Keeping Your Site Safe 

Can you keep your site safe from hackers? Are hackers even real people? 
In most cases, no. If your site gets hacked or infected with malware, it was not by design.
There are programs that run around on the web trying to hack websites for the pure chaos they can cause by disrupting businesses in the USA. Expect that if you have a website, you will be infected at some point.
What can you do proactively?
  • Back up your website regularly (ex. GoDaddy offers the service for $2/month). You can use a variety of free plugins and email yourself a back up or push to DropBox so you always have a clean copy handy to overwrite an infected site.
  • Put an SSL on your site – The more secure your site is, the less likely you are to get infected. SSLs cost $50-$110 a year for a single domain, depending on your registrar or host.
  • Consider buying site lock or site security from your hosting provider (Site security on GoDaddy is $5/month)
  • If you have a wordpress site:
    • Update your website plugins regularly
    • Use at least a medium if not strong password
    • Install site security (WordFence is free)
    • Remove spam comments
    • Remove any “Admin” named users (they are the most likely to be hacked)
    • Remove any extraneous Themes or unused plugins. 


 Free website evaluations and recommendations for getting your business website ready to meed consumer demands!
Need help or have questions? Just ask! 
Darcy/Office: 518.872.1707
Text/Cell: 518.366.1707

The next Google Partners Connect Lunch & Learn event will be on Thurdsday Nov 9th 
This is a Toys For Tots Class
Please bring a new unwrapped toy/book

 Google LiveStream Marketing

Thursday Nov 9, 2017
11:30 Registration/Pizza Time  
12pm Google’s: The Micro Moment
12:45-1:30 Google Plus Micro Sites & Adwords Express Set up and Q&A
Manfred Real Estate Learning Center
920 Albany Shaker Road, Latham 12110
This is a Toys For Tots Class
Please bring a new unwrapped toy/book


Up In Your Biz 

Networking Lunch 

November 14th at Via Aquarium!

Networking is free!

Lunch Menu will be available at your cost. 

 Learn how to launch your Google Plus Website in less than 2 minutes!


Darcy Knapp, SEO Web Mechanics™

Via Aquarium, 93 West Campbell Road
Schenectady, NY 12306

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