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WordPress Security Audit Service

Posted on May 11, 2009

Wp Security

Performancing Services, having recently opened up a new service for Copyright Management, managed by Jonathan Bailey and previously announced by us, has now opened another brand new service for bloggers: WordPress Security Audit Service, the brainchild of (and to be overseen by) David Peralty.

J. Angelo Racoma announced the introduction of the service over at Performancing:

How secure is your WordPress blog?

This is one question that usually escapes bloggers until that time when you wake up and see that your blog has crashed, gone offline, or–worse–been vandalized. While you can always revert to backups, you’re not sure those are recent. And it’s not always a walk in the park to restore from backup. And need I mention the downtime?

Most experienced bloggers would know how to secure their blogs. It usually involves a more strict file and folder permission set, stronger passwords, updated software and plugin versions, and the like. But not everyone knows everything about securing one’s blog installation. More importantly, not everyone has the time to do so on their own, especially those who run multiple blogs.

I must admit that in one way or another, I’ve fallen into this trap of complacency and many of my blogs are not 100% secure. And so, with the prodding of David Peralty, and with encouragement from several colleagues at the Hive, we’re planning to offer WordPress security audits as part of Performancing Services.

Details will unfold soon. But from what I’ve outlined so far, the service would be two-pronged, much like our copyright management service. First would be the audit–where we scour your site for holes and potential problems, and we will give you a report containing recommended actions. Second, if you choose to have us do the actual legwork, we will then do it for you.

Does this sound like a good idea? I’m pretty sure there are tools out there that can practically do the same thing, but of course there’s no substitute to human judgement (and imagination).

And you can see the service being offered over at Performancing Services in the Blog Management section:

Content scraping is one of the biggest headaches a blogger faces. Once you hit that publish button, your articles are prone to automatic copying and republishing by not-so-trustworthy websites who do not link back. Some of these scrapers even earn from your hard work by slapping on some advertisements, text links or affiliate links on their own sites, as if it were their own.

The Performancing Copyright Management Service does the hard work for you. Our copyright experts will track down websites, blogs, forums and other sites that infringe on your rights as a publisher. We will then give you a comprehensive report with suggested courses of action. If you choose to, we can also act on these violations on your behalf, by initiating takedown notices and making sure your original content stays where it should–on your blog! Price includes initial consultation, tracking, initial report and appropriate action on three (3) infringing sites.

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The Performancing Services team are amongst the most experienced and most savvy of bloggers out there, who also happen to have the technical skills to implement this service in an efficient and trustworthy way:

With experience going back to the early 90s (the wild wild west days for the web), and with professional careers varying from copywriting to web development, the Performancing team has everything that is needed to grow your business online.

J. Angelo Racoma is a career problogger and currently editor in chief of Splashpress Media, where he oversees the creative, technical and financial aspects of the network and its related services. Angelo has extensive experience in viral marketing through social networks, blogs and similar media, and would like businesses to embrace social media as a tool for building and maintaining relationships.

Randa Clay is a branding and design consultant who over her varied career has worked with large corporations such as The Limited, Victoria’s Secret, Goody’s, Express and others. Randa can help you create the perfect public image, combining a sleek visual design with a comprehensive creative marketing plan.

Raj Dash is an expert programmer and highly regarded publisher with experience in both online content and also the print world having edited a successful magazine. Raj has been a pioneer in the online world of multi-media publishing, drawing on talents in music, writing and film. His unique and careful approach to online content will help your site stand above the rest.

Dee Barizo is an SEO, keyword research, and link building specialist. He has helped sites of all sizes gain rankings for highly searched keywords. He has a knack for finding the best, most relevant links for maximum impact. Dee can help you outrank your competitors and increase your search engine traffic.

JD Arney has been developing websites since 2002. He specializes in brand building and the development of marketing strategies (with a heavy emphasis on link bait and social media marketing). With his experience JD will help your website build traffic and become an authority presence in your industry or niche.

Ahmed Bilal is an internet businesses consultant and entrepreneur focused on helping companies increase profits through the web. For several years he has worked on a variety of online ventures, from startups to large corporations. With experience from projects comprising branding, monetization and promotional strategies, Ahmed will provide for you a detailed blueprint to help you achieve your targets.

Deborah Ng is a prolific professional blogger who has worked for such notables as Oxygen Media and the New York Times Company. A freelance writer since 1999 and former newspaper columnist, Deborah maintains the number one resource and community for freelance writers and can help you find the words to make your project a success.

Ryan Caldwell has been building profitable websites for 11 years. He specializes in large-scale linkbuilding, SEO, social media marketing and the development of authority blogs for marketing products and businesses. With his online promotion experience Ryan will help your website earn you money and an improved reputation.

Chris Garrett has been working with the commercial web since it began in the early 90’s. In addition he has over ten years marketing experience working with companies from the smallest to the largest blue chips. Unlike many Internet consultants, he has both a technical and marketing background which means he can help you create an integrated online marketing strategy with measurable results.

So do check out this new great new service from Performancing and let us know if you think we should be tweaking or adding to it!