We like to think of website maintenance in the same way as changing the oil in your car. You can get away without it for a little while, but eventually bigger and more costly problems will occur if the regular maintenance isn’t done. It’s important to maintain your website as you would with any other important asset, like a car or house. Also, malware attacks on sites with older versions of plugins and content management systems are becoming increasingly common, so security is an essential part of our regular maintenance work. We offer plans for all budgets and websites, so whether you need a “reliable sedan” or a “fancy sportscar” we have you covered!
I am constantly amazed by Watermelons ability to find creative solutions to our complex website needs. Their entire team is professional, smart, thorough and a pleasure to deal with.
-Mike S, Skutt
What is Website Maintenance, Exactly?
When you understand website maintenance and what it is good for, your business wins. First, it is what it sounds like, which is keeping your site up to date with software patches, security releases and that sort of thing. Once that is completed, our world class projects team analyzes each element of your site, from page load speed to search engine optimization and site conversion rate. From this, we derive the “Golden Metric”, which is the answer to the question: Is this site actually achieving the purpose for which it was built? Some examples of Golden Metric: number of contact forms completed, number of xyz product purchased, site revenue, site traffic, or some specific combination of individual measurables.
WordPress / Magento Maintenance Plans
We have experience on a wide variety of content management systems, and we have website maintenance plans designed specifically for
We also maintain a large number of custom PHP / MySQL sites. Our web projects desk is staffed every day during working hours, and we usually resolve non-urgent requests around within 48 hours. Our web support desk is online 24 / 7 for urgent needs and questions.
More on the Golden Metric
Even within our WordPress and Magento website maintenance plans, the maintenance period is customized depending on the site’s most important goals. For instance, if the site is for a large corporate website, we may be looking at traffic for a certain vertical or product, where as for a large non-profit website, we may be measuring the effectiveness of a recent donation campaign or monitoring specific strategic pages within the site for activity. So while all sites need to be fast, have clear conversion goals, and make an excellent impression on visitors, the details sometimes vary. Our plans are flexible enough to accommodate our wide variety of businesses and non-profit organization clients.
Do you have a specific question about how your website can be best maintained for a long and profitable life? Get in touch – we’d love to hear about it.
We also provide:
Web Design combines aesthetics and functionality into one beautiful package. We make your website look amazing on large and small screens, all while keeping it easy to use and navigate.Learn More
Web Development involves taking a static design and turning it into a living, working website. We know the right platforms and technologies to use to build your website the right way.Learn More
“Build it and they will come” isn’t a great marketing strategy. We ensure that your content is optimized for search engines. We’ll be sure to bring Google to your website.Learn More
A website needs somewhere to live, and your web host has a big impact on how well your site functions. Our hosting servers are reserved only for our clients, and boast fast connection speeds and 99.9% uptime.Learn More
Judge Academy: All In One Integrated WordPress Site for Magic the Gathering Judges
Judge Academy serves as an important resource for judges of the immensely popular strategy card game Magic the Gathering. The centerpiece of the site is a series of LearnDash-based courses where current and aspiring Judges can enhance their knowledge-base and progress up to more responsibilities within the community. The courseware is integrated with a multi-language plugin to make it accessible to Judges all around the world.
Furthermore, the site allows judges to create tournaments and assign duties based on the skill level attained through the site’s courseware. These events are directly integrated into forums, where judges can discuss the events (as well as any other related topic) with collaborators and teammates.
This site is ever-evolving and growing.
Talk To Us
Ready to get started? When you fill out this form, we will review your project requirements to see if we’d be a good fit. Whether or not we decide to work together, you’ll always receive a prompt response.
If we both decide it’s a good match, that’s great! The next step will be to get on a call with Jesse, our software architect, to discuss the finer details of your project. Jesse will take that information and distill it down into a detailed, line-item estimate that shows the exact time, cost, and technology required to complete your project.
Want to learn more or start the estimate process?
Contact us and learn more from Jesse!