Lincoln, RI Website Maintenance Services

Support for Lincoln Websites

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

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Web Support Specialists for Lincoln, RI Businesses

Our web maintenance agency works out of a single location and never outsources Lincoln website maintenance.

This makes our web support agency the perfect choice to provide all your Lincoln 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 Lincoln web maintenance 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!

What is Involved in Maintaining Lincoln, RI 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 Lincoln website maintenance agencies, including:

  • Updating your website platform.
  • Installing app or plugin updates to improve security and functionality.
  • Adding new web pages as you release new products or services.
  • Writing new blog content to help you stay fresh.
  • Rearranging your Lincoln site's navigation menu.
  • Making your page faster to pass Google Core Web Vitals.
  • Take backups of your website's files and databases.
  • Making your website look and feel better.
  • Fixing Google Search Console coverage issues.
  • Adding structured data, open graph tags, etc.
  • Investigating the cause and providing a solution to any other website issue.

Those services are just a taste of what Lincoln website support might look like. In fact, Lincoln web maintenance is really anything a web developer or digital marketer does to your website to change it in some manner.

Reactive Lincoln Website Support

The reason we consider web maintenance to be a reactive service is that most Lincoln website owners wouldn't want a web developer going into their website and changing things around without their knowledge. You can count on our company to keep your Lincoln website running smoothly. However, we can offer some proactive Lincoln web support services.

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Proactive Lincoln Website Support

Interested in a proactive website management service for some of your website upkeep? We're happy to help! As part of our proactive website management service, our team can take care of platform upgrades, app / extension updates, website backups, performance monitoring, and broken link monitoring.

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In addition to supporting Lincoln-area websites, our website support company also offers Bristol, Newport, Portsmouth, Providence, and Warwick small businesses and large corporations help with their websites.

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Who Needs Website Maintenance in Lincoln, RI

Every Lincoln website will need some web support at some point. The reason is simply that the internet is always changing. However, we don't charge a lot for Lincoln website support, so you'll be able to afford it! Here are some common reasons why a website in Lincoln might require web maintenance services:

  • When a hosting company upgrades their servers, they may remove older versions of PHP that your Lincoln 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. There's no way you can expect custom web functionality to work forever.
  • Content management systems or ecommerce platforms eventually deprecate old versions so their teams can focus on the new ones. 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". Because of that, Magento 1.x ecommerce businesses in Lincoln were suddenly looking for an ecommerce developer to help migrate their website to a supported platform.
  • An owner of a Lincoln website who has been infected by malware or some other kind of malicious activity needs to check the site for exploits and clean it up. In most cases, this happens because the website owner didn't pay attention to the first two web maintenance examples.
  • When the content on your Lincoln website, which explains your organization, products, or services becomes outdated and needs to be refreshed to help ensure future visitors receive accurate information about your operation. Keeping your Lincoln website up to date is key to its success.

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. It is important to understand the future needs of your Lincoln business when planning budgets and schedules for website maintenance and support.

How We Perform Lincoln, RI Website Maintenance

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

Most website support services start with an email from you, the owner of the Lincoln 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 Lincoln web maintenance services unfolds. 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 Website Maintenance Service List for Lincoln, RI Businesses

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

Simple Lincoln Website Updates

A simple change to your Lincoln 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.

Lincoln Page Speed Improvements

Let us check your Lincoln 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.

Platform Upgrades / Security Updates

Keeping your Lincoln website's content management system updated is important if it's running on WordPress. The updates improve security and functionality - sometimes they're quick, so it's an easy win!

Plugin / Extension Upgrades

If your Lincoln website has functionality developed and maintained by a third-party, it is important to update those plugins and extensions to include the latest changes by the developers. The idea is similar to updating the CMS platform since it fixes security and functionality problems.

Google Search Console Fixes

Did you get a report from Google Search Console telling you about a coverage issue? If so, we can review the coverage issues, fix the problems, and update you on the results. Make Google happy, and you'll rank higher throughout Lincoln and beyond!

Implement Structured Data

When you search Google organically, have you noticed reviews or prices in the search results? This is structured data, which is a standardized way of describing content on the web, whether it's a local business in Lincoln or an ecommerce product.

Implement Open Graph on Your Website

When people share links of your Lincoln 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.

Setup Google Tag Manager

Interested in using Google Tag Manager for managing custom scripts? Not a problem! We can add Google Tag Manager to your Lincoln website and even give you a crash course in using Google Tag Manager.

Implement Conversion Tracking

Tracking conversions is important if you want to understand the benefits of online advertising for your Lincoln website. It'll help you understand where your conversions come from, like direct traffic, referral links, organic search, or paid ads.

Image Compression (Optimization)

Do you have a Lincoln website that's slow because of large images? Not a problem! Using our image compression tools, we can compress all your images and even set up recurring compression for new images!

Setup Live Chat

Is your website ready for live chat? We can make recommendations on the best live chat systems for your business requirements, install the tracking code, and configure the design to match the branding of your Lincoln business!

Review Error Log Files

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.

Reduce Spam with reCaptcha

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

Implement a Caching Plugin

Interested in installing a caching plugin for your Lincoln website, but don't know how to set it up? We can recommend caching plugins, or we can install and configure them for you!

Setup SMTP Email

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 IP Addresses

Is your Lincoln 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.

Run Website & Database Backups

Would you like a backup of your Lincoln website? Let us help you create one-time or scheduled backups that you can store locally or offsite.

Create a Staging Website

Before you do a major update or extension installation, it's a good idea to setup a development or staging site. If you'd like help creating and managing that development / staging site, just let us know!

Implement A/B Testing

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

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

For Lincoln 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 Lincoln websites:

As a website support company, we used to maintain and support Joomla and Magento websites for Lincoln-area businesses. The reason we moved away from those platforms was to let our website maintenance experts focus more on training and support.

Questions to Ask Lincoln, RI Web Support Companies

If you're thinking about signing up for any Lincoln 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 expert Rhode Island website maintenance services before you submit payment and provide website access. You can ask these simple questions:

  • How do you handle website security? Do you run security scans of customer websites?
  • What is the turnaround time for Lincoln web support requests?
  • Do you outsource your Lincoln website support services?
  • How much might it cost to maintain an average Lincoln website?
  • Are there any minimum deductions or minimum billable expenses for Lincoln website updates?
  • At what times of the day are you working and able to take our maintenance requests?
  • How will I know about new updates to my platform?

If you ask any Lincoln website services company these questions before subscribing to their website maintenance 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.

Lincoln, RI Web Support Plans and Tips

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

  • Ask your web hosting company if they have newer servers you can migrate to.
  • Check if your website platform has a new major release that will require an extensive website migration.
  • 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 Lincoln.
  • Take a look at the websites of your competitors (even those outside Lincoln) to see if you're missing out on anything.
  • Ensure your website is secure by performing a full security review.
  • Ensure that structured data, open graph, and social links are all working.
  • Check if any 3rd party tracking, live chat, or heat map scripts are installed but no longer necessary.
  • Delete any development or staging websites you don't need.

Check out this list of semi-annual Lincoln website maintenance tasks to review:

  • Ensure you have access to your domain name and that it isn't expiring soon. This will be helpful when you have to process a domain name renewal.
  • Check your hosting account credentials and make sure it's not about to expire.
  • Ensure you have access to your DNS in case you need to change anything.
  • Check if your SSL certificate will be expiring in the near future.
  • Verify your website backup schedule is working properly, and you have remote backups outside of Lincoln.
  • If you have an automated image optimization service, verify it is working properly.
  • Make sure the website doesn't throw any console errors.

Read through this list of monthly Lincoln web support tasks to review:

  • Ensure your website doesn't have any broken links, which affect user experience and SEO.
  • Check your website for performance issues after recent updates or changes.
  • See if there are any coverage issues in Google Search Console.
  • Provide some kind of update to your content to keep your website fresh.
  • Take a look at your website platform and extensions for any available updates.

The Cost of Website Support Service in Lincoln, RI

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

WebCitz offers discounted Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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.

Lincoln Website Management Pricing

For Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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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