Is your online security at risk?

Is your online security at risk?

SEO in Brisbane is something where many business end up stressing over keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that leave themselves vulnerable. And so I intend to show you a number of tips and tricks I have already picked up to assist you as a business in Brisbane in order 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 platform, and there are many really easy ways that help make it more secure.

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

So my first piece of advice refers to passwords. Too many people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for every little 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 example, if your Brisbane 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 more challenging 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 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.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My final piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and invest in something with greater security. Most companies that have security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is straightforward but has far too many areas that can be manipulated. 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 simply 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 for free as part of their monthly specials.

That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, straightforward pieces of advice that you can apply this very day in order 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 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 Brisbane on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsBrisbane.com.au.

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