Secure Dental Websites
Are WEO Media websites secure?Yes! WEO Media websites are among the most secure in the dental industry.
Our secure, proprietary platform was built specifically for security and SEO performance. We have implemented deep security measures in all areas of our technology. Our websites use secure coding techniques and secure forms for data transmission. Our servers use a combination of security hardware and multiple proprietary software systems to identify, monitor and block potential and evolving hacking attacks in real time.
WEO Media websites have NEVER been hacked despite over 2 Million hack attempts!
What does it mean to have a "secure" website?When people talk about having a secure website, they are usually referring to the website being resistant to hacking. However, this is not entirely what it means. A "secure" website means it is able to transmit data from the website to the user and vice versa using an encrypted secure socket layer (SSL). You can tell if a website (or webpage) uses SSL because it will say https instead of simply http in the domain. The “s” stands for secure. These https webpages are generally used for the secure transmission of payment data (online bill payment portals) and patient health information (online patient forms).
How do I protect my website from hacking?A secure website does not mean it is immune to hackers or a wide variety of attacks. It only means that the information is protected during transmission from your computer to the server. Having a website that is protected against hackers requires effort at both the website level and the server level. At the website level it requires software and code updates, including plugins, scripts, and forms. At the server level, it requires the server to be protected by multiple layers of defenses.
If someone is trying to tell you that your website is not secure just because https is not being used on your website and thus you are open for hackers, they likely are using a scare tactic to get you to take some action that is probably not in your best interest.
How do I know if my website is secure?Websites that are the most susceptible to hacking are open source website platforms like WordPress since they rely on your website company to constantly and promptly update security patches as soon as they are published. Most WordPress websites do not use the latest security patches so they are often vulnerable to hacking.
Does Google care? Will this affect my SEO performance?Google’s long term goal is to have every website transmit data securely, which makes sense. To this end, Google cares strongly if you have an e-commerce website. However, if your website is informational (like a dental website), they care very little. Google has stated that less than one percent of all website rankings will benefit from the website being secure. We expect this percentage to increase over time but your dental website rankings are not likely to go up or down based on having all pages on your website transmit securely over https. While it is important for your online bill payment portal and online patient forms to use https, it is not critical for the entire website to use https pages.
Can WEO Media build https websites?Yes, WEO Media can build secure https websites and webpages. This may or may not be necessary depending on your situation. Please contact us to setup a consultation to review your website goals and objectives.
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