Buffalo, WY Website Maintenance Services

Support for Buffalo Websites

Our team doesn't just build Buffalo 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 Buffalo, WY Businesses

We are a web maintenance agency with a team of website experts that works from a single location and never outsources Buffalo website maintenance services.

This makes our web support agency the perfect choice to provide all your Buffalo website support needs, including website platform upgrades, site speed improvements, website security fixes, website issue resolutions, and anything else related to improving your website.

You'll enjoy working with our team for your Buffalo web maintenance services because of the emphasis we put on availability and communication. 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 Buffalo, WY Websites

We view website maintenance to be a reactive support service that provides your Buffalo business with the appropriate web developer resources to solve nearly any website problem. There are many examples of website issues that might require service from Buffalo web support companies, including:

  • Upgrading your website platform to the latest version.
  • Installing app or plugin updates to improve security and functionality.
  • Adding new pages whenever you release something new.
  • Writing new blog content to help you stay fresh.
  • Rearranging the navigation menu of your Buffalo website.
  • Making your page faster to pass Google Core Web Vitals.
  • Take backups of your website's files and databases.
  • Modifying the look and feel of your website's design.
  • Troubleshooting Google Search Console coverage issues.
  • Improving technical SEO by adding structured data, open graph tags, etc.
  • Investigating the cause and providing a solution to any other website issue.

The previously mentioned services are just a glimpse of what we view as possible Buffalo web maintenance services. In fact, Buffalo web maintenance is really anything a web developer or digital marketer does to your website to change it in some manner.

Reactive Buffalo Website Support

The reason we consider website maintenance to be a reactive service is that most Buffalo website owners wouldn't want a web developer going into their website and changing things around without their knowledge. When you choose to have our firm maintain your Buffalo website, we'll be your web support team on standby for any request. However, we can offer some proactive Buffalo website support services.

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Proactive Buffalo Website Support

For website owners in Buffalo 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 Buffalo-area websites, our web maintenance firm also offers Casper, Cheyenne, Jackson, and Sheridan small businesses and large corporations help with their websites.

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Who Needs Web Support in Buffalo, WY

At some point in time, every Buffalo website will require some form of website support. The reason is simply that the internet is always changing. Not to worry though, our Buffalo web maintenance cost isn't expensive so it should be affordable for you to maintain your website! Here are some common reasons why a website in Buffalo might require web maintenance services:

  • Hosting companies sometimes upgrade their servers, removing PHP versions that were used by your Buffalo website. 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.
  • 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". Buffalo-area ecommerce businesses running Magento 1.x found themselves looking for an ecommerce developer to help migrate their store.
  • 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 can be a time-consuming activity, and often happens because the website owner wasn't being mindful of the first two website maintenance examples, listed above.
  • When the content on your Buffalo 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. This type of web support is critical to ensuring your Buffalo website is benefiting 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 support and support, consider your Buffalo business's potential future needs.

How We Perform Buffalo, WY Web Maintenance

We have an experienced website maintenance team who puts forth great effort to understand your maintenance needs, schedule your work in a timely fashion, and follow up with your Buffalo business after the tasks have been completed.

Most web support services start with an email from you, the owner of the Buffalo website. That email is routed into our ticket system and automatically assigned to the project manager on your account. From there, anyone on our team can work on the ticket without delay, leading to faster turnaround time and simplified internal communication.

Phone or live chat requests follow a similar process to Buffalo website support. 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 Maintenance Service List for Buffalo, WY Businesses

We are often asked for detailed examples of Buffalo web maintenance requests that might come up after the launch of a website. Here are several examples of Buffalo website maintenance services we've been asked to perform in the past and would be more than happy to provide to you!

Simple Buffalo Website Changes

A simple change to your Buffalo website might include updating a paragraph on a page, swapping out an image, or adding a new page. Keeping content fresh for search engines and visitors is just normal, routine web support.

Buffalo Page Speed Improvements

If your Buffalo 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. User experience and SEO will both benefit from better page load times.

Platform Upgrades / Security Updates

If your Buffalo website is running on a content management system, like WordPress, it is important to keep the platform updated. Updates help improve security and functionality - and they're usually quick, so it might be a simple task.

Plugin / Extension Updates

If your Buffalo 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. This is similar to the idea of 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. This will help your search engine rankings, throughout Buffalo and beyond, by making Google happy!

Implement Structured Data

When you search Google organically, have you noticed reviews or prices in the 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 Buffalo, and ecommerce product or some other common data type.

Add Open Graph to Your Website

Adding Open Graph Tags to your website will help search engines better understand your page content and improve the appearance of your website in social media platforms when people share links of your Buffalo business.

Setup Google Tag Manager

Are you interested in adding Google Tag Manager to your website to help you manage custom scripts more easily? Not a problem! We can add Google Tag Manager to your Buffalo website and even teach you how to use it.

Implement Conversion Tracking

If you are interested in understanding the benefit of an online advertising campaign for your Buffalo website, it is important to setup conversion tracking. It'll help you understand where your conversions come from, like direct traffic, referral links, organic search, or paid ads.

Image Compression (Optimization)

Are large images slowing down your Buffalo website? That won't be a problem! We can run all your images through our image compression tools and even setup recurring image compression for newly added images in the future!

Setup Live Chat

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, and configure the design to match the branding of your Buffalo business!

Resolve Errors in Log Files

Have you noticed large error_log files on your hosting account? We can help diagnose the issue and update programming code or repair platform issues to prevent recurring error messages.

Reduce Spam with reCaptcha

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

Setup a Caching Plugin

Looking to install a caching plugin on your Buffalo 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 IP Addresses

Is your Buffalo website getting fake orders, contact submissions, or live chats? We can help setup IP restrictions to prevent malicious traffic from interacting with your website.

Create Website Backups

Would you like a backup of your Buffalo website? Let us help you create one-time or scheduled backups that you can store 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. 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo website. We've seen businesses in and around Buffalo 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 Buffalo website? If your Buffalo 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 Buffalo, WY Websites

We have a diverse team of web designers and web developers, for Buffalo businesses, who have been immersed in multiple website platforms over the years. That said, it is better to become a master of a handful of platforms rather than try to specialize in them all. For that reason, our website support company for Buffalo websites tends to service only the following platforms:

As a web maintenance agency, we used to maintain and support Joomla and Magento websites for Buffalo-area businesses. However, we chose to move away from those platforms to allow our website maintenance experts to focus more heavily on training and support within the other systems.

Questions to Ask Buffalo, WY Web Support Agencies

Before signing up for any Buffalo web maintenance package, it is important to ask the Buffalo website maintenance company some questions about how their services work. This will help you get a better idea of the experience you will have with their expert Wyoming website support services before you submit payment and provide website access. Let's go over some simple questions to ask:

  • How do you handle website security? Do you run security scans of customer websites?
  • What's the turnaround time for Buffalo web maintenance?
  • Do you outsource your Buffalo web maintenance services?
  • What are your Buffalo website maintenance costs?
  • Are there any minimum deductions or minimum billable expenses for Buffalo website updates?
  • At what times of the day are you working and able to take our maintenance requests?
  • Will you keep me informed about new updates within my platform?

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

Buffalo, WY Website Support Plans and Tips

We are often asked for a web maintenance plan by larger companies in and around Buffalo looking to establish routines and procedures within their IT department. We are happy to help your Buffalo business develop a website maintenance plan to ensure all aspects of your website, hosting, and domain name are routinely checked to ensure optimum performance and uptime.

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

  • Ask your web hosting company if they have newer servers you can migrate to.
  • Ask your web developer if your website has a major platform release coming up that will require a lot of work to install.
  • 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 Buffalo.
  • Look at competitor websites (even those outside of Buffalo) to see if you are missing out on new functionality for your own customers.
  • Ensure your website is secure by performing a full security review.
  • Ensure that structured data, open graph, and social links are all working.
  • Verify the necessity of any 3rd party tracking, live chat, or heat map scripts that are installed.
  • Take down any unnecessary development or staging sites.

Here is a list of semi-annual Buffalo website support tasks to consider:

  • 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.
  • Ensure you have access to your hosting account and that it isn't expiring soon.
  • 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 Buffalo.
  • Check if you have an automated image optimization service running.
  • Make sure the website doesn't throw any console errors.

Read through this list of monthly Buffalo web maintenance 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.
  • Check Google Search Console for any coverage issues.
  • Provide some kind of update to your content to keep your website fresh.
  • Check if there are available platform or extension updates.

The Cost of Web Maintenance Service in Buffalo, WY

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

WebCitz offers discounted Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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.

Buffalo Website Management Pricing

For Buffalo 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 Buffalo 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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