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Technical Challenges in 2024

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In the world of digital marketing, your website serves as the first contact for your online presence. It makes or breaks the first opinion your audiences form of you and your brand, and more often than not, technical challenges can lead to a less-than-perfect first impression. 

For this reason, when they start, most marketers invest a lot of time and effort in perfecting their website and making it as fast, engaging, and smooth as possible. Yet for those without plenty of experience, there can be a lot of challenges that can be hard to identify and solve. 

From website maintenance and hosting issues to tracking and troubleshooting glitches, understanding and addressing these challenges can significantly enhance your site's functionality and user experience. And if you need help with any of this, you are at the right place, as we are about to cover the most important things you should know about in 2024!

So, let’s get started!

Website Maintenance

Same as with your car, your website needs some “fixing up” every now and then. Some small issues can slowly snowball into bigger ones, and they can turn to be big problems before you know it. So, to avoid this, let's talk about what you can do to maintain your page in the best condition. 

   1. Regular Updates and Security

Maintaining a website involves regular updates to its software, themes, and plugins. Neglecting these updates can leave your site vulnerable to security breaches and it can cause some incompatibility issues with some addons you have installed.

From a security standpoint, hackers usually target older sites as their security has flaws that have already been identified, so it's easier for them to stay on top of it compared to a regulatory updated site. 

To minimize any risks in this aspect, make sure you update your software, website, add-ons, and various apps to the most recent version, and make sure to include a backup of your website somewhere on the cloud. This backup can be a real lifesaver if things go bad for any reason. 

   2. Content Management

The content you host on your page defines what your audience will see and how likely they will be to interact with you and your products again. This is why you should always have fresh content ready and tailor-made to your target audience so you can leave a good impression on them and hopefully get some customers out of them!

Use a content management system (CMS) that facilitates easy updates and provides tools for scheduling and organizing content. Regularly review your site's analytics to identify popular content and areas needing improvement. Implementing a content calendar can help you plan and maintain a steady flow of fresh content.

   3. Performance Optimization

Website performance directly affects user experience and search engine rankings. Slow-loading pages can lead to higher bounce rates and reduced engagement. Performance optimization involves a couple of things, including image compression, minimizing HTTP requests, and leveraging browser caching.

Use tools that can analyze issues to identify performance bottlenecks. Implement recommendations such as optimizing images, using a content delivery network (CDN), and enabling compression. Regularly monitor your site's performance to ensure it remains fast and responsive.

Hosting Issues

Sometimes even if your page is all set up perfectly and has all the issues sorted out, your hosting service might act up and ruin the experience of your users. Often this is seen as slow-loading or even unavailable websites that can be a huge turn-off for users. Luckily, there are a few things you can do!

   1. Selecting the Right Hosting Provider

Choosing the right hosting provider is crucial for your website's reliability and performance. Factors to consider include server uptime, customer support, scalability, and security features. Shared hosting might be cost-effective but can lead to performance issues if other sites on the server consume excessive resources.

Evaluate your hosting needs based on your site's traffic, resource requirements, and growth projections. Consider options like virtual private servers (VPS) or dedicated hosting for better performance and control. Look for providers that offer modern security measures, regular backups, and responsive support.

   2. Downtime and Uptime Monitoring

Downtime is something that will happen from time to time no matter what and it will impact your website's accessibility and credibility. Regularly monitoring your site's uptime helps you detect and address issues promptly. Prolonged downtime can result in lost revenue, reduced search engine rankings, and a negative user experience.

Use uptime monitoring tools such as UptimeRobot or Pingdom to receive alerts when your site goes offline. These tools can help you identify patterns and potential causes of downtime. Work with your hosting provider to resolve recurring issues and ensure a reliable hosting environment.

   3. Scalability Issues

As your website grows, so do its resource requirements. Scalability challenges can arise when your hosting plan cannot accommodate increased traffic and data. This can lead to slower performance and even crashes during traffic spikes.

If you want to be safe make sure that your hosting provider has the capability and capacity to adjust their infrastructure to the demands you might have. 


If you want to make sure you get all of the data from your customers that you can, then you need to set up your tracking properly. With the right tracking setup, you can make a big difference in how you run your company, but there are always things that can go wrong and become issues down the line. 

   1. Implementing Analytics Tools

Tracking your website's performance is essential for informed decision-making. Analytics tools like Google Analytics provide valuable insights into user behavior, traffic sources, and conversion rates. Implementing these tools correctly is crucial for accurate data collection.

Set up Google Analytics or similar tools by adding tracking codes to your website. Configure goals and conversion tracking to measure key performance indicators (KPIs). Regularly review analytics reports to understand user interactions and identify areas for improvement.

   2. Tag Management

Tag management simplifies the process of adding and updating tracking codes on your website. Tools like Google Tag Manager allow you to manage tags without modifying the site's code directly. This flexibility is especially useful for marketing teams that need to deploy new tags quickly.

Implement a tag management system to centralize and streamline tag deployment. Ensure tags are configured correctly to avoid data discrepancies. Regularly audit your tags to remove redundant or outdated ones, ensuring accurate data collection.

   3. Data Privacy and Compliance

With increasing talk about data privacy, compliance with regulations like GDPR and CCPA is more important than ever. Companies like Apple are already on top of their game with various privacy and anti-tracking settings that provide their users with additional privacy. Even though this is great for the user, advertisers are losing a lot of potential data that they could use to improve their targeting. 

Troubleshooting Glitches

You never know what kind of issues might arise so you need to be sure you are ready to identify and solve any problems on the fly. 

Identifying Common Glitches

Website glitches can range from broken links and missing images to complex coding errors. Identifying common glitches is the first step in troubleshooting them effectively. Regularly testing your site across different browsers and devices can help you catch issues early.

Use automated testing tools like Selenium or BrowserStack to simulate user interactions and identify glitches. Implement a bug-tracking system to document and prioritize issues. Regularly review user feedback to uncover hidden problems affecting the user experience. If you have a developer on hand or you know how to code yourself, you should be able to fix most things in just a few minutes. 


No matter what you do, there are always going to be some technical difficulties. It is important to know that even if they are complicated and have a bad effect on your business, they are all solvable. 

Identifying where the problems come from is probably the best thing you can do to help solve them, as detection is the number one hurdle. Sometimes you are not even aware a problem exists until it starts eating up your profits and revenue. 

In any case, stay calm and try to find the problem before it gets to be a serious issue. If you have a coder on hand or you know a thing or two about websites yourself, fixing most of these issues is borderline trivial. If you have no experience, sometimes even tools like ChatGTP can help you get to the bottom of some issues!

What kind of technical challenges did you face with your pages? How did you solve them? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

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