to share with you a few tips and tricks I have picked up that can help you as a business in Melbourne to make sure you are not weakening your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress given that it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really helpful ways that can help make it more secure.

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There is an astonishingly large number of people that come to us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can range from some terrible things such as having data and information stolen, to even getting some malicious sites put up advertisements that you don’t want.

So my first item of advice refers to passwords. Way too many 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 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, such as a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Melbourne 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 concern your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.

Next, I want you to make certain you consider security plug-ins. These are really essential and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would encourage 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 invest in something with much better security. Most companies that have security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is effortless but has far too many areas that can be exploited. 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 proper 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 totally 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 purchase 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 Melbourne on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsMelbourne.com.au.

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