Website maintenance tools to know in 2018

May 18, 2018 | Website Maintenance | By Anjana E
website maintenance tools

Many business owners understand the importance of a website. So they create a website, launch it, and never look back. Website maintenance is completely ignored. If a website isn’t maintained properly, valuable customers will be lost and will hurt the SERPs position of the website.

Websites require routine maintenance to make sure all the important components (contact form, images, links etc) are working properly.

A neglected website gives a bad impression to both new and regular visitors, which isn’t the impression you’d like to make. Preferably, you want visitors to enjoy your website and engage with it.

Here are some top reasons as to why website maintenance is important to business.

  • Providing customers with the best browsing experience
  • Preventing security breaches
  • Improving search engine rankings
  • Staying updated with current technology
  • To interest existing customers
  • Maintaining a backup of your website’s information

In-order to properly maintain a website, tools are required. There are many free tools on the web that could make the website maintenance process cleaner and precise. They are simple, easy to use, and does not require any technical know-how.

Website Maintenance Tools in 2018

Let us take a look at some of the website maintenance tools that will make your life easy.

  1. Rank Checker For Firefox

    If you want to know where your website ranks in search engines(Google, Bing, Yahoo), this tool will be really helpful. They also have a video that explains how to check the ranking of a website using the tool.

  2. LinkStant

    It helps to identify new links that point to your website when they are generated. With this tool you can monitor link building and correct any errors in anchor text. It is to be noted that errors in anchor text are considered to be a ‘red flag’ by search engines.

  3. Robots.txt checker

    If you’re having any trouble with page indexing, you can get it validated with this tool. Any errors in page indexing will make search engine spiders look the other way and stop crawling any new content you update, which could hurt your ranking.

  4. Anchor text over optimizer checker

    With this tool you can identify overly optimized anchor texts that causes keyword dilution. If this is not caught early, you could lose your rankings for keywords.

  5. Domain Hunter Plus

    This tool has the capacity to crawl all the links on a page and check if there are any broken links. Plus, it can actually tell you if the domain of the link still exist. Broken links are synchronized with the data of SEOMOZ to show the number of broken links in that domain.

  6. Google Webmaster

    It can easily identify any errors with inbound and outbound links . Additionally, this tool has a diverse range of resources that will help you with your website maintenance process.

  7. Mailtester

    If you want to test the authenticity of an email address, to make sure if it really exists or not, this tool will be quite useful.

  8. Google Analytics

    An essential tool that gives you detailed reports on your website traffic, where users come from, where they navigate in your website, bounce rates and much more.

Summing up website maintenance tools

These are some of the most important tools that will help you with your website maintenance process. All of these website maintenance tools will help you ease stress and take care of every specific area in your website.

However, if you don’t have time to focus on website maintenance activities, our website maintenance specialists can help you. We have website maintenance packages that will fit the needs of every website.

About the Author - Anjana E

Anjana Easwariah has been a ghostwriter for the past two years working with writing challenged clients. Currently, she is a copywriter at Web Design Retainer managing content related projects. To write distinctly creative and unique content, she collaborates with the website maintenance and SEO maintenance team. When she is not writing, you can find her playing badminton or watching crime shows.

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