A Quick Website Maintenance Checklist

Have you chosen to DIY your website hosting, design, and maintenance? Congratulations, you are brave and likely learning a lot as you go. Launching a beautifully designed website is only the beginning of having an effective website for your business. Now you must keep it maintained for optimal performance and security. 

As a web design agency, we offer our website clients hosting services and ongoing maintenance and updates. We know, if you are unfamiliar with these processes it can be overwhelming. If you are looking for support in your website maintenance contact our team at Torrch. Much of what is listed in this checklist we can help you with!

To be done weekly

  • Check that all of your pages are loading without errors.
  • Run a backup and make sure a previous version of your site is stored.
  • Make updates to website software and plugins.
  • Check that all of your forms are running properly.
  • Remove any spam comments from pages and posts.
  • Check your pages to see if there are any broken links.
  • Search for 404 errors and fix or redirect.
  • Write one or more blog posts to keep your community engaged and encourage SEO traffic.

To be done monthly

  • Check the load speed of your website and ensure that nothing is bogging it down.
  • Review your security scans and make sure nothing is out of place.
  • Analyze website statistics from the previous month.
  • Check your blog to see if there are any articles that could be updated.

To be done quarterly

  • Review your website design and structure – can it be improved?
  • Check graphics and images – should anything be updated?
  • Review SEO and meta titles and descriptions to ensure they are as effective as possible.
  • Test and tweak popups, forms, and calls to action.
  • Review your workload for efficiencies to see if anything can be automated.
  • Test your website on all devices and browsers to see if it displays correctly.
  • Review advertising and marketing campaigns to see if anything needs to be changed or updated.
  • Restore a previous version of the website to check your backup health.

To be done yearly

  • Update any references to the current year.
  • Review each page for content accuracy, grammar, typos, and relevancy.
  • Check any active email addresses and see if any are excessive and can be deleted.
  • Ensure that your website domain name is renewed.
  • Consider whether a website design update is due.
  • Review all of your top-performing blog articles and see if they can be updated with new content.

Website Maintenance Support

How does your website maintenance routine stand up to these standards? Are there areas you are falling behind? Do you feel unqualified to keep up? That’s what our team of pros is here to help with! For more details on how we can help your website run at optimal speeds and remain secure for your customers contact our team at Torrch today!

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