January 4, 2020

Why & How

Why do you need WP WatchDawg?

Are you worried about what to do if your site goes down? Maybe you broke it when making an update? It can be stressful and expensive to hire a developer every time you need to make a small change. With WP WatchDawg on your side your site is as safe as possible and content updates are managed efficiently for a fixed cost.

WP WatchDawg provides the solution with WordPress support for small and midsize businesses. For a predictable $90 per month you get an hour of support from an experienced web developer, plus the full range of best-practice website support services.

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How does WP WatchDawg protect your site?

Your dawg provides:

Best of Breed Support

You can use your hour for minor content updates, staff training, troubleshooting, design changes, improvements to your user interface, etc.

Keeping your content fresh gets you higher search engine rankings; outdated content can hurt your rankings.  Having WP WatchDawg at your service encourages you to make this an ongoing priority.

Reliable Backups

Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. You might delete an important file on your website, make a change that breaks some of its functionality, or install an update that doesn’t play nicely with your site’s ecosystem. Your site could get hacked. Having a backup readily available will save your site and minimize downtime.

You can rely on WP WatchDawg to run daily backups of your site and and to upload them to a remote server in the cloud. No worries, we can recover your site quickly whenever necessary.

Faithful Updates

WordPress is constantly updated to improve security, fix bugs, or add new features. This often requires any add-ons your site is using to be updated as well, which sometimes will cause serious incompatibility problems that can bring down your site. WP WatchDawg makes sure your site is running the most up-to-date version of WordPress and any extras your site depends on.

WordPress is a free open source software developed and updated by a community of developers who constantly release updates. Every time WordPress updates its core files, the theme and plugin developer in turn must update. If your site is not being updated you are using software with well-publicized security vulnerabilities.

Vigilant Monitoring

With WP WatchDawg you will never have to worry about extensive downtime. Our 24/7 service monitors your site’s uptime every five minutes, marking it “down” if it notices redirects, slow response times, or no response at all.

In today’s digital world, your online presence can be the lifeblood of your business, so it’s crucial that your site is continuously up and running. If your website doesn’t function properly, it can cost you business and revenue.

Search engines like Google rank websites based on what they find when crawling around the internet. If your site is down, search engines will not find any content or pages to index and rank. WP WatchDawg makes sure Google doesn’t decide your site is no longer active.

Steadfast Security

WordPress now runs more than one third of the internet, so it is the major target for hackers. Most often hackers exploit known weaknesses in outdated versions of WordPress and addon themes and plugins. A hacker may infect your site with ransomware, redirect traffic somewhere else, infect visitors with malware, mine untraceable crypto-currencies, steal identities, and more.

There are a lot more good hackers than bad ones, which means that security experts around the world study code and report security bugs and fixes. Every time a security vulnerability is reported, the core WordPress team works diligently to release an update that fixes the issue.

Site security is also essential for search engine optimization (SEO). Your site can be blacklisted from search engines if your site isn’t secure. The longer your site is broken, the longer it will take to get your site reputation back. WP WatchDawg uses the best security checks available to keep your site as secure as possible.

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