Website Maintenance

Website maintenance, especially for a WordPress Website,  is important and you need to regularly check your website for issues and errors. It is important to keep it updated and relevant. Maintenance on your website should be done frequently to ensure that your website is healthy. This ensures continued traffic growth and strengthens your SEO and Search Engine Rankings.

Your website or Online Store is the critical first impression of your company for your potential customers. Therefore it is crucial that your website is dynamic and relevant at all times.

Why is it Important to keep your website well maintained?

A well maintained and updated website is crucial for all service industries. All website owners need frequent website support to attract and hold clients. It is also crucial to keep up SEO and Search Engine Rankings and present new contents and products.

To make sure that your website is up to date, we offer regular health checkups and content improvements. Our team of Web Designers takes care of any problem that might arise through steady monitoring of the website’s plugins or by the core itself. Once we detect a problem it will be resolved with first priority.

A very important part of our Website Maintenance Plans are Backups, which can be done daily, weekly or monthly. This depends on the Plan you choose.

What to consider when doing Maintenance on a wordpress website?

When stepping into Website Maintenance for a WordPress Website you need to consider a number of tasks that should be done to keep your website running smoothly. The most time-critical tasks are website security updates, core and plugin updates. Without performing these tasks, your website is a potential danger to your visitors.

Many businesses have a lot on their plates without worrying about constantly checking in on their website. We all know how tempting it is to buy a domain name, add some text and pictures and worry about it later. But there are also many reasons why this is not a good idea. Maintaining a new, healthy and active website is important for a number of reasons.

Below we have provided a comprehensive list of tasks we perform for our clients on a weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual basis.

Weekly task list:

  • Error free loading of all pages and subpages
  • checks for broken links
  • Weekly offsite backup
  • Plugin updates and WordPress Core Updates (if applicable)
  • Form checks
  • Removal of spam comments from pages and posts
  • Search and Fix 404 errors, redirect if possible
  • Creation and submission of one or more blog posts to keep your visitors engaged and improve SEO Traffic

Monthly Tasks:

  • Website Loading Times and Speed Optimizations
  • Reviewing of Security Scans and Alerts
  • SEO Analysis and Optimization
  • Review of Articles previously published and optimize or update them

Quarterly Tasks:

  • Web Design Review – What can be improved?
  • Check for broken links in images or graphics
  • Can we improve or update images and graphics?
  • Review SEO and meta titles and descriptions to ensure they are still relevant for SEO
  • Test and tweak forms or popups, as well as call to action buttons
  • Review of workflows and possible automation
  • Website Test on all devices and browsers
  • Review advertising and marketing campaigns

Annual Tasks:

  • Update, removal or addition of Testimonials or Portfolio
  • Review each page for content accuracy, grammar, typos, and SEO relevancy
  • Domain renewal and submission to registrar
  • Review all of your top performing blog articles and see if they can be updated with new content 

As indicated in our checklist, website maintenance needs to be a consistent part of your business. Your business may grow by itself but if you do not correctly implement a maintenance plan for your website, you can cause some serious problems and setbacks to potential higher growth and business health.

Staying on top of website health needs awareness and organization. This is even more important for a large website with hundreds (or even thousands) of pages.

Important to note is, that by the introduction of new tools to make website building easier, website sizes are growing each year. It might be easy to add pages to most websites, but it’s not as easy to keep all of your pages in a good state.

SEO

You once started your business to have customers, clients, or an audience. But now in order to drive traffic to your website, you need to keep it regularly updated.

Search Engines like Google intend to rank websites that have the most relevant and up to date information on their search engine results page, which is relevant to the keywords entered. You risk that your website is being de-index entirely if it hasn’t been updated recently enough. Also websites suspected of being infected by malware will be de-indexed. You must keep your website regularly updated content, news, keywords, and articles in order to rank well in search results.

Frequent website maintenance is crucial for SEO strategy.

Customer Attraction and User Engagement

The moment your WordPress website is gaining traction and traffic, it is important to keep those potential customers on your website and perform certain actions, e.g. fill out a contact form or even purchase a product. If they aren’t able to find current information and relevant content there is a high chance they will lose interest quickly and leave your website again. In order for your website to be as useful as possible, you need to ensure that it is free from typos and grammar issues. Your website needs to provide any and all information a customer wants and looks engaging and consistent.

Security

This is the most important reason to keep website maintenance as a priority, especially if your WordPress website is storing any form of customer information. If you are using a Content Management System like WordPress, you must ensure that you keep the WordPress Core up to date and install security patches. It can be very easy for hackers to find and target websites that are being not maintained.

Corporate Image

Nowadays it has become even easier to create a website that looks well-designed and professional. There is a certain expectation for a professional website from Web Design Agency. If your website doesn’t deliver or lacks professionalism, your customers will go elsewhere or worse they will buy at your competition.

Do yourself and your business a favor by staying on top of your website and its maintenance. This will repay you in the short to medium term.

The Advantages of Paying for Website Maintenance Services

Now that we’ve established that website maintenance is a must for WordPress websites of any size, it’s time to discuss the advantages to employing someone else to do that maintenance. You can, of course, take on these tasks yourself, but it will save time and stress to pay an agency for several reasons.

  • You hire a team of experts who take care of these tasks every day
  • We  know what to look for and what to expect
  • Focus on other areas to ensure business growth
  • Hiring Web Design Agency in Kempton Park is cost-effective and can scale with your company

Webmaster Starter

Price: R2000.00 / month

R 500.00 Setup costs

Let us manage your website

10h / month dedicated webmaster service including

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Weekly Google Analytics Reports
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Wordpress Plugin Updates
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Wordpress Core Updates
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1 monthly Offsite Backup
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Content Updates
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Cloudflare Security
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Design changes
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SEO Analysis

Webmaster Medium

Price: R5000.00 / month

R1000.00 Setup costs

Let us manage your website and grow your business

20h / month dedicated webmaster service including

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Weekly Google Analytics Reports
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Wordpress Plugin Updates
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Wordpress Core Updates
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2 monthly Offsite Backups
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Small Design changes
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Content Updates
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SEO Analysis
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Cloudflare Security
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1 Industry related Blog Post per month

Webmaster Professional

Price: R7000.00 / month

R1000.00 Setup costs

Let us manage your website and grow your business

40h / month dedicated webmaster service including

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Weekly Google Analytics Reports
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Wordpress Plugin Updates
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Wordpress Core Updates
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weekly Offsite Backups
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Major Design changes and Code Updates
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Content Updates
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SEO Analysis
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Cloudflare Security
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up to 4 Industry related Blog Posts per month

Contact us today and book your Website Maintenance Package now.

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