Ongoing Website Hosting, Care & Maintenance

Keep your website speedy, secure and fresh

Meredith Fennema manages website updates. Meet Meredith!

We provide timely, professional website update services freeing up time for the rest of your to-do list:

Professional, affordable update services

New features: The world of web design is constantly evolving, and it’s smart to add new features to keep things strategic and fresh. Need a new landing page? Want to add an enewsletter signup? Or perhaps you’d like a photo gallery to show off your storefront remodel! Project quotes can be prepared, typically starting at $500+.

Content updates: We’ll swap out images, update hours, add staff members or blog posts, and help with any other content updates you might need to make! Rates are $90/hour, and most minor updates can be completed within an hour or two.

Security updates: When you’re growing or maintaining a successful business, the last thing you want is a hacked or broken website. It’s important to make sure your website’s core, theme, and plugin files are always up to date with the latest versions. It can get technical, and we can help you out! We offer monthly security updates for $90/month.

Website analytics: Reports can be prepared on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. Data from Google Search Console, Google Analytics, and Google Tag Manager is reviewed for insights. Reports are customized for each individual client to ensure we provide the data needed to inform and support digital marketing goals.

Blog post ideas:We’ll review search engine, keyword, and industry/competitor trends to prepare a list of blog post ideas that are relevant to organic searches and strategic for acquiring target audience traffic. Reports include top five recommended topics and can be prepared on an as-needed basis.

New Features

New Features

The world of web design is constantly evolving, and it’s smart to add new features to keep things strategic and fresh. Need a new landing page? Want to add an enewsletter signup? Or perhaps you’d like a photo gallery to show off your storefront remodel! Project quotes can be prepared, typically starting at $500+.

Content Updates

Content Updates

We’ll swap out images, update hours, add staff members or blog posts, and help with any other content updates you might need to make! Rates are $90/hour, and most minor updates can be completed within an hour or two.

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Security Updates

Security Updates

When you’re growing or maintaining a successful business, the last thing you want is a hacked or broken website. It’s important to make sure your website’s core, theme, and plugin files are always up to date with the latest versions. We offer monthly security updates for $90/month.

Website Analytics

Website Analytics

Reports can be prepared on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. Data from Google Search Console, Google Analytics, and Google Tag Manager is reviewed for insights. Reports are customized for each individual client to ensure we provide the data needed to inform and support digital marketing goals.

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Blog Post Ideas

Blog Post Ideas

We’ll review search engine, keyword, and industry/competitor trends to prepare a list of blog post ideas that are relevant to organic searches and strategic for acquiring target audience traffic. Reports include top five recommended topics and can be prepared on an as-needed basis.

WordPress Hosting & Technical Maintenance

We get it — when you’re growing or maintaining a successful business, the last thing you want is a hacked or broken website. But, core, theme, plugin, PHP, and database updates might make your head swim. We’ll take care of everything technical related to keeping your site online!

Our web hosting services include an SSL certificate, daily site backups, uptime monitoring, as well as monthly core, theme & plugin updates. In case your site experiences any downtime, we work directly with WP Engine to get things back up and running.

Website security and performance updates can get pretty technical, and that’s why these updates are included in our ongoing hosting & technical maintenance packages. We’ll take care of all the behind-the-scenes security tasks to help your website stay online, functional, and secure.

FROM OUR CLIENTS

“Meredith is awesome to work with! She’s very responsive and quick to make any changes you want for your website. I would highly recommend working with her. She’s helped us transform two of our business websites and they’ve never looked better! Five stars!”

Looking for staff training?

Some clients would like to manage less technical updates themselves and we are happy to provide staff training as necessary! Whether you’d like some coaching for adding blog posts, updating pages, or adding new contact forms, we can provide virtual or in-person coaching sessions.

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Benefits of Working with Simpler Site

Organized

Simpler Site's project management systems keep you informed, not guessing.

Strategic

Our team excels in delivering results. It’s why our clients stick with us for years.

Reliable

We do what we say and say what we do. Your success is how we base ours.

Cost-Effective

Our nimble, driven team helps us keep project costs low and helps our clients meet goals.

Data-Driven

Trust our data-centric approach to support cost-effective marketing decisions.

Need priority service or want a more integrated, proactive partnership?

We love helping our clients succeed, and we believe active partnership will help us serve you best. We offer ongoing support packages with dedicated hours, all of which include a touch base about what happened in the last quarter and what’s coming up this next quarter.

All ongoing support clients receive priority service at non-rush rates, so you can trust that when you have a website change request, you’ll receive responsive and timely responses.

FAQ’s

What is WordPress hosting?

Hosting allows your domain name to have a spot to be live online.

I’ve already purchased a domain name. Why do I also need hosting?

Good question! This can be confusing. A domain name gives you ownership of your business’s URL name (ex: www.yourcompany.com). A hosting plan is then needed to connect your domain name to the Internet, allowing your website to be accessible online.

If an illustration is helpful, a domain name is like the address of your home; web hosting on the other hand, is the space of your house where you place your furniture.

Will my site have a security certificate (SSL)?

Yes. All websites hosted by Simpler Site have a security certificate installed.

Why do WordPress core, theme, and plugin updates matter?

Security is arguably the most important reason to make sure your website is updated with the latest WordPress core, theme, and plugin versions. Due to the immense popularity of WordPress, hackers, malicious code distributors, and data thieves exploit vulnerabilities in WordPress websites.

By keeping your site up to date with the latest core, theme, and plugin updates, you greatly reduce the risk of your site being hacked.

In addition, by making sure your WordPress core, theme and plugin files are up to date, your website will have the newest features, best possible speed, and fewest possible conflicts.

What process does Simpler Site use for weekly core, theme, and plugin updates?

Before each core, theme and plugin update, we make sure to backup your site in case updates cause any unexpected conflicts that break your site. While this is rare, it can happen from time to time.

We then review core/theme/plugin update compatibility, manually update each item, and test each item as we go to ensure all updates are perform as expected. In case we run into any issues, we restore the site backup, then identify and fix the issue breaking the site.

Why are site backups important?

Backing up your website regularly is vital. If something with your website goes wrong, without a backup you could lose everything.

Backups are also important in case your website is targeted by hackers and spammers. If malicious code is inserted in your website, it’s important to have a backup that your site can be restored to.

Finally, backups are helpful in case you accidentally break your website when you are making changes to it on your own – it happens to the best of us, but a backup will ensure that Simpler Site can help you as efficiently and inexpensively as possible!

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