What To Do After Launching A Website

  • Published: April 3, 2017

Overview

I’ve created an amazing website, buyed a domain and purchased a web hosting service, what’s next?

This is a check list of common resources I am constantly needing after (or before) launching a website, like setting up a CDN, cache, several optimizations, analytics, etc.

Check them up to review your website needs.

Statistics

Performance

  • Set up Google Search Console (former Webmaster Tools)

    • Add HTTPS, WWW and non-WWW versions and select the preferred one
    • Submit Sitemap.xml to Search Console
  • Monitor website’s uptime

  • Google’s PageSpeed Insights https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/

    Page Speed Insights measures the performance of a page for mobile devices and desktop devices. It fetches the url twice, once with a mobile user-agent, and once with a desktop-user agent.

  • Set up Cloudflare https://www.cloudflare.com

    • CDN
    • Enable HTTPS Page Rules
    • Static files compression and minification (especially CSS and JS)
  • Images optimization: https://images.guide/

Monetization

SEO

Search Engines

Webmaster tools

Register each search engine webmaster tool:

Submit URLs

Sitemaps

  • Include sitemaps in robots.txt file using a sitemap: [absoluteURL] directive.
Supported by Google, Ask, Bing, Yahoo; defined on http://sitemaps.org.

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Marcelo Canina
I'm Marcelo Canina, a developer from Uruguay. I build websites and web-based applications from the ground up and share what I learn here.
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