Is your blog secured from hackers? I bet you it is not. However, if it is congratulations, you represent a minority. Why is that? Well, many bloggers are inexperienced, and they do not appreciate the importance of securing their blogs against hackers or they simply don’t know how to protect their websites from hackers.
The other scenario is like myself. For me the reason I did not have a protection on my blog is because I found some of the available plugins too technical and I was intimidated by the settings requirements. As well, many of the plugins I looked at were expensive and often included monthly charges, so I procrastinated. And, I continued to risk my site.
This morning a friend of mine, pointed me in the direction of a plugin that secures a blog against hackers. All I had to do was to install it on my site. No fooling around with the settings. (I love one click deals). Now my site is secured against hackers. I can finally breathe a sigh of relief. (Update: In less than 24 hours over 60 attacks on my site were blocked). Below is an example from my email box that shows you the number. There are 61 consolidated emails in that file.
If you too are like me don’t let your own insecurities prevent you from protecting your website from hackers. It is not worth the gamble. Blog security is a must!
Let me share a story with you. About two years ago I purchased a report from an internet marketer who discovered an awesome formula to drive traffic to his Adsense blogs. Using his formula he was enjoying tenth of thousands of visitors to his blog. (Sadly, I could not use this formula because it applied to a very few specific niches). However, I was quite taken by this marketer and I followed him on ezines where he published his articles. His readership was huge, well over 100,000. Any one that ever published an article on ezines knows that a huge readership like that is a major accomplishment.
One day, perhaps two month later, once again I came across an article from him. It had 40,000 readers. I was curious which site he was promoting so I clicked on the link. All I got on the screen was a notice that the site has been hacked! Wow, what a financial setback this must have been to him.
When your site is hacked, it does not just stop there. You have a lot more to worry about. Not only you lose traffic to your site, you may also lose all the work you put into developing your blog (yes, you may be backing up your site but if you have a large number of pages, resetting it all may be quite a nightmare). It is also possible that, after ripping your site apart, the hacker will then redirect your blog to an illegal site, or fill your website with illegal content.
Many people are not aware that when their websites get hacked they may get banned by Google and/or the victim’s (not the hacker’s) Google account may be suspended. Never being able to show Google Adsense ads, for some marketers, may mean financial ruin. In addition, your hosting account may be suspended as well. You essentially may become annihilated.
Don’t let this happen to you. Make sure to secure your blog from hacking criminals. Protecting your website from hackers should be the top priority on your list. It is not worth risking it. If you are like me, and don’t know how to secure your blog, go for the one click solution to security here…
If you want more advanced solutions use Google search to find them. Whichever way you choose to secure your website is better than no way at all. Just make sure you do it.
I would love to hear how you protect your blog and which are your favorite tools for blog security. Please share your thoughts in the comments below.