Are you tired of dealing with website issues that never seem to go away?
Do you find yourself spending hours trying to fix technical glitches instead of focusing on growing your business? If so, it’s time to consider calling in the pros. In this blog post, we’ll explore when and why you should seek professional website support and maintenance services to ensure optimal performance and minimize downtime. From security updates and backups to custom coding and design changes, we’ve got you covered.
So sit back, relax, and let us help take the stress out of managing your online presence.
Here’s how to know when it’s time to call the pros.
When you don’t have time to deal with it
The reality of it is – you need to focus on running your business. It’s highly likely that anything pertaining to your website is going to get pushed to the back burner because you simply don’t have time to focus on it.
In that case, it may be worth considering hiring a web developer to help manage and maintain your website. A professional can give you peace of mind that your website is running smoothly and is kept up-to-date with the latest trends, features, and security measures.
When “all the technical things” are not your cup of tea
If you don’t know the difference between your domain name and hosting, and you get anxiety every time an email comes to your inbox that you think is spam but you aren’t sure, it’s ok. You are not alone.
There are plenty of people who feel the same way about “all the technical things.” Fortunately, you can easily get help without having to become an expert yourself.
While you can certainly find WordPress tutorials and articles on how to do certain tasks online, the best thing to do is get help from a professional who specializes in these areas. That’s why we’re here – to be an online expert so you don’t have to be.
When your site keeps going down or getting hacked
Security is one of the non-negotiable parts of website maintenance. The online world is a wild place. Your website is vulnerable and will get hacked if it’s not protected.
If your website goes down, you’ll need to take immediate action. Part of the service we provide to our care plan clients is identifying the source of the issue. Is it a security issue? Or maybe a coding issue? Once we have identified the source of the problem, then we can start working on a solution. We may even need to restore your site from a recent backup if there has been an attack.
Regardless of what the issue is – it won’t be your problem to deal with.
We will take the appropriate steps to help ensure that your website remains secure and stays up and running at all times.
When you need consistent website updates
If you depend heavily on your website to run your business, then it’s probably a good idea to have someone else who is responsible for all the updates and can do it quickly. It might be content, pricing, menu changes, calendar/event updates, photo changes, or anything else.
It’s important to have someone who is accountable for making sure the website runs properly and is regularly updated with fresh content. That’s why we have care plan options that include 1 to 2 hours of content updates, so you can get all the help you need, and we’re just one email away.
When you are starting SEO efforts
A healthy website is essential for successful SEO because it helps ensure that search engine algorithms can properly crawl and index your pages. This allows your content to be found more easily and appear higher in the search results. A healthy website also provides a better user experience which can contribute to an increase in organic traffic.
Lastly, having a well-structured website with optimized page titles and meta tags will help improve click-through rates from the SERPs, which is essential for improving rankings over time.
When you don’t really know what you need
This might be the first time you have ever had a website, or been through a website build, so it’s totally ok to not know what you need. That’s why we are here to help.
Every business is different, so the best way to know what you need is to talk to an expert. A website specialist can assess your site and give you a better understanding of the services and support that would suit your website best.
However, there’s a few basics that every website must have:
- Software Updates
- Daily Backups
- Uptime Monitoring
- Support Help
If your site is more complex and active, here are a few other things to consider:
- Regular content updates
- Insight into your website traffic and analytics
- Performance + speed optimization
- SEO optimization
Let’s Sum It All Up
Website maintenance is essential to keeping your website running smoothly and securely. It doesn’t matter whether your site is big or small, regular updates are vital to guard against malicious attacks and other security threats. By having a professional team on hand to handle any technical issues that may arise, you can rest assured that your website will be kept up-to-date with the latest security measures.
Support is also key for ensuring optimal performance of your site. This includes ensuring all plugins and software are running properly. Without regular maintenance, your website may experience frequent crashes or slow loading times which could lead to frustrated customers and lost sales opportunities.
Finally, while the do-it-yourself approach may seem appealing at first glance, it’s important to consider the time and effort involved in making changes to your site’s design or functionality. In many cases, hiring an experienced web developer can save time in the long run as they’ll be able to quickly identify potential problems and handle them accordingly. Plus, you won’t have to worry about dealing with complicated coding yourself!
If you are unsure of what services you need, it is best to consult with a website specialist who can assess your needs, provide advice and take over the responsibilities for you.
Give us a call. We’re here to help!