Is your online security in trouble?
SEO in Sunshine Coast is something where many business find themselves fretting about keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that leave themselves unprotected. And so I would like to share with you a couple of tips and tricks I have actually picked up to help you as a business in Sunshine Coast so as to make sure you are not ruining your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress simply because it is the most commonly used program, and there are many really simple ways that help make it much safer.
There is an amazingly large number of people that go 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 advertisements that you don’t want.
So my first piece of advice is about passwords. A lot of people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for every little thing, 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, such as a date, but spell it out. For example, if your Sunshine Coast 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 harder 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 useful and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would suggest that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for ages, and I have had clients that love the other two.
- Bulletproof security.
- Exploit Scanner.
My last piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and purchase something with better security. Most business that have security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is manageable but has far too many areas that can be abused. Don’t get me wrong, many themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to just invest $20 and get a trustworthy one which is known for security. I would suggest considering www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes completely free as part of their monthly specials.
That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, basic pieces of advice that you can apply this very day so as to save yourself pain and suffering down the track. Update your password, get a security plug-in, and buy 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 turns to 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 Sunshine Coast on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsSunshine Coast.com.au.