This is a question we receive on a regular basis so we put together a short list of questions that can help you decide what actions are needed. If you can answer “yes” to any of these questions, it might be time to take action.
1. Is your website more than 4-5 years old?
If your site is more than 4-5 years old, you are due for a website overhaul. It’s likely that your design, your content, and the technology behind your website all need to be looked at. Internet technologies change very rapidly and a dated website is easy to spot.
2. Is your website “mobile friendly”?
You’ve likely heard this buzzword a lot over the past six months or so because in late spring, Google released a game changing update to their mobile search algorithms. Search results now favor sites that pass the mobile friendly test. In many verticals we have seen mobile devices making up more than 50% of a website’s traffic, so this is vital!
You can read more about mobile friendly here on our site. There you can also find a link to Google there where you can test your site. If your site is more than 3 years old, it may not be mobile friendly. In this case, contact us to discuss what options are available.
3. Do you get alerts that a WordPress update is available or that your plugins are out of date?
If you have WordPress website and you log in to your website admin screen from time to time to make changes, you may see a message that there is an update to WordPress available, or that you have plug-ins that are out of date. If you’ve never logged into your site, there are updates available, you just don’t know it.
Does this mean you need a new website? No.
Should you go in and run the updates on your own? NO!
Do you need the updates? Most likely, yes.
WordPress regularly rolls out updates to its core software and plug-in developers respond with updates to their scripts. Some of those updates add new features, some close security holes in your site. Those are the updates that you need to be worried about. Like many of our clients though, you likely don’t want to worry about these updates. You just want to know your site is safe and up-to-date. For that reason, earlier this year we began offering “Digital Care Plans” to help put your worries at ease.
You can learn more about this offering and find answers to questions you may have on our website at the link below;
Be sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions on the link above. If you are ready to sign up for one of these plans, you can do so right online. If you wish to discuss the state of your website, feel free to reach out to us anytime. Please don’t hesitate to contact us!