Online Website Maintenance

10 Dec 2009 12:00 AM Online Website Maintenance

Website maintenance means revising, editing and changing certain existing web pages to keep your website up-to-date. The additions of new pages also come within the purview of web maintenance. Website visitors, customers often need a response to their questions, comments or suggestions. It can be about your product, service or technical issues. All these customer care services and data management is also part of website maintenance.

Online Website Maintenance


Author: Sumit.Sharma

 

Website maintenance means revising, editing and changing certain existing web pages to keep your website up-to-date. The additions of new pages also come within the purview of web maintenance. Website visitors, customers often need a response to their questions, comments or suggestions. It can be about your product, service or technical issues. All these customer care services and data management is also part of website maintenance.


To keep your site online, you have to pay your monthly hosting fee and annual domain name renewal. Websites are not intended to be static; you have to change it periodically to reflect new products or new developments in your business. You can add new contents and at the same time, you can launch new campaigns. If you can maintain your site yourself or if you think, your site needs no updating, then you donâ??t have to pay any maintenance charges. If you decide to have someone else maintain, update your site, you have to pay him/her hourly. The only way to get a good estimate for your site is to define what you need to do in your website.


Costs for maintaining a website varies due to many factors.
1. Frequency of making changes in your site
2. Adding new products or services
3. Adding new pages
4. Frequency of indexing


Changes are very much important to a website. They keep a page fresh. Putting new products or services or information on the web page always attracts web visitors. You may consider two solutions through which you can minimize the maintenance cost. One is- you should have a good maintenance plan included in the agreement with your web designer, so that the designer can do minor changes. Check with your web designer or developer if they can perform it economically. The other solution is train someone in your organization to be able to work with an html editor. Someone who knows normal word processing programs can learn how to modify texts and upload files to the server.


You or your staff can learn the maintenance work by reading online tutorials, e-books etc. Though it consumes some time, it gives you flexibility and an ability to work at your own pace and within your budget. Last but not the least, it is essential to find an affordable web design company which also provides SEO services. Firstly you donâ??t have to look for two companies and secondly, there are few chances of clashes between the two different departments.


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