5 Tips to Help Prevent a Website Hack

Think just because your website or blog isn’t high trafficked that you won’t be hacked? Think again! Hackers are out to get sites both big and small. Any audience is a good audience (though I’m sure the bigger the site the better).

Hackers love them some software vulnerabilities. The best way to prevent a blog or website hack is to be prepared for inevitable. Check out these tips out in the event of being hacked. 

  • Tips for Help Prevent a Website Hack 1 of 6
    Tips for Help Prevent a Website Hack
    Check out these 5 tips to help prevent a website hack.
  • Software Updates 2 of 6
    Software Updates
    Keep your software up-to-date (hello Wordpress users - I'm looking at you and those 17 plugins that need updating).
  • Webmaster Tools 3 of 6
    Webmaster Tools
    Make sure you are using Google Webmaster Tools. This is a free service from Google. This also is a great resource to see other stats such as search queries and crawl stats.
  • Check Your Site Often 4 of 6
    Check Your Site Often
    This may sound silly, but if you let a week go by - you may not notice the ad hack some hackers have slipped into some code in a bad Wordpress theme. Don't ask me how I know this.
  • File Storage 5 of 6
    File Storage
    Keep only the files you need stored on your server. This includes previous Wordpress themes and unused plugins.
  • Password 6 of 6
    Make regular practice of changing your passwords. This maybe a no-brainer, but especially if you have contractors or employees working on your website.

Has your site been hacked? Check out this post on Google Offers Help for Hacked Websites

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