WordPress updates its core files on a continuous basis. They send out notices (displayed within the administration area of their websites) when new updates are available. It is recommended to login into the admin area on a regular basis to make sure that the website is running on the most current version available. We log into your site each billing cycle to perform any updates that are available for your website. We provide a report which will inform you of the current version of WordPress your site is using.
Whether you have 1 plugin, or 20 plugins on your WordPress website, we log into your website each billing cycle it order to audit any plugins that need to be updated due to security or functionality improvements. We provide a list of all the plugins we successfully updated after each scheduled maintenance service.
There are a lot of hackers out there that like to cause havoc. We use Sucuri software to scan your website for Malware, SPAM, Defacements, and Website Blacklisting on watchdog sites such as: Google, Norton, SiteAdvisor and six other sites. If your site does find itself on the Blacklist, we will work to help get your site removed from the list and restore your name back to good standing. We provide a report which will inform you of the status of your website and any actions that need to be taken.
Onpage SEO improvements and updates include (but not limited to) making sure that your site is using the proper amount of “header” tags, your “page titles” are relevant to your website, “alt” tags are used correctly, that your content is structured for optimal interpretation by Google and Bing, and many more services. We also provide keyword research that will help improve your websites organic search results, and help implement them into your website. Each billing cycle we will provide a website status report that will alert us to any changes and improvements that can be made.
Any SEO updates and changes should be monitored through the 2 largest Search Engines on the web. Included with the WordPress Website Maintenance Enhanced & SEO package are analytic reports from Google and Bing. These reports will show you the amount of new and returning traffic to your site. We also include monthly reports that display which channels they are using to find your site. Channels such as; Social, Direct, Organic Search, Referral, Email and more. We provide a monthly report which will inform you of the current status of these analytics.
Domain authority is a measure of the power of a domain name and is one of many search engine ranking factors. SEO gurus at Moz can be credited with the metric known as DA or domain authority. Domain Authority is a score (on a 100-point scale) developed that predicts how well a website will rank on search engines (the higher the score, the better). Domain Authority is the tool to use when tracking the “strength” of your website over time. Your monthly report will display your current standings.
Make sure your copyright date is current. There are over 800,000 websites on the web. It’s good to be found among all those sites, but if the information is dated, and a few years old, then visitors are not going to last long on your site. Doing something as simple as making sure the copyright date is current helps convey a sense of confidence to your visitors. It’s not a big thing, but an extra service we like to provide.
Not all updates go without a glitch. There are times when an update to a plugin will conflict with another plugin. It doesn’t happen often, but it only takes one time to learn the lesson. To make sure your site is not lost due to one of these glitches, we create a backup of your site before performing any work. Once the work is completed and we have finished testing your website, we then create a second backup of the updated website. Your website is your connection to the world, you don’t want that to vanish without a backup.