Now that the hustle and bustle of the festive period is firmly in the rearview mirror, it’s time to get back into the swing of things and make sure that your website is properly prepared for the rest of the year ahead.
But with so many spinning plates to constantly manage, it can be all too easy for website teams to forget to do some pretty basic things to get everything ready and optimized for the new year.
Don’t panic, however- the year is still young and Monsido powered by CivicPlus has your back!
New Year, New Website Updates
When it comes to website management, each new year always brings with it a new set of challenges and obstacles that can very quickly become dizzying. At the same time, however, the start of a new year also provides a unique opportunity to make your website even better and more responsive to your visitors' changing needs.
In order to start this year as you mean to go on and set yourself up for future success, there are a few basic things you and your web team should remember to update, as well as some things you should consider reviewing.
So, without any further ado, may we humbly present you with our top five start of the year website update tips and suggestions.
Our Top New Year Website Update Tips
Before we get any deeper into the 2023, remember to:
- Update Copyright
Have you updated all of your copyright to reflect the new year? You would be shocked to learn just how many websites, including those of the largest brands, regularly forget to update their copyright dates at the footer of their website pages and on the copyright page itself.
- Check for Outdated Content
Take an inventory of your content and review your most essential assets to ensure they do not contain information that has become outdated or made irrelevant with the turn of the new year.
- Publish New Content
While you’re taking care of more technical concerns like design and copyright updates, don’t forget to keep your visitors engaged with new and exciting content that will keep your site relevant and in demand as the year progresses.
- Check your Accessibility
Before you continue to create and add new content, make sure that you are building on a solid foundation for the year ahead by performing an accessibility check. This will allow you to avoid legal headaches and help ensure you are providing a great user experience for all your website visitors.
With privacy law standards constantly changing, organizations need to make sure that their policies are routinely refreshed to reflect any changes in the way that consumer data is managed. With the year still in its infancy, there is no better time to get this taken care of.
- Review and Update Contact Info
It is important that your website offers your visitors current and valid contact information. If any of the information provided on your website is no longer accurate following the turn of the new year, make sure this information is updated.
- Update Your Prices, Products and Services
Are you offering any new products or services or making any significant changes in 2023? Make sure to review your offerings to place your most recent and exciting product and service related content front and center.
- Consider a Redesign
The beginning of a new year might be the right time to reinvigorate your website with a redesign.
With the new year bells practically still ringing in our collective ears, now is the perfect time to reconsider the design of your website from a holistic point of view. Consider what fundamental improvements could be made to improve things like your website’s overall functionality, performance, and your visitors' experience.
The Journey Continues
While the coming year is certain to present a myriad of obstacles and challenges for website teams across the board, you can be sure that you are setting yourself up for success in 2023 by covering all the main bases listed above and delivering a flawless and enjoyable website experience for all your visitors.
Get a free scan to see how your website stacks up in 2023!