What many small- and medium-sized businesses fail to realize is that aside from negatively impacting their online reputation, a hacked web site can seriously affect that business’ SEO [search engine optimization] efforts.
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Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) March 28, 2013
Numero Uno Web Solutions (NumeroUnoWeb.com), a fast-growing global Internet marketing firm that caters to small- and mid-sized business-to-consumer companies, recently issued a statement on the rise of cyber attacks and announced its top tips for small- and medium-sized businesses to protect their online reputation and search engine ranking from cyber attacks.
As the experts at Numero Uno Web Solutions note, a number of recent high-profile cyber attacks, including one that paralyzed three major South Korean Banks and another that shut down Toronto-Dominion Bank’s web site and mobile banking service, demonstrate how debilitating cyber attacks can be to a company’s reputation. For small- and medium-sized businesses, cyber attacks are an ongoing concern, because these businesses tend to have fewer resources available to combat cyber threats.
“What many small- and medium-sized businesses fail to realize is that aside from negatively impacting their online reputation, a hacked web site can seriously affect that business’ SEO [search engine optimization] efforts,” says Marco Reuter, Business Development Manager at Numero Uno Web Solutions. “Major search engines like Google and Yahoo! penalize ‘attacked’ web sites or sites that have hosted malware [malicious software]. Penalized sites can quickly lose their hard-earned search engine rankings until the web site has fully recovered from the attack.”
Reuter adds, “The last thing a business needs is for online visitors to see a ‘This site may harm your computer’ warning in a Google search result. Being penalized by a search engine can translate into a loss of rankings, which directly affects web site traffic. And e-commerce businesses need traffic to survive.”
As Numero Uno Web Solutions’ top tips note, to help a company rebound from a cyber attack and rebuild the brand’s reputation, that business needs to hire an expert SEO company with a history of helping small- and medium-sized e-commerce sites to re-establish and recover their damaged, and sometimes completely lost, online reputation.
To learn more about how Numero Uno Web Solutions can help small- and medium-sized businesses re-establish and recover their online reputation after a cyber attack, visit the company’s web site at http://numerounoweb.com/sitescore/.
Numero Uno Web Solutions is one of the top Internet marketing firms due to constant innovation and overall customer satisfaction. For more information on Numero Uno Web Solutions, and to discover how the company can help maximize your company’s search engine optimization and online presence, visit http://numerounoweb.com/sitescore/. Or call Numero Uno Web Solutions toll-free at 1-855-SEO-XPRT (1-855-736-9778).