It is estimated that 30,000 websites are hacked daily. 64% of companies worldwide have experienced a form of cyberattack. Every 39 seconds, there is a new attack somewhere on the web. Nearly all of these hacks could be prevented through proper website maintenance (and, well, not using "password" as your actual password).
Modern websites are a lot like cars. They provide a vehicle for a business to reach new customers and propel their growth into the future. While this analogy is accurate in that aspect, much like keeping up with a car's repairs, websites also need regularly scheduled maintenance to keep performing as intended. WordPress maintenance is an essential and ongoing part of ensuring that a website continues to provide the results that you expect and can limit costly fixes in the future.
We know that business owners have a lot of things to worry about each day. Unfortunately, that means that WordPress maintenance can easily be overlooked – often resulting in tragic consequences. The truth is that if you aren't prepared, it isn't if a cyberattack will happen; it is when. Maennche Virtual CMO wants to make it easy to stay up-to-date and protected from the constant threat of hackers and other cyberattacks through verified WordPress maintenance services.
Why Is WordPress Maintenance Important?
As free, open-source software, WordPress now powers over 42% of the web. From large eCommerce sites to a simple blog, there is no denying that this powerful platform can be customized to meet the needs of any business. One drawback to open-source code is that anyone can analyze it to look for security holes – making this platform a big target for hackers or other nefarious users.
Hackers are incredibly clever and will continue to find new ways to perform cyberattacks or steal business data. For this reason, WordPress and plugin developers are constantly releasing updates to patch problems and ensure websites can maintain a high level of security. But what happens when you aren't installing these updates?
Simply put, you are taking a risk each day that you put off WordPress maintenance – and the consequences can often be devastating to a business. Researchers have found that more than half of all small businesses that are victims of a cyberattack will never recover due to the financial burden it creates. If you aren't keeping up with your WordPress maintenance, you could be the next business that falls victim to this far too common problem.
Some of the critical steps we take to ensure security and functionality include:
What Makes Maennche Virtual CMO Different?
At Maennche Virtual CMO, we believe in WordPress maintenance so strongly that it is a complementary addition to our website hosting plans. Researchers have found that over 90% of WordPress websites that have not been updated appropriately and protected have been hacked. While that is a scary thought, our team can help ensure that your WordPress maintenance is covered, and you can focus on the aspects of your business that truly matter. That peace of mind alone is worth its weight in gold.
With Our WordPress Maintenance Services, Clients are Guaranteed:
A Secure Website
Maintenance is a crucial part of improving the cybersecurity of a WordPress website. By ensuring that plugin updates and core updates are completed, the website will continue to be protected from the latest threats. Without WordPress maintenance, it is only a matter of time before your website is hacked. If you don't have a disaster recovery plan or backup strategy in place, the penalties can be lengthy and expensive.
Trying to handle WordPress updates on your own can be an overwhelming and time-consuming process. Unfortunately, this is a common reason many websites get hacked, including many well-known companies that have been in the news lately. By partnering with Maennche Virtual CMO, you can rest easy knowing that your website is protected and working as intended for users. Why put off investing in the cybersecurity of your website tomorrow when you could ensure safety today?
Seamless Updates and Backups
Updates are often being released at a rapid pace. If a business isn't on top of these updates, each day they neglect them could be hindering both cybersecurity and performance capabilities. Unlike other digital marketing agencies that update plugins and hope for the best, Maennche Virtual CMO has strict verifications processes that an actual human completes. We review even the most minor aspects of your website, from functionality to visual changes, to guarantee stability.
All WordPress maintenance plans from Maennche Virtual CMO also include weekly backups stored on an offsite server. This means that if a problem occurs or a new update isn't working as intended, we can restore the previous version of your website until a viable fix is released. While this is a crucial part of any disaster recovery plan, we take care of the technical details so you can focus on providing the best customer service possible.
An Improved User Experience
Offering a great experience to users should be the focus of any website. More than 50% of users will leave a website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load. WordPress developers are constantly releasing performance upgrades in addition to security updates. Neglecting these updates could result in a slower website that can quickly tank search engine rankings and conversions.
While updates are crucial for an improved user experience, having a great hosting plan will also ensure that your website is optimized for speed and usability. Maennche Virtual CMO knows that choosing the right website host is crucial for success online. That's why we combine powerful hosting options with complimentary WordPress maintenance. If you struggle to optimize your website with just updates, learn more about our website hosting options.
Maintaining a WordPress website is about much more than just performing needed security and functionality updates. New features and plugin options are constantly being improved, and many older plugins are simultaneously being phased out. Unfortunately, this means that the current plugins used on a WordPress website may be phased out or might not be able to receive future updates that are needed. This inevitably causes new security issues and may impact the user experience.
As Maennche Virtual CMO works through updates and verifies they are successful, we will also review the website as a whole to look for any features or plugins that could be improved. Our team of WordPress experts has the knowledge and experience to make recommendations on changes that could positively impact performance, functionality, and much more. This courtesy ensures that our clients can be confident that their website is future-proof.