Is your online security a problem?

Is your online security a problem?

SEO in Gold Coast is something in which many business end up stressing over keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that make themselves defenseless. Therefore I plan to show you a handful of tips and tricks I have picked up that can help you as a business in Gold Coast to make sure you are not endangering your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress since it is the most commonly used program, and there are many really quick ways that can help make it safer.

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There is a remarkably 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 having some malicious sites put up ads that you don’t want.

So my first item 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 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 remember, like a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Gold Coast 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 useful and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would recommend 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 stay away from free themes and buy something with much better security. Most companies that have safety and security issues have just gone with a pretty, free theme that is basic 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 basically invest $20 and get a proper one which is known for security. I would suggest investigating 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 everything I have to say, just 3 quick, straightforward pieces of advice that you can execute 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 web site 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 Gold Coast on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsGold Coast.com.au.

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