SiteCare Acquires Maintainn from WebDevStudios – WP Tavern

Extra consolidation is going on within the WordPress upkeep companies house, as SiteCare announced it has acquired Maintainn, a long-time competitor, from WebDevStudios.

“As we’ve grown and our clientele has grown [with] undoubtedly extra of a give attention to the enterprise and large enterprise, we’ve merely form of grown away the place that aspect of the home wasn’t actually in step with the online dev aspect of the home by way of the purchasers we’re working with,” WebDevStudios CEO Brad Williams stated in an interview with The WP Minute.

“So it’s been a little bit of a, wrestle by way of how greatest to assist these purchasers, due to course we wish to deal with our purchasers and they’re an enormous purpose why we’re right here. That’s why, Lisa, my associate, and myself, form of took a step again and stated, perhaps this doesn’t make sense for WebDev, the place we’re at, the place we’re persevering with to go.”

As WebDevStudios started focusing extra on taking over bigger, extra technical initiatives that run WordPress at scale for purchasers like The Wall Avenue Journal, Starbucks, Microsoft, Viacom, and the NBA, the corporate struggled to successfully market Maintainn with messaging that conveyed its distinction from WebDevStudios’ enterprise growth choices.

“Wrestle of the message, the advertising message to say, hey, we will assist, blogs, SMB all the best way as much as, enterprise and Microsoft is a tough message to get throughout,” Williams stated. 

“We knew that the advertising of that will be virtually unattainable for us to, to nail. It actually simply got here from the separation of the place WebDev was form of rising extra in direction of the enterprise and Maintainn was primarily supporting extra of that SMB to to mid-tier.”

Maintainn’s present upkeep plan prospects, which vary from $49-$249/month, will stay on the similar pricing for one yr. SiteCare might reevaluate these pricing tiers sooner or later. Clients are promised the identical stage of service as their present plan however might also obtain some enhanced advantages that that they had not obtained earlier than. Along with upkeep companies, SiteCare additionally affords its prospects a variety of digital advertising companies.

That is SiteCare’s second acquisition of a WordPress web site administration firm after buying WP Web site Care in 2018. The corporate will tackle all of Maintainn’s belongings however the workers will stay with WebDevStudios.

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