Website Maintenance and Security
The need to keep your website up to date and secure is paramount these days. If you are on a Content Management System (CMS) like wordpress, there are periodic updates that need to be done in order to keep things running smoothly and to make sure that your site doesn’t get hacked. Additionally, studies have shown that outdated plugins are the biggest security threat to your website, so keeping plugins up to date is VERY important.
Sonic Interactive Solutions takes steps for all our clients to make sure that we are notified if something out of the ordinary happens. Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, and Monthly Reports are whats included at no extra charge when we launch a website for our clients.
Security plans are listed below.
Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console)
When we launch your website, connecting the Google Search Console to your site helps to get your site indexed faster and also provides us with valuable information about who is linking to your website and how Google sees your pages.
Setting up website statistics is very important to know what pages are being visited on your site and how visitors navigate. Analyzing the stats on a regular basis can help to build a strategy for our clients to get more customers. For eCommerce sites, this is huge for analyzing visitor flow.
We setup basic monthly stats reports to be sent out to our clients so they can see how their website is doing in terms of visitors and popular pages.
Maintenance and Security Plans
We recommend all our clients choose one of the monthly plans below in order to keep their website up to date and safe. Without the right maintenance, a site could get hacked and cost $2000+ to have the site recovered or fixed. For a description of each item, see the section below the pricing table.
What does each item mean?
Wordfence is a tool we use to scan and monitor WordPress websites in order to make sure they are up to date and working as they should. Wordfence allows us to monitor who signs into a website, it blocks computers that try too many times to log into the back end, and it notifies us as soon as there are updates to be done to WordPress, plugins, or themes.
Wordfence Pro allows for scheduled scans, password audits, and very advanced comment moderation….so it’s a great upgrade to be able to deal with spam comments.
Fixing a Broken Theme
Sometimes, when WordPress has an update, the theme you are using on your website will break because the functionality of the CMS has changed slightly. So, there are infrequent cases where a theme will need to be fixed after a plugin is updated or after WordPress is updated.
Search Engine Ranking Report
The search engine ranking report will help you to keep a pulse on where you are ranking for the keyword terms that you want. As we start to see your keywords ranking better or worse, we can adjust the online strategy to help get you to your goals. For companies that don’t want to continually pay for advertising just to show up in search results, it’s important to keep on top of the keywords you are ranking for and invest the money in getting better rankings.