Most people understand that it is important to keep your website safe from hacking or unwanted intrusions, but many people question whether safety measures affect your website rankings. Do Google and other web browsers give preference to more secure websites when returning search engine results? The question is complicated, and there is not always a perfectly clear answer. There may be some credit given to websites that the crawlers perceive as offering better security for visitors, although there is no hard evidence that this is true. However, securing your website is good practice no matter what the ultimate effect on your website’s ranking in the search engine results.
There’s been a “sharp increase in hackers and adversaries targeting small businesses.” That’s a quote in Inc.magazine from a representative of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. Why do hackers target small businesses? Because they feel that the “little guy” probably doesn’t take cybersecurity seriously. In this issue, the Boise … Read More