A list of common tasks to do after publishing a Website.

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 find useful to check to see if they fit my website needs, like setting up a CDN, cache, several optimizations, analytics, etc.

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)

SEO

Search Engines

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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Uruguay
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.