Valdosta Website Maintenance Services

Support for Valdosta Websites

Our team doesn't just build Valdosta websites; we also offer website maintenance and support services because we know questions and concerns come up!

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Website Support Experts for Valdosta, GA Businesses

We're a web maintenance company with a team of website experts that never outsources Valdosta web support to anyone.

Because of this, our website support company is the best choice for all your Valdosta website support needs, including website platform upgrades, site speed improvements, website security fixes, and website issue resolutions.

We're the perfect choice for all of your Valdosta website maintenance needs, including platform upgrades, website speed improvements, security fixes, and issue resolutions.

You'll enjoy working with our team for your Valdosta web support services because of the emphasis we put on availability and communication. You'll have no problem getting in touch with a member of our website support team if you need something simple done today or if you have a complicated question that's best explained over the phone!

What is Involved in Maintaining Valdosta, GA Websites

We see website maintenance as a reactive support service where we provide your Valdosta business with the right web developer resources to fix just about any problem. Here are a few examples of website problems that might need Valdosta web maintenance:

  • Upgrading your website platform to the latest version.
  • Updating apps and plugins to make them safer and more functional.
  • Adding new web pages as you release new products or services.
  • Staying fresh with new blog content.
  • Rearranging your Valdosta site's navigation menu.
  • Improve your page speed to pass Google Core Web Vitals.
  • Take backups of your website's files and databases.
  • Changing the look and feel of your website.
  • Troubleshooting Google Search Console coverage issues.
  • Enhancing technical SEO with structured data, open graph tags, etc.
  • Providing solutions to other website problems.

These are just a few of the Valdosta web maintenance services we offer. In fact, Valdosta website maintenance is really anything a web developer or digital marketer does to your website to change it in some manner.

Reactive Valdosta Website Support

The reason we consider web support to be a reactive service is that most Valdosta website owners wouldn't want a web developer going into their website and changing things around without their knowledge. Our agency will be your web support team on standby for any questions you have. However, we can offer some proactive Valdosta web maintenance services.

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Proactive Valdosta Website Support

We're happy to help website owners in Valdosta who need proactive website upkeep! We can take care of platform upgrades, app/extension updates, website backups, performance monitoring, and broken link monitoring as part of our proactive website management service.

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In addition to supporting Valdosta-area websites, our website maintenance agency also offers Albany, Alpharetta, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Brookhaven, Columbus, Macon, Marietta, Roswell, Savannah, small businesses and large corporations help with their websites.

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Who Needs Website Support in Valdosta, GA

There will come a time when every Valdosta website needs some sort of maintenance. It's because the internet is always changing. Not to worry though, our Valdosta web maintenance cost isn't expensive so it should be affordable for you to maintain your website! Website maintenance in Valdosta might be needed for these reasons:

  • When a hosting company upgrades their servers, they may remove older versions of PHP that your Valdosta website was originally developed to support. This means you have to refactor your app or upgrade to a newer framework that supports the new PHP version. There's no way you can expect custom web functionality to work forever.
  • In order to focus on maintaining the newer version of an ecommerce platform or content management system, they eventually have to deprecate the previous releases. Magento 1.x store owners recently had to migrate to Magento 2.x, or an alternative ecommerce platform, because Magento 1.x was no longer maintained by Magento after it reached "End of Life". As a result, Magento 1.x ecommerce businesses in Valdosta were looking for ecommerce developers to help migrate their websites.
  • Whenever a website owner falls victim to malware or some other form of malicious activity, the website needs to be cleaned of malware and reviewed for security exploits. This is time-consuming, and often happens when the website owner isn't paying attention to the first two web maintenance examples.
  • You need to refresh your Valdosta website content when it's outdated or doesn't explain your organization, products, or services well enough for future visitors. Maintaining your Valdosta website is key to making sure it's working for you.

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. When planning budgets and schedules for website maintenance and support, consider your Valdosta business's potential future needs.

How We Perform Valdosta, GA Web Support

It's our job to understand your website support needs, schedule your work in a timely fashion, and follow up with your Valdosta business after the work is done.

A Valdosta web maintenance service usually starts with an email from you. That email is routed into our ticket system and automatically assigned to the project manager on your account. Anyone on our team can work on the ticket without delay, resulting in faster turnaround time.

For requests that originate from phone or live chat, a similar process to handling your Valdosta website maintenance services unfolds. We route the support request to the most appropriate web developer on our team based on the nature of the work needed on your website.

Example Web Support Service List for Valdosta, GA Businesses

After the launch of a website, we're often asked for detailed examples of Valdosta website support requests. The following are some examples of Valdosta web maintenance services we've provided in the past.

Simple Valdosta Website Changes

Your Valdosta website might need a paragraph updated, an image changed, or a new page added. These are just normal, routine web maintenance tasks to keep content fresh for both search engines and visitors.

Valdosta Site Performance Improvements

Let us check your Valdosta website for hosting, caching, image optimization, console errors, broken links, poor database queries, and other potential problems that might be impacting your page speed. It'll help improve page load times, which will make users and search engines happy.

Platform Upgrades / Security Updates

It's important to keep your Valdosta website updated if it runs on a CMS like WordPress. Updates help improve security and functionality - and they're usually quick, so it might be a simple task.

Extension / Plugin Updates

It's important to update your Valdosta website's plugins and extensions to reflect the latest changes by the developers. It's similar to updating the CMS platform since it helps patch security and functionality issues.

Google Search Console Fixes

Has Google Search Console told you there's a coverage problem? If so, we can review the coverage issues, fix the problems, and update you on the results. By making Google happy, you'll boost your search engine rankings throughout Valdosta and beyond!

Implement Structured Data

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 Valdosta business, or an ecommerce product.

Add Open Graph to Your Website

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.

Add Google Tag Manager

Interested in using Google Tag Manager for managing custom scripts? That won't be a problem! We can add Google Tag Manager to your Valdosta website and even give you a crash course in using Google Tag Manager.

Add Conversion Tracking

If you are interested in understanding the benefit of an online advertising campaign for your Valdosta website, it is important to setup conversion tracking. Then you'll know where your conversions come from, whether it be direct traffic, organic search, or paid ads.

Image Compression (Optimization)

Do you have a Valdosta website that's slow because of large images? That won't be a problem! All your images can be compressed by our tools, and we can even setup recurring compression for newly added images!

Integrate a Live Chat

Is your website ready for live chat? If you'd like us to recommend the best live chat system for your Valdosta business, install the tracking code, and customize the design for your branding, we can do it!

Resolve Errors in Log Files

Have you noticed large error_log files on your hosting account? If you're getting recurring error messages, we can update programming code or fix platform issues.

Integrate reCaptcha on Contact Forms

We can set up a checkbox or invisible reCaptcha to help minimize unwanted submissions on your Valdosta website.

Install a Caching Plugin

Interested in installing a caching plugin for your Valdosta website, but don't know how to set it up? We can help you figure out which caching plugins to install and configure on your website!

Send Website Emails Over SMTP

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.

Restrict Malicious IP Addresses

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.

Create Website Backups

Is it time to make a backup of your Valdosta website? We can help you create one-time or scheduled backups that store locally or at an offsite location.

Create a Staging Website

When you're doing a major upgrade or extension installation, you should set up a development or staging site first. Just let us know if you need help creating and managing that development / staging site!

Create A/B Testing Rules

Are you a fan of making Valdosta web design changes based on statistical data? We can help you run A/B testing to help you decide which design or content layouts are best.

Add 301 Redirects

Are you launching a new website or removing pages from your website? You should create 301 redirects for your Valdosta website. We've seen businesses in and around Valdosta 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.

Provide Website Training

Do you need help learning how to make changes to your Valdosta website? If your Valdosta site was developed in a platform we work within, such as WordPress or Shopify, we'll be happy to help!

The Platforms We Maintain for Valdosta, GA Websites

With years of experience developing websites for Valdosta businesses (and those in other areas of the country), our web designers and web developers have been immersed in multiple platforms. Having said that, it's better to master a few platforms than try to specialize in them all. For that reason, our website maintenance firm for Valdosta websites tends to service only the following platforms:

As a web support company, we used to maintain and support Joomla and Magento websites for Valdosta-area businesses. However, we chose not to use those platforms so our web maintenance experts could focus on training and support within the more popular platforms.

Questions to Ask Valdosta, GA Web Maintenance Companies

Ask the Valdosta web support company some questions about their services before you sign up for a package. It'll give you a better idea of the experience you'll have with their expert Georgia web maintenance services prior to making payment and providing website access. Let's go over some simple questions to ask:

  • What kind of security do you have on your site? Do you scan client websites for security?
  • What is the turnaround time for Valdosta website maintenance requests?
  • Is your Valdosta web support outsourced?
  • How much might it cost to maintain an average Valdosta website?
  • Are there minimum deductions or minimum billable expenses for Valdosta website updates?
  • At what times of the day are you working and able to take our maintenance requests?
  • When there are new updates on my platform, will you let me know?

If you ask these questions to a Valdosta website services company, you'll gain a better understanding of the future relationship, the security of your website, and the turnaround time for important maintenance requests.

Valdosta, GA Web Maintenance Plans and Tips

Companies in and around Valdosta often ask us for a web maintenance plan to establish routines and procedures. We can help your Valdosta business set up a website maintenance plan so all aspects of your website, hosting, and domain name are monitored regularly.

Here is a list of annual Valdosta web support tasks to review:

  • Check if your web hosting provider has newer servers that your account can be migrated to.
  • Check if your website platform has a new major release that will require an extensive website migration.
  • Try restoring a website backup to make sure the data is good enough for a full recovery. Also, make sure your backups are stored somewhere else besides Valdosta.
  • Take a look at the websites of your competitors (even those outside Valdosta) to see if you're missing out on anything.
  • Take a look at your website's security to make sure nothing's been compromised.
  • Ensure that structured data, open graph, and social links are all working.
  • Remove any unnecessary 3rd party tracking, live chat, or heat map scripts that may have been installed in the past.
  • Take down any unnecessary development or staging sites.

Read through this list of semi-annual Valdosta website support tasks to review:

  • Check that your domain name doesn't expire soon and that you have access to it. You'll appreciate this when it's time to renew your domain.
  • Check that your hosting account isn't about to expire and you can access it.
  • Ensure you have access to your DNS in case you need to change anything.
  • Make sure your SSL certificate isn't expiring soon.
  • Verify your website backup schedule is working properly, and you have remote backups outside of Valdosta.
  • Make sure you're running an image optimization service.
  • Make sure the website doesn't throw any console errors.

Check out this list of monthly Valdosta web maintenance tasks to consider:

  • Look for broken links on your website, which hurts SEO and user experience.
  • Make sure your website isn't having performance issues after recent updates.
  • See if there's anything wrong being reported within Google Search Console.
  • Update some of your service pages or blog articles to keep your website fresh.
  • Take a look at your website platform and extensions for any available updates.

The Cost of Website Maintenance Service in Valdosta, GA

The starting price for our Valdosta 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 Valdosta 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 Valdosta, 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 Valdosta 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.

What is Considered Billable Time?

When talking with prospective Valdosta 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 Valdosta to charge a much higher hourly rate, but not bill out for communication and organization. Likewise, there are website support companies in Valdosta 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 Valdosta website.

Here are examples of what is considered billable time:

  • Reading through lengthy emails to understand what is being requested.
  • Preparing responses to lengthy or complex email messages.
  • Helping you figure out your domain name or web hosting provider.
  • Scheduling your website maintenance to be completed by the best team member.
  • Talking with you on the phone about ideas or tasks you want to discuss.
  • Reviewing completed work for quality control purposes.
  • Providing you training on how to handle administrative tasks.
  • Researching unique solutions to difficult questions you present our team.
  • Providing more detailed time usage reports, beyond the automated monthly update email.
  • Helping you figure out email client issues within Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, etc.
  • Almost any other task not specifically mentioned in the list below.

Here are examples of what is not considered billable time:

  • Talking with you about personal matters, such as the weather, a recent vacation, or a sporting event.
  • Responding to simple email messages that don't require research or lengthy feedback.
  • Handling accounting-related tasks, such as invoice generation, payment confirmations, etc.

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Valdosta Website Maintenance Pricing

WebCitz offers discounted Valdosta website maintenance services for clients interested in retaining our services through a pre-purchased block of time.

Invoiced Monthly

$ 119.50/hr

  • Existing Clients Only
  • Any Time Spent Billed Monthly
  • Time Use Summary Reports
  • No Outsourcing
  • Service Availability of M-F, 8AM-5PM CST, No Holidays
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Pre-Purchased Block of Time

As Low As $99.95/hr

  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • No Contracts, Auto-Renewals, or Expirations
  • Time Use Summary Reports
  • No Outsourcing
  • Service Availability of M-F, 8AM-5PM CST, No Holidays

Example #1: You are an existing client in Valdosta 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.

Valdosta Website Management Pricing

For Valdosta site owners interested in proactive website and extension updates.

Quarterly

$ 150/qtr

  • Quarterly CMS Updates, Theme Updates, Extension Updates, and Functionality Testing

Monthly

$ 125/mo

  • Monthly CMS Updates, Theme Updates, Extension Updates, and Functionality Testing

Example #1: You are an existing Valdosta 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.

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