WordPress Website Maintenance
WordPress Website Maintenance is the process of keeping your website functioning properly, fast, secure, backed-up, up-to-date and in line with best practices that supports your SEO strategy.
Why is WordPress Website Maintenance important?
If you have a self-hosted website, you are responsible for regulatory compliance, WordPress Core updates, plugins and theme updates to include compatibility, website backups and security.
First Impressions are very important in a world where timing is critical. Consumers today have great tools for research and consumers use them effectively. There are over 400 million active websites, consumer research queries are condensed into 1 Page of Search Results, if your website does not load efficiently and/or has errors, you lose the opportunity to convert in such a highly competitive space. Technology is constantly changing and updating, your website must be prepared not only for the technological changes, for example, changes to PHP and also for Regulatory updates related to Privacy, GDPR Compliance and Cov19 Regulations. In a time of diminishing, attention spans 1 error or slow loading speed will cost you the opportunity to convert.
Monthly Website Maintenance Package R700 per month.
Why SEO&M Monthly Website Maintenance?
I have vast international experience in Building Management, Mechanical Systems Supervisor, Building Automation Systems and Security. This involves managing and maintaining large building systems including asset architecture, report writing and Building Energy Efficiency. Maintenance and Security is in my blood and the processes carried over from Large Infrastructure Asset Management into Digital Asset Management. I am a lover of all things tech, everything from gaming, drones, and 360VR video to the latest camera equipment. My first online business started in Australia in 2007 and that is where I fell in love with the art of SEO and Digital Asset Management. I was able to apply all my skills gained in creating efficiencies through systems and feedback into an eCommerce website with an online t-shirt printing customiser to rank number 1 in search engine results for 4 different products and services. Using feedback at Point of Sale and Google Analytics we were able to refine the SEO Strategy and the conversions away from competing on price to quality leads that convert. This personal hands-on experience and knowledge of managing one’s own website and SEO strategy pays off for my clients.
WordPress Website Maintenance Monthly Services R700 per month.
Backups of website, database, themes, plugins scanned and stored remotely.
Best Security and Password Best practices.
Secure, firewalls password and user control.
*Updating WordPress Core, Themes and Plugins.
Uptime Downtime Update and login monitoring.
cPanel Management. Access to your hosting account I required.
Creation of email addresses.
Keeping track of website health.
Optimising your website database.
Processing comments and removing spam.
Clearing your cache.
Up to date to the latest industry trends, regulations and latest technology changes.
Check for and fix any broken links, Check for 404 (Page not found) errors and fix links or set up redirects.
Check your page load speed.
Test your forms.
Search Engine Optimisation SEO services are charged separately to Monthly WordPress Maintenance, discounted, if both services are running concurrently.
Backup and backup again. The very first action I undertake is a full WordPress backup using a plugin in conjunction to your Webhosting automated backup. Backups are stored remotely away from the hosting and website server on the cloud just in case of a major issue. I have used various hosting companies’ automated backup and restore functions and they work very well in restoring your website. I run bi-monthly backups to include the database, themes, plugins and uploads. I scan the remote backups for viruses and/or malware. Some Cpanel hosting does not offer clamshell virus scanning.
Hackers can hack anything; therefore, we have to create systems and protocols that discourage the bots, shows no weaknesses and leaks very little information for a human to act on. I have security experience in close Personal Protection and an interest in all things security especially cyber security. I keep up to date on worldwide security trends and follow Wordfence and IThemes Security WordPress bulletin updates actively. The biggest threats have been in shared hosting environments which many small businesses will use, poor login credentials and followed by poorly coded plugins. Research your Webhosting company for shared servers, firewalls, scanning and customer support. Once the backup is completed, I conduct a review of user login credentials and passwords. I will remove plugins that are not actively updated and those plugins developers who are highlighted in the security bulletins for poorly coded work.
WordPress Website Maintenance Monthly Services R700 per month.
Malware Clearing or hacked sites are an extra cost.
*Paid Premium Themes and Plugins are extra costs. Please ensure your Web-developer supplies you with your premium theme and plugin keys.
If Plugins and/or Themes are no longer compatible with the latest version of WordPress or are abandoned, or are removed from the WordPress repository, it is an extra cost to install and reconfigure the new plugins and/or theme.
cPanel Management. Access to your hosting account is required. Good hosting companies allow a “contactor” access to the c-panel, file manager and not the accounts section of the account.
Content updates, SEO Digital Content Copywriting and Creation are charged separately https://searchengineoptimisationmarketing.com/seo-content-copy-writing/
Redundant or compromised plugins and themes are replaced but the changes are charged separately.
Paid plugins and themes will be charged extra if this is required.
The creation of new pages is not included and will be charged at R500 per page.
We will need administrator access credentials to your WordPress site.
The maintenance packages cater to all the existing plugins and features on your website. All extra feature requests will be charged separately.
Search Engine Optimization SEO has 20 times more web traffic opportunities than PPC for both mobile and desktop.
What I Do.
I specialise in Digital Footprints for new Startups and Identities struggling to be found in Search.
Google Maps Marketing Local SEO
Google Maps Marketing Local SEO is the art of optimising your online presence and increasing foot traffic to your local based business.
SEO Content Copywriting
SEO Digital Content Copywriting is the art of copywriting keyword/phrase content that is found in search results that converts.
WordPress is an open-source versatile content management system CMS for users to create easy functional beautiful looking websites that is found in search
WordPress SEO is the art of of getting your WordPress Website Pages on #Page1 of Organic Search Results for your Keywords/Phrases/Products/Services to your (best converting) target audience.
Let's Work Together!
Contact SEO Cape Town.
5 Clarendon Court, Melrose Road, Muizenberg, Western Cape 7945, South Africa VFR9+XP Lakeside, Cape Town
(+27) 060 904 5988
First Peoples Land Statement
Search Engine Optimisation Marketing operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the San and Khoe peoples. I wish to acknowledge the lands of the First Peoples we now occupy.