Frederick, MD Website Maintenance Services

Support for Frederick Websites

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

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Web Maintenance Experts for Frederick, MD Businesses

Our website maintenance firm works out of a single location and never outsources Frederick website support.

This makes our web maintenance firm the perfect choice to provide all your Frederick 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 Frederick web support services. 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 Frederick, MD Websites

Web maintenance is a reactive support service that connects you with the right web developer to fix nearly any website issue. There are many examples of website issues that might require service from Frederick website support firms, including:

  • Updating your website platform.
  • Updating apps and plugins to make them safer and more functional.
  • Adding new web pages as you release new information.
  • Writing new blog content to help you stay fresh.
  • Rearranging the navigation menu of your Frederick website.
  • Improving page speed to help you 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 Frederick web maintenance services we offer. In fact, Frederick website maintenance is really anything a web developer or digital marketer does to your website to change it in some manner.

Reactive Frederick Website Support

We consider web support a reactive service because most Frederick website owners don't want a developer messing with their website without their permission. You can count on our agency to keep your Frederick website running smoothly. There are some web maintenance services we can provide your Frederick website in a proactive manner though.

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Proactive Frederick Website Support

For website owners in Frederick interested in a proactive management service for some of their website upkeep requirements, we are happy to accommodate! 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 Frederick-area websites, our website maintenance agency also offers Annapolis, Baltimore, Bethesda, Columbia, Rockville, Salisbury, and Silver Spring small businesses and large corporations help with their websites.

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Who Needs Website Support in Frederick, MD

Every Frederick website will need some web maintenance at some point. The reason is simply that the internet is always changing. However, we don't charge a lot for Frederick web maintenance, so you'll be able to afford it! Website maintenance in Frederick might be needed for these reasons:

  • When a hosting provider upgrades their servers, they may remove older versions of PHP that your Frederick website was originally developed to support. When this happens, you need to refactor your application or upgrade to a newer framework that supports the newer PHP version. You can't expect custom web functionality programmed in the past to work forever without any improvements.
  • When an ecommerce platform or a content management system releases new versions, they eventually must deprecate the old versions so their teams can focus on maintaining the newer technologies. 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 Frederick 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 website maintenance examples.
  • You need to refresh your Frederick website content when it's outdated or doesn't explain your organization, products, or services well enough for future visitors. Maintaining your Frederick 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. Plan your budget and schedules for website support and maintenance based on your Frederick business's potential future needs.

How We Perform Frederick, MD Web Support

Our professional website support team puts in a lot of effort to understand your needs, schedule your work on time, and follow up with your Frederick business after the work is done.

Most web maintenance services start with an email from you, the owner of the Frederick website. Your email gets routed to our ticket system and automatically gets assigned to your project manager. Anyone on our team can work on the ticket without delay, resulting in faster turnaround time.

The process for Frederick website maintenance services that come from phone or chat is similar. The support request is entered into our ticket system by the person in the conversation with you, which allows the work order to be routed to the most appropriate web developer on our team.

Example Web Support Service List for Frederick, MD Businesses

We're often asked for examples of Frederick website support requests after a website launches. Here are several examples of Frederick web maintenance services we've been asked to perform in the past and would be more than happy to provide to you!

Simple Frederick Website Updates

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

Frederick Page Speed Improvements

If your Frederick website isn't running as fast as it once was, we can review your website for hosting issues, caching issues, unoptimized images, console errors, broken links, poor queries, and much more. This will help improve page load times, which are beneficial to user experience and search engine optimization.

Platform Upgrades / Security Updates

It's important to keep your Frederick 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 Frederick 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

Did Google Search Console tell you about a coverage problem? If so, we can fix the coverage issues, and let you know how it went. Make Google happy, and you'll rank higher throughout Frederick and beyond!

Setup Structured Data

Have you ever noticed information like reviews or product prices in the listing of a Google organic search result? This is brought to you by structured data, which is a standardized way of describing the content on the web page, whether it be of a local business in Frederick, and ecommerce product or some other common data type.

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? No problem at all! We can add Google Tag Manager to your Frederick website and even teach you how to use it.

Implement Conversion Tracking

Tracking conversions is important if you want to understand the benefits of online advertising for your Frederick website. Then you'll know where your conversions come from, whether it be direct traffic, organic search, or paid ads.

Image Compression (Optimization)

Are large images slowing down your Frederick website? No problem at all! We can run all your images through our image compression tools and even setup recurring image compression for newly added images in the future!

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 Frederick business, install the tracking code, and customize the design for your branding, we can do it!

Review Error Logs for Issues

Are your error_log files big? If you're getting recurring error messages, we can update programming code or fix platform issues.

Integrate reCaptcha on Contact Forms

To reduce unwanted submissions on your Frederick website, we can setup an invisible or checkbox reCaptcha.

Implement a Caching Plugin

Looking to install a caching plugin on your Frederick website, but not sure how to configure it? We can help recommend caching plugins, or just install and configure them for you!

Setup SMTP Email

To help improve email deliverability, we can configure your contact form and website platform to send emails through an SMTP account instead of PHP mail.

Restrict Malicious IP Addresses

Have you been getting fake orders, contact submissions, or live chats from a particular network? Our team can help set up IP restrictions so your website doesn't get hit with as much malicious traffic.

Run Website & Database Backups

Would you like a backup of your Frederick website? Backups can be performed one-time, or scheduled at specific intervals, and stored locally or offsite.

Create a Development 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

Do you prefer to make design changes based on statistical data regarding how users interact with your Frederick 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.

Create 301 Redirects

Have you launched a new website or removed pages? You will want to create 301 redirects for your Frederick website to prevent broken pages from hurting your SEO. Having broken pages will cost your Frederick business a lot of organic traffic if they aren't fixed with 301 redirects. We are happy to help you resolve broken pages through the creation of 301 redirects within .htaccess files, nginx templates, and CMS plugins.

Offer Website Training

Do you need help learning how to make changes to your Frederick website? If your Frederick 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 Frederick, MD Websites

For Frederick businesses, we have a team of web designers and web developers who have experience with 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 Frederick websites:

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

Questions to Ask Frederick, MD Website Support Firms

If you're thinking about signing up for any Frederick web maintenance package, make sure you ask the company how their services work. This will help you get a better idea of the experience you will have with their professional Maryland web support services before you submit payment and provide website access. You can ask these simple questions:

  • What kind of security do you have on your site? Do you scan client websites for security?
  • When can I expect an average Frederick website support request to be completed?
  • Do you outsource your Frederick web maintenance services?
  • What are your Frederick website maintenance costs?
  • Do you have minimum deductions or minimum billable expenses for Frederick 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 Frederick website services agency, you'll gain a better understanding of the future relationship, the security of your website, and the turnaround time for important maintenance requests.

Frederick, MD Website Support Plans and Tips

Larger companies in and around Frederick often ask us for a web maintenance plan. We are happy to help your Frederick 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 Frederick website maintenance tasks to consider:

  • Check if your web hosting provider has newer servers that your account can be migrated to.
  • Check if your website platform is releasing a major upgrade in the near future which will require a major overhaul of your website.
  • Attempt to restore a website backup to ensure the data being stored is sufficient for full recovery. Also make sure you are storing backups in a remote location away from Frederick.
  • Look at competitor websites (even those outside of Frederick) to see if you are missing out on new functionality for your own customers.
  • Perform a full security review of your website to ensure nothing has been compromised or left vulnerable.
  • 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 Frederick web 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.
  • Find out if your SSL certificate will expire soon.
  • Make sure your website backup schedule is working and you have remote backups.
  • If you have an automated image optimization service, verify it is working properly.
  • Check if the website is throwing any console errors.

Here are a list of monthly Frederick website support tasks to review:

  • Check for broken links on your website, which negatively impact user experience and SEO.
  • 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 Web Maintenance Service in Frederick, MD

The starting price for our Frederick 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 Frederick 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 Frederick, 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 Frederick 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 Frederick 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 Frederick to charge a much higher hourly rate, but not bill out for communication and organization. Likewise, there are website support companies in Frederick 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 Frederick 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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Frederick Website Maintenance Pricing

WebCitz offers discounted Frederick 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 Frederick 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.

Frederick Website Management Pricing

For Frederick 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 Frederick 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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