Is your online security a problem?
SEO in Nowra is something in which many business end up fretting about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that leave themselves vulnerable and open. Therefore I would like to share with you a handful of tips and tricks I have already picked up to help you as a business in Nowra to make sure you are not weakening 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 practical ways to help make it more protected.
There is an incredibly large number of people that go to us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can vary from some terrible 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 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 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 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, like a date, but spell it out. For example, if your Nowra 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 tougher to guess. Same rules apply to 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 necessary 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 clients that really like the other two.
- Bulletproof security.
- Exploit Scanner.
My last piece of security advice for you is to stay away from free themes and get something with far better security. Most companies that have safety and security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is not difficult 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 basically invest $20 and get a nice one which is known for security. I would suggest looking into www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes completely free as part of their monthly specials.
That’s everything I have to say, just 3 quick, basic pieces of advice that you can apply this very day 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 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 Nowra on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsNowra.com.au.