Is your online security in trouble?
SEO in Toowoomba is something in which many business find themselves fretting about keywords and social media, but take shortcuts that leave themselves vulnerable. And so I plan to show you a couple of tips and tricks I have actually picked up that can help you as a small business in Toowoomba so as to make sure you are not endangering your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress due to the fact that it is the most commonly used program, and there are many really straightforward ways that can help make it safer.
There is an amazingly large number of people that go to us because their WordPress site has been hacked. It can range from some horrible things such as having data and information stolen, to even having some malicious sites set up ads that you don’t want.
So my first item of advice concerns 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 standard. 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 Toowoomba 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 certain you take a look at security plug-ins. These are really vital and really easy to get access to in WordPress. I would suggest that you search for these ones– I have used one myself for years, and I have had patrons that really like the other two.
- Bulletproof security.
- Exploit Scanner.
My final piece of security advice for you is to avoid free themes and purchase something with far better security. Most companies that have security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is uncomplicated 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 basically invest $20 and get a decent one which is known for security. I would suggest checking out www.envato.com they have some brilliant themes, and even have some premium themes completely free as part of their monthly specials.
That’s all 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 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 Toowoomba on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsToowoomba.com.au.