Is your online security in trouble?
SEO in Cairns is something where many business wind up fretting about keywords and social networks, but take shortcuts that leave themselves a sitting duck. And so I intend to show you a number of tips and tricks I have picked up to help you as a small business in Cairns to make sure you are not spoiling your security. The majority of these tips are centred on WordPress because it is the most commonly used system, and there are many really straightforward ways that help make it more protected.
There is an incredibly 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 having some malicious sites set up ads that you don’t want.
So my first bit of advice has to do with 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 recollect, such as a date, but spell it out. For instance, if your Cairns business was launched up on the 23rd of January, perhaps think about a password that is twenty3JAN– it is still uncomplicated 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 critical 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 customers that love the other two.
- Bulletproof security.
- Exploit Scanner.
My last piece of security advice for you is to stay away from free themes and invest in something with far better security. Most companies that have security issues have just chosen a pretty, free theme that is practical but has far too many areas that can be manipulated. 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 simply invest $20 and get a nice 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 totally free as part of their monthly specials.
That’s everything I have to say, just 3 quick, practical pieces of advice that you can apply 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 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 Cairns on 1300 595 013 or visit, www.internetmarketingexpertsCairns.com.au.