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Show Your Website Some Love!

iheartwebsiteHappy (Early) Valentine’s Day! Whether you have a date for Valentine’s day or not, February is the perfect time to spread the love to friends, family and even your website! Your website works hard for your business, so isn’t it time to show it some love?

Technology is changing all the time

Website browsers are being updated, tablets and phones are adding new features and the internet in general is evolving. This means that your website must keep up to continue to work correctly.

When was the last time you tested your website?

Was it the day your site was launched? Don’t worry, you’re in good company. Most people don’t give their site a second thought because that’s how websites used to work – you could set it and forget it. Today, your website lives in a different world – a world that is changing and evolving around it. And to continue working at its best, it needs consistent monitoring and updating.

Here are three quick things to check right now to make sure your website is continuing to work:

  1. Test Your Contact Form – Go to your site and fill out your contact form(s). Do you receive the notifications at the correct email address? Many outside factors can cause a contact form to stop working (outdated software, change in email address, increase in email security, etc…) This should be tested once a month (at least) to make sure your clients and prospective clients can reach you.
  2. Check and Update Your Contact Information – It is easy to forget to update your phone number, email and address on your website. Make sure they are current and working.
  3. View Your Site on Other Devices – Your site might look amazing on your monitor, but how does it look on the newest phone or table? Or the newest version of Internet Explorer or Chrome? Chances are it won’t look the same from device to device (this is almost impossible), but it should look good and function on all of them. Testing this often will ensure your site is up-to-date with the latest technology.

If you can do these items on a regular basis, you’ll be able to spot any issues that might arise before a potential client does. No one wants to get that phone call. “Hello, I was just on our website and it doesn’t seem to be working.” Ugh! That won’t start the relationship out on the right foot.  Save yourself that potentially awkward call and test your site.

If you need help keeping your site up to date, that’s what we’re here for! Give us a call or click here to fill out the WordPress Website Update Form.

And make sure to have a sweet treat on Valentine’s Day!

 

 


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