Hosting, security, search engines, analytics, and mobility, are constantly changing. A website checkup is a great way to make sure your website is ready for your customers.
Here are 14 items that are checked.
1. Hosting Version
Even though your website may look the same, your hosting company is constantly updating their versions to keep up with processing, mobility, speed, security, etc. Sunnvalley will check your version.
2. CMS Version
Content management system’s old versions can make your website look outdated, and run slower. Sunnvalley can check your version for you.
3. Sunnvalley hosting backups
Your hosting now comes with a backup, but this needs to be set up. Sunnvalley can do this for free with your checkup.
4. Updated Design
Website designs and trends keep changing. Sunnvalley can assess your website, and recommend updates.
5. SSL Certificate
Google officially began marking websites without an HTTPS:// as insecure. In order for your website to be valid to search engines such as Google, they now require an SSL Certificate. SSL allows you to secure pages on your site so that information such as logins, credit card numbers, etc are sent encrypted instead of plain text. It is important to secure your site’s login areas, shopping areas, and other pages where sensitive information could be sent over the web. Sunnvalley can check to see if you have an SSL and if it’s working properly.
Security doesn’t come with hosting. It is purchased separately. Security keeps your website and it’s visitors safe malware and spam. Sunnvalley will check and see if you have security and run a quick scan for free if you do already have security.
7. Domain Privacy
Your domain address can be listed as “private” helping to avoid spam emails, email scams, and bogus snail mail. The status will be checked.
8. Google Analytics
This free website traffic reporting tool tells you who your customers are, what devices they use to get on to your Sunnvalleybsite, how they found you, what your most popular page is, how long they are on your site and a lot more. Sunnvalley can check to see if you have Analytics set up and if it’s working.
9. Forms with Captcha
All forms should use Captcha, it’s usually a require checkbox from the visitor. Sunnvalley will check forms for Captcha, and test if it’s working.
10. Website with Captcha
CMS websites have the ability to send and receive an email. Using Captcha will help fight off spam and viruses. Sunnvalley will check to see if your website captcha is set up.
Descriptions, tags, and alt tags help search engines find your website and attract visitors. Sunnvalley can assess what you have so far and recommend any updates.
12. Mobility Testing
Sunnvalley can test your site on 2 mobile devices to see if there are any issues.
13. Access to Your Hosting
Access to hosting provides you with 24/7 support. Sunnvalley can see if you have access to hosting.
14. Social Media Links
There are two types of social media links you can have on your website. The links they share, and the links that bring you to a social page. Sunnvalley can check for these, and see if they work.