4 Ways to Care for Your SquareSpace Website
Any kind of website usually requires maintenance, including a Squarespace website. Unless you created your website to be a single static page that you never plan on changing, then you will have to invest a bit of time in making sure that your Squarespace website is in tiptop shape.
Some website owners choose to hire someone to look after their website, especially if it is the complicated multi-page kind. But one of the coolest things about having a Squarespace website is that it is designed especially for the do-it-yourself kind of people – it is very easy to update and maintain even without any serious, technical web development knowledge.
It is good to remember that it is essential to have a fresh, up-to-date website. Here are some ways you can take care of and maintain your Squarespace website:
Update your blog
One of the areas of your website that will probably need frequent updates is your blog. Try to set and keep a regular schedule for releasing new blog posts to ensure that it gets new content regularly. Keeping a blog for your business website has a lot of perks. It helps improve your site’s SEO rankings and it lets any visitor know that you are looking after your website and can be contacted for any inquiries.
Load your website into The Internet Archive.
The Internet Archive is a “digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.” This online archive, also referred to as the Wayback Machine, contains billions of web pages, books and texts, audio recordings, videos, images, and software programs. To upload a copy of your website to this archive, you will need to create an account which is free. In case of any problems with your website and you need to restore it, one way you can do that is with the help of your website snapshots that are on the Wayback Machine.
Refresh the images.
Just like regular haircuts, a fresh new look is good every once in a while. It does not have to be huge changes – you can simply refresh the images on your website. This is particularly easy to do with images that feature your products and place of business. You may want to keep this in mind if you are just building your website – try to set aside some photos you can use as replacements.
Check every now and then to make sure nothing is outdated.
The good news is unlike with other types of websites, you won’t have to worry about any technical updates you’re your Squarespace site. That is all taken care of in the whole platform and is one of the huge benefits of choosing Squarespace. You only need to worry about what you put in your website. Whether it is your list of services, product prices, operation hours, or contact information, make sure that it is up-to-date. Whenever there are changes in your business, no matter how big or small, always ask yourself whether it is something that can be reflected in your website.
Doing all of the above is quite easy on Squarespace – I think even the least techie person can learn how to do it. I always provide my clients with a little training to help them learn how to take care of their website on their own. I put love and effort into each website I create so I make sure they will be well-taken cared of before handing them off to my clients.
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