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Step 7: How To Launch Your Website

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Published on May 12, 2008

Author: RealFreeWebsites.com

Source: slideshare.net

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Make sure you plan your website right! This is the seventh in a series of website development by Real Free Websites.
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Step 7: Don’t forget these crucial steps before going live! HOW TO LAUNCH YOUR WEBSITE

Step 1: How to set your website goal Step 2: How to identify and target your market Step 3: How to write your content Do you need a web designer? Step 4: How to choose your web designer Step 5: How to choose your domain name Step 6: How to choose your web host Step 7: How to launch your website Why completing your website is not the end Step 8: How to promote your website Part of the HELP I Need a Website! Series See the complete guide at www.realfreewebsites.com/website-plan i i

Step 1: How to set your website goal

Step 2: How to identify and target your market

Step 3: How to write your content

Do you need a web designer?

Step 4: How to choose your web designer

Step 5: How to choose your domain name

Step 6: How to choose your web host

Step 7: How to launch your website

Why completing your website is not the end

Step 8: How to promote your website

You probably don’t want your website to be visible before official launch If so, hide development of your website: Use password protection Or redirect visitors to an explanation page

You probably don’t want your website to be visible before official launch

If so, hide development of your website:

Use password protection

Or redirect visitors to an explanation page

Upload your files You or your web designer should upload the website using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Upload your files

You or your web designer should upload the website using File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Test Test the design works on multiple browsers, screen resolutions and operating systems Test the functionality Test the accessibility Proof read the content

Test

Test the design works on multiple browsers, screen resolutions and operating systems

Test the functionality

Test the accessibility

Proof read the content

More testing! Get people from you target market to try out your website

More testing!

Get people from you target market to try out your website

Get feedback from testers Redesign if necessary Retest, get feedback etc.

Get feedback from testers

Redesign if necessary

Retest, get feedback etc.

Add visitor analysis and tracking Add code to your website to track visitor numbers and details E.g. Google Analytics This will allow future monitoring and improvement

Add visitor analysis and tracking

Add code to your website to track visitor numbers and details

E.g. Google Analytics

This will allow future monitoring and improvement

Double check Run through all your checks one last time

Double check

Run through all your checks one last time

Decide when to go live Choose a day and time when your website will be best received by your target market

Decide when to go live

Choose a day and time when your website will be best received by your target market

LAUNCH! Remove any password protection and go live

LAUNCH!

Tell everyone Tell everyone you know online and offline about your new website

Tell everyone

Tell everyone you know online and offline about your new website

Submit your website Submit to: Social media websites E.g. StumbleUpon.com, Digg.com Search engines and website directories E.g. Google.com, Dmoz.com

Submit your website

Submit to:

Social media websites E.g. StumbleUpon.com, Digg.com

Search engines and website directories E.g. Google.com, Dmoz.com

Make a press release Write and distribute an online (and offline) press release announcing your website launch

Make a press release

Write and distribute an online (and offline) press release announcing your website launch

Avoid the temptation to launch early. Ensure you have created the environment for the start of a successful website.

Avoid the temptation to launch early.

Ensure you have created the environment for the start of a successful website.

You’ve now seen how to launch your website. This is the SEVENTH STEP in the process of good website design. See the complete guide at www.realfreewebsites.com/website-plan

Ask the experts at guiding you through website development: www.realfreewebsites.com Need Help?

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