by: Jan Loyola
Is your website secure? If you want to make sure that your business leads and sales leads will continue visiting your business website, you have to make sure that you have implemented or bought a security feature for your website. Not only will it keep opportunistic individuals from hacking your site, it will also ensure that your business leads click through to your lead generation website.
I’m pretty sure you’ve already experienced searching for a product or service online, and when you clicked the website link, you were told by your browser that the website you intend to view was unprotected. Of course you would have immediately left the site then. But think about this, what if that was your site? Surely, just like yourself, your business and sales leads would not risk venturing into an unprotected domain that could possibly unleash a horde of malware, spyware, Trojan and other viruses onto their computer.
If this is the case, than a large percentage of your potential profits would have simply passed by. Also, if you run a b2b company, just think of all the client information you have stored in your system. Think of the difficulty your b2b telemarketers had to go through just to make sure that all information are correct and up to date. The loss of those telemarketing lists could mean more profits for your competitors and the demise of your own business.
To make sure that your website performs properly as a sales leads generation tool, you have to invest in reliable and tested security measures.
- First of all, you have to secure your password for your website. Go for letter, number and symbol combinations. Also, a single capitalized letter in your password could make all the difference on whether hackers can get into your website or not.
- Your host provider should also have a secure network. If you run an e-commerce site, then this is of utmost importance. Your sales leads would never divulge their credit card details, let alone their email address, unless you have some sort of declaration that you have a secure network and website.
- If you run a personal monetized blog or website, don’t be too eager to install plugins that you find lying around the web. These could very well have been hacked and can leave hundreds of malicious software on your system that you would never realize. Always be cautious; read customer comments & reviews; or purchase only from a secured domain.
- Keep your antivirus software updated. As fast as technology evolves, so do viruses. This is why you must regularly download updates for your antivirus software. If you don’t, then that software will simply sit on your computer while viruses jump over it to get to your important data.
If your sales leads know that they are secure in your website, then they will not hesitate to sign-up for updates or newsletters or even make a purchase when you ask them for a call to action.