I’ve got my New Website – Now What do I do?
Congratulations, you have a new website. and you are probably asking yourself, “What happens now”
Despite what others might have said, the truthful answer is “probably not a lot”
A new website needs some work and whilst we can help you, there are a number of things you can do yourself to help make your website a success.
We can build, host, optimise your site for search engines, and get you listed on Google, We can edit and add pages to your website, and help you with any technical issues you may have but there are certain things you can do to make your site more prominent…
Let your website Evolve
You will probably have a News or Blog section on your website. Google loves sites that don’t stand still. Post useful items of interest on your site regularly. Post items that interest and inform your potential customers. (as part of our package, you can send news items to us and we’ll post them for you or you can do it yourself if you prefer.
Set up your Google Business Profile
Setting up your Google Business Profile is the first step to getting noticed locally. Formerly called Google My Business, it is a free service and will allow you add your business details: services, location business hours. You can get your clients/customers to post reviews which can then be transferred on to your website.
Click Here for a video on how to set it all up.
Set up a Facebook Business page
As Facebook is still the biggest social Media platform out there, it is worth setting up a Facebook Business Page to interact with your customers.
Click Here for a Video on how to set up a Facebook Business Page
Keep Email Addresses
Make a point of collecting email addresses for those customers that buy and those who don’t. Send regular email newsletters to them and if your email list gets too big to handle, let us know and we can probably help with some online apps to help you send them automatically.
Beware of Emails and Phone calls selling you stuff you don’t need.
You may find now you have a website that you get calls and emails from people offering you SEO, get to the top of Google and Directory listings to enhance your website position.
Most are just after your money and do not provide a service as good as they seem to be offering. Most of what you are offered, you can do yourself for little or no cost.
If you are not sure, ask us first before you part with your hard earned cash and we will give you an honest opinion based on 25 years of experience and having seen most things on the “dark” side of web services.