Website Maintenance is Important

Website Maintenance ChecklistWe see it so many times in Cambodia: a company has a website delivered, and that’s it.

No changes, no additions, no fresh content and most important of all: no security updates. The website stays as it was delivered, sometimes for many years.

You may ask yourself: “If I like the design and the website just works, why would I need maintenance?”
Please read on to learn why maintenance is very important.

Security

Probably the most important: keep your site safe! Website software (Content Management Systems, plug-ins and other add-ons to the website’s functionality) are constantly updated. Partly to improve how it works or to add something new and handy, but often also to patch security holes.

Hackers are constantly looking for websites with outdated software (and known security holes). If you don’t keep up with the latest version of the software, your website could be at risk!

Attractiveness

A website that is regularly updated with fresh content (blog posts, news articles, promotions, new products, etc.) attracts more visitors. And isn’t that what you want to achieve with your website: attracting visitors? Visitors get a bad impression if there is old data on your website.

So, regularly create new content, text, or images that relate to your field of business to attract both new and returning visits.

Google Ranking

Google loves websites that are regularly updated. Keeping your products and services up-to-date shows search engines that your site is fresh. A site with copyright 2008 on the bottom and the “Latest News” article years out of date will not be as attractive to Google in terms of quality or usefulness. When new content is added on a regular basis, Google values this and takes that into account with the overall ranking of your website.
Google itself provides a useful tool called “Webmaster Tools” which essentially checks the ‘health’ of your website. We can include this in our Maintenance Package.

Your Corporate Image

Your website is a window into your business and it can have a big impact on how website visitors value your products or services. Your website should be kept relevant by regularly refreshing content. Also regularly check that contact forms work, addresses and phone numbers are updated and products, services and price lists are current and correct. This means visitors find what they are looking for quickly and easily, and are more likely to become customers.

Can you do maintenance yourself?

Of course you can. We provide websites with Content Management Systems (like WordPress) that make it very easy to add or update content yourself. However, ask yourself: will you really do that? Will you really dedicate time every week or month to update your website’s content? And maintain those regular updates year after year? Or do you rather concentrate on your business instead of maintaining your website?

Plus, there is one thing that’s not so easy for non-technical people: software updates. An update to (part of) your website’s software can easily break your website. Because (part of) a software is not compatible with another application.

CamboDesign has the technical knowledge to safely update your website and correct problems instantly, if they occur. Leave software updates (and thus keeping your site safe!) to professionals.

A website is never finished.

It needs regular updates.

Tailor Made Quotation

Convinced? Here are our Website Maintenance Plans:

Basic

$45per month
$45per month
  • Perfect for those who have just a small website to maintain, with no e-commerce or other advanced functionality.
  • Updating software
         (CMS, plug-ins, add-ons)
    Check integrity of website
         (links, contact details, functionality)
    Updating/adding content
         (up to 2 posts/pages per month)
    BASIC Search Engine Optimization
         for new/changed content
    Adding/removing menu items
    Up to 1½ support hrs/month
  • 1 year commitment, only $450/yr
    (you SAVE $90)

Medium

$90per month
$90per month
  • Good for medium sized informational websites or small e-commerce websites (less than 20 products).
  • Updating software
         (CMS, plug-ins, add-ons)
    Check integrity of website
         (links, contact details, functionality)
    Updating/adding content
         (up to 5 posts/pages per month)
    Updating/adding products
         (up to 5 products per month)
    BASIC Search Engine Optimization
         for new/changed content
    Adding/removing menu items
    Up to 3 support hrs/month
  • 1 year commitment, only $900/yr
    (you SAVE $180)

Extended

$165per month
$165per month
  • For medium-sized e-commerce websites (less than 200 products), or medium to large informational sites
  • Updating software
         (CMS, plug-ins, add-ons)
    Check integrity of website
         (links, contact details, functionality)
    Updating/adding content
         (up to 10 posts/pages per month)
    Updating/adding products
         (up to 15 products per month)
    Newsletter Management
         (up to 1 newsletter per month)
    BASIC Search Engine Optimization
         for new/changed content
    Adding/removing menu items
    Up to 5½ support hrs/month
  • 1 year commitment, only $1650/yr
    (you SAVE $330)

Advanced

$240per month
$240per month
  • Excellent for large, high traffic websites, or for large e-commerce sites (more than 200 products).
  • Updating software
         (CMS, plug-ins, add-ons)
    Check integrity of website
         (links, contact details, functionality)
    Updating/adding content
         (up to 20 posts/pages per month)
    Updating/adding products
         (up to 30 products per month)
    Newsletter Management
         (up to 2 newsletters per month)
    BASIC Search Engine Optimization
         for new/changed content
    Updating social media
         (Facebook/Twitter)
    Regular Database Optimization
    Monitoring Webmaster Tools
    Adding/removing menu items
    Up to 8 support hrs/month
  • 1 year commitment, only $2400/yr
    (you SAVE $480)

What is not included?

  • Redesign of the site, including changing any design elements
  • Logo creation
  • Advanced SEO Services (see our SEO page for details)
  • Creation of subdomains or new installations
  • Installing any new, third-party extensions
  • Changing of the template
  • Anything else not listed as included in this service