If you’re asking yourself, “Why should I increase my website security?” look no further. Here are the top 4 reasons we found to get secure. Check it out!
1. Hackers are quite real and quite dangerous.
It’s important to note that hackers are usually bots – a.k.a. software that website bullies create to get in to as many websites as possible. In 2015, there was an estimated 30,000 websites that were hacked EACH DAY. Hackers are getting smarter… Web designers and developers have to stay on their toes to keep up!
2. Software goes out of date quickly; sometimes on a weekly basis.
We’ve all been there. We finally clear enough space to get the latest version of iOS downloaded on our phones and as soon as we do, another version comes out. Well, the same thing happens with website software and plugins. This happens not only to fix bugs, improve design, and make changes the developer seems necessary; but also to throw off hackers. See, hackers get in by bad passwords (among other things) and out of date software. So update and use a password generator instead of “12345”.
3. Google knows all.
It’s true – they do. Google scans their web index (all sites) every day to make sure sites are safe. Website builders like Wix are even flagged sometimes just because they don’t live up to Google’s criteria of “safe”. Google is even trying to get all websites SSL or HTTPS certified eventually… If you don’t know what any of that means, that’s okay. We do.
What you need to know is that if you don’t stay on your toes, Google can flag your site and there goes your online credibility and the virtual integrity of your brand as far as Google is concerned. That’s very bad for new business.
4. More money for you.
Okay, so we talked about the bad side of Google, but there is good side!
Here’s how it goes… Google indexes sites by many things, but security is becoming more and more of an important detail. If your site is more secure, you will be higher on Google’s search index. This means more potential clients see you and can become your customer. Yay! You can too. Get secure.