Our homes aren’t the only thing that could do with a good spring clean. Our websites are often known to become cluttered with anything from old unused plugins to outdated blog posts. To ensure your website runs smoothly and retains a positive UX, you should always keep on top of your website and keep it clean and minimal.
We are all apt to fall behind on these duties on occasion; it is a busy world after all with many other responsibilities to attend to. A spring clean provides the perfect opportunity to give your website that clear out it needs, ready to continue 2019 a more streamline and effective site, here’s how:
1. Health Check
Giving your site a health check will tell you if there are any updates that your site requires, update security, backup your data and show you where your site may be lacking in terms of speed and usability. The health check will also give you an overview of areas that need improvement.
GDPR laws became more stringent as of 28 May 2018, so it is important that you confirm that your data abides with these regulations. The European-wide data protection law determines how you can collect, process and share any personal data; if you should break any of these rules there are strict penalties in place.
3. Security Protection
Having your site affected by a virus or hacked can be a major disruption that can end up costing you a lot of money. To make sure you don’t fall foul of any of the web’s more insidious users; take the time to check your website security is up-to-date and sufficient enough to keep you free from harm.
Regularly updating your webpages and images is an easy way to help boost your SERP ratings. Old and outdated content can drag you back at times so spend a little time during your spring clean finding out how to improve your blogs, metadata, sitemaps and social media integration.
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