Basic Security Guide for your WordPress Blog or Website

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WordPress security is a topic of huge importance for every website owner. WordPress is an open source software which is regularly maintained and updated. By default, WordPress automatically installs minor updates. For major releases, you need to manually initiate the update. WordPress also comes with thousands of plugins and themes that you can install on your website. These plugins and themes are maintained by third-party developers which regularly release updates as well. Each week, Google blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware and around 50,000 for phishing. So, here are many ways from which you can secure your WordPress blog and websites:-
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Save Your Time For More Important Things

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It’s important that you develop effective strategies for managing your time to balance the conflicting demands of time for study, leisure, earning money and job-hunting. Whether we assign a dollar value to it or not, time is valuable to us. There are lots of different ways to tackle the issue of time management — you can download apps, adjust your sleep time, create lists, etc. But if you don’t fully understand why it’s important for you to better manage your time, those apps and lists aren’t going to help you. If you don’t have the motivation to use them, you won’t.

Sometimes it may seem that there isn’t enough time to do everything that you need to. This can lead to a build-up of stress. When revising for examinations, or during your final year when you have to combine the pressures of intensive study with finding time to apply for jobs good management of your time can be particularly important. Once we have identified ways in which we can improve the management of our time, we can begin to adjust our routines and patterns of behaviour to reduce any time-related stress in our lives.
You can’t change the number of hours in a day, but you can fill them more efficiently, with less stress and mental effort. You’ve likely heard this before, and perhaps your past efforts at time management have been, well, a waste of time. But most people’s attempts to increase productivity get derailed by two virtues of modern living: technology and options
There are many ways by which you can save your time for other things:-
Finish simple tasks.
Always complete easy tasks, like reading a memo — never switch between small projects
Break up complex tasks.
Complex tasks like building a budget differ from simple ones: You can complete them more quickly and efficiently by breaking them up.
Build willpower
Willpower is key to efficiency — and just like the muscles in your body, if you exercise it more frequently, you can improve it.
Develop Google discipline.
Keep a calendar, not a to-do list.
Pull, don’t push.
Limit your choices.
Do the most important task first.
Delegate everything except your greatest strengths.
Rush the unimportant.
Compress your time.
Have a leaving time.
By applying these things you can manage your time or save your time for other things

ONLINE REPUTATION MANAGEMENT

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Online reputation management (ORM) is about improving or restoring your name or your brand’s good standing. This is by countering, weakening or eliminating the negative material found in the Internet. There are a lot of misconceptions about online reputation management. Some people think it’s just social media monitoring, while others believe it has something to do with public relations and still others literally have no idea how it can impact business and sales. Online reputation management, sometimes abbreviated as ORM, focuses on the management of product and service search results within the digital space. A variety of electronic markets and online communities like e-Bay, Amazon and Alibaba have ORM systems built in, and using effective control nodes these can minimize the threat and protect systems from possible misuses and abuses by malicious nodes in decentralized overlay networks.
It deals with everything about your company’s brand in the online community. This community includes the entire web – search engines, forums, blogs, news sites, social networking sites, etc. And first being mindful of your company’s online brand then building on that brand in the search engines (chances are this is where you are sought for the most) through social media and other websites that produce and disseminate content.
ORM is not just about protecting or safeguarding a brand name and its core business offerings, it also extends to employees, partners and images – essentially any element online that can harm a business
It’s also critical to note that online listings are used in a variety of ways:`
By prospects to purchase products and services
By prospects to conduct research on a business, product or service
By potential investors conducting due diligence
By media to gather information for stories
By potential employees for recruitment purposes

Your reputation is as crucial as ever in today’s digital world, where a single negative search result can dramatically alter public perception of you or your brand.
When Your Online Reputation Counts
Though it’s true there are specific times when your online reputation really matters, maintaining a positive online reputation should be a constant effort. A need for a good reputation could pop up at any time. Consider these moments when a good reputation is crucial
Closing a business deal
Developing a business partnership
Running for public office
Appling for college
Attracting new clients
For promotion
Searching for a job

Benefits of online management reputation:-
It helps you resolve customer complaints quickly
It can help show that your business cares about customer service
It helps you to earn your customer’s trust
It helps you increase your transparency
It creates more positive word-of-mouth about your brand
It helps you identify your company’s opportunities
It lets you grow your presence on the digital channels your customers frequent
It encourages online endorsements