So, you created your website and it’s now up and running!
You picked out your domain name, the hosting is now up, your content is in order and now published. This a huge win! Congrats, be sure to email us your link so we can support you! In fact, join our tribe of motivated entrepreneurs like yourself!
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Anywho, After my site was up and running and my site viewers increased, I thought I was done. Of course, I had to create more content but all the hard work was done, right? Nope! I don’t want you to be unprepared like I was. So, here are some things that I missed after creating my site. Make sure you have all your ducks in a row.
1. Have you checked yourself lately?
Well no, I don’t mean literally! What I meant to say is Google yourself and your site name. Try googling common keywords that relate to your site niche, like blogger or entrepreneur. Did your site appear within the first 6 pages? Probably not!
If you’re not able to find yourself or your site on Google, try adding some uncommon keywords, products or even lingo to distinguish your page from other pages. If you already have a few uncommon keywords in mind and they appear on your page, google those. For example, I googled “diva hustle” and “wannapreneur”, thedivahustle.com, our Instagram and our Facebook group appeared on the first page. I learned to use keywords that are not as general. Though other people may not have Googled those specific keywords, it can possibly give you a higher ranking and more visibility. And you never know, maybe there are more people who googled supercalifragilisticexpialidocious than you think.
Now, Google your exact URL: “www.thedivahustle.com”. The reason you want to do this is to ensure that Google has picked up your website and also to verify what the meta description of your website contains. Google Planner tool is a great resource that allows you to find the right keywords for your target audience.
2. What they already know about you and your website?
What appears when you Google your site? Double check the site’s meta description. Meta description is the preview text that is visible underneath the URL in the search results. Meta description can influence your sites rating and visibility to improve traffic.
Now review your site description. Is your site description relative content? Does it attract your target audience and capture their attention enough for them to click your link? If your Meta description is not aligned with your vision, good news, you can change it. Here’s how!
3.Oops, Not found.
So, you have a few hyperlinks and URLs on your website, Pinterest account, and even Facebook. Your post, images, reviews or even your products from months ago, are still getting good traffic. But the link on Facebook show that page cannot be found.😰
Be sure to check your hyperlinks and ads on your website. Just so that you don’t miss out on any big opportunities or cause any issues to your customers or clients. Ensure all links and ads are live and are being directed to the correct page.
You may already know why active links are important. But here are some benefits of active links.
🎀 Creates a seamless experience for your customer.
🎀 Retain visitors and enhance the overall click-through count and also measure how long viewers spend on your website.
🎀 Direct Ads to your affiliate links.
Let’s not even discuss if a customer or reader clicks on an ad but you don’t get that commission! What a bummer, you’ve missed out on some money!
So double-check your hyperlinks and ads on your site and links from social media, Pinterest pins etc.
4. Is your visual and written content up to par?
Proofread, proofread, proofread. And I forgot to mention it before but proofread. Your site is open to many visitors and viewers or even potential sponsors. You want to come across as professional when you are working on your craft and your business. Use great resources like Grammarly to help you ensure proper spelling and use of words.
Now that we double checked spelling and punctuation, let me tell you proofreading is not only about spelling!
🎀Check your content layout, text alignment or any overlapping or run off images.
🎀 Ensure your images are clear and not blurry.
🎀 Are the follow button and subscription forms easily accessible? Don’t have 5 different popup subscription windows popping up while visitors are scrolling through your post or store(that’s annoying by the way).
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