Hello this is Mikel with TinyFrog Technologies. I want to talk a little bit about the cost of a hacked website. We work with WordPress which you’re probably familiar with which is the most common web platform or application or content management system. WordPress tends to be very highly targeted by hackers so a lot of WordPress sites out there can get hacked.
In fact there’s a saying in the WordPress community, getting hacked as a matter of if not when, if your website is not properly secured. So one of the things we offer for our clients is a really powerful security service to help maintain and secure their WordPress sites. But the cost of a hacked website can be pretty high. One of which, it can sometimes there’s clients whose websites have been hacked and they don’t even know it. And that can affect the performance of the website, the messaging, and if someone lands on a hacked website it really creates a very very negative perception of that business is if they see that the website has been hacked. Sometimes it’s very apparent to the website visitors.
Another one of the downsides of a hacked website is that if your website gets hacked and it is not getting taken care of, it can really impact not only the performance of your site but also your search ranking. Your website could actually ultimately get blacklisted by Google and the challenges that come along with that are incredible. In terms of getting relisted in the directory and if your website goes down because it was hacked it can be a very difficult process especially if it’s been hacked bad in reviving the site. In some cases it can take weeks and can be very very expensive. It’s really important to properly secure your website and and to do everything in your power if you have a WordPress site to prevent it from getting hacked. There’s some very concrete things you can do and getting your website maintained with a company that specializes in maintaining and securing WordPress websites is very important. If you have any questions about security and maintenance for WordPress sites feel free to contact us. Thank you.