|Web Services - Website Maintenance|
Designing and implementing your website is not the end of the story! Maintaining a current,viable,extensible site is an ongoing project. Checking for dead or outdated links should be done regularly. Even if your site is fairly static, the sites you are linking to may not be. Adding fresh content if one of the best ways to attract traffic to your site. One idea might be to have a different employee write a new article every week or two. It will not only keep your site from becoming dated, but will also keep your workers involved and even give them a sense of pride.
Losing your Domain Name can be an embarassing and costly mistake. Locking up your name with a long term registration is a no-brainer, it's easy and inexpensive. How long you commit to your web hoster is a separate affair, even though the same company is probably doing both. Web Hosting is a dynamic business. Price, service and even the web servers hosters use are constantly changing. For these reasons, we advise our clients to begin with a one year web hosting agreement. After you are confident with your provider, you can save a little money by going for a two or maybe a three year deal, no longer. You should keep track of how quick your web pages load. This will tell you if your providers service is degrading. Establishing a baseline after the site is complete is the first step.
Is your website looking old?
Here are some things you should consider before deciding on a website design. Is the site for commercial or informational purposes? Who is my audience, always keep this in mind. Should the website be flash-y interactive with dynamic content or subdued and businesslike. Do I need to track my visitors, always a good idea and it's usually free.