As exciting as launching a brand new website is, there are a lot of expectations that can be built up around it. Here are some top tips to not fall into the easy traps of launching your website
Don’t be a perfectionist
It can be easy for some people to take the perfectionist view point when launching a new site. Rather focus on launching your website to its best and get feedback from testing and website visitors.
Doing it all yourself
With the launch of your new site, it's important to delegate - make sure you have a expert team behind you so that you can manage your business and end goals. CakeDC, the experts behind CakePHP, believe in this philosophy - we lead, so you can lead.
Create a launch plan, now!
If you do not have a plan for your launch, then the time is now! With research and strategy building, your launch will have direction, while reaching the right audience. Write everything down and be sure to share it with your team.
Linking to all Social media platforms
With social media becoming an important way to reach out and talk to potential clients, it is key to ensure that you link your social media accounts to your websites and visa versa.
Have you tested?
Testing is another key part to the success of your new site’s launch. Be sure to not miss this step. Not sure how to properly test your site? Here’s a great checklist to check out. From how to test elements such as HTML, CSS, security and performance through to SEO and accessibility, this checklist will guide you along best practices when it comes to testing.
Relax and execute your plan
Lasty, relax and execute your plan! The final step to your new site’s launch is rollout. Things should be set up and in place which allow you to roll out your launch with minimal hassle.
At CakeDC, our goal is to help you, as a business leader, develop, achieve and maintain your competitive leadership in your market. Contact us to find out more about how we can create your custom application today.