You might have noticed some sites have an “S” at the end of the HTTP (as in https://). What does this mean as a site visitor? What does this mean for business owners? Simply put, more security. Whether you’re paying a bill online or logging into an account, when you see https (or SSL) you know your connection to this site is encrypted so hackers can’t access your data. This actually isn’t anything new, in 2014 Google announced the migration towards https as a “lightweight” signal in ranking algorithms. Bottom line, when Google talks, … [Read more...] about One Little Letter Makes a (Web) World of Difference: HTTP vs HTTPS
The top 6 reasons it’s important to update your WordPress site regularly So you’ve got a shiny new WordPress website. With all the fancy plugins and themes. You paid good money to get an agency to do it all professional-like. So why bother updating it? It’s all good, right? Wrong. Well, mostly wrong. In case you missed it, there are a lot of reasons why you need to keep your WordPress website updated. And we don’t just mean the content, we mean the back-end. See, the back-end of your website is what actually makes it look pretty and … [Read more...] about WordPress Updates and New Releases and Security Upgrades, Oh My!
Poor website security can affect your business reputation adversely. A hacked website can be a real problem on the internet. When your site goes down it can reduce trust in your business, its website and technical assets. If malware is placed on your website without your knowledge, your customers could be redirected to porn sites, or get a warning that your website is a threat and could cause harm to their computer. Keep your website visitors safe from harmful content. A good reputation once lost can be very difficult to win back. There are … [Read more...] about Why website security is more important than you know