15 Important Things to do Before you Launch your Site

15 Important Things to do Before you Launch your Site

Once you have your CMS and content sorted, you must be itching to get your site live, but that is when you need to relax and make sure you have done all there is to do before putting your site out there. Read on to find 15 things you must remember to do in order to avoid having regrets after your site launch.

  1. Check and make sure all your pages work right on different browsers, including Opera, Chrome, Safari 3, Firefox 3, and Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8.
  2. No matter how many times you have read the content on your site, read it all over again and get someone else to read it.
  3. Don’t have any pages without content, such as pages with a “coming soon” tag. If even one of your important pages does not have content, then you are not ready to launch.
  4. Be sure to include your contact details, especially if you will be selling products or services via your website.website launch actions plan
  5. Make sure your site is optimised to include a brief meta description that is convincing enough to encourage people to click.
  6. Make sure you have your legal pages sorted, such as Privacy Policy, Terms and Conditions, and so on.
  7. Double check your website security as new websites can get hacked too. Tools like WordFence Security for WordPress sites are useful.
  8. Ensure you have Java independence or your website may look incomplete or broken to some visitors.website launch
  9. Check your website responsiveness to see what it looks like on different devices. There are several tools to choose from.
  10. Ensure you have nightly or weekly backups and save your backups in a separate location from your host.
  11. Be sure to use a CRM that can be integrated well with your website if your goal is to capture leads.
  12. Ensure you have a lovely 404 page for when visitors land on non-existent pages or pages they shouldn’t have access to.website launch checklist
  13. If you haven’t yet, make sure your SEO is properly taking care of no matter how good your content is.
  14. Get an SSL certificate if your website accepts payments or processes other sensitive information of users.
  15. Make sure your website does not fail on standard CSS and HTML validation, or your SEO won’t help.

 

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