Is your online security a problem?
SEO in Mildura is something in which many business find themselves worrying about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that make themselves vulnerable and open. And so I wish to share with you a number of tips and tricks I have actually picked up that can help you as a company in Mildura to make sure you are not ruining your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress since it is the most commonly used system, and there are many really helpful ways that can help make it safer.
There is a surprisingly large number of people that visit 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. A lot of people do not have a strong enough password because they either use the same one for every single thing, 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 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 Mildura 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 tougher to guess. Same rules apply to your username– please do not have it set as ‘admin’.
Next, I want you to make certain you consider security plug-ins. These are really very important and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would advise that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for years, and I have had clients that really like the other two.
- Bulletproof security.
- Exploit Scanner.
My final piece of security advice for you is to stay away from free themes and invest in something with better security. Most companies that have safety and 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, plenty 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 proper 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 everything I have to say, just 3 quick, basic pieces of advice that you can implement 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 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 Mildura on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsMildura.com.a