3 Tips to Get Your Website 2023 Ready

As we enter the new year, it’s important to make sure your website is up to date and ready for the challenges and opportunities of 2023. Here are three tips to help you get your website ready for the new year:

Make sure your website is mobile-friendly
With more and more people accessing the internet via their smartphones, it’s crucial that your website is easy to use and navigate on a small screen. Google has made mobile-friendliness a ranking factor, so if your website isn’t mobile-friendly, it could be penalized in search results. To check if for mobile friendliness, you can use Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test tool. If it isn’t mobile-friendly, there are several steps you can take to improve its usability on mobile devices. These include:

  • Using a responsive design that adjusts to the screen size of the device being used
  • Ensuring that text and buttons are large enough to be easily read and tapped on a small screen
  • Keeping the amount of scrolling to a minimum and organizing content in a logical and easy-to-use manner

Update your content
Keeping your website’s content fresh and relevant is important for both your visitors and search engines. Take some time to review your content and make sure it is accurate and up to date. You should also consider adding new content regularly to keep it  fresh and engaging. This could be in the form of blog posts, new pages, or updates to existing pages. Search engines also favor websites that regularly add new, high-quality content, as it signals to them that the website is active and relevant. To ensure that your website’s content is up to date and valuable to your visitors, consider the following:

  • Reviewing all of your content and making any necessary updates
  • Adding new pages or blog posts on a regular basis
  • Repurposing old content by updating it and making it more relevant
  • Removing any outdated or irrelevant content

Improve your security
In today’s digital world, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your website is secure. This means protecting against hacks, viruses, and other threats that could compromise your website and the sensitive information of your visitors. There are several steps you can take to improve your security:

  • Installing an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate on your website, which encrypts data transmitted between your website and visitors
  • Using strong, unique passwords for all accounts associated with your website and enabling two-factor authentication where possible
  • Keeping your website and all associated software (such as WordPress, plugins, and themes) up to date with the latest security patches
  • Implementing a firewall to protect against malicious attacks
  • Regularly backing up your website to prevent data loss in the event of an attack or other disaster.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your website is ready for 2023 and beyond. Contact us today at SteerPoint to discuss your website!