When it comes to skills, I do admire hackers. Don’t get me wrong, I think they are very smart individuals however, I know you will agree with me when I say that hackers can do a great amount of damage on websites. This is especially true if these hackers are up to no good.
It is a fact that hackers are breaking in to websites even if they are not really that of importance. These hackers are in a way, testing their abilities to hack small time websites. And for those who are new to the internet marketing, having their websites hacked for no apparent reason. Worse, some hackers can create damages too. Because of this, those who are trying to have their websites optimized have to start all over again! Because of this, SEO campaigns are delayed and website owners have to start from scratch again. Think about all the effort and money that you have invested in your website. You really don’t want hackers to take all that away from you now, don’t you?
So in order to avoid getting into a situation like this, you need to make your website hacker-proof. How do you do that? Here are some of the important things that you need to do:
Use free tools on improving your online security – if you have the time you can always search for these security tools online. They help by searching any suspicious activities and warn owners about the possible threats that they may encounter. Some of these tools may be sold while there are also those that you can use for free. Either way you choose, it is always good to use something that can protect your websites from hackers.
Make your password strong – sometimes, we tend to forget our password and so we create a universal password that we use in all of our accounts. Because of this, it is easy for hackers to trace what your password combinations are. So if you don’t want hackers to ruin your website and other accounts, make your password strong. I know a person who literally has a whole sentence for his computer password and though it may sound funny but accessing his computer is almost impossible. Make your password longer and combine good and solid characters on your password. This way, your computer cannot be easily penetrated by hackers.
Update your software – keep in mind that hackers target those websites with security flaws especially those who have blogging programs. You can avoid this by keeping your website’s software updated and using the latest versions of software as well as applying security patches immediately. This way hackers cannot get through your website’s system.
Register with Google’s Webmaster Tools – registering with the webmaster tools can help you detect any malware infections right away. If you do not get rid of these infections, there may be a possibility that you can be black listed by search engines. Receiving these notifications can help you get rid of any infections immediately which can also give you a clean website, making it favorable to Google.
If you don’t know what to do, get an expert help – obviously, not all of us are able to handle things like this. Some of us don’t even have an idea on how to make our websites hacker-proof. If this is your case then I suggest that you find someone who knows what to do. There are many online firms that can help you with hacker-proofing your website. Their services include monitoring for malicious activities, scanning for security vulnerabilities and even help you repair your website once it has been hacked. Of course, they may charge but their services can go a long way too so make sure that you find a company that can help you with this.
Having your website hacked is not something you want to deal with. Your efforts on SEO can easily be wiped out by these hackers and you will not benefit from a website that’s been hacked. You have to start all over again and so to avoid this situation, it is best that you do something about it beforehand. This way you can be sure that your site is secured. This can help you save, time and money.