Have you ever been unfortunate enough to have malware on your website? I’ve had a call from a friend today. Their website had strange pop ups happening. Strange redirects in place. And they are tearing the hair out because Google has paused the ads because it is not a safe website for Google to be advertising.
I’m Jenny from Content Designs and Marketing, and I’m here today to talk to you about your website maintenance for your online presence.
Did you know that your website, if it’s built on a WordPress platform, is just like updates for our phones, devices and computers — software (or plugins) need to be updated.
If you get a list of plugin updates, that’s a good thing because you know that the developers of the plugins are making sure that your plugins are being kept up to date with the developers of the platforms (Windows or iOS).
Developers of WordPress, developers of our IOS platforms or Windows platforms, they’re making sure that those plugins and software are being kept up to date. And why? That’s for our security. That’s for your website security.
But what happens is a lot of business owners I speak with; they’ll go for a cheap hosting company just to get their website up as cheaply as possible.
However, then they fail to think about what’s going to happen with the website monitoring and who’s going to keep their plugins up to date.
Not updating plugins and out-of-date plugins is one of the most common causes of malware entering a website. Website maintenance is super important for you, for your online presence, and to make sure that your website and your online reputation aren’t damaged.
If you would like to speak about website maintenance packages, then give us a call. That’s something we can take care of for you. If you want to talk a bit further about website hosting, then that’s another conversation because we offer premium hosting packages that include malware protection software. If, for any reason, malware comes onto your website, we can scan your website, and scan every single file in the file system of your website to make sure we get rid of that malware which appeared, so your website is back up and running and clean.
Back to the problem my friend experienced…Google turned off her Google ads, because her website had strange redirects. Her Google ads are the lifeblood of her business. So you can imagine the panic when her ads were automatically paused.
Website maintenance is broader than just making sure your website is kept up to date. It is also the best way to make sure any online campaign you’re running isn’t interrupted. If you’re running Google ads and your website gets malware on it, Google is going to pause your ads because Google Ai can detect that you’ve got strange redirects happening, and strange files on your website.
Enjoy peace of mind when it comes to your online presence and reputation. Get in touch with us today about website maintenance packages and about premium hosting packages. We’ve got you covered.