Routine WordPress Website Maintenance Tasks For All Businesses

By Elvis Plesky

WordPress has made it easy for almost anybody to create their own website. But, although creating is one thing, security and maintenance are something else entirely, and both are very important. Both can affect website rankings and site traffic, and you might just think, well fine, I’ll be good and do both. But then you realize that it takes a lot of time and effort to do both, because there are more than 51 repeating tasks to take care of every month! You might not have time to do them yourself, but your business will thank you if somebody does them, and it may struggle if they don’t. So, here are the most important WordPress website maintenance tasks that you need to be on top of:

1. Is your site up to speed?

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Page loading times and speeds should be up to scratch, otherwise you will be penalized by the search engines, losing you traffic and sales. Always check that load times are optimal and there’s nothing slowing them down

2. Weed out broken links

Search engines hate broken links as they trip up their attempts to index your site. Find and fix them before they drag your ranking down!

3. Busted link? – 301 Redirect

Users hate to click on a link and see a 404-error page. It’s much better to set up a 301 redirect to a similar page.

4. Sidebar Links and blogrolls

Make sure these are checked frequently to weed out all the duff links and content that’s no longer applicable.

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