Five simple website tasks

2nd December 2019

Looking after your website needn’t be difficult or time consuming. Here are five simple website admin tasks that you can easily fit into your schedule.

1. Backup your website

Don’t rely on your hosting company to keep your website backed up. If you have a plug-in installed in your CMS you can back up your files quickly and easily. Make a backup at least once a week and keep it in a safe place.

2. Make sure you get your renewal emails

We’ve all had a legitimate email disappear into our spam folder. If it’s the renewal email for your website hosting or your domain name that could mean big trouble.

The last thing you want is your website going offline because you missed an email. You can avoid this by adding your hosting company’s email address to your email contacts. Any messages you get from them should then go straight to your inbox.

3. Tidy up your contact form responses

If you have a contact form that stores messages remove any that you no longer need. This will ensure that you comply with any data protection promises you’ve made in your privacy policy. If you’re getting a lot of spam you could also consider a third-party solution like Akismet.

4. Keep getting reviews and testimonials

Ask your customers to leave you a review. If they’ve had great service from you they’ll usually be happy to write one. Claim your Google My Business page as reviews left on it will help to improve your search ranking.

5. Look at what the competition is doing

It’s always useful to look at what the competition are doing with their website and online presence. Take a look at your competitors websites and see what other digital marketing they’re doing. Maybe they’re writing articles for a popular industry blog? Have a look at how they’re driving traffic to their websites from social media.

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