Web Maintenance Procedures
Stick to a schedule to keep your webpages updated. Not only will this keep your pages relevant, but regular maintenance will help establish trust with your readers.
Things to Avoid
- Pages with old dates
- Slideshows of long past social events
- Outdated calendars
Set Dates to Check Your Site
Scheduling time on your calendar for regular web maintenance will help you remember when to update content that’s subject to being outdated. Time-sensitive material should be updated frequently, monthly, or annually – depending on its subject matter.
- News pages
- Special events pages
- Sign-up forms featuring dates
- Timely statistical information
Get Rid of ROT
Redundant, outdated, and trivial content (ROT) is a real problem for many web content creators. Without keeping close track of our pages, our websites can grow out of control with information that is no longer or has never been useful to our readers.
One way to get control of a website with multiple pages is by conducting a site audit and using it as a tool to identify pages that should be deleted.