Website Maintenance Checklist

Updated: Sep 14, 2019


Website Maintenance Checklist

Without frequent updates, your website can start to behave badly and may even become a security risk to those who click on it. Here is a list of website maintenance tasks that should be completed regularly to keep your website running smoothly:


Weekly

  • Check to make sure all of your pages are loading without errors

  • Run a backup and make sure a previous version of your site is stored

  • Make updates to website software and plugins

  • Make sure all of your forms are working properly

  • Remove any spam comments from pages and posts

  • Check your pages for broken links

  • Scan for 404 errors and fix or redirect them

  • Write a blog post to keep your community engaged and encourage SEO traffic

Monthly

  • Check the load speed of your website

  • Analyze website statistics from the previous month

  • Check your blog to see if there are any articles that could be updated

Quarterly

  • Review your website design and structure  – can be it improved?

  • Check graphics and images – should anything be updated?

  • Review SEO and ensure meta titles and descriptions are as effective as possible

  • Test and tweak popups, forms, and calls to action

  • Review your workflow for efficiency; automate if possible

  • Test your website on all devices and browsers to ensure it displays correctly

  • Review and change or update advertising and marketing campaigns

Yearly

  • Update any reference to the current year

  • Review each page for content accuracy and relevancy

  • Check contact information and update directories

  • Ensure that your website domain name is renewed

  • Consider a design update

  • Review all of best blog articles and see if they can be updated with new content

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