BUGS & ERRORS
Is there a Problem?
Your website is having trouble?
Are you aware that your website is having several problems and technical issues but don’t know how to fix them, or simply don’t have the time?
Perhaps someone programmed your website years ago and now they leave you to deal with all the problems?
If your website is not performing the way you intend it to, things have to be changed urgently. Not only will you lose potential customers, your website will also be penalised by search engines like Google if it has technical or functional issues, leading to far bigger problems for your business.
If you want to know more about why and how search engines penalise you, have a look at out article about Search Engine Optimisation.
What is a bug?
Like most people, you are probably familiar with the term ‘bug’. However, you might wonder where the name comes from and what exactly a bug is.
In information technologies (I.T.), a bug refers to an error, fault, or flaw in any computer program or hardware system. A bug produces unwanted results or causes a system to behave unexpectedly.
In short, a bug is any malfunction in a program that affects the program’s overall performance negatively.
Why is a 'bug' called bug?
With the explanation of what a bug is, you might wonder where the term ‘bug’ actually comes from. The first ever recorded use of the word ‘bug’ comes from none other than the inventor Thomas Edison. In a letter from 1878 to an associate, he noted: “You were partly correct, I did find a ‘bug’ in my apparatus, but it was not in the telephone proper. It was of the genus ‘callbellum.’ The insect appears to find conditions for its existence in all call apparatus of telephones”.
On September 9, 1947, however, a team of computer engineers reported the world’s first computer bug. Fun fact: The first computer bug was actually a real – six-legged – bug!
When engineers at Harvard University were confused, as their computer, the Mark II, was delivering consistent and unexplained errors. The answer for the problems was found when they opened the computer’s hardware and looked inside. What they found was a little moth which was trapped inside the computer and disrupted its electronics, causing the computer to malfunction.
Get rid of all bugs & errors. Immediately.
Generally speaking, bug-related issues might include, but aren’t limited to, broken links or image files, slow loading times, outdated page info, and general malfunctions. These problems definitely harm the first impression people will get when they visit your website, and in return it might even harm the overall reputation of your business. Also, have a look at our 11 critical reasons to see if your website is due for a refurbishment.
We strongly believe that your business’s website should be the proud flagship of your company in the digital age. Depending on the nature of your business, your website is everything from your digital business card to your most relentless and productive ‘sales representative’.
Either way, you should take pride in your business and its website. Therefore, get in touch with us and let us help you by assessing your website’s problems as part of our free consultation today.
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