Is your online security a problem?

Is your online security a problem?

SEO in Lismore is something where many business end up worrying about keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that make themselves at risk. Therefore I hope to share with you a number of tips and tricks I have picked up to help you as a company in Lismore in order to make sure you are not endangering your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress considering that it is the most commonly used system, and there are many really straightforward ways that help make it more secure.

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

So my first piece of advice has to do with 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 standard. 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 Lismore business was launched 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 patrons 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 far better security. Most business that have safety and security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is uncomplicated but has far too many areas that can be exploited. Don’t get me wrong, lots 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 going over www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes free of charge as part of their monthly specials.

That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, easy pieces of advice that you can carry out this very day in order 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 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 Lismore on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsLismore.com.au.

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