Cleaning your business’ online presence

Posted on 30 September '19 by , under web.

Spring cleaning your business isn’t limited to its physical space, you should be cleaning your online presence too. Whilst it is best to be constantly monitoring your online activity, a regular assessment and clean up can be beneficial. Here are a few areas of your online presence you can renovate.

Content pruning:
Social media accounts and websites work best when constantly updated, however, this can create a backlog of content that could be hindering your SEO efforts. Content pruning is the process of running an audit of your website or social media account and removing or updating the low-value content. This can help you identify outdated pages, gaps in content and areas you have overworked.

Review security settings:
Online threats not only affect your business but can be passed onto website visitors too. You will need to check both the software you are using and the server operating systems are up-to-date to ensure all areas are covered. Consider also using a commercial service that will scan your website on a regular basis to check for malware and vulnerabilities. Once you’ve performed a security health check, update employees on any changes that may affect them. Employees need to be alert to the warning signs of an attack and the consequences that can result. Introducing cyber-security policies and procedures assist in educating and better preparing your staff.

When there is a significant change in a business, the last thing you would think about is updating your social media status. Some contact details or staffing information presented online may have become inaccurate and in need of an update. Remember to check internal links to social media if you change usernames or handles. This can also be a chance to change profile picture or cover photos that have been used for too long.