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Local SEO Tactics and Digital Marketing Strategies

May 4, 2020

When it comes to your website, security is often an overlooked topic.  Right now, with the current coronavirus pandemic impacting our lives and dominating our news and discussions, we are all very distracted.  The bad guys and the hackers know this and can take advantage of the situation while our attention is focused elsewhere.  Make sure your website is secure and protected against these threats with some simple and often free solutions.  As the saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" and that holds true for this topic here.  Taking the time to make sure your website is protected can save you many headaches and a lot of time down the road.


  • Always be aware of website security, especially in times of great distraction
  • Security issues can impact your customers or users and your search engine visibility
  • Your website should be secure with SSL security
  • If you are using Wordpress, keep Wordpress updated to current releases
  • Make sure all Wordpress themes and plugins are updated to avoid security vulnerabilities
  • Use security plugins for Wordpress to easily strengthen the security of your website
  • Audit user access, credentials, and password policies to understand who has access to your website
  • If your website is compromised, your web page speed can be impacted severely
  • If your website is compromised your email addresses can get blacklisted and prevent emails from being delivered
  • An exposed website can be hijacked and used for phishing scams, or to charge you a ransom to restore it
  • You can use software to monitor your website and watch for any unauthorized changes