Is your online security at risk?

Is your online security at risk?

SEO in Orange is something in which many business end up stressing over keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that leave themselves vulnerable and open. And so I wish to share with you a handful of tips and tricks I have already picked up that can help you as a small business in Orange to make sure you are not risking your security. Most of these tips are centred on WordPress since it is the most commonly used system, and there are many really practical ways to help make it much safer.

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There is an amazingly large number of people that visit us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can vary 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 item of advice refers to passwords. Way 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 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 example, if your Orange business was launched up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still very easy 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 sure you consider 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 customers that really like the other two.

  • Bulletproof security.
  • WordFence.
  • Exploit Scanner.

My last piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and get something with much better security. Most business that have security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is simple but has far too many areas that can be exploited. Don’t get me wrong, many themes are secure enough to use, but it isn’t always the case, so I tell people to just simply invest $20 and get a proper 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 free of charge as part of their monthly specials.

That’s all I have to say, just 3 quick, easy pieces of advice that you can carry out this very day so as to save yourself pain and suffering down the track. Update your password, get a security plug-in, and buy 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 turns to 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 Orange on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsOrange.com.au.

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