Also known as a website review, website report, website grader, website score, website analyzer. A website Health check is like having a another opinion on your website, checking all the functions and features on your website are correct and to the best possible standard.
What does a Website Health Check include?
It includes going through the front and backend of your website running a series of tests and checks to ensure your website is set up for the following.
Is your website safe from hackers? Your website administrators- do you know who is logging into your website and why? Do you have strong passwords and are these changed regularly?
Is your website set up to automatically backup daily, weekly or monthly depending on how many times its being used or updated. E.g. a busy Ecommerce website should be backed up daily whereas a services website may only be backed up weekly or monthly. Also are these backed up to a secure external program such as Google Drive or dropbox?
Are your website settings correct? From the email to receive notifications too, correct search-friendly URLs etc?
Is there anything from stopping Google and other search engines from crawling your website?
Is your website linked up to Google Analytics and Google Search Console so you can see how your website is found, where your visitors are coming from and what keywords or key phrases they are using.
Plugins and Apps-
Whether you are using WordPress, wix, shopyfly, squarespace or some other website builder to run your website, are there any third-party plugins or apps that are old, slow, full of errors or are causing clashes with other plugins/ apps or themes/ templates allowing them to give errors or stop working on your website?
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO):
Is your website SEO friendly? From page meta titles and descriptions, image alt tags etc, xml site map? Google and other search engines have rules (Algorisms) they create and follow when it comes to what order they put website search results in. Did you know that last year google made 3200 algorithm changes. A basic SEO check is part of an essential element for your website to make sure it’s being seen in search engines.
If you need a full SEO review including website marketing strategy, keywords research, product and blog posts meta titles and descriptions and more than we can provide an add on Full SEO review.
- Speed: Is your website running at least 5 seconds of faster for ease of use for customers? Completing a website speed test is vital to see how fast your website is running.
- Other Elements- From broken links, 404 page set up, page redirects, mobile friendly and more.
- We then provide a full comprehensive report on all of the above including a basic overview for you to fix and improve these directly yourself or at an additional fee then Jacinta and her team at Thomas Web Designs can action it for you.
You can always skip the initial Website check and get a full Website service and report done.
Why should I get a website health check done?
In truth websites won’t stay flawless forever. Websites often break from out of date plugins and apps or templates and themes. Things can just stop working or they clash if one thing has been updated and another thing hasn’t.
Doing regular checks and updates on your website is essential so either having a website maintenance package set up though your web designer or by doing a website health check and reviewing and actioning your website report regularly is very important.
How is a website Health check done?
By running a bunch of reports to test your website speed, SEO score, broken links and more alongside our knowledge of website best practices, best plugins/ apps, themes and templates and adding everything to a easy to read the document so you can see what is good and what needs improving on your website.
I have been editing and building websites for the last 12 years so I have excellent knowledge of what is required to have a healthy functioning website with a great website score.
If you want to see where your website needs improving then jump on and get your website health check done today.
I’m Jacinta Thomas, also known as your humble wordpress web design tech whiz and online marketing consultant.
I’m a reserved yet highly motivated and adaptable digital marketing expert ready to use my online marketing knowledge to help your business be seen online and ramp up your sales. I love horses, dogs, cats, country music, chocolate and most of all helping people.
I help family focused entrepreneurs build top ranking, self-managed websites, help work through any wordpress tech issues and get set up with hosting, blogging, SEO and social media, so they can earn more money and live their dream life.
If you’re ready to get your business online, and seen on social media and all search engines then check out my blog, biz resources, jump into my free Facebook group and of course contact me at any time.