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How to become a website developer - Maintenance 101

How to become a website developer is question on many lips with the rise in popularity of the digital world.

Once you have developed and designed the initial website the job does not finish there. A website requires some TLC in order to keep visitors converting into leads. Therefore, once your site is live it is time to complete your responsibilities so that you can be a successful business. With regular maintenance, you will be able to keep your site safe from hackers, be regularly backed up, be a working link on other websites and keep visitors happy as everything is up-to-date and relevant.

Keep reading to find out the maintenance tasks you will need to participate in during the beginning of your website’s lifecycle as you are learning how to become a website developer.

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Monitor any errors and reasons for concern

You do not necessarily need to know how to resolve issues that could lead to hacking, but it is vital you know what to look out for in order to raise concerns to the appropriate body. Signs of hacking include:

  • Warning from your browser of malware.
  • Your website cannot be found
  • Incredibly long load time
  • Keeps crashing
  • Different site appears
  • Incorrect page information, e.g. in another language, different products being sold, incorrect images

 

Make sure your CRM software is updated regularly

If you are using a CRM system that can be updated, ensure whenever a new update is released that you are updating it. They have provided the newer version for a reason, perhaps including better protection against hackers, therefore, it is best practice being as quick as possible to utilise the update. If you fail to do this your website could be vulnerable.

 

Updated and regular content

Although not directly a maintenance issue it is always best practice to include regular content updates in order to be fresh, up-to-date, and engaging for visitors. With engaging content comes better lead conversion, as well as visitors benefiting from regular content so will you as search engines appreciate the engaging content.

 

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