Top 5 Online Security Tips for Bloggers

Security is a major issue nowadays, and for bloggers its very important to take care of security, if you follow some simple security measures then you can improve your security level, So I am sharing some Online security tips which are helpful for Bloggers.

Online Security Tips for Bloggers

Use Contact Form on Blogs

Contact forms are the best way to avoid spammers, by using contact forms you can communicate with your readers without revealing your Email and other details publicly, but still many blog owners are using their Email in the about or contact section of their blog , and  content scrapers scrape email from your website and use it for spamming and also for selling email accounts.

And if you are thinking that you are using your email something like this abc[at]example.com on your blog and your email can’t be scrapped, so might be thinking wrong, content scrapping simply works like search engines so they can change the way of their search.

So I will suggest you to use the contact form on your blogs and websites, and also use a different email for different purposes like for contact purpose use a separate email account rather than using one email for all purposes.

Avoid Unwanted Registrations

Always avoid unwanted registrations on unknown websites, if you are very curious to try some new services which requires registration then use your secondary email account for registration, and always use different passwords for different websites, or you can use same passwords for unknown registrations but never use your email account password in registrations.

Thousands of websites hacked daily by hackers, and bloggers always do registration to try new services and also for their blogging research, so as per my suggestion try to avoid unwanted registration, check reviews on web before signing up on a new website.

Use Domain Privacy

Domain privacy is one of the best options to hide your information from who is database , when you register a new domain name, your privacy is open to all and anyone can see your domain and your personal details like your email, address , phone numbers.

But most of bloggers neglect this feature because the domain registrars charge for this service, but the price is very less and you can  afford the price, and if you see it as a security purpose you will find the price is very reasonable.

Use Google Apps

Google Apps is the one of the best services for Bloggers and website owners, you can create your personalized emails with your domain name and you can enjoy the features and services of Google with your personalized email Like admin@abc.com.

I am using Google Apps and very pleased with its flexibility and feature, and for emails I use gmail interface and you already know about gmail, Gmail provides 2 step Verifications for Login which makes Google account bullet proof.

So Google Apps is must for every blogger, now Google apps is not offering Sign up for the free version of Google apps which includes 10 Email accounts, but still you can use it for 30 days as free Trial and after 30 days they will downgrade your account to free version of Google Apps.

Payment Frauds

Many bloggers are cheated by some bad webmasters or websites, bloggers usually experiments with new paid services and offers but sometimes they cheated by others and lose money, before making payment to anyone make sure the service which other person providing is genuine or not, for example many bloggers pay other bloggers to get approved Adsense account but after a few days their account gets banned.

Similarly before making any payment on the website check its terms and conditions what kind of information they save while transactions their transactions are safe or not , also check encryption details of transmission.

Hope All these online security tips will help you to do blogging properly with security.

About Nishant Srivastava

Nishant Srivastava is Blogger and Owner of Geek Blog Tips and some other Blogs from India(Delhi), He writes about How to Blog, Web Development , Read Some Tips to beat your Competitor in blogging.

Comments

  1. Hi Nishant,
    These security tips that you have shared are just great. The first point specially of using contact form on blogs is great too. Thanks for the share!! Surely be a great help for all bloggers.

  2. True about registrations
    I have seen many blogs whose registrations are open for everyone and hence they get every important information on that Blog

  3. Basic but very important security tips Nishant. I normally accepts guests posts via contact form in order to avoid spam registrations.

  4. Thanks for Sharing the tips with us :)

  5. Nice tips, sadly google apps are not free anymore. Outlook mail can be a good option as it is free

  6. If you are using CloudFlare, there’s an app there called ScrapeShield included there for you to activate. Part of it is E-mail obfuscation which scrambles the email addressed for bots to avoid spams.

  7. Nice teach-ups.

    All I want to say is fix that image that you have used in this article else it will mess the article’s format.

  8. Use google apps is one of the most secured way to protect our very own personalised emails from spammers. This is a greay trick.

  9. Helpful tips to secure bloggers. Thank you for sharing this :)

  10. Gaurav Aswani says:

    Great Post Nishant :) will keep this in mind while taking any step :O Thanks for sharing

  11. Thanks for writing the blog related security tips Nishant, its nice! Hope it is a different n useful post for the bloggers. Keep writing .

  12. Hey Nishant,
    Awesome post for us, like a newbie and informative too. Now like us can secure their blog and stop from being hacked :D Thanks for this great post!
    Regards,
    Sohil Memon.

  13. Hi Nishant,

    Really yaar great tips. I am using contact form on my blog and your more tips Awesome. I will Follow. thanks for this post

  14. Hey Niishant,

    Nice tips for newbie, who are more curious to get more. This must be followed by all to have safe blogging

  15. Google apps is a very popular service without revealing our mail account but the shocking news is that free Google Apps service is closed. Only paid service open now. I didn’t know about Domain Privacy before. Thanks for this information

  16. hi,

    First i want to thank you for this informative tips about online securities for the blogger, AS a blogger i know very well that online security play a major role for your blogging, if there is any loop hole in your security then you lose everything. So your all the tips is great and it is very much helpful to keep bloggers work safely.

  17. Thanks for informing about domain privacy. i just came to know that my whole personal details are revealed on who.is db.. I am looking forward to hide it. Thanks for the help

  18. Hey Nishant !!! very cool and useful tips for bloggers.Bloggers forget about security concerns sometime.
    You just remind me baout using Domain privacy.. Thanks.. :)

  19. very helpfull tips,internet security is must Thanx for sharing, :)

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