WordPress Security for SEO & More

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Tips for WordPress security, important in part to insure a site doesn't disappear from Google search results. From Search Marketing Expo SMX West 2011.

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WordPress Security for SEO & More

  1. 1. Sexy Securityfor WordPressSean Carlos 10 March 2011 ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 1/16
  2. 2. .edu ??? .edu ???©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 2/16
  3. 3. Il problemaAn ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure– Benjamin Franklin ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 3/16
  4. 4. N ew !Use a recent, if not the latest, WordPress version ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 4/16
  5. 5. Conosci i tuoi plugin (estensioni)Know your plugins & themes ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 5/16
  6. 6. adminChange the default administrator account name from “admin” ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 6/16
  7. 7. Protect your WordPress administration area with a server level password http://wordpress.org/ ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 7/16
  8. 8. WP Prefix ChangerRename your WordPress database tables http://blogsecurity.net/ ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta http://tdot­blog.com/ 8/16
  9. 9. 3.1Remove version information from WordPress and plugins ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 9/16 http://blog.ftwr.co.uk/
  10. 10. La segnalazione di errori php Hide php errors ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta http://php.net/manual/ 10/16
  11. 11. A Few Other Considerations● Password policy – change often● Connections – Public Wi­fi is not secure – Use secure FTP● Shared hosting – If hackers get into server, everything youve  done may be in vane. ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 11/16
  12. 12. WP Security ScanScansione sicurezza WordPressLet a plugin do the work for you! ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 12/16 http://wordpress.org/
  13. 13. Site disappears from Google or Bing?  Search Traffic drops off? ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 13/16
  14. 14. More details... http://www.antezeta.com/blog/top­wordpress­security­tips ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 14/16
  15. 15. ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 15/16 http://www.amazon.com/
  16. 16. Thank you! +1 617 765 0250 (US) +39 02 69 000 333 (ITA) Sean Carlos sean­carlosWeb Marketing Training  @seancarlos @sean_it (ITA) & Consulting www.antezeta.com/blog ©2011 Sean Carlos ­ Antezeta 16/16

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