Why would anyone want to hack your website?

Understand how web site hacking will lower your Google ranking.

This may seem to be a very naive question to ask or a basic question to answer.

Are all these hackers smart kids or frustrated armature web developers and in what way can web site hacking do injury to your Google ranking?

Again another naive misconception commonly banded about by the media.  The issue of web site hacking goes beyond childish pranks or teenage adolescent behaviour. This is specialist organised money making and criminal task so the question of website security and hacking deserves consideration.

Some people make money from low quality web sites offering something base or fetish. To experts in this business their web sites addresses a need and, in all fairness, they do however it is such a base need that it panders to the unhindered cravings of humanity and Google won't rank their web site quality. The resulting web sites don't look as professional as any Ann Summers web site but they'll niche onto the much more desperate and deeper human desires. In this respect their web sites are professional web sites but you'd not wish to promote them, would you!

Over time all web sites gain Google trust and your web site may have its own followers like loyal clients, suppliers or online community followers. Probably the most useful asset you've is largely hidden and intangible; it is Googles web site trust and ranking in your web site. This is truly what hackers are after when they've finished together with your clients credit card details. Your web site will provide simple pickings if your web site security is poor.

Never undervalue the value of Google's trust simply because you can not even pay-per-click or push visitors to your web site if it has been hacked and is found to be virus laden poor quality. Your web business model is totally sunk when somebody has breached your web site security.

Expert security hackers are just as intelligent as you or I - maybe more so. They're skilled, old or young and they've their own organised sub-culture of shared hacker 'hints and suggestions.' Hackers will usually be better resourced with code cracking tools and techniques. The primary reason why your web site hasn't been attacked, or hacked, is that it may possibly not present enough of the rich pickings for the hackers to select your web site today but maybe tomorrow?

Next time you go to a web site that has been hacked you can get a virus saying you've 2023 viruses on your computer, followed by 2898, 3012 then 5032 and climbing. You pay money for the suggested anti-virus cure but somehow your credit card doesn't work so you enter the next credit card, and also the next and the next. Surprisingly, all your credit cards are utilised in Canada and Nigeria where chip and pin aren't in use. Scams have 1001 techniques of appearing so it's much better to increase your website security before you discover your web site adding to the issue.