Three quick questions to start you off on:
- How often do you check your website hosting account / server to make sure its ticking over correctly?
- How often do you check the bandwidth used by your site?
- Do any notification emails go to someone who understands them?
Unless you happen to have your own server hosted in a data centre and are hopping on and off it most days like some poor sys admins do, the likely answers are: Not very often, Not very often, No idea.
To get you started on the 2012 resolutions I have put together a quick weekly check list for "Be Found", "Be Friendly" and "Be Current". Available in PDF format for easy printing.
Don't worry, they aren't time consuming. However there are a few one-off tasks which may take longer to do but no pain no gain!
Disclaimer: I'll admit now that I am a fan of Google's offerings. They have loads of services for you to use on your website and nearly all of them are free. You get decent tools for the job - at a price that's right.
As a warm up exercise I'll introduce you to the Google tools we will need next year. More...