Want to launch a website? Here’s a checklist of everything that you need to consider when building it.
1. Register your domain name
It’s the first step in building your online presence. You may also want to register variations of your domain name. For example, if you have smarthouse.com.my, you may want to consider getting smarthouse.solutions
2. Define your Objectives
Before you build your website you need to consider what function you’d like your website to perform. Is it to drive sales, phone calls or downloads? This will guide you towards the type of website you need.
3. Decide your content
Consider what content you want to show your customers. Think of the products or services you offer or the case studies or testimonials you have. This will help you map out how many pages your website will need.
4. Your branding
Have an idea of what you want your website to look like. It will make the process much easier for you and your website designer and builder. Look through different websites and note what you like and what you don’t.
Do It Yourself or Done For You
If you’re tech savvy and have the time to build your own website, there are various DIY options available. Keep in mind that with most DIY options, you’ll need to the following and it’s time consuming task:
- Take care your hosting
- Purchase and install your SSL certificate
- optimize your website for search engines
- source your own images
- write your copy
- upload all content
Do your research
Not all website providers deliver the same results. Some may specialize in website design while others may be great at web development. Look for a vendor who can do it all i.e. domains, hosting, website design, copywriting, imagery, website development and management…etc, so that you don’t need to spend time for content, system and design integrations
Working With Service Provider
Whether you’re building your own website or having it done by experts, we always advise you to check in along the way. Ask for a link to view your website at milestones in the project
READY TO LAUNCH
Promote Your Website
Your website is almost ready for the world to see. How will you drive traffic to it? While your website is in the final stages of build, it’s a good time to ensure your business has a presence on social media and other paid channels, like Google Search Advertising. Three things you can do:
- Create a Google account for your business
- Set up your Facebook, twitter and Instagram page
- Create a YouTube channel if you are planning for video marketing
- Look into Google Search Advertising (also known as PPC or Google AdWords)
Contact us to get started
When done right, your website can be your virtual partner in your business success. Choose from one of our DIY options or have us do it all for you. Speak to one of our online solutions advisors at to talk about our Done For You packages via https://smartfac.asia/contact-us/