There are some points which every webpage owner must not forget in order to successfully launch their website. Here is a checklist you can use to ensure you webpage’s success:
1. Choose an appropriate domain name
Make sure you have a domain name that reflects your business and your services, since the closer it is related to your business, the easier it will be for people to remember. And on the internet, you are only recognized by your domain name.
2. Cross-Browser Checking
Once you believe your website design is complete and you are satisfied with its look and placements, open the site on different browsers to ensure its compatibility. Make sure it looks the exact same as it did on the prior browser.
3. Check Meta Descriptions and Meta Tiles
Meta tiles play an important role in optimizing your search engine ranking so make sure everything is uniquely written. Meta descriptions are also important for your website as this is what is shown as your website description in search results.
4. Proofread Your Website
Make sure punctuation, grammar, spellings and tone are all taken care of. Get some professionals to do the job because even a small error in your content may completely ruin you brand image and reflect unprofessionalism and lack of passion.
6. Check your Website Validation
Thoroughly check your website and ensure that it is 100% validated before it goes live. However, this does not mean your website will be dysfunctional if you don’t validate it. But it may get some bad errors in the future like no “alt” tags, using “&” instead of “and” or missing out on closing tags. There are many validation tools available for you online to make sure these errors are all cleared out before launch.
7. Integrate RSS Links
If you have any blog or news feed section on your web page, it is necessary to integrate an RSS feed link to your website which your audience and visitors can easily subscribe to.
8. Add a SiteMap
Finally, make sure you add a sitemap.xml file in your websites root directory so that it can be indexed on popular search engines. This sitemap file will point all the crawlers to all the web pages after which you can automatically create the file through XML – SiteMaps.
But if you created your website on WordPress you can install Google XML SiteMaps plugin to automatically update it each time you write a new post.
These are the most essential things you must make sure are in order before launching your web page.
Keep this checklist in mind while creating your website. 🙂