Our team doesn't just build Auburn websites; we also offer website maintenance and support services because we know questions and concerns come up!
We're a website support firm with a team of website experts that never outsources Auburn web maintenance to anyone.
This makes our website maintenance firm the perfect choice to provide all your Auburn website support needs, including website platform upgrades, site speed improvements, website security fixes, website issue resolutions, and anything else related to improving your website.
We emphasize availability and communication for our Auburn website support services. If you need something simple done the same day or have a complex question that is best explained over the phone, you'll have no problem getting in touch with a member of our website team to make it happen!
We see web maintenance as a reactive support service where we provide your Auburn business with the right web developer resources to fix just about any problem. There are many examples of website issues that might require service from Auburn website maintenance agencies, including:
The previously mentioned services are just a glimpse of what we view as possible Auburn website support services. In fact, Auburn web maintenance is really anything a web developer or digital marketer does to your website to change it in some manner.
Most Auburn website owners wouldn't want a web developer messing around with their site without their permission. That's why we consider web maintenance a reactive service. You can count on our company to keep your Auburn website running smoothly. However, we can offer some proactive Auburn web support services.
We're happy to help website owners in Auburn who need proactive website upkeep! There are several website support services, including platform upgrades, app / extension updates, website backups, performance monitoring, and broken link monitoring, that our website maintainers can handle in a proactive manner.
If you live in Auburn, you probably love the Auburn Tigers football team. Go Auburn Tigers! In addition to supporting Auburn-area websites, our web maintenance firm also offers Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Florence, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa small businesses and large corporations help with their websites.
There will come a time when every Auburn website needs some sort of maintenance. The reason is simply that the internet is always changing. However, we don't charge a lot for Auburn website support, so you'll be able to afford it! Here are some common reasons why a website in Auburn might require web maintenance services:
As you can see, there are many reasons a website may require maintenance above and beyond the obvious reasons of just wanting to update something on the website. Plan your budget and schedules for website support and maintenance based on your Auburn business's potential future needs.
It's our job to understand your website support needs, schedule your work in a timely fashion, and follow up with your Auburn business after the work is done.
Most web maintenance services start with an email from you, the owner of the Auburn website. Your email gets routed to our ticket system and automatically gets assigned to your project manager. From there, anyone on our team can work on the ticket without delay, leading to faster turnaround time and simplified internal communication.
For requests that originate from phone or live chat, a similar process to handling your Auburn website maintenance services unfolds. A support request is entered into our ticket system by the person in the conversation with you, so the work order can be routed to the right web developer.
After the launch of a website, we're often asked for detailed examples of Auburn website support requests. Here are several examples of Auburn web maintenance services we've been asked to perform in the past and would be more than happy to provide to you!
A simple change to your Auburn website might include updating a paragraph on a page, swapping out an image, or adding a new page. These are just normal, routine web maintenance tasks to keep content fresh for both search engines and visitors.
Let us check your Auburn website for hosting, caching, image optimization, console errors, broken links, poor database queries, and other potential problems that might be impacting your page speed. User experience and SEO will both benefit from better page load times.
Keeping your Auburn website's content management system updated is important if it's running on WordPress. Updates help improve security and functionality - and they're usually quick, so it might be a simple task.
It's important to update your Auburn website's plugins and extensions to reflect the latest changes by the developers. This is similar to the idea of updating the CMS platform since it helps patch security and functionality issues.
Did Google Search Console tell you about a coverage problem? If so, we'll look at the coverage issues, fix them, and update you on the status. Make Google happy, and you'll rank higher throughout Auburn and beyond!
Do you ever see product prices or reviews in Google organic search results? This is structured data, which is a standardized way to describe the content on a webpage, whether it's a local Auburn business, or an ecommerce product.
By adding Open Graph Tags to your website, digital platforms can better understand the content of your page, which improves its appearance on social media.
Are you interested in adding Google Tag Manager to your website to help you manage custom scripts more easily? No problem at all! We'll happily install Google Tag Manager on your Auburn website and teach you how to use it.
Tracking conversions is important if you want to understand the benefits of online advertising for your Auburn website. Then you'll know where your conversions come from, whether it be direct traffic, organic search, or paid ads.
Are large images slowing down your Auburn website? That won't be a problem! We can run all your images through our image compression tools and even setup recurring image compression for newly added images in the future!
Is your website ready for live chat? If you'd like us to recommend the best live chat system for your Auburn business, install the tracking code, and customize the design for your branding, we can do it!
Are your error_log files big? If you're getting recurring error messages, we can update programming code or fix platform issues.
If spambots are attacking your Auburn website, we can setup a checkbox or invisible reCaptcha to help minimize unwanted submissions on your forms.
Are you interested in installing a caching plugin in your Auburn website, but not sure how to properly configure the settings for best website performance? We can help recommend caching plugins, or just install and configure them for you!
If you want to improve email deliverability, we can set up your contact form and website platform to send emails via SMTP instead of PHP mail.
Have you been getting fake orders, contact submissions, or live chats from a particular network? If you want to protect your website from malicious traffic, we can help by implementing IP restrictions.
Do you want to create a backup of your Auburn website? We can help you create one-time or scheduled backups that store locally or at an offsite location.
It is often recommended that you setup a development or staging website before proceeding with a major upgrade or extension installation. If you'd like help creating and managing that development / staging site, just let us know!
Do you prefer to make design changes based on statistical data regarding how users interact with your Auburn web page? If so, we can help you implement A/B testing to gather data to help inform you of the best choice between two or more design layouts.
Are you launching a new website or removing pages from your website? You should create 301 redirects for your Auburn website. We've seen businesses in and around Auburn lose huge amounts of organic traffic due to widespread broken pages. We can help you create 301 redirects within .htaccess files, nginx templates, and CMS platforms.
Do you need help learning how to make changes to your Auburn website? If your Auburn site was developed in a platform we work within, such as WordPress or Shopify, we'll be happy to help!
With years of experience developing websites for Auburn businesses (and those in other areas of the country), our web designers and web developers have been immersed in multiple platforms. That said, it is better to become a master of a handful of platforms rather than try to specialize in them all. Because of that, we tend to service only these platforms for Auburn websites:
As a web maintenance firm, we used to maintain and support Joomla and Magento websites for Auburn-area businesses. The reason we moved away from those platforms was to let our web support experts focus more on training and support.
Ask the Auburn web maintenance company some questions about their services before you sign up for a package. This will help you get a better idea of the experience you will have with their professional Alabama web support services before you submit payment and provide website access. You can ask these simple questions:
If you ask these questions to a Auburn website services firm, you'll gain a better understanding of the future relationship, the security of your website, and the turnaround time for important maintenance requests.
Companies in and around Auburn often ask us for a website support plan to establish routines and procedures. We are happy to help your Auburn business develop a web maintenance plan to ensure all aspects of your website, hosting, and domain name are routinely checked to ensure optimum performance and uptime.
Read through this list of annual Auburn web maintenance tasks to consider:
Here is a list of semi-annual Auburn website maintenance tasks to consider:
Check out this list of monthly Auburn web support tasks to consider:
The starting price for our Auburn website maintenance services is $119.50/hour, but we offer discounts for pre-purchased blocks of time that bring the rate as low as $99.95/hour. We also offer website management for Auburn websites, starting at $50/month, if you'd like the peace of mind knowing a company is proactively upgrading your site.
To get started, if you are new to our web maintenance company, we'll need you to pre-purchase a block of time which includes a discount on our hourly rate. If you are an existing client in Auburn, you are welcome to choose monthly billing at our higher hourly rate or continue to pre-purchase time and receive discounted hourly rates for your website updates.
If you pre-purchase a block of time for your Auburn web maintenance services, you will be happy to know there are no contracts, there are no hidden fees, the time never expires, and there are no minimum deductions for small website update requests. Please keep in mind we rarely see tasks take less than 10 minutes, since the process of reviewing an email or taking a phone call, checking on whatever was asked, providing some form of feedback, and then logging the task usually takes at least 10 minutes of time. To keep you informed of the time usage on your pre-purchased block of web maintenance time, you will receive a monthly email update letting you know how much time remains on your account.
When talking with prospective Auburn website maintenance clients, we are often asked what is considered billable time. You will find the answers to vary greatly within the website support industry. In some situations, you may find a website maintenance company in Auburn to charge a much higher hourly rate, but not bill out for communication and organization. Likewise, there are website support companies in Auburn who charge a more affordable hourly rate, but also bill out for most communication and organization. This is the approach we take. To help provide clarification, let's go over some examples of what we consider billable time when it comes to maintaining and supporting your Auburn website.
Here are examples of what is considered billable time:
Here are examples of what is not considered billable time:
WebCitz offers discounted Auburn website maintenance services for clients interested in retaining our services through a pre-purchased block of time.
Example #1: You are an existing client in Auburn with a 10-hour block of time ($1,095) on your account. You have a 30-minute phone call with your project manager to discuss tasks, but 15 minutes is spent talking about golf, weather, etc. The task took 40 minutes of work to complete. In this example, you would have 55 minutes deducted from your 10-hour block of time. The time spent talking about non business-related topics isn't billed.
For Auburn site owners interested in proactive website and extension updates.
Example #1: You are an existing Auburn client with a 10-hour block of time ($1,095) on your account and a monthly website management subscription ($125/mo). During the month of website management, our team logged into your website, performed the necessary upgrades, tested your website's functionality, and reported back to you the website was upgraded without any issues. In this situation, no time would be deducted from your 10-hour block of time.
Example #2: The same situation and process as the first example, but while testing the functionality we discover something has broken. In this example, we would spend 15-20 minutes to attempt resolving the issue, at no charge to you. If we are unable to resolve the issue in that time, we would roll back your website to a previous state. From there, we would discuss resolutions with you that would be subject to time deductions from your 10-hour block of time.