How Site Security Can Have A Major Impact on SEO

A website is hacked every 39 seconds. Yes, you read that correctly. You may think that your website will never be the prey of a hacker, but your website’s security is something that your business should take very seriously. In March 2016, Google reported that over 50 million websites worldwide were either infected or malicious. While yes, you understand that website hacks are bad, but do you realize exactly how bad?

  • A negative impact on SEO: over 80 percent of hacked sites are removed from search results altogether. Goodbye, rankings.
  • Hijacked data: your site may store important data regarding your users as well as your business in general. If this data gets into the wrong hands, your website will quickly be utilized to retarget your site’s customers.
  • A stained reputation: would you trust doing business with a company that allowed for their site to be hacked?

95% of Cybersecurity Breaches Occur Due to Human Error

Your website is only as strong as your weakest link. Taking action to ensure your website is secure is worth the effort and money spent up front. Through our services at EM Search Consulting, it costs $50/month for a fully managed firewall. This is a drop in the bucket compared to the $300-$500 it costs for an emergency malware removal, which is something that can happen multiple times a year to an unprotected site. Rather than scrambling in the case of an emergency, contact us to help you ensure your site is secure.

If you already subscribe to our firewall protection, you can rest easy knowing your site is secure. If you don’t, it’s time to call on our team at EMSC to help with your security and firewall services.

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