Here is a short quiz to help you work out whether or not you need our website maintenance services:
Question 1 – Do you have a website?
A – Yes
B – No
If you answered A, then yes, you do need us to keep your website properly maintained.
If you answered B, we’re not entirely sure what you’re doing here… you should be looking at our web design page first!
What Is Website Maintenance?
Once we’ve created a client’s attractive, easy-to-use website we don’t just sit back and relax. Unfortunately, due to the ever-changing nature of the internet, a site begins to go out of date virtually as soon as it’s published! This may sound a bit scary, but it really is no problem as long as you enlist our website maintenance services. With us keeping an eye out and updating things as we go, you’re never going to run into any big problems – we’ll have a look at things that can go wrong a bit later on.
In short, this is what we’ll be doing for you:
- Updating the WordPress core theme when a new stable, secure version is released
- Updating all used plugins with new updates
- Applying any security updates on the server and website through Wordfence
In short, we’ll keep your website live and functioning securely.
Why Do You Need Website Maintenance Services?
There are two main reasons why you need to ensure that your website is properly maintained – to keep it secure and to ensure a pleasant user experience.
Security – This is BIG deal. Without proper security, you’re putting your customers at risk. They could have their name, date of birth, address, credit card info and all sorts of personal information stolen if your website isn’t secure. You’re protecting yourself as well. Hackers can use viruses to take down your systems, leaving you unable to work. As well as that, if you haven’t taken the necessary steps to protect your customers, you’re going to get a bad reputation, that’ll mean even more lost sales.
User Experience – Once your marketing has done the big job of attracting consumers to your website, you don’t want to lose sales because of poor user experiences. Here are some stats to back this up:
- 88% of online shoppers say they wouldn’t return to a website after having a bad user experience
- 70% of online businesses that fail do so because of bad usability
- 32% of users will leave a brand they love if they have one bad experience
That’s a lot to risk.
Our website maintenance services will keep your site working quickly and smoothly, keeping consumers interested, whilst ensuring maximum lead conversion.
If you’re struggling to get people to your site in the first place, you should check out our marketing services.
Get In Touch
We hope we didn’t spook you with the risks of having an unsecured website, but we feel it’s really important that you’re aware of what can go wrong! If you want to have a chat about what your site needs then get in touch online or call 01926 814547.
It’s the same number if you haven’t got your website built yet and you want to ask about that, or if you think you’d benefit from our marketing skills (you will).