Hello folks, Today I am going to give you some check list which is very important before launching your new website.
When launching a website, most of us forgot a number of simple things, so it's become very important to have a check list.
Here is the important must have check list which needs to checked against before the official launch of website.
1. Proof Reading
This is very important to check all the spelling and content as its directly gets impacted on your customers. If you think you have read all the website content then read it again, also tell someone from your team to check for errors. Also if you have dynamic content on website which is coming from backend check for that also.
First thing First. We all know about this favicon icon, but we generally foget to use this. This is brand icon which can be seen in user's browser. It is also saved with bookmarks which helps users to identify your brand. The image extension of this icon is '.ico' / '.png', to implement this in your website please use the following code in 'HEAD' tag.
<link rel="icon" type="image/x-icon" href="/favicon.ico" /> OR
<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/png" href="images/favicon.ico"/>
3. Cross Browser Checks
Most of Web Developers forget to check this point. You must check your new website on most commanly used browsers which inclueds Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, Opera. If your website is not pixel perfect its ok but its every functions should work in all the browsers, this will give the best user experience.
4. Meta Data & Titles
This is very important for your website's SEO. Most of us use the same Title for all the website page which is totally wrong, it gets impacted on website ranking. You can use the following code for 'Title' tag.
<title>9 Important Check List before Launching any New Website </title>
Meta Data includes Meta keywords & Meta Description, Nowdays meta keywords are not supported by most of the search engine so you must use proper meta description for every single page of your website. There are different types of meta data which can be used in your website, please check below meta data.
<meta name="description" content="Description related to website page"/>
<link rel="publisher" href="google plus profile link"/>
Meta Tags for Twitter Card
<meta name="twitter:card" content="">
<meta name="twitter:site" content="@twitteraccount">
<meta name="twitter:title" content="Page Title">
<meta name="twitter:description" content="Page Description">
<meta name="twitter:image:src" content="Page related img path">
Meta Tags for Open Graph
<meta property="og:title" content="Page Title" />
<meta property="og:type" content="Page type, Website / Article" />
<meta property="og:url" content="Page URL" />
<meta property="og:image" content="img url" />
<meta property="og:description" content="Page Description" />
<meta property="og:site_name" content="Unnayan Technology" />
You must check all your website links by clicking on them, it will assure you that all links are working perfectly. Also check for the external links if they are working correctly or not. Don't confuse your website visitors between your Links and normal text of website. Do not underline the text if its not a link.
Before launching the website you should check all the website with all the validation. If your website contains contact form or any other form see to it that it will accept proper data, also use captcha so it will prevent from robot attack. Also you can check for closing tags, alt tags for images.
7. Graceful Degradation
8. Google Analytics
The installation of this code will help you know about website statistics to see how your website performs. Track daily hits on the website, bounce rate, pageviews, traffic source etc. This data is very useful to know about your customers / visitors.
Always add sitemap.xml to your website's root directory, it will allow most of the search engines to easily index your site.