How to make your website updates stress-free

How to make your website updates stress-free

In a world where every passing moment holds the potential for new adventures, experiences, high-class cuisine, and the good company of family and friends, the prospect of spending valuable time on mastering the art of website management may seem like an excruciating detour. In this blog, we provide some simple steps that can make doing website updates stress-free.

We’ll also included some compelling arguments as to why investing hours in the intricate labyrinth of DIY website management might not be the best use of your time. So let’s dive in!

Here are 7 ways to make your website updates stress-free

1. Backup Your Website

Creating a backup of your website ensures that even if something goes wrong during one of your updates, you can possibly revert to the previous version of your investment. It’s the best safety net you can have while working on your website. We actually include 24/7 off-site website backups as part of our low-cost ChromaCare Basic plan. Honestly, who wants to deal with backups when you can have a professional make sure everything is getting backed up properly on a regular basis.

2. Preview Before You Publish

Before making changes directly on your live website make sure you preview and proof carefully. Troubleshoot any issues carefully before you publish. Many websites will actually send a notification to Google to come check out your new content. You don’t want them showing up at your doorstep before you’re ready. Create a checklist for publishing new content and follow it every time before you hit publish to keep website updates stress-free. Don’t want to mess with this kind of stuff? Our ChromaCare Plus plan includes requested website changes which means we do the work and you can get on with your business life.

3. Update Regularly

Regular updates, whether it’s for content, plugins, or themes, are essential for website security, SEO, and performance. By keeping everything up-to-date, you reduce the risk of compatibility issues and ensure a smoother overall experience for your customers and clients. You should keep an eye out for significant compatibility issues between plugins, and a variety of tools will notify you of potential holes in your website’s armor. As part of our ChromaCare website management service we stay on top of all your website’s security and plugin updates automatically. We also scan for plugin vulnerabilities regularly to stay ahead of the bad guys and prevent malware.

4. Consider Search Engine Optimization

Perhaps the most misunderstood aspect of managing a website is the SEO. There are companies out there that will charge you thousands of dollars a month to optimize your website to rank well for certain keywords in search engines. Some of those companies may very well be worth it, others are a complete scam. What most people don’t realize however, is that every aspect of your website has an impact on your SEO. Brushing up on some basic rules and SEO best practices can put you in a better position to rank well on Google. Also, one of the most underutilized tools for improving SEO is your blog. If you are interested in learning more about how that process work, we can help you develop a content marketing strategy. Let’s get on a call!

5. Educate Yourself

To make your website perform at it’s very best, you should be investing at least some time in learning the basics of WordPress, Elementor (if you’re a Chroma Sites client), even a bit of HTML and CSS will come in handy from time to time. While most website builders and CMS platforms don’t require too much coding these days, understanding these fundamentals can empower you to troubleshoot and customize your website confidently. If you don’t have the time or interest in learning to code, that’s certainly understandable. We speak it fluently, and we’re here to help you when you need us.

6. Implement Changes Gradually

Instead of waiting to make all of your changes at once, try updating your website one piece at a time. We like to say that a business website is a living, breathing document. It’s designed to be changes as often as it needs to be. In fact, Google and other search engines often give preference to sites which have been updated more recently. What’s more, this gradual update approach allows you to slowly monitor the impact of each update you make. Lastly, we all know that if you procrastinate making that change until you have more to do, it may never end up getting changed. An alternative to doing it yourself, is to have us to do it for you. We have purposefully designed our ChromaCare Plus website management plan to include priority website work every month. That way, you never have to even think about it. Send it to us and consider it done!

7. Stay Calm and Focus on Solving the Problem

In the event of an unexpected crisis, stay calm. Unfortunately, lot of things can and do go wrong in the website world. It doesn’t matter what platform you’re on, who built your website, or where it’s hosted. $#*! Happens! Panicking in this situation can lead to hasty decisions that may make the problem worse. Instead, focus on identifying the issue and seeking solutions methodically. Identify an error codes or exactly what looks wrong with your website. Google can be your best friend in trying to figure out what’s wrong. But beware: Not everyone online knows what they are talking about. If the problem is over your head, talk to an professional web designer or your hosting company.

We include a few features to protect against these kinds of problems and make your website updates stress-free, with our website management plans. First and foremost, we have been building websites for over two decades. We know the problems that come up and how to fix them quickly. Secondly, if it turns out there was a disaster of sorts (let’s say you accidentally delete an entire section of your website — don’t laugh, it’s happened), we can roll back the clock to one of our hourly backups. This brings your website back to the most recent point before it got mangled. Long story, short, don’t panic, just get ChromaCare.

Do you really need the stress of DIY website management?

Let Chroma Sites Website Management do the work for you. Stop the anxiety, enhance functionality, and increase the appeal of your products or services with the expert touch of Chroma Sites, a leader in business website solutions! 

Contact Chroma Sites today!