Is your online security at risk?

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Is your online security at risk?

SEO in Alice Springs is something where many business end up fretting about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that make themselves a sitting duck. And so I want to show you a couple of tips and tricks I have picked up that can help you as a business in Alice Springs to make sure you are not endangering your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress due to the fact that it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really uncomplicated ways that can 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 range from some horrible things such as having data and information stolen, to even having some malicious sites put up ads that you don’t want.

So my first bit of advice concerns passwords. Way too many people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for everything, or it is something really simple. 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 remember, such as a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Alice Springs business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still very 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 look at 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 clients that love the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • 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 chosen a pretty, free theme that is manageable but has far too many areas that can be abused. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to just invest $20 and get a respectable one which is known for security. I would suggest taking a look at www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes for free as part of their monthly specials.

That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, practical pieces of advice that you can execute this very day 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 web site 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 Alice Springs on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsAlice Springs.com.au.

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