Choosing a Site Manager: How to choose a webmaster for our website?

Need a professional webmaster but do not know how to choose? You’re not alone. It is very difficult to choose a webmaster who can be trusted to perform his duties professionally, loyally and especially quickly. However, there are ways in which you can ensure that The person in front of you is indeed a professional.

Choosing  a webmaster

When you set out to choose a Website manager, it is very important to make the right decisions since the webmaster is likely to be the most influential factor in your business results and your earnings. To avoid errors, there are a number of questions you should ask to make sure that the webmaster can provide you with the service needed:

  1. What is his experience in managing websites?
  2. What is his degree of seniority in managing websites?
  3. What degree of availability he offers?
  4. Do you feel a connection with the webmaster?
  5. What commitments does he promise you?

Each of these five questions has great significance On the results of the relationship between you and the webmater you have chosen. Let’s divide this subject into parts,

What is his experience in managing websites?

A webmaster with experience will deal with multiple systems and have knowledge to handle each request in the best way. An experienced webmaster can help you make the right decisions and improve processes along the way so that the results will only improve and cover his costs.

What is his degree of seniority in managing websites?

The more experience a webmaster has in management activity for others, the better he can understand you and help you achieve the goals for which he has been hired in the first place. A webmaster’s seniority must come with warm recommendations from past clients and current clients.

What degree of availability he offers?

A webmaster must ensure his clients proper availability. Proper availability is a reasonable response within a period of 12 hours from the date of receipt of the customer’s written request via email or any other form of communication agreed upon by the parties, so that the customer knows that at any time he can change and improve the website and meet the expectations of his customers.

Do you feel a connection with the webmaster?

No less important than the seniority, experience and availability that are great features. It is important to check that there is chemistry and good relationship between the parties before signing agreement. The better the relationship, the more likely that both sides will be more satisfied with the arrangement and thus ensure good results!

What commitments does he promise you?

A webmaster must show commitment to his customers. Thus, the site manager must present professional work at reasonable intervals and even go out of his way to please his customer. However, when the customer is dissatisfied, it is important that there is a possibilityto to end the service at any time and move on to another webmaster.

In conclusion,

Looking for a professional and reliable webmaster? Interested in site management services? You’ve come to the right place! We offer a variety of custom website management services and invite you to contact us to check is out!

This article is a translation of the original article in Hebrew

Managing a website independently or by a company – which is preferable?

Most website owners manage their websites on their own. Or so they think .. In practice, the absolute majority of websites are not managed at all and do not undergo any changes for many years! This is because website owners are busy with day-to-day tasks and can not spend the time or the energy to maintain and operate the website. The question is, what do we do about it?

In this article, we review the various options and help you choose the method that you prefer.

Independent website management VS website management by a company

Websites are similar in nature to physical shops in the real world. There are shops whose windows are constantly updated and attract many customers every day. There are shops whose windows are not inviting, so the number of customers entering them is low and not very promising. As stores require ongoing management if they want to succeed, so do websites require ongoing management to succeed!

Once understanding has been internalized by us, we can choose to manage our website alone or manage the website with the help of a specialized website management company.

Here’s an explanation of the options:

Managing a website independently:

The default for business owners who own a website is to manage the site on their own. (You know, it’s free!)

  • Advantages of Independent Management:
    • No cost!
    • In-depth knowledge of the business.
    • Direct conduct with customers.
  • Disadvantages of Independent Management:
    • No time!
    • Lack of technological knowledge.
    • Content not optimized for the web.

Despite the obvious advantages that entice most of the website owners, the disadvantages are significant and the technological barrier or lack of time is a very difficult barrier to get overcome, and in most cases the websites are simply not managed due to the despair of the website owners who did not undergo regular and professional training on the website upon launched.

website management by a company:

Large companies, financial institutions and business owners who understand the meaning of a well managed and up to date website, tend to hire a website content management services and even full management services depending on the nature of business activity online.

  • Benefits of managing by a company:
    • Professional management and constant updating.
    • Peace of mind and less headache.
    • Better results from the website.
  • Disadvantages of management by a company:
    • It is necessary to update the company periodically.
    • Management services cost money..

The main barrier for business owners in the transition to website management through a professional company that specializes in management services is of course the cost of the service. Website management services cost money and not everyone likes the idea of another monthly expense. In practice, this is a cost that in many cases is so small that it is a shame not to spend what is needed and to earn an updated website, which also Responsible for better results and new profits.

So what to choose?

The answer is quite simple:

  • If you have a business and you are also technological and have the time to manage the site – continue with all your strength by yourself!
  • If you have a business and you do not really know how to operate a website or you lack the time – hire a website management company!
In conclusion,

Website management services do not cost that much. Managing corporate websites costs a few hundreds dollars per month. Managing ecommerce websites costs between a few hundreds dollars up to a few thousand dollars every month but includes everything you need under one roof. Most websites fall under the corporate category and therefore are not that expensive. Contact us for a consultation and a price estimate to manage your website with no obligation from your side!

This article is a translation of the original article in Hebrew