Website Maintenance to Keep Your WordPress Website Running
If you have a business website, you know the important part it plays in bringing in new clients, and selling your products online, but do you think much about website maintenance? If you’re like many business owners, probably not. That’s a mistake. Just like you work to ensure your fleet of vehicles is in good working order, or keep your professional licenses up to date, you need to keep your small business website running at peak performance. Why? Because a slow, non-functioning, or non-secure website will turn prospective clients away.
• 53% of mobile users will abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load. (Think with Google)
• Google blocks unsecured websites and gives the user a warning screen telling them to return to safety.
• If your website is totally nonfunctioning, you are not reaching prospective customers.
Website Maintenance Services
At Coastal Web Marketing, we understand the importance of keeping your website up and running at peak performance. That’s why we offer a full range of website maintenance services for WordPress websites. These web maintenance tasks include:
We perform a website backup to an external location. While you may back your site up more often to your website hosting, that backup may be useless if your site falls victim to ransomware. Ransomware is an increasing problem around the world, and businesses of all sizes are being targeted. By having your site backed up in an external location, if you are hacked, you are able to restore your system without paying the ransom, and with minimal downtime.
We perform plugin updates on your WordPress site manually, to ensure all plugins are up to date, and that none are interfering with another aspect of your site.
WordPress Core Update
We also perform WordPress core updates as needed WordPress issues major updates 2-3 times a year, and minor updates as needed.
Update WordPress Theme
We will also manually update your WordPress theme. Not updating your theme is the biggest cause of blank pages, features not functioning properly, and compatibility warnings.
Check SSL Certificate
Your SSL certificate is the sign to users that your website is secure, displayed with that little padlock in the search bar. It’s important to monitor the status of your certificate, and fix issues as soon as they arise. The last thing you want is for a prospective customer to click on your website in their search results and see the following image:
Website Malware Scan
We also perform a website malware scan. This will detect malicious code that may have been injected into your website. Malware can operate in the background without you knowing it is there. It can result in compromised security, and can infect the computers of visitors to your website.
Website Maintenance Cost
Our website maintenance cost to you is very affordable. We offer a comprehensive WordPress website maintenance plan for $60.00 per month, with an automatic credit card payment, or $ 720.00 billed annually starting January 1 each year. Think of website maintenance as a tune-up. You update your smartphone and your laptop. You take your car in for servicing. Why wouldn’t you maintain your website properly as well? That $60 a month is nothing when you compare it to the revenue you would lose if your site went down due to ransomware, or you lost functionality due to faulty plugins.
Sign Up for Our Website Maintenance Program Today
We offer our website maintenance program only to existing clients. If you are not currently a client but are interested in our services, you can contact us about signing up for our SEO services or a website redesign. Then once we take you on as a client, you would be eligible for the website maintenance services as well. Simply call us at 410-420-9390 to get started, or to ask any questions you may have. You can also fill out the form, and we’ll be in touch.