November 11 2010

Benefits of Website Maintenance and Examples of Website Maintenance Requests

When you purchase a vehicle, you plan on maintaining it, correct?

Well, just like a well maintained car, your website will need a maintenance plan in order to continually run successfully.  Website maintenance will ensure that your website attracts, educates, and expands your client base, while generating revenue for your business.  This means that even after your website is first published on the Internet, it’s never completely finished.  A website is a continual work in progress.

In fact, if you expect your customers to find your architecture, engineering, environmental non-profit, landscape architecture, or urban planning website and continue returning to it, you will need to provide them a reason – like new and useful information regarding topics related to your business.

In today’s age, a prospective customer will most often visit your website before contacting you. In many cases they will already have an idea about your company and its products and services. It’s extremely important that you provide your potential client with useful and relevant content that will assist them in doing business with your firm. And in order to ensure your website is up-to-date, displaying your most recent and relevant work, you’ll need to regularly maintain your website.

Examples of website maintenance requests:

  • Temporary help while your developer is on vacation
  • Add new information about your company or staff
  • Adding new pages to your site for new offers or promotions
  • Changing an address or contact information
  • Changing the wording on a page
  • Adding new pages or content to your website
  • Changing dynamic code on a website
  • Fixing bugs on your website
  • Checking for broken links on your website

The benefits to website maintenance:

  • Personnel can spend time handling their own tasks
  • Adding or editing complex functionality
  • Updating your website
  • Acting like part of your company by answering short and long term solution questions
  • No payroll, benefits, or unemployment costs
  • Costing a fraction of the cost for a full-time employee
  • Providing top-notch experienced team
  • Handling all administrative tasks for your website
  • Reducing errors and downtime
  • Improving customer satisfaction
  • Ensuring website information is accurate
  • Keeps your customers updated with the latest information about your company
  • Makes search engine spiders happy and increases your chances for higher search engine rankings
  • Enhances your marketing and promotional actions
  • Provides information about who’s linking to your site
  • Improves your company’s brand image and aids in expansion
  • Helps to solve and monitor possible operational problems and avoids potential catastrophes with clients

Global Site Plans offers website maintenance packages at a discounted rate, to keep your website running like a well-lubed car.

These are discounted website maintenance packages based upon our normal hourly rate of $50.00/hr. and offer our clients a savings of up to 20%. Read below regarding our short-range, mid-range, and long-range website maintenance packages – all providing saving to you - and contact Global Site Plans to recieve a custom quote.

Short-range website maintenance package

  • 6 months of website maintenance, contracted
  • 5 hours minimum per month
  • Submission to major search engines
  • Monthly website statistics report
  • Savings of 10% – Only $45.00/hr.  Get a Quote!

Mid-range website maintenance package

  • 1 year of website maintenance, contracted
  • 5 hours minimum per month
  • Submission to major search engines
  • Monthly website statistics report
  • Savings of 15% – Only $42.50/hr.  Get a Quote!

Long-range website maintenance package

  • 2 years of website maintenance, contracted
  • 5 hours minimum per month
  • Submission to major search engines
  • Monthly website statistics report
  • Savings of 20% – Only $40.00/hr.   Get a Quote!

In addition to offering website maintenance, we also include monthly website statistic reports to all of our website maintenance package clients. These statistics offer you insight into how many visitors your site receives, the length of their visit, from where in the world, the most popular search engine keywords, and more.

So, whether you take the time to regularly update and maintain your website yourself or seek the services of a professional web development company to do it for you, remember it is a vital part of being successful on the Internet.

Now, go out there and beat the competition!

Renée van Staveren

Renée van Staveren is the Founder of Global Site Plans. She holds a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She also holds a B.S. in Sustainable Community Development from Prescott College. Prior to establishing Global Site Plans and The Grid, Renée van Staveren was an Assistant Planner for A-M-M-A Transit Planning and the Program Director for Planet Green. In June 2014 Renée moved from Istanbul, Turkey, where she'd lived for four years, to return to the beautiful city of San Francisco. She is now a Manager at the Urban Land Institute's San Francisco District Council. You can find her at one of their many events, so pop in and say hello.

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3 Responses to “Benefits of Website Maintenance and Examples of Website Maintenance Requests”

  1. Rick Small Says:

    Hi, it’s good to find a decent post on the topic..thanks.

  2. Rachel Elmes Says:

    Great post. thanks

  3. Magdalen Hadian Says:

    We are a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with valuable information to work on. You have done an impressive job and our entire community will be grateful to you.

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