Is your online security a problem?

Is your online security a problem?

SEO in Dubbo is something where many business end up stressing over keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that leave themselves unprotected. And so I plan to show you a few tips and tricks I have picked up that can help you as a small business in Dubbo to make sure you are not risking your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress considering that it is the most commonly used platform, and there are many really basic ways that help make it much safer.

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There is an incredibly large number of people that visit us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can vary from some terrible 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 has to do with passwords. Lots 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 Dubbo business was opened up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still simple to remember, but far more challenging to guess. Same rules apply to your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.

Next, I want you to make sure you take a look at security plug-ins. These are really important 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 love the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My final piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and get something with far better security. Most business that have security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is straightforward 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 simply invest $20 and get a good one which is known for security. I would suggest looking 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 everything I have to say, just 3 quick, practical pieces of advice that you can execute this very day if you want 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 Dubbo on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsDubbo.com.au.

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