Minneapolis Web Maintenance Services
After the design and development of your new or redesigned website you need to have a plan to take care of it with web maintenance services. Now that you have spent time and money to build a new website, it’s essential that you spend a little more to keep it updated and performing properly.
At Gasman Design we specialize in WordPress websites and they should be maintained to ensure they remain secure and up-to-date.
What happens when your website gets neglected?
Not keeping up with updates can break or hurt the performance and security of your website. To make sure your site is running at it’s best consider signing up for a web maintenance plan.
What if you don’t have the time or desire to maintain the site?
The solution is easy.
In this article, we’ll discuss website maintenance plans, and also offer you an exclusive discount on an amazing course that will take your maintenance plan to the next level.
What is the average website maintenance cost for small business?
The average price for small business owners to maintain a website is between $50 – $125 a month.
Web maintenance costs often includes software updates, malware removal, site monitoring and bug fixes.
In Minneapolis if you are searching for a website maintenance company, I would find a business charging in this price range.
Website service packages that cost under $30 may not be provided by trained professionals. Web maintenance packages over $200 may include way more than what your business really needs.
What Are Website Maintenance Plans?
A website maintenance plan is an ongoing premium service to keep the website up-to-date. This usually includes the website’s WordPress core, plugins, and themes. Plans can also include other services. For example, the website will also need to be tested and improved. Many maintenance plans include backups and site monitoring.
A maintenance plan can offer any or all of these services. Since there are so many options, many providers have a range of plans so clients can choose exactly what they want. Often these are tasks that website owners are not skilled with or don’t have time to complete themselves.
How Much Should You Charge For A Website Maintenance Plan?
The cost of the maintenance plan would reflect the services provided. The website will be kept up to date based on the terms of the maintenance plan. The plans are usually paid monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
Prices for basic plans range widely, from around $40 per month to many hundreds of dollars per month. There are a lot of factors to consider: the amount of time that’s required, the level of expertise, the size of the website, etc. I recommend pricing as an hourly rate according to the amount of time the plan will require on a monthly basis.
What’s Include In Website Maintenance
Website maintenance packages can be tailored to the client’s specific needs. This means you can let them choose what services they want. This at least includes the WordPress core, plugins, and themes. Services typically include a combination of the following:
WordPress and Site Updates
Update the WordPress core, plugins, and themes and ensure that everything works together as planned and solve any issues that arise.
Full Website Backups
Perform both automatic and manual backups on a regular schedule. Backups will be used to restore the website if needed.
Recommended: Premium WordPress Web Hosting
I recommend using WP Engine Premium WordPress web hosting. I can set up this hosting for you and help with their website support.
- Includes: 24 hour support from hosting company, firewall and full daily back ups.
- Plus, one click restore if needed and staging area to test new plug-ins and updates.
- Includes free SSL certificate for secure site and green padlock icon.
- Learn more about WP Engine: click here
SEO Add-ons for traffic reports, search issues, bug fixes and accessibility problems.
Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic, currently as a platform inside the Google Marketing Platform brand. I will help set up your Google Analytics account, sync the website and send reports. Google Analytics Site
Google Search Console: Google Search Console is a web service by Google which allows webmasters to check indexing status and optimize visibility of their websites.
Google Analytics for WordPress: Add a Google Analytics Plugin to track your site in your WordPress website dashboard without having to login to your Google Analytics account. One I use is MonsterInsights – learn more.
I can help you grow your online business and presence. If you want to hire a 3rd party for SEO or digital ad campaign I can be your companies guide to make sure you are getting the biggest bang for your buck. I can also help you with copywriting ideas and marketing strategy for your website. This would include how to set up Call to Actions.
Running a online business can be tough. If you are looking for a trusted advisor and resource you can ask Corey Gasman for advice. Call for a free consultation: 612-643-0650. Request a Free Website Quote today.
Don’t forget about your social media, online advertising, email and newsletter campaigns.
WordPress Training for Content Management System (CMS)
If you are comfortable with making your own edits, I can help walk you through how to make edits to your site content. We can also set up a Zoom training sessions or I can send you How to Videos.
More WordPress Resources:
- WordPress Training and Tutorials by Lynda.com (One free month)
- WordPress for beginners: Learning at WordPress.com
- How to Learn WordPress 2020: https://www.wpbeginner.com
Content Updates and Help
If you need updates to your content, such as images, text, blog posts or layout changes. Websites should have their content updated regularly for search engine optimization (SEO). You could even provide blog content, handle comments, users, email, etc. You could provide blog articles monthly, weekly, or daily.
These are other website service Gasman Design can provide for your business
Web Hosting: We can help manage your website hosting
Domain registration: If you need help finding the perfect domain name or registration one.
Look up domains that are available:
Have your eye on a domain? Use our WHOIS domain name lookup to find out whether it’s available. Click here.
Website Security: Security is a huge problem for poorly maintained websites everywhere. Secure setup and ongoing monitoring is valuable for small businesses that can’t afford to hire a full-time security staffer.
Daily Backups & Restore: Backups are a must-have for every type of website, but clients are often reluctant to handle this task themselves. They fear doing something wrong. We can set up daily backups of your website in case we ever need to restore it.
WordPress testing and staging: We can test updates on a staging site before deploying them to live.
Web Design and development: We can help you add new pages, redesign a site or do a full rebuild. See our Web Design Services page.
Technical support: Troubleshooting, investigating and solving site issues. Fro example: domain issues, web hosting, WordPress core, themes or plugins.
Site speed tests and optimize: We use Google PageSpeed Insight to identify the issues which are slowing your site’s speed. Then work on correcting them. Site speed can affect your page rankings. Test your site: click here.
Please contact us with any questions about your website maintenance needs today. Contact Us