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WEBSITE MAINTEANCE

When you first create your website you are excited about the website and the possibilities that it may bring.  After the website is up and running that excitement may wear off.  When you first published your website and made it live on the Internet, you may have checked all the links on each page to make sure they worked.  When was the last time you even looked at your website?

Here is a problem.  When you link to other websites on the Internet from your website, then you run the risk of having a broken link.  The website may have closed down, or due to some modifications to the website, the web page that you were linking to may not be a valid any more.  This means that when your visitor clicks on the broken link, they will be taken to an error page instead of to the web page you were linking them to.  Your visitor may conclude that your website is old and no longer useful, which means they will not come back and will not recommend your website to others.

There are similar problems to links for other web pages on your own website.  You may have made modifications to your website addressing or deleted some older web pages.  You may have created a new web page with a slightly different address.  These actions could result in broken links on your website.  This means that when your visitor clicks on the broken link, they will be taken to an error page instead of to the web page you were linking them to.  Your visitor may conclude that your website is old and no longer useful, which means they will not come back and will not recommend your website to others.

Another problem is the hackers.  Many people that have websites find that their website has been hacked.  A hacker may find a small security flaw or other exploit and take over your website.  It is common to see the whole website erased and a new home page with the hacker’s victory statement and maybe a link to a hacker website where they boast about hacking your website.  I am not sure why they do this, but it does happen.

As you can see there are many problems that can occur to cause your website to not function the way that you intended it to.  These things can all impact your website traffic and any income potential that you may have with your website.  Therefore it is suggested that you check your website on a regular basis.  You may want to open up the home page once a week or so to make sure the website is still operational.  You may want to click on every link on you website once a month or so.  If you have a large website, then you may not be able to do the checks on the whole website every time.  So the frequency of your checks may depend on how busy you are, how many websites you have and how large your website is.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  It is important to ensure that your website is secure.  It is also important to find problems early to prevent a complete loss of traffic to your website.  These all factor into how often you should check and maintain your website.

I wish you success in all your legitimate business ventures and in your every day life too!


 















 


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