Our team doesn't just build Salem websites; we also offer website maintenance and support services because we know questions and concerns come up!
We're a web support company with a team of website experts that never outsources Salem web maintenance to anyone.
Because of this, our web maintenance company is the best choice for all your Salem 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 Salem web support needs, including platform upgrades, website speed improvements, security fixes, and issue resolutions.
You'll enjoy working with our team for your Salem website support services because of the emphasis we put on availability and communication. Our support team is happy to help if you need something simple done the same day or have a complicated question you'd like to explain over the phone.
We see web maintenance as a reactive support service where we provide your Salem business with the right web developer resources to fix just about any problem. Here are a few examples of website problems that might need Salem website maintenance:
These are just a few of the Salem web support services we offer. In fact, Salem website support is basically anything a web developer or digital marketer does to your website.
We consider web maintenance a reactive service because most Salem website owners don't want a developer messing with their website without their permission. Our agency will be your web support team on standby for any questions you have. However, we can offer some proactive Salem website maintenance services.
For website owners in Salem 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.
In addition to supporting Salem-area websites, our web support agency also offers Albany, Aloha, Beaverton, Corvallis, Eugene, Gresham, Medford, Portland, Redmond, Springfield, and Tigard small businesses and large corporations help with their websites.
There will come a time when every Salem website needs some sort of maintenance. It's because the internet is always changing. Not to worry though, our Salem website maintenance cost isn't expensive so it should be affordable for you to maintain your website! There are a few reasons why a website in Salem might need maintenance:
Above and beyond just updating something, there are plenty of reasons why a website might need maintenance. Plan your budget and schedules for website support and maintenance based on your Salem business's potential future needs.
It's our job to understand your web maintenance needs, schedule your work in a timely fashion, and follow up with your Salem business after the work is done.
A Salem 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. We can then work on the ticket without delay, which leads to faster turnaround and easier internal communication.
Phone or live chat requests follow a similar process to Salem website maintenance. 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 Salem website support requests. The following are some examples of Salem web maintenance services we've provided in the past.
Changes to your Salem website could be as simple as updating a paragraph, swapping images, or adding a new page. Keeping content fresh for search engines and visitors is just normal, routine website maintenance.
Let us check your Salem 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.
It's important to keep your Salem website updated if it runs on a CMS like WordPress. The updates improve security and functionality - sometimes they're quick, so it's an easy win!
It's important to update your Salem 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.
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. By making Google happy, you'll boost your search engine rankings throughout Salem and beyond!
Do you ever see product prices or reviews in Google organic search results? 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 Salem, and ecommerce product or some other common data type.
When people share links of your Salem business on social media, your website will look better if you add Open Graph Tags. These tags help define an image, title, and description for your each page on your website.
Interested in using Google Tag Manager for managing custom scripts? That won't be a problem! We can add Google Tag Manager to your Salem website and even teach you how to use it.
It's important to setup conversion tracking for your Salem website if you want to understand the benefits of online advertising. This will help you understand where your conversions are coming from, such as a Google search or a Bing Ads campaign.
Do you have a Salem 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!
Would you like to try live chat? If you'd like us to recommend the best live chat system for your Salem business, install the tracking code, and customize the design for your branding, we can do it!
Have you noticed large error_log files on your hosting account? To stop recurring error messages, we can diagnose the problem and update programming code.
To reduce unwanted submissions on your Salem website, we can setup an invisible or checkbox reCaptcha.
Interested in installing a caching plugin for your Salem website, but don't know how to set it up? We can recommend caching plugins, or we can install and configure them for you!
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.
Is your Salem website being bombarded with fake orders, contact submissions or live chats from a specific network? We can help setup IP restrictions to prevent malicious traffic from interacting with your website.
Do you want to create a backup of your Salem 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 Salem 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 Salem website. We've seen businesses in and around Salem 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 Salem website? If your Salem 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 Salem 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 web support company for Salem websites tends to service only the following platforms:
We've managed Joomla and Magento platforms for Salem businesses in the past. However, we chose not to use those platforms so our web support experts could focus on training and support within the more popular platforms.
Ask the Salem website maintenance 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 Oregon website support services prior to making payment and providing website access. Let's go over some simple questions to ask:
If you ask any Salem website services company these questions before subscribing to their web support packages, you'll have a much better idea of the future relationship, the security of your website, and the expected turnaround time for important requests.
Companies in and around Salem often ask us for a web maintenance plan to establish routines and procedures. We can help your Salem 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 Salem web support tasks to review:
Here is a list of semi-annual Salem website support tasks to consider:
Check out this list of monthly Salem web maintenance tasks to consider:
The starting price for our Salem 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 Salem 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 Salem, 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 Salem 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 Salem 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 Salem to charge a much higher hourly rate, but not bill out for communication and organization. Likewise, there are website support companies in Salem 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 Salem website.
Here are examples of what is considered billable time:
Here are examples of what is not considered billable time:
WebCitz offers discounted Salem 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 Salem 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 Salem site owners interested in proactive website and extension updates.
Example #1: You are an existing Salem 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.