We don't just build fantastic WordPress websites; we also offer website maintenance and support services because we know questions and concerns come up!
We are a WordPress support company with a team of web developers who work from a single location. For this reason, we never outsource website support services for our WordPress maintenance clients.
This makes our website maintenance company the perfect choice to provide all your web services, including WordPress upgrades, plugin updates, page speed improvements, malware removal, and routine website updates.
You'll enjoy working with our team for your WordPress maintenance and support services because of the emphasis we put on availability and communication. If you need a simple task completed the same day or have a complex question that is best explained over the phone, you'll likely have no problem getting in touch with us to make it happen!
We view WordPress maintenance to be a reactive support service. If you have a question or concern about your website, just reach out for help. Our WordPress developers can solve nearly any website problem you encounter.
There are a few examples of website issues that might require service from a WordPress support agency:
The previously mentioned tasks are just a glimpse of what we view as possible WordPress maintenance services. In fact, website maintenance is really anything a WordPress developer or digital marketer does to your website to improve it.
The starting price for our 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.
If you purchase a website maintenance retainer, there are no contracts, hidden fees, expirations, or minimum deductions.
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, working on the request, providing feedback, and logging the task usually takes at least 10 minutes of time.
To keep you informed of the time usage on your pre-purchased web maintenance retainer, you'll receive a monthly update letting you know how much time remains on your account.
Tired of being warned about available updates? Worried about website downtime? Let our web development team take care of both worries through proactive website management!
Here is a list of what is included in our website management plans:
We have an in-house team of website experts ready to perform platform updates, theme updates, and plugin/extension updates on a quarterly or monthly schedule for WordPress or WooCommerce websites!
We store remote backups of your website and database to minimize the risk of data loss.
We monitor your website for service outages within our uptime monitoring system.
If your website goes down, an alert will be sent to our web developers to allow us to investigate the issue.
Our website management plans are offered in monthly and quarterly options. This allows you to choose how often our team processes remote backups and installs available website updates.
At some point in time, every WordPress website on the internet will eventually require some form of web maintenance. The reason is simply that the internet is always changing.
Not to worry though, our WordPress web support cost isn't overly expensive so it should be affordable for you to maintain your website!
Here are some common reasons why WordPress sites might require website maintenance services:
As you can see, there are many reasons WordPress sites 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 website when planning budgets and schedules.
We are often asked for detailed examples of WordPress support requests that might come up after the launch of a website.
Here are several examples of website maintenance services for WordPress sites we've been asked to perform in the past and would be more than happy to provide to you!
A simple change to your WordPress 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 on a WordPress site to keep content fresh for both search engines and visitors.
If your website isn't running as fast as it once was, we can review your WordPress site for hosting issues, caching issues, unoptimized images, console errors, WordPress errors, broken links, poor queries, and much more. This will help improve page load times, which are beneficial to user experience and SEO.
If you own a WordPress website, it is important to keep it updated. This helps improve WordPress security and functionality - sometimes the updates are even relatively quick to perform!
If your WordPress site has functionality developed and maintained by a third-party, it is important to update those plugins to include the latest changes by their developers. This is similar to the idea of updating WordPress since it helps patch security and functionality issues.
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. This will help your website's search engine rankings by making Google happy!
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 a WordPress web page, whether it be of a local business, ecommerce product or some other common data type.
Adding Open Graph Tags to WordPress will help search engines better understand your page content and improve the appearance of your WordPress website in social media platforms when people share links to your site.
Are you interested in adding Google Tag Manager to your WordPress website to help you manage custom scripts more easily? No problem! We can add Google Tag Manager to your WordPress website and even give you a crash course in using Google Tag Manager.
If you are interested in understanding the benefit of a digital marketing campaign, it is important to setup conversion tracking on your WordPress website. This will help you understand where your conversions are coming from, such as a Google search or a Bing Ads campaign.
Are large images slowing down your website? No problem! We can run your images through an image compression tool and even set up recurring image compression for future images added to your WordPress media library!
Do you want to try live chat on your website? We can make recommendations on the best live chat systems for your business requirements, install the tracking code in WordPress, and configure the design of the widget to match your branding!
Have you noticed large error_log files at your hosting provider? We can help diagnose the issue and update programming code or fix WordPress issues to prevent recurring error messages. We love providing WordPress website repair services!
If spambots are attacking your WordPress contact forms, we can set up a checkbox reCaptcha or invisible reCaptcha to help minimize unwanted submissions on your contact forms.
Are you interested in installing a caching plugin in your WordPress site, but not sure how to properly configure the settings for best page speed performance? We can help recommend WordPress plugins for caching, or just install and configure one for you!
To help improve email deliverability, we can configure your WordPress installation and contact forms to send emails through an SMTP account instead of PHP mail.
Are you 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 WordPress site? 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 WordPress upgrade or WordPress plugin installation. If you'd like help creating and managing that WordPress development or staging site, just let us know!
Do you prefer to make WordPress design changes based on statistical data regarding how users interact with your page? If so, we can help you implement A/B testing in WordPress to gather data to help inform you of the best choice between two or more design layouts.
Are you launching a new WordPress website or removing pages from it? You should create 301 redirects! We've seen businesses lose huge amounts of organic traffic due to widespread broken pages. We can help you create 301 redirects within .htaccess files, nginx templates, or within WordPress redirect plugins.
Do you need help learning how to make changes to your website or use the WordPress dashboard? If your site was developed in WordPress then we'll be happy to help!
We are often asked for a WordPress website maintenance plan by larger companies looking to establish routines and procedures within their IT department.
We are happy to help you develop a WordPress support plan to ensure all aspects of your website, hosting, and domain name are routinely checked to ensure optimum performance and uptime.
Taking care of this now will help minimize website downtime in the future, which is something all WordPress maintenance companies will be interested in for their clients.
When talking with prospective website maintenance clients, we are often asked what is considered billable time. You will find the answers vary greatly within the website support industry.
In some situations, you may find a website maintenance company to charge a much higher hourly rate, but not bill out for client communication or task organization. Likewise, there are website support companies like us, who charge a more affordable hourly rate, but also bill out for most communication and organization.
To help provide clarification, let's go over some examples of what we consider billable time when it comes to maintaining and supporting your website.
Before signing up for a WordPress maintenance package, it is important to ask the WordPress support company some questions about how their web services work.
This will help you get a better idea of the relationship you will have with the WordPress site maintenance team before you give them money, provide them WordPress access, and give them complete access to your website for one of their WordPress support packages.
Let's go over some simple questions to ask:
We find it beneficial to run these questions by any WordPress services company before purchasing their website maintenance packages.
This practice will provide you with a much better understanding of the future relationship, the security of your website, and the expected turnaround time for important maintenance requests.