You can encounter many issues on a website. Website owners know that maintaining a functional, safe webpage requires a lot of upkeep, but technical problems still lurk around every corner. Check out the most common technical issues with your website to know and avoid.
Forms Not Emailing Properly
A common issue that many website owners experience is their sites’ forms not emailing to the proper recipients. When a website user fills out a form—a vital step to many businesses’ sales processes—their information is sent to a set group of company members. This send informs the right people to take the necessary next steps. However, even when a website owner sets up this process properly, changes in spam regulations can hinder the sales process.
Slow Loading Speeds
Another important issue is website loading speeds. In July 2021, Google announced a Core Web Vitals update, which now considers site speed as a ranking factor. Adding bells and whistles such as pop-ups, embedded videos, and chat windows to your website can be beneficial for conversion rates and help users stay on your website longer. However, they may also have severe effects on your website’s load speeds.
Shipping Rates for Multiple-Item Purchases
An issue unique to e-commerce sites is shipping rate mistakes with multiple-item purchases. Setting proper shipping rates for multiple-item purchases is an essential function of e-commerce. For instance, if your shipping fee is $5 and a customer purchases two items, you wouldn’t want your site to charge them $10 because there are two items. You would instead want to combine the multiple items into one package.
Regularly updating a website is essential for a multitude of reasons, including security. When a website owner neglects site updates, the site could end up with security violations and vulnerabilities. Over time, these vulnerabilities fester.
Another common security issue is an expired Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate. Google considers SSL a ranking factor, and access to renewal is available at no cost to the website owner. However, the certificate needs to be updated either biannually or annually. When a website’s SLL expires, users will receive a browser warning saying the site is not secure. They’ll likely continue to receive that error message even after the site owner resolves the issue—unless the users happen to clear their caches.
Countless common technical issues with your website could be lurking under the surface. The best ways to combat these potential deterrents are to be involved with your site and to tend to it regularly. At Logical Position, we offer e-commerce website development services that operate on a CMS (content management system) and that are user friendly for you and your customers. We can fix all the issues mentioned above and many others. Contact us today with any of your website redesign or development needs.